SANDRA HAERING’s recent guest post about Enlightenment as a skilled empath was thought provoking. She sure got me thinking… about the relationship between gaining empath skills and moving into Enlightenment.
Empath skills aren’t part of the usual conversation about Awakening or Enlightenment. But since when was this blog concerned with the usual conversation? About anything?
As an Enlightenment Coach, I treasure my relationships with the folks on my special Enlightenment Life List of people from this community .
- All have moved into Enlightenment since we began working together, one way or another, directly or through my books.
- Not all are empaths. But those who are empaths did become skilled before moving into Enlightenment.
- By contrast, Blog-Buddy DAVID moved into Enlightenment decades before he learned about empath skills (one reason why I was so moved that he wrote one of the 10 personal stories from empaths at the end of Quick & Easy book for basics of Empath Empowerment® and also in the expanded edition of “The Empowered Empath.”)
Empath skills as I teach them sure aren’t required for making a shift into Awakeness. But those skills can’t hurt, not if you’re eager to gain Enlightenment.
Blog-Buddies, maybe you’re curious. What’s it like, doing a Skilled Empath Merge? How does this compare with everyday life in Enlightenment?
Today, here’s my perspective.
Enlightenment really is a different state of consciousness
That state of consciousness differs from the regular waking state. Also from sleep or dreaming.
I really could relate to SANDRA’s aspirations for a life of love and, then, her conculsion:
“I probably live more of a life of love than I ever have.”
Everyday Enlightenment can be experienced as any combination of:
- Divine speech infinitely expressing
- Not-quite-oneness tickling Itself
- Perfection Everywhere Now
- Co-creating new waves of perfection
- The rollicsome adventures of big Divine self walking around in various animal-like human forms
- And approximately 10,000 other attributes
Iin general, Enlightenment is mostly love + learning + teaching + service.
But how subjectively does one need to describe it?
A subjective account of Enlightenment would be different for each person. Which is a major reason why this Enlightenment Coach speaks more about objective criteria for gauging Enlightenment.
- Objectively noticed at the level of chakra databanks, using energetic literacy.
- Not objectively noticed with surface-level human perception.
Personally, I’m not inclined to blab a lot about my personal subjective experience. It’s too intimate.
Enlightenment is the great love story for everyone. Know that it is developing beautifully for you right now, regardless of your state of consciousness.
Enlightenment can become part of the story of The Relationship, the one you have with God (or whatever you call That).
That is why I’ve never been one to talk a lot in public about my personal experience of That relationship. No more than my idea of friendship is to sit around with my gal pals and describe how our various lovers kiss!
The sweetest and most sacred aspects of relationship are not improved by turning them into mere conversation. At least, not for me.
Yet SANDRA has inspired me to describ just a bit about what it’s like for me, in everyday life. Then I can compare it with doing a Skilled Empath Merge. And what that is like for me.
The Enlightenment part
There I am, on Thursday, May 28, 2015.
All afternoon long I have been playing at the Smithsonian Art Museum, the West Wing. Observing portaits, sculptures, photos of people. Great artists have rendered their vision with such skill, passion, clarity, inspiration, persistence. Who would not be moved by these works of art? Each one is a masterpiece.
Leaving the museum, every single person I notice on the street is just as much of a masterpiece.
Standing as if in a portrait, perfectly positioned. Or moving as if in the greatest of movies.
All so natural, exquisite. JOE and GLADYS being themselves, each one a masterpiece.
That’s one possible aspect of life in Enlightenment, you see
Then my friend and I go have dinner at Roti, a cute little restaurant in Washington, D.C. For part of the meal, I watch nearby couples, like JOE and GLADYS. Obviously they’re college kids.
Staying right on the surface, no trying, nicely shallowed up, I can notice so much about them. The story of their relationship is right there for me. Clear as if you stood next to a reflecting pool on the national mall. And you looked at it and could see that it is a reflecting pool.
To my surface perception, it is quite evident, the various feelings that JOE has for GLADYS. How hard he tries to impress her. How he is trying new tricks of adulthood, not doing the same things he would to make a parent love him. Joe is not sure how to do this. But he is so in love, or believes he is so in love.
While GLADYS moves in and out of doubting the relationship, wanting to be in love, wanting a boyfriend, and convincing that she is in love with JOE.
So adorb, these human explorations. What is. Glorious, really. As glorious as I care to notice at the time. And always what is.
By contrast, Skilled Empath Merge
Suppose that now I’m in session with JOE. I’m not there with him to behold in wonderment and simply enjoy. JOE has paid for this time, and I have brought skills to help him.
So I talk with him initially to learn how I can help him. After we agree on an intention, I set up the session energetically. Then comes my Skilled Empath Merge with him.
Less than a minute, it takes. I move, as consciousness, into his energy field. I experience how it is, being him. Partly I gain information. Partly I select which Healing Centerpiece to use to help him. Partly I entrain with my client’s reality just enough to be effective at helping him.
To put it another way, when it’s a session of aura healing and transformation, I meet my client where his pain is. Then I’ll return to being myself (with the skills of Energy Spiritualty) — back in my personal identity — which due to state of consciousness is saturated with the Divine in the background.
As that knower and helper, I co-create with my client’s choice of Divine Being. In order to help my client find the way back into wholeness and joy.
Long before moving into Enlightenment I could do that. Since making that shift into Enlightenment, I’m just that much clearer at doing the Skilled Empath Merges (less STUFF in the way, less distortion from my side of the equation).
And, due to Enlightenment, there’s a way higher degree of being saturated with the Divine, my effectiveness now as the knower and helper.
No wonder I’m a believer in skills
Those Empath Empowerment skills are what help me most to understand how to directly help my client. Including as an Enlightenment Coach.
Whatever the type of personal session, I like using insights from energetic literacy. They helps me choose from the various skills I have learned, and that includes what happens in the backgroud, helping my client along his or her sacred path (that Enlightenment Coach aspect).
Although usually in sessions the emphasis is different. Our immediate conversation involves doing aura reading research to help my client with discernment on that sacred path. Or else, if it’s to be a session of aura healing and transformation, we use skills of Energy Spirituality to permanently move out STUFF, then PUT-IN what expresses my client’s soul more fully.
As an Enlightenment Coach, I also like using the skills that I learned from a year that I spent personally at the feet of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Plus other skills I have learned along the way for helping people to move forward on a path to Enlightenment.
Through it all, this teacher and user of skills has been quietly and gradually transformed in terms of consciousness.
Whatever kinds of service you do in this world, whatever your friendships…
we have this in common, Blog-Buddies.
All our skills work better when we co-create with God.
And as one’s identity becomes more saturated with that Divine presence, the service and friendships evolve as well.
Skilled Empath Merge is no substitute for Enlightenment, and vice versa. Isn’t it lovely that we don’t have to choose?