Introducing Energy Spirituality to Friends. Suppose that you think Energy Spirituality could really help a friend of yours. What’s an effective way to speak up?
Today’s post was prompted by a comment yesterday. Articulate Blog-Buddy HOLLY wrote, here, about finding it difficult. Yes, articulate HOLLY found it hard, introducing Energy Spirituality to friends.
“Sometimes it helps them more if I don’t mention Energy Spirituality.
“When I do say something about Energy Spirituality, they think that is validation for what they heard from “people with gifts” or “people who see ghosts”. Then they go even deeper down that path.”
Yowza! And Uh-Oh!
Reading this yesterday, I realized something kind of embarrassing. Never have I written a single post about effective ways to talk about Energy Spirituality. Even though it’s a set of Really Effective Skills. And it could help people to know about them.
Well today’s the day. My first attempt since founding Energy Spirituality in 1986. ‘Bout time!
Different situations call for different approaches. Today I’ll list some that occur to me. By all means, comment with questions about other situations. Or stories. Or, even worries.
Fact is, I’m a work horse. Not a show horse. A teacher, not a salesman.
Undoubtedly many people could do better than me at “selling” Energy Spirituality. But ironically or not… I’m the one who stumbled into founding this field, one chunk at a time. Helping one person at a time. On that basis, I’ve developed ways to educate people about this set of resources. And that’s what I’ll share with you here.
Some of you Blog-Buddies might have much better ideas than what follows in this post. Feel free to share them.
An Excellent Resource for Newbies… That You Probably Don’t Know Exists
Blog-Buddies, you do know you can search on all the blog categories, right? A great way to learn about all the distinctive specialties here! Simply use the right column and scroll down. And then, next to the bottom, you’ll find CATEGORIES.
Which of these categories do I have in mind now? The category called Start Here, Energy Spirituality Newbies. Right now, you can use this link to open up that introductory selection of articles.
Yes, each is designed to give an oomphy introduction.
Alternatively, an even simpler general set of intros comes up when you simply click on ABOUT . (Where’s that heading? At the top menu.)
Nested within ABOUT are introductions to all the main Energy Spirituality specialties.
All that said, now for specific situations, helping your friends.
Introducing Energy Spirituality to Friends Who Are Spaced Out
Let’s start here because this is what concerned HOLLY. Most of us know people — people we care about — who are living in spiritual addiction. Hardly unusual! You may be aware. I’ve estimated the percentage at 40% of the U.S. population.
Never, never, never bring up your worries about how friends and family members are doing regarding their consciousness lifestyle. Technically, that’s called “None of your business.” Instead, wait until Spaced out Joe (or whoever) complains about things like:
- I feel stuck, even though I meditate for eight hours a day. Does that ever happen to you?
- Or I’ve started to feel detached from everyone. Do you think that’s a good thing?
- Or else, I’ve started to panic inside. And a lot of my meditation friends tell me they feel anxious all the time.
Golden opportunity! You might say, “I limit my personal development work to 20 minutes a day. It works really well for me. If you like, I can send you some links about that.”
Follow up, of course. Search on topics here like “Technique Time.” and “Spiritual Addiction.” Choose a few articles and send them.
End of conversation. Unless your friend asks follow up questions…
Introducing Energy Spirituality to Friends Pursuing Psychic Development
What if somebody offers to give you a reading? Or recommends that you see her favorite psychic?
You can decline, saying, “I already have a path for personal growth.”
A different opening comes if somebody complains about feeling stuck, etc.
What then? Maybe talk about how you’ve benefited from a session of Energy Spirituality Energy HEALING. Tell an inspiring story, if you have one. Or just say that you’ve found an alternative to readings that you like better.
Stop there. Answer follow-up questions, if any.
Introducing Energy Spirituality to Friends Who Talk about “Empath“
Oh Lordy, it’s such a mess, how many people talk now about being an empath. All that victim talk. Or equating empath with being an intuitive or psychic.
And, no, you don’t have to personally be an empath in order to seize this chance to help friends.
Ask them, “Do you know about Empath Empowerment®?” Or, maybe, say that you know America’s most experienced empath coach. (Because you do.)
