Enlightenment update — that’s the purpose of today’s article. Here I’ll summarize my latest findings about two different types of Enlightenment. Inspired by my perspective as Founder of Rosetree Energy Spirituality (RES).
Have I ever been struggling lately, in my role as an Enlightenment Coach! All the distinctive RES skills converge on discerning these two types of Enlightenment — the Energy READING skills, Energy HEALING skills, Empath Empowerment® Coaching. Plus the background which has specifically prepared me for Enlightenment Coaching.
Householder Enlightenment Model — what a great thing to celebrate! Especially since tomorrow is the four-year anniversary of The Age of Awakening.
Here Blog-Buddy JEM shares a powerful guest post about her reaction to the Householder Enlightenment Model. It’s so different from the sacred and hallowed and traditional model for thousands of years. I call that the “Surrender Model of Enlightenment.”
And it’s really very, very different. Go, JEM!
Discovering The Householder Enlightenment Model
Gee, this is great news, this Householder Enlightenment thing.
By contrast, I’m used to the more traditional form of Enlightenment, the “Surrender Model of Enlightenment.” Where it was aaaalllll about divine bliss and consciousness. This different model really did a number on me energetically. CONTINUE READING →
BEV UPSHUR is the latest addition to my Enlightenment Life List. BEV has also gone onto the separate list I maintain for people from this community who have moved into that higher state of consciousness. In her honor, today’s article explores how my Enlightenment Coaching DOES and DOESN’T work.
Whether you call it Householder Enlightenment, spiritual awakening (as an established state of consciousness), Self-Realization, or psychological self-actualization…
This state of consciousness is dawning now. In fact, here’s my favorite way of describing The Age of Awakening:
Now we live in a time when millions of people can move into Enlightenment. And do it as householders!
Another term is self-realization. Spiritual awakening is yet another term for a higher state of consciousness. (Just googled “Spiritual awakening” and, at the link just provided, got 2,900,000 hits. If links on the first page of hits are any indication, many popular experts on “spiritual awakening” are, sadly, confusing it with what I call “spiritual addiction.”)
This Enlightenment Coach not so fond of using the term awakening, popular though it has become as a synonym for Enlightenment. Why not? Because I’ve read auras of many people who have had an experience of awakening but are nowhere close to Enlightenment.
In this Age of Awakening — hello! — Age of Awakening! — just about everybody is having experiences of awakening. But awakening is just a step in the right direction.
In her first guest post for this blog, KRISTINE uses another term, showing up. I like that!
As an Enlightenment Coach, I keep learning. Today, on March 4, 2017, I’m adding a preface to this popular post. Just because I think it’s important to share my latest learning.
In months and years to come, I expect to do more writing and teaching about Householder Enlightenment, as well as how it differs from the more traditional form. In the post that follows, written so “Long ago” on April 2, 2016, I flagged AMANDA’s shift in consciousness, and dedicated a post to that. This post!
However, I’ve learned a lot in less than a year. Currently I believe that, when I wrote this post originally, her soul had chosen to move into the other form of Enlightenment, which I now call “The Surrender Model of Enlightenment.” As you read this article, you’ll find that then I was using a different term, “The Simplicity Model of Enlightenment.” I’m aiming to create a blog post soon to explain a bit more about this terminology.
It’s always a fascinating puzzle to me, whether to write a new guest post, to preface an existing guest post (as I’ve done today), and/or to add a series of comments at some ongoing blog post (which I’ve also done today).
Unless I’m writing in book form, or creating a workshop, I’ll use one or more of these three methods to update you on the latest in Rosetree Energy Spirituality (RES). Blog-Buddies, I’m so glad you have inquiring minds. You really do want to know. Thank you for keeping up with me, as I do my best to stay current in the rapidly growing field of RES.
Especially important: AMANDA’s beautiful level of consciousness has not changed just because I’ve been doing my best to understand it conceptually, and because my understanding has changed. When I write about her here, it’s done with tremendous respect. As MY point of view only.
Householder Enlightenment Contrasting with
The Surrender Model of Enlightenment
Really, you can’t learn more up-to-date knowledge, from this Enlightenment Coach, than by reading this little series of comments.
The action starts with Comment #2214 and builds up steam all the way through to Comment #2229.
Enough said, for now. So let’s start that article I wrote “So loooooooooong ago. What, 11 months back?”
Exploring the Mysteries of Evolution for those in Enlightenment
Can spiritual evolution continue once you have crossed the threshold into Enlightenment?
What if acknowledging any ripening of consciousness would clash with your belief system? If a person doesn’t want further growth within self-realization, this is unlikely to happen.
