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Spiritual Enlightenment Life List — Read this and be inspired!

Spiritual Enlightenment Life List. When I first began this blog post, I never dreamed I’d personally move into Enlightenment. Becoming an Enlightenment Teacher. Or, if you prefer, an Enlightenment Coach. But that has happened.

And all along, I’ve continued to maintain this 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. Or they “Look like somebody in Enlightenment.”

As the Founder of Energy Spirituality, and a teacher of Energetic Literacy, yes! I finally have officially added the title of “Enlightenment Coach.” Researching Enlightenment in public figures of any kind. Mostly through nominations supplied by people like you.

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 Spiritual 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, www.FirstLightTransformations.com
  5. Minister and writer Mary Ellen Flora* with her website at http://maryellenflora.com/
  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 roseatrose-rosetree.com.
  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: http://dennisadamsmasterhealer.com/ 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 https://www.anandapaloalto.org/spiritual-lineage
  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. September 3, 2019. On to our list goes spiritual teacher Sri Avinash. Here’s a good research photo of him.
  259. September 3, 2019. We’ll also add spiritual teacher Steve Taylor from England. His photo is here. 

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 to Enlightenment Coach, Rose Rosetree

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 comments 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 headshot from a straight angle. Yes, a photo, please. Not a link to a YouTube video.
  3. And that means ONLY one photo. Not a page of pictures, etc.
  4. Please summarize WHY you are interested.
  5. One nominee per comment, please. And I’d also appreciate if you’d break up extra-long comments, as in the style of this blog.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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. 3201

    EDWARD, thanks for your nomination of Keegan-Michael Key in your Comments #3194-3195.

    I regret to state that he’s in extreme spiritual addiction. So, as an aura reader, EDWARD, you’ve had a taste of the allure of that consciousness lifestyle. Sorry.

  2. 3202

    Onto this list went countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński. [However, I removed him from this list on 9-16-19. Wasn’t doing well in a couple of aura readings I did on very recent videos. I keep this comment standing in the hope that he does better and I may reinstate him. So fond of this one!]

    Here’s the conclusion of a two-part Aura Reading for Physicality where he was definitely the star!

  3. 3203
    Lizzie says:

    Thanks for this clarification about Hannah Gadsby, Rose, and for your educational note about autism 🙂

  4. 3204

    LIZZIE, thank you for being a good sport here.

    And also, thank you for the appreciation. I take the responsibility of doing comments at this thread very seriously. Researching anyone for Enlightenment is the opposite of casual.

  5. 3205

    Hi, Blog-Buddies. Today I’m continuing to prepare for the upcoming workshop, .

    Along the way, I may be encountering some Enlightenment experts. So I may as well nominate them here. First up is Brian Mark Zimberg. With his beaming smile, he shares his YouTube video with “The Truth About Spiritual Awakening And Enlightenment – How To Awaken Now”.

  6. 3206

    Next up, Sri Avinash. In this YouTube video, he explains “How Do I Know If I’m Enlightened? The REAL Signs of Spiritual Awakening” in under 3 minutes.

    Here’s a good research photo of him.

  7. 3207
    Georgetta says:

    Hi Rose, I am interested in knowing how Sarah Weiss, MA LMT, Spiritual Teacher, Mystic, and Evolutionary Catalyst from the SPIRITHEAL INSTITUTE is? She is a proclaimed Empath Coach.

    Here is a link to her photo: https://www.spirithealonline.com/about/director/
    Thank you so much for all you do!

  8. 3208

    GEORGETTA, thank you so much for this nomination. Researching Empath Coaches does seem to be our theme currently.

    As you may know, I’m responding to comments at a rare blog post that compares this system I offer, Empath Empowerment®, with alternate methods. You’ all are invited to check out this post, of interest to anybody who is thinking about the who and the what being offered by different experts who aim to help empaths.

  9. 3209
    Edward Grant says:

    Hi Rose, thank you for the clarification about Keegan-Michael Key.

  10. 3210
    Edward Grant says:

    Hello Rose,

    I would like to nominate Sir John Major for the enlightenment life list.

    John Major was the Prime Minister between 1990 and 1997. Recently he has joined a court case to try and prevent Boris Johnson from suspending parliament to aid in a no deal Brexit. I did my own research and from my experience he is doing really well.

  11. 3211
  12. 3212

    Hey, EDWARD, I remember Sir John Major. Back when he became Prime Minister, I did a face reading interview about him that was published in the Daily Mail.

    More important, it’s — well, — important how he’s taking that leadership role now. Also, I’m very glad that you’re doing aura reading regularly. May it steady you during these “interesting times.” 🙂

  13. 3213
    Oscar Manuel says:

    Hello Rose. I’d like to submit “Yogi Aaron” for your consideration. I found him while clicking around in some google search links you provided about Enlightenment.

