Deeper Perception Made Practical

How Historic Are Ideas in "THE NEW STRONG"? Here's Perspective on the Term "Age of Awakening"

About that term I prefer to use for life after The Shift, "The Age of Awakening."

About that term I prefer to use for life after The Shift, “The Age of Awakening.”

Today a Blog-Buddy apologized for a stream of comments about the Brexit vote in England. That gave me a chance to clarify what I think this blog is for — ’bout time, right?

  • It is an educational blog, with leading-edge discoveries about Rosetree Energy Spirituality (RES).
  • This blog is also a historical record of growth of consciousness: spiritual empowerment for each individual, and what it has been like for the first pioneers in the various skill sets of RES.
  • Historically, we’re living in the early years of The Age of Awakening. “Deeper Perception Made Practical” began five years before The Shift. Now we’re here, and adjusting in our very human ways.
  • How can we live productively now? I’m calling that pursuit “living THE NEW STRONG.”

Of course there is plenty of anguish so far into this age; massive confusion while we’re adjusting to the different ways that life works vibrationally; many people are stuck in either spiritual shutdown or spiritual addiction or extreme spiritual addiction.

Will we ever have stories to tell later generations! Even as it’s a strange curiosity to tell digital natives how older Baby Boomers ever survived, back in the day using manual typewriters and vinyl records.

This week I had a real shocker, wowser moment about the historic nature of my just-published how-to book for adapting well (and quickly) in this Age of Awakening.

Ready to read something wild? Let me first give you context that so you can know where I’m coming through when I share with you… quite a shocker.

Writing in a Timeless State of Receptivity

Once a mystic, always a mystic. When this writer bring through new chunks of knowledge, Blog-Buddies, the experience is of co-creation with the Divine.

During my writing time, I’m co-creating on one particular project with one particular Divine Being.

It’s habitual by now, bringing my skills plus a kind of electrical determination to be of service.

Also, in retrospect, it’s evident that I always bring innocence, an openness to whatever I will be learning.

That innocence turns out to be useful, because:

  • During the first draft, with Divine Being leading in the co-creative process, my job is to keyboard away. Even while writing down the new knowledge, I’m fascinated and thrilled.
  • Later I edit, on day at a time, for months and then years — bringing shape to the informational downloads of knowledge.
  • Yes, this “English major” in college will get to lead in the process of co-creation called “editing.” This human person edits the language. Although still supported by the Divine Being in charge along with me, I’m steering.
  • Sometimes I’m ripping the book apart, sometimes adding to the existing sequence. Eventually I finding the big shape, the true shape, the structure.
  • Small-sized work is part of my human job as well. What is the most effective sequence for presenting this particular set of knowledge? With a very human fascination, I’ll do rewrite after rewrite, finding and filling holes.
  • When techniques are included, I’ll also experiment, doing every single technique in the book. Personally doing it. Later, sharing it with some of my top clients and students.
  • You get the idea. Writing a book like “THE NEW STRONG” involves a back-and-forth between joyous inspiration and, also, slow-paced, exacting work that is very quintessentially human.

Why, For Me, the Most Basic Names Come Last

Every writer has a process. These days, many books are “High Concept.” Which means that the author sits down with an editor or book coach or a marketing plan. A new title is designed to meet a need in the market. Most major publishing houses prefer variations on the tried and truly profitable; most authors show their spark by finding a way to tweak something that’s already familiar and popular.

Writing the focuses on that big Concept. As a result, the book is pre-packaged before it is even written.

Sure could be advantageous to work that way, focused on making money, with each book like a machine that is built for promotion.

But that’s not how I have ever approached writing a book — although some of my books have actually sold strongly and made good money.

Sometimes the topic of a new book will be (pardon my saying) utterly new on the planet. That happened with “Empowered by Empathy.” Well, I felt the same quality of uncanny wonderment when I first-drafted “THE NEW STRONG.”

In hindsight, it’s pretty funny about my first book for empaths, the first in the English language. I didn’t even think to use the word “Empath” in the title. Talk about not High Concept!

Well, this new book wasn’t High Concept either. For crying out loud, I didn’t even have a name for the planetary shift that clicked into place on December 21, 2012. What was I going to call that?

About that Name, The Age of Awakening

I really, really didn’t know what to call it. For years, working on the new book, I used “The Age of Aquarius.” Although that didn’t taste to me like the name that I’d eventually be using. Too fraught with associations from the era I wrote about in this blog post: How I Came to Write “THE NEW STRONG”.

Drawing closer to publication, I worked and worried a lot about what to call this era in human history. I searched on everything I could think of (both search engines and at

  • The Age of Aquarius
  • The Aquarian Age
  • The Age of Energy
  • The Shift
  • The Age of Enlightenment

Didn’t find a consensus. Maybe not surprising, since most folks still don’t think that much happened at the time, which in pop culture was called, “The end of the Mayan calendar.”

I did find a couple of fabulous books by futurist David Houle, who writes about technology, economy, and other macro-type aspects of this amazing, transitional time on earth.

Otherwise? Not really.

How I Found “The Age of Awakening”

Duh! Don’t I teach a technique called “Questioning?”

