This weekend, I'm off in the hinterlands northwest of Chicago taking a CranioSacral Therapy seminar (my second four day seminar)
CranioSacral Therapy is a glorious blend of really scientific (yes, we DO learn about ALL of the bones in the skull, how they interact, and what tissues they affect), and really intuitive work. This means that each seminar is just crammed full of a lot of information.
Sometimes, when you're learning a LOT, it can feel like drinking from a fire hose. The stuff just keeps coming and coming and coming, and your brain doesn't quite know how to process it all.
But then ---- then there is this magical moment, like the one I had yesterday morning.
Thursday had been a fire hose kind of a day. So much information! So much detail!
True, the water in that fire hose was delicious, fresh, nourishing, refreshing .... wonderful! but still.... so MUCH.
Thursday night my brain was full, but there was studying to do -- and practicing to do. So we were up late, and Friday morning dawned with awareness that the hose wasn't likely to be any smaller. It was more than a bit duanting.
But suddenly, about an hour into the day, something clicked! I realized that the first seminar had been equally full of this flood of knowledge and awareness and detail ... and yet even though it was only a few months ago, I really do OWN 98% of that stuff now. It's MINE, and I use it (and my clients seem to think I use it well). I was able to perceive and understand all the new stuff from this week BECAUSE I really do know the stuff from last time.
And suddenly, even though the flood of knowledge and insight was coming just as fast, I wasn't overwhelmed anymore, I was THIRSTY! I wanted more, I want it all! It's so fascinating, and amazing, and sometimes even truly awe-inspiring.
THAT is when learning is magical. I feel lucky to have had this experience more than once. (Of course, that means I just want to go out and take MORE classes).
Is that me? Is that because I'm blessed to have had truly wonderful teachers? Or does everyone get to experience this wonderful part of learning?