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Keys to Learning

What is learning first of all, so we know what we are doing? Simply stated learning is becoming aware of knowledge, information, or the acquisition of a skill previously unavailable to an individual. This is my own definition based on my level of understanding. Oneness dictates we are all using the same all knowing, omnipotent mind. Or are we? When born into this 3D realm of humanness our minds are veiled in the forgetting. “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts,…” (www.poets.org/) As Shakespeare points out our roles here are various, they are not who we are, and they are scripted. How we play these roles are up to the individual.

I don’t know about you, but I have never been good at Acting, however I play my pre-programmed roles brilliantly if I do say so myself. <G> These roles guide your path through life, because we tend to do things we are good at. What if you desired to change directions though and learn something totally new to you? Is anything totally new? Of course not, because we are still operating with the One Mind. The veil makes our skills and knowledge unique to us and the path we have traveled before. The saying goes, ‘Life’s lessons are provided on a need to know basis’ (my paraphrase). So this is the key to learning.  Learning is really re-membering!

Necessity is the mother of all invention and learning. Have you ever had to learn something you hated or were not interested in at all? For me this was math and boy was it a struggle! It took me years of practice and finally understanding that math was useful in the everyday world to learn it. I had several teachers share wonderful “tricks” that helped me re-member math. It took focus and a desire to learn to even get started and the more I learned the more I en-joyed it and the cycle repeated. Having studied education and learning for many years now I know from experience learning is a process. There are techniques which facilitate learning and these are spelled out nicely in books and websites. I encourage you to explore and if you seek, you shall find!

The point I make here summed up – Learning takes emotion, desire, intent and practice. The choice to learn is not up to anyone else. Most of all though it is driven by need, even if it is just an ego desire to learn a skill or knowledge for the fun of it. If you have no desire or need to learn something the actions you take will be futile. I have studied Spanish, for example, for years, however my efforts where half-hearted and not driven by desire. At times I could have used this skill but I found others to translate for me and since I don’t need it on a daily basis. I have not become proficient in Spanish. I suppose this goes for any manifesting one attempts, e-motion is required! Those things that come to you easily have been learned before in a previous lifetime or were pre-programmed for this one. I am still amazed at how easy Radiology was for me. It eventually became boring though after a quarter century and I moved on. This is how life works though, we are driven in certain directions (for me it was the path of least resistance) by forces unknown. To truly succeed one must trust this path and learn to listen to the Holy Spirit and not the Ego. Ah, but this is another blog. Blessings on your Journey of Love!

Sequoia Elisabeth

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Learning Methods

We each have our own learning methods and depending on how long your journey has been thus far and how much you have focused on conscious learning you may or may not have advance learning abilities.

Our modern day society has labels for degrees of learning such as Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate degrees.  All journeys begin with one step, and there are no right or wrong paths.  Even a disjointed schizophrenic path will eventually lead home and/or sometimes taking a break is what is needed to recharge and ground in the journey.  So knowing this, are you aware of how you learn?

If you wish to discover your learning methods simply look at your habits.  Do you enjoy reading, watching TV Documentaries, playing games, or solving mysteries?  When surfing the internet do you prefer YouTube, News articles, or Social Media?  Noticing these things helps you get to know yourself better which in turn allows you to better meet your own needs and those of others.  If you are aware of your talents and preferences then you can better share yourself with the world.

I love to learn and share with others, most people do, however some hate these things and prefer instead to simply engage the world, to explore, and play.  It is all Good!  It serves you in some way which feeds the soul.  Curiosity has been a wonderful tool in my life and it can be developed to serve your needs, just as intuition can. (please see my previous blogs on the 6 senses of the mind)  Knowing your talents comes from testing yourself and simply sampling various activities, subjects, and/or theories.  Since I love to learn so much you would think I would make a great teacher.  This has not been my experience.  The reason I choose Adult Education is because I just don’t get the whole drill sergeant educational system, pedagogy.  So when it comes to facilitation I am right there and totally harmonize with andragogy (adult education).  If you don’t know these terms please look them up.  One habit which has served me well is looking things up that I don’t understand.  And now we have the Internet to make this easy and enjoyable.  Used to, a trip the library was required along with much time looking through reference books till the answer was found.  Here, test it out… what does “innocuous” mean?  How long did it take to look it up?  Took me less than 30 seconds.

Hopefully I have rattled your cage a little and sparked some inner curiosity to know yourself better.  It is my desire to inspire and encourage others to expand their knowledge and skills base – to basically expand their “beingness or state of being”.  Transitions Blog continues to explore the transition from one state of being to another and I thank you for joining with me on this journey!

🙂 Sequoia Elisabeth

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The Future of Education

Education is said to be the key to civilized man and if this is so why has our educational system gotten so badly outta balance?  Do you realize the true purpose to the educational system in the USA?  It is designed to create obedient, passive, and smart (but not too smart) factory workers!   Now that the age of factory work is gone in the USA it is high time to abandon the old system of teacher centered teaching and embrace learner centered learning!

