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. Rick Archer*, a spiritual teacher with a leadership role now about helping people to better understand the meaning of Enlightenment through personal stories and videos.
  130. Swami Nirmalananda, a spiritual teacher and nun in the tradition of Swami Muktananda, was proposed by Blog-Buddy Debi S.
  131. Nate Berkus, interior designer and mega-charming TV talk show host.
  132. Steve Martin, comedian, actor, banjo virtuoso, writer, definite householder. This shift has happened within the last couple of years.
  133. Stephanie Thomas,* artisan and one-of-a-kind artist.
  134. Dr. Anita Chu *, a psychiatrist whose blossoming career has included representing psychiatrists for the American Medical Association.
  135. 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.
  136. 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.
  137. Master Stephen Co, one of ten Archaryas in the traditions of Pranic Healing and Arhatic Yoga, proposed by Blog-Buddy KALA.
  138. 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?
  139. Richard Miller, Enlightenment Educator through his magnificent video interviews and the important website, Richard has his own amazing website, Never Not Here.
  140. 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.
  141. Mark Landau, spiritual teacher and writer, profiled here at “Buddha at the Gas Pump.”
  142. 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.”
  143. Christine Wushke* is a Canadian teacher of yoga and meditation, also a poet, profiled here at “Buddha at the Gas Pump.”
  144. 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.”
  145. 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.”
  146. 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.”
  147. 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.”
  148. 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.
  149. 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.”
  150. 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.
  151. Another great nomination from Blog-Buddy Jnana, Swami Sivananda Saraswati. Comment 996 by Janana gives a beautiful, succinct summary of his achievements.
  152. 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.
  153. 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.
  154. 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.
  155. Brahmacharya Nandkishore, a disciple of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, was nominated by Blog-Buddy Mike in Comment 1088.
  156. Ellie Roozdale is featured at Buddha at the Gas Pump.  Blog-Buddy PAIGE nominated her.
  157. Sister Wendy Beckett, the Catholic nun and noted art expert, was nominated by me, Rose Rosetree.
  158. Spiritual mentor Holly Holm (formerly Sarojini), nominated by Blog-Buddy PAIGE.
  159. David F. Buckland * (a.k.a. Davidya ), nominated by Rose Rosetree on a hunch, based on his comments at What is the difference between Awakening and Enlightenment? Davidya is a spiritual teacher who maintains the blog In2Deep — and just for chuckles — he has done a post there about this very Enlightenment Life List. He has also been interviewed at “Buddha at the Gas Pump.”
  160. 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
  161. 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.
  162. 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.
  163. Financial wizard and (Hey, I’m just guessing) HOUSEHOLDER… Ray Dalio, Chief Investment Officer for Bridgewater Associates. Nominated by Blog-Buddy DAVID.
  164. Novelist Barbara Kingsolver, nominated by Blog-Buddy JESSICA.
  165. Novelist and scholar J.R.R. Tolkien, nominated by Blog-Buddy LARA.
  166. 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.)
  167. 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.
  168. “A Very Eligible Bachelor,” whom I described a bit in Comment 1293. Now there’s someone living human-based spirituality!
  169. 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.
  170. 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.
  171. Spiritual teacher and healer Kristin Kirk was nominated by an anonymous Blog-Buddy. It is delightful to add her to my Enlightenment Life List. (She is a fellow interviewee at Rick Archer’s website, “Buddha at the Gas Pump.”)
