The world wide web provides so many avenues of learning and getting information these days. Facts are at our fingertips. There are even websites to verify the facts. In grade school and high school, I remember having to access a set of Britannica Encyclopedias or needing to go to the library to get information. It took hours to research for a paper that was due the following week. Today, I can get information instantaneously using my cell phone! What a difference!
Growing up I remember that one of the ways to get acknowledgement and a pat on the back was to get good grades. You may have also heard something like, “Good job, you got 3 B’s, 1 A and 1 C. Now let’s bring everything up and keep the A.” Then perhaps came the bribes, “For every A you get $15, every B you get $10 and C’s get $5.” I know for me, it set up a conclusion that my value came from getting good grades, so I went to work memorizing to make sure I got goods grades rather than really learning. It was so rote and tedious: flash cards, 3×5 cards, repetition, and re-reading, re-writing notes. I remember having to work so hard for my grades while others in the class goofed around, did not even take their books home, and got the same grade I did. Not fair!
What I realize today on reflection, my previous experience of learning was clouded with expectations from my parents, not a genuine thirst for knowledge. I remember not even enjoying reading because it was associated with needing to remember what I was reading, comprehending, and then applying it to some answer on a test. It is rather ironic because today my passion for learning is enormous, “I can’t get enough.”
As I evaluate the difference from learning growing up and learning as an adult, I realize that my learning today comes from a desire in my heart to get as much knowledge as I can to help my clients and myself, where as before it was to receive recognition from an outside source, my parents.
I remember having a session with a NLP practitioner recently. I wrote a book couple years ago called, “What Would Love Do Right Now?” and I really felt stuck with editing the book for publication. He had me do what I call a gestalt with the ‘already published, out on the shelves’ book. I put the book in a chair out in front of me and realized that the book itself had a release date and –within it–all the information I needed to have it actually released by that date. Then I slowly walked toward the chair and sat in the chair. I allowed myself to grasp all the information the energy of the book had for me. I accessed a place of oneness of some sort, the ‘one mind’ where all knowledge and wisdom is. Then I slowly walked backward, looking at the published book as I came back to my chair. I realized that I now had within me the time-line, the final draft of the book and the confidence that I had all the answers I needed. Since then I have created a visual time-line with the release date and what needs to be done by when, regarding the book. The ‘to do’s’ at every stage are much more manageable because they are in small chunks rather than having the whole book’s ‘everything to do’ right on my lap. This is one way you might ‘learn’ by accessing the ‘matrix morphogenic field, ’ where all knowledge and wisdom is. Try it when you need information to empower yourself to accomplish something you previously thought was overwhelming. Alternatively, try it with simple information you need or want. Let me know how it works for you. It has made such a big difference in my life.
As Resonance Repatterning® Practitioners, we use what I call the ‘innate wisdom’ within the client to not only direct the session, but to access the knowledge of what the unconscious patterns are that keep the client from having what they want in life. I suspect that we are accessing the ‘one mind’ within the client. How cool is that! As practitioners, we can now relax, knowing the client has all the answers within, and we can create the sacred space they need to go deep, trusting the process to allow the old patterns to surface to be transformed into new ways of being in the world.
Learning from within, trusting that you have all the answers inside, can be very liberating and empowering. As you experiment with doing this more often, your ability to trust and act on the information will be easier. Your intuitive connection with ‘all there is’ will be enhanced and your dance through life can be an adventure, filled with curiosity and wonder! Enjoy!
Victoria Benoit, M.C.
Victoria Benoit, M.C. – has been a Certified Resonance Repatterning® Practitioner since 1994 and former Teacher for fifteen years in Phoenix, AZ. In 1996 she opened the “Center for Extraordinary Outcomes”. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, she has used Resonance Repatterning® and five other methods, rather than psychotherapy, with her clients for the past 20 years. She is available for in-person and phone sessions for individuals, couples, groups, families and businesses.
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2 thoughts on “Learning From the Inside Out”
Hi Victoria – really enjoyed your article. I have been thinking a lot lately about how much we are changing the things we do. For myself, I have switched from taking session notes by hand to using my laptop. When I do self sessions ….I started using my Dragon Naturally Speaking voice recorder! I am using video conferencing quite a lot and visiting with friends and colleagues in the same spontaneous ways typical of the small town where I grew up. We used to have the ‘Telephone Book’ – I bet children growing up today are wondering what that is!!!
A beautifully written article and a wonderful link to learning for the sake of one’s clients, thank you Victoria.
I was lucky to grow up in England where I was encouraged to enjoy learning and to develop independent thought with little need for memorisation. No rote learning to pass tests at frequent intervals. Instead annual exams with essay questions to which you could demostrate your understanding developed over the previous year. The other difference I have found is the length of courses in UK compared with USA. They run on consecutively year on year in the UK. At high school before age 14, you study about 12 subjects running in parallel; at age 14 you choose 8 or 9 of those to pursue to O’ level at age 16; of those you choose 3 to continue, achieving your three A’ levels at age 18. Your final exam grades in those three determine if you can get into university, and the subjects you studied set the range of courses open to you. In this way you become specialised in your subject area early on.
At University, it’s 3,2,1 – three subjects first year, drop one, continue with two in second year and in the final year you study only one (your major) in great depth.
Therefore at graduation you have studied your main subject for three years continually and have been leading up to that for the previous ten years. That’s a lot of learning, thinking and forming opinions! And if you are lucky enough to love your subject, that makes for a great experience and a pattern of learning for a lifetime.