The flaws in our educational system are fairly obvious so I will not get into the problems so much as stay focused on the evolution of education and the system we need to implement yesterday.  In the present system children are treated like cattle, herded into classrooms, force fed, and then expected to perform tricks (like remembering and understanding everything thrown at them on a test).  Testing has proven to be ineffective in teaching, but it remains to be the focus because it lends itself to mass ‘marketing’.  So what are we to do about our ailing educational system?

There are no shortages of ideas and many families are exploring these methods right now.  The large increase in homeschooling for instance is one method, but this system lacks socialization.  (More on Homeschooling)  With the expansion of the internet it is now possible to learn just about anything you need online, and many see this as the future of education, including myself.  The socialization issues are easily met by attending community activities, summer camps, and other classes.

The Waldorf school system’s “overarching goal is to develop free, morally responsible, and integrated individuals equipped with a high degree of social competence. Teachers generally use formative (qualitative) rather than summative (quantitative) assessment methods, particularly in the pre-adolescent years. The schools have a high degree of autonomy to decide how best to construct their curricula and govern themselves.” (Wikipedia.com)

Andragogy are teaching strategies developed for adult learners and based on a humanistic conception of self-directed and autonomous learners and teachers as facilitators of learning. (Wikipedia.com)  While this is best for adults, it is this authors opinion that it can be applied to children as young as 9yrs old, so the pediogogical approach of memorization and repetitive drills are good in the early years for learning language, math, and basic principles, but by the time the child reaches the teen years they should be ready for a broader more self-directed path to learning.

Montessori education is characterized by an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits and respect for a child’s natural psychological development and is used in over 7,000 schools worldwide. (Wikipedia.com)  The problem with this method is the lack of discipline.  Working and thriving in the world today requires discipline and unless the child also takes classes in say Martial Arts, Music, Dance, or Sports.  They will not be prepared for the demands of adult life.

This brings up my final point for today.  A balanced approach which works both sides of the brain and body will produce a balanced individual, so simply focusing on the intellectual aspects of learning, as our present system does creates an individual who is out of balance.  I hated gym, art class, music, and sports in elementary school but I was forced to take them and eventually I excelled in all but music.  I am so grateful for this opportunity to develop a “whole brain” and thus the reason we have teachers and parents to guide us. (Please focus on what you do have and not what you lacked)

Please look carefully at your educational path and your families.  If you are a parent take the time to really consider the impact of sending your child to a school which still uses the old system of testing and cattle prodding!  If you are a teenager thinking of college, please read the next blog which will focus on the higher education trap!  The future is for the bold and it will take courage to forge your own path, but ultimately it is the right choice for most.

🙂 Sequoia Elisabeth

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What is Learning?

What exactly is happening when you learn something?  To answer this question an understanding of how energy works, what the human body is for, and what makes up knowledge is required.  We cover them briefly here, so if you do not follow, please check out the materials available on the website (Link below).

I will trust that you have had basic science and physics, so you know that Energy is Everything – it is matter, it is thought, and it is the thread that holds reality together.  Energy can be a wave or it can be a particle and more importantly it cannot be created nor destroyed.

The human body has one purpose – to communicate Love.  Anything that is done with the body either communicates Love (Divine Love, God’s Love) or what is not Love (ego).  There are many ways we communicate including the five senses, body language, and mentally (telepathy – and Yes you are).

Knowledge is an awareness of a fact, skill, or circumstance. Everything there is to know exists right now through Infinite Mind, Cosmic Consciousness, or GOD.  So learning is not acquiring something you did not have before.  It is becoming aware of a skill, fact or circumstance you were not aware of before.  So let’s look deeper.

Since everything is energy this means that all knowledge is energy.  Energy has a vibrational frequency and thus knowledge exists on different levels of vibrational frequency.  You are familiar with the grades we all went through in school.  As our knowledge grew, so did our vibrational frequency as we aligned with the awareness of certain facts, skills, or circumstances.  For those who stay aware, this process never ends!

Malcolm Knowles’s theory of Andragogy provides principles which are the corner stone of all learning above the age of 12 and include the following; adults need to be involved in the planning and evaluation of their instruction, experience (including mistakes) provides the basis for learning activities, adults are most interested in learning subjects that have immediate relevance to their job or personal life, and adult learning is problem-centered rather than content-oriented. (http://tip.psychology.org/knowles.html)

The final and defining aspect to learning offered here today is that all Knowledge or Wisdom exists all ways and always.  Learning then is an alignment with this wisdom and the allowing of it to flow through you by expressing it with your actions or speaking it with your words.  This is why the idea of copyright seems so absurd to me.  Knowledge is Universal!  It belongs to no one and everyone.  Of course there is nothing wrong with honoring the person who offers wisdom by citing the source.  We know the Ultimate source is Universal Intelligence (God).

