Ten Questions with Rose Rosetree

1. Congratulations on your new book, Cut Cords of Attachment: How to Heal Yourself and Others with Energy Spirituality. What made you decide to write it?
Since 1986, I have been cutting cords of attachment for clients, as part of my work with Energy Spirituality. Although the idea of cutting cords has become increasingly popular in certain circles, skill is often lacking. This is my polite understatement.

Really pathetic stories have come to me from clients, like “I have to keep cutting that cord to my mother” as though this were some kind of New Age manicure technique. Actually, I share some of the wilder stories like this in the first chapter, the one about quality control. Of course it’s appealing to cut cords, once you know what this can do for a person, but I believe it’s important to get skills.

Writing a book always teaches me a lot, as I move in the flow. In this book, the surprises for me include explaining how to read as many as 50 different databanks of information in every chakra you investigate, and a truly informative technique for reading auras through body parts like your butt. Preview the book here

2. What are cords of attachment exactly?
When you have an important relationship with someone, like a parent or lover, toxic energy patterns can be encoded. Usually these will last for the rest of your life, even if you don’t have contact any more, or the other person “dies.”

To do a quality job of cutting cords, so the healing is permanent, part of the job involves validating that pattern within a cord. Last night I did a phone session (most of my sessions are phoners) where the client’s cord to her mother included these patterns:

“You’re wrong to express yourself. I know what you should say, as my daughter. I’m not interested in hearing anything else.”
“No man will ever want you if you act the way you do.”
“So… my job as your daughter is to anticipate your every mood.”
Imagine the impact of having patterns like these circulate through your subconscious mind 24/7.

That’s exactly what cords do, unless they can be removed. I have had clients tell me they struggled for years, sometimes decades, “working on their issues,” until healing came through the simple act of cutting a cord.

3. What exactly does cutting cords do for a person?
Cutting cords helps you to be yourself without the distortion of toxic energy flows with other people. Subconsciously, you could be getting a ton of somebody else’s anger. Or the person on the other end of your cord could be draining your sexual energy. There are many revolting possibilities. But the good part is that cords like these can be removed, freeing you up.

The method I developed, 12 Steps to Cut Cords of Attachment™, permanently stops these toxic energy flows without hurting the other person in any way.

One of my favorite examples is what happened with K., who had been sexually abused as a girl. She didn’t want to be a victim. She went through loads of therapy and did everything else she could in order to stop having that old memory dominate her life. Nothing worked until—well, you guessed it.

What I’d say is that all the psychological work she had done brought insight, but essentially it only could help her to repackage the distress. Cutting the cord stopped the old energy pattern from repeating within her. Cords are real structures, on the level of someone’s aura. Removing them is a form of psychic-level surgery.

And you might be amazed how big a difference it makes, stopping that kind of toxic flow. We keep the spiritual ties of unconditional love, of course. Cords of attachment are completely separate, and it’s a privilege to help remove them.

4. Tell us about Energy Spirituality. Why haven’t I heard that term before?
You’re being kind, Rebecca. You know I invented the term, right? It flowed out of the same energy as writing Cut Cords of Attachment. Healing at the level of chi, or aura, or life force energy—that is a really 21st century approach to holistic healing. Today the average spiritual seeker has deeper perception than was available previously. Even though it doesn’t always seem that way, humankind is evolving!

While there have always been holistic forms of healing, they haven’t necessarily required consciously paying attention with really deep perception. But consider some relatively recent energy-healing modalities:

Energy Medicine, a term developed by my friend Donna Eden, has the physical body as the point of entry for healing. Examples are her techniques, Healing Touch, Pranic Healing, Bio-Energetics.
Energy Psychology, a term developed by Gary Craig and David Feinstein, involves using the mind as the point of entry for healing. Emotional Freedom Technique is the most famous form of Energy Psychology. Other examples are EMDR, Holographic Repatterning, Past-Life Regression Therapy.
By contrast, Energy Spirituality has the aura as the point of entry for healing.

I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if many readers of Magical Buffet are involved in some form of energy transformation work, and I’d be interested in whether you would define it in terms of one of these three forms of energy transformation.

5. Now, are you psychic, or are these learned skills, or both?
I consider myself a spiritual teacher rather than a psychic. Deeper perception, with face reading, aura reading, empathic merges (all the various techniques I teach and write books about)—they aren’t really flashy. Instead, they work just like holding up a magnifying glass to reality. So anyone can learn to do any of them.

