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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
  6. And this article might be helpful whether you’re in Enlightenment or simply know somebody who’s in Enlightenment. Enlightenment Etiquette was first published on December 10, 2018.

In years to come, see how many other articles are published about this. Could be fun, since many RES firsts have become very popular topics. Definitely, as more people move into Enlightenment, we need to start thinking about good manners regarding conversation between people in Enlightenment and those who aren’t… yet.

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. Entrepreneur Bill Gates
  14. Entrepreneur Warren Buffett
  15. IKEA Founder Ingvar Kamprad. (He was profiled, along with other mega-successful businesspeople, in Magnetize Money with Energetic Literacy.)
  16. World teacher and healer Sai Baba
  17. Yogi Vivekananda
  18. Yogi Ramakrishna
  19. Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin
  20. Businessman Edward C. Johnson
  21. Real estate tycoon Donald Bren
  22. Writer Emmet Fox
  23. Teacher and writer Michael Tamura*
  24. Teacher Raphaelle Tamura*, yes that is our first husband-and-wife team on our Enlightenment Life List.
  25. Actor Helen Mirren
  26. Actor George Clooney
  27. Teacher and writer Karen Maezen Miller
  28. Yogi Kripalu Mahraj. The photo was supplied by Blog-Buddy JEAN in Comment 735.
  29. Mystic and activist Amma* (a.k.a. The Hugging Saint)
  30. Spiritual teacher and author Gangaji
  31. Spiritual writer and teacher Ram Dass*
  32. Leader within Transcendental Meditation, and Maharishi’s first initiate in America,  Charlie Lutes*
  33. TM author and pioneer, Helena Olson*.
  34. Swami Satchitananda*
  35. Singer James Taylor
  36. Songwriter and singer Carole King
  37. Kundalini Yoga teacher Yogi Bhajan
  38. Sidha Yoga founder Swami Muktananda
  39. Yogi Bhagawan Nityananda (teacher to Swami Muktananda)
  40. Swami Brahmananda Saraswati,  Shankaracharya of Jyotirmath (and guru to my one-time guru, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)
  41. 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.)
  42. Hypnosis educator Patricia MacIsaac*.
  43. Spiritual facilitator Susan Scolastico.*
  44. Diane Jarvi, part of the management team put together by Star Riparetti.
  45. 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
  46. Shamanic Healer Nah Kin was added August 9. You’ll find an Aura Reading post devoted to her here.
  47. Shamanic Healer Hi-Ah Park. Another great find from Blog-Buddy Karin, like the previous great one on this Enlightenment Life List.
  48. Healer Hannes Jacob, also nominated by Karin for a healer’s contest. Way to go, Karin! Not to mention Herr Jacob!
  49. 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.
  50. The guru Swami Chinmayananda, not to be confused with H.H. Tejomayananda, his successor.” See Comment 51 below.
  51. Jamie Sams, First Nation shaman, is a writer for HarperCollins as well as a practicing healer.
  52. Thich Nhat Hanh (pronounced Tick-Naught-Han) is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk. Added September 14, 2010, courtesy of Blog-Buddy SUZANNE and Comment #72.
  53. 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.
  54. Sound healer Chris Rials-Seitz.
  55. Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO. “Hseih” is pronounced “Shay.” Blog-Buddy BRENDA nominated him, too.
  56. Metteyya Sakyaputta, a Buddhist monk, nominated by Blog-Buddy JORDAN.
  57. A Buddhist nun, Bhaddhamanika, was also nominated by Blog-Buddy JORDAN.
  58. Poet Jane Hirshfield, another nomination from Blog-Buddy JORDAN.
  59. Lauren Jubelirer, Shamanic Astrologer, Director of Certification and Teacher Training Program of SAMS.
  60. Paramahamsa Hariharananda, one of the saints from the lineage of Kriya Yoga, proposed by Blog-Buddy RENEE.
  61. 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.
  62. Sri Bhagavan is one of the global visionaries behind The Oneness Phenomenon.
  63. Gregg Braden, a spiritual teacher nominated by HEATHER.
  64. Caroline Myss, a metaphysical writer and former medical intuitive. GRACE nominated her, and this update was done on 11/30/10.
  65. Arnaud Desjardins, French spiritual teacher, proposed by YAN.
  66. Ma Anandamayi, the Hindu saint, was also proposed by YAN.
  67. 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.
  68. Kangyur Rinpoche, Tibetan Rinpoche, proposed by — you guessed it — YAN.
  69. Singer Tony Bennett was proposed by Grace and added on 12/12/10.
  70. 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.)
  71. Rig Veda Pundit Brahmarishi Deverath.*
  72. Alan Watts, who popularized Buddhism in America
  73. Thomas Merton, another fabulous writer, and a Trappist monk
  74. Simcha Krause, author of Hey Waiter… There’s God in My Soup!: Learning Kabbalah Through Humor.
  75. 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.
  76. 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.
  77. 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!
  78. Gustavo Dudamel, added June 8, 2011, is such an amazing conductor, he has been called “The future of classical music.”
  79. 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.
  80. Joanna Cherry, a spiritual teacher who is a minister for Teaching of the Inner Christ. Added June 29, 2011.
  81. 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.
  82. Joel Goldsmith, another spiritual teacher and renowned writer.
  83. Larry Dossey, M.D., one more courageous, eminent writer and teacher, added June 30, 2011
  84. Nancy Clark, Ph.D.,*, a healer, teacher, and writer I know from working for VOICE in Japan.
  85. Amma Sri Kuranamayi, a hugging saint proposed by JORDAN in Comment 460, is now added to the Enlightenment Life List on July 2, 2011.
  86. 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.
  87. 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.
  88. American healer Jill Isbell, added July 23, 2011.
  89. 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.
  90. Healer Maxima May*, proposed by BRENDA and added August 6, 2011.
  91. Abdul Ballullah was nominted by RENE and added August 7, 2011.
  92. 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.)
  93. Mystic and yogi Sri Aurobindo was proposed by BERNIE. Added August 23, 2011.
  94. 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.
  95. South African leader, a hero in the world’s annals of democracy, Nelson Mandela was proposed by RENE and added September 7, 2011.
  96. The 16th Karmapa, a Buddhist leader nominated by LIZZIE, was added September 27, 2011.
  97. Shambala teacher,  Khandro Tseyang Palmo, the Sakyong Wangmo , nominated by ANONYMOUS, was added September 27, 2011.
  98. Jane Lynch, of Glee fame, was nominated by SUZANNE and added September 27, 2011.
  99. Arielle Ford, bestselling writer and New Age promoter, was added October 19, 2011.
  100. Manual Schoch, a Swiss mystic, added November 30, 2011.
  101. Hugh Jackman, Australian performer and international celebrity.
  102. Nancy Pelosi, American politician. First female Speaker of the House of Represenatives in American History.
  103. Eli Manning, American football player on the New York Giants.
  104. Ramana Maharshi, a yogi proposed by Bernie.
  105. 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.
  106. 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.
  107. 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.
  108. 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!
  109. Elizabeth Gilbert, creativity expert, added June 5, 2012.
