Deeper Perception Made Practical

Self-Authority vs. Skills, the Tricky Part

Skills matter

Skills fit together. Skills are buildable. And they produce reliable results.

A friend of mine belongs to a Mechanics Club. The guys get together, hang out, and fix their old cars. Through thick and thin, through broken gaskets and maxed-out mufflers, this club has persisted for decades.

The guys have stayed friends. Their classic cars still run, too.

These guys have skills.

Objective reality, at the human level, affords us innumerable opportunities to gain skills. We might learn from a teacher, a book, an online resource. Depending on what we are learning, one resource might be preferable to another.

Yet, always, learning a specific skill set brings a certain kind of discernment to life. Skill is a good thing.

Self-authority, different from skills

Self-authority is, likewise, a good thing.  Self-authority is an entirely different type of good thing.

Self-authority (a.k.a. Spiritual self-authority) means that you trust your subjective experience. Because you are human, subjective experience includes what you feel, think, believe, wish, know, wonder about, doubt, passionately desire.

Allowing all this to count? That’s self-authority.

Using self-authority may sound easier than it is. Personally, my self-authority stank until I was about 45 years old.

Oboy, could I tell you stories. But today’s article is more practical in nature. More than ever before in human history, it is vital to use self-authority. But not confuse it with skills.

And yes, you can have both.

Without having both, your life can be a real mess.

Problems due to confusing self-authority with skill

A car mechanic is unlikely to make the mistake of confusing self-authority with skill.

If you are checking the oil level in your car, that’s objective reality. You don’t wiggle the dipstick around like a drum majorette twirling a baton. Nor do you consult your angels to tell you whether now is the right time to get an accurate reading or whether it might be better to wait until the full moon.

With enough skill to check the oil level in your car, you just use your skill. Like finding the right place to use that dipstick.

After using the skill, a good car mechanic uses self-authority to trust the objective results. It’s not like, “Oh, am I just confused? But I so wanted that last quart of oil to last. Maybe it’s just that I’m in a bad mood. Let’s not count what just happened.”

Confusion arises more in the realm of aura healing, energy healing, cutting cords of attachment, spiritual healing, energy spirituality, etc.

Let me give you the example of GLADYS, my client, once upon a time, for a first session of Rosetree Energy Spirituality.

Self-authority is no substitute for skill

GLADYS made her skill level very clear to me, right from the first minutes of our RES Energy HEALING session. GLADYS was absolutely certain that she had a horrible, horrible cord of attachment to JOE.

This cord of attachment was the source of her problems. It was pretty much ruining her life. GLADYS knew all about that cord and my job was to do the cord cutting.


Okay, I had to explain to GLADYS what it is that I do. A healing session of Rosetree Energy Spirituality is never (and I mean never) called “A cord-cutting.” (If you want more detail about that part, you might enjoy the blog post Cutting Cords of Attachment. And what else happens in a session of Rosetree Energy Spirituality )

Here is a short definition of aura healing in a session of Rosetree Energy Spirituality:

A session of Rosetree Energy Spirituality begins with a client’s choice of intention for emotional or spiritual or behavioral growth.

Then the healer uses skills of energetic literacy, healing, and empowerment.

Cord cutting is not something to be done lightly or casually or without skill. Energetically it is the equivalent of major surgery to your aura.

Back at GLADYS, she did not have skill. She sure possessed self-authority, though.

GLADYS told me, “I know all about this cord of attachment. I did a meditation and it was shown to me. The energy cord was very large and disgusting. It put worms into my aura.”

Imagination is a faculty of the soul, not a substitute for skill

It’s so understandable that GLADYS felt very concerned about this cord of attachment.

Whatever the meditation technique was, this was not a skill for energetic literacy. Many forms of meditation, visualization, and prayer can bring us great subjective comfort. This is no substitute for developing skill.

A meditation will not necessarily tell you whether your car is low on oil. Nor is a meditation a way to tell anything useful about a cord of attachment. Nor is meditation a viable skill set for permanently removing a cord of attachment.

As many of you Blog-Buddies know all too well.

Teaming up with your self-authority

If you are in session with me or someone I have professionally trained in Rosetree Energy Spirituality, the healer will have skills. You, as the client, don’t need to have those skills. You are in the role of client during that healing session.

If you are the client for Rosetree Energy Spirituality, your self-authority will be respected in every way that is ethical. Ethics do not include allowing a client tell the healer what to do.

Actually, GLADYS’s aura was crammed with STUFF at the time of her first appointment. Attempting to cut a cord of attachment would have been inappropriate, unsuccessful, and downright unethical.

