NOTE: On February 5, 2016, this post leapt onto our list of the blog’s “15 Most Popular Posts.” As usual with these articles, the big zest is in the COMMENTS.
As often happens, this post began on one theme and morphed into something quite different. In this case, the conversation changed because of a powerful teaching moment set in motion by a brave reader, EMILYH. You’ll see this community come together in support of solving a problem. And eventually we wound up discussing a lot about how Rosetree Energy Spirituality (RES) is taught.
Who knows what will develop next? I’m game to find out. How about you?
In this series of occasional posts I’m inviting you to think for yourselves, Blog-Buddies. Use your self-authority to decide about big-deal, popular assumptions in New Age.
Personally, I think you can do better, especially because you’re living after the New Age years (1980-Dec. 21-2012) were successful, helping to prepare humanity for that coming age. We’re in it now, the Age of Awakening. Ways of thinking and, even, techniques that were helpful back then can be less that helpful now.
That’s my unfolding understanding, helping clients as the founder of Rosetree Energy Spirituality (RES). Yet that doesn’t mean my perspective is right for you.
Thinking for yourself, though? That will always be right for you.
Today’s topic #1 in this series…
Will It Help Your Health to Develop Psychic Abilities?
Misa Hopkins has made an eloquent case for this idea at this blog post (and others) at her blog, Self-Healing Secrets: 2 Huge Reasons Not to Wait to Develop Your Psychic Abilities
She writes in a way that many New Agers would find fits right into the Hay House version of reality, what I call New Age litany.
Only here’s a small problem with Misa’s two huge reasons:
Psychic Development Does Not Solve the Problems of Unskilled Empaths
Only empath skills do that.
Taking on Imported STUFF can lead to health problems, I agree.
On her blog Misa Hopkins tells a story about Ariann who has (what I call) Environmental Empath Talent, 1 of 15 empath gifts that I describe in “The Empowered Empath: Owning, Embracing and Managing Your Special Gifts.”
Ariann “was having terrible migraine headaches that seemed to have no relationship to hormones, diet or stress. She suspected she might be picking up on volcanic activity on the planet with her deeply empathic connection to the earth.”
Misa Hopkins facilitated healing. Apparently the best part for Ariann is that, as a result from this healing, “she put her own psychic abilities to work and found relief from her tormenting headaches.”
I have also helped empaths to overcome health problems related to doing unskilled empath merges. Sometimes physical health problems. Sometimes psychological problems. Sometimes relationship problems. Sometimes money problems.
Instead of taking time to address one symptom at a time, my approach is different. I help empaths to gain skills of Empath Empowerment®. Through books like The Empowered Empath — Quick & Easy.
In my experience, problems can be solved and prevented by “Owning, Embracing and Managing Your Special Empath Gifts.”
Moreover, the system I use to help empaths does NOT involve psychic work. I think that’s an important distinction to make, don’t you?
Psychic Development in the Age of Awakening often leads to Spiritual Addiction
It wasn’t so back during the Piscean Age. But since The Shift into the Age of Aquarius, it has become very easy for people to become over-involved in psychic work.
20 Daily Minutes of Technique Time, Tops — that can protect your health, your finances, your quality of life, your spiritual evolution.
Here is a Top 10 Post to help you to understand how you can keep yourself living in Human-Based Spirituality, rather than succumbing to Spiritual Addiction.
So here’s my advice. If you wish to pursue psychic development, do it for no more than 20 minutes per day. Don’t let it take over your life.
Talent for Mediumship and Channeling Doesn’t Equal DESTINY
In Misa Hopkins’s blog post she also shares the story of a woman, Tashene, had psychic abilities but didn’t use them until she developed terminal cancer and then had a beautiful Near-Death Experience. Tashene was healed and began a path teaching “Levels of Integrated Conscious Enlightenment.”
(Incidentally, you Blog-Buddies are welcome to nominate Tashene for my Enlightenment Life List. You know the drill. Or can find nomination details in the body of the blog post.)
This beautiful story validates how sacred psychic development can be for a person. Clearly this work with channeling and mediumship was so important for Tashene.
However, countless other people do NOT have this same destiny.
The path of psychic development is like many abilities a person can have yet not choose to develop in this life.
Blog-Buddies, each of you is way talented. It is impossible for you to fully develop or use ALL the talent you have in this life. So you get to choose.
This use of free will is important, even sacred.
Carolyn Myss, on my Enlightenment Life List, was involved in psychic development and then stopped. Afterwards she moved into Enlightenment.
So far, in my years of research about the aura-level components of Enlightenment, vital to the work that has developed for me as an Enlightenment Coach, I have yet to find a professional psychic who has moved into Enlightenment.
Unfortunately I have, however, found this. Many professional psychics, channelers, and mediums are in Spiritual Addiction. And, since the Age of Awakening, many have moved into Extreme Spiritual Addiction, losing a sense of self and involved in virusey cords of attachment.
For every dramatically beautiful story like the one recounted by New Age teachers like Misa Hopkins, there are thousands of untold tales of beautiful spiritual seekers whose lives are now dedicated to pursuing The Romance of the Astral.
Do you have friends who might be receptive to reading today’s article? Then might I suggest that you share it? All are welcome to comment below.
At a start of a new year, it’s a golden opportunity to move forward on a path of personal development that fits the person you are now.