Australia Newsletter August 2013
The Awareness of Dreaming
The DreamDreams are the sleeping mind's wishes acted out, a virtual motion picture of "wish fulfilment." This is true of what might be called everyday "daytime" scenes as well as the "night time" dreams. All of the meaning given to all dreams is interpretation, and dreams therefore can show us what we believe.
Rushing around and not getting anywhere is a common theme of this world. And yet we learn that we cannot but be at the right place at the right time. The belief in linear time is the core of the ego, and striving is its core condition for it believes it must overcome something in order to "survive." How wonderful to open to the Idea of the perfection of this Living Moment... to the Idea that Perfection is here and now. All rushing implies that something must be accomplished to Be Who We Are. Happily Awakening is realizing I need do nothing to Be What I am. Such is the rest, peace, and serenity of the Present. So we relax and release the belief that we must change or improve in any way... and we revel in the Spirit that We Are this very Moment. We open to accepting our Changeless Nature... as God created Spirit... and rest in God's Certainty of our Identity.
Thankfully we realize we cannot "keep up" with time. Yet time is our tool as we serve God's Plan and we watch the "rush" and "challenge" of linearity dissolve and evaporate in the Glorious Now, the Gateway to eternity! You are Holy Now and forever. Such is the Truth. And we are glad that nothing can change the Simple Truth of our Being. Once we look fear in the eye, the chase is over. What we seemed to strive for or run from was never really there at all.
Love & Blessings,
Let's join in the song of the heart
with Jason Mraz and Living in the Moment! Get your dancing shoes on for this one!
God is my life. I have no life but His.
The Basis of the Dream
Dreams are perceptual temper tantrums, in which you literally scream, "I want it thus!" And thus it seems to be. And yet the dream cannot escape its origin. Anger and fear pervade it, and in an instant the illusion of satisfaction is invaded by the illusion of terror. For the dream of your ability to control reality by substituting a world that you prefer is terrifying. Your attempts to blot out reality are very fearful, but this you are not willing to accept. And so you substitute the fantasy that reality is fearful, not what you would do to it. And thus is guilt made real.
I loved this recent talk with David and Armelle sharing thoughts and insight into the idea of 'the dream'.
I Feel the Love of God Within Me Now
The last few weeks have been an intensive undoing of the self-concept. Having said yes to Spirit and relinquishing ideas of a better future and the reality of a past, the mind is being re-membered to reside above the battleground!
Since the maximisation of the special love relationship and the loosening from beliefs of a worldly home, possession and friendship, and any idea of knowing anything, I have seen that the rollercoaster experience of good days and bad are all happening in the mind. I am most certainly not at effect of any 'other' or situation in the seeming world! Everything I have believed about myself and the world is false. (Wahoo!!)
I saw an attachment to being happy as opposed to sad, to a belief in being right and wrong and the wish to stay 'little' and asleep. The only way out of this conundrum, I discovered, is total relinquishment of any sense of a personal me.
I realised that I cannot solve the problem from within the problem itself. It began to dawn on my mind that not only was there nobody outside of me but the so called 'me' wasn't there either! Sue just seems to have played a central part in the movie of a life that has only ever been in mind.
One night I was down on my knees having arrived at a point where I saw the egos desire to have the dream its way, the resistance to following the Spirit's guide and the very obvious attraction to death, deliberately seeking out pain perceived as scraps of love by looking back to the familiar/past as if I could get something!
That night the Holy Spirit made a decision for God for me. The tide turned and I let go of trying to control a script that has nothing to do with what I am.
There really is nothing to fix or change! As I give all attention to the Self and no longer feed an ego thought trying to get somewhere, improve, be right, 'get it' etc, I find a deep calm waiting in the Mind that is relaxed, peaceful and complete in every way. By welcoming the present moment in the only place it can truly be, above the battleground, thoughts and feelings arise and fall simply allowed, not even seen as right or wrong and washed away tenderly by the innocence of Love's Presence Itself.
