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Spiritual Enlightenment List from Rose Rosetree

Enlightenment Life List

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 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 Energy Spirituality 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. 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 Bill Gates
  13. Entrepreneur Warren Buffett
  14. IKEA Founder Ingvar Kamprad. (He was profiled, along with other mega-successful businesspeople, in Magnetize Money with Energetic Literacy.)
  15. World teacher and healer Sai Baba
  16. Yogi Vivekananda
  17. Yogi Ramakrishna
  18. Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin
  19. Businessman Edward C. Johnson
  20. Real estate tycoon Donald Bren
  21. Writer Emmet Fox
  22. Teacher and writer Michael Tamura*
  23. Teacher Raphaelle Tamura*, yes that is our first husband-and-wife team on our Enlightenment Life List.
  24. Actor Helen Mirren
  25. Actor George Clooney
  26. Teacher and writer Karen Maezen Miller
  27. Yogi Kripalu Mahraj. The photo was supplied by Blog-Buddy JEAN in Comment 735.
  28. Mystic and activist Amma* (a.k.a. The Hugging Saint)
  29. Spiritual teacher and author Gangaji
  30. Spiritual writer and teacher Ram Dass*
  31. Leader within Transcendental Meditation, and Maharishi’s first initiate in America,  Charlie Lutes*
  32. TM author and pioneer, Helena Olson*.
  33. Swami Satchitananda*
  34. Songwriter and singer Carole King
  35. Kundalini Yoga teacher Yogi Bhajan
  36. Sidha Yoga founder Swami Muktananda
  37. Yogi Bhagawan Nityananda (teacher to Swami Muktananda)
  38. Swami Brahmananda Saraswati,  Shankaracharya of Jyotirmath (and guru to my one-time guru, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)
  39. 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.)
  40. Hypnosis educator Patricia MacIsaac*.
  41. Spiritual facilitator Susan Scolastico.*
  42. Diane Jarvi, part of the management team put together by Star Riparetti.
  43. 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
  44. Shamanic Healer Nah Kin was added August 9. You’ll find an Aura Reading post devoted to her here.
  45. Shamanic Healer Hi-Ah Park. Another great find from Blog-Buddy Karin, like the previous great one on this Enlightenment Life List.
  46. Healer Hannes Jacob, also nominated by Karin for a healer’s contest. Way to go, Karin! Not to mention Herr Jacob!
  47. 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.
  48. The guru Swami Chinmayananda, not to be confused with H.H. Tejomayananda, his successor.” See Comment 51 below.
  49. Jamie Sams, First Nation shaman, is a writer for HarperCollins as well as a practicing healer.
  50. Thich Nhat Hanh (pronounced Tick-Naught-Han) is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk. Added September 14, 2010, courtesy of Blog-Buddy SUZANNE and Comment #72.
  51. 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.
  52. Sound healer Chris Rials-Seitz.
  53. Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO. “Hseih” is pronounced “Shay.” Blog-Buddy BRENDA nominated him, too.
  54. Metteyya Sakyaputta, a Buddhist monk, nominated by Blog-Buddy JORDAN.
  55. A Buddhist nun, Bhaddhamanika, was also nominated by Blog-Buddy JORDAN.
  56. Poet Jane Hirshfield, another nomination from Blog-Buddy JORDAN.
  57. Lauren Jubelirer, Shamanic Astrologer, Director of Certification and Teacher Training Program of SAMS.
  58. Paramahamsa Hariharananda, one of the saints from the lineage of Kriya Yoga, proposed by Blog-Buddy RENEE.
  59. 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.
  60. Sri Bhagavan is one of the global visionaries behind The Oneness Phenomenon.
  61. Gregg Braden, a spiritual teacher nominated by HEATHER.
  62. Caroline Myss, a metaphysical writer and former medical intuitive. GRACE nominated her, and this update was done on 11/30/10.
  63. Arnaud Desjardins, French spiritual teacher, proposed by YAN.
  64. Ma Anandamayi, the Hindu saint, was also proposed by YAN.
  65. 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.
  66. Kangyur Rinpoche, Tibetan Rinpoche, proposed by — you guessed it — YAN.
  67. Singer Tony Bennett was proposed by Grace and added on 12/12/10.
  68. 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.)
  69. Rig Veda Pundit Brahmarishi Deverath.*
  70. Alan Watts, who popularized Buddhism in America
  71. Thomas Merton, another fabulous writer, and a Trappist monk
  72. Simcha Krause, author of Hey Waiter… There’s God in My Soup!: Learning Kabbalah Through Humor.
  73. 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.
  74. 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.
  75. 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!
