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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, 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.

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

  1. A YouTube Video 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. IKEA Founder Ingvar Kamprad. (He was profiled, along with other mega-successful businesspeople, in Magnetize Money with Energetic Literacy.)
  18. World teacher and healer Sai Baba
  19. Yogi Vivekananda
  20. Yogi Ramakrishna
  21. Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin
  22. Businessman Edward C. Johnson
  23. Real estate tycoon Donald Bren
  24. Writer Emmet Fox
  25. Teacher and writer Michael Tamura*
  26. Teacher Raphaelle Tamura*, yes that is our first husband-and-wife team on our Enlightenment Life List.
  27. Actor Helen Mirren
  28. Actor George Clooney
  29. Teacher and writer Karen Maezen Miller
  30. Yogi Kripalu Mahraj. The photo was supplied by Blog-Buddy JEAN in Comment 735.
  31. Mystic and activist Amma* (a.k.a. The Hugging Saint)
  32. Spiritual teacher and author Gangaji
  33. Spiritual writer and teacher Ram Dass*
  34. Leader within Transcendental Meditation, and Maharishi’s first initiate in America,  Charlie Lutes*
  35. TM author and pioneer, Helena Olson*.
  36. Swami Satchitananda*
  37. Singer James Taylor
  38. Songwriter and singer Carole King
  39. Kundalini Yoga teacher Yogi Bhajan
  40. Sidha Yoga founder Swami Muktananda
  41. Yogi Bhagawan Nityananda (teacher to Swami Muktananda)
  42. Swami Brahmananda Saraswati,  Shankaracharya of Jyotirmath (and guru to my one-time guru, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)
  43. 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.)
  44. Hypnosis educator Patricia MacIsaac*.
  45. Spiritual facilitator Susan Scolastico.*
  46. Star essence, flower and garden essence creator and all around bon vivant, Star Riparetti. http://www.starfloweressences.com (Added August 2, 2010.)
  47. 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
  48. Aanjelae Rhoads, now manager of Star Essences, also pictured on Star Riparetti’s website.
  49. 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 .
  50. 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.
  51. Shamanic Healer Nah Kin was added August 9. You’ll find anAura Reading post devoted to her here.
  52. Shamanic Healer Hi-Ah Park. Another great find from Blog-Buddy Karin, like the previous great one on this Enlightenment Life List.
  53. Healer Hannes Jacob, also nominated by Karin for a healer’s contest. Way to go, Karin! Not to mention Herr Jacob!
  54. The Dalai Lama*, added August 16, courtesy of Brenda. His website is http://www.dalailama.com/
  55. 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.
  56. The guru Swami Chinmayananda, not to be confused with H.H. Tejomayananda, his successor.” See Comment 51 below.
  57. Jamie Sams, First Nation shaman, is a writer for HarperCollins as well as a practicing healer.
  58. Thich Nhat Hanh (pronounced Tick-Naught-Han) is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk. Added September 14, 2010, courtesy of Blog-Buddy SUZANNE and Comment #72.
  59. 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.
  60. Sound healer Chris Rials-Seitz.
  61. Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO. “Hseih” is pronounced “Shay.” Blog-Buddy BRENDA nominated him, too.
  62. Metteyya Sakyaputta, a Buddhist monk, nominated by Blog-Buddy JORDAN.
  63. A Buddhist nun, Bhaddhamanika, was also nominated by Blog-Buddy JORDAN.
  64. Poet Jane Hirshfield, another nomination from Blog-Buddy JORDAN.
  65. Lauren Jubelirer, Shamanic Astrologer, Director of Certification and Teacher Training Program of SAMS.
  66. Paramahamsa Hariharananda, one of the saints from the lineage of Kriya Yoga, proposed by Blog-Buddy RENEE.
  67. 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.
  68. Sri Bhagavan is one of the global visionaries behind The Oneness Phenomenon.
  69. Gregg Braden, a spiritual teacher nominated by HEATHER.
  70. Caroline Myss, a metaphysical writer and former medical intuitive. GRACE nominated her, and this update was done on 11/30/10.
  71. Arnaud Desjardins, French spiritual teacher, proposed by YAN.
  72. Ma Anandamayi, the Hindu saint, was also proposed by YAN.
  73. 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.
  74. Kangyur Rinpoche, Tibetan Rinpoche, proposed by — you guessed it — YAN.
  75. Singer Tony Bennett was proposed by Grace and added on 12/12/10.
  76. 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.)
  77. Rig Veda Pundit Brahmarishi Deverath.*
  78. Alan Watts, who popularized Buddhism in America
  79. Thomas Merton, another fabulous writer, and a Trappist monk
  80. Simcha Krause, author of Hey Waiter… There’s God in My Soup!: Learning Kabbalah Through Humor.
  81. 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.
  82. 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.
  83. 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!
  84. Gustavo Dudamel, added June 8, 2011, is such an amazing conductor, he has been called “The future of classical music.”
  85. 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.
  86. Joanna Cherry, a spiritual teacher who is a minister for Teaching of the Inner Christ. Added June 29, 2011.
  87. 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.
  88. Joel Goldsmith, another spiritual teacher and renowned writer.
