Australia Newsletter August 2011
| The Holy Spirit needs a Happy Learner!
'If you would be a happy learner, you must give everything you have learned to the Holy Spirit, to be unlearned for you. And then begin to learn the joyous lessons that come quickly on the firm foundation that truth is true. The universe of learning will open up before you in all its gracious simplicity. With truth before you, you will not look back.' ACIM T14.II
Listen to this talk titled Feet Planted In Mid-Air by Lisa Fair & Suzanne Sullivan from the recent Happy Learner Retreat
Becoming a Happy Learner - Transfer of Training
By David Hoffmeister
To experience freedom of mind, trust in the Holy Spirit is a basic requirement. Without this trust in the Holy Spirit the spiritual journey will seem like an intellectual endeavor or an impossible undertaking or a sorrowful, intense series of trials and temptations. As you answer the Call to Awaken and be glad, the Purpose of forgiveness becomes strengthened in awareness and the need for the concerns and the dramas surrounding the body will fade away. Thus it can accurately be said that without trust in the Holy Spirit and devotion to this Purpose the Awakening will seem to be delayed until there is a willingness to trust. As you develop trust in the Holy Spirit it can accurately be said that all perceived problems will disappear from awareness, and with acceptance of the Atonement it is certain that "problems" will never "return" again.
The linear time-space cosmos of distortion is a game. The only way the game becomes consistently happy is when you allow the Holy Spirit to Interpret the game from the lofty Perspective of non-judgment. Possession is a belief (the ego) which seemed to set the game of time-space in motion. The game cannot be won or lost. The game can only be forgiven or Observed in a beneficent way. The game is in the mind, though the ego projects a world which seems to be the game. It is not. The game cannot be forgiven or Observed Correctly until you realize that the game is in the mind.
Economics are therefore in the mind. Sexuality is in the mind. War is in the mind. Competition, attack, defense, education, entertainment, pleasure, suffering, bodies, striving, etc. are all games that the sleeping mind is toying with. The game of time-space is only a game in the mind and has no reality whatsoever. It is a game of belief and has no real Substance or Spirit. The only thing necessary to be free of the linear time-space game is to stop playing the game, and trust in the Holy Spirit for absolutely everything. Absolutely everything. If you open to experiencing the Holy Spirit as the Provider you can open to experiencing our Self as Christ, as God, as the Creator. The Way is very simple, and it is only the ego that obscures the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
Dedicate your "life" to experiencing the peace that passeth the understanding of the world. Drama is replaced by Certainty, striving is replaced by rest, depression and boredom are replaced by joy and freedom, loneliness is replaced by intimacy of shared Purpose, and you are happily in Love with God, and everything, and everyOne. So peacefully Present Am I, there is no longer an expectation that people, places, events, or things be any different than they Are. By Grace one lives in the Heart of God, serenely unaffected by the journey that never was. "How" did this awareness seem to happen? Trusting the Holy Spirit absolutely. The Holy Spirit is the "How," the means and the End together as One. There is nothing left to search for, nothing left to attain. There is no problem to solve and nowhere to go. There is nothing left to do. Enlightenment is a Present experience.
Click here to read the complete article from Teacher of Teachers website
Watch this clip where David shares how 'Awakening can be simple'
At The Movies!
The Holy Spirit guided David to watch a double movie feature of The Game (Michael Douglas) and The Man Who Knew Too Little (Bill Murray).
Rent these two movies and watch the contrasting experiences where Michael Douglas in The Game holds tightly to his self concept and resists and fights against the undoing and then see Bill Murray who forgives each situation he finds himself in as he views "the world is all a stage".
Ahhh....thank you Holy Spirit for making awakening so entertaining and simple!!
Love Created Me Like Itself!!
By Rochelle Jekot
Click to watch this joy clip made to the dulcet tones of Colin Carter and Peter Kirk, with Greg Ough on drums as they remind us 'Love Created Me Like Itself'.