Ouch! Otherwise talented healers can display really shoddy ethics.
Twice in one week, clients of mine had been treated very badly by previous healers. Far from feeling remorseful, those healers probably felt smug about themselves. (If they even thought twice about the rather horrifying ethical implications of what they had done.)
My purpose here is to alert you to a rather serious problem that — apparently — many healers don’t know about yet.
- If you’re a healer and you have been doing the kind of behavior detailed in this post, please cut it out.
- If you are a client whose healer does this sorry thing, please convey a verbal slap, some kind of “What were you thinking?” Follow it up with a discussion. Otherwise supply a link to this post.
Because, geesh! Enough is enough. A certain kind of behavior from healers crosses an ethical line. And for no good reason.
Diagnosing without any ability to fix — this is considered aura reading?
Gladys had begun her session of Energy Spirituality Energy HEALING. So I asked, “What is your intention for this healing?”
A story followed, about Glady’s session with a practitioner of Energy Medicine whom I’ll call “Zorro.” He told her, “You have a problem with mothballs-in-the-caboose.” Okay, Blog-Buddies, Zorro didn’t actually use the term “mothballs-in-the-caboose.” It was a much fancier name, one that sounded quite ominous and, possibly, Latin.
Continuing with Gladys’ request to me, “Zorro couldn’t tell me how my mothballs-in-the-caboose began, and he couldn’t heal it himself. But he did get me started by telling me that, reading my aura, he got that the problem began when I was in my twenties.
Gladys concluded, “Since you do aura reading, Rose, I want you to tell me what happened when I was in my twenties.”
Educating people is one of my roles during a session. (And this blog is for education, as well as community building.) So, yum, now lovely! I got to name the following points. See how many of them you already knew…
Healers and aura readers are not interchangeable. Never ask one to finish the job started by another.
If Zorro is not able to follow up on his perception from Gladys’ aura, it is ridiculous for her to expect other people to “finish the job.” There is no Cosmic Computer Printout available to all those in the “special club” of Aura Reader.
Every person on earth can learn full energetic literacy. We then use our personal gifts of the soul, combined with our specialties as people, perhaps even adding professional skill sets like cutting cords of attachment.
Yes, I know that some practitioners believe in a Cosmic Computer Printout. Barbara Brennan comes to mind, since she has gone on record for believing that her students read auras correctly only to the extent that they duplicate her findings.
But most of them probably don’t. Personally, I have helped some healers in recovery from being told they were “wrong” or “untalented” because they didn’t duplicate their teacher.
No, Virginia, there is no big scientific objective “Cosmic Computer Printout, everybody knows this” version of aura reading. This is a naive assumption, at best. Frankly, believing in Santa Claus makes more sense.
As a client or a practitioner, expect no big download from the cosmic computer called “Universal Aura Reading.” There are only individual aura readers who bring their own magnificent insights.
2. When any aura reader says, “I get [blah, blah vague generalization],” this is an indication the person doesn’t yet have full energetic literacy.”
Many forms of language are tip-offs that a healer, or other person, is stuck at Stage 1 or Stage 2 energetic literacy. For instance:
- I have a hunch…
- I’m vibing out that…
- My guidance is telling me that…
- I get a hit that…
When you have Stage 3 energetic literacy, you can read information in auras at will. And if your first chunk of information in one chakra databank isn’t enough to help solve a problem, you just go on to read another chakra databank. You know. Literacy! It’s like being able to read one screen at a time at this article.
Full aura reading skill isn’t like being able to pick out the word “AND” from the previous paragraph, then making a triumphant announcement to your client. “I get that AND is the cause of your problem.”
3. A reading is not a healing
Gee, I bet Zorro was really proud of himself. He found “mothballs-in-the-caboose.” He was able to pinpoint when it happened to Gladys, all the way down to the decade.
Then he left her “knowing” she had a problem. With nothing more he could do to help her.
This is sooooooo unethical! Healers, please do not diagnose a problem for your client, give it a fancy name, then do nothing to help. Your client is left with what?
What would be preferable? As a practitioner, maybe Zorro could have said something like this: “Gladys, you came here today to have me help with the pain in your right elbow. I notice some other aspects about how your aura responds to this healing, so I have to tell you that the job isn’t complete. I’ve done all I can, which might be enough to take care of the problem. But if not, you might need to consult another practitioner.”
There was no need at all for him to go into his scary technical term or random insights about “in your twenties.” Unless he was trying to earn points for showing off as an aura reader.
Should you have a mothballs-in-the-caboose situation, how can you help with ethics?
