Awakening Mind Newsletter January 2015
“A Course in Miracles says the only choice you have in every instant is how
you look upon what is happening. That is where the freedom lies.”
– David Hoffmeister
Awaken to Magnitude
Oh the glory of God! His majesty reigns for ever and ever. Perfect, still in strength and power. Thy will be done through me and for me.
Bursting with this vibrant joy eternally. His presence pours through me. My Father of creation, create through me. It is not I that do these things but He who sent me. His power and glory shines through me for all of my days. In this stream of light I am reborn, renewed, refreshed. The life giving force and power is here.
Always out of time, always present. I am always with you! Pour your light upon every living creature. This amazing Grace is bestowed upon everyone. Rise, rise to this glorious occasion, the festival of lights has begun! May we shine in perfect harmony, focused on thee. Pure light extends forever. The river is overflowing with abundant Love and still joy is bursting from the Kingdom within perfect harmony.
Thy will be done. Are you ready to get with it? You were created to create the Holy and the good. This beam of light fills my soul in perfect unity with my Father. Holy am I. This deep penetration of truth is as solid as a rock!
Stand in strength, now and forever!
Freedom in Mind
“Be willing to move inward and question all assumptions. Fear is an assumption and thus dissolves in the Presence of Light. Protect no belief from the healing Light of the Holy Spirit and you will see that there is nothing to cling to. Yield and merge with the Will of God, for it is our Will as well. Miracles come from trust in God; as trust increases, fear disappears. Your willingness will seem to open into readiness, and readiness will seem to open into mastery. All Glory to God and thanks to the Holy Spirit for Guiding past the illusion of fear to the forgiven world and on to the Memory of God.”
~ Unwind Your Mind Back to God
The material in David’s new book, Unwind Your Mind, has been collected over many years from gatherings and conversations with friends all over the world. Go to the Teacher of Teachers website to listen to and download free audio MP3s, or to read nearly 250 pages of insightful writings.
An Experience of Joining
This Awakening Mind Newsletter revealed itself in a new way this month. Andy and I were given the opportunity to collaborate around the themes of communication, collaboration, and intimacy. And, as it happened, these turned out to be the ingredients for Andy and I to really join. We exposed hidden thoughts about each other, past newsletters, and issues of leading and following, control and deferment. We had to continually start over anew, placing the goal of serving Spirit out in front.
In prayer we both felt the joy of stepping back and being wide open to our holy relationship, the instrument through which the Spirit could pour. And so this newsletter is the expression of our mind, joined in the experience of Love. Enjoy this communication!
Collaborating in the Yes!
After a solid year of travels, I am happily tucked away at the Peace House in Cincinnati, writing a book. I am so happy to be here collaborating with Ricki on this project!!! It is an opportunity to share this incredible journey of awakening, and my deepest gratitude for David and God, from a perspective of happiness, now that I am able to see how everything has worked together in the most miraculous way.
In my heart I always knew it would, but through the early years of the transformation, I was still walking through layers of fear, while trust was developing.
The book involves the journaled writings that poured through me in answer to my prayers for help, Guidance, and metaphysical understanding, as part of a rapid and intense transformational experience while traveling with David during 2005-2006.
This book is not a personal story of awakening, although it may read like one. It is a journey about the Yes. It’s about being in the fast flowing river that carries us Home when the decision is made to leave the river banks. It is about an authentic journey of asking, receiving, daring to expose the darkness, daring to stay with the Spirit’s Plan, and above all, trusting my brother, to experience that we are truly one and the same.
Here are a few lines from the beginnings of I Married A Mystic:
“Prelude to the Yes, I fell to my knees and cried out for help. I knew that if I didn’t give my life over completely I was going to kill myself. Literally. I’d been knocked unconscious twice within 18 months, and both ‘accidents’ happened right as I had the thought ‘I don’t want to be here.’ I knew it. It was time. I didn’t really know what for, but I knew that life as I had known it was about to change permanently. And then, the mystery was over. All I had to do was listen and follow, and every step was amazingly obvious. The winter was coming, and Jackie asked if I would like to come back up north. I felt the tone underneath her invitation and I knew that this was the right direction. Part of me didn’t want to leave my beloved South Island town of Wanaka, but I knew beyond the emotion that my answer was “yes.” I faced the feelings of loss and sadness, and accepted the help to drive back up north. Not long after we arrived, Jackie put the book, A Course in Miracles, in front of me, and I listened. Previously when I had opened the book I saw the Christian language and was not attracted. This time I listened quietly, for the response that came from within, and I felt the yes ….”