  76. Gustavo Dudamel, added June 8, 2011, is such an amazing conductor, he has been called “The future of classical music.”
  77. 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.
  78. Joanna Cherry, a spiritual teacher who is a minister for Teaching of the Inner Christ. Added June 29, 2011.
  79. 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.
  80. Joel Goldsmith, another spiritual teacher and renowned writer.
  81. Larry Dossey, M.D., one more courageous, eminent writer and teacher, added June 30, 2011
  82. Nancy Clark, Ph.D.,*, a healer, teacher, and writer I know from working for VOICE in Japan.
  83. Amma Sri Kuranamayi, a hugging saint proposed by JORDAN in Comment 460, is now added to the Enlightenment Life List on July 2, 2011.
  84. 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.
  85. 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.
  86. American healer Jill Isbell, added July 23, 2011.
  87. 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.
  88. Healer Maxima May*, proposed by BRENDA and added August 6, 2011.
  89. Abdul Ballullah was nominted by RENE and added August 7, 2011.
  90. Mystic and yogi Sri Aurobindo was proposed by BERNIE. Added August 23, 2011.
  91. 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.
  92. South African leader, a hero in the world’s annals of democracy, Nelson Mandela was proposed by RENE and added September 7, 2011.
  93. The 16th Karmapa, a Buddhist leader nominated by LIZZIE, was added September 27, 2011.
  94. Shambala teacher,  Khandro Tseyang Palmo, the Sakyong Wangmo , nominated by ANONYMOUS, was added September 27, 2011.
  95. Jane Lynch, of Glee fame, was nominated by SUZANNE and added September 27, 2011.
  96. Arielle Ford, bestselling writer and New Age promoter, was added October 19, 2011.
  97. Manual Schoch, a Swiss mystic, added November 30, 2011.
  98. Hugh Jackman, Australian performer and international celebrity.
  99. Nancy Pelosi, American politician. First female Speaker of the House of Represenatives in American History.
  100. Eli Manning, American football player on the New York Giants.
  101. Ramana Maharshi, a yogi proposed by Bernie.
  102. 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.
  103. 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.
  104. 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.
  105. 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!
  106. Elizabeth Gilbert, creativity expert, added June 5, 2012.
  107. 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.
  108. Ethel Lombardi, the courageous healer who gave the world MariEl, nominated by Blog-Buddy Sandra.
  109. 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.
  110. Grandmaster Choa Kok Sui, founder of Pranic Healing, nominated by Blog-Buddy Kala.
  111. Rose Rosetree*, founder of Energy Spirituality and techniques for Energetic Literacy. Profiled here in a video interview on “Buddha at the Gas Pump.”
  112. Linda Clair, an Australian spiritual teacher.
  113. Swami Nirmalananda, a spiritual teacher and nun in the tradition of Swami Muktananda, was proposed by Blog-Buddy Debi S.
  114. Nate Berkus, interior designer and mega-charming TV talk show host.
  115. Steve Martin, comedian, actor, banjo virtuoso, writer, definite householder. This shift has happened within the last couple of years.
  116. Stephanie Thomas,* artisan and one-of-a-kind artist.
  117. Dr. Anita Chu *, a psychiatrist whose blossoming career has included representing psychiatrists for the American Medical Association.
  118. 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.
  119. 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.
  120. Master Stephen Co, one of ten Archaryas in the traditions of Pranic Healing and Arhatic Yoga, proposed by Blog-Buddy KALA.
  121. 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?
  122. Richard Miller, Enlightenment Educator through his magnificent video interviews and the important website, Richard has his own amazing website, Never Not Here.
  123. 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.
  124. Mark Landau, spiritual teacher and writer, profiled here at “Buddha at the Gas Pump.”
  125. 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.”
  126. Christine Wushke* is a Canadian teacher of yoga and meditation, also a poet, profiled here at “Buddha at the Gas Pump.”
  127. 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.”
  128. 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.”
  129. 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.”
  130. 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.
  131. 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.
  132. Another great nomination from Blog-Buddy Jnana, Swami Sivananda Saraswati. Comment 996 by Janana gives a beautiful, succinct summary of his achievements.
