I never thought of that before...


possibilities - girl walking into a vortex

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.