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Enlightenment Life List

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

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. 2701

    I’m very happy to offer this free service. Just, please, don’t skip my request that, before proposing a candidate for the List, first you check out that person in the NOMINEES post. (Link is near the top of this article. Since I do keep track of which people have already been nominated.)

    More than you might think, many a public figure has already been nominated. With the exception of this, my latest project, I only research a nominee once. Thanks for understanding my human limitations with time.

  2. 2702

    Regarding Comment #2691, JNANA, I found these words especially touching: “It sucks when pillars fall. The disbelief, the momentary fear and then the resolve to keep to truth come what may.”

    But really, about that fear part, moving into extreme spiritual addiction doesn’t just happen. Rather, it’s a consequence, resulting from a series of choices. So please don’t respond to this news with fear. Or maybe even disbelief (as you mentioned). In the early days of The Age of Awakening, this is just something that happens until people understand better what’s going on, and how to avoid problems.

    Might I suggest? Just “resolve to keep to truth” and integrity. As noted in practical Comment #2680 from yesterday.

  3. 2703

    Living in The Age of Awakening, we have an unprecedented potential for spiritual growth. Seems to me, in our lifetimes, millions may move into Enlightenment. (Helping us to prepare is my biggest reason for selecting the topic of “Accelerate Enlightenment” for my workshop next week, the final RES workshop of 2018.)

    Higher stakes, bigger consequences. That’s just how it is living now.

  4. 2704

    So if we live in integrity, we’ll evolve extra-rapidly.

    But folks can no longer get away with caring about fame more than anything else, or seeking power above all else, or arrogantly pursuing a superior degree of higher consciousness compared to others, or drifting way from allegiance to one’s own humanity, warts (and feeling vulnerable) and all.

  5. 2705

    And if you wish to keep track of how people are doing, consciousness-wise, living now, you no longer have to settle for a good feeling about someone, or a quick energy read. (All of which counts as Stage 1 Energetic Literacy, which is fine for a beginner but is notoriously inaccurate.)

    Learn Stages 2 and 3 of Energetic Literacy… and then you’ll be set for life with discernment about such things. Others have mastered these skills, starting with this free resource. You can too, you really can.

  6. 2706

    Wanting to keep track of how people are doing, consciousness-wise?

    Sure, this is yet one more reason to learn good energetic literacy skills, in order to tell. Plenty of practical benefits are available, too.

    With all respect to meditation experts trained by methods developed back in the Age of Faith, IMHO, their lack of full energetic literacy does not serve them well. (And by “full energetic literacy,” I only mean up through Stage 3. Sure more is available, and practical, and I’d be glad to teach you. But that’s for RES specialists, etc. For basic consumer smarts about how folks are doing these days, with their state of consciousness — especially spiritual teachers and beloved public figures — really, you’ll do fine with Stage 3 Energetic Literacy.)

  7. 2707

    In retrospect, it’s very telling about my former guru, the late Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, one of the great world gurus before The Age of Awakening.

    When it came to systematic knowledge about “the mechanics” of consciousness, and also his teaching of Transcendental Meditation, Maharishi was a true consciousness engineer, and meticulous.

  8. 2708

    Yet he taught his teachers (like me, back in the day) absolutely nothing about aura reading. Instead he would — pardon my saying — brag that he could do it.

    As a teacher, he entirely sidestepped his responsibility to teach us how to read auras. Not that it mattered so much during the decades when I studied with him, long before The Age of Awakening.

  9. 2709

    Instead, Maharishi told us that aura reading would develop after we’d been in Cosmic Consciousness for a while, as a feature of what he called “God Consciousness.” Supposedly this would simply develop.

    Hey, I learned to use Aura Reading Through All Your Senses® long before moving into Enlightenment. And I’ve taught plenty of folks not yet in Enlightenment how to gain this kind of literacy. Honestly, do you have to be in Enlightenment to learn word literacy? Energetic literacy can become just as universal in our world, as it is today.

  10. 2710

    Meanwhile, it simply isn’t true that energetic literacy develops because of having moved into Enlightenment. In my upcoming workshop, one of the (many) chunks of knowledge will be exploring why it is that beautiful people in Traditional Enlightenment are even more vulnerable to moving into extreme spiritual addiction than the beautiful people who have moved into Age of Awakening Enlightenment.

    Here at the blog you can track it for yourself as you follow this thread that has been developing about which beautiful people used to be in Enlightenment and no longer are, unfortunately.

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    N says:

    Thanks, Rose.

