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From the Romance of the Astral into Self-Authority. A guest post from ISABELLE

Anyone can shift from loving The Romance of the Astral to a more human-based spirituality.

Anyone can shift from loving The Romance of the Astral… to living with a more human-based spirituality.

Each person’s human journey is so fascinating. Today Blog-Buddy ISABELLE shares the saga of her moving forward in human-based spirituality, celebrating her humanity and self-authority. I have added just headings, links, and the occasional edit for clarity.

Incidentally, you can learn about The Romance of the Astral from this earlier post.

For me, what was The Romance of the Astral?

Well, I had a very romantic relationship with the astral, and for a long time.

This lasted just until last year, when I felt so stuffed by all that astral-level “nutrition” (which I always had thought was healthy and important).

Self-authority, a guest post by Sandy

May self-authority light your way.

May self-authority light your way.

What does spiritual self-authority mean? Self-authority is one of the jewels in the crown of YOU. Because self-authority is how you know what matters to you, what is true for you.

Self-authority means your own heart and mind, your gut feelings and the rest of your emotional reactions as well.

Also included in self-authority are what physical sensations int the body tell you, plus common sense and worldly wisdom.

Many a new client has come to me with the popular New Age idea or religious ideal that, supposedly, there is an authentic self, a true self, a more Christ-like version of self, etc. And, supposedly, this must be consulted at all times.

Thanksgiving Celebration of the Really Great Miracles

Grateful for Thanksgivvukah, a season of miracles

American or not, you can make this Thanksgiving a great day to open your heart. Especially because today also coincides with Hanukkah, you might open your heart to miracles, too. Today has been called “Thanksgivukkah.”

Hanukah celebrates a miracle, the re-dedication of the holy Temple in Jerusalem following the Jewish victory over the Syrian-Greeks in 165 B.C.E. And, in particular, how one day’s worth of oil (required for the re-dedication) lasted for eight days.

If it weren’t for the American Jews, living in a Christian-dominated society, Hanukkah would be considered a minor holiday.  Judaism hinges on large, flashier miracles. The burning bush. Or the big Passover miracles, which include the sparing of first-born sons and the parting of the Red Sea.

You know what I give big thanks for on this Thanksgivukkah?

20 Daily Minutes of Technique Time, Tops. But How?

Taking photos of Debonair Bear, one of so many great activities that does NOT count as Technique Time

At a previous post, some very practical questions have been asked by Blog-Buddies. What does it really mean, practically, sticking to 20 Daily Minutes of Technique Time, tops?

Today let’s explore some of these questions, originating comments at 20 Minutes of Daily Technique Time vs. falling into spiritual addiction, again. A guest post by Madeline .

How can you do just 20 Minutes of Technique Time when learning energy healing?

In Comment 9, SUZ explained that she is receiving training at a form of energy healing. She asked:

“How am I going to learn this stuff if I don’t spend a bit of time with it? Soon as I learn it, I’ll back off, but don’t I have to practice? Some? Aaagghhh.”

First, congratulations on having enough of a sense of humor to write “Aaagghhhh.” Not to mention, excellent spehhlung.

Does New Age Have to Be Anti-Medicine? A Guest Post by HERMIONE

Finding your way humanly, medically

What a passionate — and important — conversation we have been having here lately about allopathic medicine, psychiatry, psychiatric medications, alternative healing and more. It began with a powerful guest post by DAVE, How Energetic Literacy helps me accept reality, a Guest Post by DAVE.

Here comes a contrasting viewpoint from HERMIONE. She is not just a savvy New Age Consumer but also, out of necessity, a health services consumer. Could the tough (and solitary) choices she’s making count as part of her personal path to Enlightenment?

Self-Authority vs. Skills, the Tricky Part

Skills matter

Skills fit together. Skills are buildable. And they produce reliable results.

A friend of mine belongs to a Mechanics Club. The guys get together, hang out, and fix their old cars. Through thick and thin, through broken gaskets and maxed-out mufflers, this club has persisted for decades.

The guys have stayed friends. Their classic cars still run, too.

These guys have skills.

What Is Householder Enlightenment? A fancy way to be codependent?

 

Enlightenment is not the apotheosis of codependency.

To put it another way, Householder Enlightenment does not mean being really, really good at anticipating needs of other people, then delivering it.

Let’s launch a new series of posts. From time to time, I would like to bring a fresh perspective on Householder Enlightenment.

Rose Rosetree's Aura Reading Movie Reviews

Aura reading movie reviews

Rose Rosetree, inviting you to enjoy this year’s aura reading movie reviews

Aura reading movie reviews — how does this Energy READING Coach do them? Energetic literacy has many practical uses. This one may not be so practical. But it will fascinate anyone seriously interested in acting.

Regrettably, this year we are already so close to the national broadcast of the Academy Awards. Unlike other years, I have not posted my typical half a dozen aura readings yet.

Fortunately, aura reading research can be done after the Oscars are given out. I still plan to do half a dozen this year, plus joyfully adding any guest posts done by you Blog-Buddies.

And tomorrow, promise, I will post #1 in the series of Aura Reading Movie Reviews for Oscar Nominees in 2013. Today, though, I want to supply some important context.

You see, Blog-Buddies, here’s what happened yesterday. I prepared the first of those excursions into Stage Three Energetic Literacy. I was getting ready to post it…

For this #1 of the series, I had chosen an actor at random from the set of Academy Award nominees, an actor I admire. Then I sailed into investigating his chakra databanks, comparing the actor as himself and then a still from the movie, with the actor in the Oscar-nominated role.

Well, the score of his Chakra Change Points wasn’t good. None of my findings about him were wonderful, neither how the actor is doing at this time in his life nor about his performance.

One of those uh-oh moments with Deeper Perception

How I hate that, when I wind up going counter-culture. It was depressing, framing a conclusion for this Aura Reading Movie Review.

Before posting this article, I shared the sad tidings of this aura reading research with a friend who advised me in so many words, “Don’t publish it, Rose. This is an acclaimed performance. Protect your own reputation, because publishing this could make YOU look bad.”

My immediate reaction? This human being FELT bad. Not that I feared hurting the mega-famous, adored actor. Gee, which of us is more rich and famous and influential?

Besides, I believed the truth of my aura reading research. Also I knew that, out of integrity, I would neither change the language of my findings nor suppress what I found.

Cult exiting, a guest post by Penny

 

Blog-Buddies, PENNY is the latest member of our Energy Spirituality community to share a story about her empowerment as an empath and a person. What did exiting a cult have to do with it? Read and marvel!

On this Valentine’s Day, I invite all you Blog-Buddies to take heart. Celebrate your spiritual growth, moving out STUFF with techniques like 12 Steps to Cut Cords of Attachment(R), filling up with what thrills your soul.

Is Eckankar a cult? A guest post by Michael Porter

A spirited conversation has emerged recently about cults, with fascinating comments from you Blog-Buddies about Cult Exiting and Deprogramming, How Energy Spirituality Can Help.  MICHAEL PORTER has given us a standout comment, brimming with thoughtful consideration.

As part of our conversation around the last post, in Comment 2, I referred you Blog-Buddies to a couple of posts from a couple of years ago, the Cult Recognition Quiz and then Cult Recognition Quiz — THE ANSWERS.