Australia Newsletter April 2013
The happiness of the Real You and the Real God Which created You is simply the experience of this Moment. For there really Is only Now.
Accepting Worthiness.. I am not a body. I am free.
Glorification of the body has been a big part of this life story! I was born into a medical family and followed in my fathers footsteps studying nursing, alternative health and later, transpersonal psychology. To me, I now see, the body's health was ultimately valuable and who I thought I was!!
I became aware recently that the other side of this defence against the Truth is the egos denial of the body, projecting the fear of its demise in anger and attack on its chosen home and then minimising the fear by projecting the thoughts even further afield!
Recently in answer to a plea for a miracle I was invited to deepen my enquiry by looking upon what I had previously called a migraine with an open mind and a sense of 'I do not know what this is!'.... I found that place of not knowing transferred across the whole idea of the body and was followed by a prompt to face the fear of the body's sickness head on and looking straight at it!
Next step was actually visiting a doctor which I have not done for over 10 years, having a blood test and confronting the fear that there really was something 'wrong' with me. I had a Jan Frazier moment, as I laughingly called it, sitting in the doctors' office waiting for my results! I am not a body I am free! I am still as God created me' Could I let whatever the results just 'be' without attachment?
So the test results are clear and I drove home a little deflated somehow, as if something huge should have shifted in my mind. But this was just the beginning of the undoing!
That night in prayer I began to see the belief in unworthiness bubble up, previously kept hidden by the adulation of the body as the egos home. Glorified and hated all in one breath! Envy, jealousy, needing approval, attention, recognition, seeing lack and other behaviours flashed across my mind like a near death experience (the ego is a death wish after all! Lol!)! A belief in unworthiness and the fear of God underlying them all! And then I saw as well the egos cunning use of spiritual concepts to keep it stuck in the seeking merry- go- round of self improvement....the ultimate 'authority problem!' I had believed in a self and a life that I could improve on separate from God! I saw that by surrendering more deeply into the 'I don't know mind' that the beliefs I have held about being separate from the Source are really what's wrong, its not Me!
Beautifully, as this undoing has occurred, it has felt as if the windows of the mind have been washed and polished! This moment has become a resting place in God in which I discover a peace and gratitude that is innocent and fresh! Mystical light sparkles every where I turn, music sounds like a serenade, just for me, and the night sky is jaw-droppingly glorious!
It has been exposed that the mini-me has sought Truth/Freedom to improve some idea of a worldly little self. Now however the tide has turned and I feel Grace carrying me deeper in the desire of the heart to embrace Truth Now, to be the authentic Self I Am!
I feel the inner call to step out of the belief in space and time as each seeming block is revealed to be, as David would say, just 'a puff of nothing'! In its place is revealed a pristine present where nothing needs to be fixed or changed or feared, simply accepted.
Unlearning to Love!
Upcoming 3 Week Silent Retreat
to be held in Yowrie, Australia!
The Impossible Belief in Illness
Illness is an error in thought, and all thoughts err which follow the erroneous belief that a body can be ill or well, dead or alive. Death is the belief that separation from God, from the One, from the All is possible. Illness and death are the same illusion, for each would deny the Totality, the All-inclusiveness, and the eternal Everything that is Life. All Life is Spirit, and this world is nothing more than the belief that there can be something other than Spirit. The body is a neutral instrument and cannot in Truth be endowed with the attributes or characteristics of illness or wellness, death or life. As a false belief, illness/death can only be forgiven or released. Death is not an evil victimizer or a blessing, but instead an impossibility. Seeing this is Joy! There is no death! I have realized that sickness and death were arrogant thoughts, for they would deny the Omnipotence, Omniscience, and Omnipresence of the Source of All Life. In the Presence of the Source of All Life is only Holiness.
~ David Hoffmeister
Listen to David's talk on Spreaker,
The Trap Of Self Improvement
My Link to the Living Miracles Community - by Olga Teisseyre
My reaching out to Living Miracles Australia was online via the internet and felt like a joyful and spontaneous "right next step". I have studied A Course in Miracles for over four years, only now getting towards the end of the Workbook lessons, but I feel as though the further I progress with the Course the more the words of the text come alive off the pages into a living experience. A few weeks ago, it suddenly dawned on me to reach out and share my experiences with the Course and learn from others who have similarly walked this path.
Before I knew it, I was packing an overnight bag and leaving the comfort of my quiet rainforest haven near Bellingen, N.S.W. to meet with Rochelle and Pete. While I trusted the Guidance from within to reach out, I nevertheless had fear come up about it along the way. The conscious decision in my mind, however, was to not allow feelings of fear to block Spirit's flow.
Our experiences together have been varied and Spirit-led. I've ridden up and down on a roller-coaster of releasing old beliefs amongst moments of pure joining in Spirit. I have felt an amazing union of mind with Rochelle and Peter. Continually confirming their innocence feels like an experience of One-ness in mind with me. This joining has often times led to an experience of my mouth saying what one of them was thinking or vice versa. Sometimes, it's like myself talking to myself through someone else, if you know what I mean!?
Joining with willing and open folk has helped to cast away illusions of isolation, especially in seeing that any troubles or experiences I go through seem to appear as common themes in the people around me and this is so both inside and outside of the Living Miracles community.
I am so grateful for this feeling of light, in communion, blasting away the debris of my mind. Had I not been willing to hear the call to join, I would have left these remarkable experiences on the table.
Amen, to joining and to a Spirit-led life!