  133. 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.
  134. 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.
  135. Brahmacharya Nandkishore, a disciple of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, was nominated by Blog-Buddy Mike in Comment 1088.
  136. Sister Wendy Beckett, the Catholic nun and noted art expert, was nominated by me, Rose Rosetree.
  137. Spiritual mentor Holly Holm (formerly Sarojini), nominated by Blog-Buddy PAIGE.
  138. The late Swami Kryiyananda was nominated by AJ, a spiritual teacher who taught about making your “whole” life your spiritual practice
  139. Shirdi Sai Baba, a.k.a. “The Saint of Shirdi,” nominated by JNANA, with a great story included at Comment 1172.
  140. Financial wizard and (Hey, I’m just guessing) HOUSEHOLDER… Ray Dalio, Chief Investment Officer for Bridgewater Associates. Nominated by Blog-Buddy DAVID.
  141. Novelist Barbara Kingsolver, nominated by Blog-Buddy JESSICA.
  142. Novelist and scholar J.R.R. Tolkien, nominated by Blog-Buddy LARA.
  143. 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!
  144. 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.
  145. “A Very Eligible Bachelor,” whom I described a bit in Comment 1293. Now there’s someone living human-based spirituality!
  146. 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.
  147. Sandra Haering* now joins the Enlightenment Life List. Currently she is an apprentice in the Mentoring Program in Rosetree Energy Spirituality.
  148. Emily Turner* has joined the Enlightenment Life List. She is also a member of this Energy Spirituality community.
  149. 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.
  150. 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.
  151. Swami Rudrananda was an influential spiritual teacher. Nominated by Blog-Buddy ASTRIT. Added on June 3, 2014.
  152. Environmental activist and former Vice-President of the United States, Al Gore was finally nominated for this Enlightenment Life List. Thanks, Blog-Buddy AJ.
  153. Spiritual teacher Jeddah Mali was nominated by Blog-Buddy TEHYA.
  154. Actor Viggo Mortensen has landed upon the list.
  155. Isabella Cates* is a Practitioner of Rosetree Energy Spirituality and also the first Graduate in the Mentoring Program for Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis®.
  156. Evgenia Brodyagina* is a member of this energy spirituality community. She has written some guest posts at this blog.
  157. Prajnaparamita  was nominated by a new visitor to this blog, ADAM.
  158. Peter Gabriel was nominated by Blog-Buddy BERNIE.
  159. Acclaimed mathematician and Stanford Professor Maryam Mirzakhani was (indirectly) nominated by Blog-Buddy ZOFIA. She made her transition in May
  160. Elaine W.* from this Energy Spirituality community. Take a look at her guest post, “Celebrate Householder Enlightenment, Me?”
  161. Amanda* from this Energy Spirituality community.
  162. Paula Lawley * from this Energy Spirituality community. She works in technology, communications, media, and marketing.
  163. Swami Sri Gnanananda Giri was nominated by Blog-Buddy JNANA. (Scroll down a bit to find the photo.)
  164. Also nominated by Blog-Buddy JNANA is the superb novelist Kathryn Stockett, author of “The Help.”
  165. Blog-Buddy ZELDA nominated business leader and philanthropist David Rubenstein. Nice catch!
  166. Ajahn Tong Sirimangalo, the highly regarded Vipassana Meditation teacher from Northern Thailand, was nominated by Blog-Buddy MIRIAM.
  167. Namkai Norbu Rinpoche, the head of the Nyingma branch of Tibetan Buddhism. He teaches Dzogchen —  nominated by Blog-Buddy WENDY.
  168. Shivabalayogi, a guru nominated by his follower, RICH.
  169. Shodo Harada Roshi belongs on this list.
  170. Yamada Mumon Roshi, the late master, also belongs on this list.
  171.  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!
  172. Spiritual teacher Jean Christian, nominated by Blog-Buddy RACHEL.
  173. Inspired poet (and ex-priest) John O’Donohue, nominated by Blog-Buddy RACHEL. (Yes, two in a row!)
  174. 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.
  175. Kathleen*, from Australia, a member of our Energy Spirituality community here at this blog.
  176. Eddie Vedder, of Pearl Jam fame, was nominated by Blog-Buddy ISABELLA C. (also on my Enlightenment Life List).
  177. JEAN*, from America, a member of our Energy Spirituality community here at this blog.
  178. Pope John Paul II was finally nominated for this list, courtesy of Blog-Buddy LILIAN. Thanks, LILIAN.
  179. Nonduality teacher Roger Linden was nominated by Blog-Buddy RACHEL.
