This audio features CA Brooks and Bruce Rawles resuming their conversation (here is the prior episode) about the development of trust – on another segment of her bi-weekly ACIM internet radio program on 12Radio . They review the first few stages in the Development of Trust, which is part of the Course’s Manual for Teachers section entitled “What are the Characteristics of God’s Teachers?
Here is an example (the second stage), but these aren’t necessarily sequential, or linear, and we usually review – a.k.a. practice, practice, practice! – these lessons in trust many, many, many times before we complete our forgiveness curriculum.
“Next, the teacher of God must go through ‘a period of sorting out.’ This is always somewhat difficult because, having learned that the changes in his life are always helpful, he must now decide all things on the basis of whether they increase the helpfulness or hamper it. He will find that many, if not most of the things he valued before will merely hinder his ability to transfer what he has learned to new situations as they arise. Because he has valued what is really valueless, he will not generalize the lesson for fear of loss and sacrifice. It takes great learning to understand that all things, events, encounters and circumstances are helpful. It is only to the extent to which they are helpful that any degree of reality should be accorded them in this world of illusion. The word “value” can apply to nothing else.”