Monthly Archive for December, 2011

Spiritual Addiction Quiz – Answers


Today’s post will provide answers to the Spiritual Addiction Quiz in our last post. I dedicate this article to GLADYS, a new client who managed to start sessions with me right before tipping over into full spiritual addiction. I’m also mindful of the heartfelt Comment 8 yesterday from LJ (emphasis and ellipsis added by me):

“Deciphering the middle ground between a healthy pursuit of developing psychic skills… and too much is pretty fine and hard to put a finger on… since a lot of different things can create a spiritual addiction.”

Spiritual Addiction Quiz

How can I tell if I have a spiritual addiction? Before we wind up this year, let’s address a major theme in this year’s posts. (And in my personal sessions with clients in 2011 as well.)

Like any addiction (alcoholism, marijuana addiction, pornography addiction, sex addiction, love addiction, or addiction to a cult), the consequences of spiritual addiction are very personal, with the worst problems not being universal at all.

Energetic Literacy, Weight, and How You Eat — Pathways Magazine Column



Such perfect timing, Blog Buddies. Just in time for making New Year’s Resolutions.

Plus, soon I’ll be giving my annual workshop on Goal Setting with the Aura Reading Advantage. This is an opportunity to move into Stage Three Energetic Literacy for researching choices for weight loss. (Note, this aura reading workshop is about ANY goals you might make, not only ones related to your weight.)

Merry and silly, all on the same day



Merry Christmas, to all who celebrate it in any way, shape, or formless form. I have been having the happiest time with today’s celebration.

Last night the three of us went to an evening service at Unity of Fairfax. Of course, I love just about any religious service at any time.

Especially I love singing hymns (where I freely substitute words that conform better with my personal theology than all the “suggested” words in the hymnals). If you’re like me, you don’t get to sing nearly enough on a typical day.

Family of Choice, How to Find It and Keep It



Sometimes a Blog-Buddy goes through a personal kind of pain that is more than personal. Unwittingly, he or she is speaking for many of you Blog-Buddies. Yesterday I was having an email conversation like this with VERONICA. She graciously allowed me to share what she wrote:

Despite my efforts to create a loving, supportive, caring, fun Family of Choice here, it has not yet arrived to greet me around the Christmas tree. I am having quite a hard time not feeling like such a loser. For real. There really are moments of “what is the point of all of this if still I feel so alone??”

Aarghh….I know, not the most mature or enlightened or whatever, but this feels very, very human.

Wondering if you have run into this kind of timing and phenomenon. I suppose the longing for that family-of-choice, the intensity now, is actually a good thing.

Self-Centered Fear, a transitional concept from Narcotics Anonymous



I applaud anyone who has gone to Narcotics Anonymous even once. This 12-Step Program is a lifeline for so many courageous people in recovery who seek to break free from substance addiction.

One of my cherished long-term clients is GLADYS. She has a history that involves substances. One session at a time, we are moving out STUFF and putting in new understandings, choices, and social skills in alignment with her soul, her strongest individual qualities of Who You Be. (This 50% of move out STUFF and 50% of put-in is, of course, a working definition of Energy Spirituality.)

That Dazzle Child, Rose’s Christmas Poem for 2011

That Dazzle Child

by Rose Rosetree (c)

Adult beauty will stop you. Just ask that movie star next to you at Starbucks, “H-e-l-l-ooooo?”

Assuming that you can talk at all.

But the beauty of a sacred Christ child can stop you

and drop you

straight into awe.

Self-authority counters fear, a guest post by Jill


Some of you Blog-Buddies have been following a thread about growing after you have cut cords of attachment and are figuring out what to put in. Courage needed on one’s path to Enlightenment, a Guest Post from Rachel has elicited words of great wisdom from many of you. This recent comment by JILL was so brimming over with joyous clarity that I had to upgrade it to guest post status.

Many of the other comments would have been worthy of this as well, so I encourage you to read ALL the comments at the previous post. Self-authority rules! Or at least it can.

Courage needed on one’s path to Enlightenment, a Guest Post from Rachel



Blog-Buddy RACHEL is feeling growing pains. Here is a heartfelt, honest account of what she is going through now on her personal path to Enlightenment, including making choices that thrill her soul.

In phone sessions with me, this wonderful client has healed a great deal of STUFF. However, Energy Spirituality is only 50% about releasing STUFF. The other 50% of Energy Spirituality — the part that newbies take a bit longer to appreciate usually — is what you put in.

Clinton, Pelosi and Bachmann, leaders of collective consciousness


Three cheers, at least one big cheer each, for Michele Bachmann, Nancy Pelosi, and Hillary Clinton.

In the collective consciousness of America, two have played a huge role of late. While the third has recently done something absolutely extraordinary for collective consciousness worldwide. If you don’t know what Hillary Clinton did recently, keep reading.

(Maybe also start wondering why this historic and mega-important speech received so little media coverage. Didn’t even make the first page of the Washington Post, for instance. For shame!)

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