  89. Larry Dossey, M.D., one more courageous, eminent writer and teacher, added June 30, 2011
  90. Nancy Clark, Ph.D.,*, a healer, teacher, and writer I know from working for VOICE in Japan.
  91. Amma Sri Kuranamayi, a hugging saint proposed by JORDAN in Comment 460, is now added to the Enlightenment Life List on July 2, 2011.
  92. 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.
  93. 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.
  94. 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.
  95. American healer Jill Isbell, added July 23, 2011.
  96. 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.
  97. Healer Maxima May*, proposed by BRENDA and added August 6, 2011.
  98. Abdul Ballullah was nominted by RENE and added August 7, 2011.
  99. 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.)
  100. Mystic and yogi Sri Aurobindo was proposed by BERNIE. Added August 23, 2011.
  101. 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.
  102. South African leader, a hero in the world’s annals of democracy, Nelson Mandela was proposed by RENE and added September 7, 2011.
  103. The 16th Karmapa, a Buddhist leader nominated by LIZZIE, was added September 27, 2011.
  104. Shambala teacher,  Khandro Tseyang Palmo, the Sakyong Wangmo , nominated by ANONYMOUS, was added September 27, 2011.
  105. 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.
  106. Jane Lynch, of Glee fame, was nominated by SUZANNE and added September 27, 2011.
  107. Elizabeth Warren, Harvard professor recently turned politician, was added September 28, 2011.
  108. Arielle Ford, bestselling writer and New Age promoter, was added October 19, 2011.
  109. Manual Schoch, a Swiss mystic, added November 30, 2011.
  110. Hugh Jackman, Australian performer and international celebrity.
  111. Nancy Pelosi, American politician. First female Speaker of the House of Represenatives in American History.
  112. Eli Manning, American football player on the New York Giants.
  113. Ramana Maharshi, a yogi proposed by Bernie.
  114. 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.
  115. 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.
  116. 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.
  117. 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!
  118. Elizabeth Gilbert, creativity expert, added June 5, 2012.
  119. 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.
  120. Ethel Lombardi, the courageous healer who gave the world MariEl, nominated by Blog-Buddy Sandra.
  121. 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.
  122. Pantelis Levantis*, a client and student, is a healer based in New York City.
  123. Grandmaster Choa Kok Sui, founder of Pranic Healing, nominated by Blog-Buddy Kala.
  124. Rose Rosetree*, founder of Energy Spirituality and techniques for Energetic Literacy. Profiled here in a video interview on “Buddha at the Gas Pump.”
  125. Linda Clair, an Australian spiritual teacher.
  126. Swami Nirmalananda, a spiritual teacher and nun in the tradition of Swami Muktananda, was proposed by Blog-Buddy Debi S.
  127. Nate Berkus, interior designer and mega-charming TV talk show host.
  128. Steve Martin, comedian, actor, banjo virtuoso, writer, definite householder. This shift has happened within the last couple of years.
  129. Stephanie Thomas,* artisan and one-of-a-kind artist.
  130. Dr. Anita Chu *, a psychiatrist whose blossoming career has included representing psychiatrists for the American Medical Association.
  131. 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.
  132. 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.
  133. Master Stephen Co, one of ten Archaryas in the traditions of Pranic Healing and Arhatic Yoga, proposed by Blog-Buddy KALA.
  134. 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?
  135. Richard Miller, Enlightenment Educator through his magnificent video interviews and the important website, Richard has his own amazing website, Never Not Here.
  136. 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.
  137. Mark Landau, spiritual teacher and writer, profiled here at “Buddha at the Gas Pump.”
  138. 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.”
  139. Christine Wushke* is a Canadian teacher of yoga and meditation, also a poet, profiled here at “Buddha at the Gas Pump.”
  140. 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.”
  141. 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.”
  142. 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.”
  143. 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.”
  144. 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.
  145. 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.”
  146. 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.
  147. Another great nomination from Blog-Buddy Jnana, Swami Sivananda Saraswati. Comment 996 by Janana gives a beautiful, succinct summary of his achievements.
  148. 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.
  149. 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.
  150. 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.
  151. Brahmacharya Nandkishore, a disciple of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, was nominated by Blog-Buddy Mike in Comment 1088.
  152. Ellie Roozdale is featured at Buddha at the Gas Pump.  Blog-Buddy PAIGE nominated her.
  153. Sister Wendy Beckett, the Catholic nun and noted art expert, was nominated by me, Rose Rosetree.
