**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 length to which we study or teach ACIM, is irrelevant; especially considering the goal is to have this universal experience and this experience can happen in a single "holy instant". The Holy Instant is an instant of time where we remember God and are healed. Time is then realized as an illusion and the age of the body or extent of study, is seen as meaningless. The goal has been reached, the eternal truth has been restored to Mind and Vision. This experience of the holy instant can happen for some before studying ACIM, some during the application of ACIM Lessons, and some many years into its application or even through another means entirely. The goal is the same. The length at which we take to reach that goal is the only thing that differs. The goal that is reached, is then applied to all aspects of ones life. Decisions will need to be made in our passage through SpaceTime and it is at these "moments of decision " that we become recommitted to our goal, or turn away from it. Every decision FOR Truth, strengthens it in our mind and experience; every decision against the truth leads us back in the cyclical mundane cycle of life of earth.
The A Course in Miracles teacher, or teacher of God, chooses Truth at every decision point, and gives Truth to everyone everywhere.
God directs us very specifically in our minds and through our days when we let Him. He 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; thus teaching ACIM can only bring us closer to God.
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 experience that 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 ACIM", it becomes far too easy to use the new label of "A Course in Miracles Teacher" as a new identity that you identify with. Thus keeping 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.
Anything other than what we are, is an identity we have made and it will cause us suffering, even if its a little bit. God Wills no suffering, ever. Only a realization of our True Self and fulfilling our function in Gods Plan, will bring us the stable consistent happiness, peace and purpose that Gods Wills for us and that we seek.
We are all given the inner guide of the holy spirit to teach us and lead us along our path. We are to learn to listen to this voice every day and in all situations. We begin to do so through practice, willingness and application of the ACIM Workbook Lessons.
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. If the only seeming difference between any of us is time... and miracles collapse time... then there really is no difference at all :) We all can ask for and receive miracles today, now! And let the ripple effect of them be experienced in our life on the daily.
If you wake up in the morning and give your life to this love, to this power, to this voice to guide you... you will be happy. If you go through your days spreading this love and giving this love and its inspired creations to others..... you will maintain this happiness. We can have many mini holy instances, or giant enlightening experiences or an intermingling of both. It does not matter. The only thing that matters is our own willingness to welcome what is true in place of the past conditioning that has caused us pain. In doing so for ourselves in our own lives and Giving what we want to receive... we will find the power to work miracles in this world, and bring this world to peace. This is what it means to be a true teacher of A Course in Miracles. Live by Miracles. Is there really, a greater purpose than this???
"We have a mighty purpose to fulfill, and have been given everything we need with which to reach the goal. Not one mistake stands in our way."
~ Lesson 98: A Course in Miracles
And so it is :)
“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)