  110. 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.
  111. Ethel Lombardi, the courageous healer who gave the world MariEl, nominated by Blog-Buddy Sandra.
  112. 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.
  113. Grandmaster Choa Kok Sui, founder of Pranic Healing, nominated by Blog-Buddy Kala.
  114. Rose Rosetree*, founder of Energy Spirituality and techniques for Energetic Literacy. Profiled here in a video interview on “Buddha at the Gas Pump.”
  115. Linda Clair, an Australian spiritual teacher.
  116. Swami Nirmalananda, a spiritual teacher and nun in the tradition of Swami Muktananda, was proposed by Blog-Buddy Debi S.
  117. Nate Berkus, interior designer and mega-charming TV talk show host.
  118. Steve Martin, comedian, actor, banjo virtuoso, writer, definite householder. This shift has happened within the last couple of years.
  119. Stephanie Thomas,* artisan and one-of-a-kind artist.
  120. Dr. Anita Chu *, a psychiatrist whose blossoming career has included representing psychiatrists for the American Medical Association.
  121. 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.
  122. 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.
  123. Master Stephen Co, one of ten Archaryas in the traditions of Pranic Healing and Arhatic Yoga, proposed by Blog-Buddy KALA.
  124. 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 he 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?
  125. Richard Miller, Enlightenment Educator through his magnificent video interviews and the important website, Richard has his own amazing website, Never Not Here.
  126. 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.
  127. Mark Landau, spiritual teacher and writer, profiled here at “Buddha at the Gas Pump.”
  128. 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.”
  129. Christine Wushke* is a Canadian teacher of yoga and meditation, also a poet, profiled here at “Buddha at the Gas Pump.”
  130. 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.”
  131. 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.”
  132. 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.”
  133. 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.
  134. 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.
  135. Another great nomination from Blog-Buddy Jnana, Swami Sivananda Saraswati. Comment 996 by Janana gives a beautiful, succinct summary of his achievements.
  136. 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.
  137. 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.
  138. Brahmacharya Nandkishore, a disciple of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, was nominated by Blog-Buddy Mike in Comment 1088.
  139. Sister Wendy Beckett, the Catholic nun and noted art expert, was nominated by me, Rose Rosetree.
  140. Spiritual mentor Holly Holm (formerly Sarojini), nominated by Blog-Buddy PAIGE.
  141. The late Swami Kryiyananda was nominated by AJ, a spiritual teacher who taught about making your “whole” life your spiritual practice
  142. Shirdi Sai Baba, a.k.a. “The Saint of Shirdi,” nominated by JNANA, with a great story included at Comment 1172.
  143. Financial wizard and (Hey, I’m just guessing) HOUSEHOLDER… Ray Dalio, Chief Investment Officer for Bridgewater Associates. Nominated by Blog-Buddy DAVID.
  144. Novelist Barbara Kingsolver, nominated by Blog-Buddy JESSICA.
  145. Novelist and scholar J.R.R. Tolkien, nominated by Blog-Buddy LARA.
  146. 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!
  147. 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.
  148. “A Very Eligible Bachelor,” whom I described a bit in Comment 1293. Now there’s someone living human-based spirituality!
  149. 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.
  150. Sandra Haering* now joins the Enlightenment Life List. Currently she is an apprentice in the Mentoring Program in Rosetree Energy Spirituality.
  151. Emily Turner* has joined the Enlightenment Life List. She is also a member of this RES community.
  152. 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.
  153. 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.
  154. Swami Rudrananda was an influential spiritual teacher. Nominated by Blog-Buddy ASTRIT. Added on June 3, 2014.
  155. Environmental activist and former Vice-President of the United States, Al Gore was finally nominated for this Enlightenment Life List. Thanks, Blog-Buddy AJ.
  156. Spiritual teacher Jeddah Mali was nominated by Blog-Buddy TEHYA.
  157. Actor Viggo Mortensen has landed upon the list.
  158. Isabella Cates* is a Practitioner of Rosetree Energy Spirituality and also the first Graduate in the Mentoring Program for Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis®.
  159. Evgenia Brodyagina* is a member of this energy spirituality community. She has written some guest posts at this blog.
  160. Prajnaparamita  was nominated by a new visitor to this blog, ADAM.
  161. Peter Gabriel was nominated by Blog-Buddy BERNIE.
  162. Acclaimed mathematician and Stanford Professor Maryam Mirzakhani was (indirectly) nominated by Blog-Buddy ZOFIA. She made her transition in May
  163. Kylie Sparks* from this RES community.
  164. Elaine W.* from this RES  community. Take a look at her guest post, “Celebrate Householder Enlightenment, Me?”
  165. Amanda* from this RES community.
  166. Paula Lawley * from this RES community. She works in technology, communications, media, and marketing.
  167. Swami Sri Gnanananda Giri was nominated by Blog-Buddy JNANA. (Scroll down a bit to find the photo.)
  168. Also nominated by Blog-Buddy JNANA is the superb novelist Kathryn Stockett, author of “The Help.”
  169. Blog-Buddy ZELDA nominated business leader and philanthropist David Rubenstein. Nice catch!
  170. Ajahn Tong Sirimangalo, the highly regarded Vipassana Meditation teacher from Northern Thailand, was nominated by Blog-Buddy MIRIAM.
  171. Namkai Norbu Rinpoche, the head of the Nyingma branch of Tibetan Buddhism. He teaches Dzogchen —  nominated by Blog-Buddy WENDY.
  172. Shivabalayogi, a guru nominated by his follower, RICH.
  173. Shodo Harada Roshi belongs on this list.
  174. Yamada Mumon Roshi, the late master, also belongs on this list.
  175.  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!
  176. Spiritual teacher Jean Christian, nominated by Blog-Buddy RACHEL.
  177. Inspired poet (and ex-priest) John O’Donohue, nominated by Blog-Buddy RACHEL. (Yes, two in a row!)
  178. 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.
  179. Kathleen*, from Australia, a member of our RES community here at this blog.
  180. Eddie Vedder, of Pearl Jam fame, was nominated by Blog-Buddy ISABELLA C. (also on my Enlightenment Life List).
  181. JEAN*, from America, a member of our RES community here at this blog.
  182. Pope John Paul II was finally nominated for this list, courtesy of Blog-Buddy LILIAN. Thanks, LILIAN.
  183. Nonduality teacher Roger Linden was nominated by Blog-Buddy RACHEL.
  184. Nicholas McGegan, the conductor of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, was nominated by Blog-Buddy GRACE W. (also on my Enlightenment Life List).
  185. 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).
  186. P. Saradha, a physiotherapist in Bangalore, India, was researched at the request of Blog-Buddy D.G.
  187. 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.)
  188. 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. 🙂
  189. 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.
  190. 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.
  191. And so does his wife, Frannie Franken, pictured in the photo that SANDRA sent.