  172. Sandra Haering* now joins the Enlightenment Life List. Currently she is an apprentice in the Mentoring Program in Energy Spirituality.
  173. Emily Turner has joined the Enlightenment Life List. She is also a member of this RES community.
  174. 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.
  175. 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.
  176. Actor Jim Carrey has long been a favorite of mine, and I’m so glad that Blog-Buddy DAVID submitted him as a candidate for this Enlightenment Life List. Added on June 6, 2014.
  177. Swami Rudrananda was an influential spiritual teacher. Nominated by Blog-Buddy ASTRIT. Added on June 3, 2014.
  178. Jason Mraz, the musician nominated by Blog-Buddy, and Practitioner of Rosetree Energy Spirituality, LINDA STONE. Added June 20, 2014.
  179. 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.
  180. Spiritual teacher Jeddah Mali was nominated by Blog-Buddy TEHYA.
  181. Lancelot Bright*  is a member of this RES community who has moved into Enlightenment.
  182. Isabella Cates* is a Practitioner of Rosetree Energy Spirituality and also the first Graduate in the Mentoring Program for Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis®.
  183. Evgenia Brodyagina* is a member of this energy spirituality community. She has written some guest posts at this blog.
  184. Prajnaparamita  was nominated by a new visitor to this blog, ADAM.
  185. Peter Gabriel was nominated by Blog-Buddy BERNIE.
  186. T. Jonathon Proctor was nominated by Blog-Buddy BERNIE.
  187. Acclaimed mathematician and Stanford Professor Maryam Mirzakhani was (indirectly) nominated by Blog-Buddy ZOFIA.
  188. Actress Mayim Bialik is now ready for the Enlightenment Life List. I found her by watching “The Big Bang Theory.”
  189. Kylie Sparks* from this RES community.
  190. Elaine W.* from this RES  community. Take a look at her guest post, “Celebrate Householder Enlightenment, Me?”
  191. Amanda* from this RES community.
  192. Paula Lawley * from this RES community. She works in technology, communications, media, and marketing.
  193. Linda Cluett*, a new client on March 9, 2015. Already well into Enlightenment by the time of this session!
  194. Ma Nithya Sudevi, a tarot reader, designer of crystal jewelry. She was nominated by Blog-Buddy KAREN BURRELL.
  195. 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.
  196. Swami Sri Gnanananda Giri was nominated by Blog-Buddy JNANA. (Scroll down a bit to find the photo.)
  197. Also nominated by Blog-Buddy JNANA is the superb novelist Kathryn Stockett, author of “The Help.”
  198. Blog-Buddy ZELDA nominated business leader and philanthropist David Rubenstein. Nice catch!
  199. Spiritual teacher Aisha Salem was nominated by Blog-Buddy SARAH.
  200. Ajahn Tong Sirimangalo, the highly regarded Vipassana Meditation teacher from Northern Thailand, was nominated by Blog-Buddy MIRIAM.
  201. Namkai Norbu Rinpoche, the head of the Nyingma branch of Tibetan Buddhism. He teaches Dzogchen —  nominated by Blog-Buddy WENDY.
  202. Shivabalayogi, a guru nominated by his follower, RICH.
  203.  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!
  204. Spiritual teacher Jean Christian, nominated by Blog-Buddy RACHEL.
  205. Inspired poet (and ex-priest) John O’Donohue, nominated by Blog-Buddy RACHEL. (Yes, two in a row!)
  206. 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.
  207. Grace W.*, from California, a member of our RES community here at this blog.
  208. Kathleen*, from Australia, a member of our RES community here at this blog.
  209. 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.”
  210. Eddie Vedder, of Pearl Jam fame, was nominated by Blog-Buddy ISABELLA C. (also on my Enlightenment Life List).
  211. JEAN*, from America, a member of our RES community here at this blog.
  212. 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.
  213. Pope John Paul II was finally nominated for this list, courtesy of Blog-Buddy LILIAN. Thanks, LILIAN.
  214. Nonduality teacher Roger Linden was nominated by Blog-Buddy RACHEL.
  215. Nicholas McGegan, the conductor of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, was nominated by Blog-Buddy GRACE W. (also on my Enlightenment Life List).
