**I was asked by the Foundation for Inner Peace to share my biography in relation to being a Teacher of A Course in Miracles. I therefore wrote this article in hopes that it will clarify how I see the role of Teacher of A Course in Miracles **
The A Course in Miracles teacher, or teacher of God, chooses Truth at every decision point. They have decided for Truth and thus think it, live it, give it, and see it everywhere. They have had an experience of Truth and what they say and do, do not contradict. Or at least when they realize they contradict, they let it be corrected. They can then help even more brothers as they have helped themselves. This is the type of integrity that any Teacher of God / A Course in Miracles should follow.
God directs us very specifically in our minds and through our days when we let Him. His voice of the Holy Spirit is the Voice of Reason in us all. ACIM is a tool to help us surrender control to this voice of Reason, so we can be led into having and being happy, free and filled with purpose.
ACIM is a SELF study, and once our Self and our Function in Gods plan is realized... THAT is what we execute and live for everyday. The acceptance of what is True, in place of what we formally believed, carries us beyond being a teacher of a teaching aid, and into being a miracle worker as the voice for God directs.
Being a Teacher of A Course in Miracle can indeed be helpful for a while. We learn that what we teach we learn. After we teach A Course in Miracles for a while, we MUST turn our teaching upon our Self and apply what we give. This application is what shifts us into the realm of literally working miracles and creating.... versus just talking about miracles and ideas of forgiveness. Once we actually forgive our brothers and our self, we know there is another way to live and be in the world that is far beyond talking about its possibility. This new way is boundless, joyful, creative and free.
If we don't realize that there is a step BEYOND being a "Teacher of A Course In Miracles" it becomes far too easy to use the new label of "A Course in Miracles Teacher" as a new identity that you identify with. This keeps your full realization of being One with God and experiencing the supreme happiness and purpose that this SELF acceptance brings, wavering and at a distance. Becuase as Jesus says, "Place no idols before Him", and by being and identifying with A Course in Miracles Teacher, we are making ourselves into an idol for others. Often times when this false identity is made, its unknown by those who follow them. So both are caught together in the inaccurate use of concepts to hide the truth. ACIM is not meant to be turned into a religion or turned into making a profit. It is solely to set us free, to be happy and to inspire us to give and serve our fellow man. There is no "getting" in this equation, its a total "giving". Giving is Gods Law for us to follow as find our freedom & peace through it. "To Have all, Give all, To all." - A Course in Miracles
No one is greater or better then another. Not one person has the answers more then you do. We are all perfect equals who have come from the same source, share the same identity, and have the same inner teacher of the Holy Spirit (and Jesus!) to remind us of everything that is True. We all can ask for and receive miracles today, and let the ripple effect of them be experienced in our life on the daily. These experiences will teach us how to be the greatest teacher we can be.
"To Teach is to Demonstrate" - A Course in Miracles
“I am here ONLY to be truly helpful.
I am here to represent Christ,Who sent me.
I do NOT have to worry about what to say or what to do because
He Who sent me will direct me.
I am content to be wherever He wishes, knowing He goes there with me.
I will be healed as I let Him teach me to heal. ”
A Course in Miracles - 4.8 TRUE REHABILITATION (p90-p91)