I recently inadvertently acquired a student interested in learning about spiritual practices and spiritual healing from me. I’ve been studying dozens of paths of spiritual and emotional healing and connecting with my soul for dozens of years, and I have led a few workshops now and then. And suddenly I have a student; someone is asking me questions and taking my advice. So, it occurred to me, if you are the kind of person who likes giving advice and sharing your knowledge – maybe stop offering it to your friends who may or may not be interested, and maybe stop being frustrated that you have all this great knowledge that no one seems to want even when you know it could help – and maybe start teaching it to people who are actually interested.
Sharing knowledge has always started small for me – five or so students in a “beta-test” version of a class, or one person in my living room asking for help about this or that. But, I believe now, the things you are good at, the things that you have to share, will find their audience, a grateful one at that, if you keep offering your knowledge and skills to people who seem interested. Like minded organizations are a great place to meet these people, and even to make a foray into creating presentations to groups.
I was so shocked at how good it felt to be able to answer questions and have someone find the answers useful in their life, and how good it felt to help lead someone to finding their own answers.
It was the revelation of the week: If you often feel like giving advice – maybe you aren’t just a controlling person, maybe you are a teacher looking for students.
What would you teach if you could teach anything?