Escape from Dreaming ACIM Gathering in California
This audio is an interactive dialogue between participants and David Hoffmeister on A Course in Miracles concepts. In this talk, David goes into the themes of mind training and the escape from dreaming. He shares: “The point is, you have to look within. You have to look at your perception. You have to explore your consciousness and look for scraps of judgment that are blocking the truth and peace from awareness. We could say, the desire or wish that things be different than they are, is the central grievance.
We seem to have a lot of specific grievances; grievances with people and specific events. But the wish that things be different than they are, is at the center of all grievances. A Course of Miracles comes in and teaches to let all things be exactly as they are. All things work together for good and there are no exceptions except in the ego’s perception. It’s a beautiful teaching in acceptance.
When we talk about a change of mind, we are talking about going from a state of flux and change, which has been accepted as reality, and turning it around with the Spirit’s help. We come back to a state of mind that is changeless. Mind is changeless. The Mind of God is changeless. There is nothing about eternity that implies change. The Mind of God is changeless; therefore, the Mind of Christ is changeless.
All of our mind training and work in spirituality is aimed at the acceptance of the changeless. You don’t have to buy into what the world is saying. The only thing constant in this world is change; this is the world’s motto. Don’t you believe it! The only thing that is constant about this world is Spirit’s perceptions. Spirit’s perception doesn’t change. It is the stable, peaceful perspective.
All the world is a stage and Divine Mind plays no part. Divine Mind plays no part in this world. How wonderful that we don’t need to piece things together. We don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes. We don’t need to rearrange the deck chairs on the Titanic. We simply need to make space for Spirit in our minds to show us the way Home. ”
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