  192. Performer Drew Carey was nominated by ISABELLA CATES, herself on the Enlightenment Life List, is also an RES Practitioner.
  193. 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.)
  194. Gladys, who was also in the first graduating class of THE NEW STRONG Workshop, Enlightenment validated on August 24, 2016.
  195. DORIS*, also involved in RES.
  196. Rebecca*, the acupuncturist.
  197. Gary*, the doctor.
  198. Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton.
  199. BEV UPSHUR*, who was also in the first graduating class of THE NEW STRONG Workshop, Enlightenment validated on November 3, 2016.
  200. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma was also added, nominated by me, on January 22, 2017.
  201. Nisargadatta Maharaj, the late Advaita Teacher, was nominated by Blog-Buddy ALEX and added on February 8, 2017.
  202. Added on 2-27-17 is D.G.*, a man from India, is a member of our RES community.
  203. CHRISTINE,* Another member of our RES community joins our list as of 3-2-17. Congratulations!
  204. Sir Patrick Stewart was nominated by Blog-Buddy ISABELLA CATES.
  205. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, was nominated by Blog-Buddy AJ McCLARY.
  206. Legendary broadcaster Dan Rather has, by now, moved onto this Enlightenment Life List. Nominated by Blog-Buddy ISABELLA CATES.
  207. Lindsey is a member of our RES community. Lauded her in New Enlightenment Life Listie.
  208. Zou Youguang was nominated by me, after I wrote a blog post about him here.
  209. Joyce DiDonato goes onto this list. You can find many current photos and recordings at YouTube.
  210. 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.
  211. CRISPR co-inventor Jennifer Doudna goes onto this list.
  212. 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.
  213. BBC Historian Lucy Worsley was nominated by LILIAN. Yes, a “very British celebrity” in Enlightenment.
  214. I found this guy while watching TV: Office of Government Ethics Director Walter Shaub Jr.
  215. Penny Wong, a Senator in Australia, was nominated by Blog-Buddy KATHLEEN, herself in Enlightenment.
  216. LINDSEY, from our Enlightenment Life List, just nominated British actor Martin Clunes. Yes, indeed, this joy sparkler belongs on this list!
  217. With great joy, today, I add a second inspiring person to this list, Sarah L. Kaufman, author of “The Art of Grace.”
  218. With joy again, today I add CAMERON* from England, a member of the RES Community, to this Enlightenment Life List.
  219. 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.
  220. Rick Carlisle, Coach of the Dallas Mavericks, was nominated by LEO. And, yes, today’s still January 19, 2018.
  221. 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.
  222. This Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, I’m adding a basketball phenom for the Warriors. RES Apprentice LEO was the talent scout.
  223. And there’s more, on Feb. 4, 2018, since AJ nominated Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Possibly the first Supreme Court Justice to have moved into Enlightenment.
  224. Wow, call it a basketball or a touchdown or whatever on Feb. 4, 2018. RES Apprentice LEO has scored another win for our Enlightenment Life List by nominating Harvard Professor Richard Weissbourd.
  225. Also on Feb. 4, 2018,  we can add Chuck Schumer, Minority House Leader. Just glorious.
  226. Capping this week of big activity at this List, today I am so happy to add Blog-Buddy LIANE from America.
  227. Esther Peral, the psychotherapist and podcaster about relationships, joins our list on February 22, 2018, thanks to a nomination from RES Apprentice LEO.
  228. Valentina Lisita, concert pianist, was nominated by LOGAN. He chose a winner who goes onto our list on February 22, 2018.
  229. Today, on March 24, 2018, I am so happy to add Blog-Buddy ROMANA DeBEER* from Australia.
  230. And on March 26, who’s being added. Storyteller and memoirist Bobby Norfolk.*
  231. Next, on March 31, let’s add another member of the RES community, EVE* from America, by way of Finland.
  232. 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.
  233. Holly, from the RES community, now belongs on this list.
  234. April 19, 2018. Glad to say, CHARLES* goes on this list now; he’s a member of our RES community from America.
  235. May 26, 2018. Happily, I welcome Erica K. onto this list. She, too, is a member of our RES community.
  236. June 16, 2018. Onto our list goes Kenan Thompson from “Saturday Night Live, thanks to a nomination from Blog-Buddy STEVE.
  237. November 15, 2013, Sandi Toksvig won! She’s a recent host of “The Great British Bake Off.” Nominator ISABELLA CATES and seconder LINDSEY are both in Enlightenment.
  238. November 19, 2018 was Enlightenment Validation day for JENNIFER SIRRINE. She’s a member of our RES community. Been reading this blog since 2011.
  239. December 19,2018 was Enlightenment Validation day for LEO WATTS. He’s an RES Apprentice.
  240. December 29, 2018 was Enlightenment Validation day for BRITTANY BLACK. She’s a stay-at-home Mom who became interested in RES earlier this year.
  241. December 31, 2018 Enlightenment Validation day for COMPUTER GUY JOE, an occasional RES client.
  242. Starting off 2019 beautifully, on January 3, BRYAN PATRICK moved into Enlightenment. He’s a member of our RES community.
  243. Glad to announce on January 25, 2019, EXPLORER moved into Enlightenment. She’s a member of our RES community.
  244. More happy news, on February 9, 2019, TATIANA moved into Enlightenment. Another member of our RES community.
  245. Another February addition to our Enlightenment Life List. Engineer JESSE has moved into Enlightenment. Another member of our RES community and, actually, an RES Apprentice.
  246. Former U.S. attorney and political pundit, Chuck Rosenberg. Added onto our list on 2/20/19.
  247. Added on March 6, 2019, one of my favorite comedians and extreme ham, Martin Short. Thanks to Blog-Buddy DIANA for this nomination!
  248. Added on April 2, 2019, Pediatrician KATIE has moved into Enlightenment. Another member of our RES community!
  249. May 17, 2019, who joined our Enlightenment Life List? Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the sexologist.
  250. May 24, 2019, I’m delighted to add Professor Joe.
  251. May 25, 2019, our list expands to include Tina, who works at at Howard County General Hospital.
  252. May 27, 2019. Let’s add Ezra Klein, host of “The Ezra Klein Show,” a Vox podcast.
  253. June 2, 2019. Kate McKinnon was researched for the “Fake Smile Contest.” That’s when I finally read her aura and then chose her for this list. Hooray for all of us fans of the star from “Saturday Night Live.”
  254. June 10, 2019. Basketball star Giannis Antetokoumpo. LEO nominated him for our Fake Smile Contest.
  255. June 18, 2019, let’s welcome comedy writer and recent Tony Leading Actress in a Play Winner, Elaine May — her first acting award at age 87!
  256. June 18, 2019, I’m also inspired to add chef and philanthropist, José Andrés, who has been nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.
  257. July 11, 2019. Onto our list goes Ursula von derr Leyen, Germany’s Defense Minister, newly elected to become President of the European Commission,  a nominee from Blog-Buddy EDWARD GRANT.
  258. July 27, 2019. Countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński goes onto this list, I’m so glad to say. The previous link will give you the conclusion of a two-part Aura Reading for Physicality that I did for him, publishing it on that date in July.