  180. Nicholas McGegan, the conductor of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, was nominated by Blog-Buddy GRACE W. (also on my Enlightenment Life List).
  181. 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).
  182. P. Saradha, a physiotherapist in Bangalore, India, was researched at the request of Blog-Buddy D.G.
  183. 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.)
  184. 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. 🙂
  185. 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.
  186. 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 Energy Spirituality Practitioner who is, herself on this List. I’ve researched him post-scandal, and he’s still in Enlightenment.
  187. And so does his wife, Frannie Franken, pictured in the photo that SANDRA sent.
  188. Performer Drew Carey was nominated by ISABELLA CATES, herself on the Enlightenment Life List, is also an Energy Spirituality Practitioner.
  189. 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.)
  190. Gladys, who was also in the first graduating class of THE NEW STRONG Workshop, Enlightenment validated on August 24, 2016.
  191. DORIS*, also involved in Energy Spirituality.
  192. Rebecca*, the acupuncturist.
  193. Gary*, the doctor.
  194. Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton.
  195. BEV UPSHUR*, who was also in the first graduating class of THE NEW STRONG Workshop, Enlightenment validated on November 3, 2016.
  196. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma was also added, nominated by me, on January 22, 2017.
  197. Nisargadatta Maharaj, the late Advaita Teacher, was nominated by Blog-Buddy ALEX and added on February 8, 2017.
  198. Added on 2-27-17 is D.G.*, a man from India, is a member of our Energy Spirituality community.
  199. CHRISTINE,* Another member of our Energy Spirituality community joins our list as of 3-2-17. Congratulations!
  200. Sir Patrick Stewart was nominated by Blog-Buddy ISABELLA CATES.
  201. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, was nominated by Blog-Buddy AJ McCLARY.
  202. Legendary broadcaster Dan Rather has, by now, moved onto this Enlightenment Life List. Nominated by Blog-Buddy ISABELLA CATES.
  203. Lindsey is a member of our Energy Spirituality community. Lauded her in New Enlightenment Life Listie.
  204. Zou Youguang was nominated by me, after I wrote a blog post about him here.
  205. Joyce DiDonato goes onto this list. You can find many current photos and recordings at YouTube.
  206. 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.
  207. CRISPR co-inventor Jennifer Doudna goes onto this list.
  208. 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.
  209. BBC Historian Lucy Worsley was nominated by LILIAN. Yes, a “very British celebrity” in Enlightenment.
  210. I found this guy while watching TV: Office of Government Ethics Director Walter Shaub Jr.
  211. Penny Wong, a Senator in Australia, was nominated by Blog-Buddy KATHLEEN, herself in Enlightenment.
  212. LINDSEY, from our Enlightenment Life List, just nominated British actor Martin Clunes. Yes, indeed, this joy sparkler belongs on this list!
  213. With great joy, today, I add a second inspiring person to this list, Sarah L. Kaufman, author of “The Art of Grace.”
  214. With joy again, today I add CAMERON* from England, a member of the Energy Spirituality Community, to this Enlightenment Life List.
  215. 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.
  216. Rick Carlisle, Coach of the Dallas Mavericks, was nominated by LEO. And, yes, today’s still January 19, 2018.
  217. 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.
  218. This Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, I’m adding a basketball phenom for the Warriors. Energy Spirituality Apprentice LEO was the talent scout.
  219. 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.
  220. 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.
  221. Also on Feb. 4, 2018,  we can add Chuck Schumer, Minority House Leader. Just glorious.
  222. Capping this week of big activity at this List, today I am so happy to add Blog-Buddy LIANE from America.
  223. Esther Peral, the psychotherapist and podcaster about relationships, joins our list on February 22, 2018, thanks to a nomination from Energy Spirituality Practitioner LEO.
  224. Valentina Lisita, concert pianist, was nominated by LOGAN. He chose a winner who goes onto our list on February 22, 2018.
  225. Today, on March 24, 2018, I am so happy to add Blog-Buddy ROMANA DeBEER* from Australia.
  226. And on March 26, who’s being added. Storyteller and memoirist Bobby Norfolk.*
  227. Next, on March 31, let’s add another member of the Energy Spirituality community, EVE* from America, by way of Finland.
  228. 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.
