For those of us who spent a lot of time in the education system, we tend to have inherited many ideas and ways of seeing things. The tendency can be to carry that forward and try to apply it to life "after school," or adopt a perspective such as life is an "Earth School" and we are here to learn lessons. That can be a reasonable belief system to adopt, and we do have free will to choose our beliefs, or never question the ones that have been chosen for us, however, at one point in our progression, that belief can hinder us more than it serves us.
If for instance, you believe that you are here to learn lessons and you think that you are not "learning enough," you may subconsciously create a challenge or difficulty, so that you have something to go through, that you will hopefully learn from. The education imprint also is often linked to the punishment reward model, in other words, if you do something wrong or bad you deserve to be punished, whereas if you do something right and good you deserve to be rewarded. And one of the greatest punishments is withdrawal or to take away what you most need such as love, caring, attention, resources, and intimacy. So what's the best set up to learn the best lessons? Take away from yourself what you most need (which will appear that it's not you, it's life, or someone or something else), and then see how well you do. If you survive, or rise to the challenge, become focused, and determined and committed to move beyond the circumstances, then you deserve to be rewarded and will hopefully learn something about yourself or about life in the process.
What if we are done with learning? The moment we become a student it means we have more to learn and thus we need a teacher. We will on some level knowingly or unknowingly assign someone or something to "be our teacher." In that moment we separate from our capacity to know, or access our inherent wisdom, or resource ourselves through asking questions, paying attention, and being curious about what's possible and available to us. The moment we become a teacher it means we have to define what we know and then try to find students to teach it to. We really have to believe that what we're teaching is "right" or accurate, and often believe our lives need to be perfect and we have to have it all figured out before we can teach it. No one can learn from us unless we know the answers, and thus we go about trying to convince ourselves we know the answers and other people can learn from us. That creates this feeling of pressure and potentially can activate the need to be perfect or get it right. You have to believe in what you’re teaching, and what happens if you change your mind or receive new perspective that contradicts or is different from what you taught before? Unless you're willing to be wrong, you may have to try to get rid of the new information, hide it from people, and convince yourself that they're not ready for it. What happens if you desire to live, think, feel and act differently than what your teachings suggest? The students may not trust you anymore and banish you from the pedestal they put you on. What? You lied to us? That wasn't correct information? It didn't stand the test of time.
What would it be like if you could honour what you know and be curious about how that may benefit other people? You don't have to become a teacher in order to offer what you know and share the wisdom that you've gained through your experience, or direct revelation. What if we don't need to teach each other or learn from each other? And subconsciously create conditions where we're locked into roles? Instead we can be with each other and bring our perspectives forward to expand the field of perspectives and choose what feels most resonant based on where we are now. I wonder what it would be like to live beyond roles, release the pedestals, allow the idol worship to fall away, let go of the need to diminish self so we have more to learn from others, or try to convince ourselves we know it all and have it all figured out so that we can be perceived as valuable. We are all here, in the life circumstances we are in, with the thoughts, feelings and emotions we have, and a percentage of us are desiring great change, to live in a world full of love, joy, harmony, appreciation, creativity, ingenuity, and celebration. I wonder what it would take to create that. What can we be or do differently today to act from our highest wisdom and offer what we know and receive the gift from others, for the benefit of all?
Christine helps people to approach life with greater care, love & wisdom. offering presence and a unique quality of attention she can assist people to play an active role in their mental, emotional and physical health no matter what is going on. With all of the different tools and methods she has access to, she inspires, encourages and supports people to really love and honour themselves, and thus be more able to love and honour others. Through her patience, kindness and astute awareness of the body, mind and heart she accelerates people's self-healing journeys and makes the inner and outer world a whole lot easier to navigate!