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Now a New Kind of Inspiration Is Available Here

Tailor made for those of us who are “SEEKING Enlightenment in the Age of Awakening.” (Or LIVING it.)

No longer will the focus be free aura readings about Enlightenment and other consciousness lifestyles. Rather, this blogpost is transitioning into our destination for learning more about Spiritual Enlightenment.

Plenty to discuss in our comment conversations: See some of the more recent comments here for examples. Enjoy!

For this Blogpost as Updated, No Further Nominations for Research

As of Dec. 29, 2022. Now this most popular post at the Energy Spirituality™ Blog is now continuing on a different basis than for the first 20+ years. (And 57,000+ comments.)

But Discussing Enlightenment Continues, for Sure

This topic continues to be more important than ever, particularly knowledge with a High Truth Value.

Why does Spiritual Enlightenment matter so much?

In this Age of Awakening,millions of people can move into Enlightenment.

Most of us are moving into Age of Awakening Enlightenment. While others are moving into Traditional Enlightenment.

You see, humanity’s unfolding Enlightenment story can become YOUR story.

Learn more about this in the how-to published in 2022, Seeking Enlightenment in the Age of Awakening.

Quick History of “Spiritual Enlightenment Made Practical”

Initially I began this blog post as my personal list of people in spiritual Enlightenment.

Together we celebrated public figures in Enlightenment. Since by 2010 I had developed skills for “Enlightenment Validation.”

Back in 2010 — and to this day — it was unique to asses Enlightenment in blog comments.

  • Imagine, finding Spiritual Enlightenment because that’s what their auras show.
  • Not because they are famous or pretty, talented or otherwise amazing as human beings.
  • Or they “Look like somebody in Enlightenment.”

After a couple of years at this blogpost, guess what? As the Founder of Energy Spirituality, and a teacher of Energetic Literacy, yes! I  officially added the title of “Enlightenment Teacher.” Guiding my clients with an interest in attaining Enlightenment.

Spiritual Enlightenment Made Practical… for Our First 12 Years

Until December 29, 2022, this blogpost revolved around your Enlightenment nominations. At first, I responded with a YES or NO.

After the Shift into the Age of Awakening, however, hello!  Consciousness lifestyles began to develop.

In terms of how human beings were living, day to day, the human experience of consciousness no longer involved…

EITHER Regular Human with Normal Mental Functioning

OR Spiritual Enlightenment.

Therefore, as the Age of Awakening progressed, this list developed more nuance. We began to share consciousness lifestyle research.

Now, after the first decade of the Age of Awakening, this list is morphing again. Now, I’ll be answering your questions about Spiritual Enlightenment. Also, on occasion I’ll be sharing research that I choose to do, regarding public figures’ consciousness lifestyle.

Our Blogging Community Took a Leadership Role in Discerning Consciousness Lifestyles

What a historic change we’ve lived through, Blog-Buddies! Witness:

Starting in 2021, I began to publish an annual survey into consciousness lifestyles.

Changes happened so fast, my findings were significantly different just one year later.

In case you’ve wondered, why bother with this little one-person blogpost? Won’t I learn better from big commercial websites like

I challenge you to find any — any — other blogpost with equally sophisticated research into how human consciousness has been changing. Since the Shift, mostly crickets! Or crazy-talk.

By all means, comment below with the urls of websites who are pioneering comparable research. I’d love to share leadership with Enlightenment Teachers who have the skills to help spiritual seekers in the Age of Awakening. Wouldn’t you?

FYI, What Do I Mean by “Enlightenment”?

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 List Part 1
  4. Enlightenment Nominees List Part 2
  5. Alphabetical Enlightenment List
  6. Moving into Enlightenment, Helped by Energy Spirituality
  7. 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.
  8. Added in August 5, 2021, “How Sensitive IS this Person?” This blogpost rates folks’ lifelong sensitivity, using the Energy Spirituality SENSITIVITY SCALE.

Around 2019, I began to expand upon this research project a bit:

Folks Like You Could Nominate People Probably NOT in Enlightenment

Because I began to research consciousness lifestyles. Not just Enlightenment.

You see, ever since the Shift, it became a concern:

Is it wise to study with somebody only if that person is in Enlightenment? Of course not.

Enlightenment isn’t necessary — unless a teacher claims to have it. But otherwise? Not so important.

Here is an informative article about consciousness lifestyle.  Quite an education — an important education — for those of us living now!