With much love,
Author of the forthcoming book I Married A Mystic
Letting Go and Accepting Everything as It Is
Waking in the morning is the most important time of the day for me; I don’t want to indulge those first ego thoughts. So I choose to be in my right mind, to align with my Self. I often do this by meditating. I get comfortable and relax. I notice my breathing. I listen: to sounds, to my body, to silence. I let go of all attempts to make anything happen. I let go of effort and control. I allow everything to be just as it is. I may have thoughts; I just notice them and come back to the present. I sink into a spacious stillness, a sense of presence. I am aware. Everything is perfect. As I sit in the Mexico morning, I hear birds singing. Each chirp acts like the word “now,” happily guiding my awareness back to the present.
Listen with me: click on this one-minute recording and close your eyes.
“In you is all of Heaven. Every leaf that falls is given life in you. Each bird that ever sang will sing again in you. And every flower that ever bloomed has saved its perfume and its loveliness for you. What aim can supersede the Will of God and of His Son, that Heaven be restored to him for whom it was created as his only home?” (T-25.IV.5)
A Miracle Moment
As a shy and reserved person having recently arrived at La Casa, I have felt challenged each time I’ve been asked to present the “miracle moment,” an opportunity to share something inspiring such as a song or reading in the morning. Even though there is no way of “getting it wrong,” I was filled with an overwhelming fear each time my turn came around. It kept me awake at nights and had me shaking as I tried to speak.
When I saw that my next miracle moment would be on the first of the new year, I decided that I never wanted to feel that stressed again and prayed to the Holy Spirit for help. I asked to be shown what He would have me share, to be inspired by His thoughts, to feel His strength with me. I prayed, watched, and listened attentively for a response, and within minutes I came across a brief quote on Facebook and went to the source in A Course in Miracles.
“This is the time in which a new year will soon be born from the time of Christ. I have perfect faith in you to do all that you would accomplish. Nothing will be lacking, and you will make complete and not destroy. Say, then, to your brother: I give you to the Holy Spirit as part of myself. I know that you will be released, unless I want to use you to imprison myself. In the name of my freedom I choose your release, because I recognize that we will be released together.
So will the year begin in joy and freedom. There is much to do, and we have been long delayed. Accept the holy instant as this year is born, and take your place, so long left unfulfilled, in the Great Awakening. Make this year different by making it all the same. And let all your relationships be made holy for you. This is our will. Amen.” (T-15.XI.10.)
It was so perfect, I had tears of gratitude as I read it and felt instantly inspired to follow it with one of my favorite songs, “The Christ in You,” by The Waterboys. With this clear, Guidance fear immediately disappeared.
This time at Miracle Moment I was overcome by a deep welling up of gratitude and love. Everyone in the room was moved. What a beautiful lesson for me in asking Spirit for help and then trusting and following the Guidance received. You can be sure that next time I give a miracle moment, I will happily remember that I don’t have to do this alone any more!
In the miracle!
Let the mind expand with this quantum fractal mandala and relax as perfect Love, surrendering to the depths of true intimacy, and discovering home within the community of the beloved. Accompanied by The Open Heart singing, “I Say Yes.”
You are the miracle you seek.
Coming Events in Mexico!
Come and immerse yourself in the light and color of a whole new world at the February 2015 retreat with David Hoffmeister and Messengers of Peace.
For more info and to confirm your intention, click here.
Movie Pick of the Month
Themes: Family, no private thoughts, no people pleasing, deception, special relationship, dare to take steps, wake-up call, trust, community.
Director: Neil Burger
Stars: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet
To know thyself is to realize that there is no choice in this world. Purpose is the only choice. Who You are is discovered through following the calling within your heart and choosing to follow this above all else including who to live with or the type of life you might live. The only way to know thyself is to listen to the Spirit and to follow this calling with absolute conviction.
The Spirit will send in all of the support needed, including mighty companions, holy relationships, backdrops for mind-training and service, and opportunities to choose the miracle and forgive. Nothing can hold us back when we are going for Truth without reservation. The Spirit is a decision, as is the ego.When identification is with a separate self fear takes over and the mind reacts blindly in self-defense.
When identification is with the Spirit and there is awareness of dreaming, fear becomes a positive affirmation for the truth. The mind is then asking for answers to come from a higher perspective and for awareness of possibilities beyond the laws of the ego’s world.
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Global Coming Events
There are gatherings and retreats happening all over the globe this season. Have a look at our coming events to join with us.
Retreat in Denmark
Feb. 07-08, 2015 Hornbaek, DK
Retreat in Sweden
Join Us and Go Deeper
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Our centers are for those who desire to be in service and experience the gifts of prayer and devotion to the Spirit. Our focus on service is a way for the ego thought system to be undone, by reversing the habit of the mind from getting to giving. Our centers offer a space for deepening in devotion. They provide a safe environment to look fearlessly at the ego and come into the experience of living the practical application of our teachings. The sole purpose of coming together in community is the realization of our True Nature. There are opportunities to collaborate in a variety of projects.
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David’s New Spreaker App
We are pleased to announce the latest iOS Spreaker App for David Hoffmeister!
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This new App works on all Apple iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch devices. You now can keep up to date with all of David’s Spreaker posts as they become available.