Announcement, Blog-Buddies. Rose Rosetree does not know everything about Enlightenment.
Oops, you already knew that. You may also know, from reading this blog for a while, that the main topics have been — and will continue to be — energetic literacy (That’s “Deeper Perception” in everyday language) and also Energy Spirituality (a bunch o’ skill sets that I use to permanently remove STUFF, freeing up soul expression).
Most of the posts here are on subjects that you can search, with categories listed on the left column, like empath empowerment; aura reading research; face reading.
Yet, over the years, ygad!, years! of tending this blog like a very loved garden, a theme has developed. Enlightenment.
Recently I have been thinking about the relationship between permanent healing of STUFF, waking up deeper perception, and moving faster on one’s personal path to Enlightenment.
Then, Blog-Buddies, there was a bit of a surprise last week when I discovered that, to my perception, one of our Blog-Buddies, JULIE (a.k.a. “BLAKE”) had shifted into that perfectly natural — although currently rare — state of consciousness called spiritual Enlightenment, or self-actualization, or self-realization.
I was planning to devote the next several posts to doing aura readings and skilled empath merges of some winners of our latest contest. But with this latest, biggest drama so far at this blog, no no!
JULIE, the most recent addition to our Enlightenment Life List — and my first client and student to go on that list — has graciously agreed to an e-interview with systematic questions of an educational nature. Meanwhile, there has been great exuberance elsewhere at this blog with her wonderful answers to questions from you Blog-Buddies.
Given empassioned conversation that propeled the JULIE conversation to our #9 Most Popular Post (See it, renamed, on that rightmost column), hello! I thought it might be useful for this spiritual teacher to provide my latest understanding about what it means, in personal terms, to be spiritually Enlightened.
First, some background on this reporter’s state of consciousness
I am not yet Enlightened. I’m drawing closer. How it feels to me is like back in the day when we kids were trading in baby teeth for the grown-up kind.
Remember how sometimes one of those baby teeth would get looser and looser. It would be hanging like a gummy thread.
That’s how I feel about my present level of not-yet-Enlightened.
The big difference is that the little girl with the baby tooth felt very annoyed and impatient. She jiggled the thing constantly and couldn’t wait to make the change come.
By contrast, this adult has a definite preference but is in no rush at all. Especially because, as I have learned from our Blog-Buddy Mr. Enlightenment, a.k.a. Jeffrey Chappell, the invitation to Enlightenment comes from God, not the person of evolving consciousness.
(Unfortunately Jeffrey Chappell is no longer on my Enlightenment Life List, but he was at the time of this blog post.)
What can I offer, if not the perspective of someone who has that state of consciousness? What gives me the standing to teach about Enlightenment when I do not have it yet? Read on.
What formed my perspective on Enlightenment
From 1969 to 1991, I practiced Transcendental Meditation, and was actively studying with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. I taught meditation, as pretty much my whole life, along with doing meditation myself, from 1970 to 1986. Adding up all the courses I took with this guru, I spent at least a full year of my life literally at his feet.
- I asked questions at the microphone which he answered for the assembled audience.
- I wrote him poems, read them in meetings at his request, and even made him cry once.
- I handed my guru innumerable flowers and spent hours standing outside his door waiting for a personal audience.
- The last of my many initiations and advanced techniques was received personally from him.
- He personally instructed me in how to select mantras for my initiates, sitting across a card table from me in Mallorca, Spain, and hand-writing notes from me in blue ink.
- Whatever the occasion, I listened with rapt attention from every fiber of my being. No wonder that even this rather confused and neurotic follower, back in the day, still managed to learn a great deal from him about states of consciousness.
Later came to believe that TM was a cult, so I exited as thoroughly from 1991-1992. Yet there is no question in my mind that Maharishi was a genius as a spiritual teacher.
His background in physics in this lifetime, not to mention attainments long before that fascinating incarnation, gave him an amazingly systematic approach to spirituality. Some of his achievements as a teacher include:
- Being responsible for the instruction millions of students, more than any meditation teacher through history. Not just the celebs like The Beatles, back in the day, but Oprah Winfrey quite recently. And so many of us little people.
- Teaching in a systematic way, so that decades after I learned TM, it is still taught with remarkable integrity.
- He pioneered a principle of effortless in the use of consciousness, still rarely understood in the world today and absolutely vital for speedy spiritual growth.
