Over at the Enlightenment Life List, ASHLEY S. raised some great questions in her Comment #426. Some answer follows over at that thread, but part of her question pulled together some of my latest understandings about this blog community, my work, and how so many of us are growing together. Here I would like to share my changing perspective on energetic literacy.
ASHLEY asked, “Rose, you have mentioned that there are some souls with a lot of spiritual light and youve also said that some souls are very evolved. What does this mean?”
I suppose that terms like a lot of spiritual light and very evolved are ways I have tried to convey that there is a huge range of being awake inwardly, while still not quite yet having achieved spiritual Enlightenment.
Evaluating candidates for the Enlightenment Life List
What happens when I go in to research candidates for this list? Its quite a scene. There are so many chakra databanks to sample. Usually Im first getting a sense of so many great things going on with the candidate for that Enlightenment Life List.
Many of the people proposed are hugely developed as World Servers. There can be exceptional talent, charisma, brilliance of intellect, loads of goodies.
But after that (usual though not always present) initial dazzle, I check out chakra databanks about that person as a human.
In more detail than I would write publicly here, I often find many of the candidates have very big problems, such as hidden anger, integrity problems, sometimes hooking or hoodwinking the public.
Its always unique. Always an adventure, let me tell you. 🙂
Of course, I have big hopes in doing these short, free aura readings for the Enlightenment Life List.
1. The Inspirational Gallery
First, I want to have a gallery of spiritually inspiring folks kind of like celestial pin-up photos for the spiritual seeker.
To me, every single person on that Enlightenment Life List is truly inspiring. Imagine, even more than inspiring than watching “American Idol” or “Dancing with the Stars.” Or “Frasier” (whose reruns I have been watching lately, unlike those two shows that I haven’t yet seen.)
Do any of you Blog-Buddies know anywhere else on the Internet with such a list?
It takes a bit of chutzpah from my side presenting such a thing as an Enlightenment Life List. Maybe you’ve noticed (or felt) that the very idea is so offensive to some people…. including some whose comments appear on that thread. Usually I don’t censor those “How dare you” sentiments or “What gives you the right to read somebody’s aura without permission.”
People have the right to any opinion here, so long as it is voiced respectfully.
Controversy aside, it’s worth it to me, providing that much needed inspiration. What, you think I’m going to wait until everybody else on the Internet approves of me? Or understands a thing yet about energetic literacy, etc.? Or how doing a “Skilled Empath Merge” can be way different from crying a lot because you are “feeling other people’s feelings”?
2. A Teaching Tool for Energetic Literacy
Further, ASHLEY, I hope that you and other Blog-Buddies with energetic literacy skills will follow up the live links provided for every single person on that list. Thus, you can do aura readings or Skilled Empath Merges or face readings on any of these Enlightenment pin-ups you like and receive mega-inspiration as a result.
Also maybe some of you will choose to volunteer to do some guest posts, of any length. Bring on the inspiration, ASHLEY! Bring on those comments of any length, everybody!
Practical reminder: Blog-Buddies, you are always welcome to send a comment of any length without giving your name. Hey, you can even ask me in the first line to call you “Yorick” or any other name you prefer. I take very seriously your right to privacy here at Deeper Perception Made Practical.
Blog-Buddy Elaine has done the most guest posts so far. If you type her name into the search box on the upper left column, you’ll find a most inspiring progression of confidence and skill.
I make no secret of my desire for this blog to be MOSTLY guest posts. Think of it, if you would, as a kind of Huffington Post, full of articles (of a non-political nature) that are submitted by a variety of writers. Face readings! Aura readings! Skilled Empath Merges!
Why not? Energetic literacy skills are like the Gutenberg literacy skills of the last millennium. Only Deeper Perception is a basic survival skill/recreation/waking up for people who live NOW.
3. Energetic Literacy as Part of a Path to Enlightenment
My mission as a spiritual teacher is closely related to that Enlightenment Life List. Only in the last few months has this come into focus clearly for me. Yes, Deeper Perception is practical for improving communication, self-knowledge; for resolving questions of personal identity; as a basis for Energy Spirituality-type healing; for being a smart consumer.
But most important to me, as this blog has evolved, there is flow in the direction of awakening spiritual Enlightenment:
- Both the teaching of energetic literacy, so that everyone can tell quite clearly what it really means, on the level of auras, to be Enlightened
- And also Aura Healing and Transformation sessions, that help folks to permanently release STUFF and bring on higher states of consciousness.
