Alright loves, it’s down to the last couple of days before my wedding. You know how I posted that Spirit is my wedding planner, and I’m not alone, and I don’t have to worry because it’s all figured out?
I forgot about all that this past weekend. Energy and excitement were high, but so was my anxiety level. Little things kept throwing me off, and as I was driving to pick up some last minute decorations, I thought, “I am the WORST A Course in Miracles teacher ever. Look at me—anxious, totally unwilling to surrender and trust. There’s no way that I should be teaching this!”
In my lesson for the day, I received the perfect message (kick in the butt?) from Spirit.
In Lesson 186, Salvation of the world depends on me, it says:
“All that we are asked to do is to accept our part in genuine humility, and not deny with self-deceiving arrogance that we are worthy. What is given us to do, we have the strength to do. Our minds are suited perfectly to the part assigned to us by One Who knows us well. […] if He deems us worthy, so we are. It is but arrogance that judges otherwise.”
So when you read about how you’re a student and a teacher, don’t be scared. Know that experiencing anxiety and being a student and teacher of ACIM are not mutually exclusive. And don’t be fooled by that arrogant ego telling you you can’t do it. You are worthy. You CAN do it. You’re doing it already, every time you take a worry or whisper of fear to Spirit. We are ALL teachers.
I talk more about perfectionism and A Course in Miracles in a video I made for the virtual 2015 Miracle Share Conference! The theme of the Conference this year is Healing through the Workbook, and should be chock-full of amazing stories and teachings from Mighty Companions from around the world. I attended last year and absolutely LOVED it! After purchasing a ticket, you get access to the audio presentations even after the conference is over, so you can listen to your favorite presentations again and again. Check it out here!
Watercolor graphic from Angie Makes.