Workshops Spent Wondering

img_2197I love asking questions. I enjoy debates. That’s why I also love running workshops.

When I’m in a workshop the idea that I can get people wondering about the subject under discussion is great fun. Over the years I’ve learned that asking questions opens the door to different points of view. That’s certainly what I hope to encourage people to do in my workshops. Today’s workshop was all about past lives. I don’t expect people to come along believing in reincarnation. It’s also the case that I don’t expect them to leave believing in past lives. It’s far better that they leave wondering about the information they have discovered. Then they can make their own minds up.

So my workshop followed the flow of questions, answers and further questions. It was about meeting the needs of the people who attended. It was also about my help to bring their past life memories to the conscious mind. That’s another thing I love. Working intuitively means that the day can depart from a plan and become an adventure for me too. There is no rigid framework when I’m responding to the needs of the group. And I am always amazed by the way that everything fits together perfectly. From the answers I give to the examples I choose to use. In the ways that each meditation links and builds on the one before it. To the ‘ah ha’ moments when people make sense of what they are learning about themselves.

I find workshops are a setting where wondering can be shared by more than one or two. The energy of the group and the exchange of ideas create more encouragement to explore.

That’s something I really value. The participants, through their contributions, bring the whole group through an adventure together. I find that supportive energy really important. It means that more insight is achieved. Overall that’s what I want to offer in all of my workshops. So I’m grateful for all of the people who attended today. They gave their energy, effort and ideas. I had a wonderful wondering time too. So I’m ready for the next workshop next week. Since we are discovering trance mediumship ability in people I know there will be another great adventure for that group. It’s one of my favourite experiences and an interesting way to communicate with Energy Beings. What a great way to spend another workshop day!

Day 322 of my blogging challenge.

Freedom to Explore Intuition

imageFor the last eleven years I’ve been running Awakening workshops. My aim has been to encourage people to discover and explore their psychic side. Sometimes we need to be given permission to do so.

The theme for the past couple of days has been about the teaching work I do. I love the idea of getting people to explore. ¬†How better to discover your intuitive senses than with people who want to feed your curiosity. I can’t help but feel that our current education system leaches away the natural curiosity that children have. Instead ‘learning’ becomes the rather dull purpose. Exploration, adventure, discovery are all words that no longer fit. I’ve watched my daughter’s progress towards examinations and qualifications. Questions aren’t allowed. Focus and discipline have driven away the natural excitement at finding out new things. Will she be a better employee for all this standardised knowledge? Or will she be a better citizen? I believe that what the world needs is imaginative, curious and open minded people. I find it hard to see how schools currently deliver that.

I’m not having a rant at education itself. I believe that we should all take an interest in the world around us and how it works. That way I am sure we can find better ways to do the things we need to do for a positive life. However, I do feel that we ignore a great deal of our world by approaching education in a standardised way. A way that appears to divide people into talented or not. Academic or not. Contributing or not. As I write this I can feel the judgements behind the idea that we can be divided into useful or not. It certainly appears to me that a lot of children leave the education system feeling second best, untalented and hopeless. Yet they are the future of our world.

I’m not sure how we got to this state but it has to change somehow. Where do I start? What can I do?

One of the things I know I can help with is intuition. And I can give people an opportunity to reconnect with their psychic senses. Because I feel we have forgotten about these almost completely. Generally we are told they don’t exist at all. And if we try to find out more we are met by a wall of fear. I know that many people avoid using their intuition because they think they will be perceived as mentally ill in some way. Because it’s common knowledge apparently that my voices in my head are an illness. In the distant past intuition was a valuable skill. Mainly because it helped us to navigate a challenging world. As our environment became more controlled intuitive information became less necessary.

I have experienced the challenge of opening up my own psychic senses again. In a world that is relatively much safer and apparently more tame than before learning to pay attention to intuitive information can be hard. To do so I had to explore how this way of gathering information worked. I had to accept I could do it. And I had to pay attention to what was being received. Finally, I had to become confident and trusting in myself and my intuitive abilities. Luckily I was prepared to explore that part of my inner world where my intuition lives – my imagination. I was also fortunate to meet people along the way who inspired me to explore too.

It’s really special to meet people who share your passion for discovery. They give an implied permission that it’s ok to want to find out. I found the encouragement from others really kept me keen to know more.

Of course, not everyone has a passion for finding things out. I have come across closed minds. People who have settled for ‘it is what it is’ without wanting to ask why that should be so. I feel that’s such a shame. What great opportunities they are missing out on. Or the people who have read lots and lots but never gone out to explore. Or gone inwards either. They have taken what others have told them as the absolute and only facts. I know they are letting their own abilities down. Yet it’s so rewarding to see other people find out how talented they are. I love having the freedom to teach others in ways that I feel will support their own adventures. It’s a real gift back to me when they rediscover their curiosity and start to question again.

The Awakening workshops will continue to be there for anyone who wants to learn in a different way. Added to them are the Earth’s ArchAngel Odyssey courses and workshops. I hope to keep fulfilling my purpose of “Each one reach one teach one” for a very long time to come.

Day 293 of my blogging challenge.