You carry wounds from being in public school, ranging from being adaptive, disavowing your own authority, refusing to be creative, and holding on to negative assessments from testing and teacher's comments as voices in your head. These impressions and experiences stay in you for the rest of your life and shape what is possible for you, until you do the adult and archetypal healing and initiatory processes that change your wounds into gateways.
What most people learn in school is that they hate learning, cannot write, despise math, and fail on purpose to succeed because when you win it means others must lose.
You are forced to survive in a school culture and cannot begin finding out who you are or what you really want until you get out of school.
Public school was invented 150 years ago to prepare workers to endure life as a production worker and soldiers to obey orders from 'superiors'. To send a child to school in the 21st Century is physical, emotional, intellectual, and psychological abuse. Each day a child spends in school is one less day they have to prepare themselves for what is coming.
SCHOOL IS one of the 6 prisons to ESCAPE FROM during authentic adulthood initiatory processes
1. Your mother's belly.
2. Your parents' rules and context.
3. The School System.
4. Your nationality and your religion.
5. Modern culture's economy and lifestyle.
6. The Patriarchy.
The Context of School
The Memes of School
Knowing, Knowing, Knowing
TAKE AUTHORITY BACK FOR YOUR GRIEF, YOUR ANGER, YOUR FEAR, Your Joy about
your feelings have not been seen or acknowledged
your authority for having feelings has been undermined
You have huge amounts of grief, fear and anger about your time in school.
What happened to you?
The importance is to feel it.
You might have great joy to discover that something else is possible
Take your Authority to Read
Take your Authority to Write
Take your Authority to Sing
Take your Authority to Paint
What if I liked school...?
School was an escape
I could escape from a home that was dangerous, abusive, or unsupportive in other ways.
I was good in school
Most people who take the job of schoolteacher or college professor were good in school. They obeyed the external authorities and got recognition by the school system for this. They decided that since they are good at school they could work within the school system that recognized their talent at being a good student.
If 'good students' do not become teachers, they often stay in the academic environment and pursue masters degrees and doctor degrees one after the other. It is a safe environment for them.
Learning beyond school
Linear vs. Nonlinear Learning
Defensive vs. Expansive Learning
To get out of the school context, step by step...
Go without reason
Move into the Unknown
Go at the edge of your Box, outside of your Marshmallow Zone.
Learn to Look Bad
Become an Experimenter
When you try to be on a Team in school, you are cheating...
School is based on competition.
Expansive Learning, Transformational Learning takes a Team
It takes a Team to do this kind of learning
Experiments THE TEAM
Build Your (Possibility) Team
sharing from personal experience...
From a recent 3-hour online Heal From School workshop
Aloha I wanted to share what an impact Heal From School has had on me. Since our session, I've been in a kind of altered state of experimenting - particularly around discernment and artwork. It's been amazing! I think it was about 6 years ago I participated in a rage hold and had a reset that lasted many years. I'm very grateful to you for sharing your work with the world, mahalo
- Letta Jones