    What I meant was that I would like to nominate Daiko (he isn’t on the nominees list). I just wanted to make it clear that he was a new nominee and not someone already on the list, since I read you are waiting a bit with first-time nominees right now.

  12. 2712
    N says:

    I find that I’m quite affected by Daiko’s presence, and I feel more grounded, joyful and peaceful around him. I’m really interested in him (as well as Shodo Harada Roshi), because it is important to me to find a teacher who have integrity and who I can trust, so I can safely evolve into a better person. I do find all of this quite interesting, but most important to me, is that I actually evolve.

  13. 2713
    N says:

    By the way, when I write that Shodo Harada Roshi said, that Daiko is in Traditional Enlightenment, it is only my interpretation of what he said in a video and how I understand your definition of Traditional Enlightenment based on what I’ve read – just so I don’t put words in his mouth.

    I think I’ve covered it all, but please tell me, if I’m missing something in my nomination.

  14. 2714

    N, I think everything in your Comments #2712-2714 is lovely. Thank you.

  15. 2715

    Let’s play catch-up, Blog-Buddies. Many excellent questions and nominations are here, starting back on the lat page (use that PREVIOUS chance to click on the bottom of the screen) with LINDSEY’s nomination in Comment #2261 of the delightful actress Eliie Kemper.

    Unfortunately, using a photo from 2018, I’d say that she may be in an early stage of extreme spiritual addiction. Something that can be easy to mix up with Enlightenment, until you’ve had more experience. Sorry!

  16. 2716

    Incidentally, I’ve got a technical request for all you Blog-Buddies who nominate someone for this list. Please do not give me a page of google images to choose from. Instead, click on images until you can find one that’s current, preferably from this year.

    Sometimes it helps to search on “[Name of celeb] in 2018.” Again, thanks for your nomination, LINDSEY.

  17. 2717

    Now let’s have some fun and explore the consciousness lifestyle of Mark Levengood, a TV host who speaks both Finnish and Swedish. Nominated by SIY in Comment #2662.

    Sadly, he is another of those famous people who has fallen into extreme spiritual addiction. They’re disproportionately represented among the rich and famous, you know. Most of the people you know are doing far better than this guy, SIY, even if all of us aren’t wearing gorgeous wreaths of fresh flowers right now.

  18. 2718

    Thank you, FRANKI, for nominating Dr Steven Gundry, the cardiac surgeon turned function medicine doctor. It’s lovely that his work has helped you.

    Seems to me, this good doctor is doing quite well on his spiritual journey, but he’s got a ways to go before Enlightenment.

  19. 2719

    Thanks, ETHAN, for your nomination — in Comment #2671 — of self-described “spirit junkie” Gabby Bernstein. I find that concept pretty disturbing, but that’s just my reaction to equating love of God with having an addiction. 😉

    Researching her now, and it’s brought a sparkle to my day just to hear from you (as always happens, ETHAN). I’d say the most notable thing about her aura at this time is a great deal of sex appeal; not the worst consolation prize for not being ready yet for my Enlightenment Life List….

  20. 2720
    Lindsey says:

    Oh, bummer about Ellie Kemper. Probably explains why I might not be enjoying her last season of shows as much as her earlier seasons. Thanks for the photo tip too.

    I’m not sure if I sent one from 2018 or if it was a collage to pick from, but I will definitely make sure the next time.
    Thank you again Rose!

  21. 2721
    Emily says:

    Rose, thank you for doing this research. About #61 Tony Hsieh, here’s his photo from June 2018.

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    Bernie Smith says:

    Hello Rose. I’ve recently stumbled across some videos by Bill Mcdonald. A very interesting and unique character, who certainly knows how to tell a story (I mean that as a compliment). I wonder if he might be enlightened. Here’s his pic:

    Thank you!

  24. 2724

    BERNIE, I got such a kick out of what you wrote here. If you, as a musician, can’t appreciate the value of telling a compelling story, who would, a taxidermist? 😉

    Today I did aim to do a good solid 30-50 minutes, researching here. But other work priorities intervened. Still, I’ll get to all this as soon as I can, everyone! And meanwhile, here’s to having fun, no matter what we finish, or don’t complete, in a day.

  25. 2725
    Georgina says:

    Thank you for updating the Enlightenment List and for researching Star Riparetti, Rose. I had also been taking her essences.

    It is so very helpful to know whether an energy healer is doing well or not, post-Shift. Particularly if they are selling products aimed at healing.

  26. 2726
    Georgina says:

    Could you please research Robert “Rob” Schwartz for the Enlightenment List, Rose? I haven’t seen him nominated yet. Merci!