  154. Spiritual mentor Holly Holm (formerly Sarojini), nominated by Blog-Buddy PAIGE.
  155. 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
  156. 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.
  157. 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.
  158. Financial wizard and (Hey, I’m just guessing) HOUSEHOLDER… Ray Dalio, Chief Investment Officer for Bridgewater Associates. Nominated by Blog-Buddy DAVID.
  159. Novelist Barbara Kingsolver, nominated by Blog-Buddy JESSICA.
  160. Novelist and scholar J.R.R. Tolkien, nominated by Blog-Buddy LARA.
  161. 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.)
  162. 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.
  163. “A Very Eligible Bachelor,” whom I described a bit in Comment 1293. Now there’s someone living human-based spirituality!
  164. 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.
  165. 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.
  166. Sandra Haering* now joins the Enlightenment Life List. Currently she is an apprentice in the Mentoring Program in Energy Spirituality.
  167. Emily Turner has joined the Enlightenment Life List. She is also a member of this RES community.
  168. 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.
  169. 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.
  170. Swami Rudrananda was an influential spiritual teacher. Nominated by Blog-Buddy ASTRIT. Added on June 3, 2014.
  171. Jason Mraz, the musician nominated by Blog-Buddy, and Practitioner of Rosetree Energy Spirituality, LINDA STONE. Added June 20, 2014.
  172. 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.
  173. Spiritual teacher Jeddah Mali was nominated by Blog-Buddy TEHYA.
  174. Lancelot Bright*  is a member of this RES community who has moved into Enlightenment.
  175. Isabella Cates* is a Practitioner of Rosetree Energy Spirituality and also the first Graduate in the Mentoring Program for Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis®.
  176. Evgenia Brodyagina* is a member of this energy spirituality community. She has written some guest posts at this blog.
  177. Prajnaparamita  was nominated by a new visitor to this blog, ADAM.
  178. Peter Gabriel was nominated by Blog-Buddy BERNIE.
  179. T. Jonathon Proctor was nominated by Blog-Buddy BERNIE.
  180. Acclaimed mathematician and Stanford Professor Maryam Mirzakhani was (indirectly) nominated by Blog-Buddy ZOFIA.
  181. Actress Mayim Bialik is now ready for the Enlightenment Life List. I found her by watching “The Big Bang Theory.”
  182. Kylie Sparks* from this RES community.
  183. Elaine W.* from this RES  community. Take a look at her guest post, “Celebrate Householder Enlightenment, Me?”
  184. Amanda* from this RES community.
  185. Paula Lawley * from this RES community. She works in technology, communications, media, and marketing.
  186. Linda Cluett*, a new client on March 9, 2015. Already well into Enlightenment by the time of this session!
  187. Ma Nithya Sudevi, a tarot reader, designer of crystal jewelry. She was nominated by Blog-Buddy KAREN BURRELL.
  188. 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.
  189. Swami Sri Gnanananda Giri was nominated by Blog-Buddy JNANA. (Scroll down a bit to find the photo.)
  190. Also nominated by Blog-Buddy JNANA is the superb novelist Kathryn Stockett, author of “The Help.”
  191. Blog-Buddy ZELDA nominated business leader and philanthropist David Rubenstein. Nice catch!
  192. Spiritual teacher Aisha Salem was nominated by Blog-Buddy SARAH.
  193. Ajahn Tong Sirimangalo, the highly regarded Vipassana Meditation teacher from Northern Thailand, was nominated by Blog-Buddy MIRIAM.
  194. Namkai Norbu Rinpoche, the head of the Nyingma branch of Tibetan Buddhism. He teaches Dzogchen —  nominated by Blog-Buddy WENDY.
  195. Shivabalayogi, a guru nominated by his follower, RICH.
  196.  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!
  197. Spiritual teacher Jean Christian, nominated by Blog-Buddy RACHEL.
  198. Inspired poet (and ex-priest) John O’Donohue, nominated by Blog-Buddy RACHEL. (Yes, two in a row!)
  199. 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.
  200. Grace W.*, from California, a member of our RES community here at this blog.
  201. Kathleen*, from Australia, a member of our RES community here at this blog.
  202. 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.”
  203. Eddie Vedder, of Pearl Jam fame, was nominated by Blog-Buddy ISABELLA C. (also on my Enlightenment Life List).
  204. JEAN*, from America, a member of our RES community here at this blog.
  205. 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.
  206. Pope John Paul II was finally nominated for this list, courtesy of Blog-Buddy LILIAN. Thanks, LILIAN.
  207. Nonduality teacher Roger Linden was nominated by Blog-Buddy RACHEL.
  208. Nicholas McGegan, the conductor of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, was nominated by Blog-Buddy GRACE W. (also on my Enlightenment Life List).
  209. 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).
  210. Acupuncturist Dr. Kyle Miura was nominated by Blog-Buddy GRACE W.
  211. P. Saradha, a physiotherapist in Bangalore, India, was researched by Blog-Buddy JOE.
  212. 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.)
  213. 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. 🙂
  214. Next comes Kalu Rinpoche, extraordinary even among yogis and saints. Also nominated by Blog-Buddy KEN. Way to go, KEN!
