Episode 61 – This Moment Is Your Miracle
In this episode Rev. Carol engages modern mystics Jenny & Greg Donner in dialogue about A Course in Miracles and their profound change in mind from fear and future planning to living entirely by inspiration and guidance. Greg’s and Jenny’s paths are selfless ones where they put aside personal interests and preferences in order to answer fully the prayer of being truly helpful. Most recently they spent two years compiling 25 years of David Hoffmeister’s work in the book, This Moment Is Your Miracle.
Both Jenny & Greg have explored many spiritual practices in-depth, for many years before coming across A Course in Miracles. Before they knew of one another, they shared a deep desire to change their minds completely from being guided by fear and future planning to being Spirit-led. This is what drew them to A Course in Miracles in 2005. Soon thereafter Jenny met David Hoffmeister who became crucial to the transformation of her mind, which resulted in the complete reversal of her thought system. In 2008 a community began to form with peace of mind as its only goal, using only two guidelines: no people-pleasing and no private thoughts.
In 2012, after in-depth prayer, Greg was guided to move to the Living Miracles Monastery, the first ACIM monastery in the world. His intention was to use his life with deep purpose and have 100% fulfillment. In 2015, upon hearing the guidance to use their relationship fully for healing and extending, Greg and Jenny got married.
Today they live by inspiration and guidance completely. This leads to a very adventurous life with lots of spontaneity
Greg and Jenny’s paths are selfless ones where they put aside personal interests and preferences in order to answer fully… the prayer of being truly helpful.
Greg and Jenny most recently spent two years compiling 25 years of David Hoffmeister’s work in the book, This Moment Is Your Miracle.
Both of them let go of former lives: Jenny, the pursuit of becoming a psychologist, and Greg the pursuit of an art and teaching career
Excerpt from This Moment Is Your Miracle:
“When you live in a state of non-judgement, you naturally live in a state of ultimate freedom and compassion because you accept everyone and everything regardless of what happens. To not know anything about the world of form and to be in a state of not-knowing, opens an experience of the present moment. The I-don’t-know mind is the highest state of mind, higher than ‘yes’ or ‘no.’”
What is your reaction to what you have heard today? What is your biggest, “whoa” moment? What does it inspire in you?
What are your blocks to living without judgment or fear?
Share your understanding of transcending fear and experiencing the power of the present moment.
Share something that you want to change your perception about.
Peace emanates from the inside out. Even if I feel like I am in the midst of a storm, I can reestablish inner peace. I breathe deeply and focus on my natural state of peace. I let my body relax. Once inner peace is restored, my perceptions and responses are sharpened. I function in the world of activities and responsibilities, present to whatever is happening, yet I am centered in Spirit.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.” John 14:27