Thoughts on Week 29, Ch. 16, III. The Reward of Teaching

This is a course in how to know yourself.

To teach is to demonstrate. I keep that in mind as I think about this section. When Jesus tells me, “We have already learned that everyone teaches, and teachers all the time, ” I take that to mean, by my demonstration I am reinforcing my own beliefs. The question becomes, “What beliefs do I want to reinforce?”

He lists many ideas here. Do I think I have taught freedom? Then, why do I not feel free? Have I taught love yet not feel the love within my being? Do I wonder why peace escapes me? Do I say I forgive yet hold a grudge? With all these and more, I must be honest and true to myself. Am I truly practicing what I believe? That is the self-reflection.

I can know this by the barometer within my mind and heart. If peace escapes me, then I have not believed that God’s peace is mine. The same with anything I feel I demonstrate. Generosity? Yet, do I hold back in giving to others? What more can I know about myself?

I found myself over the weekend while I was quite ill with food poisoning to sincerely contemplate on my life. My mind had been poisoned by the ego’s belief system. I could be angry and outraged and becoming ill, instead I chose it as a time to commune with the Divine. To not make anyone guilty. To rest and to be My True Self. I had decisions to make. What would serve my happiness and serenity? I teach others to follow their heart and to trust in the steps that will appear. I learned this again over the weekend as I counseled myself with the same words I would share with another. The decision was not an easy one, but I felt stepping out in faith would be what my lesson shall be. I trusted and I felt relieved today. An issue that had bothered me for quite some time was given to God. I need not worry what is next, but know that I am carried all the way. Trusting is learning about myself. It is knowing my Self.


Since you’re here… …we have a small favor to ask. More people are reading our posts, listening to our audios and watching our videos than ever before but far fewer are donating for it. As an all-volunteer ministry, you can see why we need to ask for your help. MiraclesOne provides ACIM resources freely however it takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we believe in encouraging others to practically apply the Course principles in their lives – because it might just make the one difference in your life. If everyone who reads, listens or watches and likes what we offer helps to pay for it we can continue to afford our expenses and keep our resources FREE to all ACIM Students. Monthly Donors receive free gifts in appreciation for their support.


Stay Updated!