Recently I had a fascinating e-conversation with Blog-Buddy “Daphne” about using energetic literacy versus doing psychic readings.
Daphne was enjoying a game online with a talented teacher of psychic development. The idea was to do a quick reading on one unidentified celebrity at a time.
You’d see the photo. If you then got a quick intuitive hit on that person, you were encouraged to share that, adding your contribution to psychic readings from others.
Daphne loved this game. As she told me, the best part was that you could find out how many other people got more or less the very same hits as you. Thus, you could measure your accuracy.
To Daphne, this psychic game seemed a lot like what we do at this website with techniques of energetic literacy. Only better.
Who doesn’t love the drama of a scoreboard? Who doesn’t long to have stats, to find out from others how well you are doing? Isn’t that a great way to measure your progress?
That depends. For starters, let’s consider this rather essential question, progress toward what? Is the context psychic development or spiritual development, getting accurate intuitive hits or developing a dependable state of energetic literacy?
Confusingly, when people use any of the following terms, the context could be either spiritual development and energetic literacy OR psychic development. Like so much of life here at Earth School, labels can be so hard to figure out! Do you appreciate how any of the following could be used for either direction of development, psychic or spiritual?
- Intuitive reading
- Energy reading
- Reading people
Why not both? Many teachers and websites blur the distinction. Can’t you do both at the same time, spiritual development and psychic readings? Am I just splitting hairs?
If teachers or websites blur this distinction, they may define terms differently from the way I do. But to me this is a very important distinction, so I’ll supply a concrete example for clarification.
Aura reading, for example
Sure, aura reading is often taught as a form of psychic development. Usually, actually!
An aura is a set of energy bodies around the physical body. Auras are full of information. It’s concentrated in chakras, also readable one layer at a time.
Most of this information is at the astral level, including STUFF, stored emotional and/or spiritual garbage.
Other information in auras is at the etheric level, that Divine component within each human being. “Gifts of your soul” is what I call that part.
What happens, doing aura reading in the context of psychic development?
A psychic works with an astral-level guide, or on his or her own. The aura reader may find it hard to get a very full range of information because the reading can go only so deep/high as the astral guide.
Sometimes the psychic will move away from the human dimension completely and read the akashic record.
What is attractive and helpful about this?
- There can be predictions.
- Lost objects can be found.
- Factual information is available.
- There will usually be great certainty, as in “You should do x, y, z.” and “You should not do p, q, r.” And “Your purpose in life is d, e, f.” And “You really need to move to Kansas.”
- Inspiringly you may be told the meaning of things that have happened to you so far — given a greater context such as a life purpose or what occurred in different lifetimes. (Note: A reading, though inspiring, does not bring about significant healing at the level of auras.)
- It may feel like a vacation from being merely human. Many psychics, and their clients, trust the psychic level or wisdom from guides, far more than any ideas that are merely human.
What happens, doing aura reading in the context of spiritual development?
Using techniques to read auras in the context of spiritual development, you co-create with your choice of Divine Being.
What is attractive and helpful about this?
- The full range of a person’s here-and-now aura becomes available to you.
- You can read permanent gifts of the soul in that person’s aura.
- All experiences come through you, so that you are very awake and present as yourself throughout the process of reading an aura.
- Language, perceptions, and trust all develop as part of your ongoing evolution toward Enlightenment.
- This type of aura reading strengthens self-authority for clients as well as the person doing the research.
- It can be helpful for healing to be able to read here-and-now. So this type of aura reading co-ordinates well with skill sets that also are done with Divine help.
What differences can you understand as a human?
Technical points aside, there are many points of difference between psychic development and spiritual development. Not stats, exactly. At least I can number them. 😉 \
And you don’t have to be psychic, or energetically literate, to understand these distinctions… then decide whether they make sense to you.
1. Psychic development, long term, is very different from energetic literacy.
Psychic development means gaining astral-level information, either for its own entertaining sake or to help you to win an advantage in your human life.
Energetic literacy is a means of spiritual development, part of a person’s path to Enlightenment.
The goals, the techniques, and the consequences of pursuing this type of study are all completely different.
2. Just one thing might seem identical about psychic readings and energetic literacy.
That is the idea of getting information about people.
This blog, as well as The Official Rose Rosetree Website, exists to help you learn information of a sort that raises your consciousness, waking it up as your consciousness. Energetic literacy helps you to learn, at will, deep secrets about here-and-now reality.
Whether the skills involve face reading, aura reading, skilled empath merge, or even depth investigation into body language, the overall goal is to read people with the kind of depth that you would like others to demonstrate in reading you — learning about the real you beneath the surface.