  216. 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).
  217. Multi-talented Harri Aalto is a painter, a poet, and a writer. His website “Observations of Reality” has inspired you and maybe will move you as well. Credit goes to Blog-Buddy GAYANEE for this nomination, among her first at this blog. Well done!
  218. Acupuncturist Dr. Kyle Miura was nominated by Blog-Buddy GRACE W.
  219. P. Saradha, a physiotherapist in Bangalore, India, was researched by Blog-Buddy JOE.
  220. 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.)
  221. 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. 🙂
  222. Next comes Kalu Rinpoche, extraordinary even among yogis and saints. Also nominated by Blog-Buddy KEN. Way to go, KEN!
  223. 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.
  224. Senator Al Franken, nominated by SANDRA HAERING for a contest about empaths, is not only an empath but belongs on this list. SANDRA is an RES Practitioner who is, herself on this List.
  225. And so does his wife, Frannie Franken, pictured in the photo that SANDRA sent.
  226. Performer Drew Carey was nominated by ISABELLA CATES, herself on the Enlightenment Life List, is also an RES Practitioner.
  227. Academy Award-winning actress Sally Field was nominated by ISABELLA CATES, herself on the Enlightenment Life List, is also an RES Practitioner.
  228. RES Practitioner JESSICA GATES. (Note: The photo on her website, JessicaGatesHealing.com, has not yet been updated since she crossed the threshold into Enlightenment.)
  229. Superb Enlightenment Coach Lorne Hoff was nominated by Blog-Buddy DAVID BUCKLAND.
  230. His wife, another dazzling-auraed Enlightenment Coach, Lucia Hoff also goes onto my list. Another superb nomination from DAVID BUCKLAND.
  231. 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.)
  232. KYLER*, who was also in the first graduating class of THE NEW STRONG Workshop, Enlightenment validated on August 5, 2016.
  233. Actor Viggo Mortensen. I read about him in Parade Magazine, and here he is now!
  234. Gladys, who was also in the first graduating class of THE NEW STRONG Workshop, Enlightenment validated on August 24, 2016.
  235. DORIS*, also involved in RES.
  236. Rebecca*, the acupuncturist.
  237. Gary*, the doctor.
  238. Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton (also both on this list).
  239. Spiritual teacher Shodo Harada Roshi was nominated by Blog-Buddy JESPER.
  240. Shordo Harada Roshi’s teacher Yamada Mumon Roshi was also nominated by JESPER.
  241. BEV UPSHUR*, who was also in the first graduating class of THE NEW STRONG Workshop, Enlightenment validated on November 3, 2016.
  242. Lin-Manuel Miranda, such a hot celebrity in America now!
  243. South African civil rights leader Desmond Tutu was nominated by Blog-Buddy JULIE, also on this Enlightenment Life List. Added on January 22, 2017!
  244. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma was also added, nominated by me, on January 22, 2017.
  245. Nisargadatta Maharaj, the late Advaita Teacher, was nominated by Blog-Buddy ALEX and added to this list on February 8, 2017.
  246. Added on 2-27-17 is D.G.*, a man from India, is a member of our RES community.
  247. CHRISTINE,* Another member of our RES community joins our list as of 3-2-17. Congratulations!
  248. Sir Patrick Stewart was nominated by Blog-Buddy ISABELLA CATES.
  249. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, was nominated by Blog-Buddy AJ McClary.
  250. And then Blog-Buddy AJ McClary turns out to be the next one on this list. How great is that!
  251. Legendary broadcaster Dan Rather has, by now, moved onto this Enlightenment Life List. Nominated by Blog-Buddy ISABELLA CATES.
  252. Lindsey is a member of our RES community. Lauded her in New Enlightenment Life Listie.
  253. Zou Youguang was nominated by me, after I wrote a blog post about him: //www.rose-rosetree.com/blog/2017/06/19/zou-youguang/
  254. Joyce DiDonato goes onto this list. You can find many current photos and recordings at YouTube.
  255. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX. Nominated for my Happy Money Contest by GRACE T. and JESSICA GATES, and winning 2nd Prize.

