Enlightenment Life List


Rose Rosetree's Enlightenment Life List
Enlightenment Life List — Read This And Be Inspired

Enlightenment Life List — sure, why not? Just as birdwatchers keep a life list of exotic birds they have spotted, I have begun a list.

Granted, this is just Rose Rosetree’s personal Enlightenment Life List. Mine contains names of people whom I consider to have moved into  Enlightenment. Not because they are famous or pretty or talented or otherwise amazing as human beings. As a teacher of energetic literacy, and also an Enlightenment coach, I research Enlightenment and what it means to me.

Here’s a YouTube where I aim to explain the basics about my personal Enlightenment Life List. This video was created in June 2016.

This post contains my running list, begun on Sunday, July 18, 2010. These posts can help you keep track before nominating:

  1. A YouTube Explanation of Why I Maintain this List
  2. Discerning Enlightenment
  3. Enlightenment Nominees
  4. Alphabetical Enlightenment List
  5. Moving into Enlightenment, Helped by Rosetree Energy Spirituality

Rose Rosetree’s Official Enlightenment Life List

Big disclaimer:  What does it mean when I note that a person’s state of consciousness qualifies as living in Enlightenment? Is it an endorsement of that person’s healing services, meditation techniques, or other work? Definitely not. Use your Post-New-Age consumer smarts. Please!

Also note *** I’ve put an asterisk *** by the names of those on the list I have personally met or talked to by phone. “Darshan” is the traditional name for being in the physical presence of a person who lives in Enlightenment. Being an English speaker, I call it “auric modeling.”

