"There are only two thought systems (of identity), and you demonstrate that you believe one or the other is true all the time..." -A Course in Miracles 


A Course in Miracles

Manual For Teachers



The role of teaching and learning is actually reversed in the thinking of the world. The reversal is characteristic.

It seems as if the teacher and the learner are separated, the teacher giving something to the learner rather than to himself.

Further, the act of teaching is regarded as a special activity in which one engages only a relatively small proportion of one's time.

The course, on the other hand, emphasizes that...

to teach is to learn, so teacher and learner are the same.

It also emphasizes that...

teaching is a constant process; it goes on every moment of the day and continues into sleeping thoughts as well.



To teach is to demonstrate.

There are only two thought systems (of identity), and you demonstrate that you believe one or the other is true all the time.

From your demonstration, others learn and so do you.

The question is not whether you will teach, for in that there is no choice.

The purpose of the course might be said to provide you with a means of choosing what you want to teach on the basis of what you want to learn.

You cannot give to someone else, and this you learn through teaching. Teaching is but a call to witnesses to attest to what you believe. It is a method of conversion.

This is not done by words alone.

Any situation must be to you a chance to teach others what you are and what they are to you. No more than that, but also never less.


What Am I?

God's Thought System teaches you are an eternal holy spiritual being at one with God.

Ego's Thought System teaches you are a body vulnerable to loss, fear and death because you are separate from God.

You see the flesh or recognize the Spirit. There is no compromise...If one is real the other must be false, for what is real denies it opposite. Chap 31 Recognizing Spirit

Remember always that what you believe you will teach. Believe with me, and we will become equal as teachers. Chap 6 Message of the Crucifixion

The Resurrection demonstrated that nothing can destroy truth...It is the final demonstration that all of the other lessons which I taught are true. Chap 3 Atonement Without Sacrifice

You are much too tolerant of mind wandering, thus passively condoning its miscreations.Chap 2 Fear as Lack of Love

Whatever way the game of guilt is played, there must be loss. Someone must lose his innocence that someone else can take it from him, making it his own. Chap 26 Remaining Task




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