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. 2601

    Next, STEVE, I’ll research Candace Craw-Goldman of Quantum Healing fame. Nominated in Comment #2589. She’s certainly got a fan, according to that quote! I’m researching [Link No longer Available] this casual-looking photo, courtesy of Google.

    Again, nowhere close to Enlightenment.

    Although a higher state of consciousness is not required to be of service, and evidently she does wonderful work.

    I do notice a strong connection between her and astral beings, deeply lodged into her chakra databanks. Yet at times like posing for this photo… she’s definitely herself. On her sacred path.

  2. 2602

    Then, STEVE, regarding Comment #2591, you’ve nominated Rumi Hashimoto. A leading light of Healing Touch. Here’s a beaming, pretty informal, photograph of Hashimoto-san.

    Sweet as all the other energy healer’s I’ve been researching in this series. Also totally, totally not in Enlightenment. Rather, her chakra databanks show signs of collaborating routinely with a group of astral beings.
    She remains herself, yet perhaps as much a leader among discarnate beings as she is within the Healing Touch Community….

  3. 2603

    Thanks so much, JNANA, for your nomination of the persistent (and evidently delightful) author Min Jin Lee. For sure, 30 years is a long time to work on a book. (My record is 9 1/2 years. Like a fingersnap by comparison!)

    Tremendous writing talent shows in her aura. Such as her Throat Chakra Databank for Connection in Close Relationships. Not remotely close to Enlightenment, however.

    Thanks for this nomination in Comment #2596.

  4. 2604

    ISABELLA, thank you for nominating the inspiring Rev. Dr. William Barber. Can’t wait to research him!

    Well, wait no longer. anyone. Here I go, using the fine photo that you supplied in Comments #2597-2598.

    He wins! We all win, ISABELLA. You win for sure. Because onto my Enlightenment Life List he goes!!!!! Amen!