Same thing if a person doesn’t know much about higher states of consciousness particularly. That person’s awareness might beautifully stay put. And even if other consciousness-related development happens, the person might not notice. The politicians and celebrities on my Enlightenment Life List may never have heard of the term, yet they’re living in Enlightenment. (Sweet!)
I’ve seen both of these stay-put experiences with some Buddhists and non-duality folks, for instance.
Otherwise, yes. For somebody in Enlightenment, there can definitely be further evolution. The human game isn’t “done,” not by a long shot.
Two Different Versions of Enlightenment, One of Them New on the Planet
Our Blog-Buddy DAVID B. devotes an entire blog to the nuances of consciousness, and I’d recommend it to any of you who are curious about that. Especially impressive to me is how he illuminates the more traditional ways of understanding Enlightenment.
These days I call it “The Simplicity Model of Enlightenment.” As in, “It’s all about consciousness. Ultimately that simple.”
As an Enlightenment Coach, I specialize in a different model, “Householder Enlightenment,” which is unfolding in the world now because we’re now in the Age of Awakening. As in, “The development of consciousness is lived in very human ways, with an emphasis on the human experiences.”
For today’s article, we have a lovely opportunity, to research how Enlightenment has been ripening for one of the members of our community, meditation teacher AMANDA FLOOD.
Regular readers at this blog know the most recent specialty at “Deeper Perception Made Practical” is the work I do as an Enlightenment Coach. That isn’t how I set out to write about face reading, aura reading, or Empath Empowerment(R). I would have had plenty to do with just one of those specialties. The same deal with all the skill sets in Rosetree Energy Spirituality (including long before it was named “Rosetree Energy Spirituality.”)
Many fans and lurkers at “Deeper Perception Made Practical” have zero interest in Enlightenment. I get that. Pick and choose what interests you, of course.
Yet my lifelong pursuit of spiritual growth (and work since 1970 as a spiritual teacher) has blossomed in recent years, along with a sense of calling to help people understand that Enlightenment does not have to be for renunciates.
Householder Enlightenment is the name of the game for millions of people living today. Not that all of us are Enlightened yet. Rather, Householder Enlightenment is a distinct possibility. In fact, attaining this state of consciousness may be one of the main reasons why YOU incarnated now.
My hunch is that millions of people ARE moving into Enlightenment now and over the next decades, a historical record, a tidal wave for collective consciousness on earth.
I believe that millions of us are moving into Enlightenment and doing that with Householder Enlightenment.
By comparison, it was way easier to be interviewed by Diane Rehm or Thom Hartmann or even Steve Doocy; reporters for the L.A. Times, The Seattle Times, The Washington Times, The Washington Post, The Catholic Standard.
It was even easier to be interviewed about Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart, and then be spoofed in a segment on “The Colbert Report.” Because those interviews were about face reading, aura reading, or Empath Empowerment skills, not really me, and definitely not about the tender topic of growth of consciousness.
Granted, Rick and I did discuss these aspects of Deeper Perception. But initially he asked about my personal story.
This wasn’t my chance to help people in the usual ways, not this interview for “Buddha at the Gas Pump.” I was on the spot, doing Enlightenment coaching directly, rather than the usual indirectly. Among other things, it was my first chance to mention “Householder Enlightenment” in an interview.
Hours flew by, nearly three of them. Actually, Rick and I talked for nearly four hours straight. (It was his longest interview to date, he said by the end.)
At Rick’s site, you can see the full interview in one ambitious watch — or download it as a podcast. Alternatively, of course, you can stop and watch different chunks later.
You knew that. But some of the interesting things going on… maybe you haven’t been noticing them.
Best, by far, among the interesting and not human is a certain kind of extra-terrestrial entity activity. (“E.T.” for short.)
As you know, this isn’t a paranormal blog. So normally I don’t celebrate goings on among extra-terrestrials. But, really, this is way too good to keep to myself.
My usual relationship with extra-terrestrial entities
Extra terrestrial entities can unwittingly be a nuisance. Keep in mind, I’m not discussing space travel, spaceships that land in New Mexico or other places.
Instead, in 1985, I learned about E.T. entities that cling to a person’s aura or haunt a house. I learned about E.T. entities courtesy of study with an organization known as Teaching of the Inner Christ. I learned how to facilitate healing of this type of “ghost”-like STUFF.
After being named a Lay Minister, and invited to teach the full range of energy healings, I began to teach and use this rather specialized way of freeing up people from astral-level debris.
Indirectly, I learned a bit about E.T.s: What they were like, how different ones would respond to a healing. My focus was always human life — mine and that of my human clients. The aim was human results, not fascination with the paranormal or The Romance of the Astral.
Still, it’s like what would happen if you worked part-time in any field. You would learn quite a lot about the types of people involved, their “frequency” as it were. CONTINUE READING →