A Course in Miracles says, “Teach only Love for that is what you are.” However, I may have a very different opinion of myself, one that includes fear or shame. I might also be in the mode of blame and complain. If I have these thoughts about myself and others, no matter how cleverly veiled and hidden, that is what I will project upon my world. If we are to love our neighbors as ourselves, then it becomes clear, we must love ourselves first. The truth is, we will always teach that which we experience ourselves to be.