Now, some people do have ultra-strong psychic abilities, and if that is part of your gift set, by reading my books, you would become a psychic face reader, psychic aura reader, psychic empath.

The whole idea of “learned skills” is very interesting to me, Rebecca. One of my biggest discoveries in the metaphysical area involves how everybody has a distinctive “gift set” for perception. This is in contrast to a “skill set” that you can learn.

A big problem with how aura reading is usually taught is that most experts assume that the only gift set worth having is their particular kind of clairvoyance. So students are taught to practice skills that relate to using this ability. Well most people don’t have that particular gift. No wonder, then, that trying this approach to aura reading brings very limited success!

In Aura Reading Through All Your Senses, I describe 12 different gifts, only one of which is universal. Then I supply loads of techniques to match them, so that people can develop the learned skills that really work. I spent 6 ½ years writing that book, and a lot of that time I was refining my counter-culture discoveries about gift sets.

In Cut Cords of Attachment, I took that concept further and explained more clearly than before what gift sets are, the unfortunate myths surrounding them, and how to appreciate and use what you’ve got. It is so important to honor what the Goddess gave you!

6. Stephen Colbert talked about/poked fun at you on “The Colbert Report”. How cool was that?
I just loved it. I’ve saved the link

Also, if you email me (rose@rose-rosetree.com.), I can send you the original readings I did of him and Jon Stewart for the Chicago Sun-Times.

7. In November you will be traveling to Japan to do workshops. How did this trip come about?
It was a natural follow-up to my teaching trips there #1-4. VOICE is a seminar company that sponsors Western teachers to give seminars. Japanese students have a real affinity for the kind of work I do and, in fact, Empowered by Empathy has been published in a Japanese edition.

Going to Japan for the fifth time this November, I’ll be teaching in Osaka for a week, as well as three weeks in Tokyo. Big honor!

Teaching there, and doing sessions (always with an interpreter provided by VOICE), I feel both a great affinity to the Japanese sensibility and my utter, enormous ignorance about Japanese society, language, etc. Here’s just one example. In one of my workshops, I needed an analogy to a concept, so I talked about how you might wet a washcloth and wipe your face with that.

Well, what I didn’t learn until later was that it’s common for Japanese people to carry around a personal washcloth. But it isn’t for face washing. It’s because you can’t always count on toilet paper.

BTW, in Japan they have three different types of toilet: A hole in the ground kind of setup, good for exercising one’s squat muscles; the kind of toilet you have in your home; and super-high tech toilets with buttons to warm the seat, squirt various parts of your bottom, etc. These are hysterically funny, kind of an amusement park for hindquarters. And the only thing funnier about them is imagining what it was like to be involved in the research, bringing the product to market.

8. What is one thing that you wish everybody, everywhere knew?
Besides the three kinds of Japanese toilets? How to honor your personal gift set for deeper perception.

By “honor,” I mean find out which gifts you’ve got and then find ways to use them to read people deeper. Miracles can result. Joy certainly does.

9. What is “Deeper Perception Made Practical”?
Thank you, thank you, Rebecca for mentioning the name of my blog, which is at www.rose-rosetree.com/blog. This is my way to interact with people who have questions, cool stories and wisdom to share. On the blog, I do short face readings or aura readings of people in the news, or sometimes empathic merges. Plus, I have started writing quizzes for the first time. I think they’re enormously funny, like the one I posted yesterday “Read My (Upper) Cheeks.” Let me know what you think!

10. Parting shot! Ask us here at The Magical Buffet any one question?
What story can you share about how you read life deeper?

I don’t really feel I have a story to share here. I don’t know if I really read life deeper. I made the realization that people really are all the same, which is what led me to creating The Magical Buffet, and to meeting the varied group of individuals that I proudly call my friends.

About Rose Rosetree
Rose offers Aura Reading Intensives, using her distinctive method of Aura Reading Through All Your Senses™. She has over 100,000 books in print, including “The Power of Face Reading,” and “Empowered by Empathy.” One title has become a bestseller in Germany; in America, two were selections of One Spirit Book Club.

At Rose Rosetree’s website, you’ll also find free articles, FAQ’s, and practical ways to use Deeper Perception to make life better. Sign up for “Read Life Deeper,” her free monthly zine with face and aura readings of people in the news, at www.rose-rosetree.com.

You can order Rose’s books at www.rose-rosetree.com. or call toll-free 800-345-6665. To arrange an interview or an appointment for a personal session, call 703-450-9514 or email mitch@rose-rosetree.com.