  1. Teacher Paramahansa Yogananda
  2. Teacher Maharishi Mahesh Yogi*
  3. Composer and concert pianist Jeffrey Chappell* If you have the audiobook edition of “Empowered by Empathy,” you have heard Jeffrey playing the chimes. This composition and performance was a gift to me for that book, typical of his generosity. Jeffrey is also the author of “Answers from Silence,” a pioneering book about attaining Enlightenment.
  4. Aetherius Society founder Dr. George King
  5. Mystic and teacher Cynthia Lane,* who offers inspiration and assistance through her website, www.FirstLightTransformations.com
  6. Minister and writer Mary Ellen Flora* with her website at http://maryellenflora.com/
  7. Philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurthy
  8. Another Indian philosopher, Uppaluri Gopala Krishnamurti
  9. Futurist and architect Buckminster Fuller
  10. Novelist Hermann Hesse
  11. Client from an ashram in India*
  12. Actor Kevin Kline
  13. Writer and teacher, Shakta Kaur Khalsa* is a leader in the tradition of Kundalini Yoga. See her website Spirit Voyage.
  14. Actress Meryl Streep
  15. Entrepreneur Bill Gates
  16. Entrepreneur Warren Buffett
  17. Healer and teacher, motorcycle rider, Judy Lavine* (www.judylavine.com)
  18. IKEA Founder Ingvar Kamprad. (He was profiled, along with other mega-successful businesspeople, in Magnetize Money with Energetic Literacy.)
  19. Psychiatrist at UVA, read for Blog-Buddy ANITA CHU, who later was named to this Enlightenment Life List.
  20. World teacher and healer Sai Baba
  21. Yogi Vivekananda
  22. Yogi Ramakrishna
  23. Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin
  24. Businessman Edward C. Johnson
  25. Real estate tycoon Donald Bren
  26. Writer Emmet Fox
  27. Teacher and writer Michael Tamura*
  28. Teacher Raphaelle Tamura*, yes that is our first husband-and-wife team on our Enlightenment Life List.
  29. Actor Helen Mirren
  30. Actor George Clooney
  31. Teacher and writer Karen Maezen Miller
  32. Yogi Kripalu Mahraj. The photo was supplied by Blog-Buddy JEAN in Comment 735.
  33. Mystic and activist Amma* (a.k.a. The Hugging Saint)
  34. Spiritual teacher and author Gangaji
  35. Spiritual writer and teacher Ram Dass*
  36. Leader within Transcendental Meditation, and Maharishi’s first initiate in America,  Charlie Lutes*
  37. TM author and pioneer, Helena Olson*.
  38. Swami Satchitananda*
  39. Singer James Taylor
  40. Songwriter and singer Carole King
  41. Kundalini Yoga teacher Yogi Bhajan
  42. Sidha Yoga founder Swami Muktananda
  43. Sidha Yoga teacher (and successor to Sri Muktananda) Gurumayi
  44. Yogi Bhagawan Nityananda (teacher to Swami Muktananda)
  45. Swami Brahmananda Saraswati,  Shankaracharya of Jyotirmath (and guru to my one-time guru, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)
  46. Hypnosis educator Dr. Richard Harte* (Added July 28. I’m going through the quarterly Journal of Hypnotism published by the National Guild of Hypnotists. It comes complete with photos. I had forgotten about amazing Dr. Harte.)
  47. Hypnosis educator Patricia MacIsaac*.
  48. Spiritual facilitator Susan Scolastico.*
  49. Star essence, flower and garden essence creator and all around bon vivant, Star Riparetti. http://www.starfloweressences.com (Added August 2, 2010.)
  50. Bottler of star essences for Star Riparetti, Arielle Christner. See her photo here: http://www.starfloweressences.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=68&Itemid=109
  51. Aanjelae Rhoads, now manager of Star Essences, also pictured on Star Riparetti’s website.
  52. Diane Jarvi, also part of the management team put together by Star Riparetti. Wowee, what a group this is! Her photo, too, is at http://www.starfloweressences.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=68&Itemid=109 .
  53. Karen Robinson* has hosted radio interviews with her husband Chuck. Recently (12-15-12) I haven’t been able to find a link that works for her. If you find one, just comment below or email me at roseatrose-rosetree.com.
  54. Shamanic Healer Nah Kin was added August 9. You’ll find anAura Reading post devoted to her here.
  55. Shamanic Healer Hi-Ah Park. Another great find from Blog-Buddy Karin, like the previous great one on this Enlightenment Life List.
  56. Healer Hannes Jacob, also nominated by Karin for a healer’s contest. Way to go, Karin! Not to mention Herr Jacob!
  57. The Dalai Lama*, added August 16, courtesy of Brenda. His website is http://www.dalailama.com/
  58. N. R. Narayana Murthy is an Indian businessman, software engineer and the founder of Infosys Technologies, a consulting and IT services company based in India. For a Wikipedia entry on this remarkable man, click here. Added August 20, 2010.
  59. The guru Swami Chinmayananda, not to be confused with H.H. Tejomayananda, his successor.” See Comment 51 below.
  60. Jamie Sams, First Nation shaman, is a writer for HarperCollins as well as a practicing healer.
  61. Thich Nhat Hanh (pronounced Tick-Naught-Han) is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk. Added September 14, 2010, courtesy of Blog-Buddy SUZANNE and Comment #72.
  62. Dennis Adams, master healer. Here is his website, complete with a rare testimonial from the late Yogi Bhajan: http://dennisadamsmasterhealer.com/ Thanks, Blog-Buddy BRENDA, for your nomination.
  63. Sound healer Chris Rials-Seitz.
  64. Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO. “Hseih” is pronounced “Shay.” Blog-Buddy BRENDA nominated him, too.
  65. Metteyya Sakyaputta, a Buddhist monk, nominated by Blog-Buddy JORDAN.
  66. A Buddhist nun, Bhaddhamanika, was also nominated by Blog-Buddy JORDAN.
  67. Poet Jane Hirshfield, another nomination from Blog-Buddy JORDAN.
  68. Lauren Jubelirer, Shamanic Astrologer, Director of Certification and Teacher Training Program of SAMS.
  69. Paramahamsa Hariharananda, one of the saints from the lineage of Kriya Yoga, proposed by Blog-Buddy RENEE.
  70. Sri Yukteswar (Paramahansa Yogananda’s guru) was added 11/21/10, thanks to nomination by Jordan. Way to go, Jordan! Let’s add “popera icon” Josh Groban.
  71. Sri Bhagavan is one of the global visionaries behind The Oneness Phenomenon.
  72. Gregg Braden, a spiritual teacher nominated by HEATHER.
  73. Caroline Myss, a metaphysical writer and former medical intuitive. GRACE nominated her, and this update was done on 11/30/10.
  74. Arnaud Desjardins, French spiritual teacher, proposed by YAN.
  75. Ma Anandamayi, the Hindu saint, was also proposed by YAN.
  76. Dilgo Khyentse, Tibetan Rinpoche. Can’t spell it. Or pronounce it. But I sure can read this guy’s aura and wow! Another one for the Enlightenment Life List proposed by YAN.
  77. Kangyur Rinpoche, Tibetan Rinpoche, proposed by — you guessed it — YAN.
  78. Singer Tony Bennett was proposed by Grace and added on 12/12/10.
  79. Bridge player Sharon Osberg, proposed by Grace. (Actually there’s more to her, even, than the bridge playing. The link provided here can introduce you properly.)
  80. Rig Veda Pundit Brahmarishi Deverath.*
  81. Alan Watts, who popularized Buddhism in America
  82. Thomas Merton, another fabulous writer, and a Trappist monk
  83. Simcha Krause, author of Hey Waiter… There’s God in My Soup!: Learning Kabbalah Through Humor.
  84. Yoga great BKS Iyengar was nominated by Marcia and added to this list on February 8, 2011. Incidentally, you face readers may get a huge thrill from checking out this man’s Mark of Devotion — perhaps the most VERY magnificent one I ever have seen.
  85. Hooray, we are finally up to 100 on this Enlightenment Life List. Thanks to Anonymous we have the nomination of Winfried Noé, a noted European astrologer. Edited April 19, 2011.
  86. Billy Crystal, nominated by Grace W., is so very ready for the Enlightenment Life List. Comedian, movie star, and all-around mensch, yes! Billy is doing just fine!
  87. Gustavo Dudamel, added June 8, 2011, is such an amazing conductor, he has been called “The future of classical music.”
