Learning and Receiving Styles – Beyond Learning

Beyond Learning

 How Does Your Intelligence Manifest Best? 

We’ve learned that the #1 accusation that the enemy loves to use with TWCers is that everyone else is getting this better or faster than you are. It’s not true. Don’t believe it!

We have learned that everyone has their own style of perceiving, processing and working with information. One is not better than another, but it is incredibly helpful to understand and embrace how you learn best.

Some of our Warriors trained in the era of “Multiple Intelligence Theory” by Howard Gardner, who discovered that while traditional education focuses mostly on linguistic and mathematical intelligence, there are many ways in which people are smart! If you are highly articulate, logical, love to read or do math for fun, then school was probably a great place for you.

However, for people who are artistic, entrepreneurial thinkers, mechanically inclined, musical, think in pictures and/or are socially intelligent… school might not have been so great. If school was not a great experience for you, you are still an intelligent person. Everyone has a unique lens for the world and it’s important that we value them all.

Everyone is intelligent. It’s just a matter of how your intelligence manifests best.

It’s one of the reasons TWC has so many options. We’re not trying to overwhelm you. We want to have a variety of ways for you to experience your process in the way that you connect with most. And we want to create an environment of value and permission for you to discover that and pursue it.

It doesn’t matter how you process your journey or how fast you progress.

If it works for you… it works!

Organize your process of Foundations Stages training modules however you want. Take lots of notes or just a few. Talk into a recorder. Find pictures that connect with truths you are learning. Do a little bit at a time and then let it go for a while…or save all your notes for one weekend and write it out all at once (yes, members have done that.) Work through your materials one at a time—or with several at once, discovering how they connect together and for you.

If it results in true Evidences of Transformation, if you are growing in being the Beloved of God and your relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit is becoming deeper…if you understand more of who God created you to be, then you are moving forward. Let Holy Spirit choose the pace, not your preconceived ideas of how it “should” be.  One of our member’s had a genius question:

Instead of saying “I can’t” – ask “How Will I Do This*?”

A popular lie of the enemy in TWC is that you are failing if your process looks different than others. On a Training Day, we asked over 100 members how many of them had to battle the enemy accusation that everyone else was getting it faster and better than they were. Almost EVERY hand went up… and then laughter broke out. We had all just discovered a powerful truth together and disarmed a lie meant to stop or slow your TWC experience.

So how can you do your training in a way that is authentic to you and produces the quality you want in your Training response? Ask the Holy Spirit and use your TWC resources and community.

Here are some practical ideas:
  1. Divide your self-paced training into bite size chunks that feel doable. When you adjust to that pace, try a little bit more and see what happens. Find your personal pace.
  2. Join training and engagement calls and get support for organizing your process and exchange creative ideas to keep and record the brilliant ideas you have.
  3. Where there’s pressure to feel you’re not doing well, create an “Instead” list of who God says you really are and the permissions in TWC that are yours. Read aloud the Truth when what seems to be true wants to overwhelm.
  4. Don’t isolate. Jump into a call or Forum thread. You’re part of a bigger team on the same journey. Your experience is not unusual (remember all those raised hands at Training Day!) Smile – that you’re getting to practice overcoming!

The enemy’s only hope of taking you out is to get you to give up, because God never gives up on you. In fact, He holds up a high bar of excellence, gives you the momentum of Holy Spirit and the springboard of our practical resources. The look on His face is one of total confidence that you will rise up and over these practice obstacles.

This is a key part of your training in The Warrior Commission. It’s not just in the content of the self paced training or Intel Invitations (Intel Gathering Assignments.) It’s in the every day identification of this good fight and becoming equipped as Warriors that overcome.

Here is a list of learning styles.  You can click on the links and learn more about each style. This tool is here to help you explore which one works best for you.