  215. 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.
  216. 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.
  217. And so does his wife, Frannie Franken, pictured in the photo that SANDRA sent.
  218. Performer Drew Carey was nominated by ISABELLA CATES, herself on the Enlightenment Life List, is also an RES Practitioner.
  219. Academy Award-winning actress Sally Field was nominated by ISABELLA CATES, herself on the Enlightenment Life List, is also an RES Practitioner.
  220. 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.)
  221. KYLER*, who was also in the first graduating class of THE NEW STRONG Workshop, Enlightenment validated on August 5, 2016.
  222. Actor Viggo Mortensen. I read about him in Parade Magazine, and here he is now!
  223. Gladys, who was also in the first graduating class of THE NEW STRONG Workshop, Enlightenment validated on August 24, 2016.
  224. DORIS*, also involved in RES.
  225. Rebecca*, the acupuncturist.
  226. Gary*, the doctor.
  227. Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton (also both on this list).
  228. Spiritual teacher Shodo Harada Roshi was nominated by Blog-Buddy JESPER.
  229. Shordo Harada Roshi’s teacher Yamada Mumon Roshi was also nominated by JESPER.
  230. BEV UPSHUR*, who was also in the first graduating class of THE NEW STRONG Workshop, Enlightenment validated on November 3, 2016.
  231. Lin-Manuel Miranda, such a hot celebrity in America now!
  232. South African civil rights leader Desmond Tutu was nominated by Blog-Buddy JULIE, also on this Enlightenment Life List. Added on January 22, 2017!
  233. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma was also added, nominated by me, on January 22, 2017.
  234. Nisargadatta Maharaj, the late Advaita Teacher, was nominated by Blog-Buddy ALEX and added to this list on February 8, 2017.
  235. Added on 2-27-17 is D.G.*, a man from India, is a member of our RES community.
  236. CHRISTINE,* Another member of our RES community joins our list as of 3-2-17. Congratulations!
  237. Sir Patrick Stewart was nominated by Blog-Buddy ISABELLA CATES.
  238. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, was nominated by Blog-Buddy AJ McClary.
  239. And then Blog-Buddy AJ McClary turns out to be the next one on this list. How great is that!
  240. Legendary broadcaster Dan Rather has, by now, moved onto this Enlightenment Life List. Nominated by Blog-Buddy ISABELLA CATES.
  241. Lindsey is a member of our RES community. Lauded her in New Enlightenment Life Listie.
  242. Zou Youguang was nominated by me, after I wrote a blog post about him: //www.rose-rosetree.com/blog/2017/06/19/zou-youguang/
  243. Joyce DiDonato goes onto this list. You can find many current photos and recordings at YouTube.
  244. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX. Nominated for my Happy Money Contest by GRACE T. and JESSICA GATES, and winning 2nd Prize.
  245. 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.
  246. 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.
  247. BBC Historian Lucy Worsley was nominated by LILIAN. Yes, a “very British celebrity” in Enlightenment.
  248. I found this guy while watching TV: Office of Government Ethics Director Walter Shaub Jr.
  249. Jennifer Doudna was proposed for a face reading contest by LILIAN. See that prize here, and the bit about Enlightenment at the end.
  250. Penny Wong, a Senator in Australia, was nominated by Blog-Buddy KATHLEEN, herself in Enlightenment.
  251. LINDSEY, from our Enlightenment Life List, just nominated British actor Martin Clunes. Yes, indeed, this joy sparkler belongs on this list!
  252. With great joy, today, I add a second inspiring person to this list, Sarah L. Kaufman, author of “The Art of Grace.”
  253. With joy again, today I add MANDEEP SAGOO, a member of the RES Community, to this Enlightenment Life List.
  254. Krista Tippett, host of the important PBS Show “On Faith,” joins our Enlightenment Life List today, thanks to a nomination from DEIRDRE. And in 2018 I resolve to start adding the date for new additions. Today’s January 19, 2018.
  255. Rick Carlisle, Coach of the Dallas Mavericks, was nominated by LEO. And, yes, today’s still January 19, 2018.
  256. And rounding out a great day of Enlightenment Validation, let’s also add John McWhorter, Ph.D. Yes, on that humdinger day, January 19, 2018. Here’s a blog post about him, containing a link to his photograph.
  257. This Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, I’m adding a basketball phenom for the Warriors. RES Apprentice LEO was the talent scout.
  258. And there’s more, on Feb. 4, 2014, since RES Apprentice AJ nominated Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Possibly the first Supreme Court Justice to have moved into Enlightenment.
  259. Wow, call it a basketball or a touchdown or whatever on Feb. 4, 2014. RES Apprentice LEO has scored another win for our Enlightenment Life List by nominating Harvard Professor Richard Weissbourd.
  260. Also on Feb. 4, 2014,  we can add Chuck Schumer, Minority House Leader. Just glorious.
  261. Capping this week of big activity at this List, today I am so happy to add Blog-Buddy LIANE from America.
  262. Esther Peral, the psychotherapist and podcaster about relationships, joins our list on February 22, 2018, thanks to a nomination from RES Apprentice LEO.
  263. Valentina Lisita, concert pianist, was nominated by LOGAN. He chose a winner who goes onto our list on February 22, 2018.

