Awakening Mind Newsletter October 2014
“Prayer is your desire. If your desire is single and whole your prayer is always answered. If your prayer is for God and nothing but God then the state you receive is a state of joy and peace.”
~ David Hoffmeister
Prayer: Cleaning the Altar of the Heart
True prayer is a way back to the recognition of the Kingdom of Heaven. True prayer is an opening and clearing of the heart – a return to the purity or singularity of desire. For prayer IS desire and, as such, prayer is continuous. Prayer never starts or stops and it is never strong or weak, sincere or insincere. One is never absent from prayer or the power of prayer. Like faith, prayer can seem to be misplaced, yet even this illusion cannot but testify to the power of the mind from which the illusion was made. Just look at the time-space cosmos. A belief in separation can seem to make a “Big Bang” out of literally nothing. As the saying goes, be careful what you pray for, because prayers ARE answered.
True prayer accepts “what is.” “What Is” remains forever changeless as a Gift of God. Creation is Eternal; God’s Will is Perfect Happiness, Now and Forever. Wholeness is complete and total. There is nothing to be wanted in the Wholeness of God. There is nothing to “get” in the Reality of Allness. The “I Am” Presence is very literally the Kingdom of Heaven – from which nothing can be absent.
David Hoffmeister ~ An excerpt from the bookUnwind Your Mind Back to God
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Into God’s Presence
This month has seen a deepening into Love in every way! A determined willingness is showing up in mind to burst through believed defenses, into the glorious Light of Happiness that is Present awareness.
A new room is opening up in ‘God’s Mansion’ symbolised by the construction of a simple, open-sided Palapa in the garden of La Casa de Milagros. The new building has sprung up as a spacious dance and meeting space and served the many participants of September’s ‘You are the Light of the World’ retreat perfectly!
We were joined by David Hoffmeister, Michael Caruana, Kirsten Buxton, and Nikita Sparks. This awesome collaboration demonstrated the gifts of devotion, reverence, and authenticity throughout the seven day retreat with Holy Spirit perspective movies and inspirational sharings. Surrounded by lush tropical foliage, complete with darting humming birds, this new space is the perfect reflection of the joyful expansion going on in mind.
The prayer many of us have been feeling here is to let go of the sides of the rabbit hole and experience the depth of our True Nature. Nikita, Jenny Fagerstedt, and Lisa Fair have answered this call by joining us at La Casa de Milagros for the coming months.
Prayer has come in as the vehicle to propel us into the depth of Presence. When there are many shifts and changes taking place, the ego feels threatened and there is a tendency to forget that this undoing is what is being asked for. In fact this is the answer to the prayer “Know Thyself.” And everything is working perfectly!
We are realizing the call to join and experience ourselves as One is the primary way to open to True Joy. Moving through and expressing the fears that arise when a call to go deeper is answered allows us to link metaphorical hands and rest back into the Presence of God. Our prayer becomes an open-hearted desire to receive what Is and accept the Atonement through surrendering this whole cosmos over to Single Purpose.
Prayer, I’m discovering, is where I naturally abide. It’s a constant experience. It’s where the ‘I need do nothing’ idea from Jesus comes in. It’s the gentle reminder to open the mind, hand over all control, and recognize the Self as a consistently Happy puppet on a string!
Love you forever,
Enjoy this video in answer to the call to Know Thyself
Into His Presence is a demonstration of Living Prayer. Experienced at September’s ‘You are the Light of the World’ retreat, it reflects the intimacy and stillness inherent in a life intent on undivided service to Spirit.
This montage is accompanied by an original song by
The Open Heart ~ That Warm Love
We have talked a lot about prayer in the last few days, but I have to tell You, Holy Spirit, I have no clue whatsoever how I should pray to You. Show me, Holy Spirit, what is it that you want me to see or know or do?Show me how to pray to You! Show me how I can reach through these seemingly huge walls of gray fog in front of me! Show me how to let go of all the beliefs that I am still holding on to.
Please Holy Spirit, show me how to let go of fear, guilt, shame, and pain.
Show me how to let go of all the ‘me’s’ that the ego has created, I don’t want them anymore … and then I remember that the Holy Spirit has given me the Answer already, a long time ago. I wouldn’t be here in this place if I hadn’t heard the Holy Spirit’s answer!!Thank you, Holy Spirit, for guiding me to find what I have found here, for the Love that is floating through this place, and for letting me understand that it is the Love within me that is being reflected back to me. Thank you for the mighty companions that are holding me through whatever is coming up and that are reminding me why I am here! THANK YOU!
Turn To Me
Do you not see that what you perceive,
could be a misperception made to deceive;
Bearing witness to what you would see,
you do not realize this does not always have to be;
Awaken to see the beauty surrounding you, for there is a light waiting to be yielded into.
Come to Me with empty hands and an open mind, and I shall show you everything redefined;
There you are and so I must be, I‘m sure when you see this then we will agree;
When you are feeling down turn to Me,
and the strength in you will burst into an oak tree.
I am never too far and never too near,
Always with you I’m closer than your ear;
I come bearing joy when I am shared,
And in your happiness I will be adhered;
All that I am I will you to be,
Here all seeming problems wash away with the sea.
Turn to Me and give all to all,
Shining light under uncertainty’s thrall;
As I am seen the way is made straight,
Walking together in a constant state;
I love you for this for being all that you are,
Your actions are irrelevant due to your blazing star.
I call to you by calling My name,
When I am heard you shall will to lay claim;
Whenever you turn to Me I’ll be there,
Because as far as I know nothing can compare.
Rest Joyously in Peace,
Attend a Gathering
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.
Heart Fire Immersion
Oct. 20 – Jan. 11 Kamas, UT, USA
The Road Home to God Tour
Oct. 18 Howard Beach, NY, USA
Oct. 26 Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, USA
Quantum Love Tour – Europe
Oct.18 Belfast, Ireland
Oct.19 Dublin, Ireland
Oct. 20 Glasgow, UK
Oct. 20 Cork, Ireland
Oct. 21 Cork, Ireland
Oct. 22 Culrain, UK
Oct. 22 Findhorn, UK
Oct. 24 – 26 Boras, Sweden
Oct. 25 Halkia, Southern Finland
Oct. 25 Helsinki, Finland
Oct. 26 Jyvaskyla, Central Finland
Oct. 26 Jyvaskyla, Central Finland
Oct. 27 Halkia, Southern Finland
Oct. 27 Kouvola, Finland
Oct. 31 Aarhus C, Denmark
Nov. 1 Hojbjerg, Denmark
Nov. 2 – 7 Aarhus C, Denmark
Nov. 8 Baarn, Netherlands
Nov. 9 Amersfoort, Netherlands
Nov. 12 Budapest, Hungary
Nov. 13 Budapest, Hungary
Nov. 14 – 16 Budapest, Hungary
Miracle Network Conference
Nov. 15 – 16 Latimer, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, UK
Join Us and Go Deeper
Service, devotion, and reverence; the focus of our community.
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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