And then here’s a more recent article on consciousness lifestyles. Why they matter. Helping you to get your bearings. And now…

Regarding Enlightenment, Let’s Not Play Coy 

In order for us to benefit from Spiritual Enlightenment Made Practical, let’s get real. None of the “Oooh, how can we tell?” Every expert about spiritual awakening or Enlightenment HAS to be able to tell. Otherwise, in my view:

  • It’s time to either gain good skills for discerning Enlightenment. All the way down to what’s really happening in that person’s chakra databanks!
  • Or else find a new line of work. Seriously!

Next, 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? Of course not. Use your regular, human consumer smarts. Please!

For one thing, since the Shift into the Age of Awakening, guess what? Folks in E

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.”

Spiritual Enlightenment Made Practical, Starting Here

  1. Teacher Paramahansa Yogananda
  2. Teacher Maharishi Mahesh Yogi*
  3. Aetherius Society founder Dr. George King
  4. Minister and writer Mary Ellen Flora* with her website at
  5. Philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurthy
  6. Another Indian philosopher, Uppaluri Gopala Krishnamurti
  7. Futurist and architect Buckminster Fuller
  8. Novelist Hermann Hesse
  9. Client from an ashram in India*
  10. Actor Kevin Kline
  11. Writer and teacher, Shakta Kaur Khalsa* is a leader in the tradition of Kundalini Yoga. See her website Spirit Voyage.
  12. Entrepreneur Warren Buffett
  13. IKEA Founder Ingvar Kamprad. (He was profiled, along with other mega-successful business leaders, in Magnetize Money with Energetic Literacy.)
  14. World teacher and healer Sai Baba
  15. Yogi Vivekananda
  16. Yogi Ramakrishna
  17. Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin
  18. Businessman Edward C. Johnson
  19. Real estate tycoon Donald Bren
  20. Writer Emmet Fox
  21. Teacher and writer Michael Tamura*
  22. Teacher Raphaelle Tamura*, yes that is our first husband-and-wife team on our Enlightenment Life List.
  23. Actor Helen Mirren
  24. Actor George Clooney
  25. Teacher and writer Karen Maezen Miller
  26. Yogi Kripalu Mahraj. The photo was supplied by Blog-Buddy JEAN in Comment 735.
  27. Mystic and activist Amma* (a.k.a. The Hugging Saint)
  28. Spiritual teacher and author Gangaji
  29. Spiritual writer and teacher Ram Dass*
  30. Leader within Transcendental Meditation, and Maharishi’s first initiate in America,  Charlie Lutes*
  31. TM author and pioneer, Helena Olson*.
  32. Swami Satchitananda*
  33. Songwriter and singer Carole King
  34. Kundalini Yoga teacher Yogi Bhajan
  35. Sidha Yoga founder Swami Muktananda
  36. Yogi Bhagawan Nityananda (teacher to Swami Muktananda)
  37. Swami Brahmananda Saraswati,  Shankaracharya of Jyotirmath (and guru to my one-time guru, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)
  38. 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.)
  39. Hypnosis educator Patricia MacIsaac*.
  40. Spiritual facilitator Susan Scolastico.*