  88. Yusuf Islam, once called Cat Stevens, added June 9, 2011. Thanks to Elaine for reminding me to add him! See her Comment 50 to a thread about marijuana.
  89. Joanna Cherry, a spiritual teacher who is a minister for Teaching of the Inner Christ. Added June 29, 2011.
  90. LeRoy Malouf,* a healer and teacher. Small note, I know that many of you Blog-Buddies search this list for researching people’s auras, using techniques of Energetic Literacy.
  91. Joel Goldsmith, another spiritual teacher and renowned writer.
  92. Larry Dossey, M.D., one more courageous, eminent writer and teacher, added June 30, 2011
  93. Nancy Clark, Ph.D.,*, a healer, teacher, and writer I know from working for VOICE in Japan.
  94. Amma Sri Kuranamayi, a hugging saint proposed by JORDAN in Comment 460, is now added to the Enlightenment Life List on July 2, 2011.
  95. American President Barack Obama, not in Enlightenment when elected but (IMHO) he sure is by now. Added to this Enlightenment Life List on July 11, 2011. See Comment 492 below and also a related blog post on Enlightened, President Obama.
  96. Seema Dewan was described by Meleni as very close to the late Sai Baba, another member of this list. Added on July 14, 2011. On Bastille Day, it’s especially enjoyable to read the aura of someone who has set herself free from the prison of earth illusions.
  97. American First Lady Betty Ford, not in Enlightenment while in the White House but someone who attained Enlightenment by the time of her transition in 2011. See her photo at 93 as part of a comparison aura reading.
  98. American healer Jill Isbell, added July 23, 2011.
  99. Actor Colin Firth, added August 5, 2011. I meant to add him all along; the omission was noted when a wonderful friend of this blog volunteered to alphabetize this Enlightenment Life List.
  100. Healer Maxima May*, proposed by BRENDA and added August 6, 2011.
  101. Abdul Ballullah was nominted by RENE and added August 7, 2011.
  102. Bill Clinton, after his service as president, was added August 23, 2011. But Clinton was profiled in my monthly newsletter weeks earlier. (To subscribe for “Reading Life Deeper” go over to the Official Rose Rosetree Website and scroll down until you find the part for subscribing.)
  103. Mystic and yogi Sri Aurobindo was proposed by BERNIE. Added August 23, 2011.
  104. Mayan spiritual leader Ac Tah was proposed by SUNSHINE and added Aug. 23, 2011. You can find a whole series of videos by him related to 2012.
  105. South African leader, a hero in the world’s annals of democracy, Nelson Mandela was proposed by RENE and added September 7, 2011.
  106. The 16th Karmapa, a Buddhist leader nominated by LIZZIE, was added September 27, 2011.
  107. Shambala teacher,  Khandro Tseyang Palmo, the Sakyong Wangmo , nominated by ANONYMOUS, was added September 27, 2011.
  108. Jack Kornfield, a brilliant writer and American teacher of Buddhism, was nominated by AMANDA and added September 27, 2011. Now that Jack has a blog, he has been added to my blogroll.
  109. Jane Lynch, of Glee fame, was nominated by SUZANNE and added September 27, 2011.
  110. Elizabeth Warren, Harvard professor recently turned politician, was added September 28, 2011.
  111. Arielle Ford, bestselling writer and New Age promoter, was added October 19, 2011.
  112. Manual Schoch, a Swiss mystic, added November 30, 2011.
  113. Hugh Jackman, Australian performer and international celebrity.
  114. Nancy Pelosi, American politician. First female Speaker of the House of Represenatives in American History.
  115. Eli Manning, American football player on the New York Giants.
  116. Ramana Maharshi, a yogi proposed by Bernie.
  117. Julie Blake Edison*, student, client, and friend of Rose Rosetree, teacher of Deeper Perception. The first Blog-Buddy from our RES community to be added to this list. Added April 3, 2012.
  118. Jill Erin Mabie*, the second Blog-Buddy from our RES community (and student and client and friend of Rose Rosetree) to be added to this list. Added April 7, 2012. Jill is also a molecular empath.
  119. Tarthang Tulka, a Buddhist monk, teacher, writer, and upholder of Tibetan culture throughout the many years of his exile. Sandra proposed this nominee in her gorgeous Comment 749.
  120. Tarot master James Wanless, proposed by Colleen and accepted into this list back in 2011. However, I forgot to add him until now. Better late than never!
  121. Elizabeth Gilbert, creativity expert, added June 5, 2012.
  122. Sir Terry Pratchett, prolific author and satirist, added July 12 courtesy of Blog-Buddy Amanda. See this blog post dedicated to an aura reading of Terry Pratchett.
  123. Ethel Lombardi, the courageous healer who gave the world MariEl, nominated by Blog-Buddy Sandra.
  124. Suresh Ramaswamy,* spiritual life coach, teacher, and visionary entrepreneur. Yes, Blog-Buddies, Suresh actively works to help people move forward in personal development. Keep up with the developments at Lucid Field Technologies for Personal Growth.
  125. Pantelis Levantis*, a client and student, is a healer based in New York City.
  126. Grandmaster Choa Kok Sui, founder of Pranic Healing, nominated by Blog-Buddy Kala.
  127. Rose Rosetree*, founder of Energy Spirituality and techniques for Energetic Literacy. Profiled here in a video interview on “Buddha at the Gas Pump.”
  128. Linda Clair, an Australian spiritual teacher.
  129. Swami Nirmalananda, a spiritual teacher and nun in the tradition of Swami Muktananda, was proposed by Blog-Buddy Debi S.
  130. Nate Berkus, interior designer and mega-charming TV talk show host.
  131. Steve Martin, comedian, actor, banjo virtuoso, writer, definite householder. This shift has happened within the last couple of years.
  132. Stephanie Thomas,* artisan and one-of-a-kind artist.
  133. Dr. Anita Chu *, a psychiatrist whose blossoming career has included representing psychiatrists for the American Medical Association.
  134. Matthieu Ricard, a spiritual teacher and author affiliated with Buddhism, has been called “The Happiest Man in the World.” He was nominated by Blog-Buddy DAVE, seconded by AMY.
  135. Tammy Duckworth, elected in 2012 as a Rep. from Illinois, the first Asian American woman elected to Congress in her state, a war veteran who served in Iraq as a U.S. Army helicopter pilot, losing both legs. Found by chance by Rose, watchin’ TV. But not added to this list until I started writing this Empath Merge post.
  136. Master Stephen Co, one of ten Archaryas in the traditions of Pranic Healing and Arhatic Yoga, proposed by Blog-Buddy KALA.
  137. Acupuncturist Theodore Scott* was verified for this Enlightenment Life List during a phone session we had right before Thanksgiving. He is the sixth Blog-Buddy to move into Enlightenment, to my knowledge. Here is a recent photo for all you Blog-Buddies who wish to research Adam with Skilled Empath Merge or Aura Reading. And, for more fun than ever, know that Adam went through Name Alignment in 2016. He’s got a new name that suits him so much better: Theodore Scott. And here’s his photo now. Wow, right?
  138. Richard Miller, Enlightenment Educator through his magnificent video interviews and the important website, Richard has his own amazing website, Never Not Here.
  139. Richard Gere, humanitarian, actor, and Buddhist, was nominated for this list by #154, a.k.a., Dr. Anita Chu, a.k.a. Blog-Buddy Anita.
  140. Mark Landau, spiritual teacher and writer, profiled here at “Buddha at the Gas Pump.”
  141. David Robert Loy is a professor, writer, and Zen teacher in the Sanbo Kyodan tradition of Japanese Zen Buddhism. Plus an award-winning writer. Professor Loy is profiled here on “Buddha at the Gas Pump.”
  142. Christine Wushke* is a Canadian teacher of yoga and meditation, also a poet, profiled here at “Buddha at the Gas Pump.”
  143. Kundalini Yoga teacher and author Stuart Perrin has established meditation centers in America and internationally as well. You can learn about his amazing life story from his interview with “Buddha at the Gas Pump.”
