“Do I desire a world I rule instead of one that rules me? Do I desire a world where I am powerful instead of helpless? Do I desire a world in which I have no enemies and cannot sin? And do I want to see what I denied because it is the truth?” (T-21.VII.6) The final question can only be answered with an unequivocal yes, because awareness of truth is total. It is the end of illusions.
In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences, or choice, Jonas is to be the next “Giver.” This means that he will be given access to memories and emotions that the rest of the population do not have, so that he will be able to develop the ability to offer guidance and support from a higher perspective.
Jonas begins his mind training process with his mentor and soon realizes that the world that he has grown up in is highly controlled and based on repression of memory and emotion. Without emotion and the practice of inner listening, the barometer for right and wrong, ego and Spirit, is not accessible, and there is no way to develop inner discernment and spiritual awareness. As he opens his mind with the willingness to remember (to face the unconscious), many thoughts, emotions and beliefs arise. Jonas experiences joy and pain, love and fear, memories of birth and death, profound loss, and profound gratitude.
Jonas is deeply affected by his emotional experiences and soon realizes that although his world has eliminated fear, chaos, and the awareness of death, it has also eliminated love and freedom. As his awareness deepens he sees things from a different perspective, and there is no doubt in his mind that a world without love cannot be the real world. He deeply desires to set the captives free, and his loyalty shifts immediately from the family concept and obedience to the rules of this world, to awakening.
In the Awakening journey, Jonas must go out beyond the boundaries of the sleeping mind to reach the full awareness of the real world. It only takes One to Awaken.

About the author

David Hoffmeister

Modern-day mystic, author, and a living demonstration of A Course in Miracles.


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