  5. 2605
    Graham says:

    Thanks so much for doing this research, Rose!

    I really enjoyed reading what you had to say about all the nominations.

  6. 2606
    Jnana says:

    Oh my, not remotely close! What a shame. I wonder if the difficult history of her forefathers has contributed to that.

    Still, she can tell a tale and I enjoyed hers. Funnily enough, I did not enjoy that of another author who is in enlightenment. So there we go.

  7. 2607

    Oh, JNANA, a teacher like you sure brings out the teacher in me!

    So here come two questions, for you and also for other seekers of Enlightenment….

  8. 2608

    Does the suffering — or non-suffering — of your parents (or other relatives) have any bearing whatsoever on whether you evolve spiritually?

    Such as crossing the threshold into Enlightenment.

  9. 2609
    Jnana says:

    And it was interesting to read how the energy healers are managing to still be themselves in spite of collaborating with astral entities.

    It is possible to not get swept up by it after all.

  10. 2610

    “There we go” is a sweet response.

    Why might you enjoy a book written by somebody NOT in Enlightenment?

    And, sneaking in a related question into this Question 2, why might you NOT enjoy a book written by somebody in Enlightenment?

  11. 2611
    Jnana says:

    Re 2612
    I guess not.
    So her ‘not remotely’ is due to her own issues.

  12. 2612
    Jnana says:

    2614 – Will get back to it tomorrow.

    It’s too late in the night, or rather too early in the morning to be able to translate my vague guess into a proper reply now.

  13. 2613

    Regarding that Comment #2613, as many of you Blog-Buddies may know, that’s a pretty low standard for “doing well”:

    “… her chakra databanks show signs of collaborating routinely with a group of astral beings.
    She remains herself, yet perhaps as much a leader among discarnate beings as she is [engaged in relationships with other people].

  14. 2614
    Jnana says:

    So I’m back. Without an answer.

    ‘Why might you enjoy a book written by somebody NOT in Enlightenment?’

    Could it be the topic is of interest to me and the writing so good, I get glimpses of the truth?

    I hope you’re not going to say her stuff matches mine so the common ground there caused the enjoyment.

  15. 2615
    Jnana says:

    And I guess ditto for question 2.

    The truth was beyond my level of consciousness and so I did not enjoy it.

  16. 2616

    Oh you sweet spiritual seeker. JNANA, I’m so glad you have voiced these questions. Pondering them over an extended time and then settling for “an answer” that was, actually, your answer.

    Really, sweet!

    Then you found answers related to your long-term way of thinking. Perhaps related to a kind of religious background within Hinduism that I know a bit about, from some of our sessions together.

  17. 2617

    Evidently you are looking for The Answer in the midst of your life as a human. The Divine Answer.

    Well, here’s a hint to a practical answer. One that can help you adjust better to your life as it is. And also help you along a genuine spiritual path that can help you move towards Enlightenment

    JNANA, “human” has got to be central for answering the two questions I posed above.

  18. 2618

    Enjoyment of a book mostly has to do with HUMAN aspects of life. Such as the author’s skill as a writer.

    Plus whether that author wrote on a topic you like, with a style you like, and supporting a point of view you find congenial.

    While a book you don’t like mostly has to do with the author’s lack of skill, or choosing a topic you find uninteresting, or writes in a style you find annoying, or coming up with a perspective that you personally dislike.

  19. 2619

    Life’s successes (and other goodies) do not go to human beings based solely on their level of spiritual awakening. Or integration of lovely experiences into everyday life.

    We succeed in any endeavor based on paying the price for that success. Learning rather than faking it. Doing the work. Setting goals. Making reality checks and using flexibility in how we persist at pursuing our goals, realistically adapting to our rapidly changing society.

  20. 2620

    JNANA, seems to me that you’re still struggling to understand the difference between how human life really works versus religious or spiritual ideals. And that’s a very hard way to live.

    One of my books was written just for you and the many other good people in that same idealistic boat.

    Please read this one. Or reread it.

  21. 2621

    Of course, for the best results, read what that book actually says.

    Some of us have been so indoctrinated that we don’t take life at surface value but constantly add overlays of beliefs that we were taught.

    Like, “When this chapter says A, that’s Rose’s secret way of telling us Z.” (This intent would not be true of any honest writer. Rather, such writerly gymnastics would reveal an overly complicated way of seeking spiritual truth — or whatever. Which would cause readers to seriously missing the intended point.)

  22. 2622
    Jnana says:

    Back to square one it is.

  23. 2623

    Aw, JNANA, every time we learn something new it doesn’t have to count as “Square One.” Evolution is the big game you’re playing. I know you.

    Please, give yourself credit for being such an intrepid spiritual seeker. You couldn’t ask for anything more important if you’re aiming for spiritual evolution. Maybe you’ve just moved forward to Square 80,002?

    Who’s to say? Regardless of which Square on your path, you’ve taken a beautiful step with your thoughtful and gracious interactions here.

  24. 2624
    Jnana says:

    Thank you Rose. You always make me feel so much better.

    And your memoir, which I got today, is giving me such a high.

  25. 2625
    Steve says:

    Thank you for doing that research, Rose.

  26. 2626

    Today ISABELLA CATES sent a lovely thank you comment. Over her nomination of Dr. Rev. William Butler. Which resulted in the latest addition to this Enlightenment Life List.

    I’ve turned it into a guest post. Are you in the mood for some inspiration? Then simply click here. 🙂

  27. 2627
    Steve says:

    I’m very curious about Matt Riemann

    [Rose now has a policy of making live at this thread only photos of people who go onto my Enlightenment Life List. Please include a photo link when submitting a candidate.]

    He’s got some passionate fans, Rose.

    Please use your research skills and let me know if you consider him to be in Enlightenment.

