Traditional Enlightenment or Age of Awakening Enlightenment? It’s the soul’s decision. I’ve seen a bit of evidence for this by now. Mysteriously, magnificently, the soul will choose one or the other. Fascinating!
Many of you Blog-Buddies will remember the story of DORIS’s shift into Age of Awakening Enlightenment.
Some of you may read this blog just for the Enlightenment Coaching! Rather than the three other specialties of Rosetree Energy Spirituality (RES):
Energy READING Skills, Energy HEALING Skills, and Empath Empowerment® Coaching.
Which Will It Be for You, Age of Awakening Enlightenment
Or Traditional Enlightenment?
However actively you’re seeking Enlightenment now, which form of Enlightenment will you attain? Relax.
Even if you’re not especially interested in spiritual awakening or pursuing a path to Enlightenment, guess what? I’ve got a story for you. CHRISTINE’S story.
When it comes — in your soul’s own sweet time — you’ll awake into whichever suits you better, Age of Awakening Enlightenment or Traditional Enlightenment. (And if you actively pursue Enlightenment from a trustworthy teacher, that sweet time might hasten more than you can now imagine.)
At the end of this great Guest Post by CHRISTINE, I’ll provide a bit more background on Enlightenment Coaching. However, the star of this particualar show is definitely CHRISTINE.
Big thanks to you, CHRISTINE.
Traditional Enlightenment for CHRISTINE. Here’s Her Story.
How did I get here?
Early on in my life I wanted to understand myself. That desire was very strong, and still is.
I found that psychotherapy helped me understand myself so I embraced that process. I’ve spent over 20 years exploring the world that way.
Almost 20 years ago, I entered the 12-step recovery movement. Recovering from addiction has been a wonderful part of my life. Something that made me desperately unhappy has become something I’m very grateful for.
Spiritual Awakening Experiences Helped Light the Way
To Traditional Enlightenment
Besides the recovery from addiction, I’ve had a fair number of intense experiences. They have changed me. Foremost among these, I had a near-death experience. When I gave birth to my twins.
As a result, I lost my fear of death. Also I realised how much I cherish life.
Another intense experience came as a parent. I’ve watched my son regress into Autism. Saw him lose his speech. Then lose his ability to connect with me.
To see all of this, particularly to see him lose his close relationship with his twin sister, it’s an experience beyond words.
Can I describe this? No, I find that I can’t describe it.
Granted, this part of my life has been extraordinarily hard. Beyond the suffering, this has also been profoundly transformative and precious.
Were it not for this experience… probably I would not have moved into what ROSE calls “Traditional Enlightenment.”
The Heartbeat of Searching
Among so many things, so many stories, what’s most important? Seems to me, there has been a heartbeat of searching all through my life.
Just simply, the desire to get to the truth of things to the best of my ability.
It’s not always been easy for me to get to the truth of things. Since I have a lot of charm. Also I grew up with storytellers.
Consistently, though, I have felt a deep need for the truth.
Seemingly an Unlikely Candidate for Any Kind of Enlightenment
(Whether Traditional Enlightenment or Age of Awakening Enlightenment)
Until I found this blog, I didn’t know about Enlightenment. I had no interest in any of these:
- Any kind of spiritual practice.
- Rosetree Energy Spirituality (RES)
Yet this blog, ROSE, and the community here have been very important to me.
Even though I don’t share many of the ideas explored here.
What from RES Has Helped Me
Although it would have been easy for me to dismiss what is here, something stopped me. Somehow I’ve stayed and participated and learnt.
Because I’m an empath, ROSE’S book “Become the Most Important Person in the Room” was a fascinating read for me. After completing the “30-Day Plan for Empath Empowerment®,” I began to walk around more securely in my own skin.
How did I cross the threshold into Traditional Enlightenment? I don’t know for sure.
Recently I’ve noticed a shift in myself. But it’s been happening quietly for a while I think.
Certainly I can tell that, by now, things that were once hard are easy now. And enjoyable.
Life, despite being externally difficult, is full of love. I am happy.
With Enlightenment, Power Is Livelier
About this state of consciousness that ROSE calls “Traditional Enlightenment,” what is the most obvious change? My relationship with power.
Now I feel powerful. And it’s fun! I am a warrior I think.
In my youth I was angry a lot. But I didn’t feel powerful. That is really different now. What a great feeling it is to know my own power, and be able to use it when necessary. Certainly this comes in handy for me as a mother, the mother of a child who needs an advocate.
Why have I embraced Traditional Enlightenment, rather than Age of Awakening Enlightenment?
Perhaps as an artist, this has felt right for me. Creating art, I have always felt that it comes through me. And is not of me.
So it may be that here is where the opening started, a surrender into being more than regular human me.
My sense is that I am at the beginning of things. I’m glad that this has happened in my 40s; I hope to have plenty of time for this to deepen.
More About Christine at This Blog
Yes, it’s blog host ROSE again.
CHRISTINE has been active at this blog for years, only under a different name. “PRIMMIE,” short for “PRIMROSE.” (Or, as I’m finally allowed to acknowledge, short for “CHRISTINE.”)
- Atheism, a guest post by PRIMMIE, Now an Ex-Atheist (Just compare the photo there with the one here, Blog-Buddies. Wow, right?)
- Awakened or Enlightened? An Enlightenment Coach looks at PRIMMIE’s gorgeous experience, Part 1
- Enlightenment or Awakening? An Enlightenment Coach looks at PRIMMIE’s gorgeous experience, Part 2
- Aura Reading an Autistic Child. In Honor of PRIMMIE.
And More About Enlightenment Coaching
A series of comments from this morning might be of interest, Blog-Buddies. Over at Enlightenment Update:
See PATTY’S great question and the comments that flowed: Comments 31 – 43.
Also, over at the Enlightenment Life List, see a series of comments shortly after I facilitated Enlightenment Validation for Christine: 2214 – 2231
Including my personal favorite from CHRISTINE:
“I’m afraid you’re stuck with me Rose!
“I love this blog and you and the community here and I am very grateful to you for taking time out of your work to do what you have done for me. Thank you so much.”