Because I have skills in this field, I was able to identify which type of STUFF to heal first, in order to help GLADYS fulfill her intention for that particular session. Mission accomplished.

Why is it so important NOW to distinguish self-authority from skills

when working with energy healing?

Some of you very alert Blog-Buddies might have caught the hint I dropped early on in today’s article. “More than ever before in human history, it is vital to use self-authority.”

For decades, leading up to The Shift last December, humanity experienced a dramatic lifting of vibrational frequencies. This intensified our abilities to notice energy.

Noticing energies? We do that with self-authority.

We can notice energy with Stage One Energetic Literacy (like GLADYS) or develop aura reading skill all the way up to Stage Three Energetic Literacy. And not just “Those special clairvoyants with THE GIFT who have, since birth, SEEN THE COLOURS. 😉

If you can read this screen, you can learn skills of Stage Three Energetic Literacy, then go on to read auras whenever you like, in people, in regular photos. You know, as in “Every photo is an aura photo when you have skill for reading auras.”

What is happening with people all over the world, especially since The Shift? Energy experiences have become more common, often way more vivid. Self-authority about this is great.

Let’s not mix that up with skill, however.

GLADYS can develop skill at aura reading. However, at the time of our session she had not done that yet.

GLADYS was scared to death. And why not? She had full-out self-authority and (with all respect) zero skills for reading her aura accurately. Did she have the more developed skill required to cut cords of attachment for self-healing, or consumer skills related to energetic literacy? Not quite yet.

Would you like to do a big favor for your energy-sensitive friends?

Educate them, please.

Be tactful, of course. But you could do them such a service by helping them to make the distinction between self-authority and skills, especially when it comes to anything energy.

Having faith is lovely, but today holistic healers can learn magnificent, effective skill sets of energy spirituality, energy medicine, energy psychology.

Too many enthusiasts are just playing around: High hopes, no discernment. Maybe the one important criterion is, “Is it free?”

How much sense does that make?

Educate your friends. Encourage their self-authority but don’t let them fool themselves that this, or faith, or being brave, are useful substitutes for skill. Including smarts as a New Age Consumer.

When it comes to evaluating energy healing, there is no simple dipstick.

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  1. 1
    Linda Stone says:

    I used to plead, pray,scream at my computer. Until I learned the software, Until I learned when and where to click the mouse, my computer was a piece of junk.

    Now (at least until the next upgrade) my computer is a tool. It makes so many things in my life easier.

    Before I learned skills of Rosetree Energy Spirituality, I use to plead, cry, scream at the universe. I burned incense, candles by the gross, sprayed holy water….. all to no avail.

    My life was kind of a piece of junk. Hardly anything was working for me.

    Now I have learned skills of Rosetree Energy Spirituality, the software of my life so to speak. Life on Earth School makes much more sense. And so many things in my life work soooooo much better.

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    David says:

    Great comparison, Linda.

    I can say I started with perception, gained some self-authority, and much later managed to find someone (Rose) who could teach decent skills in this area.

    I can also say that’s really not the right sequence. While I was not quite as bad as Gladys, I certainly had some dumb concepts and expectations. Thanks for introducing some clarity, Rose.

  3. 3
    Melanie says:

    Great comment, Linda! (So many times, I’ve wished there was a “like” button for each post and comment on this blog. 🙂 )

  4. 4
    David says:

    Like buttons can be a great way to attract feedback on a blog. But I’ve noticed they’ve reduced comments and thus community. Others experience may vary.

  5. 5
    Kira says:

    I think, based on responses to my own tentativeness to make comments on a previous post, that the “Like button” equivalent is to type “I like this!” as a comment. 🙂

  6. 6
    Jean says:

    I do like this 🙂

    Thanks Rose.

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    Suz says:

    Thanks very much for this. The background I grew up in didn’t put much store in skill. Faith was supposed to be enough. Just wing it. Talk about a train wreck.

    Yes, I am trying to educate some friends and family. There are definitely some sensitives among them, and I don’t want them to reach old age before they know how to handle it.

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    Miranda says:

    When in the middle of difficulties, disappointments and delays, this is especially helpful! Balancing the subjective and and objective is crucial and I am still on the learning curve with this. Thanks for the reminder!

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    Oh, MIRANDA, all of us have that learning curve. From a spiritual perspective, the discernment can be an important part of your path of personal development.

    Thanks too for your input, LINDA STONE, DAVID, MELANIE, JEAN and SUZ.

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