Friday, May 10, 2013

When the teacher is ready...

You've probably heard the saying, "When the student is ready, the teacher appears." That seems very true in my experience, if you allow that the teacher may not be a person. 

But I think it works the other way around, as well. When the teacher is ready, the students appear.

Here's what I mean:

One of my longest term clients, whom I'll call Andi, is a talented psychic herself. She has taken more than a decade to accept, harness and focus her talents, while working several jobs and raising her kids.

Andi is finally ready to step up and begin teaching her own workshops! Not only does she accept her abilities, but she has a really unique way of teaching what she knows. She's really excited about this first workshop!

In setting it up, though, every possible practical obstacle has come up. The sound engineers promised that the equipment was idiot proof. Not only was it not idiot proof, it was broken! But she spent 6 hours thinking something was wrong with her, before she called the audio engineers.

A clerical error on the part of a utility company prevented her from paying her bill! And despite the fact that it was the utility's fault, the only way to fix this problem was for her to cancel her account, and start again, which was very time consuming.

The local newspaper printed her announcement with the wrong date, despite her having sent the correct date in an email. And it went on from there.

In typical new age "I must be responsible for this" fashion, she called to have me look psychically at what was going on. She complained, "Why do I have to teach all these people how to do their jobs?"

The guidance came through very clearly: because she had accepted the role of teacher by announcing her first workshop, all sorts of students were appearing, ones she didn't know she'd advertised for! That's why I say

When the teacher is ready, the students appear.