    [Note from Blog Monitor Rose: OSCAR is referring to this blog post considering the popular question, “What Enlightenment Looks Like.”]

  14. 3214
    Oscar Manuel says:

    To me he looks sweet, but also many of his smiles look very strained.

    What is the point of making sure you’re smiling while you’re doing a difficult handstand? It doesn’t really seem natural to me. (There are tons of photos of him, even just on this one page that I am about to link.)

  15. 3215
    Oscar Manuel says:

    Here is a link to his article (with many pictures of him), “9 Signs You Have Reached Enlightenment”: https://yogiaaron.com/9-signs-you-have-reached-enlightenment/

  16. 3216
    Oscar Manuel says:

    I just skimmed it, enough to realize that however accurate his 9 signs are, they are definitely attempting to describe Traditional Enlightenment, not “Personal” Age of Awakening Enlightenment.

    Thanks for the educational opportunity.

  17. 3217

    Thank you, OSCAR. 🙂

    When I get a nice bunch of these collected, I’ll do that research for you and EDWARD and GEORGETTA, and others.

  18. 3218

    Thanks always for submitting a candidate.

    Please, if you would, do not give me a bunch of photos, as in Comment #3214. I’d greatly prefer if you give a link to one photo that shows the person clearly from the front. Even a headshot. That way I don’t have to sort through many pictures. I’ll make an exception in your case, since you’re new to the blog.

  19. 3219

    Indirectly, OSCAR, you inspired me to edit the part of the blog post with the seven points about How to Nominate somebody for this Enlightenment Life List.

  20. 3220

    Inspired by a recent series of comments from Living on Earth, I’m going to research Spiritual Teacher Steve Taylor for my Enlightenment Life List.

    His photo is here. And in a related set of comments about his advice for people seeking to recognize “Enlightened persons,” you may wish to go over to a different post here, “What Enlightenment Looks Like.” Start at Comment #145 and prepare for a fascinating read.

  21. 3221

    Oh, this is such fun. I’m going to play catch-up now, Blog-Buddies.

    First let’s follow up on Comment #3205. Beaming Brian Mark Zimberg shares his YouTube video with “The Truth About Spiritual Awakening And Enlightenment – How To Awaken Now”.

  22. 3222

    Sadly, he’s as far as he could be from Enlightenment.

    Around here, due to having put in way more than 10,000 hours using energetic literacy skills, plus years of Enlightenment Coaching, sigh! I’ll clarify. The man is in extreme spiritual addiction.

  23. 3223

    On the other hand, here’s Next up, Sri Avinash. In this YouTube video, he explains

    “How Do I Know If I’m Enlightened? The REAL Signs of Spiritual Awakening” in under 3 minutes — as nominated in Comment #3206. And. YES, according to my research, he is in Traditional Enlightenment.

  24. 3224

    Will inspiration strike twice in a row? Next nominee is Sarah Weiss, MA LMT, Spiritual Teacher, Mystic, and Evolutionary Catalyst from the SPIRITHEAL INSTITUTE is? Also, she’s a proclaimed Empath Coach.

    Thank you, GEORGETTA, for your nomination in Comment #3207. Sadly, according to my research from the excellent photo supplied, she’s in extreme spiritual addiction.

  25. 3225

    Boldly moving forward, I’m eager to research Sir John Major, former British Prime Minister. Thanks for your beautifully detailed nomination, EDWARD LEWIS GRANT, Comments #3209-11.

    Nowhere close to Enlightenment, at least he is making good progress in Human-Based Spirituality.

  26. 3226

    EDWARD, when we admire people a lot — just the same as if we dislike them a lot — it’s very important to do the full RES Preparation Process. And maybe refresh that more often than usual.

    Technical point for those who have learned to use the system of Aura Reading Through All Your Senses®.

  27. 3227

    Next we have the intriguing nomination by OSCAR in Comments #3213 – 3216. So let’s consider Yogi Aaron.

    Except, OSCAR, I regret that you have not sent me a single photograph suitable for aura reading. If you’d like me to move forward with your nomination, please add a new comment with a link to a picture where Aaron isn’t under a waterfall, doing a complicated asana with his body turned to a 3/4 view….

  28. 3228

    Or with his eyes closed.

    All you Blog-Buddies, I’m glad to provide this free service. But your job is to follow the short list of requirements for me to consider your nomination.

  29. 3229

    Thanks to Blog-Buddy EVE, and her helpful comments at “What Enlightenment Looks Like,” I’m now nominating Charles A. Francis.

    Here’s his photo.

  30. 3230

    Look, I’m going to do something unusual here and share with me what I find in three of his chakra databanks.

    I’m doing this because the photo link I just gave you presents a man who looks like “The Very Model of a Modern Major General.” Only he’s no Gilbert and Sullivan parody but, rather, a very serious-and-proper (and maybe proud) “Very Model of a Western Enlightenment Teacher.” And, in his case, also a “Retreat Guru.”