Spiritual Enlightenment Made Practical, Second Batch

  1. Diane Jarvi, part of the management team put together by Star Riparetti.
  2. Karen Robinson* has hosted radio interviews with her husband Chuck.
  3. Shamanic Healer Nah Kin was added August 9. You’ll find an Aura Reading post devoted to her here.
  4. Shamanic Healer Hi-Ah Park. Another great find from Blog-Buddy Karin, like the previous great one on this Enlightenment Life List.
  5. Healer Hannes Jacob, also nominated by Karin for a healer’s contest. Way to go, Karin! Not to mention Herr Jacob!
  6. 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.
  7. The guru Swami Chinmayananda, not to be confused with H.H. Tejomayananda, his successor.
  8. Jamie Sams, First Nation shaman, is a writer for HarperCollins as well as a practicing healer.
  9. Thich Nhat Hanh (pronounced Tick-Naught-Han) is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk. Added September 14, 2010, courtesy of Blog-Buddy SUZANNE and Comment #72.
  10. 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.
  11. Sound healer Chris Rials-Seitz.
  12. Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO. “Hseih” is pronounced “Shay.” Blog-Buddy BRENDA nominated him, too.
  13. Metteyya Sakyaputta, a Buddhist monk, nominated by Blog-Buddy JORDAN.
  14. A Buddhist nun, Bhaddhamanika, was also nominated by Blog-Buddy JORDAN.
  15. Poet Jane Hirshfield, another nomination from Blog-Buddy JORDAN.
  16. Lauren Jubelirer, Shamanic Astrologer, Director of Certification and Teacher Training Program of SAMS.
  17. Paramahamsa Hariharananda, one of the saints from the lineage of Kriya Yoga, proposed by Blog-Buddy RENEE.
  18. Sri Yukteswar (Paramahansa Yogananda’s guru) was added 11/21/10, thanks to nomination by Jordan. Way to go, Jordan!
  19. Let’s add “popera icon” Josh Groban.
  20. Sri Bhagavan is one of the global visionaries behind The Oneness Phenomenon.
  21. Gregg Braden, a spiritual teacher nominated by HEATHER.
  22. Arnaud Desjardins, French spiritual teacher, proposed by YAN.
  23. Ma Anandamayi, the Hindu saint, was also proposed by YAN.
  24. 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.
  25. Kangyur Rinpoche, Tibetan Rinpoche, proposed by — you guessed it — YAN.
  26. Singer Tony Bennett was proposed by Grace and added on 12/12/10.
  27. Bridge player Sharon Osberg, proposed by Grace.
  28. Rig Veda Pundit Brahmarishi Deverath.* (See anecdote in my memoir, Bigger than All the Night Sky)
  29. Alan Watts, who popularized Buddhism in America.
  30. Thomas Merton, another fabulous writer, and a Trappist monk
  31. Simcha Krause, author of Hey Waiter… There’s God in My Soup!: Learning Kabbalah Through Humor.
  32. 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.
  33. Thanks to Anonymous we have the nomination of Winfried Noé, a noted European astrologer. Edited April 19, 2011.
  34. 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!
  35. Joanna Cherry, a spiritual teacher who is a minister for Teaching of the Inner Christ. Added June 29, 2011.
  36. LeRoy Malouf,* a healer and teacher.
  37. Joel Goldsmith, another spiritual teacher and renowned writer.
  38. Larry Dossey, M.D., one more courageous, eminent writer and teacher, added June 30, 2011
  39. Nancy Clark, Ph.D.,*, a healer, teacher, and writer I know from working for VOICE in Japan.
  40. Amma Sri Kuranamayi, a hugging saint proposed by JORDAN in Comment 460, is now added to the Enlightenment Life List on July 2, 2011.
  41. Seema Dewan was described by Meleni as very close to the late Sai Baba, another member of this list. Added on July 14, 2011.
  42. 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.
  43. American healer Jill Isbell, added July 23, 2011.
  44. Actor Colin Firth, added August 5, 2011.
  45. Healer Maxima May*, proposed by BRENDA and added August 6, 2011.

Spiritual Enlightenment Made Practical, Third Batch

  1. Abdul Ballullah was nominted by RENE and added August 7, 2011.
  2. Mystic and yogi Sri Aurobindo was proposed by BERNIE. Added August 23, 2011.
  3. 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.
  4. South African leader, a hero in the world’s annals of democracy, Nelson Mandela was proposed by RENE and added September 7, 2011.
  5. The 16th Karmapa, a Buddhist leader nominated by LIZZIE, was added September 27, 2011.
  6. Shambala teacher, Khandro Tseyang Palmo, the Sakyong Wangmo , nominated by ANONYMOUS, was added September 27, 2011.
  7. Jane Lynch, of Glee fame, was nominated by SUZANNE and added September 27, 2011.
  8. Arielle Ford, bestselling writer and New Age promoter, was added October 19, 2011.
  9. Manual Schoch, a Swiss mystic, added November 30, 2011.
  10. Hugh Jackman, Australian performer and international celebrity.
  11. Nancy Pelosi, American politician. First female Speaker of the House of Represenatives in American History.
  12. Eli Manning, American football player on the New York Giants.
  13. Ramana Maharshi, a yogi proposed by Bernie.
  14. Julie Blake Edison*, student, client, and friend of Rose Rosetree, teacher of Deeper Perception. The first Blog-Buddy from our Energy Spirituality community to be added to this list. Added April 3, 2012.
  15. Jill Erin Mabie*, the second Blog-Buddy from our Energy Spirituality 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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!
  18. 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.
  19. Ethel Lombardi, the courageous healer who gave the world MariEl, nominated by Blog-Buddy Sandra.
  20. 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.
  21. Grandmaster Choa Kok Sui, founder of Pranic Healing, nominated by Blog-Buddy Kala.
  22. Rose Rosetree*, founder of Energy Spirituality and techniques for Energetic Literacy.
  23. Linda Clair*, an Australian spiritual teacher.
  24. Swami Nirmalananda, a spiritual teacher and nun in the tradition of Swami Muktananda, was proposed by Blog-Buddy Debi S.
  25. Nate Berkus, interior designer and mega-charming TV talk show host.
  26. Steve Martin, comedian, actor, banjo virtuoso, writer, definite householder. This shift has happened within the last couple of years.
  27. Stephanie Thomas,* artisan and one-of-a-kind artist.
  28. Dr. Anita Chu *, a psychiatrist whose blossoming career has included representing psychiatrists for the American Medical Association.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. Master Stephen Co, one of ten Archaryas in the traditions of Pranic Healing and Arhatic Yoga, proposed by Blog-Buddy KALA.
  32. Acupuncturist Theodore Scott* was verified for this Enlightenment Life List during a phone session we had right before Thanksgiving. Back when he was named Adam, he was 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 Theodore 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?

