Just for today… hold space as an Isumataq

Isumataq_the person who creates the atmosphere in which wisdom reveals itselfIt has been said that there is no word for “shaman” or “teacher” in the Inuit language (Inuktitut), but the concept of the “Isumataq” combines these in a wonderful way.

There are many definitions (and spellings!) of Isumataq:
* one who listens
* knowledgeable advisor
* storyteller

But this is my favourite definition:

the person who creates the atmosphere in which wisdom reveals itself

Just for today… hold space as an Isumataq…. allowing people to learn and grow. Teach without teaching/preaching. Sometimes the best teaching comes from just listening.

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