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Many years ago one of the first spiritual books I ever read was Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach, the legendary pilot and author.

In that book is one of my favorite quotations: “We teach best what we most need to learn.”

When I read that I had to stop and think about it. After all, I’d been a teacher for years. But I’d never thought of myself as a teacher and a student.

Since then I’ve realized, given the work I now do, I am as much a student as I am a teacher. I learn as much, or more, from all of you, our readers, as you do from me. It truly is a two-way street.


What do you consider yourselves—students or teachers? Or perhaps, at different times, both—one time, the teacher—another time, the student.

What if we said you are neither?

It’s true. You are not a student, nor are you a teacher. What you are is a creator.

Creators are neither students nor teachers. Though, while they are in human form, they may assume the role of one or both at times.

Let’s examine what a teacher is—what a student is.

No teacher can tell you anything you do not already know—at least at some level of your awareness. No student can learn from his/her teacher anything she/he does not already know at some level.

So what is a teacher-student relationship all about?

It’s about remembering—remembering who you really are. You who are teachers have nothing to teach your students. You who are students have nothing to learn from your teachers.

Whether you’re a teacher or a student, you already know it all! There is absolutely no level of knowledge you do not already have access to. You may not have a full conscious awareness of what you really know. But what you know, at your soul level, is infinite.

The knowledge is there. And it is always available to you, even in your human form, if you will but remember you are the creator of all your experience.

Your purpose in coming together as teachers and students—it doesn’t matter whether you consider yourselves one or the other or both—is to remind one another of one solitary fact:

There is nothing to seek, nothing to find. It’s all already there within you. You literally know it all.

You come together, whether in a student-teacher relationship—or any other relationship—only to remind each other of the divine within yourselves.

Adapted from Special Reports by John Cali and Spirit


This video is the book trailer for Richard Bach’s book, Illusions.

Related links:
Do You Trust Your Intuition?
It’s All Within You
Listening To Your Inner Voice

Do you see yourself as a teacher, student, or both? Do you believe we all have something to learn from each other? And to teach each other? Please share your thoughts and comments with us.

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About John Cali

John Cali is a writer, blogger, and channel for a group of spirit guides. His next book is Real Answers to Life’s Pesky Questions: Conversations With Spirit, Book 1. John lives in northwestern Wyoming. Sign up for his newsletter here.