Expensive? Not. Let’s talk money, weighing the costs of pot-marijuana-grass-weed versus the fees for sessions of Rosetree Energy Spirituality (RES).
Recently we have had some exchanges here about cost and value. The context was learning Empath Empowerment(R). Indirectly money came up then, at For Empath Empowerment, Quiz Yourself.
Comments 150-155 concluded with ELAINE’s advice to invest in a $15 book for empaths (even cheaper as an e-book). She wrote, “If you go through the simple exercises, one each day for 30 days, you will never want to look back at the unskilled empath you were!”
Sometimes not wanting to spend money on something is a simple way of gauging interest, or lack of interest, in doing something. Very important to heed that self-authority!
Here is what BETH, a former pothead wrote, over at Comment 117:
Expensive? Not. Or a Lot: The Price of Weed
“I have to say that what kept me using all those years was its function of numbing my emotional pain (and physical, migraines and digestive problems for years).
“A girlfriend recently asked me what I thought I would have been like if I hadnt been a user. My reply, without hesitation was ‘suicidal.’ LOTS of pain.
“And if it wasnt weed, it would of been something else. Now I feel like it was just part of my Life Contract to gain the strength to face addiction head on in this life.
“Ive said it before and Ill say it again, Roses work has been nothing but miraculous with turning all of that around 🙂 ”
Expensive? Not. Recovery from Pot Addiction
It was so sweet of BETH to share her perspective. I got really bold and submitted the following Comment #118:
BETH, thank you so much. And lets note that you have had a very small number of sessions of Rosetree Energy Spirituality to turn all that around.
The how-to books have helped you to do maintenance and keep on growing fast while on a budget.
If I might put you on the spot here, about the financial aspect, would you feel comfortable sharing about that? (Note, Im asking in public rather than email, because this whole conversation is an improv.)
Many lurkers at this blog might think that sessions with me are a new kind of psychotherapy where you would be locked into years worth of weekly sessions. So not true!
Expensive? Not. Or Maybe a Lot.
How expensive has it been for you, turning all of that around? How much money have you spent, even, compared to all those bags of marijuana?
In less than an hour, BETH generously responded. Apart from the following heading, every word in the rest of today’s post comes from her.
Expensive? Not for this Ex-Pothead.
Just how much did it cost, having Rosetree Energy Spirituality help me with recovery? (Beth’s perspective.)
That is hilarious (to compare it to bags of weed!)!
I think after the first 3 sessions I was off to a fresh start with a taste of sanity. Yeah, no, this is not like having to sign up for 2 years of weekly sessions!!!
So $150/each = $450, which for me was 4 1/2 months of drugs. (I literally had $50/a check in my budget plan for weed!). So between using my drug budget money and cutting back on a haircut I could do a session a month.
Expensive? Not When It Came to RES
I think I did about 6 sessions back then, and yes, you are right I learned to do the techniques on my own from your books. Which I LOVE doing! I was angry at first that I wasn’t able to afford to keep up with the phone sessions, but it’s turned out to be a true blessing in many, many ways – like self-confidence and developing meaningful skills that really worked (vs the $1,000s I know I spent on everything from psychics to holistic healers).
That being said, I did recently prioritize my budget so that I could do a phone call with you last week because it was for such a very, very important reason. One that I wanted your full professional services and insights for. Very much worth it, plus we revealed other directions that are pertinent for me to grow into now.
I only point that out because, as I stated on my call, “I’m not calling out of drama, life is great, it’s more about housecleaning.” And, as a comparison, back in the day, my life was constant drama, dread and anguish.
Expensive? Not Missing the Pain-Drug Cycle.
Part of it (this pain-drug cycle) was that I was afraid of who I was – and your work did the remove/put-in to reflect who I was in the present, not the past. I could be myself, be a clearer me – I never even had a glimmer of that experience before. And life is good being me, and honestly, I never looked back (to drug use).
I’m not trying to sound like a goodie-goodie, life is still complex and hard work, but I don’t turn to numbing experiences to process it anymore.
Rose works with you on real life human skills to navigate relationships (or your session intention) in a firm and supportive way, never letting you feel like a victim, or shaming you in the least.
FWIW I want to mention to others that Rose has had a very normal and “real” life – not a life in the clouds like most healers profess and project – she’s had crap jobs, is a mom, and has dealt with horrible relatives and lovers, just like the rest of us.
And I think that’s why her insights are invaluable, because she’s lived it – Rosetree Energy Spirituality is very direct about fixing real-life practical stuff. Not only that, it actually works!