    Recent photo:

  27. 2727

    ISABELLA, thanks for your re-nomination, for updating, of Arielle Christner.

    Good catch, as she has had the difficulty of many intuitives and seems to have moved into extreme spiritual addiction. I’ll remove her from this list.

  28. 2728

    Good to re-visit Kevin Kline, ISABELLA.

    For him, Age of Awakening Enlightenment is holding just fine, according to my research.

  29. 2729

    Regarding your Comment #2690, ISABELLA, concerning Bill Gates, his Age of Awakening Enlightenment holds up well.

    As for his wife Melinda, she’s not doing so well. No specific comment, beyond that.

  30. 2730

    Next, N, responding to your Comment #2693 related to your request for me to revisit Shodo Harada Roshi from this List, he’s doing just fine within Traditional Enlightenment….

    In terms of the effectiveness of what he’s teaching, of course I don’t know how long the folks in that photo have studied with him… or how they were doing beforehand. But, as a favor to you who obviously cares very much about moving forward significantly towards Enlightenment…

  31. 2731

    And really, N, I don’t ever intend to do a big chunk of research like this…

    But, FYI, one other person in that photo is doing quite well with consciousness (although not in Enlightenment yet) and the others are nowhere — and I mean nowhere — close. So please remember, Enlightenment is not contagious, despite all the traditional romantization of darshan.

  32. 2732

    Thank you for the updates, Rose!

    Continuing on, here is George Clooney (#28) with his wife Amal in June 2018:

    And a headshot of just George, the same night:

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    By the way, thank you for doing this even though I am noticing that quite a few people that I am linking to here look like they’re doing absolutely wonderfully! It’s encouraging to see.

    A few of them, though, I’m not as optimistic.

  38. 2738
    N says:

    Thanks a lot, Rose. That is very valuable to me. And I understand that it is not what you normally do, so thanks.

    Seeing so many other people disappearing from the list, it is good to know that Shodo Harada Roshi is still doing well, even though I will consider another teaching based on your feedback.

  39. 2739

    Looking for a current photo of poet Jane Hirschfield (whom I nominated back in 2010 or 2011!) I found this wonderful 4-minute video, about a 9th century female Japanese poet Hirshfield admires, published in 2018:

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  41. 2741

    Continuing on my project of researching folks in time for my workshop this weekend, ELL candidates added after the Shift into the Age of Awakening…

    * Musician Peter Gabriel is still in Age of Awakening Enlightenment.
    * T. Jonathon Proctor goes off the list; by 2018 my research suggests he’s in spiritual addiction more than Traditional Enlightenment.
    * Mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani was in Age of Awakening Enlightenment when she made her transition in March of this year, dying of Cancer.

  42. 2742

    * Actress Mayim Bialik is still in Age of Awakening Enlightenment.
    * Amanda, from our RES community, is a part-time meditation teacher, Traditional Enlightenment.
    * Paula Lawley, significant career, is also an RES client and student, Age of Awakening Enlightenment.
    * Ma Nithya Sudevi, a spiritual teacher of Traditional Enlightenment, and tarot reader, is now in spiritual addiction, according to my research from 2018.

  43. 2743

    * J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter books, is still in Age of Awakening Enlightenment.
    * Swami Sri Gnanananda Giri may still be in Traditional Enlightenment, but I can’t find a current photo.
    * For novelist Kathryn Stockett, the most recent photo I’ve found is from 2014. She’s still in Age of Awakening Enlightenment.
    * Philanthropist and business leader David Rubenstein is still in Age of Awakening Enlightenment.

  44. 2744
    Jnana says:

    Re: Swami Sri Gnanananda Giri may still be in Traditional Enlightenment, but I can’t find a current photo. -He passed on in the seventies.

    I too, tried to find a more current picture of Kathryn Stockett but failed. Hopefully she is still doing well today.

  45. 2745
  46. 2746

    Thank you, EVE and JNANA. Novelist Stockett is still in Enlightenment, as hastily noted last night in Comment #2743. 🙂

  47. 2747
    Bernie Smith says:

    I wonder if you might research a recent pic of Tim Freke.

    He made it onto your list back in 2012 – just before the shift into age of awakening. I hope he will remain on it! I went on one of Tim’s retreats a few years ago and was very impressed.

  48. 2748
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    BERNIE SMITH, I’ll be delighted to do that. It may take a few days before I’ve finished unpacking from the workshop last weekend and have the time to continue with this research, but it’s a definite WILL DO SOON. 🙂

    Best wishes.

