What does it really mean to “invest” in oneself? At what level do we take time to cultivate who we are and decide that it’s time to broaden or embellish how we interact in the world? What is necessary to examine about ourselves? What pieces may be missing that could be acquired?
Personally I am always driven to learn more, as I have it in my nature to be the perpetual student. While I deeply believe that at our essence each of us is intuitively in touch with the “all that is” and thereby inherently know everything there is to know, remembering all that sometimes poses a problem….. yes?
While the concept of Universal Consciousness suggests that all energy and thereby all knowledge is accessible to each of us, how exactly do we go about grasping the tidbits we are interested in? What secret corridor of our minds must we access to tap into the wisdom of the ages?
Let’s be honest… It’s the most rewarding when we are hit with an enormous “Aha!” moment. Transcendent and exhilarating epiphany can catapult our understanding into untold realms, if we only allow ourselves to reach for them. How do we get into that flow?
For me, the answer is simple…… by humbly remaining the receptive “STUDENT“. When there is a desire to learn, we are teachable. If we have it in our tightly wound little heads that we have figured everything out that pertains to us, we live very, very small. By realizing that every experience that we have and every soul we encounter in our day-to-day is a potential opportunity for learning, growing, and knowing we stay teachable.
I have always had an insatiable appetite for reading, taking classes, listening with earnest ear to the wise insights of my elders. I think that because of this burning desire I have had the most exquisite ability to align myself with the golden stream of what I call “Divine Data Download”. Basically what I am describing is an openness to the Universe catching my receptivity and giving me more than what the opportunity would otherwise teach me through my 5 senses. The infusement of etheric information is made available because I am receptive and permeable to it!
Have you had these epiphanies? Have you experienced a crystal clarity of knowing something internally, simply by being open?
So how do we solicit these chance occasions and create more of them in our lives? By receptively embracing the role of the student, of course!
My most recent experience in direct study was completing my examinations and thesis for my Masters in Metaphysics two years back. I have decided that short of excuses that could be innumerable, I intend to continue my studies for life and have begun my preparation for completing my dissertation towards my doctorate. Why not? In this day and age the opportunities to continue our adult education are limitless.
If you are drawn to learn, then LEARN! If you are called to serve through acquiring skills and modalities through credentials, certifications, degrees and other modes of learning… give your self that gift of growth!
When we keep ourselves keenly aligned with the stream of receiving greater understanding, we give ourselves an unfathomable gift! Investing in ourselves. How do you perceive this investment? How can you make it joyful, artful and celebratory?