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You Are A Teacher

by Larry Gifford

This past weekend I had the privilege of teaching nine bright healers the basics of energetic medicine during a two-day seminar. Through the weekend, we shared information, experiences, stories, asked and answered questions and cleared away a lot of energy.

What was remarkable about this weekend, for me, was that as I taught, I learned. And the more I taught, the more I learned. The more information I imparted, the more information I received. And as the students learned, they taught each other and me. Through the weekend we all learned to overcome fears, doubts, anxiety, and shine golden light into the dark corners of ourselves. We learned to trust ourselves, new friends, and the Universe. We were all students and we were all teachers.

The more I think about it the more I understand that every day we are all teachers and students. The give and take of knowledge in society is done at break-neck speed now so we’re somewhat immune to the information exchange taking place. Take a minute to think about all the people you influence, inform and guide on a daily basis — face-to-face or via facebook.

Keep thinking about it.

That’s a lot of people. Now think about what it is you are teaching, what information you are imparting. What kind of teacher are you? How are you imparting your knowledge?

Now ask yourself what do you want to teach? What kind of teacher do you want to be?

You might be saying, “This guy is crazy. I’m not a teacher. And I don’t want to be a teacher.”  Too late. We are all constantly teaching each other how to be healthy, loving, joyful, and fulfilled beings. Teaching comes in all shapes and sizes; offering career advice, showing how to be an unconditionally loving spouse, or teaching your mother-in-law how to use the child-proof toilet seat lid. Each day, there are opportunities for us all to be teachers. Sometimes, we aren’t even aware of the teaching moments in our life. Have you ever work for a bad boss and said, “I’ll never do that?” He wasn’t trying to teach, but he did.

Try as you might, you can’t shut off the teaching valve. It must be hard-wired into our DNA. So, you might as well make good use of it. Give freely to others the knowledge you have. Be the teacher you want to be. Let those who are ready to recieve your information, share in the abundance of your knowingness.

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