Becoming a Mentor – May 2023 Podcast
Becoming a Mentor Transcript and Show Notes
I asked my Spirit Guides for some help, and they immediately directed me to Caroline Myss’s beautiful Archetype Deck and told me to select 6 cards.
This is the information that came through this month from my Guides and from Caroline Myss’s cards.
This podcast is all about the journey
What I discovered, on pulling the 6 cards that I was given, is that becoming a Mentor is a cycle. How to become a Mentor in the first place?
So, you begin as a student, where you are learning from a teacher who magically appears. Once you have learned some information you begin your magical journey on the path of change and transformation.
In this 6-step Archetype Cycle, the cards that were chosen were: –
- Student-to-Mentor Cycle (Mentor Card)
- Beginning the Magical Journey (The Ascent Card)
- Loving the Self and Other (Lover Card)
- Becoming a Parent or Nurturer (Mother Card)
- The Scribe is Born (Scribe Card)
- The Poet is Manifested (Poet Card)
- The Mentor Begins Again (Back to the Mentor Card).
When we are ready, the Teacher Appears
The channeled information that came through from this card is that a Mentor is a Student in disguise.
Wisdom is received and embodied.
The Student learns and applies the knowledge.
The Eternal Student is born.
As goes that saying,
when the Student is ready, the Teacher appears.
I’ve had the benefit of many different and unusual teachers on the journey so far. When we work with a Teacher or Mentor, it’s very important to let them take us under their wing.
A good Mentor relationship is synchronistic and empathic, with a receiving and exchanging of information so that both people can grow in the relationship.
As the Eternal Student, you now move on to The Ascent
Taking away the information you have received, you begin to move onwards and upwards to achieve a goal.
Perhaps you will move into a new life stage, or even create something. Anything you learn or embody, in order to take things further, there needs to be some kind of personal growth.
Joseph Campbell’s magical journey ensues, where the mountain is never the same mountain on your return, and the river is never the same either.
On the way, you may grow through personal acts of heroism, or meet with other people who show you the same.
Remember, on any spiritual journey, you may also encounter monsters!
The Lover Card – the next step to becoming a Mentor
The Light Attributes of this card are passion and devotion. Unbridled appreciation of someone or something–we may have experienced that.
However, sometimes love can turn into obsession, or be self-destructive. Perhaps many of us have experienced that, too.
In the cycle of the student becoming the mentor, the journey of loving another is really about discovering Self-Love.
As we learn to love ourselves, we have to naturally go through the experience of having both an open and closed heart in order to know the difference.
The understanding that we are all one, essentially, in the Universe, we are all entangled, so loving others is always a lesson about the Self.
The Mother Card
I remember after my very first Kryon Conference, and experience of channeling, my oldest child was very small at the time, just a toddler.
Going home afterward, and thinking about that particular channeling, Lee Carroll, who channels Kryon, had used the word responsibility over and over again.
I realized at that moment, the depth of responsibility in taking on a very small infant and helping to grow them to adulthood.
The urge to grow something new, whether it’s becoming a parent, creating a project, idea, or even a movement, or writing a book, once we’ve learned to open our hearts, we need to expand our sense of love.
There also needs to be an understanding that karmically we are always tied to what we create on this planet.
The irony of that is that, at some point, whatever it is we’ve created needs to be let go. Whether that’s a child that grows into an adult, or whether it’s something that we’ve finished with, in order to create something new, we need to leave it behind.
The Scribe Card
The next card that comes up in the Student-to-Mentor journey is the Scribe card.
This card is about preserving knowledge and information. Recently I received some interesting information about how to feel freer with information. Rather than ‘preserving’ information, just ‘stewarding’ it.
So, in the spiritual sense, we don’t own any knowledge and information. We take it on, process it, and find a way to re-transmit it in a way that is more helpful for a particular person or group of people.
Yet this information really doesn’t belong to us, it belongs to everyone as a whole.
So, any knowledge, experience, and resources–once we have achieved the Great Ascent, we’ve learned to love ourselves and we’ve created something new.
From those experiences, our knowledge and resources become crystallized into something we can transmit to others.
This is when we start to put together our own body of work, just in our mind, or through actions we take, or even written down.
That is when we are able to begin to transmit this knowledge in useful ways and share it with others.
Almost the final card in this cycle, as you will see, is the Poet Card.
The Light Attribute of the Poet Card is that we express Soul Insights in symbolic language.
What is interesting about the Spiritual Journey, is that when we’ve reached a certain point in our evolution, and we’ve had the Desert Period, we’ve had the Dark Night of the Soul.
We have worked through many things in our life, and our Soul becomes able to spontaneously express our crystallized knowledge, wisdom, and experiences.
The Poet is born! Maybe we even start involuntarily mentoring other people, and then we realize that we’ve been on this cycle all along.
The Student-to-Mentor Cycle
The truth of the matter is, being in the cycle of being a Mentor and/or a Student has no beginning and no end.
If we can keep the student’s mind, it means that we’ll all have the opportunity to become a Mentor, over and over again.
The way I like to put it is that, in life, we’re all on the same bus, but we ride the bus in different seats. We all have different perspectives that we can offer to everyone else on the same journey.
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