  31. 3231

    Francis’s Third Eye Chakra Databank for Connection to Spiritual Source

    50,000 feet. (Over-functioning.)
    Beautiful traces of experiences of spiritual awakening. (Not current experiences.) Earnest, heartfelt spiritual striving. And, sadly, at the time of this photo… the beginning of influence of astral beings.

  32. 3232

    Francis’s Heart Chakra Databank for Emotional Self-Honesty

    1/8 inch. For now, shut down completely.
    Aiming to have an ego-free life. Out of habit, numbing out emotional truth about his life, in service to a spiritual ideal.

  33. 3233

    Francis’s Solar Plexus Chakra Databank for Handling Conflict

    4 inches. Quite close to shutdown.
    A lot of habitual self-fixing has gone so deep, it’s established as an automatic process in this chakra databank. At the time of the photo, Francis’s specific pattern around handling conflict goes like this:

  34. 3234

    1. Authentically feeling a bit of conflict or anger.
    2. “I can’t be feeling that. That would be my ego. And ego is an illusion.”
    3. Doing mindfulness-type watching of his anger, detaching himself from the human situation. A sort of purposeful “washing away the attachment and conflict.”

  35. 3235

    Just to clarify, it brings me no pleasure at all to write these things about a man whose business is serving as a “Retreat Guru.”

    If I’m wrong, I’d feel relieved.

  36. 3236

    So now, maybe, Blog-Buddies, you can see what I’ve spared you when a candidate for this Enlightenment Life List is nominated. And I give a response like, “Nowhere remotely close to Enlightenment.”

    But that’s the deal. I think this little series of comments will shed light on the original inquiry into what’s true today about Enlightenment. Versus lofty ideals that — more often than you might think — are more like what I’ve found here, this time, for this hardworking man.

  37. 3237
    Kylie Sparks says:

    Very interesting reading and sad.

    He’s clearly somebody who worked very hard at practices he thought would bring enlightenment and instead have made it impossible in this lifetime.

  38. 3238

    Agreed, KYLIE. But the ones I feel really sorry for are his students.

    Likewise with other Enlightenment teachers in the same boat. Sometimes they have great prestige and large followings, such as Rupert Spira and other Nonduality Coaches.

  39. 3239

    And often they’re not just NOT in Enlightenment. Rather they are consciousness casualties of the early Age of Awakening, having moved into extreme spiritual addiction and being clueless about it.

    As consumers, we can all do as you have, KYLIE. We can gain true energetic literacy. And then, before studying with a spiritual teacher — or while studying — we can research that person’s aura from a regular photo, protecting ourselves.

  40. 3240
    Oscar Manuel says:

    Oops, I didn’t follow the rules properly on either blog post! I’ll try again. Here is an aura reading photo of Yogi Aaron: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yogi_Aaron#/media/File:Yogi_Aaron.jpg

    Thank you, Rose!

  41. 3241

    OSCAR, I’m just delighted to hear from you. And this comment is the first in a series. The rest will appear at the main post that this nomination is related to, “What Enlightenment Looks Like.”

    What’s my plan, OSCAR and other Blog-Buddies? I’ll put through one of your series of comments at a time, answering each one if I can before making the next one live. That said, I’m practically drooling with glee. Finally, I[ll get to research the aura of waterfall man!

  42. 3242

    Wow, Yogi Aaron has made Wikipedia. Impressive achievement! Among other things, that definitely means that, in mainstream circles, he’s got way more clout than Rose Rosetree. Since, so far, nobody has succeeded in getting me onto Wikipedia.

    Now I’ll put aside any comparing, any agenda, and even any drooling. I’ll just do my job here as an Enlightenment Coach.

  43. 3243

    Well, this is just my perspective as an Enlightenment Coach: Yogi Aaron is not remotely close to Enlightenment.

    For example, his Belly Chakra Databank for Sex Appeal is doing way, way, way better than his Third Eye Chakra Databank for Connection to Spiritual Source. Oh well!

  44. 3244
    Oscar Manuel says:

    Wow, I didn’t even read Yogi Aaron’s Wikipedia article until now.

    Apparently he is known for teaching hot, nude, tantric partner yoga!!

  45. 3245

    Yowza, OSCAR, the fun of exploring Enlightenment teachers never stops.

    Who would have thunk?

  46. 3246
    Jnana says:

    I’d like to nominate art prodigy Akiane Kramarik. I’m hoping her paintings are her own and not channelled works.

    https://www.twipu.com/akianeart/tweet/1118508415398162432

  47. 3247

    Thank you for that nomination, JNANA. When I’ve accumulated a bunch of nominations I’ll get to it.

    And I’m looking forward to that.

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