Friday, August 17, 2012
Of those I work with personally - in particular that I gently refer to as students - must love, honor and appreciate all beings to the best of their ability and must have a desire to help all beings benevolently to the best of their ability as well.
They must accept the fact that this work that I'm teaching will sometimes involve a loss of their personal time for themselves and/or inconvenience their lives. Also the students curiosities must be fulfilled to an extent even though they will be guided over time to fend for themselves and seek other ways and other means of learning - including interacting with life and discovering what, of those things I teach, applies specifically to where their talents lie and also to discover what it is that they want to include in the work that may come from others or from their experience of life itself.
You will, essentially, as a dedicated shaman be on call quite a bit of the time - so there is that.
You may wonder why I'm referring to your students and that's because I expect you, when the time is right, to be passing on the teachings that I have shared as well as the wisdom you have garnered throughout life to your students and I'm considering that to be part of the work.
While I do not expect you to give up every shred of your time to devote to studying this work - after all many of you have other jobs and employment, families and so on - still I feel that it will take as long as it takes for you to learn these things in the best and most benevolent way for you so that you can do fine work that you will feel good about using the high standards I apply to myself to achieve these ends.
A question has come up. People ask me what I charge for this teaching. Here is my answer. I accept contributions. Sometimes this may simply be of your time or efforts or perhaps some other that you are able to freely offer.