Jill Erin Mabie, newly added onto our Enlightenment Life List, has generously agreed to share her story. As a teacher and writer, I’m personally touched by her story. As the Founder of Rosetree Energy Spirituality (RES), I’m grateful for what she has shared about how personal sessions were able to help her on her journey.
As an Enlightenment Coach, I am happy to have this guest post for a technical reason. My work usually involves helping clients to move into Householder Enlightenment. Jill is different. Her soul was aiming for the Surrender Model of Enlightenment. So that is where she has landed.
Preface by Jill Erin Mabie
I will be willing to fill in those details when asked specific questions. Please know, I am not embarrassed or ashamed to share any specifics. Opposite that, I just want to keep this as relevant to everyones curiosity and needs for their personal journey as possible.
So, I feel more comfortable with the question-and-answer format. Compared to the lecture-like sharing format for those details.
Q. Did It Matter, Being a Molecular Empath?
Being a molecular empath has complicated my life immensely. For that reason alone, a lot of my history would be very unique to me and not really relevant to many others.
As a molecular empath, I suffered a lot and, now I know, needlessly. If only I had had a Rose in my life as a child!
In fact, learning to be a skilled empath was probably the single most important step that I took that accelerated my development into Enlightenment.
I had to learn to delineate between me and other. To learn who Jill Erin Mabie is… as a human! Before I could relax into my Divinity.
Putting this differently, I had to be able to experience my humanness as joy. Instead of predominantly painful and confusing.
Before I could really experience that deeper Divinity, I had to experience myself humanly.
Q. Jill Erin Mabie, What About God as Punishing Parent in the Sky?
Always I have felt a close connection to God. But that was very muddled by the lack of awareness of the empathic gift. Further complicating my connection to God was… the religion I was raised in.
Growing up, I developed a lot of guilt. And viewed God as a big parent in the sky. Someone who was ready and willing to punish me. (For my own good, of course).
So, my predominant emotions about God were attraction, mixed with guilt and fear.
When you want to control someones behaviors,.these emotions are good. Otherwise, this combinatino is not to spiritual development. Not at all.
Q. So, Jill Erin Mabie, Did You Stay in that Religion?
Actually, I left the religion and became an agnostic for a while. My pragmatic nature was very suited to that way of viewing things. I rested in that view.
After a few years’ hiatus from any form of spiritual practice, I became involved in Shamanism. Following that, Buddhism.
Now? I view the Shamanism as a necessary step for me to bridge the predominant attitude of seeking guidance from outside of myself to seeking guidance inside.
Thanks to Shamanism, I learned to journey to my power animals and guides. Then I would ask questions and gain information. Aiming for guidance that would be useful and necessary to my human life and spiritual seeking.
Definitely, I had some very amazing experiences. But, I had also had some very amazing experiences during my very devoted and sincerely seeking organized religious days.
Having these experiences readily available to me, I noticed that.
Regardless of the belief system and methods used to get to that state of readiness for them — these experiences came.
Consistency of having these experiences helped me to expand my personal beliefs. As a result, expectations shifted. Away from one, rigid, belief system to an openness to anything that works.
Q. Given that Knack for Getting Every Spiritual Path, What Came Next?
Buddhism was a natural progression from the Shamanism. Turning more and more within, I found the core of my being.
Totally accessible, that core of my being!
Shifting into trusting that as my guidance felt good. Instead of always seeking signs and magical solutions to my dilemmas.
Even here, though, I discovered within Buddhism more than the experiences of my Being. What else was involved? Different forms of rituals and beliefs. Fairly rigid, actually! Consequently, I found myself rebelling against that rigidity.
Finding the simpler form of Zen Buddhism, that appealed to me most. But still it triggered a rebelliousness in me.
Looking back, I see this rebelliousness as an indication of something important for Enlightement. Awareness was growing of my own internal Divine Beingness. Experiencing this as the only ultimate authority worth listening to. Or seeking.
Q. Apart from these Spiritual Shifts, Were There Human Changes?
At this point in my life, external circumstances began to take a dramatic turn. And, I do mean Big Drama.
My almost-20-year marriage began to fall apart. The whole divorce process was very long, messy and painful.
While married, I had been associating with a lot with people who regularly used alcohol and drugs. Due to how much my then-husband used them. So he felt most comfortable around others who shared the same habits.
Being an unskilled empath, I was picking up on all of that distress. Unfortunately, I took on considerable of muck and yuck related to their habits. Although I never got into those habits myself, I suffered the effects of them. Because of my lack of skill as an empath.
Q. Jill Erin Mabie, What Helped After the Divorce?
Soon after the divorce process started, I began studying, A Course In Miracles. Joining a small, local group. They met once a week at a home. Finally I found a system of spiritual growth that was intellectually congruent. It resonated to the very core of my being.