    Thanks a lot.

  28. 2628
    Ethan says:

    Rose-I’d like to nominate Kendrick Lamar-a rapper-who was recently awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Music for 2018 for his 2017 album DAMN.

    I’m so curious if this young man of 30 is in Enlightenment. He seems to be handling all his fame and fortune very well.

  29. 2629
    Ethan says:

    [Link No longer Available] (Kendrick Lamar photo)

  30. 2630

    Thanks for these latest nominations! I do mean to get to them when a few more have heaped up onto the golden pile.

    For now I would like to acknowledge a brand new addition to the Enlightenment Life List. A member of the RES Community. CHARLES. 🙂 Just finished a blog post of acknowledgment!

  31. 2631
    Carl says:

    Maybe it’s a long shot. Still, would you please research Rosanne Barr for the Enlightenment Life List?

    I know from a session with you, Rose, that just about everyone who works directly with Donald Trump is in extreme spiritual addiction. Even ones who don’t start out that way, like Chief of Staff John Kelly.

  32. 2632
    Carl says:

    Now Roseanne has her new show. She’s a big trump fan. Although I don’t plan to watch her show, everyone’s talking about it, a whole lot of people are watching it.

    So I’m curious if she might turn out to be the first person in Enlightenment who’s a big Trump fan. You haven’t found others, have you?

  33. 2633
    Carl says:

    Thanks in advance, Rose. Here is her photo.

    [Link No longer Available]

  34. 2634
    Leo says:

    I wanted to nominate Karl Ove Knausgard, a Norwegian writer.

    You can see a recent photo here:

    [Link No longer Available]

    An interview I saw with him was interesting and compelling.

  35. 2635
    Beth says:

    I am new to this website.

    Because Al Franken recently had to resign and it came up again that Bill Clinton was accused of rape, I think in 1998, how would you reconcile this information with your previous assessment of them, knowing that people change over time? Thank you.

  36. 2636

    Thoughtful question there, BETH. Enlightenment is a state of consciousness. Not a prize for 100% perfect behavior.

    At the time of President Clinton’s rape accusation, and also at the time when he tried to cover up a consensual — and very limited — affair… Neither one the same thing as rape, in my opinion.

    Back then, he wasn’t in Enlightenment yet.

  37. 2637

    Regarding Senator Franken, when he chose to resign it was due to an incident in 2006. Groping isn’t a lovely thing to do, but that isn’t rape either. And you’re right, BETH, he chose to resign.

    This incident occurred long before he moved into Enlightenment.

  38. 2638
    Beth says:

    Thank you for responding to my comments so quickly. I found a fairly thorough article about the alleged rape by Bill Clinton of Juanita Broddrick with photos and video footage.

    This is the link:

  39. 2639
    Beth says:

    Just wondering if you could shed some more light on enlightenment and actions taken, self forgiveness maybe?

    Not sure. So, he no longer has those issues and is no longer acting on them and has forgiven himself? Does karma play any part?

    Maybe I should research your blog more before asking questions. Thanks again.

  40. 2640

    You’re welcome, BETH. I think your idea about reading more here about Enlightenment is a good one. Perhaps you might start here:

    * About Enlightenment Coaching at my website, complete with videos
    * Searching on the Enlightenment category at this blog — loads of articles
    * And a recent article, plus comments, about Forgiveness. Since you brought up that topic.

  41. 2641

    Catch up time again, Blog-Buddies. Will anyone new make it onto the Enlightenment Life List today?

    Let’s start with Comment #2361. Thank you, STEVE, for your nomination of Matt Riemann. Sadly, using skills of energetic literacy and Enlightenment Coaching, I’d have to say that he’s far from Enlightenment. In extreme spiritual addiction, actually.

  42. 2642

    Also, thank you, ETHAN, for your nomination of hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar, recently awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Music.

    His aura shows a great deal of power. (Also stuck anger.) Not remotely close to Enlightenment, although it’s wonderful to research the aura of someone so young who is using power strongly.

  43. 2643

    And now, thank you, CARL, for your Comments 2635-2637. Nominating Rosanne Barr seems timely. Once again, she seems to be having a media success.

    You’re quite right. So far nobody who’s a publicly strong Trump supporter is in Enlightenment. So, what’s the deal with her state of consciousness?

  44. 2644

    Some of us Americans still remember a notorious public performance that became a scandal for Barr. It’s considered an honor to sing the National Anthem before an audience; however she shrieked the words and grabbed her crotch. She brought her fans this performance in 1990. The U.S. president at the time (a different Republican, George W. Bush) called her out.

    I do wonder if Trump would approve or disapprove. Anyway…

  45. 2645

    Sadly, Roseanne’s aura is doing far worse now than in 1990. (After researching the photo submitted, I briefly read her aura from the Washington Post article about the National Anthem incident. In that link I gave you in the previous comment.)

    How was her aura back in the day? Very troubled. To such an extent that I wouldn’t have been able to take her on as a client, for instance. Because RES sessions are for people who are basically doing okay. Had she called me back then for an RES session, I would have explained that helping her would have been outside the scope of my work; I’d have recommended that she consider going to a psychiatrist.

  46. 2646

    By now, like so many who work with Trump, Roseanne Barr is in extreme spiritual addiction.

  47. 2647

    Finally, in this batch of nominations, LEO has nominated Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgard. After reading this writer’s aura a bit, I can appreciate why he would stand out in an interview.

    Unfortunately, I’d describe what’s going on with him as super-way-huge-over-sexualized. As if everything is about sex. Much like the famous singer Sting.

