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Enlightenment and Ascension in this Age of Aquarius

Aura reading research by Rose Rosetree for all you movie fans
You are more than your aura. That human body matters.

How do you know that one person’s use of the word “ascension” doesn’t line up with another’s use of the word “enlightenment”?

That smart question was asked yesterday by SARAH, at our conversation around Longing for Ascension? Ascension is a highly charged word in this new Age of Aquarius. It is associated with having a higher state of consciousness. Yesterday’s post was all about “What is ascension?”

Let’s not confuse that with Enlightenment. Spiritual Enlightenment is a state of human self-actualization. You are functioning with your full potential as a human being. Not that you have learned everything. Instead there is an integrated awareness to your mind-body-spirit system. Not a mood and not a wish but a natural and efforless state of consciousness.

You can learn a lot about Enlightenment here at the blog. Most popular is our Enlightenment Life List. My personal fave is the list of people from this community who have moved into Enlightenment. And this Top 10 Post on Enlightenment can give you a quick education that can protect you.

Yes, protect you. CONTINUE READING

Longing for Ascension? Ouch!

Longing for ascension?
Longing for ascension?

Ascension is a charged word in New Age spirituality. Having worked professionally in mind-body-spirit since 1970, I heard the ascension idea long before it became mainstream. How long ago did you first hear that highly-charged word, ascension?

Today I would like to share a perspective fresh from now, living in this new Age of Aquarius. What is “ascension”? And how does energetic literacy bring a perspective that could spare you a lot of unnecessary anguish?

What does ascension mean?

Of course, ascension has a sacred meaning in Christian theology. As in, “Jesus Christ rose on the third day.”

Many who believe in The Rapture are waiting to receive a contemporary type of ascension. As in, “The righteous will stay with God for eternity. As for the rest of you, well, there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. And you’d better practice now… how to hold your nose.” CONTINUE READING

This may help you to sort out what you believe about being spiritual

Confused about what it means to be spiritual?
Confused about what it means to be spiritual?

If you care about being a spiritual person, life can be way confusing. What does it mean to be spiritual? Lately we have been exploring this in a series of articles.

Comments coming in today have alerted me that many of you Blog-Buddies may be confusing several different things when evaluating what is spiritual and what isn’t.

As an Enlightenment Coach, might I recommend you that you learn to separate these three categories?

1. Authentic spiritual experience

I’ll define that as authentically, really, truly having a direct experience of the Divine.

Who decides when someone is authentically connecting to the Divine?

Personally, everybody has the right to an opinion. Besides that, various belief systems about religion can define spiritual experiences in ways that belong — to my thinking — in the second category. Or the third. So please keep reading. CONTINUE READING

Aura Reading Tom Hanks for Inspiration

Tom Hanks, ready for his aura reading
Tom Hanks, ready for his aura reading

Well I, for one, am so glad to be nearing completion of our 6-part series about how to deal with difficult people, with insight from reading people deeper. That series began here.

Important and practical? Sure. Yet the topic isn’t exactly pure joy.

And hey, today is our first day of spring (in this hemisphere) (that didn’t begin with an eclipse).

I could stand some inspiration, and maybe you can too. Besides, who doesn’t really, really like Tom Hanks? Beloved as the A-lister is, maybe he hasn’t always felt that comfortable being Tom. Not so comfortable as he clearly is now. Let’s find out. CONTINUE READING

Who, exactly, is in charge of your talent?

Human life is complicated enough without believing that you must actively pursue every possible talent
Human life is complicated enough without believing that you must actively pursue every possible talent

Talent is not destiny. It’s a resource.

Talent is not a cosmic SHOULDING. Talent adds to the beautiful scope of your free will.

Today let’s consider your relationship to something so personal and, mostly, beautiful. Because you do have talent.

That’s great. Just don’t make yourself a human sacrifice on the altar of your talent. Misuse of free will can cause talent to turn distracting or even ugly. For example… CONTINUE READING

Ooh, about that new photo of Rose Rosetree

Rose Rosetree, so loooooooong ago, in 2013
Rose Rosetree, so loooooooong ago, in 2013

Today a sweet email came from my friend “JOE”. Tucked inside several paragraphs was this:

“I also wanted to mention about your new picture. I saw the change but wasn’t sure what to say. I like the smile but there seems to be a lot of fatigue in it, to me. That may be off-base but it surprised me you’d put a picture of yourself up that wasn’t your usual vibrant self, even if it was a lovely scarf.   ;-)”

That courage, and tact, from my friend make me love him more than ever.

