Question: Dear David,
I have been searching for a spiritual awakening experience. If what you’re saying is the way home, I virtually have to let go of every belief I’ve been taught, and do a complete turnaround. I must say this is just like the film, The Matrix— awesome. Could you tell me how do I get out of here?
David Hoffmeister: Beloved One,
The experience of Awakening is truly profound. To know One Self is to be alive as Spirit. The experiences perceived through the five senses may seem real during the undoing, the release of false belief, yet the experience of the present moment is inevitable. Just as Neo seemed to be carried along step by step in The Matrix, the Awakening may seem like a process. There comes a moment in which the world is seen to be past; and this moment is the moment of freedom. In the Present there is no process. It seems to require leaps of faith only because faith has been placed in illusion and must be withdrawn from error. The perceived world of opposites was the attempt to deny the Oneness of Reality, and as the desire for peace calls the experience of peace into awareness it is obvious that peace is without an opposite.
Here is the key: Listen within, the steps are obvious to a willing mind.
First, it must become apparent that duality is not the home of our Self, the Christ. It is therefore impossible to be content and happy in duality. All restlessness is simply the fear of Waking. The dreamer of a dream must be aware of dreaming in order to awaken from the dream.
The awareness that leads to Waking is forgiveness of illusion. To forgive is simply to see the false as false, and there are no exceptions to this state of mind. It is impossible to achieve partial forgiveness. Forgiveness must be experienced completely to be experienced at all.
Christ is calling you “out of the world,” A Course in Miracles (T-18.I.12,) (T-13.VI.11.3) and, as the meaning of this statement is first glimpsed, it is apparent that there is literally no way to participate in the thinking of the world and simultaneously “Know thyself.” (T-8.III.5) Truth and illusion have no meeting point. Perfect Love casts out fear and Light abolishes darkness.
If Christ is real the world is not. Spirit comes not into time-space. Awakening is the recognition that Spirit is real and Identity in God is changeless. The body has no meaning because Mind is One and Spirit is One and there is no gap in what is forever One. The withdrawal of faith from the illusion of meaning projected onto time/body/world and the awareness of Present meaning is apparent as All. I am Spirit. Rejoice in this fact! Thank you God for creating All as One in Spirit!
Following the thinking of the Holy Spirit is easy, as there is no desire for something else. Awakening is natural and only seems difficult if appearances are given value. Value no appearance and Truth instantly leaps into awareness.
How simple and obvious is the Truth.
I Love you forever and ever, Holy One!
Excerpt from his book Awakening through A Course in Miracles
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