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Introducing RES to Friends. Effective Approaches.

Introducing RES to Friends. Sure, ring some bells to wake people up. Just do it gently.

Introducing RES to Friends. Suppose that you think RES 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 RES to friends.

“Sometimes it helps them more if I don’t mention RES.

“When I do say something about RES, 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 RES. 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 RES 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” RES. 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.

Introducing RES to Friends. Like, Literally, What to Call It

Clearly, RES is an acronym. Did you know? Some folks aren’t sure how to pronounce it.

In most of my YouTube videos, like this one, I introduce the name early on. Probably, then, you’ve heard me say it.

  • Please, call it “R. E. S.” Sounds like “Are EEE Esssss.”
  • Definitely not “Rezzzz.” Which means nothing, right?

Incidentally, why don’t I just call this system “Energy Spirituality”? Due to my wish to prevent copycats from claiming to offer the same thing. Which happens a lot with my work. As you may know. Weird but true.

Whereas “Rosetree Energy Spirituality” is one of the only topics at my website that’s unique. For instance, what if you search for it on at YouTube ? Amazingly you won’t find other people claiming to teach it. (Actually, that link I just gave you can bring up some good introductory RES videos on various topics. If you find one that suits a friend’s situation, you might text or email a link… and there’s your introduction.)

Incidentally, I’m cringingly aware that my videos are not fancy. At a glance, you can tell that I’ve never hired a professional to light me well. Or wore professional makeup (in contrast to what sometimes drips all around my eyes). As for the popular rapid-fire cartoon illustrations that are popular now — don’t expect to find them on my videos either.

Alternatively, if I were some Hay House author, I would get support to make better videos. Wow, “competing” with the big names in New Age! Except, as you might happen to know, I’m not a New Age teacher. So, I just do the best I can. As a matter of fact, “looking great” isn’t my life priority. Now, back to what is. As discussed in the rest of this post.

Then There’s SEAH, Our Other Popular Acronym

What if you want to talk about SEAH? Short for Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis®.That’s an RES specialty which has helped a lot of you.

  • Please pronounce it “S.E.A.H.”
  • Not “See ah.” Which, to me, means nothing. ” Besides, it comes close to “See ya.” This, as you may know, is already taken.

So just pronounce SEAH like any other letter-based acronym. Like how I do in this YouTube introduction.

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, RES 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. Usually opening up to 10 of the best articles on that RES specialty.

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 RES specialties.

All that said, now for specific situations, helping your friends.

Introducing RES 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! Yyou 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 RES 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 RES Energy READING. 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 RES 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 RES, 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, RES doesn’t need missionaries. Altogether different? If you volunteer to tell somebody you know a little something. Once. When appropriate.

Introducing RES 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 RES. Not everyone at this blog cares about that. Instead you might be interested in one of the other three major chunks: RES Energy READING, RES Energy HEALING, and the aforementioned Empath Empowerment. Choose whatever you like. You don’t have to be into everything here.

Introducing RES to Friends by Giving them One of My Books

Giving your friend one of my books can be such a powerful introduction to RES. 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:

  1. The NEW Power of Face Reading. A gentle introduction to deeper perception made practical!
  2. The New Strong. For people who feel stuck. Or folks who go to psychics. An especially for people who do a lot of work on themselves. Including energy healing.
  3. 30 Days to Empath Empowerment. Bet you can guess which friends that one is for.
  4. 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 RES?

RES 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.”

RES Isn’t for Everyone

Surprising or not? Even I know that RES 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 RES to any degree:

  1. They’re pretty awake inside. Spiritually awake.
  2. They think for themselves.
  3. 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 about RES. 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 Secret. 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 RES 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 RES 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 RES, 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 RES.

And thanks, HOLLY, for inspiring today’s blog post.

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  1. 1
    Kylie says:

    What a very helpful post Rose. I stopped talking about RES to people after recommending it to 4 different friends who all fell into the camp of your gushing Gladys.

    I think that all of those friends are in spiritual addiction, or extreme spiritual addiction now. One friend seemed to appreciate her session, but booked a session with a medium the very next week!

  2. 2
    Kylie says:

    Another friend said, “But I want to get rid of my ego, how can RES help with that?”

  3. 3
    Kylie says:

    Many others I have not brought it up to, because I know they could not afford sessions of personal growth or would not be willing to spend money on personal growth.

  4. 4
    Kylie says:

    But the approach in this blog is much more nuanced and makes me realize that it doesn’t have to be an either/or situation–don’t ever bring it up, or always bring it up.