I’m glad JOE spoke up. It occurred to me that some of you Blog-Buddies may have had a similar reaction. Two others of you commented, on blog or off, since I recently changed out the old photo that was here, a photograph taken so loooooooooong ago, in 2013.

What do you think when you compare that small blog-sized version with….

Rose Rosetree, in 2015
Rose Rosetree, in 2015

What do YOU see? CONTINUE READING

Paula Lawley joins my Enlightenment Life List

May Enlightenment flower within you
May Enlightenment flower within you

It’s simple, really. PAULA LAWLEY is a mother, active in her Christian church, helping her son to move towards becoming an Eagle Scout.

Professionally PAULA is equally a powerhouse. She works in technology, communications, media, and marketing.

No current photo is available, but I just got off the phone with her. At the end of our session, I used my procedure for Enlightenment Validation.

And now she is #19 at the list of folks in this informal Energy Spirituality community who have moved into Enlightenment. On the regular Enlightenment Life List, she is right up there. Take a look!

Paula’s non-dramatic path to Enlightenment

Although not very active at this blog (so far, anyway), PAULA has done sessions with me off and on since 2010. I’m so glad she attended that talk I gave at the Reston Public Library. CONTINUE READING

Celebrating a certain kind of shyness

When was the last time you thought about the mystical implications of lace?
When was the last time you thought about the mystical implications of lace?

Shyness? What, in this age, when we’re all so connected?

Shyness, Blog-Buddies, in the society where you live?

Sure, it still happens. And when that shyness concerns one’s relationship with Spiritual Source, it’s especially beautiful.

Shyness is one of the innumerable lovely ways to be in that relationship.

This morning I responded to gorgeous Comment 13 by AMANDA at a post dedicated to her, Ananda for AMANDA, newest member of our Enlightenment Life List. A few little comments splashed onto my computer screen.

Afterwards, somehow I found my self going back and forth between the kitchen and my office. Having some bites of breakfast. Then “Gotta, gotta” go upstairs to the pink office to pop in a comment. Back down the stairs, smiling, for more food.

In your honor, AMANDA, and in honor of all of us who have experienced at least a bit of shyness…. CONTINUE READING

Ananda for AMANDA, newest member of our Enlightenment Life List

Enlightenment Coach Rose is so proud of AMANDA FLOOD
Enlightenment Coach Rose is so proud of AMANDA FLOOD

Ananda” means bliss, the sort of Divine-perfumed happiness that each of us can experience from time to time.

When that ananda becomes available always, like the background on this screen you are reading, very likely you have moved into Enlightenment.

Such is the case for AMANDA FLOOD, a member of this informal Energy Spirituality community. For years she has been moving forward rapidly on her path of personal development. Since I’m Facebook friends with AMANDA, I get to see the photographs she posts from time to time.

One stopped me in my tracks. These days I don’t slip-slide into empath merges or other Technique Time; altogether the energetic hygiene around Rose Rosetree is pretty darned good. Still, how can I put this? When I see a person, or photo, sometimes it’s obvious to me — right on the surface of life — that this individual might well be Enlightened.

During Technique Time, I will usually follow up with proper research. Well, that is what I did with that FB photograph of AMANDA. Far as I was concerned, she met all my criteria for including her on my Enlightenment Life List.

But what did SHE think?

On December 1, 2014, I sent her an email. Subsequently we had some back-and-forth. After a bit of diffidence, AMANDA agreed to let me laud her in public.  Now, that’s a laud off my mind. ;-) CONTINUE READING

Five Things I have learned as an Enlightenment Coach

ELAINE, enjoying photography. One more way to play.
ELAINE, enjoying photography. One more way to play.

Is Enlightenment Coaching about the inner you or the outer you?

RACHEL has asked a great version of this question at our pair of guest posts by new additions to our Enlightenment Life List, KYLIE and ELAINE. I’m going to alternate answers with each of her fine quotes. Then I’ll blurt out something (formerly) rather private: The five most important things I have learned so far as an Enlightenment Coach.

Big disclaimer first. Rose Rosetree does not know everything. What, you knew that already? ;-) I’m just one energy healer who helps with emotional progress and spiritual growth. I never set out to found the system of Rosetree Energy Spirituality but co-created it piece by piece. As for the piece of my work around being an Enlightenment Coach, that is relatively new. In short, I’m still learning. Here I will simply share what I have learned so far. What is Enlightenment Coaching, anyway?

“I don’t get how one person’s Enlightenment is “an inside job,” and they are Enlightened despite life not being how they want it to be…”
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