How do you find a teacher? Do you even need to look for one?
I was asking these questions last night.
Last night, I was browsing Craig’s list and Kijiji, looking for guitar teachers in my neighbourhood for my nine year old. His dad bought him a guitar a couple of weeks ago and since then we have been wondering about getting some lessons. How would you pick a teacher?
Then I started thinking about the time when my son was little. I had wanted him to start karate lessons and music lessons and gymnastics etc, when he was five and six. He was always excited at first, and after the first one or two lessons he would lose interest. When I probed him about this he would say “they can’t teach me anything – I already know everything – I don’t need a teacher”. I would try to talk him into continuing his lessons, but he would always have his mind firmly made up and it was no use arguing. I always wanted him to have fun so I never insisted that he continue something he did not enjoy. But I did not agree with his statement, I thought for sure that my son was talented and I wanted to see his talents expand through training. I thought that everyone could use a good teacher.
Now I know better.
I am pretty sure that Faris and all children, and for that matter grown-ups too can access whatever information they want (no, not from Google) but from Source.
I know that when he said that he already knew everything – he really was totally and completely right. I think that he had the ability to go inside and connect with Source to access whatever he wanted – therefore he did not think that he needed a teacher.
Perhaps going to school has dimmed that connection? I cannot be sure. Because there are still times when he says he knows everything. But he is more open to learning from others now. I did not get him any lessons until he asked for them –that’s how it works now. If he says he needs training, I arrange it – I never presume that he does. I understand now, that sometimes we ask questions and we shift our attention from the question and allow the answer to flow and at other times, we do not make that shift in a way that we can receive the answer directly, (perhaps we have a belief that says a teacher is needed), but we are allowing enough for another person, “a teacher” to bring the answer to us.
You may have heard the famous words “when the student is ready the teacher will appear”. I think it completely true. Our teachers come to us with the answers to questions we are asking. Because we are in the vibration of the question, the answer cannot come to us through us. Isn’t that interesting?
Many things happened over the last few days that pointed my attention to this subject. Here is a short list of the most important items:
1. I am currently in the process of teaching a focus wheeling class over a period of four weeks. Each week is about one subject, and the four subjects are money, relationships, health and self-esteem.
2. I have been looking for a teacher to teach my son the guitar.
3. My son has resumed his karate training after a two month recovery from a sports injury.
4. I have started coaching someone I met through my website helping him to accelerate recovery from a serious chronic illness, and helping him find his own power.
As a result of all these aspects of my life, I have been thinking about the relationship between a student and a teacher. I am pretty sure now that we only need teachers when we cannot access Source on the subject ourselves. Isn’t that why some people are self taught guitarists while others take lessons. How did the first person who came up with karate moves, come up with them – surely through inspiration? This person I am coaching about health, how in the world of internet did he find me and ask me his questions? And I became the perfect conduit through which Source provided him with the answers he wanted that resonated so strongly with him that he knew with certainty that he was on the right track. How did my focus group sessions come about? Simple – I practiced focus wheels and other processes so much that it became easy for me to tap into Source at will to get a focus wheel going and so those who were asking questions that could be answered through this process found me.
Isn’t it wonderful how everything comes together with so much perfection?