  48. 2648

    You know, Blog-Buddies, people can have extreme things going on in their auras. Making them compelling, fascinating. Yet what’s happening isn’t great, at least from my perspective as an Enlightenment Coach. 😉

    Wow, LEO! Not only am I thanking you for your nomination but for the chance to announce yet one more reason to learn aura reading. To find out if the charismatic person is a great role model or, perhaps, a model of something not-so-great.

  49. 2649
    Steve says:

    Once again I’ve got a nomination for you, Rose. David Letterman’s new show is great, and he seems to have mellowed since retirement from the Late Show with David Letterman.

    Now he’s hosting a show called My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. I wonder if he’s made it into Enlightenment by now. Please check for me.

  50. 2650
    Steve says:

    Here’s a picture of him interviewing President Obama.

    [Rose now has a policy of making live at this thread only photos of people who go onto my Enlightenment Life List. Please include a photo link when submitting a candidate.]


  51. 2651
    Steve says:

    One more nomination, please. Kenan Thompson has always been one of my favorites on Saturday Night Live. I think that lately he seems to be glowing.

    Please research him, too.

  52. 2652
    Steve says:

    I’m so curious about so many celebrities. Rose, would you please check out Cardi B? She seems to be having a moment, to put it mildly. And I wonder if it’s about something more than her singing. Sample it ? [Link No longer Available]

    [Link No longer Available]

  53. 2653

    Today a long-term RES client received Enlightenment Validation.

    On to the list goes ERICA K. I’ve written a little blog post in celebration!

  54. 2654

    Thanks, STEVE, for your nomination of David Letterman in your Comments #2653 and 2654.

    Although I’ve enjoyed his TV shows a great deal, he’s nowhere close to Enlightenment.

  55. 2655

    However, there’s a kind of substance-related glow about him that conveys benevolence. And it probably feels pretty good to him, too.

    This might be related to medication. Maybe you know about Dave’s coming out in public to talk about his struggles before [Link No Longer Available]

  56. 2656

    And here we go now, STEVE, with your nomination in Comment #2655 of Kenan Thompson from “Saturday Night Live.” Yes, there’s Kenan on the right side of the photo, leaning with his arm on the desk.

    Nice catch! Onto my Enlightenment Life List he goes.

  57. 2657
    Lindsey says:

    HI Rose, I would like to nominate comedian and actor, Ellie Kemper. She stars in a really cute comedy tv show called Unbreakable Kimmie. Here’s a picture link,
    [Rose now has a policy of making live at this thread only photos of people who go onto my Enlightenment Life List. Please include a photo link when submitting a candidate.]

    Thank you!

  58. 2658
    SIY says:

    I would like to nominate Finnish/Swedish tv host Mark Levengood.

    There’s something special about Mark Levengood. He comes across as very loving and peaceful. He has experienced some traumatic events in his life, but seems to have mastered forgiveness.

    [Rose now has a policy of making live at this thread only photos of people who go onto my Enlightenment Life List. Please include a photo link when submitting a candidate.]

  59. 2659
    Franki says:

    Can I nominate Dr Steven Gundry? He’s a cardiac surgeon turned function medicine doctor.

    His work has taken off lately and is really helping a huge number of people including me!

    [Rose now has a policy of making live at this thread only photos of people who go onto my Enlightenment Life List. Please include a photo link when submitting a candidate.]

  60. 2660

    Sure, FRANKI. A physician who has helped me, over the years, has made it onto this list. And so is one of the acupuncturists at this well-reputed healing center. Any public figure with a photo can be nominated.

    SIY and LINDSEY, I’ll be considering your nominations too. What I tend to do here is let a bunch of them pile up. Then I can go in, open many windows on my computer and research them systematically. All nominations are appreciated. It’s exciting to know that many people today are in Enlightenment.

  61. 2661

    Here’s a fun new project that I’m beginning today, Blog-Buddies. And I must complete it before I go back to researching excellent nominations like those in our recent-ish Comments 2661-2663.

    Here in the Workshop Development Room, I’m busily putting together all the worksheets and handouts for the upcoming Accelerate Enlightenment workshop. Related to that, I’m going through every public I put on my Enlightenment Life List after the Shift into the Age of Awakening. Basically, that means starting with Comment 952. (Comment numbers get off when I delete comments about placing folks onto that list.)

  62. 2662

    I’ll confirm who stays on that list; others may slide off, plus be removed from the Alphabetical List (link found near the top of the main post).

    First one up is Enlightenment Coach Terry Cole-Whittaker. She stays. 🙂 And, of course, spiritual luminaries like Babaji, who are no longer living on earth, won’t be changing their status here as in Enlightenment.

  63. 2663
    Lindsey says:

    Great idea Rose ?! Thank you!

  64. 2664

    Also still in Enlightenment is Sister Wendy Beckett, the art critic. Pure Traditional Enlightenment, just glorious!
    Pope Francis also continues in Traditional Enlightenment. Also Jeddha Mali, a teacher of Traditional Enlightenment.

    Book narrator George Guidall is still radiating Age of Awakening Enlightenment.

  65. 2665

    Flourishing in Age of Awakening Enlightenment: RES Practitioners Sandra Haering and Isabella Cates. And RES client Evgenia Brodyagina.

    Plus Investor Ray Dalio. Likewise novelist Barbara Kingsolver,

  66. 2666

    Also doing just fine in Age of Awakening Enlightenment:
    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama; Vice-President Al Gore.

  67. 2667
    Ethan says:

    I’d like to nominate Gabby Bernstein, she is being hailed as a guru for our times and thought leader. She is an author,life coach and “spirit junkie”.

    I wonder if this path is working for her. [Rose now has a policy of making live at this thread only photos of people who go onto my Enlightenment Life List. Please include a photo link when submitting a candidate.]

  68. 2668

    One more fascinating nomination — thank you ETHAN. I’m continuing to go through folks on the Enlightenment Life List after the Shift into The Age of Awakening, seeking to learn how many of them are still in Enlightenment. It’s a process of gathering data as a fascinating part of the first Accelerate Enlightenment Workshop.

