Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sacred Sisters Summit

Oh what a day... if you can imagine five of the most fabulous spiritual women in one room! One dear friend/sister was working, but her energy was there. We are all now empowered and infused with the enduring blessings and bright light that five women can generate!

We are truly blessed. More about the process of empowerment and Master Minding in a future blog.

Blissfully signing off,
with deepest gratitude and blessings!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Learning for a GRADE?

Oh wow... I am faced with the conundrum: am I learning for the sake of learning? or am I valiantly trying to regurgitate to get an A???


Well, that's the very short synopsis of this week's struggle. I do know that I've got loads more brain synapses firing now than I did a few months ago when I exuberantly signed up for:
Introduction to Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Mind, and Psychology of Personality. (Read FOUR heavy duty, lots of reading and writing, classes!!) I'm doing quite well in the first three, all philosophy classes, due mainly because the professors love to teach and truly want their students to learn.

Psych of Personality is to the far extreme, taught by a not-so-popular professor who seems tired of his subject, doesn't seem to have any current information, and who seems to enjoy tricking his students with DMV-like true-false test questions. (Throw in one tiny word that changes a long, complex sentence/concept.... just to trick us.) I am ashamed to say my first test lotted me a 58%! All my seat mates were in the same range.... but I'm going to school for me.... NOT to regurgitate rote memorization. I truly want to understand concepts, implications to current situations, and relevance to life.... not get tricked up by an erroneous date in the middle of a very complex theory.

'nuff said!

So... talked with the academic counselor and I'm retreating with out shame! Done with Psych of Personality... sounds like a great subject... but will be open for a much more inspiring prof!

With that said.... I'm really, REALLY loving my Philosophy classes. I'm needing to close in on my "Major" and what I want to persue after this....

lots of ideas.... more I'll explore in later posts.

Much love to anyone who reads this. I really appreciate your comments.

Friday, October 9, 2009

School's in!

Ok... so now I'm fully involved in my college classes. Half the time I am present as the 62 year old student, valiantly taking notes and absorbing new information. The other half of the time, I'm the observer, in total awe and appreciation for the brilliant minds of these young 18-20 year olds. Of course, I'm in Philosophy classes.... not an easy option for an average student. It's just amazing to hear these young minds speak!

And I'm learning how to learn. I always felt (and was told) that I have only "normal" intelligence. Plus, I was told I wasn't college material, way back when I liked boys more than history or algebra. Several times in my life I've dipped into the college offerings, taking gerontology/social work classes in the 70's, and anthropology/art classes in the late 80's. And, well, I did complete my "Masters" in metaphysics via distant learning.... but I don't count that as serious learning since it's not an accredited program, and was way too easy.

This time in my life... it's a whole new thing. I am so turned on by learning! Each day, my mind creates new ideas about what to learn about next... and how I might use that in the world. I have the idea that by the time I'm 70 I will have increased my IQ, plus be ready to start a whole new vocation.... I like the concept of "Creative Arts Therapy"... maybe teaching, counseling, writing.... maybe all of it.

Good shoes have also helped. Put a spring in my step. My age-old comfortable Birkenstocks were like walking in snow shoes... now I feel I'm bouncing all over campus.

'Nuff said.... got about 10 hours of reading and note taking this weekend.

Feels good to blog again!
love you,