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The Sacred Gift

Bark if you like happiness!

Bark if you like happiness!

It’s a sacred gift that only you can give.

A gift for you.

Do What Makes You Happy

I don’t mean, “Only do what makes you happy” or “Do this at the expense of others.”


You Blog-Buddies are responsible folks. At least those of you I know personally (and that is a whole lot of you, between your blog comments and sessions and participation in workshops and, as of this year, interactions at my Facebook Group for Empath Empowerment Skills).

Being responsible, of course you do plenty of things to help others. In fact you may be super-responsible. How many YES answers will you score on the following checklist?

Responsibility Checklist

  1. Spiritually I keep growing every day, using my 20 Daily Minutes of Technique Time, Tops.
  2. I do my best to be a good son or daughter.
  3. I do my best as a spouse or partner or boyfriend or girlfriend (or if I had that kind of relationship I would be doing my best).
  4. I am a good friend to others, giving and taking in the best balance possible.
  5. I participate honorably in every group that I belong to (for employment, religious affiliation, sports, educational pursuits, civic duties, etc.).
  6. As a neighbor I’m considerate and friendly as I can be, under the circumstances. Yes, I strive to use good manners.
  7. Politically I stay informed. Maybe I donate to causes that I believe in, or I contact my representatives in government. And I definitely keep educating myself to make my votes count.
  8. On a regular basis I volunteer or give to charity.
  9. Taking care of my health, I do my best to eat well.
  10. Regarding exercise, I likewise do the best I can.


Here is my completely unscientific ranking of how responsible you are, based on self-reporting in this Responsibility Quiz, given your number of Yes answers:

1-3. Still doing better than a slug.

4-5. Given the huge pressures on all human beings living now, in this newish Age of Awakening, you’re holding up remarkably well.

5-7. Amazing, by today’s standards.

8-10. Your awesomeness is awesome.

Dutiful Isn’t Enough, Though

For quality of life, you deserve better than doggedly doing dutiful.

For one thing, you’re not a dog. 😉 Even more than amazing canine pals, you have a fully human capacity for free will, imagination, self-reflection, and self-transformation.

I’m not knocking dutiful behavior any more than dogs. Responsibility and consideration are tremendously important values for a self-actualizing person; they also keep mattering after you cross the threshold into Enlightenment.

Only here’s what I have learned in 2015, learned more strongly than ever. I’ve learned this especially from helping clients with Thrill Your Soul Aura Research.

For anything that you might do today, there is a version of it that actually makes you happy. (Or at least makes you happier.)

Make Choices that Thrill Your Soul. Automatically…

Your Life Will Gain Joy

Blog-Buddies, for every one of the 10 points on today’s Responsibility Checklist, you have a choice.

You can do whatever that is in a way that is merely dutiful, even grim, possibly even resigned or martyrish.

Or you can find the fun in it.

Finding the fun is a skill that grows with practice.

And a whole lot of your daily activities may include far more possibility than you have been using.

About What You Eat, for Instance

Society would tell you these bizarre equations:

Food = Whether or not you get fat.


Food = Virtue.


Food = Proving that you are socially conscious or spiritually pure or whatever is the latest fad about “What a person should and shouldn’t eat.”

This year we had these two blog posts about the importance of eating what makes your body happy. Pretty counter-culture but here goes, if you’re curious:

Exercise that Can Make You Happier

You can find so many ways to move your body that count for exercise. In 2015, one of the most exciting health discoveries was the huge positive impact, day by day, of moving your body just a bit more. (Also known as avoiding sitting disease.)

As for official ways to work out, you might be amazed at the difference between something that supposedly is fun for you versus something that makes your soul happy.

This year I facilitated a session for JOE that included Thrill Your Soul Aura Research. Here are results from two different research items, as I remember them:

Playing racketball

High Heart Chakra Databank for Soul Thrill, size: 1/8 inch. Shutdown.

High Heart Chakra Databank for Soul Thrill, quality. Yet again, pushing myself to “be a man” by playing an aggressive sport that involves swinging and hitting and smashing the ball. As usual, pushing myself to win. Then feeling awful about myself.


