“Mentorship is simply learning from the mistakes and mastery of a successful person in his/her field.“ – Bernard Kelvin Clive
We all learn by modelling ourselves on others. As babies we mimic our parents, copying everything they do until we learn to do those things for ourselves; facial expressions, gestures, words, movements… The fastest way to have success in anything is always to find someone who is already doing that thing, and then copy what they do, or even better – engage with them and have them show you, or help you.
A mentor is someone who has walked the path before you, learned from their mistakes and become successful in their field. What makes them valuable to you is that THEY know how to do what you want to do because they’ve done it already. I have found business mentors, writing mentors (Hi, Doctor Kim!), money mentors and organic farming mentors to name a few. Sometimes my relationship with these people has been a tangible thing, and sometimes I’ve just watched what they’ve done or read their book – and copied what they did to become successful in their field.
I also work as a spiritual mentor with people who want to develop their metaphysical and psychic abilities. That’s a road I know very well.
It’s never too late to change or improve ourselves. Today we’re going to use journalling to help us identify who we want to be, and who can help us achieve those dreams. Why not make yourself a nice cup of tea, or take yourself out to a coffee shop. With a beverage at your elbow, and a notebook and pen in hand, work through the following activity. You might surprise yourself at what you discover.
Start by writing this passage at the top of your page.
I trust that there is a Universal Wisdom which recognises my gifts and talents, that understands what outcomes and adventures are best for my Highest good, and that matches me to mentors best suited to helping me achieve my dreams.
I trust that there is someone out there who knows exactly what I need to do next.
I am ready to embrace the possibility of a better life for myself. I am ready to move from struggle into flow. I am ready to embrace abundance, in all its forms. I want you to know that I’m ready for whatever wonderful experiences and opportunities you send my way. I am ready to embrace change, and I am ready to embrace success. Thank you for the mentors I now attract into my life.
Now think of an area in your life where you would like to have success. Don’t judge what comes next, and don’t over-think it. Just trust that what you write will begin to create a greater sense of personal and spiritual awareness in your life.
Create a list of people who are leaders in this field, and that you can look up to. (if you don’t know who they are, then do a little research!)
Choose one of the people on your list and spend some time writing about WHY you admire this person, and what they do or have done that you would like to have more of in your own life. Really allow yourself to explore this in detail, making the emotions you feel as you write this strong and real.
When you have finished, write about how you want YOUR life to look as you walk this same path. Write down the outcomes you want for yourself, and how this will positively change your future, and the world around you.
Do this over a couple of days, using different mentors from your list each day. Trust that as you build this connection through writing, the perfect teachers, courses, resources, mentors and support will begin to show up in your life.
NB: If you feel that you are walking a path of spiritual awakening right now, and you’d like to explore that further, I suggest you do this exercise while holding one of the following crystals:
- Clear Quartz – for connecting with Guides and Higher Wisdom
- Fluorite – for understanding your creative path, and for clear guidance with writing
- Sodalite – for answers about relationships and knowing your own truth
- Amethyst – for connecting into your spiritual gifts
- Rhyolite – for channelled wisdoms – showing you that inner truth you find difficult to access on your own
One more thing…
You know more than you think you do. How can you mentor others? Where can you reach out to people to share what you know, so that others can learn from YOUR experiences and mistakes?
Learning is love – so let’s spread the love around. Helping others achieve their dreams always moves us closer to our own. ♥