  229. Holly, from the Energy Spirituality community, now belongs on this list.
  230. April 19, 2018. Glad to say, CHARLES* goes on this list now; he’s a member of our Energy Spirituality community from America.
  231. May 26, 2018. Happily, I welcome Erica K. onto this list. She, too, is a member of our Energy Spirituality community.
  232. June 16, 2018. Onto our list goes Kenan Thompson from “Saturday Night Live, thanks to a nomination from Blog-Buddy STEVE.
  233. 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.
  234. November 19, 2018 was Enlightenment Validation day for JENNIFER SIRRINE. She’s a member of our Energy Spirituality community. Been reading this blog since 2011.
  235. December 19,2018 was Enlightenment Validation day for LEO WATTS. He’s an Energy Spirituality Practitioner.
  236. 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.
  237. December 31, 2018 Enlightenment Validation day for COMPUTER GUY JOE, an occasional Energy Spirituality client.
  238. Starting off 2019 beautifully, on January 3, BRYAN PATRICK moved into Enlightenment. He’s a member of our Energy Spirituality community.
  239. Glad to announce on January 25, 2019, EXPLORER moved into Enlightenment. She’s a member of our Energy Spirituality community.
  240. More happy news, on February 9, 2019, TATIANA moved into Enlightenment. Another member of our Energy Spirituality community.
  241. 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.
  242. Former U.S. attorney and political pundit, Chuck Rosenberg. Added onto our list on 2/20/19.
  243. Added on March 6, 2019, one of my favorite comedians and extreme ham, Martin Short. Thanks to Blog-Buddy DIANA for this nomination!
  244. Added on April 2, 2019, Pediatrician KATIE has moved into Enlightenment. Another member of our Energy Spirituality community!
  245. May 17, 2019, who joined our Enlightenment Life List? Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the sexologist.
  246. May 24, 2019, I’m delighted to add Professor Joe.
  247. May 25, 2019, our list expands to include Tina, who works at at Howard County General Hospital.
  248. May 27, 2019. Let’s add Ezra Klein, host of “The Ezra Klein Show,” a Vox podcast.
  249. 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.”
  250. June 10, 2019. Basketball star Giannis Antetokoumpo. LEO nominated him for our Fake Smile Contest.
  251. 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!
  252. June 18, 2019, I’m also inspired to add chef and philanthropist, José Andrés, who has been nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.
  253. 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.
  254. September 3, 2019. On to our list goes spiritual teacher Sri Avinash. Here’s a good research photo of him.
  255. September 3, 2019. We’ll also add spiritual teacher Steve Taylor from England. His photo is here. 
  256. 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.
  257. November 1, 2019. Alan Cohen, a magnificent spiritual teacher, goes onto this list. Nominated by yours truly.
  258. November 1, 2019, historian Joanne B. Freeman was nominated by Energy Spirituality Practitioner ISABELLA CATES in Comments #3302 – 3307
  259. November 26, 2019. Service-Oriented Michael, from our Energy Spirituality Community, received Enlightenment Validation and a blog post today.
  260. November 30, 2019. George Kent, a third-generation government professional, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State. Here’s George Kent’s photo. Comment #3414.
  261. December 4, 2019. John Green, bestselling novelist and more. Nominated by Oscar Manuel.
  262. December 13, 2019. Richard Roper, author of  “How Not to Die Alone.” Nominated by KYLIE who, herself, is on our Enlightenment Life List.
  263. 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.
  264. 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.
  265. December 27, 2019. New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet. Nominated by ISABELLA CATES in Comment #3625. Wonderful!
  266. January 2, 2020. Tough-and-shiny, that’s righteous journalist Masha Gessen. Courtesy of ISABELLA CATES, nominated in her Comments #3630-3637.
  267. January 14, 2020. Extraordinary Great Courses Professor Robert Garland has gone onto this list. Very proud of myself that I used good energy hygiene and didn’t read his aura until I wasn’t studying with him.
  268. January 15, 2020. Famed conductor Michael Tilson-Thomas belongs on my Spiritual Enlightenment List! On he goes.
  269. 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.
  270. February 16, 2020. Historian Robert Caro joins this list of spiritual luminaries, nominated by ISABELLA CATES. Well done, ISABELLA!
  271. 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.

