I found my love of teaching again tonight.
I thought I had lost it, somewhere between this and that, him and her, time and dollar bills.
I thought maybe it was time to hang up my shoes as a “dance instructor”, that I was more of a facilitator and more interested in coaching and personal process than “just” teaching dance technique to people who want to learn how to dance.
Tonight, I found that love again, that love for teaching technique, that love for teaching the details, for inviting students into a deeper understanding of themselves and their bodies through the art of El Baile.
I chose to ask someone to co-teach with me, and not just someone, a masterful teacher, a skillful dancer and a fun guy. I felt the opening as we practiced together this afternoon and even though class started today, I followed the instinct, the voice inside me, which I am quickly beginning to recognize as truth, as the Angels and Guides giving me the right next step, and the words came out of my mouth, “You know, would you like to teach with me tonight?”
It just felt right. It still feels right, even though we are finding our ways around each other and with each other. It was as if his mastery was allowing me to tap into my mastery. Like his attention to detail was bringing me into my own attention to detail, the kind of detail that I have lost sight of after teaching alone for quite some time now.
I felt the space, I felt the love, his love, for what he does and it reignited MY love!
What is partnership to you?
What is love of what you do? How does it feel when you love something you are doing?
Signing off for now, Sarah