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 one or more brief comment with the following info:

  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 with Age of Awakening Enlightenment. This Enlightenment Coach is dedicated to doing her part to help.

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  1. 2501
    Katriina says:

    I’d like to nominate actor/comedian Ed Helms. He starred in the US version of the show The Office. I am interested because in the interviews I have seen of him recently he seems so normal.

    http://tvline.com/2017/05/25/ed-helms-host-fake-news-comedy-central-special/

  2. 2502
    Rose Rosetree says:

    Thanks for this nomination, KATRIINA.

    I’ll go through a bunch at a time, as usual, and when I do this one will be first.

    Meanwhile, yes, there’s a great deal to be said for “normal.” 🙂

  3. 2503
    Dana K says:

    Rose I came to this list today to see if Senator Al Franken was still on it, curious unfortunately due to his presence in the news lately.

    I see he is on this list at #217 but not on the alphabetized List. Was he removed from it or perhaps in error never added?

    I’m only wondering which it could be since I know some had to be removed. Thanks! Dana

  4. 2504
    Rose Rosetree says:

    DANA K, thanks for asking. AL FRANKEN remains on this Enlightenment Life List, and thanks to you I’ve fixed the clerical-type error of not having also put him on the Alphabetized Enlightenment List.

    Just read his photo from today, resigning as Senator but still in Enlightenment. Heartbroken, but still in Enlightenment.

  5. 2505
    Sean M says:

    Hi Rose, I would like to nominate Philip Pullman for the enlightenment list.

    He has written many books for children and young adults: mostly a fantasy fiction writer.

  6. 2506
    Sean M says:

    I know a good writer does not need to be enlightened to write popular and successful books; I would like to know as I am curious and a fan of his storytelling.

  7. 2507
    Sean M says:

    I tried to find the most recent picture I could and this one in the link below seems fine

    https://www.thebookseller.com/news/philip-pullman-announces-book-dust-publication-equel-his-dark-materials-487156

    Thank you in advance Rose,

    All the best.

  8. 2508

    Thanks, SEAN M. All the best to you and yours, as well.

    I do aim to catch up with nominations here by the end of the year….

  9. 2509
    Rose Rosetree says:

    Joyfully, fresh from Enlightenment Validation, I add MANDEEP SAGOO to this Enlightenment Life List. He is a member of the RES Community,

  10. 2510
    Emily T says:

    Yay! Congratulations Mandeep!

  11. 2511
    Jean says:

    Hooray. Great news! Congratulations Mandeep.

  12. 2512
    Kylie says:

    Wonderful news Mandeep! Congratulations!!!

  13. 2513
    An Avid Reader says:

    Congratulations, Mandeep!

  14. 2514
    Valerie says:

    Congratulations Mandeep!

  15. 2515
    Sophie G. says:

    Congratulations!

  16. 2516
    chloe says:

    Congratulations:)

  17. 2517
    Katriina says:

    Congratulations Mandeep!!

  18. 2518
    Lindsey says:

    Lovely news indeed! Congratulations Mandeep??

  19. 2519
    Rose Rosetree says:

    Okay, let’s wrap up assessing your nominees in 2017… while it’s still 2017.

    Many of you Blog-Buddies have come forth to congratulate MANDEEP on moving onto this Enlightenment Life List.

    Next day, I made a special blog post celebrating this big deal in the world of RES. You can find it here — and add more comments, folks, if you like.

  20. 2520
    Rose Rosetree says:

    Thank you, KATRIINA, for your nomination of performer Ed Helms in Comment #2501. A man who seems “normal”!

    Oh dear. Normal? I hope not, as he’s in extreme spiritual addiction. Well, that’s one way to experiment here at Earth School. Not a way I’d recommend, however. Couldn’t be more different from Enlightenment.

  21. 2521
    Rose Rosetree says:

    SEAN M, thank you for nominating bestselling author Philip Pullman for my Enlightenment Life List, Comments #2505-2507.

    BIG writing talent. Not quite right for this list. He could, however, fit right in nicely if someone is making a list of good people who are experimenting for a while with spiritual shutdown.

  22. 2522
    Rose Rosetree says:

    Wowee, we’re all caught up with this Enlightenment Life List for 2017.

    Thanks so much for all your nominations and other comments, Blog-Buddies. Wonders await us in 2018.

  23. 2523
    Mike C says:

    Hi Rose! I’d like to nominate Stylianos Atteshlis, his work seems to have inspired a lot of love and healing.

    https://alchetron.com/Stylianos-Atteshlis

  24. 2524
    Rose Rosetree says:

    Hi, Mike. 🙂 How wonderful that, early in a new year, you’ve made your first blog post here! (True? Correct me if I’m wrong.)

    And, of course, thanks for your nomination. Because I need to open a whole bunch of windows for each nomination, I let a bunch of these nominations accumulate. Please know I’ll get to yours — with glee.