    When this is done, I’ll let you all know. These are challenging times, for those not in Enlightenment and those who are living that consciousness lifestyle. And not everybody has been able to move forward steadily.

  69. 2669

    Yesterday my Washington Post had a little article in the feature section, showing big & current photos of one of Trump’s daughters, Tiffany Trump, alongside a photo of Lindsay Lohan. The photos were paired with a headline like, “What could these two have in common?”

    I researched their auras and one commonality became evident: both are in extreme spiritual addiction.

  70. 2670

    Of course, these two were never anywhere close to Enlightenment. (I’ll always be fond of Lindsay, as a so-talented child actress.)

    By contrast, I was saddened to research a current photo of the Dalai Lama, who is now in extreme spiritual addiction. Definitely in Traditional Enlightenment… once upon a time.

  71. 2671

    So you can see why I’m doing this time-consuming but important project of tracking down current photos if I can and then adjusting my Enlightenment Life Lists as needed.

    Mostly preparing for the workshop next weekend is such a joy; this part, not so much.

  72. 2672

    But even when someone moves into extreme spiritual addiction, it’s just for the rest of the lifetime (as I understand things). After “death,” the person gets cleaned up on the other side, has a Life Review, and is free to incarnate again and again.

    Human life is designed generously.

  73. 2673
    Graham says:

    Oh no! The Dalai Lama…! Very sad to hear that.

    One wonders what sort of choices he made, over time, that have resulted in this.

  74. 2674

    GRAHAM, I appreciate your concern. I shared this status change on my blog because many of us have greatly admired the Dalai Lama, and we can continue to appreciate what he’s done in the past… while no longer considering him a personal source of inspiration.

    That’s the prudent thing to do when somebody has moved into extreme spiritual addiction.

  75. 2675

    Otherwise I would strongly discourage you, and others, from speculation of this kind. The man’s personal choices are none of our business.

    Based on having personally known some people who moved into this consciousness lifestyle, I’ll tell you what does matter (in my opinion).

  76. 2676

    #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.

  77. 2677
    Anonymous says:

    Rose, time permitting, could you please assess whether Star Riparetti is still doing well? (#46 on the List)

    She has developed an extreme interest in a certain lake & was very keen on directly experiencing the total solar eclipse in 2017, referring to it as a “Celestial Woodstock”. This got me wondering.

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    Anonymous says:

    Here is a recent photo:

    [Link No longer Available]

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    Quite true, Anonymous, your suspicions. Very common as an occupational hazards for many psychics and energy medicine experts in The Age of Awakening. But still very sad, if you’ve been fond of her, as I’ve been.

    Right now I have four of Star’s gorgeous essences right on my desk; I’ve been using them daily (unless out of town). Unfortunately I won’t be purchasing new ones, as — seems to me — she’s now in extreme spiritual addictions. Aiming to get this blog post and related ones up to date soon; today was just packed with sessions and workshop planning.

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    For any of you who are curious about members of this list who were added BEFORE Comment 922 — meaning, before 12/21/12 — if you can find a one-click photo link of that person, taken from 2016 or more recently — comment away with it.

    My plans now are just to research those who came onto the list after that date, quite a job in itself. Thanks for your help here, Anonymous.

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    Isabella C says:

    Rose, thank you for your work updating the list. I am going to spend some time now submitting a comments about some people in places 1-143 on the list, as I would really like to see this remain accurate.

    I’ll go out of order, since some people will be much easier to find recent photos of than others.

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    #14, Meryl Streep, can be removed. From what I understand, you have researched her recently, Rose.

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    ISABELLA CATES, thank you so much. Updating all this is a big job.

    Personally I’ll never forget how indispensable your help has been right from the start, including our volunteering to put together the Alphabetical Enlightenment Life List. Such a wonderful idea, and a generous act of service to our RES community!

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    Isabella C. says:

    #47, Arielle Christner:
    [Rose now has a policy of making live at this thread only photos of people who go onto my Enlightenment Life List. Please include a photo link when submitting a candidate.]

    (first photo, probably much more recent.)

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    The most recent photo that I could find of Kevin Kline (#12) is from an event in November 2017.

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    Bill and Melinda Gates, May 2018:

    Bill Gates is #15, and I think Melinda Gates was meant to be added to the list at some point, but she’s not there. I will check the comments to make sure that she was researched at some point.

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    Jnana says:

    Thank you Isabella. And Rose.
    Keenly following the latest developments. It sucks when pillars fall. The disbelief, the momentary fear and then the resolve to keep to truth come what may.

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    Graham says:

    Re #2680 Thank you Rose. That is the answer to the question beneath my question :).

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    N says:

    Hi Rose
    I hope you will check Shodo Harada Roshi for me (the man in a yellow/orange dressing):
    He is on your list, but I would like to make sure that he is still doing well. The old photo was from 2010 I think, and this one is from July this year.

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    N says:

    He lived in a monestary for a while and now lives with his partner and works as a carpenter, as far as I know.
    He feels very grounded to me and has kind presence.

    He is teaching close to where I live, so I’m quite interested to know if he and his teacher Shodo Harada Roshi are both doing well. Thanks, I appreciate you doing this.

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    Thanks so much for this outpouring of curiosity, complete with research links. Each one saves me 10 minutes or more. So thanks. And please know that I’ll get to them as time permits.

    A couple of technical points were raised (for me) by some of these comments, so perhaps the following might be helpful to some of you.

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    Regarding Comment #2698, and somebody not being on this Enlightenment Life List… If you’re curious about any public figure, you’re free to nominate that person by supplying what I request in the main post.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.)

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    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.

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    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.

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