Prepare for grit and grime and down-to-earth, all ye who enter into reading today’s blog post. Because, really, there’s more to Enlightenment Coaching — or energetic literacy — than fantasizing about happy rainbows and friendly cupids. Or, perhaps, receiving a special delivery cosmic valentine from your favorite form of God.
Today I’m longing to tell it like it is. So I will. Hey, this is my own personal blog.
For years I’ve been writing about why energetic literacy is an essential skill for us, living now, and very attainable for all of us who wish to learn it.
- In case you’re wondering Why Read Auras? — you might find that blog post for inspiring.
- If you’re curious about the sophistication of aura reading, how MUCH energetic literacy can tell you, we’ve had some recent conversation about that here, too.
- And if you pick up the best aura reading how-to I’ve written for beginners, you’ll find over 100 practical techniques that involve aura reading, good reasons all. And you can start learning straightaway.
Plus that book contains a step-by-step dismantling of “The Myth About Auras.”
What Motivated Me to Write Today’s Post
Yesterday I was appreciatively reading an article at DAVID B’s blog, “15 Stages of Energetic Literacy.”
On came an important comment by “GLADYS” that could have come right out of the myth-busting part of “Aura Reading Through All Your Senses.” GLADYS probably spoke for many when she wrote:
“This is all too complicated for me. I just assumed with enlightenment, the 3rd eye opens, clairvoyance and all the other clairs happen and no effort is made to develop perception.”
Today’s article is dedicated to her, and all seekers of Enlightenment whose current beliefs are similar. Also to all you Blog-Buddies who aim to protect yourselves on your sacred path by becoming smart Post-New-Age consumers.
(Consider, God doesn’t give you these smarts. If you wish to develop them, that’s your job.)
Seeking Enlightenment? 7 Reasons Why Reading Auras Can Help You
Yes, here come seven reasons why reading auras could help you A LOT if what you’re seeking is Enlightenment.
You’re invited to read and comment here, especially if you think that aura reading is just an unnecessary detour along that path.
Why develop energetic literacy?
#1. Avoid Unnecessary Detours on Your Path
Before, or even after Enlightenment, a person can get stuck. Or, as DAVID B. and some of his friends call it, “Go sideways.”
Think that any of this comes with an announcement? A warning label, perhaps?
What is one of the most shocking things that has happened to me yet as an Enlightenment Coach? A friend sent me an electronic flyer for a prestigious conference on Enlightenment. Photos of six presenters were included. Curious, I used some of my day’s Technique Time to read their auras:
- Two of them were in Enlightenment. Gorgeously and distinctively, this showed in each speaker’s aura.
- Two others? In spiritual addiction. Not Enlightenment. Oops!
- Two others, the most famous ones of the group? In extreme spiritual addiction. No longer in Enlightenment.
Well, in a way this was shocking. In other ways it was not.
Why not shocking?
It’s not shocking that a flyer like that would have been distributed. Because you will see plenty of mess like this, when you have developed everyday useful skills for reading auras.
- Like many of the readers of this blog, I have developed basic aura reading skills that are reliable.
- Within the system I teach, this would be called “Stage Three” Energetic Literacy.
- Of course there are plenty of skilled aura readers who have never studied the particular system I teach but have achieved this skill in other ways. Skill that brings good results — hey, that’s great and that’s plenty!
- In addition to everyday, workable, skills at energetic literacy, I have developed additional expertise. This IS more complicated than what most people ever would need to use. DAVID B. and I have been excited enough at the latest development for specialists like us… that we have written about this at our respective blogs. DAVID B. even gave our community here a gorgeous flowchart to summarize it, which wouldn’t have occured to me. Wonderfully thoughtful and generous!
Bottom line: Everyday skill at reading auras is no more complicated than reading words on a page.
As I teach it, developing this skill might take less time than you’ve taken to clean your house for a few months, or wash your car this last year, or how much time you spent shopping (for non-essential items) since this year began. But even if developing these skills were harder to do, you might find it worthwhile.
People today who have developed Stage Three Energetic Literacy are the leaders in this new Age of Awakening.
We’re the exception, not the rule. (Not yet, anyway.)
So it’s not shocking to me that a flyer like that would have been distributed.
Ready for a laugh?