Spiritual Enlightenment Made Practical, Fourth Batch

  1. Richard Miller*, Enlightenment Educator through his magnificent video interviews and the important website, Richard has his own amazing website, Never Not Here.
  2. 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.
  3. Mark Landau, spiritual teacher and writer, profiled here at “Buddha at the Gas Pump.
  4. 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 onBuddha at the Gas Pump.”
  5. Christine Wushke* is a Canadian teacher of yoga and meditation, also a poet, profiled here at “Buddha at the Gas Pump.
  6. 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.
  7. Kenny Johnson teaches about God’s Grace through his website, “This Sacred Space.”
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Revered as an Ascended Master now that he has made a transition from human incarnation, Babaji 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.
  11. Another great nomination from Blog-Buddy Jnana, Swami Sivananda Saraswati. Comment 996 by Janana gives a beautiful, succinct summary of his achievements.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Brahmacharya Nandkishore, a disciple of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, was nominated by Blog-Buddy Mike in Comment 1088.
  15. Sister Wendy Beckett, the Catholic nun and noted art expert, was nominated by me, Rose Rosetree.
  16. Spiritual mentor Holly Holm (formerly Sarojini), nominated by Blog-Buddy PAIGE.
  17. The late Swami Kryiyananda was a spiritual teacher who taught about making your whole life your spiritual practice
  18. Shirdi Sai Baba, a.k.a. “The Saint of Shirdi,” nominated by JNANA, with a great story included at Comment 1172.
  19. Financial wizard and (Hey, I’m just guessing) HOUSEHOLDER… Ray Dalio, Chief Investment Officer for Bridgewater Associates. Nominated by Blog-Buddy DAVID.
  20. Novelist Barbara Kingsolver, nominated by Blog-Buddy JESSICA.
  21. Novelist and scholar J.R.R. Tolkien, nominated by Blog-Buddy LARA.
  22. 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!
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. Sandra Haering* now joins the Spiritual Enlightenment List. She is a now retired practitioner from the Mentoring Program in Energy Spirituality.
  26. Emily Turner* has joined the Spiritual Enlightenment Life List. She is also a member of this Energy Spirituality community.

Spiritual Enlightenment Made Practical, Fifth Batch

  1. 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.
  2. 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 consciousness lifestyle, IMHO. Here is a tribute to her greatness. Added on May 30, 2014.
  3. Swami Rudrananda was an influential spiritual teacher. Nominated by Blog-Buddy ASTRIT. Added on June 3, 2014.
  4. Spiritual teacher Jeddah Mali was nominated by Blog-Buddy TEHYA.
  5. Actor Viggo Mortensen has landed upon the list.
  6. Isabella Cates* is a Practitioner of Energy Spirituality and also the first Graduate in the Mentoring Program for Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis®.
  7. Evgenia Brodyagina* is a member of this energy spirituality community. She has written some guest posts at this blog.
  8. Prajnaparamita was nominated by a new visitor to this blog, ADAM.
  9. Peter Gabriel was nominated by Blog-Buddy BERNIE.
  10. Acclaimed mathematician and Stanford Professor Maryam Mirzakhani was (indirectly) nominated by Blog-Buddy ZOFIA. She made her transition in May
  11. Elaine W.* from this Energy Spirituality community. Take a look at her guest post, “Celebrate Householder Enlightenment, Me?”
  12. Amanda* from this Energy Spirituality community.
  13. Paula Lawley* from this Energy Spirituality community. She works in technology, communications, media, and marketing.
  14. Swami Sri Gnanananda Giri was nominated by Blog-Buddy JNANA. (Scroll down a bit to find the photo.)
  15. Also nominated by Blog-Buddy JNANA is the superb novelist Kathryn Stockett, author of “The Help.”
  16. Blog-Buddy ZELDA nominated business leader and philanthropist David Rubenstein. Nice catch!
  17. Ajahn Tong Sirimangalo, the highly regarded Vipassana Meditation teacher from Northern Thailand, was nominated by Blog-Buddy MIRIAM.
  18. Namkai Norbu Rinpoche, the head of the Nyingma branch of Tibetan Buddhism. He teaches Dzogchen —  nominated by Blog-Buddy WENDY.
  19. Shivabalayogi, a guru nominated by his follower, RICH.
  20. Shodo Harada Roshi belongs on this list.
  21. Yamada Mumon Roshi, the late master, also belongs on this list.
  22.  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!
  23. Spiritual teacher Jean Christian, nominated by Blog-Buddy RACHEL.
  24. Inspired poet (and ex-priest) John O’Donohue, nominated by Blog-Buddy RACHEL. (Yes, two in a row!)
  25. 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.
  26. Kathleen*, a Blog-Buddy from Australia, a member of our Energy Spirituality community here at this blog.