  144. Kenny Johnson teaches about God’s Grace through his website, “This Sacred Space.” You can learn about his work with those in prison, and beyond, from his interview with “Buddha at the Gas Pump.”
  145. Standup philosopher Tim Freke is a bestselling writer and a contributor to “The Huffington Post.” His website is “The Mystery Experience.” He has done two interviews at “Buddha at the Gas Pump.”
  146. Christian inspiration Bernadette Roberts was proposed by Blog-Buddy Gene Vayngrib. And if it wasn’t plain enough from her chakra databanks that Bernadette lives with a renunciate version of Enlightenment, what a surprise to find this book link as I am adding her onto this list: “The Experience of No-Self: A Contemplative Journey.”
  147. Terry Cole-Whittaker is an Enlightenment Coach whose blog currently reads, “Welcome to Adventures in Enlightenment.” She is a bestselling author who offers spiritual retreats at Mt. Shasta.
  148. J. Stewart Dixon (Jeff)* is an Awakening/Enlightenment Adviser, author of an upcoming book, “21 Days A Guide for Spiritual Beginners,” and blogger. Recently he was interviewed by Rick Archer on “Buddha at the Gas Pump.”
  149. Revered as an Ascended Master now that he has made a transition from human incarnation, Babaji is such a magnificent addition to this Enlightenment Life List. Really, it’s worth learning Stage Three Energetic Literacy to explore his amazing chakra databanks. Thanks to Blog-Buddy Jnana for recommending him.
  150. Another great nomination from Blog-Buddy Jnana, Swami Sivananda Saraswati. Comment 996 by Janana gives a beautiful, succinct summary of his achievements.
  151. In the news these days, Hillary Clinton has just ended four years of service as Secretary of State under President Obama. Since her husband, former president Bill Clinton, already is on our Enlightenment Life List, they are now one of the couples on this list. Clinton follows Betty Ford as another former first lady to move onto our Enlightenment Life List.
  152. Blog-Buddy Lara has been confirmed as living in Enlightenment. See her Comment 1038 below. She is our Blog-Buddy #8 to join this Enlightenment Life List. No photo or website are available, as she is a modest person who values her privacy. You can read where she was “outed” in Comment 60 and following in the Rose Rosetree Batgap video thread.
  153. The late Sri Subramanium developed a magnificent calling to Enlightenment as a renunciate. Blog-Buddy Mike submitted him for consideration in Comments 1043 and 1044. Added Feb. 24, 2013.
  154. Brahmacharya Nandkishore, a disciple of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, was nominated by Blog-Buddy Mike in Comment 1088.
  155. Ellie Roozdale is featured at Buddha at the Gas Pump.  Blog-Buddy PAIGE nominated her.
  156. Sister Wendy Beckett, the Catholic nun and noted art expert, was nominated by me, Rose Rosetree.
  157. Spiritual mentor Holly Holm (formerly Sarojini), nominated by Blog-Buddy PAIGE.
  158. The late Swami Kryiyananda was nominated by AJ, a spiritual teacher who taught about making your “whole” life your spiritual practice http://www.anandapaloalto.org/joy/img/Swami%20Kriyananda%20birthday%202012*.jpg
  159. Shirdi Sai Baba, a.k.a. “The Saint of Shirdi,” nominated by JNANA, with a great story included at Comment 1172. To find this photo, scroll down at the link provided.
  160. Josefa Perea*, another member of our Energy Spirituality community, was an apprentice in my Mentoring Program  at the time of being named on this list; now she is a graduate. Josie runs Rising Sun Holistic Counseling. She is a psychotherapist and a supervisor of psychotherapists as well as, now, a professional at Rosetree Energy Spirituality.  Bilingual Josefa Perea has also facilitated the first-ever session of Rosetree Energy Spirituality entirely in Spanish.
  161. Financial wizard and (Hey, I’m just guessing) HOUSEHOLDER… Ray Dalio, Chief Investment Officer for Bridgewater Associates. Nominated by Blog-Buddy DAVID.
  162. Novelist Barbara Kingsolver, nominated by Blog-Buddy JESSICA.
  163. Novelist and scholar J.R.R. Tolkien, nominated by Blog-Buddy LARA.
  164. Sri Pranaji, who represents the Siddhar tradition, a famous (and amazing) spiritual tradition from South Asian countries. Blog-Buddy JAMES brought us this nomination. Way to go, JAMES! (In the photo at this link, Sri Pranai is on the right side.)
  165. George Guidall, audiobook narration superstar, was nominated by JULIE for our Empath Contest Where Everybody Can Win. When I profiled a RECENT photo of him for a prize in that contest, it became evident that Guidall now belongs on this Enlightenment Life List. Read details as they unfolded in my Skilled Empath Merge on the talented Mr. Guidall.
  166. “A Very Eligible Bachelor,” whom I described a bit in Comment 1293. Now there’s someone living human-based spirituality!
  167. Pope Francis, whose aura has transformed enormously since being named head of the Catholic Church. By Christmas 2013, he had moved into Enlightenment, as researched in detail in this comparison aura reading of Pope Francis.
  168. Another surprise, another public figure who wasn’t in Enlightenment a year ago but is by now: First Lady Michelle Obama. Married to another member of this Enlightenment Life List. Here is a current photo that broadcasts her current level of consciousness:. And here is a saved version of the aura photo of Obama, in case the original link leaves easy Internet access.
  169. Sandra Haering* now joins the Enlightenment Life List. Currently she is an apprentice in the Mentoring Program in Energy Spirituality.
  170. Emily Turner has joined the Enlightenment Life List. She is also a member of this RES community.
  171. Eileen Caddy’s work with the Findhorn Foundation moved her across the threshold into Householder Enlightenment. Yes, I did once meet Eileen Caddy* so she gets an asterisk too.
  172. Poet and a great light on earth in so many ways, the late Maya Angelou goes onto the Enlightenment Life List. By the time of the photo in this article I wrote about her, she had definitely moved into that quality of consciousness, IMHO. Here is a tribute to her greatness. Added on May 30, 2014.
  173. Swami Rudrananda was an influential spiritual teacher. Nominated by Blog-Buddy ASTRIT. Added on June 3, 2014.
  174. Jason Mraz, the musician nominated by Blog-Buddy, and Practitioner of Rosetree Energy Spirituality, LINDA STONE. Added June 20, 2014.
  175. Environmental activist and former Vice-President of the United States, Al Gore was finally nominated for this Enlightenment Life List. Thanks, Blog-Buddy AJ.Spiritual teacher and devotee of his teachers, V. Ganesan  was nominated by Blog-Buddy DAISY. You can learn more about his life here.
  176. Spiritual teacher Jeddah Mali was nominated by Blog-Buddy TEHYA.
  177. Lancelot Bright*  is a member of this RES community who has moved into Enlightenment.
  178. Isabella Cates* is a Practitioner of Rosetree Energy Spirituality and also the first Graduate in the Mentoring Program for Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis®.
  179. Evgenia Brodyagina* is a member of this energy spirituality community. She has written some guest posts at this blog.
  180. Prajnaparamita  was nominated by a new visitor to this blog, ADAM.
  181. Peter Gabriel was nominated by Blog-Buddy BERNIE.
  182. T. Jonathon Proctor was nominated by Blog-Buddy BERNIE.
  183. Acclaimed mathematician and Stanford Professor Maryam Mirzakhani was (indirectly) nominated by Blog-Buddy ZOFIA.
  184. Actress Mayim Bialik is now ready for the Enlightenment Life List. I found her by watching “The Big Bang Theory.”
  185. Kylie Sparks* from this RES community.
  186. Elaine W.* from this RES  community. Take a look at her guest post, “Celebrate Householder Enlightenment, Me?”
  187. Amanda* from this RES community.
  188. Paula Lawley * from this RES community. She works in technology, communications, media, and marketing.
  189. Linda Cluett*, a new client on March 9, 2015. Already well into Enlightenment by the time of this session!
