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Miracles in Manhattan Lecture Series with Jon Mundy, Ph.D. w/ Special Guest Frances Xu
May 15, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT$20
1:30 – 4:30 pm Miracles in Manhattan lecture by Jon Mundy Ph.D.
LECTURE 33: The New Beginning
Based on Chapter 30 from A Course in Miracles Textbook
The Miracles in Manhattan lectures cover one chapter per month from the Text of A Course in Miracles. There are 31 Chapters is the Course, and the series will finish this summer. In July Jon will give a special program about dying, and in September her will begin a one-year monthly series of topical lectures on the Course, following the same schedule.
Joining us this month will be Frances Xu, a Chinese Course teacher who frequently travels and teaches with David Hoffmeister. Her personal story of walking away from a successful corporate career, marriage and home to try to live completely with Holy Spirit’s guidance has inspired us and many others. She has a gift for sharing how to receive, trust, and live by guidance, and you will feel it when you are in her shining, peaceful presence.
Frances grew up in Beijing in an atheist, achievement-driven family. As an adult she moved to Australia where she worked for an investment firm and married. But she felt a strong call to explore spirituality and meditation, which led her in 2007 to A Course in Miracles. She found it difficult to understand at first, but it elicited in her a strong prompt to quit her job and start her own business to give herself more freedom to explore — and she did. The very next day she walked into a library and picked up A Course in Miracles again and this time she felt it pouring into her like music, so much easier to understand and receive.
She met David Hoffmeister in 2009, and attended one of his retreats in Australia in 2010. One of his companions asked her, “What do you want, Frances?” She answered, “I want to fly with you guys, metaphorically and physically.” “What’s stopping you?” “I have a husband. I have a business, and I have a house.” “What do you think you need to do?” “Let them go. If any of the things in my life will not support my calling, it’s time to let them go.” She moved to one of David’s communities to continue to study and eventually began traveling with David Hoffmeister and on her own, going wherever called to teach and demonstrate how to follow the Holy Spirit’s guidance with no compromise.
Following Holy Spirit’s guidance is a practice of letting go of the “I know” mind as well as the illusory personal will and preference. With deep honesty and steadfast application without exception, the self that thinks it has any control and any existence is seen as an illusion. The seeking has ended and the Mind is still. Every part of her being is in complete cooperation with the flow of life. A deep sense of harmony and peace is present. The Love that is beyond this world is shining through. Frances follows the Inspiration and joyfully goes where she is meant to be. The message of Truth pours through her and offers clarity and insight into the inner workings of the road less traveled and a life lived in divine providence.
The fee for attending the lectures is:
~ $20 per person with advanced registration ~
~ $25 per person at the door without a registration ~
Call 212-866-3795 or email Fran@miraclesmagazine.org to register in advance.
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