I believe in the truest and most awake part of me that I one of the fortunate teachers at Earth School right now with a tremendously exciting job: Helping millions of souls to become Enlightened, and to do it as householders rather than renunciates.
Yes, become Enlightened by the millions!
Yes, become Enlightened, perhaps, between now and the end of 2012 or whenever it winds up happening.
ASHLEY, I want to see names of all our Blog-Buddies on that Enlightenment Life List… if they want to be there. Your name and mine, names of so many amazing people whom I have personally met, names of all the people who have been commenting here. Names of lurkers. Names of people who have zero interest in Rose Rosetree in any way.
Do you have any idea of how evolved you are?
The level of consciousness at this blog impresses me, ASHLEY and lurkers and you other Blog-Buddies.
The quality of comments impresses me, too.
No, I haven’t read auras of most of you, especially (I’m guessing) the lurkers. But I sure have done loads of Skilled Empath Merges, aura readings, even many face readings. As in over a thousand session hours per year. That’s a lot of learning about people, you know?
Sometimes in sessions with clients these days, Ill do an initial Skilled Empath Merge and comment, Just today, I was researching XYZ for the Enlightenment Life List. Ive got to tell you, YOU are way closer than XYZ.
Some of my clients are progressing so jaw-droppingly, forehead-openingly fast. As STUFF is permanently healed, these awakening people seem to me to be really, really close to finally moving into Enlightenment.
My single favorite thing I have learned anywhere — as someone actively obsessed with Enlightenment since 1968 — comes from Jeffrey Chappell. At his book and, I believe, at this blog as well, he has described that Enlightenment doesn’t happen so much because of things that spiritual seekers do. It’s more that God chooses.
Interesting idea, isn’t it? God chooses who is ready to move into a permanent state of higher consciousness called “Enlightenment.” God offers the invitation.
Well, many of my clients and students seem to me to be awfully ripe for receiving that invitation. On a good day, I feel that way about myself sometimes, too. Although sometimes I’m releasing so much STUFF, the prospects don’t seem all that hot in the immediate future. 😉
And yet, how weird is this going to sound? In a way, personally, I don’t exactly care. This dance with God and Enlightenment is THE love story of my life. And I write that as one of the most happily married people I know, with a 21-year wedding anniversary coming up just a few days from now.
If there is anything I care about personally more than that adorable, nuanced love story with God, it is a delicately dawning sense of mission within me. If I can be one of the spiritual teachers of this generation with the privilege of helping to achieve such a big wave of spiritual Enlightenment, and to do it for people becoming Enlightened as householders, oh, wow!
ASHLEY, other Blog-Buddies who are Skilled Empaths, I invite you to join me at this slowly unfolding hope of a project. You may feel the slow-moving, joyful, curious sense of purpose. And a kind of devotion I know is shared by teachers and healers and friends of mine, not only people know personally on that Enlightenment Life List, but other healers and teachers and readers and clients and lovers of God.
So many of us, it seems to me these days, are waking up to this amazing, quiet, power-enhancing, humble project. Yes, I say to it.
Do it in YOUR way, of course. Do it any way you can. Use your truth, your self-authority. Maybe your energetic literacy can help you to make smarter choices, but maybe not.
My friend Jeffrey Chappell doesn’t bother with aura reading, for instance.
But, yes, that Enlightenment Life List is turning out to be a part of the path to Enlightenment for me and others.
4. More Clarity about Path to Enlightenment
One more bit of perspective, if you’re still reading here — a typical long, enthusiastic article from Rose Rosetree…..
Within the last month, Ive been realizing in a new way what Deeper Perception is, related to that goal of bringing millions into a permanent state of Enlightenment.
Goaded delightfully by some of you Blog-Buddies, several posts have gone into articularing the difference between psychic development and what I offer. Not that psychic development is bad. Because I LOVE and RESPECT many people who are professional psychics.
But the spiritual development offered through my various trademarked systems, and other paths, is a very different way to proceed. Embarrassing though it has been for me to admit to myself, and articulate at this blog, I have come to think that spiritual development is a much more direct way to pursue Enlightenment.
Muddling my way through each day, usually I feel great. Sometimes I feel like not great at all. Never do I feel as though I know all the answers or teach the only techniques worth doing. It has been frustrating for me these recent weeks, as I have become aware of the need to understand and communicate the very real differences between spiritual development and psychic development, the context for developing energetic literacy, etc.
These understandings may have huge implications for you and me, Blog-Buddies. Definitely for the work that I do. Which is, in every sense I can live it, a work in progress.