High Heart Chakra Databank for Soul Thrill, size: 50 feet.

High Heart Chakra Databank for Soul Thrill, quality: Joyful. Feeling liberated from the heaviness of life and all the rules. Free to move in my own way. No swimming laps, or pushing myself to swim extra hard, please!

You’re Free to Thrill Your Soul

On holidays, on everyday days, you can choose versions of EVERYTHING that make you happy.

Yes, one of the specialties of RES (Rosetree Energy Spirituality) is Thrill Your Soul Aura Research. This informs you about the impact on your auric energies of any choice. It can be fascinating to learn the reactions of your subconscious mind. Conscious ways of thinking about things do matter; they just leave out some of the most personal information about yourself.

JOE, for instance, proposed racketball as an exercise choice because he consciously thought it was best. Only later did he bring up swimming. “No pain, no gain” was a familiar notion to JOE’s conscious mind. Only this happened not to jibe with the needs of his own soul.

(Incidentally our research showed equally dismal impacts of racketball on  JOE’S other chakra databanks, like the Root Chakra Databank for Making Money.)

Look for the Twinkle

What can you to do on your own, when it isn’t practical to book a session for aura reading research?

What if you haven’t learned yet how to do this sort of research for yourself, either?

Look for the twinkle in your eye.

Not by carrying around a mirror, either.

You know the expression told to children, “When you were just a twinkle in your father’s eye”?

Life turns us on, sometimes. Not just people. Activities. Swimming rather than racketball.

Well, pay attention to that aspect: The twinkle. That’s soul thrill.

More Freedom than You Thought?

On our Responsibility Quiz, how many of the questions had wiggle room for doing a soul thrill version of whatever that activity was?

All of them, I’d say, except for the part of Question #5 about “civic duties.” Serving on jury duty, for instance, might not strike you as delightful.

But even for that, as for all the other items on that Responsibility Quiz, remember:

Whatever the circumstances,

wherever you are,

whomever you’re with,

and whenever you are alone,

you can always find the fun in it.

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  1. 1
    Kira says:

    Merry Christmas and thanks for this post!

  2. 2
    David B says:

    Merry Christmas, Rose and everyone!
    love the Twinkle.

    Not so great with the Responsibility List. Being single and of parentless age, etc my score didn’t rise so well. But I get the point and do appreciate the value of responsibilities.

    I could use some work on the last 2 – esp this time of year. (laughs)

  3. 3

    KIRA, sending so much merriness (and normal happiness, without thoughts of illness even arising) your way.

  4. 4

    Ha! If you’re the DAVID B. I know, your score tops on all those quiz items, except maybe the last two. And even with these, think about where you were a year ago.

    Absolute standards are not for relative life, correct?

  5. 5

    Relative life, yep.

    A useful thing for me to remember because I’m taking hours to make our fancy family lunch, adding so many breaks. (Including this one, actually.) Right now it is 2:32 p.m.

    And at opening of the gifts time, the last present I unwrapped was supposed to be for my sister in Seattle. Goofed on the mailing address.

    Yes, relatively responsible. On holidays it can be easy to remember that the rest is for giggles.

  6. 6
    Emily says:

    Merry Christmas Rose! I also goofed along with my brother.

    We realised last night that we got our sister the exact same present but we decided to pretend not to know and plan a slap stick style comedic moment for our family this morning.

    We did have fun! And now I get a chance to buy her another present! 🙂

  7. 7
    Jnana says:

    What a lovely post for Christmas. I totally get it (at long last!). And having had some unhealthy beliefs rooted out (or rather ‘RES-ed’ out) I can totally hope to live this in 2016.

    Too funny, your unwrapping your sister’s gift. Cracked me up totally.

    Merry Christmas everybody.

  8. 8
    Kira says:

    Thank you, Rose!

    You might be happy to know I got 3 coloring books for Christmas! (To go with the 2 my husband had already picked up on a whim.) Now I have something fun to do with my set of 121 colored pencils.

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