The early years. David Hoffmeister began his journey to spiritual enlightenment in 1986 when he encountered the non-dual teaching A Course in Miracles and recognized it as the tool he had been seeking for a radical transformation of his mind and perceptions. In the early years David studied the Course with passionate intensity, often reading it for eight or more hours a day. After two years of this study, David began to seek the company of other students of ACIM, attending as many as five groups a week. He was startled to find that a Voice was speaking through him with great authority, so that many began referring their questions to him.
Among family members, friends and teachers, David was always known for questioning everything, rather than accepting conventional answers. Thus he was delighted to find in the Course support and encouragement from the Voice of Jesus for his careful examination of every idea, belief, concept and assumption in his mind. Jesus became David’s internal teacher, answering his every question, guiding him to hand over the day-to-day management of all relationships, circumstances and events in his life, and providing inner discernment.
In 1991 David was impelled to make another leap of trust into Christ-dependency and to begin traveling around the United States and Canada, sharing his clarity of understanding related to non-dual / A Course in Miracles. He followed Jesus’ instructions to “become as a child,” allowing himself to be totally dependent on the Holy Spirit for money, transportation, shelter, food and the words to speak in countless ACIM gatherings, churches, metaphysical, and spiritual groups and a host of holy encounters with persons who knew nothing of the Course. David found that it was his constant joy and peace that was the best teacher in all encounters, and that it was this peace that all his brothers and sisters were seeking. The Voice of Jesus told David – as it instructed the apostles 2,000 years before, “Freely you have received; freely give.” Thus David has never charged for his time, teaching or any of the many materials he gives away, but has been supported entirely by love offerings. In all his years of traveling and sharing the wisdom of Christ, David has become a living demonstration of the principles of A Course in Miracles, such lessons as:
“I am sustained by the Love of God.”
“I am the light of the world.”
“I will step back and let Him lead the way.”
“In my defenselessness my safety lies.”
“God’s Will for me is perfect happiness.”
David learned through countless miracles that he could perfectly trust the Holy Spirit to provide for him and guide him through every situation. Everything he seemed to need to accomplish his purpose as a teacher of God was given without his making any effort whatsoever. Several hermitage experiences helped David to free his mind from ego chatter and enter into deep Silence, where he ultimately experienced Enlightenment.
The Peace House and Travels
David was guided to a small house in 1996. It became a place of quiet and meditation between travels, but also a place where he could welcome those desiring to step back from the world and to go deeply within the mind to discover the Christ within. David’s time at the Peace House opened a new phase of his ministry as Holy Spirit guided him to acquire computers and use internet technology. The result was the making of a number of websites. His main websites, davidhoffmeister.com and awakening-mind.org offer a huge array of resources related to A Course in Miracles and the Presence of Christ. Spiritual truth-seekers can subscribe to David’s Yahoo e-group, AwakeningInChrist, where for several years he answered the questions sent in to him from all over the world. This online group now serves as a global mailing list to announce events and new resources as well as David’s travel schedule.
Always a lover of music, and seeing it as a path to God in its own right, David has inspired a variety of artists and musicians who share spiritual ideas and Love's Presence through music. Also available on his sites are writings such as Mind Overhaul, Purpose Is The Only Choice, and The Movie Watcher’s Guide To Enlightenment. (David sees movies as another helpful path to God.) The online version of this book is available at mwge.org.
While the computer ministry was unfolding, a friend was inspired to establish a non-profit organization, the Foundation For the Awakening Mind, which now serves as a framework for coordinating all aspects of the extending work and for handling larger donations. All donations help David continue to share the experience of Christ’s Divine Love of Perfect Oneness.
David Hoffmeister has traveled extensively in the U.S. since 1991 and worldwide since 2003 sharing the experience of God’s unconditional Love that is reached through forgiveness. Some people have expressed fatigue at just seeing David's travel schedule when he posts it in an email or online! However David experiences so much energy and inspiration pouring through him in all he shares. David travels the world shining the Light of God’s Love wherever there is a strong Invitation. All gatherings are offered freely, and donations and love offerings make the travels, online programs, and free online resources available to tens of thousands of people.
David and the community that has formed around him currently reside in centers in the United States and Mexico (click here for A Course in Miracles in Spanish!). You can write to David at: [email protected]
TEACHER OF TEACHERS ACIM
Non-dual Resources for Students & Teachers
The Teacher of Teachers refers to the Holy Spirit, the one true teacher of the Universal Curriculum. The Universal Curriculum is the mandatory forgiveness Course spoken of in the non-dual teaching A Course in Miracles (published by the Foundation for Inner Peace). The Universal Curriculum is highly individualized, yet the goal remains the same and miracles are the means for each. The Holy Spirit is the Universal Guide, the Master Teacher and the Right-Mind. Miracles are possible only through Him. He is the Way, the Truth and the Life.
A Course in Miracles is one path of the Universal Curriculum. To learn it requires a genuine understanding of its theories. Yet theologies, concepts and ideas do not lead to revelation, they can only point the way.
Current Video and Audio Teachings
People around the world are discovering the newest way to attend Enlightenment retreats and freely and experience a taste of questions, answers, and expressions from different countries around the world. The phenomenon is called "Spreaker" and you can have a front row seat and follow along with MP3 downloads from David's https://ACIM.me subscription-based website. Visit David's YouTube channel for hundreds of free videos from gatherings, interviews, and conferences from around the world. These videos are also searchable by topic in his transformational video library.
The Mystical Mind Training Program website (from Living Miracles) is another profound resource for those who want a way to make the teachings of A Course in Miracles come alive in experience, and who desire a multi-media-based curriculum for healing their mind.