  25. 2525
    Deirdre says:

    Hi Rose! I’d like to nominate Krista Tippett, host of the public radio program and podcast On Being. (also awarded the National Humanities Medal by U.S. President Barack Obama).

    http://www.tulsaworld.com/blogs/scene/arts/npr-s-krista-tippett-to-appear-in-tulsa-for-booksmart/article_2b6f982d-006f-56d1-b570-e6f7d06b864f.html

  26. 2526
    Rose Rosetree says:

    Thanks, DEIRDRE. Please know that I batch these up.

    Aiming to get to yours and MIKE C’s and others when I’ve got more of a collection to research. That research is going to be fun!

  27. 2527
    Rose Rosetree says:

    Offering a warm invitation to you, DEIRDRE and MIKE C. — and to all of you who have previously nominated folks for this Enlightenment Life List…

    We’ve just begun a new “Cool Contest,” where you can nominate those very same heroes of yours. Just adding the bits of info requested in the instructions about how to enter the contest. Come check it out!

  28. 2528
    Leo says:

    I wanted to nominate Rick Carlisle, coach of The Dallas Mavericks for the Enlightenment Life List. Here is a recent photo. Thanks Rose in advance.

    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ7ESkpiZzmw8JmvWbbU6G8C5up8NayREUDklUS_StDEsiClq10C_s60xfAOf_q3_F4rjFKLD–

  29. 2529

    Today I was just doing a simple blog post, a Skilled Empath Merge of one of my heroes.

    When, surprise! I discovered that he’s in Enlightenment.

    Therefore, when I play catch-up with all our great nominations, I’ll also be placing Dr. John McWhorter onto my Enlightenment Life List. 🙂

  30. 2530
    Steve says:

    Would you please check again Gurumai, the Leader of the Siddha(R) Yoga path? Here is a recent photograph of her. I know she has been on your Enlightenment Life List, but do you think she still belongs there?

    http://www.siddhayoga.org/gurumayi-chidvilasananda

  31. 2531

    Alright, today’s the day! The first day in 2018 for me to respond to your nominations, Blog-Buddies. Who will go onto the Enlightenment Life List?

    Let’s start with MIKE C’s nomination, in Comment #2323, of Stylianos Atteshlis, whose work has inspired a lot of love and healing. A good reason for nominating, for sure. But what will has aura tell us?

    Such a sweet, sweet man. However, energetic literacy reveals him to be in spiritual addiction. Nowhere close to Enlightenment at the time of that photograph you supplied. Feel free to nominate others, MIKE C.

  32. 2532

    DEIRDRE, thanks so much for nominating Krista Tippett, host of the public radio program and podcast On Being, your Comment #2525. I’ve heard her show and admired her. Yet it never occurred to me to check her out for my Enlightenment Life List!

    Well, pleased to announce… onto that List she goes, DEIRDRE. BTW, this photo of Krista (while not ideal, technically) is a lot easier for aura reading than the one you supplied. Check her out, you Blog-Buddies with Stage 3 Energetic Literacy!

  33. 2533

    LEO, it will be fun to research your Comment #2528, nominating Rick Carlisle, coach of The Dallas Mavericks.

    Now that more and more of you Blog-Buddies are learning Stage 3 Energetic Literacy, I’m going to sometimes substitute better photos technically for aura reading. (If you take Aura Reading 102, for instance, you’ll learn why the photo submitted was just as bad as the one in the last nomination!)

    Anyway, I’m just thrilled. And not only because we’ve got an easier photo now for aura reading Coach Carlisle. LEO, you chose a winner, Enlightenment-wise. Onto my Life List he goes. 🙂

  34. 2534

    STEVE, thank you for your inquiry. Usually I don’t re-check nominees for this list, but your concern was well founded. Sadly, I would no longer recommend Gurumai, the leader of the Siddha Yoga® path, and I am removing her from my Enlightenment Life List.

  35. 2535

    To end on a joyful note, as per my Comment #2529, I’m adding linguistics expert and all-around eloquent speaker, John McWhorter to the Enlightenment Life List.

  36. 2536
    Ginger says:

    Hooray for the recent additions!

    I’ve got another basketball-related nominee: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

    Here’s a recent photo: http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Kareem+Abdul-Jabbar/Gabrielle+Angel+Foundation+Angel+Ball+2017/kNkAqFcXTC4

  37. 2537
    Leo says:

    I also wanted to add another NBA nomination – Stephen Curry, current phenom for The Warriors.

    He’s a recent picture https://instagram.com/p/Bbf5Qgjga_3/

  38. 2538

    GINGER and LEO, fun! Thanks!

  39. 2539
    AJ says:

    I would love to nominate Ruth Bader Ginsburg for the Enlightenment Life List.

    I watched a fantastic interview she did for the Sundance Film Festival. She really impressed me as a human being.

  40. 2540
    AJ says:

    I’ve always been a fan of her as a Supreme Court Justice, but it was refreshing to hear her personal perspective on the world.

