Although I do not celebrate Dec. 25th as the birthday of Jesus – I do want to wish everyone a great holiday season and a coming New Year – I will post more on this subject soon.
Just talking to a friend, Simon, about “Course information” and those posting or teaching about it on the web. One person, he mentioned, has apparently gotten into hot water over due to a few suicides amongst her fans. Names are not important here, but I would like to use this situation for my own learning.
I pray I have realize that there is only one TEACHER – the HOLY SPIRIT or CHRIST :
The ONLY thing that I can post on my blog, is “MY” experience, strengths and hopes. Because ONLY THAT is what I truly know, everything else is just hearsay. This is the greatest lesson that I learned following the AA 12 steps to recovery. Doing this assures that there can be no discussion, arguments, or advice given but merely sharing of what I found useful.
I am also reminded of Jesus’s words:
But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted. But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in. (Matthew 23:8)
and from the Course:
There IS a rationale for choice. Only ONE teacher KNOWS what your reality is. If learning that is the PURPOSE of the curriculum, you MUST learn it of Him. The ego does NOT KNOW WHAT IT IS TRYING TO TEACH. It is trying to teach you what you are WITHOUT KNOWING IT. The ego is expert ONLY in confusion. It does not understand ANYTHING ELSE. As a teacher, then, it is totally confused and TOTALLY CONFUSING. Even if you could disregard the Holy Spirit entirely, which is quite impossible, you could learn nothing from the ego, because the ego KNOWS nothing. (ACIM UrText T8 C. The Rationale for Choice (Notes 762 7:94) .
Many people choose a guru or teacher and follow THEIR advice, or spiritual path, without actually examining and studying the discipline’s basic teachings. And if something doesn’t go as expected they then tend to blame it on the guru. Lord knows, this is what I did for years and years, jumping to judgments and predigests, against other spiritual paths and religions, without fully knowing the truth of any of them.
For myself, I found that I cannot take on the roll of ‘teacher’, before I have FULLY completed the path before me and obtained the oneness with my Master. Prior to this it’s just my Ego speaking and of no value to me or anyone else. Now, I believe that I am a “Teacher of God”, but only to the degree that my actions show. I am ALWAYS teaching, either from my Ego or from allowing the Holy Spirit to work through me.
I do hope you find some inspiring words, nuggets of inspiration, and possible answers to daily life that suit your needs, BUT, I do not profess to offer advice on how to walk YOUR spiritual path.. Look to the Holy Spirit for that.
Please hold me to this standard. And PLEASE share your experience, strength and hope on any post if so moved. Thanks
God Bless Ciao.