The essence of “A Course in Miracles” is self-authority and responsibility. It starts you from the premise that you are Divine, Godlike, and Perfect. Only you have just forgotten that. So you receive help to get back to remembering that.
I studied and completed the “Course in Miracles Workbook.” It includes is a lesson you do each day for a year, and which calls into question every previously learned notion about yourself, the world, and your perceptions.
This tears down, and then rebuilds, from the base up. For me, it was the perfect Course at the perfect time.
It is not for everyone, and even “A Course in Miracles” says that. After all of that, I was in the stage that is just before going into the final stage of full Enlightenment.
I knew everything I needed to know intellectually, and had a system of practice and study that was definitely working for me. But, I still needed some major healing. That is when I found Rose. Her work greatly accelerated the healing and growth.
Q. So, Jill Erin Mabie, What about Face Reading Secrets® ?
The Power of Face Reading is how I found Rose Rosetree. Why had I become interested in reading peoples faces and body language? Because I felt I needed something that could alert me to danger.
By now, I had been suffering the consequences of bad judgments about people. So I wanted to be able to protect myself.
After I read Rose’s first book on face reading, I fell in love with the author. Here was someone, like me, who recognized the need to know others. Know them, but not judge them.
Face Reading Secrets® was a system of judgment without being judgmental. I finally got up the nerve to order an Energy Healing Session with Rose.
At the time, I was scared to death. I felt like a failure in life, and knew that that would be obvious to Rose. I was so scared of being judged, in spite of what I knew from reading her books. But, my desire to heal was greater than my fear.
Of course, that first session was a major turning point in my life. She helped me to cut a cord of attachment that was particularly toxic, and I felt the effects immediately.
The ramifications reverberated throughout the next week until the next session. I bought more of her books, and it was in reading the book Empowered by Empathy that I began to understand what being an empath had meant to me my entire life. [Note: This book is no longer available. Instead, there’s a series of four books on Empath Empowerment®.]
Q. What Changed, Jill Erin Mabie, After You Became a Skilled Empath?
As soon as I started working through the book Become the Most Important Person in the Room, I felt a relief and joy come into my life. Joy such as I had never felt before. Finally I knew what it meant to feel like ME.
As Rose and I did more sessions of Rosetree Energy Spirituality (RES), I moved into that stage of pre-Enlightenment self-actualization. This when I felt more free to be me with less guilt or fear, but I still experienced a lot of fear in certain circumstances and around certain individuals.
This is that in-between state of waking consciousness with occasional transcendent experiences — like I had had all my life — to having more of a sense of being Consciousness with a body. Rose explains this as Enlightenment Development Stage One, and I think it is brilliant.
I, fairly quickly, moved into what she defines as Stage Two of Enlightenment, which Rose calls Awakened Consciousness. Most of the time is spent in the knowing that you are consciousness having a human experience.
- You know that the human experience is not the Real You, but you also know that the Real You must embrace, joyously, all aspects of your human experience in order to get to know who you Really are.
- You dont just resign yourself to the roller coaster ride of life as a necessary evil — you actually see that roller coaster ride as a joyous step into reality and you embrace it with gusto.
Life is now not grim; it is not fearful all the time. You experience fear, laughter, courage, boredom, hurt feelings, insecurities, self-consciousness, embarrassment, and all the other emotions. Underlying that, you have an understanding that it is all OK. Only in paying attention and accepting it all as right and good… can you life work for you and for your good.
You can experience those emotions in a very intimate way. Without fear or judgment of yourself or others. There is a Witness to it, that you are now aware of. Only observing it all without taking it personally. The Witness is your Divine Self.
The final stage of Enlightenment is when you step within your identity as the Divine Self. Everything that you before identified as outside and capable of hurting or helping is now seen as a sort of dream state.
- You are perfect and capable of touching and being touched by only Divinity.
- The body is still capable of hurting and being hurt by other bodies, but that is not your identity.
- You can experience pleasure and love it, but its just playing. Thats not your identity.
- So, it can all come and go with perfect freedom to just be what it is. It is all delightful and curious and, well, Light.
Q. Finally, Would You Comment on Psychic Development?
I will speak of the psychic phenomena now, because I consciously avoided them on my journey the last 15 years. I did pursue psychic knowledge and skills a few times in my early life. But I am lucky in that I just knew that was not what I really wanted to do in my journey to Enlightenment.
When I read somewhere that psychic phenomena can happen as a result of Enlightenment, especially as you near Enlightenment, it was a big confirmation of my own internal compass reading of it.
I have had many extraordinary things happen. But, for the most part, I have allowed them to happen. And without attaching any importance to them. Beyond noting them as potential mile markers that I must be getting close.
I see now that to turn and look at psychic experiences and attach importance to them — this would be a mistake. Because it would be the same as attaching importance to outside signs and wonders .Getting distracted from that internal authority.
Comfort and security in the world is not what you really want. It is identity with your Divine Self that you want. To rest within your Divine Self is Bliss and Enlightenment.