    One surprising thing she discussed with her friendship with the late Antonin Scalia. Even though they were at polar opposite ends of the political spectrum, they still shared a close relationship throughout her career.

  41. 2541
    AJ says:

    She explained how political divisions don’t have to drive people apart. Their mutual respect came from how each of them fight hard for what they believe in.

    Here is a recent photo from that interview:

    http://a.abcnews.com/images/US/ruth-bader-ginsburg3-gty-mem-180122_2x3_992.jpg

  42. 2542

    AJ, thanks for another fascinating nomination. It’s going to be fun when I get the next batch of research ready to roll.

    Meanwhile, all you aura readers can research away on your own. (As I bet you’ve done already, AJ!)

  43. 2543

    Today’s blog post turned up someone else. New! Delightful!

    Next time I delve into a batch of nominees, I’ll officially put her on my Enlightenment Life List.

    Meanwhile, here’s a post you may enjoy: Aura Reading Robyn Tomlin.

  44. 2544
    Leo says:

    I wanted to nominate Professor Richard Weissbourd, a Harvard lecturer on relationships, sex, and gender. I heard him on NPR tonight.

    http://cdn.kidscreen.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Weissbourd1.jpg?ebbec3

  45. 2545

    Sometimes it’s such fun to read the newspaper. Today’s Washington Post had a great big photo of Chuck Schumer, Minority House Leader. I kept meaning to research him properly, since I’d had a hunch when seeing him on the news, confining my perception to “Do Nothing, Stage One Energetic Literacy.”

    Today, however, I did have Technique Time available. Soon as I research my latest batch of nominations, on he goes to the Enlightenment Life List.

  46. 2546
    Leo says:

    I wanted to nominate Professor Weisbaurd because his voice had a certain aspect to it that I found very intriguing, extremely relaxed and confident while also caring.

    I decided to do some aura reading of him, which led to me to submit this nomination 🙂

  47. 2547
    Dana K says:

    Last night I watched an introduction to the winter Olympians on Netflix.

    First of all, I am absolutely wowed by these athletes, all the injuries, early morning work outs, determination and exertion of will.

  48. 2548
    Dana K says:

    I haven’t studied face reading with Rose but all of them are good looking and most of them, essentially just kids in their early 20s.

    I’m sure Olympians have always been inspiring but some of the wisdom these kids were spouting just had me wondering if this is a particularly evolved batch….and one speed skater in particular exudes such joy I wanted to nominate him for the enlightenment life list. I’d like to nominate winter Olympian Joey Mantia:

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BeQipRaHWUF/?hl=en

  49. 2549

    GINGER, thanks for your nomination in Comment #2536 of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Pretty funny to research the basketball great on the night of the Super Bowl. 😉

    Golly, I can see how you had the impression of Enlightenment. However, he’s still got quite a mess at some of his chakra databanks, hidden beneath that haze of well being. Not ready yet for the Enlightenment Life List.

  50. 2550

    LEO, you’re adding to my Super Bowl Sunday glee with your nomination in Comment 2537 of Stephen Curry, an up-and-comer for The Warriors.

    Your second nomination in a row, scouting someone new for my Enlightenment Life List. Well done!

  51. 2551

    AJ, thanks for nominating Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in your Comments 3539-2541. Superb nomination, BTW.

    Yes, she belongs on the Enlightenment Life List. To my knowledge, she’s the first Supreme Court Justice in Enlightenment. Wowee!

  52. 2552

    Now let’s turn to LEO’s next nominee, in Comment 2544, of Professor Richard Weissbourd. Well, well, very well!

    Three of your nominations in a row to win Enlightenment Life List Scouting!

    Well done, LEO!

  53. 2553

    DANA K, finishing up today’s Super Bowl Sunday of Enlightenment research, how lovely to see your Comment #2548. Looking forward to researching Winter Olympian Joey Mantia.

    Seems to me, he’s doing very well in many respects. But if you check out chakra databanks like his Third Eye Chakra Databank for Connection to Spiritual Source, you’ll see that he’s not in Enlightenment yet.

    But keep scouting those cool Olympians, DANA K! You might find one next time. You too, other Blog-Buddies.

  54. 2554
    Leo says:

    Hey Rose! I wanted to add another nominee to the list, Esther Peral. She is a psychotherapist that hosts an extremely entertaining podcast about messy human relationships.

    Here’s a link https://d1sgjtfu8ovki9.cloudfront.net/general/home_about_img.png

  55. 2555
    Holly says:

    Hi Rose!
    This is my first comment here on the blog. And also anywhere on the world wide web. And also my first nomination. Lots of firsts, yay!

    Anyway, I want to nominate Cheryl Strayed for your Enlightenment Life List.

  56. 2556
    Holly says:

    I read your post on Heather Havrilesky and immediately clicked on the link to buy her “How to be a Person in the World” book on Amazon.

    I scanned the reviews and saw someone had mentioned “Tiny Beautiful Things”. I read “Tiny Beautiful Things” a few years ago and really liked it. I also read “Wild” and saw the movie with Reese Witherspoon.

