Posted in Inspiration, The Truth of our Being

No Qualifications Necessary

I’m not interested in your titles or your qualifications.  I don’t want to see your certificates.  I don’t care where you trained, I just need to feel your energy to know whether you are right for me.

I believe that the deepest learning happens outside the structured world of accreditation. That the ones with little or no education, the unindoctrinated, the self-taught, they understand things that academics have been stripped of. To be self-taught means there’s nobody driving your passion, only yourself, propelled by a thirsty desire for knowledge for its own sake, drinking everything in because you can’t get enough. We call such people amateurs, never underestimate an amateur, I say.

So, don’t give me material evidence of your worth, I will know your worth from feeling your energy and by your actions.

If you spent all your time going from course to course, collecting titles that say you’re a master of this, an expert in that, then I wonder, are you about ego, developing an outward appearance that validates you?  What does your bit of paper mean, really?  That you paid money and went through those hoops? Going through the hoops doesn’t necessarily mean you’re good at it.    

What has life taught you?  What has love taught you?  Just five minutes spent with you whilst you do what ignites your passions, express what your soul is here for and I will know whether you are a master of your trade.  I will not hold it against you if you didn’t have the opportunity or the money to do the courses that say you are competent and to be trusted.  Many that have those titles are not right for me and many that don’t are my supreme masters and teachers.  Indeed, most of my teachers these days reside on a different plane of existence and they don’t give out certificates. But what they teach and how they teach it, that is pure magic and has transformed me from the inside out. The best teacher of all is the universe of life.

If you haven’t got the paperwork that says you can do the thing your soul is here to do, don’t give up and don’t despair.  Follow your heart, you are on the right path, your path.  Be true to you and don’t worry about societies’ rules, they may not be meant for you.  What’s meant for you will find you.  If you have a gift, people will come to your door.

Ask yourself, are you chasing someone else’s idea of success? Training isn’t enough and often, isn’t even required. What is needed is integrity, love, talent and passion, qualities that cannot easily be trained or tested for. It’s not some accreditation organisation made up by a bunch of people that have the right to qualify you for your soul’s calling, it’s you and the universal energies of the divine source. You are already worthy and nobody else can quantify that. Nobody else.

There are many routes to go by and the solitary path of the seeker for truth may be the one that creates the great master.  

Here’s a wall of names, all people who failed before they made it and some of them have no qualifications for what they do at all. Good job they didn’t give up because these people and many more have a lot to give:

Thomas Edison; Albert Einstein; Steven Spielberg; Walt Disney; J.K. Rowling;

Abraham Lincoln; Dr Seuss; Oprah Winfrey; Stephen King; Vincent Van Gogh;

Elvis Presley; Charles Darwin; Frida Kahlo; Louis Armstrong; Bob Dylan;

Janis Joplin; Henry Ford; William Shakespeare; Jim Carrey; Richard Branson;

Grandma Moses; Malala Yousafzai; Ada Lovelace; The Wright Brothers; Mother Teresa