Before leaving for Okinawa in 2012, I was carrying with me an urgency to hide some aspects of myself from people in the general public, like say the feeling of holding my Spiritual Self back from family and co-workers at school. However, when I arrived in Okinawa, it was like I could really just be myself and be honoured and accepted as I was. I had a discussion about this with my friend Lucy. She put it really well into words and told me that "sometimes we have to get away from home for a while to feel at home with ourselves."
What I really enjoyed about being able to claim my individuality, was the opportunity to teach in a school that was very open-minded and gave me a lot of freedom in terms of my curriculum. This was the perfect opportunity to incorporate my own experiences with the younger generations of people.
One of my students shared this with her Mother, and you know what? As a teacher, the most humbling and satisfying thing to hear and gives me the feeling that I have done my job right, is when a parent says to me that they "wished they could be a part of my class".
Thanks Vibhuti! Please join my class next time! :)
When we were analysing scenes from the film, there was a scene in the film where the cat could understand the communications going on with the other animals. I asked my students how they knew this, and this led into the topic of mind to mind communication. This led into the concept of telepathy and I happened to use a pointed Clear Quartz Record-Keeper Crystal on me that day. So from talking about telepathy, I taught my students a simple telepathy exercise, which they excelled at and really enjoyed.
Because we all have our own pasts and backgrounds, we all carry something that represents us, to the places and situations that we find ourselves in during our lifetimes. Some of us are born knowing what we are here to do, while for others, it takes them days, weeks, months, or years to find out what this purpose is. However long, it matters not, for at the end of the day, these experiences make the journey and give the person something special to learn from life and to teach to the world around them.