  190. Ma Nithya Sudevi, a tarot reader, designer of crystal jewelry. She was nominated by Blog-Buddy KAREN BURRELL.
  191. J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter books, was suggested indirectly by Blog-Buddy JNANA. Yes, she joins other householders who don’t have to flaunt their bona fides as spiritually motivated and highly evolved, meeting my criteria for the Enlightenment Life List. Here is a photo that shows Rowling after crossing the threshold in to Enlightenment.
  192. Swami Sri Gnanananda Giri was nominated by Blog-Buddy JNANA. (Scroll down a bit to find the photo.)
  193. Also nominated by Blog-Buddy JNANA is the superb novelist Kathryn Stockett, author of “The Help.”
  194. Blog-Buddy ZELDA nominated business leader and philanthropist David Rubenstein. Nice catch!
  195. Spiritual teacher Aisha Salem was nominated by Blog-Buddy SARAH.
  196. Ajahn Tong Sirimangalo, the highly regarded Vipassana Meditation teacher from Northern Thailand, was nominated by Blog-Buddy MIRIAM.
  197. Namkai Norbu Rinpoche, the head of the Nyingma branch of Tibetan Buddhism. He teaches Dzogchen —  nominated by Blog-Buddy WENDY.
  198. Shivabalayogi, a guru nominated by his follower, RICH.
  199.  Shivarudrabalayogi, a disciple of Shivabalayogi. At this point, I’d like to invite all of you Blog-Buddies to become aware of the very important distinction between seeking Enlightenment as a householder or a renunciate. Big implications when you follow a teacher!
  200. Spiritual teacher Jean Christian, nominated by Blog-Buddy RACHEL.
  201. Inspired poet (and ex-priest) John O’Donohue, nominated by Blog-Buddy RACHEL. (Yes, two in a row!)
  202. Humanistic psychologist Carl Rogers, author of “On Becoming a Person.” Once I saw his photo for the first time, it was a delight to research Carl Rogers and place him on this list.
  203. Grace W.*, from California, a member of our RES community here at this blog.
  204. Kathleen*, from Australia, a member of our RES community here at this blog.
  205. Joel Morwood, a writer and a spiritual teacher at the Center for Sacred Sciences, was nominated by Blog-Buddy SARAH. He has been interviewed at “Buddha at the Gas Pump.”
  206. Eddie Vedder, of Pearl Jam fame, was nominated by Blog-Buddy ISABELLA C. (also on my Enlightenment Life List).
  207. JEAN*, from America, a member of our RES community here at this blog.
  208. Lori Rubenstein* is a Forgiveness Teacher who also works as a relationship and divorce coach/mediator. Here is a link to her book on Forgiveness.
  209. Pope John Paul II was finally nominated for this list, courtesy of Blog-Buddy LILIAN. Thanks, LILIAN.
  210. Nonduality teacher Roger Linden was nominated by Blog-Buddy RACHEL.
  211. Nicholas McGegan, the conductor of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, was nominated by Blog-Buddy GRACE W. (also on my Enlightenment Life List).
  212. Dr. Shyam Singha, a doctor of homeopathy, osteopathy, acupuncture, a proponent of “food as medicine” and a master chef, was nominated by Blog-Buddy JULIE (Also on my Enlightenment Life List).
  213. Acupuncturist Dr. Kyle Miura was nominated by Blog-Buddy GRACE W.
  214. P. Saradha, a physiotherapist in Bangalore, India, was researched by Blog-Buddy JOE.
  215. Mahaprabhuji, an Indian saint nominated by Blog-Buddy RALPH in his first nomination here. (Incidentally the link here, supplied by RALPH, includes a soul-stirring poem. I just loved reading it.)
  216. Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, nominated by Blog-Buddy KEN  in his first nomination here. Whatta day at the blog this is turning out to be. Two new additions on one day, February 27, 2016. 🙂
  217. Next comes Kalu Rinpoche, extraordinary even among yogis and saints. Also nominated by Blog-Buddy KEN. Way to go, KEN!
  218. And now for our fourth addition to this Enlightenment Life List in one day! Neem Karoli Baba, guru to Ram Dass, was also nominated by Blog-Buddy KEN.
  219. Senator Al Franken, nominated by SANDRA HAERING for a contest about empaths, is not only an empath but also belongs on this list. SANDRA is an RES Practitioner who is, herself on this List.
  220. And so does his wife, Frannie Franken, pictured in the photo that SANDRA sent.
  221. Performer Drew Carey was nominated by ISABELLA CATES, herself on the Enlightenment Life List, is also an RES Practitioner.
  222. Academy Award-winning actress Sally Field was nominated by ISABELLA CATES, herself on the Enlightenment Life List, is also an RES Practitioner.
  223. RES Practitioner JESSICA GATES. (Note: The photo on her website, JessicaGatesHealing.com, has not yet been updated since she crossed the threshold into Enlightenment.)
  224. KRISTINE*, who was in the first graduating class of THE NEW STRONG Workshop, Enlightenment validated exactly one week after graduating. (That day being July 17, 2016.)
  225. KYLER*, who was also in the first graduating class of THE NEW STRONG Workshop, Enlightenment validated on August 5, 2016.
  226. Actor Viggo Mortensen. I read about him in Parade Magazine, and here he is now!
  227. Gladys, who was also in the first graduating class of THE NEW STRONG Workshop, Enlightenment validated on August 24, 2016.
  228. DORIS*, also involved in RES.
  229. Rebecca*, the acupuncturist.
  230. Gary*, the doctor.
  231. Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton (also both on this list).
  232. Spiritual teacher Shodo Harada Roshi was nominated by Blog-Buddy JESPER.
  233. Shordo Harada Roshi’s teacher Yamada Mumon Roshi was also nominated by JESPER.
  234. BEV UPSHUR*, who was also in the first graduating class of THE NEW STRONG Workshop, Enlightenment validated on November 3, 2016.
  235. Lin-Manuel Miranda, such a hot celebrity in America now!
  236. South African civil rights leader Desmond Tutu was nominated by Blog-Buddy JULIE, also on this Enlightenment Life List. Added on January 22, 2017!
  237. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma was also added, nominated by me, on January 22, 2017.
  238. Nisargadatta Maharaj, the late Advaita Teacher, was nominated by Blog-Buddy ALEX and added to this list on February 8, 2017.
  239. Added on 2-27-17 is D.G.*, a man from India, is a member of our RES community.
  240. CHRISTINE,* Another member of our RES community joins our list as of 3-2-17. Congratulations!
  241. Sir Patrick Stewart was nominated by Blog-Buddy ISABELLA CATES.
  242. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, was nominated by Blog-Buddy AJ McClary.
  243. And then Blog-Buddy AJ McClary turns out to be the next one on this list. How great is that!
  244. Legendary broadcaster Dan Rather has, by now, moved onto this Enlightenment Life List. Nominated by Blog-Buddy ISABELLA CATES.
  245. Lindsey is a member of our RES community. Lauded her in New Enlightenment Life Listie.
  246. Zou Youguang was nominated by me, after I wrote a blog post about him: //www.rose-rosetree.com/blog/2017/06/19/zou-youguang/
  247. Joyce DiDonato goes onto this list. You can find many current photos and recordings at YouTube.
  248. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX. Nominated for my Happy Money Contest by GRACE T. and JESSICA GATES, and winning 2nd Prize.
  249. Darshan Kaur Khalsa*, a bright light of Kundalini Yoga, is a long-term friend of mine. Seeing her photo recently, yes! And I’m so glad to put her on this list.
  250. Singer Leslie Odom Jr, famed for his role in “Hamilton,” was nominated by JEAN, from our Enlightenment Life List. Hooray! (BTW, he spells his name with no comma before the “Jr.”) I’m very interested in reading his aura at the blog. You’ll find a link under the “Celebrity Readings Post.” Always a fun reference for energetic literacy perspective on public figures.
  251. BBC Historian Lucy Worsley was nominated by LILIAN. Yes, a “very British celebrity” in Enlightenment.
  252. I found this guy while watching TV: Office of Government Ethics Director Walter Shaub Jr.
  253. Jennifer Doudna was proposed for a face reading contest by LILIAN. See that prize here, and the bit about Enlightenment at the end.

