Do you consider it arrogant for someone to call themselves a Teacher of God?
I am always amazed as I work my way through recording the EFT tapping videos for my 30-Day Challenges the layers of intense emotions that get uncovered and released. For the upcoming 30-Day End Guilt and Self-Punishment Challenge (which is on discounted pre-sale for a limited time here), I was delving into layers of guilt about lots of life areas: sex, money, power, popularity, and so forth. As often happens as we get deeper into the subject matter, around video #20, the emotions began to get very INTENSE.
By the end of recording video #22, the feeling of guilt in my body was almost unbearable. I asked the feeling what its message was, and the answer was “I feel guilty claiming to be a Teacher of God. I am too flawed to do this. Who am I to be a Teacher of God?”
So the topic of Day 23 of the End Guilt and Self-Punishment Challenge is this: Guilt About Claiming to Be A Teacher of God.
As the camera rolled for video #23, and I delved into all the mistakes and the flaws, the guilt got more and more intense. It felt like my whole body was being taken over by this overwhelming guilt and shame. Following intuition, I reached for A Course in Miracles and flipped to a “random” page for guidance. Those of you who have studied A Course in Miracles for any length of time are probably aware that it is never random which page opens at a particular time. And indeed, I got the perfect answer, which then provided the content for the remainder of the video.
The Lesson that opened at “random” was Lesson 186: Salvation of the world depends on me. And it goes like this:
“Here is the statement that will one day take all arrogance away from every mind. Here is the thought of true humility, which holds no function as your own but that which has been given you. It offers your acceptance of a part assigned to you, without insisting on another role. It does not judge your proper role. It but acknowledges the Will of God is done on earth as well as Heaven. It unites all wills on earth in Heaven’s plan to save the world, restoring it to Heaven’s peace.
“Let us not fight our function. We did not establish it. It is not our idea. The means are given us by which it will be perfectly accomplished. 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 take the part assigned to us by One Who knows us well.”
WOW!!! Could there be any more perfect words to address exactly the self-doubts that I was touching on in the EFT tapping video? As I continued reading and tapping, I started to cry tears of being heard so deeply. The text of the Course in Miracles Workbook continued on:
“All false humility we lay aside today, that we may listen to God’s Voice reveal to us what He would have us do. We do not doubt our adequacy for the function He will offer us. We will be certain only that He knows our strengths, our wisdom and our holiness. And if He deems us worthy, so we are. It is but arrogance that judges otherwise.
“There is one way, and only one, to be released from the imprisonment your plan to prove the false is true has brought to you. Accept the plan you did not make instead. Judge not your value to it. If God’s Voice assures you that salvation needs your part, and that the whole depends on you, be sure that it is so. The arrogant must cling to words, afraid to go beyond them to experience which might affront their stance. Yet are the humble free to hear the Voice which tells them what they are, and what to do.”
Wow again!! I thought of the intuitions I have had recently about what I need to accomplish over the next few years, that seems almost “impossible.” Then I came to these words:
“Do as God’s Voice directs. And if It asks a thing of you which seems impossible, remember Who it is that asks, and who would make denial. Then consider this; which is more likely to be right? The Voice that speaks for the Creator of all things, Who knows all things exactly as they are, or a distorted image of yourself, confused, bewildered, inconsistent and unsure of everything? Let not its voice direct you. Hear instead a certain Voice, which tells you of a function given you by your Creator Who remembers you, and urges that you now remember Him.”
Okay then. Prayer heard and answered. True humility is not pretending to be small and powerless and uncertain. True humility is embracing our power with God and doing what needs to be done. Thank you. Amen.
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Erika Awakening, High Priestess of Miracles at TAPsmarter