🙂 Sequoia Elisabeth

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Learning Understood

What exactly is happening when you learn something?  To answer this question an understanding of how energy works, what the human body is for and what makes up knowledge is required.  We cover them briefly here, so if you do not follow, please check out the materials available on the website (Link below). 

I will trust that you have had basic science and physics, so you know that Energy is Everything, it is matter, it is thought, and it is the thread that holds reality together.  Energy can be a wave or it can be a particle and more importantly it cannot be created nor destroyed. 

The human body has one purpose to communicate Love.  Anything that is done with the body either communicates Love (Divine Love, God’s Love) or what is Not Love (ego).  There are many ways we communicate including the five senses, body language, and mentally (telepathy – and Yes you are).

Knowledge is an awareness of a fact, skill, or circumstance. Everything there is to know exists right now through Infinite Mind, Cosmic Consciousness or GOD.  So learning is not acquiring something you did not have before.  It is becoming aware of a skill, fact or circumstance you were not aware of before.  So let’s look deeper.

Since everything is energy this means that all knowledge is energy.  Energy has a vibrational frequency and thus knowledge exists on different levels of vibrational frequency.  You are familiar with the grades we all went through in school.  As our knowledge grew, so did our vibrational frequency as we aligned with the awareness of certain facts, skills or circumstances. 

So now we take this to a new level, and consider what we learn without knowing we are learning.  This starts right away even before you are born.  Your mother lives in a certain environment and your vibrational frequency will be aligned with hers and to a lesser extent your fathers depending on how much time you spend around him.  Everything in the environment is exerting some influence on you and you either align with that energy or you resist.  It works both ways also, so understand that you too are radiating at a certain level of awareness/vibrational frequency and the Higher Energy wins.  This is not a given, however this is the way it works unless you consciously choose a lower energy vibration. 

What about heredity?  Remember that you are created by the genetic material from your parents and also from the environment you are in and the environment they are in.  Fundamentally speaking all heredity is energy alignment.  What your parents or guardians believe is being passed on to you by entrainment.  In case you don’t know what this means, think alignment and rhythm.  It is like when ten clocks on the same wall all begin to swing their pendulums in harmony/ at the same rate.   You are “learning” all the traits, propensities, talents and short comings from both your parents and the environment. 

This is very powerful information because you can align your energy with any source you like.  You are not bound by the limitations of your family ties!  These ideas are entrained deeply within the psyche and do take time to work their way out, but with conviction and persistence anything is possible. 

🙂 Sequoia Elisabeth

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Wisdoms End

Wisdom never ends and it does not belong to any one person.  This is a valuable piece of information that every seeker of knowledge, scholar, and educator need know. You as an individual know nothing and what you think you know is worthless.  These are the frivolous floundering of the ego mind, its ongoing task to feel important and be special in the minds of others.

Wisdom is like a stream that meanders down the mountain, across the field and into the ocean.  It flows constantly and anyone can come to the stream and drink its waters.  Wisdom is like so many things in this world that people attempt to bottle and sell.  If you have ever taken a butterfly and put it in a bottle you know that it dies.  Sooner or later the magic is gone!  Why?  Because it belongs to no one and everyone!  Beauty, innocence, wisdom, affection, joy and all those things we each desire are free and pertain to the old saying, “the best things in life are free”. 

The next time you read a profound statement or a moving story, accept the gift and know that you could have said that too.  The author is simply a scribe no less or no more important than you are.  They have simply walked to the stream and drank its water!  Anyone and everyone has this choice if they so desire.  The attributes listed above can easily be substituted for Wisdom, this stream delivers Beauty, Innocence, Affection, Joy, and whatever the heart desires.  The only caveat is that you do not own it, you are simply using it, enjoying it, sharing it, but never do you have exclusive rights to it!

The act of learning something is opening yourself up to wisdom and allowing this stream to flow through you.  It can also be likened to aligning yourself with the specific vibrational frequency of a particular energy (wisdom).  A teacher teaches by raising the vibrational frequency of her students to her level.  This is done in a myriad of methods and there really is no limit to the ways this can be accomplished.  Andragogy is the best method and involves facilitating the learner in obtaining this desired energy frequency on their own.  When the desire is held within the heart (it cannot be placed there by anyone other than the individual) the desire drives the person to the answers they seek, thus in the future teachers will be called facilitators. 

Wisdom is simply knowledge that is a part of Universal Consciousness ( the stream) and to think that anyone person is smarter or less knowledgeable than any other is demonstrating a lack of understanding.   We each drink from the stream to a different extent.  Worship not those who go before you and instead strive to attain their level of wisdom.  Drink up my friends.  They have simply opened more doors than you have and drank of the stream more often.  What they say may sound profound and very well could be exactly what you need to hear in that precise moment, but that is not due to their gifts but to yours!   Great Spirit is always aligning you with the wisdom you need when you need it and when you awaken to this fact you will see it, plain as day. 

If you read something profound and “wise” while reading this blog, just know that I have opened myself up to “the stream” and so can you! 

🙂 Sequoia Elisabeth

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