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I never thought of that before...

September 11, 2018

 

For the past 20 years, one of things I've loved about having a mentor is how they cause you to think about things you've never thought of before.

 

It's so easy to move through our lives thinking mostly the same thoughts, feeling mostly the same feelings and then not surprisingly, having mostly the same experiences.

 

Ugghh... I don't know about you, but too much of that starts to bore me. I do love my routines and rituals, but I also constantly reach for novelty; knowing more about myself and my connection to the universe. 

 

I remember the first time he asked me if I wanted to become a teacher. The question really blindsided me at the time. I'd never imagined myself in the role of a teacher or even having any knowledge or skill of value to share with anyone. It caused me to think deeply about who I was and who I was going to become. Most of all it made me question... "what does that even mean?"

 

The fact that he thought I could become a teacher gratified me deeply. After all, he was a teacher; he was MY teacher and I respected and admired him intensely. The feeling that I could become like him one day was both exhilarating and daunting at the same time.

 

Without knowing full well what becoming a teacher really entailed, I said yes. Boy oh boy, from then on it was a remarkably challenging path, but the rewards have been endless. 

 

When the student is ready the teacher will appear... ( A theme the whole of my life!)

 

There's a song called "Them Heavy People" by Kate Bush that truly depicts what the student/teacher relationship can be like. I really relate with and love this song. She was an incredible voice and artist. I hope you enjoy it.

 

 

Below are the lyrics in case you want them as well! 

 

And ~ if you want a really transformative experience, we've got just the thing! My gals and I are hosting a retreat at the end of September. We still have a few spaces left...

 

Give us a call at 530-432-5588 (ask for Shizumi) or email us at awaken3mbs@gmail.com to have a discussion about who we are, what we're doing and how this retreat may be just what you need in your life right now.

 

 

Them Heavy People
Kate Bush


Rolling (rolling) the ball, rolling (rolling) the ball, rolling (rolling) the ball to me


Rolling (rolling) the ball, rolling (rolling) the ball, rolling (rolling) the ball to me


They arrived at an inconvenient time
I was hiding in a room in my mind
They made me look at myself 
I saw it well, I'd shut the people out of my life


So now I take the opportunities
Wonderful teachers ready to teach me
I must work on my mind 
For now I realize
Everyone of us has a heaven inside


Them heavy people hit me in a soft spot
Them heavy people help me
Them heavy people hit me in a soft spot
Rolling the ball (rolling), rolling the ball (rolling), rolling the ball to me


They open doorways that I thought were shut for good
They read me Gurdjieff and Jesus
They build up my body, break me emotionally
It's nearly killing me, but what a lovely feeling!


I love the whirling of the dervishes
I love the beauty of rare innocence
You don't need no crystal ball
Don't fall for a magic wand
We humans got it all, we perform the miracles


Them heavy people hit me in a soft spot
Them heavy people help me
Them heavy people hit me in a soft spot
Rolling the ball (rolling), rolling the ball(rolling), rolling the ball to me


Songwriters: Kate Bush

 

 

 

 

 

 

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