So I sat down and co-created with the same Divine Being who wrote the book with me.

“The Age of Awakening.” Bam! There it was.

Seemed like a good name to me. Of course, I needed to do my due diligence about this.

So back in February or March, I researched at Amazon and on Google.

“The Age of Awakening”? Less than one full screen. Fiction only.

Okay, that was fine. What I wanted was either to find that loads of people had been using this term… or that other people hadn’t done much with it at all. Certainly I wanted to avoid copying a name for this age that somenonfiction writer in  New Age or the paranormal… had used in a way that would be very different from the RES perspective.

Do you realize how unusual it is to type just about anything into Google and get nearly NO HITS?

So, Finally, Here Comes the Shocker I Promised You

This week, preparing another blog post on “THE NEW STRONG” (one I have yet to release), I googled “The Age of Awakening.” Ha!

Just to keep up, and keep this article current, I’ll do it again:


Granted, hits can be a hit-or-miss-mess of responses. Still, isn’t that something?

Let’s keep moving collective consciousness forward, Blog-Buddies. Because this blog brings information and learning and, also, an unfolding history as human beings learn what it can mean to live in The Age of Awakening.

Actively being a part of the Zeitgeist? It’s fun.

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  1. 1
    Isabella Cates says:

    So glad it’s not “Age of Aquarius.” The first thing I always think of when I hear that phrase is the end of the 40-Year-Old Virgin with Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen dancing topless. lol 🙂

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    Perfect YouTube, ISABELLA. Home from the Workshop of Triumph, Day One, where every single participant read auras from photos with loads of detail, fascinating information, total effortlessness.

    Over to scouring The New York Times for Brexit articles, as recommended by AMANDA, and then on to your comment, where I clicked on that link. To appreciate the amazing craziness of that post-postmodern video, you might have to have lived through the Flower Children era.

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    Makes me positively willing to live another 40 years or so, just to see life flip and flip some more. Just good people doing the best they can, to paraphrase how LILIAN wrote in our comments from the last post. Ringing the changes of time and evolution in this so-changing world.

    Any of you Baby Boomers remember how, with the classic recording of that song about dawning of the Age of Aquarius, we kids (then) were just coming off the time in America when SINCERE was used a lot? As a compliment. No irony.

    I felt the wishfulness as The Fifth Dimension sang it: “And love will guide the stars… Open up your heart and it will shine on you.” For kids like me, it was like a prayer then. Actually, it still is.

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    Personally I’m so thankful to have this community to keep me company as we move through whatever happens in this transitioning world, where it turns out that brnging Divine love into everyday life will take a bit more than a few hits off a reefer and a bunch of goofy dreams.

    I’m game to be human through it all, to use my mind and heart, to keep on learning about this world… and do my best to help… as a post-postmodern person with access to skills of deeper perception made practical.

  5. 5
    David B says:

    Thanks for sharing the story, Rose.

    It certainly has been just such an age as this blog attests.

  6. 6
    Meg says:


    I got “The New Strong” today. 🙂

    I was wondering which Divine Being
    did you co-create this book with?

  7. 7
    Meg says:

    Clock off by one hour.

  8. 8
    Kira says:

    I love the song, even though I’m Gen. X.

    My musical parody group used it as the grand finale song in Dune: the Soft Rock Musical, as “Age of Arrakis.” We told the story of Dune hippie-style; the fact that Spice, a major commodity driving the story, is essentially a strong drug is what inspired that. (It’s a drug that allows pilots to fold space with their minds, allowing interstellar travel.)

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    Kira says:

    Anyway, I think I’ve already mentioned that I love the name Age of Awakening, but in case I didn’t, I just did (again). 🙂

  10. 10

    DAVID B, “It certainly has been just such an age as this blog attests.” Once again, you get it.

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    MEG, although your curiosity is understandable, a person’s process of co-creating with the Divine is sacred and private.

    You could say, RES is at the opposite extreme of being a televangelist. 😉

    Glad you can start reading “THE NEW STRONG.” Yes, reading slowly is recommended.

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    KIRA, I’m so glad you love that name, “Age of Awakening.”

    Although that feels comfortable to me by now, it’s odd to remember how much anguish I went through over finding a name that resonated for me.

  13. 13
    Christine says:

    Lol. I knew sooner or later somebody was going to mention that song.

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    Isabella Cates says:

    And sorry you had such trouble coming up with the name, Rose. If it would have been Age of Aquarius, I would have learned to like it. 🙂

    “Age of Awakening” I don’t have to learn to like, though. Awesome phrase from the start. Plus I think it’s more accurate. It makes sense to me that you would come up with the name when it is actually happening.

    No matter how prepared we were before we incarnated this time, no matter how many plans we had, there are some things you can’t know or decide until they’re happening and you’re living it! On the ground, on the fly.

    Otherwise, why bother living? LOL.

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    Lilian says:

    Thanks for sharing Rose.

    With your techniques in The New Strong, and also using the empath skills, my own intuition is working much better.

    Doing the questioning technique in a disciplined way is getting more effective.

    Without them, the signal to noise (astral) ratio was getting far too high… I could feel it increasing over the years..

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