In human terms, to a person with energetic literacy skills — who also knew how to discern Enlightenment, in contrast to spiritual addiction, etc. — how crazy-weird was that flyer?
Imagine that experts have organized a conference to “Become a Top Model.” It’s promoted, showing headshots of the main speakers.
Two of them look very attractive, and their grooming is what you would expect from a professional model.
Two haven’t washed in a while, and they don’t even have attractive hairstyles! 😉 And the other two look even worse.
Why else not shocking?
Sadly, it was not shocking to me that a well-organized conference about Enlightenment, in 2015, would select four speakers who were not in Enlightenment.
Why would four people not in Enlightenment be selected to headline a prestigious conference on Enlightenment? For variety, let’s go for an answer in the form of a question:
Blog-Buddies, how high a proportion of the conference organizers could, themselves, read auras? Who knows!
Many may have believed exactly as GLADYS now believes. Including conference organizers who were in Enlightenment.
Yes, hello! Just because somebody lives in Enlightenment does NOT mean that person has developed skills for energetic literacy. Lacking skills, even somebody in Enlightenment can be stuck at Stage One Energetic Literacy — interesting but notoriously unreliable.
Also not shocking
I wasn’t shocked to find public figures, even prestigious spiritual teachers, whose auras are pretty corrupted by now.
Living at this time, the early years of the Age of Awakening, is challenging for us all. And some people just haven’t done as well as others at remaining energetically balanced.
What DID shock me
What shocked me — what appalled me — was the idea tjat thousands of beautiful seekers of Enlightenment would trustingly go to this conference and sit for hours… trying purposely to entrain… with people who are not in Enlightenment at all, and whose auric energies are not helpful in the least for gaining Enlightenment.
#2. Don’t Romanticize Enlightenment, Not If You’d Really Like to Attain It
Enlightenment is a state of consciousness, folks. That’s all. That’s plenty.
Beautiful students of Enlightenment, like GLADYS, have been told many things about Enlightenment. Some of them are true. Some may have been true at one time but are not true of life in this Age of Awakening. Others have never been true.
One such belief, elsewhere in GLADYS’s comment, went “Seeing the energy is giving the ability to heal.” Maybe that was true at the time of Veda Vyasa. It sure isn’t true now.
To this aura reader, facilitator of aura healing, and Enlightenment coach, a great deal of harm is done when people have this particular notion. A reading is NOT a healing. That is why, in Rosetree Energy Spirituality (RES) I teach these skill sets separately. (And one reason why they work is that they ARE taught separately.)
What if you have studied Hinduism, as GLADYS wrote in her comment for the DAVIDYA blog? What if you dearly love ALL the beautiful ideals that you’ve been told?
With all respect, you might wish to reconsider them. Hinduism has a long tradition of romanticizing spiritual matters, and I write this with quite a bit of direct knowledge of such things, as well as a powerfully strong love of Hindu Gods, devatas, and what I have personally received from studying Hinduism.
Fundamentalist Christians can sometimes have a similar romanticized, idealized idea of what is promised in their religion.
Haven’t you met beautiful Fundamentalists who believe along these lines?
“I’m born again. For keeps, I’ve made my bargain with Jesus. Now that I am saved, I can do pretty much anything I want. Jesus will always forgive me. that’s the deal.”
Warning, Blog-Buddies: Now I’m going to translate this romantic ideal into less reverent language…
“Because I have made my bargain, what does it mean that I’m Born Again? There will be no karma from anything I do, no matter what. Jesus will clean it all up. That’s his job. Jesus is like the guy at the circus who scoops up elephant poop.”
A comforting belief? A belief that causes many people to be lazier and more ignorant than they need to be?
If you’re NOT a Born Again Christian, perhaps you smiled a bit at my example here. You know it’s beautiful at best, ridiculous at worst. Well, how is that any different from beliefs many good people have about Enlightenment? I mean “different” in the sense of being “less preposterous.”
Well, phew! Let’s stop here in our survey of SEVEN ways that spiritual seekers can benefit from developing regular, workable energetic literacy.
Comment away. Tell me how I’m wrong. Or right. In your personal experience.
This is a teaching blog, after all.
Later I’ll do a follow-up post, and maybe I’ll manage to get through all of the other five in one little article.