Who’s Teaching Who?

Last month, I had the honor of being asked to mentor a bright young man on his journey of faith. Having weekly discussions with a mentor is one of the requirements to be confirmed in his spiritual community. I’m very close with his mother, but I have only met Barrett in person twice. When he reached out to ask if I’d be willing to take on this role, I was quite surprised and incredibly flattered. Knowing that the principles found in A Course in Miracles are often quite different than those taught in other spiritual traditions, I asked his parents if they were sure I’d be a good fit for this role. Neither had an issue with that, so I said yes. 

Barrett and I had our first mentoring session on Zoom this week. It turns out we share more than just a love of french fries. We also share a desire to deepen our relationship with the Divine. After asking Barrett why this journey was important to him, I shared my own winding journey of faith from Methodist, to atheist, to being a student and teacher of A Course in Miracles. Throughout our conversation, Barrett dropped wisdom bombs that reflected a depth of understanding beyond his 13 years on the planet. What an unexpected gift this is turning out to be!

The moment that touched my heart most profoundly occurred during our prayer at the end of our session. As I do with most of my prayer partners since learning this lingo from Rev. Michael Gott, I asked Barrett if he’d like to “dial” (begin the prayer) or “hang up” (complete the prayer.) He chose “hang up,” so I began by using some colorful imagery to invite Divine Light to guide us, bless our time together, and bless Barrett on his spiritual journey. When I passed the prayer to him, he added the intention that we both learn from each other. Let’s just say that prayer was answered in the asking. I may have walked this planet and this path a lot longer than Barrett, but I have no doubt I’ll be learning just as much if not more from him. Thanks for choosing me as your mentor and for giving me permission to share this story, Barrett!

As a matter of fact, I believe we can learn something from every relationship if we are willing. We are all teachers and students in every moment. This truth is one of the many benefits of being a Life Coach, Spiritual Counselor, and Family Constellations Facilitator. By listening and being present, I learn something during every session, workshop, and study group. When we allow the Voice of Love to speak through us, everyone receives a blessing.

Are you feeling stuck, sad, or lost in your current circumstance? It would be my great honor to support and guide you through this difficult time by sharing insights and tools I’ve learned on my spiritual journey. To book a session or learn more about Life Coaching, group and private Family Constellations, or my weekly ACIM Study Groups, please look around my website. I look forward to sharing a blessing with you. 

Until next time, may you be open to wisdom and blessings in all your relationships.

The course, on the other hand, emphasizes that to teach is to learn, so that teacher and learner are the same. It also emphasizes that teaching is a constant process; it goes on every moment of the day…

A Course in Miracles ~ M-In.1:5-6

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