So what is a Teacher? as shared by bear Medicinewalker


Teachers… lessons …Nature ….these are things that are always present in our life whether we realize it or not. So what is a Teacher?

Definition of TEACHER
1: one that teaches; especially

With that in mind one can look at many things in life, and many people as teachers. Of course there is school… and I am sure when all of us think about it, or think back on it, we can dingle out individuals that made a difference with us. That urged us to be better, more daring, more dedicated to learning. That made a difference to us in some way that perhaps altered a small part of our life.

As we all get older…we must open our mind sets and remember that we all are teachers. No matter what age we are, there is someone looking to learn what we know. I remember watching a video of babies playing, and how they watched each other and learned together how to place the blocks in a manner that they could build them into something. When they worked together to learn, and they would accomplish something, they would giggle and laugh with each other and squeal in delight. For they learned, they taught each other to build something.

I want to learn, I want to understand…statements that are often on peoples minds when they talk with me. They want to learn how to be more spiritual, to walk a balanced path. The Red road… and often the path there is about how we choose to live, its about the choices we make in our daily lives, choices that hopefully will guide us to Honor the Sacred, to walk in balance with the life that is around us, to be more accepting of our own shortcomings, our own faults…and know that it is okay to be imperfect.

Teachers, in recent weeks I have seen and heard about teachers who forget that they are also students as they walk forward. We are all on a learning path, to experience life and all the lessons around us. Ahhhh Lessons, we all hate them at times don’t we? Yet they are needed for often we don’t listen or hear. We don’t want to, because it involves change or acceptance.

So what are lessons?
Definition of LESSON
1 : a passage from sacred writings read in a service of worship
2a : a piece of instruction
b : a reading or exercise to be studied by a pupil
c : a division of a course of instruction
3a : something learned by study or experience
b : an instructive example c : reprimand

Well we all know why we don’t like them, because many times it involves work. Work on ourselves to be better, to change, to move ahead sometimes in order to let go of things that don’t serve us or are not good for us anymore, difficult things to do sometimes. We need to build more confidence in ourselves… we are all no better than or less than each other. We need to remember as teachers we are also students, and that sometimes we walk as both. I know I do. I surely don’t know everything. It is about remembering to be humble, it is about adding your own energy to what we do, think or feel and knowing that is okay to do so. That is why we are called Individual, unique.

I believe the greatest honor for a teacher of any kind, at any level is when a Student can take what they are taught, expand it and move ahead on their paths. So people its time to take control of what we can control, our choices… our own lives. Not that of those around us, but our own. Clean our own house so to speak, set things to order, set Your boundaries. Realize your own potential… find yourself, own your POWER…

Let us join in sending healing energies and prayer this day…
I call to the sacred winds…to carry my words
To the Grandmothers and Grandfathers of the North, the south, the east, the west, Above …below and within…

I call to the sacred winds to carry my words to the Winged ones…the Four Leggeds…the Plant People…the Crystal Keepers, the Thunder Beings, the Angelic Realm…Mother Mary and Magdalene…my Brother Christ and all the nations that love us.

I thank you for all the many blessings that you have shared with us today and beyond and I ask that you hear our prayers whether spoken our held silently within our hearts.

Today I ask that you hear our prayers as we stand humbly before you, small and human.
Help us to remember we are all but a tiny part of a great universe, that we are all connected as one…

Bring us the strength we need to walk our paths without ego or judgment…
Allow our hearts to hear what our ears are missing
Teach us how to allow forgiveness for others and ourselves
Fill our being with the unconditional love that you so freely offer all.
I call that we be reminded we are all no better than or less than one another.

Guide us through our days, to help us with our humanness…that we learn to reconnect with others in a gentle and positive way. Offering smiles when they are needed without thought, shoulders or ears to help ease another…and words that will uplift or soothe.

Keep our children safe and strong in this troubled world… I ask that on this day and days to come…guidance is shared with our children to help them as they walk their paths. Help open their eyes so they can learn and see the right way of things, teach them to respect all life no matter how small, open their ears and minds so that they may understand things that are being taught to them in a good and gentle manner…open their hearts so that when the harshness of the world falls at their feet, they can cope and handle it with compassion and understanding.

I ask that today and all days ahead we all remember we are teachers. Guide us to putting our best out there so others can learn form it. Allow us to share what we know with each other freely and with openness. Teach us to recall we are all also students, and fill our lives with things that will enrich our lives, help us to walk in balance, find joy, keep the faith and never loose Hope. Teach us to find our own Power and to embrace that in a good and positive way.

I thank all those who have walked with us and answer our calls…this day and in days to come…and honor you …AHO

So my wish to you all today is that you step into your roles as Teachers, to stay humble as we are all also students. But to reach out and honor what is shared with each and everyone of us, the amazing life of the world that exists around us. To challenge the teachers, to be inquisitive students, learn more so in turn you can teach more. Be examples of harmonious balance. Set boundaries, open doors… set the world on fire and make it a better place.

I send you all peace…today… and may the love that is in my heart reach and find you all today, and fill your life with blessings.

Mitakuye O’yasin
bear Medicinewalker

bear Medicinewalker

One Reply to “So what is a Teacher? as shared by bear Medicinewalker”

  1. A good teacher is like a good gardener who plants the seed and allows it to grow , with nurture it grows to full maturity reaches the set goals then plants again, never to stop growing . Then the learner becomes the teacher and shares and the cycle goes on again with remembering the learning is put into action to bring about positive change and the action is of the choosing of each individual. Life is a wonderful teacher .

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