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. Please, please read this article about how to select an appropriate photograph.
  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. 3601

    I really enjoyed her performance. By contrast, Carrie Underwood also sang. Although she’s been a powerful performer for so many years, I was struck by how empty she seemed to me this time. As though it was nobody. Singing nothing.

    So I’ll propose Carrie Underwood, and this photograph, for some consciousness lifestyle research.

  2. 3602
    Ethan says:

    Hi Rose, I’m curious about this talented Canadian’s consciousness lifestyle-Yannick Nézet-Séguin -“As only the third music director in the Metropolitan Opera’s history, Nézet-Séguin maintains high standards through empathy, not tyranny.

  3. 3603
    Ethan says:

    I am also nominating Canadian country signer Shania Twain.

    She is the top-selling female country artist of all time with more than 90 million records sold worldwide. What is her consciousness lifestyle these days?

  4. 3604

    ETHAN, fun! Later! Thanks!

  5. 3605

    Playing catch-up on our consciousness lifestyles research…

    I believe that next up is your nomination, LEO, of Bill Belichick, Head Coach of the New England Patriots. Thank you for Comments #3595 – 3596.

  6. 3606

    Sadly, he’s nowhere close to Enlightenment. Rather, he’s in spiritual shutdown.

  7. 3607

    Country music star Tricia Yearwood comes next. (From my earlier nominating Comment #3600.)

    She’s doing well, as somebody in human-based spirituality.

  8. 3608

    Speaking of famous singers, how about my next nominee, Carrie Underwood? (From earlier nominating Comment #3601.)

    Rich-&-famous? Sure. But also in extreme spiritual addiction.

  9. 3609

    Thanks, ETHAN, for your nomination, in Comment #3609, of wonderful-sounding conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

    In my assessment, he’s an exceptionally loving man. Living in human-based spirituality.

  10. 3610

    ETHAN, thanks also for your nomination in Comment #3603 of Shania Twain. I know her the same way I first met Tricia Yearwood and most of the top Country Music singers… During one of my media interviews, a huge article in Country Music Weekly Magazine.

    It was such fun. The reporter, Catharine Rambeau, knew all these big stars very well. She covered them constantly. Well, she was blown away by the accuracy of those face readings. Such fun for us both!

  11. 3611

    Back at Shania Twain, sadly, by now she’s in extreme spiritual addiction.

  12. 3612
    Ethan says:

    That is too bad about Shania, that’s great you got to meet her and do some face reading.

    Thanks Rose and happy solstice.

  13. 3613

    You’re welcome, ETHAN. And Happy Solstice to you and all you Blog-Buddies. At a time of least light, we spring forth toward more light… with maybe more gratitude than usual.

    BTW, ETHAN, I met all these Country Music stars via photograph. Hope that was clear in what I wrote above. Anyway, it’s clear now!

  14. 3614
    Ethan says:

    It is clear to me now Rose thank you.

  15. 3615

    Hahaha. Most of my 1000+ media interviews have been just that glam, ETHAN.

    Me in this very same pink office where you’ve sometimes ventured for Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis. 🙂

  16. 3616
  17. 3617

    Spiritual addiction is the name of Gordon Sondland’s consciousness game. At the time of the Impeachment Inquiry Hearing, where this photo was taken, I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s under the influence of some familiar chemical upper, whether prescribed or recreational.

  18. 3618

    Next I have the honor of researching the so-impressive former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch. This photo was taken at the Trump Impeachment Inquiry Hearing.

    That calmness and inner steadiness? Let’s acknowledge her sweet version of Age of Awakening Enlightenment.

  19. 3619
    Kylie says:

    Very interesting research! I am especially interested to learn about an exceptionally loving conductor:
    Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

    I look forward to checking out his music.

  20. 3620
    Angela says:

    Hi Rose,

    I would like to nominate Dr. Charles T. Krebs, a scientist, who is the founder of Leap, (Learning Enhancement Acupressure Program). He developed a program that helps children and adults with learning issues.

  21. 3621
    Angela says:

    He developed this program after a near fatal accident which left him in a wheelchair.

    He was able to regain his ability to walk–finding energy kinesiology to be a valuable tool in this achievement.

  22. 3622
    Angela says:

    In addition to developing LEAP and training practitioners, he has also written several books explaining the scientific basis of energy kinesiology and how it works on the neurological and somatic levels.

    Here is a link to a photo:
    Thank you in advance!

  23. 3623

    KYLIE, that sounds like fun!

  24. 3624

    ANGELA, thank you for nominating this remarkable man.

    What a powerhouse career he’s had! Regardless of what I wind up finding out about his consciousness lifestyle. (Probably I will get to this our batch of nominations within a week.)

  25. 3625
    Isabella Cates says:

    Hi everyone. Following on Janice’s really good idea about nominating journalists, I’d like to nominate executive editor of the New York Times, Dean Baquet. Here is a still of him from 11/11/2019:×9-WHEubYq.jpg

    Thank you, Rose!

  26. 3626

    ISABELLA CATES, yes, JANICE’S idea about this is really good. And so is your nomination.

    Evidently Christmas continues on December 26, because this nomination from you makes me MERRY. 🙂

  27. 3627

    ANGELA, here we go, leaping over to your nomination, in Comments #3620 – 3622, the admirable Dr. Charles T. Krebs.

    I’d describe him as in Human-Based Spirituality, but that’s not to say that he’s doing really well. Of course, he’s shown enormous courage. It’s as though parts of his aura are held together by duct tape. Admirable life achievements, however, for sure.

  28. 3628

    Incidentally, if you were considering LEAP, please research the practitioner very carefully.

  29. 3629

    ISABELLA CATES, thank you for nominating (in your Comment #3625) New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet.