Answer questions, if any. Share a story, if you have one. As always in talking about Energy Spirituality, don’t push.
Teaching tale: Once I went to an event at my friend Josephine’s Lutheran church. Driving back home I passed a large sign. Positioned so you’d only see it after leaving the church. That sign read:
“The missionary field starts here.”
First, I cringed. Then I thought, “That sure explains a lot about Josephine.” 😉
By contrast, Energy Spirituality doesn’t need missionaries. Altogether different? If you volunteer to tell somebody you know a little something. Once. When appropriate.
Introducing Energy Spirituality to Enlightenment Seekers
Find your opportunity, depending upon the conversation. Then choose one thing to say. Such as, “I’ve found an Enlightenment Coach who really inspires me.”
Also, it might be fun to ask, “Have you ever heard of the Enlightenment Life List? You can get a free aura reading of your teacher/guru/spiritual adviser/etc.” Maybe that would be helpful.
Definitely don’t recommend our super-controversial, recent set of six blog posts, culminating with this one. Unless your friend is expressing frustration with not getting the results promised by his meditation teacher….
Note: Only talk about Enlightenment if you like that part of Energy Spirituality. Not everyone at this blog cares about that. Instead you might be interested in one of the other three major chunks: Energy Spirituality Energy READING, Energy Spirituality Energy HEALING, and the aforementioned Empath Empowerment. Choose whatever you like. You don’t have to be into everything here.
Introducing Energy Spirituality to Friends by Giving them One of My Books
Giving your friend one of my books can be such a powerful introduction to Energy Spirituality. Wrap it up a little. Or place in one of today’s cute gift bags.
Birthday present. Christmas present. “I thought you might like this” present.
Best general choices are:
- The NEW Power of Face Reading. A gentle introduction to deeper perception made practical!
- The New Strong. For people who feel stuck. Or folks who go to psychics. And especially for people who do a lot of work on themselves. Including energy healing.
- 30 Days to Empath Empowerment. Bet you can guess which friends that one is for.
- Bigger than All the Night Sky. My memoir for people who are spiritual but not religious. Also, for Baby Boomers who are spiritual seekers.
Plus, whatever appeals to you!
How to Answer the Question, “What Is Energy Spirituality?“
Energy Spirituality helps people grow emotionally and spiritually, using energy-based techniques that work now.
If anybody asks you about that Now… Now, of course, means “In The Age of Awakening.”
Energy SpiritualityIsn’t for Everyone
Surprising or not? Even I know that Energy Spirituality isn’t for everyone. I don’t mean to brag about you. (Or about me.) But here’s what I’ve learned about people who pursue Energy Spirituality to any degree:
- They’re pretty awake inside. Spiritually awake.
- They think for themselves.
- Truth matters to them more than “Everyone does it.”
Don’t take it personally if people don’t follow up on your invitation to learn more. Some will follow up right away. Others may follow up later. By not acting obnoxious or pushy, people will remember what you’ve said in a positive way. Plus, there’s the eloquence of your auric modeling. 🙂
As a kind of inoculation, here’s a teaching tale about folks who don’t get it. Several years ago I gave a public library talk on Face Reading Secrets®. It was a lively hour. I gave participants my very best. After everyone else left, Gladys remained. She sidled over to me with a smug look on her face and said, “I know all about what you do. You see, I do Reiki.” Then she gushed, “All of us are doing the same thing, aren’t we? It’s so wonderful.”
Actually, we’re not all doing the same thing. Some people can appreciate that. Others can’t.
When they can’t understand this? Not your bad.
More like introducing folks to Energy Spirituality is a sweet opportunity. You know: A few soft words from you might help to change somebody else’s life for the better.
Those who do respond with interest to your introduction? They’ll inspire you.
Besides it helps to know, many Energy Spirituality clients, students, and book readers have gained a lot. And even gone public about it, such as here. If it takes media interviews to make you feel bold about going public about Energy Spirituality, I have done over 1,000 of them. You’ll find some cool quotes at this part of my website.
Thank you so much for spreading the word about Energy Spirituality.
And thanks, HOLLY, for inspiring today’s blog post.