JEM’s thoughtful guest post from yesterday got me thinking. I love two parts of her post especially. First, her acknowledgment of this Energy Spirituality community (at the end of her article). JEM concluded:
“[Thanks] also to all you Blog-Buddies at Deeper Perception Made Practical. Thank you for cleaning the joint up, for all that you do. I know how precious you are.”
Praise like this is very much on my mind since, last night, my Apprentice JESSICA GATES completed her final requirement and graduated from the Mentoring Program in Rosetree Energy Spirituality. The program is rigorous, demanding a lot of the self-selected group of true leaders who feel called to participate.
You will find JESSICA noted as a full professional in this field at this blog’s resource page for aura healers trained in Rosetree Energy Spirituality. In weeks to come, you can look forward to a guest post by her to supplement my simple announcement here today.
JESSICA brings compassion, kindness, insightful intelligence and great healing power to her skills for helping clients. Her graduation reminds me, and maybe can remind you, that we make changes together.
Together we are doing nothing less than this: Bringing these post-New-Age skills into collective consciousness and popular conversation. Eventually we may even find this understanding to be prevalent, a new “Of course” that folks find when they search the internet under terms like “Empath” and “Aura” and “Cut Cords of Attachment.”
Re that post-New-Age aspect of Empath Empowerment and all I teach
JEN had these perceptive words to share about New Age spirituality:
Regarding the years leading up to The Shift into our new Age of Energy, I view that time in human evolution, the last 20 years, as a great time of transition, really important.
The New Age movement exploded. Incomplete as it was, misleading as it was, it showed humanity something.
That New Age movement was a baby.
Now, in 2013, that movement the information itself is maturing.
People can have access to:
- Effective skills
- Sophisticated common sense
- Time-saving techniques
- Things that WORK.
They work for us where we are now, not in the ways that (back in the last millenium) we hoped that techniques for spiritual empowerment would work.
Post-New-Age healing requires leadership
Being at the forefront really is a big deal. Many of us (self included) have learned a lot from New Age wisdom. Yet, since The Shift into this new Age of Energy, much of this transitional knowledge has become obsolete. It can even lead straight to extreme spiritual addiction. (You’ll find one big chunk o’ research about that in Magnetize Money with Energetic Literacy: 10 Secrets for Success and Prosperity in THE THIRD MILLENNIUM.)
Today I would like to share with you two related examples of the leadership that can help YOU to grow fastest when using any skills taught in my books or workshops, plus getting the best possible results from sessions of Rosetree Energy Spirituality.
With leadership, you can avoid turning Rosetree Energy Spirituality into a mush
What kind of a mush? Mixing up what happens in a personal session, using these trademarked skills for aura healing, and jumbling that up with popular practices that are like credo and catechism in New Age spirituality.
Recently I received an inquiry from my client “JOSEPHINE.” She wanted to know how long she should keep visualizing someting that I facilitated during her personal session.
Folks, I never asked her to visualize a thing.
In my past 3,000 phone sessions with clients, how often have I asked a single one of them, once, to visualize anything?
Sometimes I have even expressly warned my clients, “Please don’t give yourself extra jobs during our session, like doing things with energy.”
And if JOSEPHINE had listened to the recording made during her session, she might have been reminded about what really happened. Never, nowhere, nohow was there any recommendation to visualize anything.
How could she have gotten such an idea? Maybe, like many of you Blog-Buddies, she loved Shakti Gawain’s book on Creative Visualization, back in the day. Or you have gone to a Unity Church or other New Thought service and been invited to “Meditate” by visualizing something.
Visualization is like doing the New Age rosary. It can come so easily. If you like the results, good for you. Just (please) don’t tack it onto anything in my books or add extra techniques to any part of a session facilitated for you by me or JESSICA GATES or any of my other practitioners and apprentices. Because that just ain’t doing Rosetree Energy Spirituality.
- My leadership challenge? To be patient, explaining again and again and again and again. Ugh! I do my level best at this, really.
- Your leadership challenge? Show some independence of thought, Blog-Buddies. Don’t follow up your session with me by pulling out your dreamboard. Don’t take out of context anything said or done in your session of Rosetree Energy Spirituality and mix in a bit of old New Age practices, just to make it all snazzier.
Please, listen in the present. Take Empath Empowerment(R) or other practices as you learn them. Because that well-tested, rigorous system works. Same with techniques you can learn from me to remove psychic coercion or free up ghosts or other effective skill sets in Rosetree Energy Spirituality.
Do you have enough independence of thought to think straight? To benefit from what you learn in this post-New Age modality? Or will you allow yourself to be pulled back into stereotypes that now rule in collective consciousness?
The following story may shock you. It sure shocked me at the time. Well, this is just ONE such incident that has strengthened my respect for the amazing clients and students who DO manage to avoid fuzzing out and going to sleep. Even when what they received was so darned counter-culture compared to the easy cliches of collective consciousness.
Let the New Age sheep follow the herd. In The Age of Energy we progress differently than was encouraged back in The Age of Faith. In The Age of Energy we can think independently and show everyday leadership.
Poor GLADYS, who once studied Aura Reading Through All Your Senses(R)
One of the skill sets I love to teach is the system of aura reading that comes with a trademark. This method of developing energetic literacy is a great example of how I am a post-New-Age teacher. As you may know, I don’t offer clairvoyancy workshops. Neither do I define aura reading as “Seeing the colours.” etc.
So you can appreciate the impact on this hardworking teacher with what happened to GLADYS.
Back in 1986, she was one of my first workshop students. In a boutique-style two-hour workshop, GLADYS received loads of personal attention as she learned many techniques from my book “Aura Reading Through All Your Senses.”
GLADYS did great. All those students did great. At the time.
In 2001, I ran into GLADYS by chance. We greeted each other warmly. GLADYS is a smart, accomplished woman, with a professional career in mind-body-spirit.
She had done so well in that workshop. I wasn’t going to put her on the spot and ask how she had used aura reading in the years since our workshop. Admittedly I was curious.
No wonder, then, that I was just clobbered, gobsmacked, etc. to hear her next words:
“Do you remember when I took your aura reading workshop? And remember how I was never able to learn to see the colors? Wasn’t that a shame?”
Just remember to think for yourself, Blog-Buddies
In everything I might do with you — a how-to book, a workshop, a personal session — always, I emphasize using your own self-authority. That’s so important, in every way, on your personal path toward Enlightenment (or wherever you choose as your destination for personal development).
But please, please, don’t substitute other people’s values, or customs, or what “everybody in New Age does today” for what has actually happened to you personally. And don’t mistake developing skills — like those JESSICA has worked so hard to master — with some “Anything goes” approach.
What is one of my favorite parts in two of my brand new books? Both “The Empowered Empath — Quick & Easy” and the full-length “The Empowered Empath: Owning, Embracing and Managing Your Special Gifts” contain a chapter about “Skills Versus Self-Authority.” If you have that book, you might wish to read that chapter a couple of times. Because it won’t only help with Empath Empowerment. This perspective can inform all your leadership as you progress on your spiritual path.
And here’s one last practical bit of common sense: If you choose to have a session of Rosetree Energy Spirituality, don’t take that as one more exercise in visualizing or doing other things that somebody else taught you to believe in, taken from a different context entirely.
JESSICA will thank you. I will too.