Got more candidates for this Enlightenment Life List? As time permits, I’ll do a short aura reading for free of each nominee, just to screen, and will respond with a simple YES or NO.

How to submit a nomination for this free aura reading research

Here is my open invitation to you Blog-Buddies. Any time you have a serious candidate for this list, you are invited to write a comment with the following:

  1. To avoid duplicated research, please check out the list of previous nominees. I’ll only research a nominee one time for this list. (Some exceptions will be made, but at my personal discretion only. Thank you for respecting my time.)
  2. Include, please, the nominee’s name and a one-click link to a clear photo. Yes, a photo, please. Not a link to a YouTube video.
  3. Please summarize WHY you are interested.
  4. One nominee per comment, please. Unless your nomination is longer than a few paragraphs. In that case, please break up that nomination into multiple comments.
  5. Remember, even if your nominee doesn’t make it onto Rose Rosetree’s personal Enlightenment Life List, if that person has been a spiritual inspiration to you, keep that inspiration. A person need not be living in Enlightenment to do great work, be mega-talented as a healer or teacher or anything else. Your nominee could still touch your heart, change your life, even be a saint! As an Enlightenment Coach, I simply aim to help spiritual seekers to aim for standards. Energetic Literacy makes that possible for those of us living now.
  6. Finally, regarding your nomination, I request your patience. It takes more time than you might think to do this research, as does maintaining the blog itself. So I save up comments to this post and then go in and spend the hours required to respond. You might want to check back often and comment at other posts, too.

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And What Will I Do with Your Nomination?

Here’s my part of the deal. I’ll research and add that name to my Enlightenment Life List, provided that this person DOES show spiritual Enlightenment.

Plus that name will joyfully be added to an Alphabetized version of this list.

Either way, I will definitely add your nominee’s name to the list of those who have been nominated.

In this Age of Awakening, millions of people can move into Enlightenment, and do it as Householders. This Enlightenment Coach is dedicated to doing her part to help.

2,476 thoughts on “Enlightenment Life List”

  • 2401
  • 2402
    Musical says:

    I’d like to keep going, if that’s okay.

    Could Grimes be in Enlightenment? She’s so influential, in 2017 she’s going to curate the soundtrack for the National Basketball Association.


  • 2403
    Musical says:

    So I’m also very curious about Country superstar Blake Shelton.

    Here’s a picture. https://zumic.com/events/blake-shelton-and-raelynn-at-valley-view-casino-center-in-san-diego-ca-on-mar-11-2017/

    Thanks, Rose.

  • 2404
    Rose Rosetree says:

    Yes, let’s play catch-up. Because we’ve got some fascinating nominees waiting for responses. Research like this is such fun, isn’t it?

    Especially when Enlightenment is discovered in people where we never expected it.

  • 2405
    Rose Rosetree says:

    LILIAN, thanks for your nomination of Lucy Worsley in Comments #2385 and 2386.

    Guess what! You’ve found “a very British celebrity to be somewhere close to enlightenment.” And not just “somewhere close,” but in it.

    Onto the Enlightenment Life List she goes.

  • 2406
    Rose Rosetree says:

    Now for GILLIAN’s nomination of a Dutch spiritual teacher who runs an online university to teach people ‘self-actualisation’ and he talks a lot about enlightenment. (Her Comments #2391-2393.)

    Unfortunately, GILLIAN, about Bentinho Massaro… he would go onto a list of people in extreme spiritual addiction. I’d definitely avoid studying with him.

  • 2407
    Rose Rosetree says:

    MUSICAL, thanks for your series of nominations. I’m delighted to research these highly charismatic celebrities who influence so many music lovers. Let’s start out with your nomination in Comment #2396.

    The news about Johnny Stevens isn’t good. Not Enlightenment. But extreme spiritual addiction. Sorry.

  • 2408
    Rose Rosetree says:

    Thanks, SEAN MENNELL, for your nomination in Comment #2397 of Charlie Munger.

    Unfortunately Charlie Munger couldn’t be farther from Enlightenment. He’s at the opposite extreme… extreme spiritual addiction.

  • 2409
    Rose Rosetree says:

    MUSICAL, thanks for your Comment #2399. What about that popular Sam Hunt?

    Funny, yes. Got charisma. In Enlightenment, though? Not close.

    Thanks though, for these nominations.

  • 2410
    Rose Rosetree says:

    Okay, let’s tackle Big Boi from the rap group Outkast. Well maybe not try to physically tackle. I think he’s got some heft on me, MUSICAL.

    Not in Enlightenment, no. At the time of this photo, he could use some help in progressing on his human path.

    Thanks for this Comment #2400.

  • 2411
    Rose Rosetree says:

    Next onto Comment #2401, with MUSICAL’s nomination of Halsey.

    Gosh! If she’s in Enlightenment, she might be wearing less than anyone else on my list.

    However, nope. She’s more in spiritual shutdown. Incidentally, she’s got quite an anger thing going, doesn’t she?

  • 2412
    Rose Rosetree says:

    Next, MUSICAL, comes a response to your Comment #2402, about Grimes.

    Sadly, it does seem to me that she’s in extreme spiritual addiction. She may feel as though she’s witnessing her activity, but that’s not the kind of witnessing that goes with Traditional Enlightenment.

  • 2413
    Rose Rosetree says:

    Finally — for today, at least — let’s check out your nomination in Comment #2403, MUSICAL: Country superstar Blake Shelton.

    Clearly, there’s a lot of power to his singing. Seems to me, though, Blake’s Charisma has nothing whatsoever to do with Enlightenment.

  • 2414
    Jean says:

    Great nominations.
    Thank you Rose for your research!
    I must say I do like Lucy Worsley…appreciate this nomination from Lilian.

  • 2415
    Lilian says:

    Yes, yes, yes! I’m so very delighted that Lucy is now on the list. That’s the dream: a BBC historian in enlightenment.

    Folks should find her videos on YouTube, if nowhere else. She brings so much understanding to how society has progressed since the 1700s… a key time period.

    It also heightens my resolve to do my bit to make sure it all doesn’t go to mush now…

  • 2416
    Rose Rosetree says:

    Indeed, I share that resolve, LILIAN.

    Enlightenment good. Mush, bad.

    So good to hear from you as well, JEAN.

  • 2417
    Rose Rosetree says:

    BTW, wasn’t Sister Wendy, the art expert, also a BBC presenter?

    Because she has been on my Enlightenment Life List for ages.

  • 2418
    Lilian says:

    Yes, her hey day was in the 90s. When I was a child. Thanks for pointing that one out.

  • 2419
    Jean says:

    Have been watching Lucy Worsley on PBS

    tackling tough historical topics – bringing her interest and enthusiasm into much covered material thusly giving it new relevance.

    At least to this blog buddy who loves history.

  • 2420
    Gillian says:

    Good catch, Lilian! I like Lucy Worsley too.

  • 2421
    Sean Mennell says:

    Thank you Rose, I am glad I nominated Charlie. I am not surprised he is in extreme spiritual addiction with so many respectable individuals losing their integrity and going against their own principles in search of more fame and power.

    Soon I will be able to check people for integrity and so fourth myself. I will be buying your aura reading online workshop at the end of this month.