Spiritual Enlightenment Made Practical, Sixth Batch

  1. Eddie Vedder, of Pearl Jam fame, was nominated by Blog-Buddy ISABELLA C. (also on this List).
  2. JEAN*, from America, a member of our Energy Spirituality community here at this blog.
  3. Pope John Paul II was finally nominated for this list, courtesy of Blog-Buddy LILIAN. Thanks, LILIAN.
  4. Nonduality teacher Roger Linden was nominated by Blog-Buddy RACHEL.
  5. Nicholas McGegan, the conductor of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, was nominated by Blog-Buddy GRACE W. (also on my Enlightenment Life List).
  6. 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).
  7. P. Saradha, a physiotherapist in Bangalore, India, was researched at the request of Blog-Buddy D.G.
  8. 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.)
  9. 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. 🙂
  10. 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.
  11. Senator Al Franken, nominated by SANDRA HAERING for a contest about empaths, is not only an empath but also belongs on this list. I’ve researched him post-scandal, and he’s still in Enlightenment.
  12. And so does his wife, Frannie Franken, pictured in the photo that SANDRA sent.
  13. Performer Drew Carey was nominated by ISABELLA CATES, herself on the Enlightenment Life List, is also an Energy Spirituality Practitioner.
  14. 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.)
  15. Gladys, who was also in the first graduating class of THE NEW STRONG Workshop, Enlightenment validated on August 24, 2016.
  16. DORIS*, also involved in Energy Spirituality.
  17. Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton.
  18. BEV UPSHUR*, who was also in the first graduating class of THE NEW STRONG Workshop, Enlightenment validated on November 3, 2016.
  19. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma was also added, nominated by me, on January 22, 2017.
  20. Nisargadatta Maharaj, the late Advaita Teacher, was nominated by Blog-Buddy ALEX and added on February 8, 2017.
  21. Added on 2-27-17 is D.G.*, a man from India, is a member of our Energy Spirituality community.
  22. CHRISTINE* Another member of our Energy Spirituality community joins our list as of 3-2-17. Congratulations!
  23. Sir Patrick Stewart was nominated by Blog-Buddy ISABELLA CATES.
  24. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany.
  25. Legendary broadcaster Dan Rather has, by now, moved onto this Enlightenment Life List. Nominated by Blog-Buddy ISABELLA CATES.
  26. Zou Youguang was nominated by me, after I wrote a blog post about him here.
  27. Joyce DiDonato goes onto this list. You can find many current photos and recordings on YouTube.
  28. 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.
  29. CRISPR co-inventor Jennifer Doudna goes onto this list.
  30. Singer Leslie Odom Jr, famed for his role in “Hamilton,” was nominated by JEAN, from our Enlightenment Life List. Hooray! 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.
  31. BBC Historian Lucy Worsley was nominated by LILIAN. Yes, a “very British celebrity” in Enlightenment.
  32. I found this guy while watching TV: Office of Government Ethics Director Walter Shaub Jr.
  33. Penny Wong, a Senator in Australia, was nominated by Blog-Buddy KATHLEEN, herself in Enlightenment.
  34. British actor Martin Clunes. Yes, indeed, this joy sparkler belongs on this list!
  35. With great joy, today, I add a second inspiring person to this list, Sarah L. Kaufman, author of “The Art of Grace.”
  36. With joy again, today I add CAMERON* from England, a member of the Energy Spirituality Community, to this Enlightenment Life List.
  37. 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.
  38. Rick Carlisle, Coach of the Dallas Mavericks, was nominated by LEO. And, yes, today’s still January 19, 2018.
  39. This Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, I’m adding a basketball phenom for the Warriors, Stephen Curry. Energy Spirituality Apprentice LEO was the talent scout.
  40. Wow, call it a basketball or a touchdown or whatever on Feb. 4, 2018. Energy Spirituality Practitioner LEO has scored another win for our Enlightenment Life List by nominating Harvard Professor Richard Weissbourd.
  41. Also on Feb. 4, 2018,  we can add Chuck Schumer, Minority House Leader. Just glorious.
  42. Capping this week of big activity at this List, today I am so happy to add Blog-Buddy LIANE from America.

