Education, Right Brainers and Discovering Our Gifts
You are really individual beings, with very special talents, and it would be nice if teachers had the time, or parents had the awareness or skill, to see the children as the very individual, very special beings that they are. So that rather than trying to drum them into one category, they are, instead, appreciating the special insight that each child brings to the sea of diversity and contrast which is the stuff that creation comes from.
We all have our God given gifts. It’s up to us to discover them and use them to our advantage.
They MAY mean well. But too many times they guide their children in the same way they were guided. By pigeonholing them into careers that will earn them the MOST money, disregarding the fact that many people who are financially secure are emotionally bereft.
Which would you honestly rather be?
What if you could be both? You can be! You simply have to discover the gift or gifts that were given to you when you incarnated. Discover a way to create a career around that gift. Whether it be songwriting.
Whether it be an artist.
Whether an actor.
Whatever you feel impassioned about
Whatever brings you joy
However you get lost in the Flow
That’s your gift.
Abraham Hicks is correct:
We REALLY are individual beings, with very special talents.
and we can’t let anyone dissuade us.
We can’t let anyone tell us different.
Do you know why our parents and our educators do what they do?
Do you know why they steer us in the financially driven direction?
One reason is as I said above, because that is how they were taught. But there is another implication here too.
That’s right the other reason is fear driven. All of our teachers from our youth, our parents as well as our school administrators are fearful that we will learn that we ARE individuals, that we are not automatons, that we all don’t fit in a square box.
Some of us draw outside the lines and education today is all about conformity. There is no room for the individual to shine. Some people learn differently. I should know, because I went through this myself. I’m a visual learner. Always have been. I’m a right brainer. Always have been. I don’t know where this fits on that spectrum but when I attended middle school and high school and was administered tests it became quite apparent that taking multiple choice exams was the wrong way to judge what I learned. Give me an essay exam or an oral exam and I excelled. This was proven several times when I failed miserably with the multiple choice tests.
It was finally discovered by a teacher who took an active interest in my growth. In the sixth grade he pulled me aside and asked if I wanted to take the exam over, but this time he would give me an oral exam. He realized that I actively participated in classroom discussion and understood that I had more to offer. He was right. After class that afternoon he and I sat in his classroom and he tested me orally. He was shocked at how well I knew the material. He said he knew I understood what he was teaching. He just needed me to know he knew. From that time, I was given essay exams and my grades shot up in that class.
So see? We are ALL individuals and if it wasn’t for that one teacher in middle school who had taken an active interest in one of his students I very well may have floundered in his class as well. I am grateful to him and told him so once the year was out.
Thinking differently has actually helped me later in life. Being right brained is a benefit in the career I chose. Writing and being in the literary field. Right Brainers learn visually which is what that sixth grade teacher realized immediately after seeing my results on that multiple choice exam.
It’s unfortunate that most educators today don’t take the time to understand the individual. For if they did, I imagine we’d see more students succeed. I’m blessed that one teacher saw that I learned differently, that I was truly right brained.
Be Happy! Be Well! Be Positive!
Blessings to you.
Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;
We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying. For there truly is no end.