Blog-Buddies, I love creating community with you here at this blog. Likewise with you Brave Empaths who are hanging out with me at the Empath Empowerment Group on Facebook. (Just a bit more than three weeks old and, already, we have over 100 members. Three cheers for you early adopters!)
What kind of community, though?
Within 24 hours, we had these two comments.
At this blog, from smart, couragerous JOANIE, as part of a self-healing series on psychic coercion:
“I live with a family member who is constantly nagging me. Whenever I see the person I know that what he is going to say to me is nagging…. So what you would recommend, Rose, is….”
Meanwhile, at the Empath Empowerment Group, came this post from our brainy new group member, JANET:
“Is it okay for me to ask for tips on how to deal with a drama king of a partner?”
So let’s consider which questions are and aren’t appropriate here, Blog-Buddies
Every blog and Facebook group has its own culture. Rules of engagement, if you would, that help us to get involved safely.
It is time to set some of those rules, rather than just assuming them. For your good, fellow community members. Also for my professional ethics and reputation, and for those I have trained in this emerging field called Rosetree Energy Spirituality.
There are so many bits and pieces to Rosetree Energy Spirituality. Let’s consider how online resources can help you appropriately.
Talented empaths, what is appropriate to ask at my blog and the Facebook group?
YES. Understanding what an empath is, all 15 possible gifts. Quizzes and conversations that help you to understand the system of Empath Empowerment®.
NO. Asking me to personally coach you in public. Or furthering inaccurate ideas you’ll find online, such as “An empath is someone who feels the feelings of others.”
Ugh! This is not necessarily true for an an empath. And NEVER helpful if you aim to become a skilled empath, IMO.
YES. Understanding what a SKILLED empath is. Articles and conversations about using the skills in everyday life: Your stories. Your discoveries. Your wins. As you explore how your life changes by using consciousness to effortlessly turn your empath gifts OFF. (This is what basic skills of Empath Empowerment® are all about.)
NO. Asking me to teach this trademarked program online. Or encourage your coaching each other on how to teach those skills. Please, go to one of my books for empaths. Or do mentoring with me. Or take a workshop. Learn systematically, so you can benefit from this powerful skill set.
YES. Problem-solving as an empath. Fascinating to learn what is, and isn’t, related to being an empath.
NO. Requesting advice to fix or help a particular relationship. For that, go to an advice column or support group.
Here you can gain support, but not support-group-style help. Because many forms of personal development are different from what you’ll find here.
Our specialty here is human-based spirituality, a practical kind of Post-New Age support on your personal path to Enlightenment.
YES. Appropriate support. Learning to tell the difference between problems related to being unskilled as an empath versus other problems that are completely different. Trust me, fellow empaths, this is a really, really, really big deal.
NO. Discussing topics that really aren’t related to being an empath, like crystal healing and energy healing. Random playing with energy as a shiny new toy.
YES. Powerful support. Backed up by skills and knowledge. Why settle for less than powerful support that will truly empower you?
NO. Coping tips and tricks to help empaths? Nope. (Click on that last link for a more detailed explanation of why the “Helpful tips” approach hurts empaths, rather than helping us.)
YES. Exploring how wonderful life can be, just by using empath skills. Including your experiences with Skilled Empath Merge. My explorations of public figures — and yours. Which you can learn how to do productively by using techniques from “The Master Empath” and “Become The Most Important Person in the Room.”
NO. Complaining about being an empath as though it were some kind of disability. Sure, unskilled empaths suffer. But you have access to a system that can end that suffering (often terrible ) of being merely talented as an empath, not yet skilled.
What if you are interested in energetic literacy, reading people deeper?
Three cheers for you, if you are interested in aura reading, face reading, or doing Skilled Empath Merges.
YES. Enjoy our many articles with readings based on techniques from the systems of Aura Reading Through All Your Senses®, Face Reading Secrets®, and Empath Empowerment®.
NO. Random gossiping about celebrities. Might I recommend this blog post for more on this topic? It’s important to know the difference between using deeper perception versus gossiping.
YES. Prepare your own guest posts and articles where YOU use energetic literacy to do readings. Send them as a comment or email them to me, firstname.lastname@example.org.
NO. Ask me to do aura reading or face reading or empath merges on people of interest to you. Look, I’m glad you’re thinking in this direction; but the solution is either to develop the skills for yourself (and maybe write a guest post) OR ask me to do aura reading research on anyone you like… during your personal session with me or any other expert at Rosetree Energy Spirituality.
YES. Nominate people for me do research at this blog… when we have a contest. Or propose candidates for the Enlightenment Life List — an ongoing free service where I do a certain type of aura reading research.
NO. Nominate people for the Enlightenment Life List without following the few simple requirements that are written in the main post itself. Take the time, please, before you ask me to take time on your request for the free aura reading.
How about skills for healing?
YES. Enjoying articles here about self-healing. Using skills like 12 Steps to Cut Cords of Attachment® and all the techniques in “Use Your Power of Command for Spiritual Cleansing and Protection.”
NO. Requesting peer support like advice for dealing with a drama king. Giving advice is not to be confused with meaningful healing — not here at this blog, anyway.
YES. Learning about the huge scope for self-healing, distinguishing that from situations when expert help, e.g., a personal session of aura healing and transformation.
It’s empowering to understand how much you can do on your own, without a great deal of specialized training.
However, I think it’s a big problem in mind-body-spirit today that standards are sometimes lacking. Beware flattery that a little bit of training makes anyone an instant expert at self-healing.
NO. Trying to receive expert services at the blog or by emails. Or advice that would be the same as receiving a session. But you already knew that was tacky, right?
What if you’re not sure if a question meets our Rules of Engagement at the blog?
Never, ever be afraid to add a comment. Worst case, I will not make it live. If the volume of blog comments is light that day, I will take the time to email you and let you know that the comment is not suitable. This hardly ever happens.
Thanks to you, Blog-Buddies. One and all, you help to make this such a lively, authentic, interesting, and deeply supportive community. Let’s keep on exploring, evolving, enjoying.
During these early years of the Age of Aquarius, we are dealing with new vibrational realities on the planet, this community can help us all.