Spiritual Enlightenment Made Practical, Seventh Batch

  1. Esther Peral, the psychotherapist and podcaster about relationships, joins our list on February 22, 2018, thanks to a nomination from Energy Spirituality Practitioner LEO.
  2. Valentina Lisita, concert pianist, was nominated by LOGAN. He chose a winner who goes onto our list on February 22, 2018.
  3. And on March 26, who’s being added. Storyteller and memoirist Bobby Norfolk.*
  4. Next, on March 31, let’s add another member of the Energy Spirituality community, EVE* from America, by way of Finland.
  5. April 8, 2018 brings a sparkling new inspiration, and member of this Enlightenment Life List, Dr. (and Rev.) William Barber. Nominated by Energy Spirituality Practitioner ISABELLA CATES.
  6. Holly, from the Energy Spirituality community, now belongs on this list.
  7. April 19, 2018. Glad to say, CHARLES* goes on this list now; he’s a member of our Energy Spirituality community from America.
  8. June 16, 2018. Onto our list goes Kenan Thompson from “Saturday Night Live, thanks to a nomination from Blog-Buddy STEVE.
  9. November 15, 2018, Sandi Toksvig won! She’s a recent host of “The Great British Bake Off.” Nominator ISABELLA CATES and seconder LINDSEY are both in Enlightenment.
  10. December 19, 2018 was Enlightenment Validation day for LEO WATTS*. He’s an Energy Spirituality Practitioner.
  11. December 29, 2018 was Enlightenment Validation day for BRITTANY BLACK*. She’s a stay-at-home Mom who became interested in Energy Spirituality earlier this year.
  12. Starting off 2019 beautifully, on January 3, BRYAN PATRICK* moved into Enlightenment. He’s a member of our Energy Spirituality community.
  13. Glad to announce on January 25, 2019, DARA* moved into Enlightenment. She’s a member of our Energy Spirituality community.
  14. More happy news, on February 9, 2019, GABRIELLE E. moved into Enlightenment. Another member of our Energy Spirituality community.
  15. Another February addition to our Enlightenment Life List. Engineer JESSE has moved into Enlightenment. Another member of our Energy Spirituality community and, actually, an Energy Spirituality Apprentice.
  16. Former U.S. attorney and political pundit, Chuck Rosenberg. Added onto our list on 2/20/19.
  17. Added on March 6, 2019, one of my favorite comedians and extreme ham, Martin Short. Thanks to Blog-Buddy DIANA for this nomination!
  18. Added on April 2, 2019, Pediatrician KATIE has moved into Enlightenment. Another member of our Energy Spirituality community!
  19. May 17, 2019, who joined our Enlightenment Life List? Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the sexologist.
  20. May 24, 2019, I’m delighted to add Professor Joe*.
  21. May 25, 2019, our list expands to include Tina, who works at at Howard County General Hospital.
  22. 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”!
  23. June 10, 2019. Basketball star Giannis Antetokoumpo. LEO nominated him for our Fake Smile Contest.
  24. 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!
  25. June 18, 2019, I’m also inspired to add chef and philanthropist, José Andrés, who has been nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.
  26. 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.
  27. September 3, 2019. On to our list goes spiritual teacher Sri Avinash. Here’s a good research photo of him.
  28. September 3, 2019. We’ll also add spiritual teacher Steve Taylor from England. His photo is here. 
  29. October 6, 2019. Nina Totenberg, one of the three Founding Mothers of National Public Radio, goes onto this list. Courtesy of Energy Spirituality Practitioner ISABELLA CATES.
  30. November 1, 2019. Alan Cohen*, a magnificent spiritual teacher, goes onto this list. Nominated by yours truly.
  31. November 1, 2019, historian Joanne B. Freeman was nominated by Energy Spirituality Practitioner ISABELLA CATES in Comments #3302 – 3307
  32. November 26, 2019. Service-Oriented Michael*, from our Energy Spirituality Community, received Enlightenment Validation and a blog post today.