    And you found such a recent photo! Maybe it helps that he works at THE newspaper. Gorgeously in Enlightenment. Awe! Onto this list he goes. 🙂

  30. 3630
    Isabella Cates says:

    Speaking of journalists, Masha Gessen has been a particular favorite of mine in recent years.

    Before I dive into her more recent work, and to give context to past works of hers I’ve read and watched, I’d like to know her current consciousness lifestyle.

  31. 3631
    Angela says:

    Thank you, Rose!

  32. 3632

    Definitely welcome, Angela. Any time!

  33. 3633
    Isabella Cates says:

    Gessen is Russian-American and is an “outspoken critic” of Putin and Trump.

    Here is just one interesting interlude from her career, as described on her wikipedia page:

  34. 3634
    Isabella Cates says:

    “Gessen was dismissed from her position as the chief editor of Russia’s oldest magazine, Vokrug sveta, a popular-science journal, in September 2012 after she refused to send a reporter to cover a Russian Geographical Society event about nature conservation featuring President Putin because she considered it political exploitation of environmental concerns.[14][15]

  35. 3635
    Isabella Cates says:

    “After she tweeted about her firing, Putin phoned her and claimed he was serious about his “nature conservation efforts.”

    At his invitation, she met him and her former publisher at the Kremlin, and was offered her job back. She rejected the offer.”

  36. 3636
    Isabella Cates says:

    I think she is best known for her article “Autocracy: Rules for Survival”, published November 10th, 2016, just after Trump was elected.


  37. 3637
    Isabella Cates says:

    Here is an image of Gessen from November 2019:×9-Ocqas4W.jpg

  38. 3638

    Quite simply superb, ISABELLA.

    Thank you.

  39. 3639
    Ethan says:

    I’d like to nominate Canadian psychology professor Jordan Peterson. His latest book is called 12 Rules For Life: The Antidote To Chaos.

    I am wondering what his consciousness lifestyle is. Thank you Rose!

  40. 3640

    Thanks, ETHAN. Interesting!

  41. 3641
    Lisa Pansetta says:

    Hi Rose, Happy New Year. 🙂

    I’d like to nominate Seth Freeman, “an award-winning professor at Columbia University, a renowned professor at NYU Stern, and a top-rated author/presenter who’s bestseller, The Art of Negotiating the Best Deal remains one of the top-ranked courses of the Great Courses™ series.” (Copied from his website,

  42. 3642
    Lisa Pansetta says:

    I am curious about his consciousness lifestyle as I consider learning from him.

    Here is a photo:

  43. 3643

    LISA, wonderful to hear from you! I look forward to doing this research for you in early 2020.

    With this topic, especially, motivation and consciousness lifestyle could make the difference between a truly great course versus a way to grunge up.

  44. 3644

    Besides that, your nomination has inspired me. Because I’m also a fan of The Great Courses, and my very favorite professor is Dr. Robert Garland. “The Other Side of History” — most strongly recommended!

    For ages I’ve been meaning to nominate him for this Enlightenment List. Although I restrained myself while watching his courses and didn’t stop to read his aura.

  45. 3645

    Also, I was so impressed watching Michael Tilson-Thomas at the Kennedy Center Honors.

    Onto the pile o’ nominees he goes.

  46. 3646
    Liane says:

    I would like to find out the consciousness lifestyle of Jeopardy host, Alex Trebek.

    He has been very public about his diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Stoic is a word that comes to mind.

  47. 3647

    Excellent choice, LIANE. I’ve been wondering about him, too. Such a beloved game show host!

    The only one who brings a bigger smile to my face is Keenan Thompson, with some of his game show host sketches for “Saturday Night Live.” And you Blog-Buddies may already know that Keenan is on this Spiritual Enlightenment List.

  48. 3648

    Of course, medically, fighting cancer may not produce the best outcomes.

    And, as a non-doctor, I have a hunch that stoicism isn’t prevalent among cancer survivors, either. At least I can explore Trebek’s consciousness lifestyle in response to your request. (And do that as a specialist in emotional and spiritual growth, not medical anything.)

  49. 3649
    Oliver says:

    I’d like to nominate Patrick J. Carnes, Ph.D. He is an internationally known authority and speaker on addiction and recovery issues.

    He has authored over twenty books including one called: Out of the Shadows: Understanding Addiction Recovery-this one focuses on identifying the signs of cybersex addiction.

  50. 3650
  51. 3651

    ISABELLA CATES, thank you for your insightful nomination of journalist Masha Gessen in Comments #3630-3637.

    Also, I appreciate your sending such a current photo. Yes, onto my Spiritual Enlightenment List she goes. What a fierce one! Has come in on the Ray of Shiva, seems to me.

