Blog-Buddy IRENE has offered to share her latest insights, and I think they are human-sized, Earth-School-sized, GREAT.
Look for the part about the hours I spent, in IRENE’s first personal mentoring with me, educating her in a way that was NOT like the perfectly fine skill from improv, “Yes, AND.”
IRENE got “No, no, no, no, no, yes, and no.” Yet she survived!
What Works for Success?
I’m not an apprentice yet in Rosetree Energy Spirituality (RES). But I have been doing some mentoring with Rose over Skype to learn some RES skill sets that interest me.
I have that as a possible goal in the back of my head, but it’s not what I would describe as a “DREAM.”
Why Don’t I Believe in Pursuing DREAMS?
I spent some time in the “go-after-your-dreams” crowd.
It was a more millenial-style approach than what is typically described here at this blog, but the same basics really. I found it less than helpful.
The instructions were:
- To think about my dream
- To feel what my dream needed
- To write and think (endlessly) about what stood between me and my dream.
And that was with a program focused on actually taking action!
Thankfully I found RES before I’d spiraled too far into spiritual addiction 🙂
Right now, I’m doing the mentoring one topic at a time. And that’s plenty!
I don’t need to dream about becoming an RES practitioner. I have lots to do with learning the skills in front of me right now.
Maybe I’ll end up deciding that all I want is to be energetically literate. That’s a fine goal too.
Who Needs to Pursue a Shining Star When We Live on Earth?
I would describe a dream as something far off that I’m wishing for, like wishing for a holiday or wishing on a star.
A goal, to me now, is something I am working towards in a practical way.
I think this is a really important distinction to make.
When I was dreaming my way into my future, my focus was on trying to find something to do for work and play that would make me happy, or at least less miserable.
I hated using the word “goal” because that implied something I “should” be doing and wasn’t; I felt guilty and like a failure for not already having my goal accomplished and for seemingly never getting it together to force that goal to happen.
With my knowledge now, I think dreaming is a really ineffective way to deal with all that.
What Was More Effective for Me?
For me, this has been far more effective than dreaming:
- Get out of spiritual addiction. (Pay attention to, and take action in, objective reality)
- Learn to use only 20 minutes daily of Technique Time (and making that time really count!)
- Learn RES skills (like Empath Empowerment® skills)
- Have RES sessions of Aura Healing and Transformation (reducing the amount of STUFF making me miserable)
- Have RES sessions of Thrill Your Soul Aura Research (to examine what activities, people, foods, etc. thrill my soul).
There may be other skill sets out there that work. What I’d found before was not among them.
And now that I’ve found something that does work (RES), I don’t particularly feel like I need to keep looking.
A Possible Goal, Definitely Not a Dream
Okay, I’ll admit that I might have a goal to become an RES practitioner. Maybe.
That goal is so distant at this point that I may very well change my mind and go in a different direction before I get there. The more immediate goal is to learn/improve my RES skills for my own use. I want to become energetically literate, at least to Stage 3.
Because I see the positive impact on my own life, I expect I’ll want to pursue this further; I also have interest in helping others — which could likely be a good fit with becoming an RES practitioner.
Indeed, I know lots of people who could benefit, though fewer who I think would be open to it 🙂
I expect I’d like to do RES sessions professionally whether or not it ever replaced my day job. Something can be a serious pursuit even if it isn’t how I make a living!
When I began my first personal mentoring, I spent the first couple hours with Rose amazingly patient and kind as she went through my list of what I wanted to get from learning that particular skill set.
She explained how all but one of those intentions were… either unrealistic and/or unhelpful.
That was probably the most helpful part of the mentoring, even if also the hardest on my ego 🙂
It takes time and effort to achieve results in human objective reality. For me, dreaming was a very ineffective way to try to get what I want.
It does help if STUFF is cleared out of the way. With less STUFF, I’m more me, and it’s easier to know what I want and take the actions to go for it.
But none of that changes this fact: If I want something, I still have to do the work.