Happiness is Gods promise to me, and I accept His gift Now by forgiving the thoughts of guilt and sin that a clinging to suffering vehemently upholds. Now is the time in mind to rise above the chaos of the battle field and embrace the forgiven world which is waiting but for its recognition!
Simply do this: Be still, and lay aside all thoughts of what you are and what God is; all concepts you have learned about the world; all images you hold about yourself. Empty your mind of everything it thinks is either true or false, or good or bad, of every thought it judges worthy, and all the ideas of which it is ashamed. Hold onto nothing. Do not bring with you one thought the past has taught, nor one belief you ever learned before from anything. Forget this world, forget this course, and come with wholly empty hands unto your God.With Gratitude and Love Forever and Ever.
But choose the spirit, and all Heaven bends to touch your eyes and bless your holy sight, that you may see the world of flesh no more except to heal and comfort and to bless.
By Colin Carter
I recently returned to Australia from a 6 month stay at the Extension Center in Hawaii as part of the Spiritual community there. I feel emotion arising as I attempt to convey my gratitude for all that occurred for me. So much love! So much healing!
Where do I begin? One thing that comes to mind is the deep love and connection that I felt with my mighty companions. There was a fair bit of movement and changes in the team while I was there. I recall on a couple of occasions feeling certain I would miss dear friends who would soon be leaving but I was blown away that this didn't occur.
I see now that missing anyone is a trick of the ego and like all ego tricks is a lie. It's like we think if we love someone and they leave it is natural that we would miss them. But it's not. When such feelings arise it is better just to allow all the love you feel to arise. There is no loss in that. It is always available. Always present. And another thing about missing....It's likely that if you are missing someone you have just allowed yourself to become distracted and are not in your true function. Just get back into function and I guarantee any thoughts of loss will vanish.
Wow there is something else I am seeing. I think we have tended to believe so much in loss in this world that we hold ourselves back from freely giving and freely loving. "Oh I better not get too close to this one. I might get hurt.....". But it's a lie. Don't buy it. Your only chance of peace and happiness is to love. And sure things will come up for you as you learn to love in a true way, but LOVE is always the answer. Upset, anger, fears of every kind will all give way to love if it truly is love that you want. And there is nothing and noone that can stop you from experiencing that. Why? Well, it's what you are. It's all that you are. How could you not be what you are?
Location is another lie. Supposedly I have left Hawaii and am back in Australia. But nothing really has changed. I'm still me. And I don't miss any of my friends in Hawaii but....I love them so dearly and I feel them with me.
I feel so blessed to be surrounded by so many devoted friends who are dedicated to undoing all the falseness in the mind and are so determined to allow the truth of who we are to rise up into awareness.
Aloha friends. Thank you for everything!
Read on for opportunities to join with devoted Mystics during their up coming visit to Australia ~
Hi Everyone ,
It's with great joy I want to share with you that my friends Frances Xu and JP are coming to Australia to shine and share and freely give away all that they have been learning on their spiritual journeys.
Frances has been travelling with David Hoffmeister for much of the past two years. She has such a devotion to spirit. Being in her presence is truly a gift and blessing to all. Many of you may have been reading recently about all the uplifting and inspirational accounts from Frances and other community members in Alozaina, Spain.
Frances will be joined by JP on September 23 when they touch down in Sydney. JP's calming, spirit filled presence is so appreciated and the music he plays from his keyboard, always sublime. In combination they will inspire and touch your hearts.
Our travelling msytics will co-lead a silent retreat at Living Waters, Yowrie, N.S.W, which concludes November 8, (this event is already fully booked), but will be available for spontaneous gatherings on request for the remainder of November. If you feel a tickle (or more!) in your heart and would love to host or attend an event with my friends, then please email me at:
We also have events pencilled in for Sydney and Newcastle with dates to be confirmed.
I so look forward to hearing from you.
Love and blessings always,