Let’s say you’re in session with Zorro. He starts describing an ominous problem “in your aura.” Hey, you can ask him to explain it in plain English. Is this a medical problem? What does he mean by “mothballs-in-the-caboose”? What kind of practitioner does he think might help?
On behalf of other professional mind-body-spirit healers, I urge you to then follow up by saying something like this:
“What is the point of telling me about problems when you are not able to fix them? You’re frightening me here, not helping me. In the future, please consider the ethics of making pronoucements like this to ANY client.”
One of the biggest fears for certain new clients who know I do aura reading…
It’s a fear instilled by well-meaning folks like Zorro, whether healers or talented people who do spiritual readings or psychic readings or life coaching or spiritual counselors — perfectly ethical practitioners in most respects, surely. Only nobody ever told these practitioners what I will now name “The Blah-Blah Rule of Ethics for Aura Readers.”
It is horribly, hideously unethical to name a whole list of problems that “I see in your aura.”
Then you maybe help with one or two of the problems, maybe help with nothing, except to give the big, scary list. And then what? Tell your client, “Now you know. Well, bye. Have a nice day”?
A reading is not a healing. Ethics are no different for aura reading than any other problems. Imagine an exterminator who tells Gladys, “Gee, you have stinkbugs and bedbugs and carpenter ants. They’re crawling all over your apartment. Then, of course, you’ve got those chipmunks in your walls. Bummer! Well, gotta go now.”
How about wanting to know all your aura problems so you can heal them yourself for cheap?
Sometimes a practitioner like Zorro, or a client, wants me to name a whole laundry list of problems. I have had clients like “Zelda” tell me:
“Give me a list of all my cords of attachment. Tell me in order which is the worst, going down to the least important.”
I’ll follow up by asking, “Why on earth would you want that, even if it were possible?”
Zelda answers, “Honestly? I want to save money. You’re the expert. So after you tell me about all my cords, then I can use the method in your book to cut them.”
Again, there is no big download from the cosmic computer called Universal Aura Reading. And if Zelda doesn’t have clear enough perception to use a technique for locating a cord of attachment,” she isn’t ready to cut that cord, either.
(If you have a copy of Cut Cords of Attachment for Self-Healing, you know it is packed with the easiest possible techniques that will work for doing EVERY step in successfully cutting cords of attachment. That includes everything you need do to successfully identify a cord of attachment, check there is permission to cut it, and everything else.)
Having someone tell you about “all the problems in your aura” is not a way to save money. It is a complete waste of time and money for you. On the part of the healer, fulfilling such a request would be ethically irresponsible.
Here’s my perspective, anyway. During a session, I will tell a client about STUFF in his or her aura — or any other aura-level problem — only if I am reasonably certain that, during our 55-minute session, there will be real help to address that STUFF. Sometimes we will have some healing. Often we will have complete healing. And I will include a before-and-after picture to gauge the results.
To me, that’s ethical. Why would I add to a client’s worries by going into lavish detail about STUFF? A reading is not a healing. When a client starts worrying that does not cut cords of attachment, nor will it move out astral-level debris of ANY kind.
And then there’s the Reiki healer who told my client he needed an exorcism
Yes, this is my second teaching tale from a fascinating week. Joe came in person for a session of Energy Spirituality Energy HEALING.
Joe proceeded to say his intention for the session, “To feel more comfortable at work.”
I knew I could help.
Joe told me he expected for me to facilitate cutting a particular cord of attachment. I said, “Probably. We’ll see. Let’s go step-by-step into your healing.” And we did
When I did a Skilled Empath Merge — quite a standard thing to do during a session of Energy Spirituality Energy HEALING — it became obvious that an astral entity was living inside Joe’s aura. That entity was taking up quite a bit of real estate. Yet that entity was very actively uncomfortable.
You know, like an elephant in the room, only this “elephant” was an entity inside my client’s aura.
A spirit removal was indicated (something I used to term exorcism here at the blog) . So I explained a bit about this to Joe, just enough to get his permission to facilitate it.
Fortunately Joe was flexible about allowing me to use the techniques I felt would help him most to support his intention. (This is always a smart thing to do when consulting a skilled healer, right? But the practitioner still needs to ask permission before doing any technique of healing, right?)
It was a delight, facilitating this spirit removal. Even Joe’s eyes looked different, afterwards. To my perception, his whole face changed.
Because when an entity actively shares a person’s aura, he-she-it is looking out through that person’s eyes. It’s a bit like what happens when a woman is pregnant, because the baby-in-waiting shares Mom’s aura throughout the pregnancy. (Personally, I think one of the main reasons for morning sickness is that the woman is getting used to the sudden, and often deeply unsettling experience, of sharing her aura with that baby-in-waiting.)