3. External validation versus internal validation
I admire psychics who attempt to empower their clients; other psychics have a more-or-less hidden agenda to make their clients dependent. Either way, however, psychics will usually emphasize external validation, as though the important things in life are facts like how old somebody is or naming the person or what city that person lives in or who is going to win that next horserace. Telling who is inaccurate and praising accuracy matters a lot.
Obviously! If you’re going to make predictions, or uncover facts that others can’t tell, of course accuracy would matter. People can make fortunes based on such predictions. It is very attractive to obtain factual information not available to others.
4. Truth or accuracy?
For spiritual development and energetic literacy, truth matters more than accuracy at finding practical details. That means “Truth” as personally meaningful to you.
Truth is related to wisdom, part of your ongoing and cumulative search for innermost truth in life.
Seeking truth takes a great deal of courage. Therefore, one of the biggest concerns in developing full Stage Three Energetic Literacy is learning to value internal validation.
For that you don’t do scoreboard and stats. Instead, you explore self-acceptance. You aim for qualities like depth, personal illumination, learning that your personal insights are is valuable. Whether other people agree with you or not.
5. Questioning the need for flash
For psychic development, it’s important to value intuitive flashes. Studying with a psychic, you may be encouraged to take quick hits all day long. If the phone rings, quick! Who is it? Can you guess properly before picking up the call?
Accuracy with intuitive hits can be lucrative. It’s also fun, a game that can be fascinating and empowering, bolstering self-esteem — especially if you get loads of external validation that you are good at picking up psychic details.
I would caution, however, that there can be a price to pay for this particular game. Psychic hits involve moving in and out of different states of consciousness. What’s at stake here?
Human consciousness allows us to quickly move through three worlds of information: There are human levels, psychic levels, and a separate etheric or spiritual level. Taking quick intuitive hits means moving in and out of subconscious or psychic experiences. Well, some professional psychics wind up living there.
It’s like what my friend Joe perceptively observed to me once about our mutual friend Gladys. She is a talented psychic who is also trained to work professionally. Joe said, “Did you ever look in Gladys’ eyes and see how tired she is? Gladys has the look I have seen in other psychics. So exhausted. And why wouldn’t she be? She’s constantly getting messages. It doesn’t turn off.”
6. Path to Enlightenment
Unlike getting quick psychic hits, energetic literacy is done via dedicated techniques — whether ones I have developed or any other techniques you prefer. All such techniques have a start, a middle, an end. Once the technique is finished, you go back to your emphasis on human life. This produces steady progress toward Enlightenment.
Energetic literacy, a.k.a. “Deeper Perception,” is not about hits or intuitive flashes, not any more than your ability to successfully read this screen. Can’t you do that any time you like, as a human being, using everyday skills of Gutenberg literacy? Maybe it’s boring, having that kind of skill, compared to the drama if you couldn’t quite read in a predictable way. So one day you would open this blog and not be able to understand more than a vague word or two. But another day you could read through this entire post and understand every word. Wow! There’s drama, right?
Getting hits, doing quick looks, playing at shifts into psychic states — this can definitely add drama. Unfortunately, one side effect is especially tricky, especially for empaths:
Psychic research is a great way to pick up random STUFF by opening up astral experience willy nilly.
Playing with psychic perception can also cause a person to move into spiritual addiction a problem youll find in the auras of most people who actively pursue psychic development with great passion.
What is spiritual development?
To me, spiritual development is required for each person’s sacred path to Enlightenment. Psychic development is optional And the two are entirely different.
Most religions and spiritual paths discourage the pursuit of psychic development because it can bec0me a distraction.
Of course, for millions psychic experiences are THE most exciting and important part of one’s sacred path to Enlightenment.
Fair enough. Whichever path you choose, psychic or spiritual or purely human, sooner or later you will get There.
I do think it is important to understand, however, that spiritual Enlightenment is not at all equivalent to being a psychic. In Magnetize Money with Energetic Literacy, you’ll find an entire chapter devoted to the differences, complete with diagrams throughout that book. These illustrations may be quite eye opening.
Staying right here at this blog, you might want to take a fresh look at our Enlightenment Life List, also check out the various candidates proposed so far.
By now, 101 candidates proposed by you Blog-Buddies have made that list. Many spiritual teachers are there. Many are healers. However, the only psychic you’ll find is #87 Carolyn Myss. Her claim to fame was working as a medical intuitive, a specialized kind of psychic. However, she wasn’t Enlightened back then. Since then she became known as an author and teacher, specializing in spiritual topics.
What about other psychics proposed as candidates for the Enlightenment Life List but not ready for it yet? That includes Sylvia Browne, Doreen Virtue, Sonia Choquette, James Van Praagh. Like Carolyn, these talented psychics have probably made more money than anyone else on the list… except for the professional performers. Interesting, isn’t it?
Every teacher plays a sacred and spiritual role in life. Just not the same role.