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.

2,330 thoughts on “Enlightenment Life List”

  • 2301
    Rose Rosetree says:

    Lately I’ve been watching YouTubes with Joyce DiDonato.

    Actually I’m quite proud of myself that, not until two minutes ago, have I stopped to read her aura.

    My energy hygiene has, surely, come a long way since 1990 — when I started writing “Aura Reading Through All Your Senses.”

  • 2302
    Rose Rosetree says:

    Long story short, the great opera singer is most definitely going onto my Enlightenment Life List.

    (And I do hope to catch up later today on all outstanding nominations.)

    Just for now, though, here’s a link to Joyce DiDonato on YouTube.

    Pause it anywhere you can see her sitting in full aura-reading access. Wow!

  • 2303
    Kylie says:

    I listened to one of the clips of her singing instead. Beautiful!

  • 2304
    Lindsey says:

    Oh wow, Joyce DiDonato is glorious expressing this beautiful music!

    Significant Divine presence too and lovely voice to my ears. Very pretty too. Great pick Rose! Thanks!

  • 2305
    Lilian says:

    A singer in enlightenment, how perfect and glorious!

  • 2306
    Rose Rosetree says:

    Continuing with Comment #2295, let’s have a bit of research about nominee Jan Esmann.

    He does look like a lovely man, but unfortunately I’d describe him as in spiritual addiction. Definitely not in Enlightenment at the time of this photograph.

    Sorry.

  • 2307
    Rose Rosetree says:

    On to Claude’s Comment #2300, nominating Brian Tracy.

    In Enlightenment? Hardly. He’s in extreme spiritual addiction by now.

    Sad, considering how much he had going for him… for decades. I profiled him (with admiration) in “Magnetize Money with Energetic Literacy.”

  • 2308
    Rose Rosetree says:

    Zou Youguang, a great man from China, goes onto my Enlightenment Life List.

    If you’d like to know more about him, I’ve got a blog post for you: “Zou Youguang. Aura Reading a Language Hero.

  • 2309
    Lindsey says:

    Thank you Rose for reading Jan Esmann. He is nice and was a significant catalyst in some awakening experiences years ago. This picture is older, sorry for that. I wish him the very best!

  • 2310
    Lindsey says:

    Here’s an observation question for you Rose:

    Do you notice with some traditional meditation teachers, (especially those who have significant awakening experiences and connection to the Divine, who perhaps even moved into Enlightenment or close to it, i.e.. Tolle, before the new Age of Awakening shift in 2012), are now having difficulties and falling into spiritual addiction and out of Enlightenment because of too much meditation now?

  • 2311
    Rose Rosetree says:

    It’s a terrible observation, although such a good and poignant question, LINDSEY.

    Tolle’s change, for instance, going from a world-class light and Enlightenment Coach… right before the eyes of those of us who observe with skilled energetic literacy… into turning into a sad statistic: one more influential person in extreme spiritual addiction.

    This is perhaps the greatest tragedy of the Shift into The Age of Awakening.

  • 2312
    Rose Rosetree says:

    I could make theories all day long. But that would not bring back even one of the souls whom I have respected, like Tolle, or deeply loved and even (for a long while, no longer though) needed in my life.

  • 2313
    Rose Rosetree says:

    Every one of you reading this series of comments can think of people — even whole groups of people — who have not done well with their consciousness. Not during this time of transition into The Age of Awakening.

    In human terms it is tragic. Even their hard-won expertise as healers, or their single-pointed dedication to spirituality… lost for now, and most likely for the rest of their lives.

  • 2314
    Rose Rosetree says:

    Rather than dwelling on loss, or theorizing, every single case I encounter…

    Causes me to recommit to teaching energetic literacy skills, to help bring truth into this world.

    And bring discernment into Enlightenment Coaching.

    And bring effectiveness into Energy Healing.

  • 2315
    Rose Rosetree says:

    If you feel moved to join me, learn those skills.

    And tell your friends.

    And review my books at Amazon.

    And otherwise do what you comfortably can to spread the word.

    Any honorable way that you can help these RES skills find their way into the hearts and ears of those who can appreciate this. Join me as I aim to reach those I can reach and teach those I can teach.

  • 2316
    Lindsey says:

    I am moved to learn and hone those beautiful skills you have Rose.

    First of all for my own empath empowerment and maturity of those wonderful social skills for living the New Strong.

    And secondly, it seems I really do love to be of service too, but in a healthy, new “Age of Awakening” way with your expert guidance and of course if it’s suitable for me to do so.