Spiritual Enlightenment Made Practical, Eighth Batch

  1. November 30, 2019. George Kent, a third-generation government professional, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State. Here’s George Kent’s photo. Comment #3414.
  2. December 4, 2019. John Green, bestselling novelist and more. Nominated by Oscar Manuel.
  3. December 13, 2019. Richard Roper, author of  “How Not to Die Alone.” Nominated by KYLIE.
  4. December 13, 2019. Attorney Daniel Goldman representing Democrats in the House of Representatives for the Trump Impeachment Inquiry. (For aura research, I’ve paused the video 3 seconds in.) Crystal clear, and infused with Divine presence, yes, that’s Age of Awakening Enlightenment! Blog-Buddy TRISH nominated him, over at Trump Impeachment Aura Readings.
  5. December 13, 2019. Ambassador William Taylor, one of the stars of the Trump Impeachment Inquiry imo, also goes onto this list. More Age of Awakening Enlightenment! Blog-Buddy ROSANNA TUFTS nominated him, over at Trump Impeachment Aura Readings.
  6. December 27, 2019. New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet. Nominated by ISABELLA CATES in Comment #3625. Wonderful!
  7. January 15, 2020. Famed conductor Michael Tilson-Thomas belongs on my Spiritual Enlightenment List! On he goes.
  8. February 13, 2020. It just in time for Valentine’s Day. Blog-Buddy LIANE recommended Dame Maggie Smith for something different — nominating her for an empath at our Celebrity Empaths Flash Contest. Double win! Smith is both an empath and in Age of Awakening Enlightenment.
  9. February 16, 2020. Historian Robert Caro joins this list of spiritual luminaries, nominated by ISABELLA CATES. Well done, ISABELLA!
  10. February 19, 2020. Marcul Lemonis, a star of “The Profit,” was nominated for the Celebrity Empath Flash Contest by ENGINEER JESSE. Surprise, Lemonis is in Enlightenment, as well as an empath.
  11. February 28, 2020 is turning out to be an active day for this Spiritual Enlightenment List, thanks to beloved poet Shel Silverstein. He makes this list.
  12. And then Blog-Buddy ANN nominated Jameela Jamil, one of my two favorite stars from “The Good Place.” (The other being Ted Danson.) Onto this list goes Jameela. (Ted has already been listed here for a while.)
  13. GARY L.*, a member of our Energy Spirituality community, goes onto this list today, April 27, 2020.
  14. Fred Armisen, when seen on “SNL at Home,” first broadcast on April 25, 2020. No photo available at this time.
  15. Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, nominated for our Leadership Contest by Blog-Buddy TRACEY. Researched on May 11, 2020 at this blog post.
  16. Renowned psychologist Carol Gilligan, Ph.D. was nominated by Blog-Buddy OSCAR MANUEL. Researched on Sept. 29, 2020. At Comment #4131.
  17. Master photographer Nikhil Bahl was nominated by Blog-Buddy BROOKE, and researched on Oct. 23, 2020.
  18. Our first addition to this list in 2021 comes from me, because I finally thought to research Dr. Abraham Maslow, in the context of our post on “The Future of Energy Healing.” One of my heroes, Dr. Maslow taught at my alma mater, Brandeis University; while I attended, as a befuddled little undergraduate, he completed building a world-class Psychology Department.
  19. Added on February 15, 2021, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.
  20. Added on March 24, 2021, Violet* is a member of our Energy Spirituality Community.
  21. Organizer and author Cassandra Aarssen is added on August 28, 2021. Kate, who nominated her, is a member of our Energy Spirituality Community.
  22. Spiritual teacher Panache Desai was added on September 2, 2021. Joshua T., who nominated him, is a member of our Energy Spirituality Community.
  23. December 15, 2021. Boston’s new mayor, Michelle Wu was added to our list. Soon as I saw a video of her, announcing her win as the city’s first female mayor — and first Asian-American mayor as well — I thought, “Hmmm, I’d like to research her consciousness lifestyle.”
  24. Sophie Faldo should have gone onto this list by now. On December 9, 2021. I researched her after watching her on “The Great British Baking Show,” which she won in 2017.
  25. December 16, 2021. Just-retired MSNBC broadcaster Brian Williams goes onto our list, courtesy of a nomination from Blog-Buddy TONY.
  26. December 19, 2021, onto our list goes Olly Richards, founder of Story Learning Method of learning languages, courtesy of a nomination from Blog-Buddy JNANA.
  27. December 26, thanks to Blog-Buddy JOSHUA T., Motown founder, songwriter, producer, and director Berry Gordy has gone onto this list. See Comments #4752-4756.
  28. January 5, 2022, thanks to Blog-Buddy TONY, we’re adding Congressman Jamie Raskin, of Maryland. See Comments #4788 -4791. He was one of the House Impeachment Managers and, today, he’s published a book with a long subtitle. The main title is simple, “Unthinkable.”
  29. April 23, 2022, onto our Spiritual Enlightenment List goes Adrian Gould*, a member of our Energy Spirituality Community.
  30. May 30, 2022, onto our Spiritual Enlightenment List goes Leo Gabrielsen*, a member of our Energy Spirituality Community.
  31. Onto this list goes America’s newest Supreme Court Justice, Ketanji Brown Jackson, with a dedicated blogpost on June 6, 2022.
  32. Happy surprise, now that I’m researching all the current Supreme Court Justice, the court’s wise Latina, Sonia Sotomayor is also in Spiritual Enlightenment. See Comment #5152.
  33. One more surprise. Supreme Court Justice Kagan is clear as a bell. Clear, brilliant, loving, balanced. Your typical, unique, incarnated soul who is in Age of Awakening Enlightenment. See Comment #5157.
  34. June 20, 2022, onto our Spiritual Enlightenment List goes Pianist Aria*, a member of our Energy Spirituality Community.

