When I speak of the story of this curious little traveling project, you might think my goal is to work with a horse and a wagon, and that would be true…but it’s only half of the story.
If you think this story is about the teaching, you’d also be correct, but THAT is simply the mirror through which to step to the more important part of the journey--because this tale’s goal cannot be complete without meeting people. This is the story about YOU, in other words.
If you would have told me, that I would be teaching anything, I would have laughed at you (come to think of it, I would have laughed about the horse drawn carriage thing, but it STILL would have seemed more feasible than teaching)…this was not because I disliked teaching, per se, but because--ironically--I was a painfully shy child.
Indeed, THAT little girl--the one with big dreams, but thoroughly overtaken with rule-following and a healthy dose of skepticism about what life really could be…and THIS adult, the one overwhelmed by urbanites and their sometimes lack of compassion for each other and how that might rub off on her…that is why I travel and why I teach.
Because, truth-be-told, I’m the student. Each time I’ve gone somewhere, be it Kansas, Iowa, Illinois…just anywhere else…I am immediately thrown off balance in a good way, forced to look at other sides of the coin, bigger pictures, better versions of Life, different perspective. While it’s easy to say I am teaching interesting and varied classes, and I’d love for people to come and learn something new (and I would!), I would also say each time I leave towards somewhere else, this teacher also becomes student, there is as much knowledge out in the World to study, as there is to deploy. This is my little religion: my church lies not in a building, my temple holds no address. My traveling, indeed, is my spirituality and each new hand, or paw, or hoof, I shake is a renewal in the heart muscles, a renewal in all that is right and lovely, at least in my opinion.
So come on out, Friends, there are classes now here, coming in March through May. As of yet, we are working on bringing this via horses-and-wagons...so stay tuned. And if you are interested in classes, please feel free to contact me. Because I will be in the Midwest in May, it probably makes more sense to traverse to nearby states from there, by the sky is the limit!
I can wait to meet each of you.