- This Hindu monk provided comprehensive ways of understanding states of consciousness, including how Enlightenment could be developed systematicially.
- Maharishi even delineated developmental sequences within Enlightenment.
- He combined traditional stories from the Vedas with clear examples of a practical nature.
- In every discourse, he taught at multiple levels (a knack I picked up from him to some extent, and use at this blog, in every book, at every workshop).
There are many fields of life I am yet not good at, including ironing clothes properly, understanding machines, being interested in pets, most of math. In fact, the best description about my skills at these many areas of life would be “pathetic.”
One ability I do have, however, is the equivalent of perfect pitch about human emotions. And I also have lifelong internal circuitry for being a kind of engineer about techniques related to consciousness, plus how to sniff out effort, and how to teach about consciousness in a way that brings results.
After moving into the group of Enlightened folks, I do intend to serve as an Enlightenment Coach. And to help folks understand Householder Enlightenment, which I believe is way different (both conceptually and practically) from Enlightenment for Renunciates.
Energetic Literacy helps one to sniff out Enlightenment
Doing any technique of Stage Three Energetic Literacy, you can tell who is self-realized or simply happy, who is self-actualized or a big fake, who is Enlightened or an also-ran.
- A technical discussion of how to research people, at the level of chakra databanks, has already been the topic of a how-to post about aura reading and Enlightenment. Like any knowledge, the information in this post will expand right along with your developing level of consciousness.
- If you have done enough aura reading to be reasonably sure that a Skilled Empath Merge would be smart, you have the option of using that skill set as well — provided you were born as an empath and you have learned Empath Empowerment®) skills — as taught by me or whatever would give you equivalent protection and clarity.
- Do you want to practice your own energetic literacy skills at checking out Enlightened people? Good news! You can go over to my Enlightenment Life List, learn some technical points about Enlightenment there, and then practice reading anyone who made The List where there is a photo link.
- For contrast, you can check out links to nominees who were not considered to be ready for the Enlightenment Life List.
More that has formed my perspective about Enlightenment
Over the years, I have had the privilege of knowing many of the people on the Enlightenment Life List.
Their names are marked with a happy little *asterisk* and…
Some I have met only briefly, while others are dear friends.
Some have been jacket reviewers or advanced reviewers for my books:
- Michael Tamura and Larry Garrett and Jeffrey Chappell for Use Your Power of Command for Spiritual Cleansing and Protection. (Unfortunately Jeffery Chappell and Larry Garrett are no longer on my Enlightenment Life List, but they were at the time of this blog post.)
- Donna Eden, interviewed and quoted in Cut Cords of Attachment. (And Donna quoted me in Energy Medicine.)(Unfortunately Donna Eden is no longer on my Enlightenment Life List, but she was at the time of this blog post.)
From the perspective of interacting with these people, along with all the rest, here is my current list of….
The 10 most important things about Enlightenment
1. You walk with God, while living on earth as human.
2. Your sense of identity has shifted over — whether slowly or with some drama — to being God. This is an experience of consciousness, not a theory. It shows through clearly at the level of your chakra databanks.
3. Human desires are fulfilled. You become the full-time, calm servant of God. Your desires are now God’s desires.
4. You can also ask questions, argue with God, be spunky, as needed. Every Enlightened person I know has independence of thought, clear self-authority.
5. Enlightenment is a shift in consciousness only, so the self-realization shows in your aura but not anything external. Other people won’t notice unless they have energetic literacy or the equivalent.
6. You can still feel angry, frightened, sad… as a human. You can still express emotions like these appropriately.
7. You are perceptive in human ways. However, you do NOT necessarily read auras. (You don’t know Gutenberg literacy either, unless you learned that skill set.)
8. You find everyone deep down delightful. However, you do NOT necessarily know how to heal people. (Healing is a separate skill set, taught by humans who have real skills to offer.)
9. You DO have spontaneous right action. In your waking hours, you’re engaged in action. If you close your eyes or do a technique for inner experience, that will be powerful. But that’s for the technique time. Otherwise, regular human life becomes increasingly glorious as you develop within Enlightenment.
10. A joyful equanimity prevails. This is not “neutral” or “detached.” Bliss makes such an impact, it’s always present. Accordingly, your personality has no edge. You don’t get angry about things for no reason, nor defensive, nor worry about whether or not people like you. Instead, you are just naturally yourself.