  50. 2750
    N says:

    Hi Rose

    I can see you that you have removed Aisha Salem, Lucia and Lorne from your list. Instead of me making assumptions, I thought I would ask you why that is, if you don’t mind sharing?

  51. 2751

    N., when I remove people from the Enlightenment Life List it is because (in my professional opinion) they are no longer in Enlightenment.

    If you’d like further details, you’re welcome to book a session with me. On that day, simply email me a current photo of the person (or persons) you’d like me to research for you. You see, I don’t do casual sharing. N., this is an educational website and I choose the topics.

  52. 2752
    Leo says:

    I’d like to nominate Beto O’Rourke, a current candidate for a Senate seat in Texas.

    He strikes me, and many pundits, as one of the most Obama-esque Democratic candidates in recent years.

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    Okay, Blog-Buddies, I’ll move forward starting with recent photos supplied by y’ all for me to research folks already on this list. Afterwards I plan to finish researching those added from 2012 on, and then I’ll finally get to fine nominations that are newer, like your latest, LEO.

    Not that I plan to do all this tonight. 😉 This is a PROJECT. A lot of work, but one worth doing.

  55. 2755

    On to re-researching Tim Freke, as you requested, BERNIE, in your Comments #2747 and 2748.

    I’ve moved him off that list for now. Seems to me he’s not yet in Extreme Spiritual Addiction, but en route. Very sorry.

  56. 2756

    Researching away, using relatively current pix:

    Eddie Vedder, removed from this list.
    JEAN, from the RES cohort, still in Enlightenment.
    Couldn’t find any photos for Roger Linden more recent than 2008! If you happen to find one, please send a link.
    Nicholas McGegan still belongs on this Enlightenment Life List.

  57. 2757

    Let’s have an update on my updates of this list. After much thought, I’ve decided to simply report to you Blog-Buddies when the update is complete.

    I’m doing this update for the sake of integrity, and because we live in times that challenge all of us, one way or another.

  58. 2758

    So, what to do, if there is anyone whose status you’re interested in checking? Simply wait until I tell you this update is complete.

    Then you can search any name on the Enlightenment Life List, and you’ll see who’s still there. The Nominees List will continue to list everyone who has been nominated, so you can form your own conclusions.

  59. 2759
    N says:

    Rose, to your comment 2751: Fair enough – I respect that you set boundaries. I thought I stayed within the topic, because you often mention if people were in spiritual addiction or extreme spiritual addiction and I thought you might do the same here (thereby not saying that you necessarily ought to).

  60. 2760

    No worries, N. Now you understand that I decide when to disclose details, and I don’t take requests. Since it’s my blog, I get to make the rules!

  61. 2761
    Eve says:

    Comments #2679-80 helped me unexpectedly.

    I think I’ve assumed I’d be getting some super-human abilities with Enlightenment.

  62. 2762
    Eve says:

    This was a heavy lure for me to be looking at a consciousness lifestyle that would not have been good at all. No more!

  63. 2763
    Eve says:

    Comment #2680 :
    #1. Speak with integrity. Don’t lie to others, or to yourself.
    #2. Make choices that build up to a pattern of living in integrity.
    #3. Have the humility to be human. Not super-human. Just a hairy, smelly, curious, evolving human.

  64. 2764

    Hi Rose,

    I would like to nominate Atlanta rapper Andre 3000 (Andre Benjamin).

    Here’s a recent photo; he’s on the left, in the black trench coat.

    Thank you!

  65. 2765

    LEO, let’s explore your nominee in Comments #2752 and 2753 of up-and-coming politician Beto O’Rourke.

    I’d describe him as doing well but not yet in Enlightenment.

  66. 2766

    And now for your intriguing nomination, in Comment #2764, ISABELLA CATES — nominating Atlanta rapper Andre 3000 (Andre Benjamin).

    It’s like this, ISABELLA. If we had researched him months ago, I probably would have found simply Age of Awakening Enlightenment. (And been very happy about it.)

  67. 2767

    At the time of this photo, however, Andre 3000 has something more going on, probably the kind of problem that could be cleared up in one session of RES. But a problem that, if left unattended, could move him right out of Enlightenment.

    How I’d love to help him. Before then, however, I don’t find stable Enlightenment. Sadly.

  68. 2768

    Ah, interesting. And sad.

    Thank you for researching, Rose, and for the informative response.

  69. 2769

    Here’s some happy news. A new member of our RES community has moved into Enlightenment. Age of Awakening Enlightenment.

    I’ll be updating this list with her first name and also writing a blog post in days to come. meanwhile it’s such wonderful news!!!

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