  57. 2557
    Holly says:

    My first impression is that both Heather and Cheryl give practical advice. Since Heather is enlightened, then maybe Cheryl is, too?

    Here is Cheryl’s picture:
    http://www.cherylstrayed.com/images/150521_Cheryl_Strayed_Andres_1270_copy-330-exp.jpg

    Thank you!

    Holly

  58. 2558

    HOLLY, it’s an honor to have you commenting first anywhere online at this blog. And you chose a great post here, making a wonderful set of comments. Thank you.

    As LEO already knows, I’ll get to your nomination and his when a bunch more have piled up. Then I do them all at one fun time. Meanwhile, HOLLY, please keep reading and commenting here. (Just making my day, since I know you.)

  59. 2559
    Leo says:

    I wanted to nominated Natalie Morales, an NBC reporter, for The Enlightenment Life List.

    I saw a short presentation on TV with her today about The Olympics, and was very impressed!

    https://instagram.com/p/Be-teE7Hxks/

  60. 2560
    Logan says:

    Hi Rose,

    I’d like to nominate Valentina Lisitsa, a pretty popular YouTube pianist. She also performs live throughout Europe. I love her piano play, it’s so calming and perfect for times when I want to put on my headphones and block out background noise on my daily commute.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BXSTY-4AdyH/?taken-by=valentina.lisitsa

  61. 2561
    Logan says:

    I would also like to nominate Edith Piaf. She was a world famous french singer. I’ve known about her from a young age from my mother’s influence.

    She has some amazing videos on youtube. I really admire her very natural expressions as she performs, and her voice is so powerful and elegant!

    http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-nov-21-1959-edith-piaf-69361107.html

  62. 2562
    Logan says:

    This performance of hers always puts a smile on my face:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzeLynj1GYM

  63. 2563

    Yes, let’s have new fun with discernment about possibilities about human self-realization and self-actualization!

    First nomination in this batch comes from LEO, whose Comment #2554 nominates Esther Peral. She is a psychotherapist who hosts an extremely entertaining podcast about messy human relationships.

    LEO, have you been reading these auras before submitting? Because once again you’ve selected someone in
    Age of Awakening Enlightenment. Well done!

  64. 2564

    HOLLY, thanks for your nomination of Cheryl Strayed in Comments 2555-2557.

    She seems like an exceptionally attractive person, energetically. Nowhere close to Enlightenment, though. Not at the time of this photo.

  65. 2565

    Back to you LEO, with your nomination in Comment #2559: Natalie Morales, an NBC reporter who is covering the Olympics.

    Well, here’s the deal, LEO and fans of LEO. Ms. Morales is actually in spiritual shutdown at the time of this photo. Seems to me. Although in a very adorable manner, to be sure.

  66. 2566

    LOGAN, how delightful to have some nominations from you! First off, you’ve nominated the touring concert pianist Valentina Lisitsa.

    Such a sweetie! And, guess what, she does belong on my Enlightenment Life List. No wonder you love listening to her. Thanks, LOGAN!

  67. 2567

    In addition, LOGAN, you nominated the legendary French chanteuse Edith Piaf. Thanks for your Comments #2561 and 2562.

    Oh, LOGAN, I’d call her a performer like Marilyn Monroe, who gave her art everything she’d got, maybe 500%. And yet as a person, it’s as though her aura was hanging together with duct tape and chewing gum.

    Oh well, there are always other lifetimes for gaining Enlightenment, as many as we need.

  68. 2568
    Isabella C. says:

    Ooh, Esther Perel! I have been absolutely riveted listening to her on the radio! I am going to check out her podcast.

  69. 2569
    Liane says:

    Love her or hate her, there is no one quite Dr. Laura Slessinger for cutting through the b.s. and getting to the truth.

    All while giving out simple, cut to the chase, personal advice.

    I tune in to this radio talkshow host when I’m in the car. She instantly clears up confusion, cuts through smoke screens, tells it like it really is, not what she thinks listeners want to hear.

  70. 2570
    Liane says:

    Precious few warm fuzzies.

    Not that I always agree with her (not that I always agree with anyone!), but I appreciate her blunt answers and consistant words of wisdom.

    This is a photo from 2016.

    http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Laura+Schlessinger/Dr+Laura+Schlessinger+Hosts+Show+Dr+Laura/nwHn5l2oIjS

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    Leo says:

    I’m a big fan ignore Esther Peral. She has a pretty interesting podcast about humans and their relationships!

    Sometimes I’ll be watching TV or listening to the radio and someone will strike me with a certain something that leads me to research their aura with Aura Reading Through All Your Senses. If I notice a strong presence of God I’ll nominate them to the list.

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    Leo says:

    Going back and reading Natalie Morales’ aura from a better photo, I would concur that she seems to be in spiritual shutdown.

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    Leo says:

    I would also like to nominate NBA Hall of Famer and TV personality Charles Barkley for the Enlightenment Life List.

    Here’s the best event photo I can find.

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