This week I've been at the Arthur Findlay College. It has been a fantastic week with Paul Jacobs, Jackie Wright, Su Wood and John Johnson. The college is a very special place and on every week I've attended, both as a student and as a tutor, special things have always happened. The college has this way of uncovering emotions, and allowing its temporary residents to discover aspects of themselves that have, until this point, been hidden from view. This week has been no exception, and I have to say it is always a very humbling experience to watch people grow. This is the challenge that we all face in our mediumistic development: self-transformation.
The students on the week all had their struggles, some with their mediumship some with themselves, and many I know felt they were going backwards at certain parts during the week, rather than going forwards. However, the struggles we go through are evidence of our refinement and development, and during these times, even when we may feel diffrently, we are actually moving forward. Helping people see this, and guiding them through it, so that they can have their breakthrough can, at times, be challenging, but this what what I love so much about teaching. Sometimes the benefits of these breakthroughs will not be felt until a few weeks or months after they occur, sometimes they are instantaneous and immediately change the way we think and feel about ourselves and our mediumship. What is clear is that every second spent on developing one's self and one's talents, is never a second wasted.
I had a fantastic time on the week, and a special thank you to the tutors and students for making it such a memorable experience. From the feedback I have heard from the students, I know the week has done many things for many people, and it was great to play a small part in the week. I just hope now that the students take what they have learnt, and embed it in their work so that it becomes a natural part of their mediumistic expression. When this is done the mediumship actually then develops and evolves. Thank you to my group for making it such a great experience, and I do hope that our paths cross again very soon.