Thanks to my friend JEFFREY CHAPPELL for sharing this article here. You’ll see his blog, answersfromsilence.com, on the short list of blogroll links always here… find it on the right side of your screen.
As I continue my journey as an Enlightenment Coach in the Age of Awakening, as some of you know, I make a distinction between a Householder Model of Enlightenment and a Simplicity Model of Enlightenment (also sometimes called a Renunciate Model of Enlightenment).
In the Simplicity Model of Enlightenment, consciousness is what matters most. Hence the suitability for a Renunciate Lifestyle. Even if a householder lives this way, emphasizing consciousness, this is the traditional model of Enlightenment. And, to many, it is the only model that matters.
By contrast, in Householder Enlightenment, the human life matters most. With the sacred and stable Divine connection always available, yet it is usually kept in the background. More like the saying, “God is in the details.”
As millions of people move into Enlightenment in this Age of Awakening, it is time for a model of Enlightenment that speaks to our new role in this upgraded planet. Recognizing that is part of my unfolding work as an Enlightenment Coach.
Shocking but true: Most empaths are NOT as empathic as they think they are.
What Does It Mean, Being an Empath?
Being an empath is not a behavior. It is not something that a person can choose. Or that anyone can develop. (Unlike empathy, which we’ll get to separately.)
Every empath is a Highly, Highly Sensitive Person; and 1 in 20 of the people on this sweet earth have been born as an empath.
Blog-Buddies, you probably know that this empath coach has identified 15 different talents that an empath might have. You might have several or just one. Either way, being wired with even one talent as an empath means that you qualify.
But did you know how “Empath” is different from “Empathy”? Many of us are pretty fuzzy about the details. CONTINUE READING →
If you don’t get how WILDLY controversial my language about “tossing” is here ;-), just check out yesterday’s blog post, Comment #7.
And definitely, everyone, you can anticipate an inspiring tale of less is more. Specifically I’m going to share some ideas I discarded, and some perspective I gained, on the perennially important art of tidying up.
The author of “The Lifechanging Magic of Tidying Up” is a brilliant inspiration to neat people everywhere. Personally I learned a lot from all the responses to my blog post about the “revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing.”
What is the main thing I learned? And how might this be very useful to you, as well? CONTINUE READING →
I wonder, and not just because I have an eye for irony.
“Black Friday” is, of course, a post-post-modern American tradition, where you start Christmas shopping on Thanksgiving Day and go at it full force on the following day (which is always a Friday). Then binge-shop for several more days, merrily scooping up bargains as you go.
This year it is estimated that 135.8 million consumers may shop between Thanksgiving Day and through the weekend until “Cyber Monday” (when the shopping goes online).
What, is one of America’s loveliest holidays — our collective day of gratitude — really becoming the day to go out and shop ’till you drop?”
Gotta love Earth School, right? Because we spiritual idealists might have to weep if we didn’t sometimes remember to laugh. CONTINUE READING →
Get ready for a riveting guest post, if you care about finding a spiritual path that works for you.
Some context first: Sex scandals of spiritual gurus was discussed here at the blog in a series of articles, back in 2013, within the first year of The Age of Awakening.
Since then collective consciousness has definitely been awakening, and that includes further unfolding within the system of RES (Rosetree Energy Spirituality).
Many articles at this blog have documented how many Blog-Buddies here have moved into Enlightenment. I have been using the term “Householder Enlightenment” to describe this breakthrough, which is so very Age of Awakening compared to ages past, when seekers of Enlightenment would live as renunciates: Monks, nuns, priests, recluses.
And such wonderful people remain! Such as? Michael Flatley. he was nominated by Blog-Buddy JULIE. She wrote:
“I’d like to nominate Michael Flatley, the Irish-American dancer and choreographer. I’d be most interested in his aura at the time of the show Riverdance, which albeit was a long time ago but still a dazzling moment in history….
“I’d like to know more about his creative expression and what makes him tick, creatively.
“I’ve heard that he wasn’t just the lead dancer in Riverdance; he also choreographed all the moves and trained the other staff (hundreds of dancers).”
So many of us empaths are in a hurry to get skills.
Some folks feel desperate.
Some expect instant answers.
Some believe that the truth ought to be simple. And, therefore, we have the right to take something too new or complex and turn it into something “better.”
I’m here to caution you. Please take your empath skills more seriously than that. Show more respect for yourself.
Because empaths are especially vulnerable to mixing up self-authority with skills, then doing little experiments that, frankly, do not work. (Some of you remember how this was discussed in some detail in “The Empowered Empath: Owning, Embracing and Managing Your Special Gifts.”)
When working with any skill set that I have developed for you, please find out what it can do before you start improving it or simplifying it.
Sometimes well-meaning empaths will simplify without knowing that they’re even doing it. Here’s an example.
Is this really going to be helpful for Empath Empowerment®?
“JOE” is a really smart empath, with many empath gifts. He is used to working hard at his personal development.
However, he figured that now he had the skill set pretty much handled. So he could just bundle it in with all the other things he was doing for self-improvement.
Fortunately, it slipped out during a session. JOE told me what he had decided to do every day.
To live as a skilled empath, he boiled the whole system of Empath Empowerment® down to saying one sentence out loud every day.
I’m not going to tell you that sentence, because I would feel really upset if some casual reader skimmed this blog post all the way to that sentence and then wound up copying what JOE was doing, which would be a big mistake for anyone. Not just JOE. 😉
The origin? That I can tell you.
It was part of Day 10 in “Become The Most Important Person in the Room.” The sentence came from a technique called “Brand Your Cattle.”
JOE took one sentence out of this technique. Then he turned it into a “magical affirmation.”
Uh-oh! Also, ouch!
Evolving Empaths, Don’t Shortcut Yourself out of Results
You can be sure of this. Any technique that I present to you through a book has been carefully developed. If you do it, as presented, it will work.
Only it won’t work if you use it like something else.
Like using a “magical sentence” from one of my Empath Empowerment books and substituting it for a parachute after you jump out of a plane.
Or taking substituting one “magical sentence” for a full technique, which includes what to do, how to do and when to do it.
If you want to take little excerpts of things and make your own designer collection, do this on Pinterest. Why do that to your energy field?
And, please, don’t think you are growing as an empath because you can make yourself a mashup. You deserve better than to treat your mind-body-spirit system like a hobby, right?
In the various books I have written, sure, there are lots of sentences. Some can be found in particular techniques.
But when a sentence is part of a technique, please, either use that full technique as presented to you or don’t bother.
Not just cheating yourself out of results but also…
Devaluating that technique for yourself, so it may not work for you in the future.
What If You Just Don’t Have Five Full Minutes?
What If It Is an Emergency?
Deal with the emergency. Imported STUFF is not an emergency. It is one kind of STUFF, and you can prevent it by using the rest of your Empath Empowerment skills.
So if you’re feeling troubled by Imported STUFF, don’t kid yourself.
Other things are bothering you, too.
Could be different kinds of STUFF (as would be addressed in a session with an RES expert).
Or it could be a problem in objective reality. Who is saying and doing what in this “Emergency” situation? Maybe you can do something about that!
Better not to do that technique at all. Some future time in your day, you can go and do that technique properly. And then you will get results.
Becoming Skilled as an Empath Takes Some Time. Not Forever. But a Bit of Time.
Take heart, brave empaths. Your skills can deepen.