|We're All Instructors
Steve & Lynn McDowell
When we attended our Standard Class we
remembered hearing Tom say, "We are going to learn more from you than you
are from us", and thinking, "Sure, we're going to teach you".
Believe us, it's true. You are all very special and have given us many gifts
since we began helping instruct part-time at the school.
We learn by watching others learn the skills.
We pick up new techniques we hadn't thought of. We see attitudes towards things
that work and ones that don't. We gain confidence in our own skills by sharing
some experience we have learned - on our own and being able to see it work for
you. But most of all, it's your friendship that makes it all worthwhile. We hear
people say it would be great to be an instructor for the school. We guess you
don't realize everyone is. We learn from you and you from us. By practicing the
skills at home and sharing them with people around you, it helps them see Earth
Mother in a different way.
It seems whenever we practice the bow drill in
our backyard, the neighbors come by wondering what that strange noise is and end
up trying it themselves.
When you spend time in the woods and can relax
into the flow to see animals and the beauty of nature, you start to notice more.
By sharing these things it can show other people how much more there is to life,
and help them see what they are missing.
We want to thank everyone we’ve met for how
you've touched our lives so incredibly much, and for letting us touch yours. We
hope you will also share what you have learned with the people around you. It's
a great feeling!