The Conflict of Ego

Awareness is aware of itself both globally and at every point within itself. It is simultaneously fully aware and collapsing to a point at every point. And further, that point is expanding back out again in every moment. This collapsing and expanding in every moment is the very breath of life. Our natural growth process reflects this too. We collapse into a point of apparent individuality and then expand back out again in enlightenment.

From the perspective of a body or person, we experience from one of those points. The intellect then distinguishes here from there and the I-sense arises. … Continue Reading…

Our Gifts

I’ve written several articles about Empath gifts, primarily because of the importance of being aware of them and getting skilled. This is because it can make a huge difference in quality of life, self-understanding, and spiritual growth when we stop taking on others burdens.

But it’s also useful to understand that while only 1 in 20 people are an empath, we are all born with gifts. And it can certainly be useful to discover the gifts we have.

Plus, even among people with the same gifts, others expression will differ from ours. Not all animal empaths experience the same … Continue Reading…

The Empowered Empath

There are spiritual approaches that encourage you to ignore your person, perhaps saying that the body-mind or ego is an illusion. This can indeed be the experience at certain points on the journey. But this is just a phase. To properly integrate spiritual progress and function in the world, avoiding or ignoring our humanity is a mistake. It can lead us to get caught in avoidance routines or fail to recognize when we’re getting deluded. I’ve seen several teachers fall into this trap.

The issue is not the ego nor the humanity but our attachment to them. We want to … Continue Reading…

Oneness vs Oneness

I’ve written before about how the world is structured in layers (koshas). Our experience is the same way. We have thoughts, emotions, sensations, sensory input, and so forth. Certainly these experiences are intertwined but it can be useful to distinguish them for some things.

Another set of distinctions I’ve written about are Empath gifts and Unity.

Unity is a stage of development in consciousness where we recognize the consciousness within is also in the world. We then naturally and progressively experience and recognize everything as myself – in consciousness. This is a process that naturally unfolds through … Continue Reading…

15 Stages of Energetic Literacy

Being a consciousness geek, I’m fascinated by ways of mapping developmental progress. As I’ve mentioned elsewhere here, the development of higher stages of human potential is both in consciousness and in clarity. One of the features of clarity is what might be called refined perception or “inner sight”. In the summer of 2014, I wrote an article on the 3 stages of energetic literacy Rose Rosetree had described, supplemented with 2 more she had begun to speak about.

Recently, Rose published a new list of 15 Stages – her current working model. Stage 4 … Continue Reading…

Empath and Unity

In a forum I mentioned the distinction between Empath gifts and Unity Consciousness. I was asked to clarify further. I updated the response here.

An empath will experience one or more ways of what it’s like to be another person, depending on their empath gifts. It may be someone’s physical sensations, their emotions, or their thinking tone, etc. They won’t experience all of what that person experiences – just those aspects they have gifts for. And it will only be to the degree of their skill, intention, clarity, and so forth. Mainly they pick … Continue Reading…

Healing Everything – Part 3 of 3

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– More Specific Issues

Much of the above helps us improve the general tone of our lives but some knots or blocks are more pernicious. After our practice, we step back into the world and the old habits re-engage, reinforcing the momentum of the past. These are the sprouted seeds of karma.

Rose recently listed 15 ways we may store issues in our mental and emotional energy that will affect our health, clarity, and quality of life. The list has been growing.

The types of … Continue Reading…

Empath Empowerment

As we’re in the energy age, it should be no surprise that there is a major rise in the presence of energy healing. You’ll now find energy medicine, energy psychology, and energy spirituality. Even a bit of it in formal medical settings. Energy is the flow that gives rise to the forms of our experience. Thus, being able to heal energetically can correct causal issues that effect both quality of life and spiritual progress.

What that arena has tended to be missing is energetic literacy. That is, Continue Reading…

Aura Reading

Over the years on this blog I’ve talked about refined perception, the koshas or auras, and other aspects of our energetic nature. Recently I’ve been talking some about Rose Rosetree and chakra databanks. This is a new and more applied exploration.

I’ve been reading several of her books. In this article I’ll be talking about 2 of them: Aura Reading Through ALL Your Senses and Read People Deeper.

Rose recommended I read Read People first but I’d already found Aura Reading Continue Reading…