  • 2317
    Lindsey says:

    It’s sad, yet eye opening to hear what has happened to so many lovely teachers. You’re definitely right about the importance of learning the new rules! Yikes! I’m so fortunate to know of them now.

    Thanks Rose! :)~♡~ It’s a real BIG Deal!

  • 2318
    Christine says:

    Did Donna Eden used to be on this list? Or am I mistaken. I am thinking of picking up one of her books but I want to be sure she’s doing well energetically first.

  • 2319
    Rose Rosetree says:

    You’re correct, CHRISTINE. Folks in Enlightenment can go “sideways.”

    One way to tell how somebody’s doing is to use your own skills of energetic literacy. Because you can learn to read auras from regular photos. (But you knew that, CHRISTINE.)

  • 2320
    Rose Rosetree says:

    Other than that, you can go to my ongoing list of Enlightenment Nominees.

    If someone doesn’t appear on this Enlightenment Life List, that’s because that person wasn’t yet in Enlightenment when researched. Or because I discreetly removed that name from the Enlightenment list, due to how that person has been faring.

  • 2321
    Rose Rosetree says:

    It’s my delight to add Elon Musk to this list today.

    I just read his aura as Second Prize for a contest about making money.

    If you’re curious, here’s the aura reading post on Sri Elon Musk.

  • 2322
    Gladys says:

    I would like to nominate Brandon Burchand-he is an American best-selling author who is cited as “the world’s leading high performance coach and one of the most watched, followed and quoted personal development trainers in history.”

    He has a huge online following of over 5,000,000 fans on Facebook and 500,000 subscribers on YouTube.

  • 2323
    Gladys says:

    With so much influence and popularity I would really love if he were in enlightenment as that helps us collectively during this Age of Awakening.

    https://images.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic2.businessinsider.com%2Fimage%2F563754bebd86ef10008c648e%2Foprah-chose-this-self-help-guru-to-teach-her-new-online-course.jpg&f=1

  • 2324
    Rose Rosetree says:

    Hey, I’ve got somebody new to nominate also. Somebody I’ve know for years who has moved into Enlightenment.

    Haven’t seen her for years, but I stumbled upon her photograph and wow! Finally.

    “Josephine” has given her life to teaching Kundalini Yoga. I’ll contact her and ask if she’s willing for me to use her real name.

  • 2325
    Rose Rosetree says:

    Thanks, Gladys, for your nomination of Brandon Burchand in Comments #2322 and 2323 (cool number there!)

    He sure does seem impressive. So let’s research!

    Well, sadly it’s more a matter of extreme spiritual addiction. Life paths are mysterious, you know?

  • 2326
    Lilian says:

    Here’s someone who is guaranteed not to be in extreme spiritual addiction, as he died in 1999… Its Cardinal Basil Hume.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/special_report/1999/06/99/cardinal_hume_funeral/334766.stm

  • 2327
    Lilian says:

    Its worth a shot. I was just remembering his work in producing the document “The Common Good” in 1996.

    http://www.catholicsocialteaching.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/THE-COMMON-GOOD-AND-THE-CATHOLIC-CHURCH_1996.pdf

  • 2328
    Lilian says:

    The theoretical grounding of that was the idea of social justice needing to reflect “Natural Law.”

    Natural law 44) One of the primary sources of Catholic Social Teaching is natural law. Knowledge of natural law is possible by the use of human reason, even without faith, and this is therefore a source of moral guidance which is open to everyone. Catholics and nonCatholics can make common cause in response to the insights of natural law.

  • 2329
    Lilian says:

    I believe that Divine Order does exist… and that we’re right to seek to understand it.

    But not in a way that persecutes people by our misunderstanding of it (think about LGBTQ community…).

    The idea of trying to add some breath into the idea of natural law by relating it to current social justice issues was an important one…

  • 2330
    Lilian says:

    He was good friends for Pope John Paul II, who had a similar train of thought… anyways, he’s worth flagging. My all means, he was a good man.

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