    But do speak up in appropriate ways, when asked.

  5. 5
    Holly says:

    Hi Rose,

    Thank you for this blog post! It is very helpful!

  6. 6
    Holly says:

    I don’t introduce RES to everyone.

    When I do share, I have higher expectations about follow through.

  7. 7
    Holly says:

    I have a similar story to the one you told about Gladys, the Reiki practitioner.

    I gave “The New Strong” as a gift. I was told the book was read very carefully. Then I find out the reader went to see a psychic. It’s like I gave the wrong book!

  8. 8
    Brittany says:

    My favorite way of introducing RES to others is gifting “The New Strong.”

    Thanks for the other ideas, too!

  9. 9
    Lindsey Lorant says:

    This really helpful to me Rose! Love the stories in the comments too.

    Lol! I can relate to all of them!

  10. 10

    Thanks so much for all these shares. And I have a hunch we’ve got more to come.

  11. 11
    Ethan says:

    Thank you Rose. I also do not speak of RES often but one person who has seen my growth said “Hey-whatever you are doing it is really working and I’m interested”.

    So-a future client perhaps! But that is the only person in many years. I am so just so grateful I found RES.

  12. 12
    ATHENA says:

    Everyone around me thinks I’m crazy for not being as Christian as they would like. Anything energy is from the devil according to them.

    So i don’t bother. Hopefully my improved life would lead them to ask questions.

  13. 13
    Olivia Swan says:

    I always take my time in choosing the most effective approach to mentioning RES to friends. I make my case. I answer any questions, offer to send a link, and then I drop it.

    It has been mentioned and they know where to find me if they ever have questions. When I see a possibility that someone might be open to it, I always have the hope that they will explore it more.

  14. 14
    Rose says:

    ATHENA, have I mentioned lately how proud I am of you?

    You continue growing in your own way, regardless of social pressure. And I do agree with the wisdom you expressed about your own progress being a motivator… for those who are interested, when and if they are interested.

  15. 15
    Rose says:

    OLIVIA SWAN, so beautifully put. Thank you.

  16. 16
    Kylie says:

    Also, I once made a big mistake, by talking about RES with an ex-supervisor from work, who had become a friend and was having trouble with her ex.

    She lived far away so our relationship was through email.

  17. 17
    Kylie says:

    I emailed her suggesting she might try a session of RES to help move on from that very difficult relationship and she never wrote me again.

  18. 18
    Kylie says:

    Later I needed a work reference but didn’t dare list her.

    So, after that experience I realized it is really not smart to talk about RES with coworkers or supervisors or even ex-supervisors!

  19. 19
    Rose says:

    KYLIE, what wonderful shares!

    Thank you for all this.

  20. 20
    Liane says:

    It’s wasn’t easy at first, keeping mostly quiet about RES.

    Actually, back then, I didn’t call it RES. It was Rose Rosetree’s blog and books.

  21. 21
    Liane says:

    One woman I shared The New Strong with thought it was an invitation to share ‘tapping’ with me.

    Another I gave The New Strong to hasn’t commented one way or the other.

  22. 22
    Liane says:

    The third person I gave The New Strong to said she didn’t understand it.

    I followed up by giving her The New Power of Face Reading. She is enjoying this new way of seeing people.

  23. 23
    Liane says:

    I talk quite a bit about RES to my husband, he does his best to politely listen – asking questions when something doesn’t quite sit right.

  24. 24
    Liane says:

    The more I deeply understand about RES, the more I choose to keep it to myself.

    Not like it’s a guarded secret, more like it’s my treasure. For me to decide when (and with whom) to share a golden nugget. No longer feeling the need to blab it to everyone.

  25. 25
    Graham says:

    One observation of mine: it seems to me that people are either hungry for RES, take it up eagerly and don’t look back (probably a relatively small number of people) – or they are simply not ready/not interested.

  26. 26
    Graham says:

    It seems rare to find people who are “quite” interested or “a little bit” interested.

    In my opinion, this distinguishes RES from conventional New Age practices that people can stroll into and then stroll away again – dabbling, without committing.

  27. 27
    Graham says:

    In that respect, for every 100 people who are introduced to RES, possibly only one of them will seize upon it.

  28. 28

    GRAHAM, astute as always.

    Of course, there’s no pressure for any of us to give more than one short invitation to anybody. Thank goodness, with RES there’s no fear like, “But I’ve got to get him interested. If Joe doesn’t believe there are such things as chakra databanks, he’s goin’ to Hell.”

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