Experience is the best teacher. The more awakened you are during the experience, the more you will learn. And while it is typical to measure learning in numerical terms, Personal Priesthood is measured by the strength of your commitment to deliver on the Promise. There are experiences on the path of initiation that bring you into a deeper relationship to your spiritual identity (your purpose/destiny). On the surface, these experinces may look like difficulties, challenges or inconveniences. But when you observe yourself - physically, emotionally, mentally - as these experiences transpire, you can witness your own growth and transformation. As you reflect on your journey of life, you can certainly recall instances wherein you faced a difficulty that really facilitated your development. It is in retrospect that you realize how a particular relationship or job or set of living conditions really brought you into a deeper sense of who you are, where you're coming from and what you believe. Imagine being able to discern all of that in the moment. How might your journey be different if you be awake during certain, pivotal experiences? You would learn much more!
One way to learn from your experience is to use your experience as a teaching tool. All you have to do is tell your story. Share those experiences that facilitated your development and self discovery. As you tell them, recall your physical experience, your emotional response, your mental state, to the best of your ability. That is, bring the listener INTO the experience with you. This is an important process, by which you will relive the experience, as well as set the stage for other people to relate to you more deeply. Invariably, those who know your experience will also be reminded of similar experiences of their own. And so, this is what we mean when we say experience is the best teacher. Live the medicine!