Afterwards, I explained more fully what had happened, including the logical consequences for Joe’s life. Only then, for the first time, did I use the technical term “exorcism.”
Anyway, here’s the thing then Joe told me that riled me up so much that I decided I needed to write this post:
Once Joe know what kind of healing he had received, he told me, “Oh, yeah. I knew I had an entity inside my aura. Last time I did a Reiki healing, “Zinnia,” my healer, pointed it out. She showed me right where it was and said it was laughing. Then I saw it, too.”
Trust me, Blog-Buddies, it’s no trivial thing having an astral entity sharing your aura.
In the case of Joe, that entity had been within him since age 11. That entity had grown through the years and, at the time of our session, was taking up 52% of Joe’s auric space. Joe could expect a whole lot of improvements to his life because that entity was now gone for good — improvements I described only AFTER completing the spirit removal, of course. Here I’ll only state that the entity was doing plenty more to Joe than “laughing.”
I have encountered this unethical situation before, where a healer or psychic has tell a client, “You have an entity inside your aura. Well, isn’t that interesting? Maybe some chipmunks, too? Well, have a nice day.”
What is the point of giving this information? A client who knows much about such things might, rightly, feel nauseated or downright terrified. Joe, who is brilliant in most respects, happened to be clueless about this energy sharing. Joe simply thought it was interesting trivia, perhaps like a baseball statistic. Plus Joe felt proud of himself that he was clairvoyant enough to notice the entity when the Reiki healer pointed it out.
As for the Reiki healer, was there any thought whatsoever about ethics? In what healing model is it ethical to tell someone, “You have an entity inside your aura, now on to the next interesting thing I can tell you. Have you ever seen the pimple on your left jaw?”
Sanity interlude about Spirit Removals
Sure, Spirit Removals are a very useful kind of healing. But not a common kind, not in my healing practice. Last year I kept a few statistics about my work with clients. In case you’re curious, here are few relevant facts about Rose Rosetree in 2009:
- I facilitated 2008 session hours with clients.
- I facilitated 31 spirit removal sessions.
- In a typical week, one week, I did more than 31 sessions.
So these numbers can give you some perspective. Having an astral entity INSIDE your aura is pretty uncommon. It brings great relief to do this kind of session. To the human client. The entity is also helped out a lot, too.
In the session with Joe, once the healing got underway, the entity went from being belligerent and defensive to crying like a baby. And by the end, the entity was taken away by Joe’s choice of Divine Being, reassigned to the appropriate heaven for that discarnate being.
One more technical point: This somewhat unusual situation is completely different from moving out astral entities that become STUCK to somebody’s aura, which is taught in my Spiritually Sparkling® Skills workshop and/or personal mentoring to learn this skill set.
Oh, here’s one more technical point: Sometimes clients have come to me because they were sure they needed an exorcism, or were “possessed,” etc. And that wasn’t the problem at all. It’s good when a healer has enough skill sets and energetic literacy skills to tell the difference.
I was able to help those clients, of course. (BTW, one reason to take my Mentoring Program in Rosetree Energy Spirituality is so that YOU can diagnose different astral-level problems and have the skill set to heal them.)
Back at the ethical, practical point
What do I recommend you do, as a practitioner or friend, if you suspect someone like Joe could benefit from an exorcism?
Refer Joe to someone with the skill set for doing this kind of healing. But do a gentle referral, such as, “You might want to consider a healing with XYZ. I have a feeling there is some kind of goop going on in your aura that could be moved out. If I were you, I’d invest in a session.”
Would I go into more detail? Absolutely not. That would only scare Joe.
What if I didn’t know anyone who did exorcisms? Then it’s better to say nothing. Plenty of people could use this kind of healing. When they get it, the quality of life will improve. Otherwise, those people are functioning just as they are.
And what is the smart, ethical thing to do if somebody who works on you ever pulls a Zinnia, whether another Reiki healer or a psychic or any kind of healer whatsoever. If a person ever, ever says to you something like, “By the way, you have an entity sharing your aura,” speak up.
You might say something like this. “And you are going to drop everything else and heal this problem, right? Otherwise, what on earth are you doing? It is gravely irresponsible to say something like this without healing it on the spot or giving a referral to somebody who is competent to do this healing.”
In the emerging, third millenium fields of Energy Spirituality, Energy Medicine, and Energy Psychology, it’s terribly important to raise consciousness about basic ethics for aura readers. If you had never thought about these considerations before, no need to feel bad. Many people haven’t.
Ethically, there’s a huge difference between not knowing about something versus not caring once you do know. Please pass along to others your wisdom to know the differnce.