  • 2422
    Rose Rosetree says:

    SEAN MENNELL, smart you for getting ready to learn energetic literacy.

    We really do need it, I think, in these early years of The Age of Awakening.

    I’ll be seeing you on the reader Forums for each lesson of “Aura Reading for You.” 🙂

  • 2423
    Vanya says:

    Thanks Rose, for checking the person I nominated and your suggestion- in the very near future I will dedicate time to developing these skills x

  • 2424
    Rose Rosetree says:

    VANYA, you’re welcome. I’m thrilled that you’re interested in learning everyday energetic literacy.

    In just minutes a day you can take the lessons of the Aura Reading Online Workshop, Level 101, starting with that Free Intro.

    You see, I worked for over a year to figure out how to teach one little step at a time, making it easier than ever to learn this method of gaining energetic literacy.

  • 2425
    Rose Rosetree says:

    The wild part is that you will be able to do more than enjoy the auras of folks in Enlightenment.

    And gain more discernment. More than that, even…

    Because the very act of using the skills of Aura Reading Through All Your Senses® can accelerate your spiritual evolution.

  • 2426
    Carl says:

    Rose, would you please research the enlightenment expert Kristin Kirk?

    I recently learned of a YouTube where she’s now claiming to heal and bring spiritual awakening to animals. It’s here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzC2Qx2KI1I

    This seems off to me. I know she’s been on your List. Could you check her out now?

  • 2427
    Rose Rosetree says:

    Sadly, CARL, Kristin Kirk is now evidently in extreme spiritual addiction. I’ll remove her name from my Enlightenment Life List.

    Really, this is the kind of talk you hear from people taking Ecstasy or other drugs. In their blissy state, they suddenly become healers and awakeners and whatever else.

    I’m so sorry to learn of this latest instance of a bright light in the world “Going sideways.”

  • 2428
    Rose Rosetree says:

    How wonderful that biotech superstar Jennifer Doudna has just been added to my Enlightenment Life List.

    See the inside story at today’s blog post.

  • 2429
    Christine says:

    Hello. I would like to nominate Norma Bauederschmidt. I have read the book ‘Driving Miss Norma” and was very entertained and inspired by it. Here is the link. The photo is the first one.


  • 2430
    Fred says:

    Hi Rose, sorry to hear about Kristen Kirk. Could check on another person on your list, good ole Harri Aalto(//www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=//www.google.com/contacts/u/0/%23contact/a8287d8b3a9a0b&ved=0ahUKEwjLnuqEwsPWAhUT9WMKHfa4CDMQ_TIwAFABWAE&usg=AFQjCNG7vG4zvZxizdRyzKxIxG6dHlBVdg).

    I highly respect him, but am a bit unsure of him recently. Thank you!

  • 2431
  • 2432
    Rose Rosetree says:

    FRED, that makes two of us. I felt terribly upset about Kristen. Even worse, I shared my concerns with a respected Enlightenment coach who told me, in so many words, that I must be mistaken.

    Because he, and a “sensitive” of his acquaintance, thought that Kristen was doing just fine.

  • 2433
    Rose Rosetree says:

    To me, a “sensitive” is someone with Stage 1 Energetic Literacy. Not a person who has Stage 3 Energetic Literacy.

    And without the equivalent of the literacy you’re using to read these words right now, FRED, how could a person discern if someone had moved sideways or not?

    (And, of course, I don’t think that “sideways” is a precise term for describing a person’s consciousness anyway.)

  • 2434
    Rose Rosetree says:

    Well, it’s a big world. Full of people! 😉

    And full of people with opinions… that never have to agree with mine.

    I’ll just keep doing my work. Including this next bit of research that you requested.

  • 2435
    Rose Rosetree says:

    Here we go, CHRISTINE. I don’t quite get the connection between writing a good book and being in Enlightenment, but I’d love to be pleasantly surprised.

    Okay, the late Norma Bauederschmidt seems like a sweet person from her aura. But nowhere remotely close to Enlightenment.

  • 2436
    Rose Rosetree says:

    FRED, I’ll gladly check on Harri Aalto more recently. He already is on my Enlightenment Life List.

    However, Enlightenment is not permanent like a good tattoo. I’ll check out the more recent photo.

  • 2437
    Rose Rosetree says:

    Unfortunately, FRED, this man has evidently moved into extreme spiritual addiction. I will remove him from my Enlightenment Life List.

    Thanks for the updated photo and invitation to research, sad though the findings are.

  • 2438
    Fred says:

    Thanks Rose. I wish I had a recent one. Just had strange conversation recently…

  • 2439
    Rose Rosetree says:

    Well, FRED, the photo was recent enough. Sigh!

    Again, thank you.

  • 2440
    Fred says:

    So sorry to hear…it seems the desire for more more more can really push someone down that path.

  • 2441
    Fred says:

    Maybe push isn’t the right word. “Blinded” perhaps, is the correct word. Thanks Rose! 🙂 I’m glad I have learned some discernment from you. 🙂 I’m learning! 🙂

  • 2442
    Rose Rosetree says:

    FRED, if I might make a suggestion. Use discernment. Learn Stage 3 Aura Reading, especially.

    As for speculating about the particular reasons why someone has gone the route of extreme spiritual addiction — a complete waste of time. Too individual, plus none of your business really (or mine).

  • 2443
    Fred says:

    Yeah, that’s right!:)

  • 2444
    Mandeep says:

    Hello Rose. Really interesting reading through the last few posts about people who were in Enlightenment going sideways.

    I’ve just seen a very strange interview with Jim Carrey who I am sure was on your list, but has since been removed. In this interview he stated ‘there is no me, I no longer exist…. and I am able to take gigantic risks with ‘this thing’ that people know as Jim Carrey’. Wowsers

  • 2445
    Rose Rosetree says:

    MANDEEP, as they might say in your country, “Stay calm and carry on.”

    Thank goodness, I’ve got the energetic literacy skills and Enlightenment Coach skills to help guide people in this RES community through a challenging time.

  • 2446
    Rose Rosetree says:

    Just read what interests you at the blog. And if you don’t feel reasonably like yourself, book a session with me. That simple!

    What else? For years I asked — even begged — influential Enlightenment Coaches and Energy Medicine leaders to please, please, do two things:

    * Learn energetic literacy skills. (Up to full Stage 3.) Link supplied here to a free 5-lesson online intro.

    * And limit your Technique Time to 20 daily minutes, Tops. Link supplied here to a free multi-lesson intro workshop about The New Strong.

  • 2447
    Rose Rosetree says:

    Not unreasonable suggestions, from my side. I thought. Especially because I patiently explained why, if they asked. But they thought they were too evolved for such human-sounding things, or too clairvoyant, or whatever.

    Unfortunately over the years, some who have not heeded this recommendation have gone “sideways.” It’s tragic.

    * Quite creepy for their trusting followers.
    * Personally, very upsetting to me.
    * Yet strengthening my resolve (and that of RES experts I’ve trained) to just quietly do our job of helping people.

