The Course tells us we are all teachers. We either demonstrate to each other the selfishness of the ego, or the forgiveness of the Holy Spirit. Teachers at our center are helpers in the specific process of understanding and applying the fundamental principles of the Course. They are not perfect. In fact, they are of the same order of learning as the students they aim to help. Both believe they are persons, living in a body in a world inhabited by other bodies. Both are learning that they are minds and that life is only in the mind.
A teacher of God is anyone who chooses to be one. His qualifications consist solely in this; somehow, somewhere he has made a deliberate choice in which he did not see his interests as apart from someone else’s. Once he has done that, his road is established and his direction is sure. A light has entered the darkness. It may be a single light, but that is enough. He has entered an agreement with God even if he does not yet believe in Him. He has become a bringer of salvation. He has become a teacher of God.
— ACIM Manual for Teachers 1:1
Finding the Right Teacher
Teachers at the Rocky Mountain Miracle Center reflect differing viewpoints as to what theCourse actually says. It is recommended that the student ask for and follow his own inner guidance in choosing a teacher and class. Visiting different classes and talking with the teachers is welcomed by all teachers.
The Course says “those who are to meet, will meet because they have the potential for a holy relationship.” The holy relationship is one that we find in our minds as we rely increasingly on the Inner Teacher.
Finding the right teacher is more a matter of recognition than the outcome of analysis. The spiritual journey to inner peace may involve different teachers at different times.
“Each teaching-learning situation is maximal in the sense that each person involved will learn the most he can from the other person at that time.” M-3….4:1
The Outcome of the Teaching-Learning Relationship
“When pupil and teacher come together, a teaching-learning situation begins. For the teacher is not really the one who does the teaching. God’s Teacher speaks to any two who join together for learning purposes The relationship is holy because of that purpose, and God has promised to send His Spirit into any holy relationship. In the teaching-learning situation, each one learns that giving and receiving are the same. The demarcations they have drawn between their roles, their minds, their bodies, their needs, their interests, and all the differences they thought separated them from one another, fade and grow dim and disappear.” M-2….5:1-6.