Spiritual Enlightenment Made Practical, Ninth Batch

  1.  Oct. 27, 2022, onto our Spiritual Enlightenment List goes Judge Raymond Dearie. Nomination from Blog-Buddy JOSHUA T., Comment #5402.
  2.  Oct. 27, 2022, onto our Spiritual Enlightenment List goes: Attorney General Letitia James is another shining light in this world, living in Age of Awakening Enlightenment. Also nominated by Blog-Buddy JOSHUA T. in Comment #5404.
  3.  Oct. 27, 2022, onto our Spiritual Enlightenment List: Arthur C. Brooks. The Happiness Expert is living in Age of Awakening Enlightenment. Who nominated him? Our Blog-Buddy JANICE HOOPER.
  4.  Nov. 9, 2022, Rafael Reif, former President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is in Age of Awakening Enlightenment. Blog-Buddy ANTHONY nominated him. See Comment #5494.
  5. Nov. 9, 2022, Weird Al Yankovic. Blog-Buddy TONY nominated him. See Comments #5508 and continuing.
  6. Nov. 9, 2022, Daniel Radcliffe. Blog-Buddy TONY nominated him, too. See Comments #5504 and continuing.
  7. December 19, 2022, I nominated and research Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of “Anne of Green Gables” and more. See Comment #5594.
  8. December 19, 2022, I nominated and researched Emmet Fox, the author of books like “The 10 Commandments.” See Comment #5709.
  9. December 29, 2022, business leader George McCown. Blog-Buddy OSCAR MANUEL nominated him. See Comments #5576-5581 and following.

First Batch from 2023

  1. Conductor Harry Christophers. From now on, I’m only listing folks in Enlightenment whom I’ve nominated and research. (Time considerations, that’s why.) Learn about this magnificent conductor in Comments #5778-5780.
  2. Michele Norris, award-winning broadcaster and opinion writer for the Washington Post. Added 1-30-23. Inspired by blog comments by ANNA PATRICIA.
  3. UN Ambassador Linda Greenfield, who inspired the blogpost from 1-30-23, Linda Greenfield Leadership Aura Reading.
  4. Also added on 1-30-23:  Professor Craig G. Benjamin of Grand Valley State University. I’ve been taking his amazing course on Wondrium about “Big History.” 

In Conclusion

On December 29, 2022, Rose has once again changed the scope of this blogpost. The free service of researching auras of public figures is done. It’s time for me to use that considerable amount of time for other Energy Spirituality projects.

At this blog I will continue to invite-and-contribute to general conversations about Spiritual Enlightenment, but now I leave doing aura reading to you! As a hobbyist, you can a lot about consciousness lifestyles.

Just stop short, please, at assessing who is in Spiritual Enlightenment. Those skills require expert training.

Perhaps you’d like to take the online series of workshops in Aura Reading Through All Your Senses®. So you can start doing this kind of research for yourself.

Another option is to book a personal session with me. Among your options for these personal sessions, you can request that I assess the consciousness lifestyle, or otherwise read auras, regarding any folks you choose. Enjoy!

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  1. 5801

    Do people in Spiritual Enlightenment have healing powers?

    Only the fakes. Or Jesus, who wasn’t merely a human being in Enlightenment. Whether you call him “The Son of God” or (as I do) “An Avatar,” Jesus was not an ordinary, normal human being.

  2. 5802

    Ever hear of Steve Cohen, Blog-Buddies? He’s a crazy rich hedge fund manager. Cohen became the owner of the New York Mets, of Major League Baseball, in September 14, 2020.

    And yes, he’s living in Age of Awakening Enlightenment. Just researched him today from the picture at the link just provided.

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