  • 2448
    Rose Rosetree says:

    Maybe I didn’t seem impressive enough to such people. I just use skills and work hard, and have never been interested in building a “Movement.”

    I’m very glad, MANDEEP, that you and others in the RES community are gaining some protection by taking some pretty simple precautions when adjusting to this new Age of Awakening.

    I’ll continue to do my best to help you move forward steadily and humanly.

  • 2449
    Frank says:

    Rose you are impressive to me and do my small part to share my experience of RES with those willing to be open minded to what I have to say.

  • 2450
    Mandeep says:

    Thank you for all this insight and clarity Rose. I appreciate how important it is to develop stage 3 energetic literacy skills in today’s world.

    Having grown so much through RES sessions for the past few years, one of the effects is so much more discernment in terms of what I listen to, watch and read. However, my intention is to really develop my own aura reading skills to help my own growth and improve my decision making.

  • 2451
    Ethan says:

    I would like to nominate the comedic actress Julia-Louis Dreyfus for the enlightenment list. She is well known from her rise to fame in the 1990’s on the show Seinfeld playing Elaine Benes. In 2016, Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world on the annual Time 100 list.


  • 2452
    Leo says:

    I’d like to nominate Dale Hansen, local sportscaster turned occasional political commentator.

    Here’s a New York Times article about his newfound notoriety. https://nyti.ms/2xTBHua

    Here’s his picture https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/10/04/sports/football/dale-hansen-nfl-wfaa.html?referer=#modal-lightbox

    Thank you

  • 2453
    Rose Rosetree says:

    Ha, time to play catch up. Woo-hoo!

    ETHAN, thank you for nominating the so-funny, so-talented actress Julia-Louis Dreyfus. Plus, providing the link in your Comment #2451.

    I’d say she’s doing well humanly. Pretty stuck, though, on her path to Enlightenment.

  • 2454
    Rose Rosetree says:

    LEO, thanks for your nomination in Comment #2452 of Dale Hansen, local sportscaster turned occasional political commentator.

    Will his newfound notoriety have anything to do with, perhaps, a newfound and higher state of consciousness?

  • 2455
    Rose Rosetree says:

    Can Dale Hansen land some zingers? I have no doubt.

    Righteous indignation mixes with considerable power as a communicator.

    But Enlightenment it’s not. At least, not yet.

  • 2456
    Sean M says:

    I would like to nominate Dr Robert Cialdini.

    He writes books and speaks about influence and persuasion. He is very popular. He uses a lot of scientific reports to back up his work.

  • 2457
  • 2458
    Rose Rosetree says:

    Splendid, SEAN. I’ll get back to you on this. 🙂

  • 2459
    Dana K. says:

    I’d like to nominate Padre Pio, Catholic saint. I believe this is a photo, just touched up (rather than a painting which I know would be no use!). Curious about him having heard of him growing up, I was raised Catholic.


  • 2460
    Dana K. says:

    I’d also like to nominate Dr. Bradley Nelson of the Body Code. I personally never studied this but know those that did, and simply wonder if its founder is in enlightenment.


  • 2461
    Rose Rosetree says:

    Thank you, SEAN, for your nomination of Dr Robert Cialdini in your Comments 2456-2457.

    Influence and persuasion? Fascinating that someone with such interests would come to mind as a candidate for Enlightenment. But I”m definitely game to do the research.

  • 2462
    Rose Rosetree says:

    Not remotely close Enlightenment, SEAN.

    Although it’s not surprising that plenty of people would want to study with him.

    Seems to me, RES skills are kinda the opposite of forcibly persuading people of anything.

  • 2463
    Rose Rosetree says:

    DANA K, thank you for both your nominations today.

    Unfortunately I cannot research Saint Padre Pio. Whether or not this started as a photo, I can’t find the man’s aura in there. Has it been tinkered with, Photoshopped, or whatevered? That I can’t tell you.

    If you can find a photograph that’s just a photo, I’m up for researching.

  • 2464
    Rose Rosetree says:

    DANA K., I can definitely research your second nominee, at least.

    Dr. Bradley Nelson, Founder of the Body Code. And also the Emotion Code.

    Spiritual shutdown is more the term for his state of consciousness than Enlightenment.

  • 2465
    Rose Rosetree says:

    You know, DANA, I did some research on his work years ago, because he has so many fans.

    Clearly he takes an energy medicine approach. For physical healing, that makes sense. He is, by training, a chiropractor.

  • 2466
    Rose Rosetree says:

    What puzzles me is how somebody could seriously claim to bring emotional healing by using a mechanical process that involves set categories, set things to say, and muscle testing.

    Technically, to me, there’s a big difference between a clearing and a full healing.

  • 2467
    Rose Rosetree says:

    So I am really not terribly surprised that the Founder of Emotion Code and Body Code — with clear access to his own resource for personal growth — is about as emotionally stuck as he could be. Spiritually stuck, too.

    And yet maybe all that matters to him is the combo of feeling little emotional pain and holding tightly to what is, evidently, a rock-solid belief system.

  • 2468
    Dana K says:

    Fascinating Rose that Dr Bradley Nelson is in spiritual shutdown.

    This is the opposite of what I was expecting, yet again doing the research is required.

  • 2469
    Dana K says:

    The Padre Pio photo probably is photoshopped so here is one midway down the page that appears untouched.


  • 2470
    Rose Rosetree says:

    Thank you, DANA K., for persisting. Here we go.

    You know, your comments today and yesterday inspired a blog post. Where I read the aura of another canonized saint, St. Teresa of Kolkata.

  • 2471
    Rose Rosetree says:

    Like her aura, in a way!

    Padre Pio shows a beautiful spiritual connection. Yet he is very, very far from Enlightenment.

    Because so many of his chakra databanks are rife with pain and misery.

  • 2472
    Rose Rosetree says:

    So far, DANA K., I’ve only read the aura of one officially holy person who had misery in his aura.

    That was a Hindu ascetic, clearly devoted to Shiva. It was an extraordinary experience, reading his aura.

  • 2473
    Rose Rosetree says:

    Because I’d never seen such horror, so much pain, and total renunciation.

    Yet this renunciate embraced it all, loved it. He was so very fully alive, down to each chakra databank.

    Much as I admired this saint and was educated by the experience, I felt really relieved when that aura reading was over!

  • 2474
    Deirdre says:

    Curious about this nominee, Hugo Award winning novelist of The Curse of Chalion and The Paladin of Souls, Lois McMaster Bujold.


  • 2475
    Kathleen says:

    I’d like to nominate Australian Senator Penny Wong. She shows real political leadership and has such a spark as she’s doing it. Here’s a recent picture: https://mobile.twitter.com/SenatorWong/photo

    Thanks you!

  • 2476
    Rose Rosetree says:

    DEIRDRE and KATHLEEN, thanks for your fascinating nominations.

    You may know, I let a bunch accumulate and then open up all those windows on my computers and research away.

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