"I gather that you believe that we are somehow imprinted with programming from external forces which we cannot control - "
Most people don't choose to transcend these externally handed scripts. They allow themselves to be influenced. One has to want to go beyond the collective scripts.
Do you believe that "god" is a separate aspect or a connected aspect of consciousness?
To suggest learning implies that there is a teacher and a curriculum. Within the paradigm of infinte potential it is just a flow of connected and evolving information (experience) with no predetermined agenda.