There is this question from Access Consciousness that's great to ask when you're being or doing something weird and you're not sure why. The question is: Who am I being? It's very common to get caught playing roles, or with certain people to commit to being or doing something for them, without even fully knowing what's going on. One such role-play is the Teacher/Student dynamic. Instead of being "left in the classroom" of academia where it belongs, it seeps into our relationships now and prevents intimacy, acknowledgment of everyone present, ease, peace, space and relaxation. Why then is it so pervasive? Because so many of us have bought the point of view that we are here on planet Earth to learn lessons. Do you, as an Infinite Being believe that your purpose for existence is to learn lessons? Or is that just one of the infinite possibilities for your choice to come here and live this life?
So, the question becomes, have you committed to being a Teacher or a Student in this lifetime? See, if you have committed to something, you give up your choice in favor of the commitment, in other words, you have to be that even if its not who or what you would choose to be in the moment you're in. You can choose to jump into the role of "Teacher" or "Student" if it's fun for you, like you're playing a game and one person gets to be the one who knows stuff and the other gets to be the one who want's to know stuff. Yay, how much fun can you have? Then, when you're done and want to play a different game, or receive the wisdom from the one who is pretending they don't know stuff, toss out the script. Ok infinite Being that you are, what do you know? What are your gifts and talents? What is your brilliance that you weren't allowed to be when you were playing the role of the student that is here to learn from others? And hey teacher, you can relax now and don't have to live under this pressure of having to deliver stuff and be brilliant and important and knowledgeable. You can run around, play, laugh, jump up and down and have some fun. All the "students" will be okay without you.
Here are some indicators that you may be committed to being a Teacher: 1. You have this need to correct people, 2. You want them to get what your saying, and make sure that they get it (as though it's vital that they hear what you have to say), 3. People diminish themselves around you, looking to you as the one who has the answers or knows the answers and may be intimidated, or shut down or shrink around you, 4. You command attention, and ensure that everyone is listening to you before you say anything, because what you're saying is important. 5. People are on edge around you, like you are about to scold them, or make them wrong, or point out the errors they are making. And in your experience you can be like, why is this stuff going on? I don't have this need, why are people showing up like this around me?
Here are some indicators that you may be committed to being a Student: 1. You go blank when you get around certain people, 2. You feel stupid, or confused, or unable to express yourself when you get around certain people, 3. You have this intense need to learn, and improve and get better and your not even quite sure why, 4. You diminish yourself and feel less than around certain people. 5. Things you learn don't stick, you forget easily, or you find yourself repeating certain lessons over and over again. With this one, in your perspective it can be this inner questioning of what's wrong with me? Why can't I be me? Why do I make myself less than? Why can't I show up in a way that allows them to see my brilliance, acknowledge me and celebrate the wisdom and gifts that I have? Why am I hiding?
So, are you willing to give up your commitments to being a teacher or being a student? Being You can include teaching and learning, however, if you have that commitment in place you have to show up and live within the confines of the role, be that character, and wear the costume. So, if you do find yourself stuck in something in regards to any or all of this ask: Who am I being? Acknowledge your commitments, reclaim your choice to Be YOU, and expand out to receive and have more of what that is. If you would like assistance to free yourself of any characters, costumes, roles or scripts that are confining or defining you (which translates into the feeling of being stuck) get in touch with me. How much more free can you now choose to be?