  • Visual (spatial): You prefer using pictures, images, and spatial understanding.
  • Aural (auditory-musical): You prefer using sound and music.
  • Verbal (linguistic): You prefer using words, both in speech and writing.
  • Physical (kinesthetic): You prefer using your body, hands and sense of touch.
  • Logical (mathematical): You prefer using logic, reasoning and systems.
  • Social (interpersonal): You prefer to learn in groups or with other people.
  • Solitary (intrapersonal): You prefer to work alone and use self-study.

 Receiving Styles and their value: Transformation comes when we learn from a place of wholeness. 

Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand the way people feel and react and to use this skill to make good judgments and avoid or solve problems.  This definition comes from the Cambridge English dictionary.

Hesed/Chesed is a Hebrew word meaning the consistent, constant, faithful, reckless, passionate, kind, and gentle love of our God! This word is Agape in the Greek which carries the understanding of unconditional love full of grace and favor.

It has been said that what you think about God is the most important thing in your life.  Embracing the Hesed/Agape love of God is vital for Emotional Intelligence in the Kingdom of God and true transformation to be more like Jesus. To be wholly devoted to the Lord and love Him back the way He loves us, we need to receive this Hesed love, though many people have no idea how. They know scriptures and truth and often have great faith but Intimate connection is not part of their experiential relationship with God.

The training process within TWC is designed to help you develop in receiving of this Love from God, to Know Him in expansive and intimate ways. “We love because He first loved us.” (1 John 4:19) Our loving God and others, the most important command Jesus gave, is tied to receiving this love. Our transformation comes through this Hesed connection with God and others.

Relational connection with God that opens and expands our capacity to receive happens in our right brain where we have our emotional intelligence.  Academic learning happens in the left brain.  In Wholeness, we love God with all of our brain, all of our selves.  If any area of the brain needs development, within Community is where that happens as you combine connecting with God and fellow Warriors, and processing through the Training Modules and activations. Over time, our whole self develops to be in alignment with God’s heart, perspective, and Hesed love.

Your training in TWC will impact your development in receiving Hesed.  Connecting with God’s presence goes beyond knowing the Word, though knowing the Bible is an amazing place to begin. Connecting with God to receive Hesed is relational, not functional or academic.  Within TWC you have many opportunities to explore relationship from the first New Member CoNexus Hub calls, to the training calls on face-to-face connection with God. Your Training Modules, beginning with Foundations Stage 1 include activations to give you tools to practice connecting with the Lord and receiving from Him.

Everyone connects with God and receives from Him in unique ways, like having unique learning styles. Some people feel His presence, others see things, others hear things. Many people will say they “heard” from God, but the actual way they received from Him might have nothing to do with hearing with ears. As you process through your training, you will experience God’s reaching out to you.  He loves communicating and connecting with you.  You may already know how He “talks” to you, or this may be a new concept that you can explore in TWC’s safe training environment.

What your Receiving style is does not determine how well you receive or if you receive. It is simply one of the aspects of how God designed you that you get to explore on your journey with God. Learning to know God over time becomes a true KNOWing (Philippians 3:1-11) as your Spirit connects with His. Intentional practice in receiving in your personal relationship with God, and having others with whom to share experiences, help build confidence and develop a Warrior’s character that is not shaken. It takes a Warrior’s heart to love well, like Jesus did.

Your TWC coaches are available to help you on your exploration of Hesed and can point you to resources that will help you on your journey.  You can email them at twc.warriorepic@gmail.com. Some suggested resources include:

  • Foundations Stages 3-6 Training Modules are designed to help you develop your capacity in your Hesed connection with God.
  • Check out the Call Library for call resources from the Foundations Training section as well as calls on Intimacy.
  • Attend Warrior Calls in real time to connect with your fellow Warriors and Coaches.
  • Join a CoNexus Hub.

As you include these and other TWC Kingdom Culture activities with your Training Process your will find that you will experience Hesed connection with God and see it modeled by your fellow Warriors.  Whole brain learning is accelerated in community which leads to transformation as you explore and embrace your unique way of receiving from God.