Learn this course from the Holy Spirit/Higher Self and you are qualified to teach it.
If you learn this course from an external teacher – and believe the pinnacle of understanding of this course is held by an embodied identity, e.g. Wapnick, et al. – you will only gain a superficial level of understanding of this course.
Why? An expressed purpose of this course is to put you in awareness of God’s Teacher.1
The depth of understanding of this course given by God’s Teacher has no degree of separation from what the author of these words understand the words to mean.
When a teaching is expressed from a learner of the HS – i.e. an embodied identity – the denotative expression of the words are distorted to the level of comprehension of the learner.
- note: Exactly what they say is perfect. The Atonement Plan is in effect and made with grace as a primary constituent.
Moreover the lesson of the Teacher is perfectly crafted to each individual’s subjective personality. That is to say, the explanation you’ll personally be given subjectively will use your words, your life history, your preferences – 100% customized to your exact perception of the world.
This is why it’s fine that learners of HS explain the course a different way. It was explained differently to them.
The external teacher’s understanding is a perfect imperfection.
The level of understanding that will bring you to perfect peace is found within.
- alex brady
A more true expression of one’s understanding of the course is unpoken. It is not found in words or explanations, but in attitude.
The question determining any teacher is …Do they teach God? By demonstration.
It is by demonstrating that shows that they are learning it. To teach God, one must have learned God. If they can demonstrate it, they must have learned it from somewhere.
1 - I place you in His hands, to be His faithful followers, with Him as Guide through every difficulty and all pain that you may think is real. Nor will He give you pleasures that will pass away, for He gives only the eternal and the good. Let Him prepare you further. He has earned your trust by speaking daily to you of your Father and your brother and your Self. He will continue; now you walk with Him as certain as is He of where you go; as sure as He of how you should proceed, as confident as He is of the goal, and of your safe arrival in the end. ACIM Workbook Epilogue