  52. 3652
    Isabella Cates says:

    Yay!! She (Masha Gessen) is absolutely brilliant as well.

    About a year ago when I was spending some time listening to talks she gave, I remember how she astounded me- my reality and way of thinking really shifted because of things she said.

  53. 3653
    Isabella Cates says:

    When it comes to Ray of Shiva, I don’t know what that’s like for people who know her.

    But for me, her intellectual ruthlessness mixed with purity has been helpful… it’s helped my mind work better.

  54. 3654

    Isabella, I’ve also got a fondness for intellectual ruthlessness, when mixed with the qualities of Enlightenment.

    And also, for exceptional intellectual curiosity, mixed with rigor and joy. As in John McWhorter, Ph.D. For those of you who missed it, I profiled him at “Deeper Perception Made Practical.” It was a Skilled Empath Merge on McWhorter.

  55. 3655

    If it’s not too much trouble, ISABELLA, I wonder if you would be able to give us a link or two so that we can hear some of Gessen’s talks. I’d really like that. No doubt other members of our online community would enjoy it as wel.

  56. 3656
    Kylie says:

    Yes, I would enjoy that! Links to Gessen’s talks I mean.

    I looked her up and saw that she has written a few books also.

  57. 3657

    Thanks for seconding my request, KYLIE.

  58. 3658
    Isabella Cates says:

    Hi Rose — I will find a good video or two.

  59. 3659
    Isabella Cates says:

    I remember her talking about *the existence of conspiracy theories not being an excuse for conspiracy thinking.*

    To clarify, it’s the ACTUAL existence of conspiracies in reality not being an excuse for conspiracy thinking. Not the existence of conspiracy theories. Totally different meaning.

  60. 3660
    Isabella Cates says:

    The way she really nailed it, it caused me immediately to dump a bunch of hazy lazy thinking blindspots I didn’t quite know I had.

  61. 3661

    Intriguing, ISABELLA! As an Enlightenment Coach, I’m always interested in removing illusions… that appear to be real or important or essential for self-protection.

  62. 3662
    Claudia says:

    I have never heard of coming in on the ray of Shiva, or any other beings rays. Would you please tell us about this? Thank you for all of your teaching to us.

  63. 3663
    Ethan says:

    Hi Rose I’d like to nominate Shaman Durek. From his website it says his focus is educating people on how to make shamanism a life style choice for evolutionary adaptation. I’m curious what his consciousness lifestyle is. Thank you.

  64. 3664

    CLAUDIA, coming in on the Ray of Shiva? That’s a concept from Hinduism about having an incarnation devoted to the destruction of ignorance.

    Click on this Ray of Shiva link and you’ll find several blog posts where I wrote about this concept years ago. Thanks for your thoughtful request for an update. 🙂

  65. 3665

    ETHAN, that’s an excellent choice. All you Blog-Buddies, today would be an excellent time to nominate for this list any public figures who are currently big in the world of the 5th Dimension striving.

    Tomorrow I aim to do a bunch of research about consciousness lifestyle at this blog post.

  66. 3666

    As promised, Blog-Buddies, at 5th Dimensional Nonsense, I’m going to research two more teachers of 5th Dimensional Nonsense.

    Meet (as briefly as possible) Jafree Ozwald. Known for “How to Wake up to the 5th Dimension.”

  67. 3667

    Given the state of his aura, he’s going to teach people how to wake into a Triumphalist version of extreme spiritual addiction.

    Most unfortunate!

  68. 3668

    Alternatively 5th dimensional fan? Here’s Vidya Frazier. Famed for “Awakening to the Fifth Dimension.”

    Also, unfortunately, she’s living in a Triumphalist version of extreme spiritual addiction.

  69. 3669

    Aaron Doughty inspired an entire blog post. But not in a good way.

    A Triumphalist version of extreme spiritual addiction — that’s what he’s teaching when, supposedly, he helps others to live in the 5th Dimension.

  70. 3670

    Let’s play catch-up, Blog-Buddies. Starting, I believe, with Comment #3639. ETHAN, you nominated Canadian psychology professor Jordan Peterson.

    Very likely he gets headaches. For sure, ETHAN, he’s nowhere close to Enlightenment. More like, living in Spiritual Shutdown.

  71. 3671

    Lisa Pansetta, thank you for nominating Professor Seth Freeman, courtesy of your Comments #3641 – 3642. Such a power-based individual!

    He’s in Human-Based Spirituality, seems to me.

  72. 3672

    Dr. Robert Garland, magnificent professor whom I’ve nominated, goes onto my Enlightenment Life List. Absolootly-tootly.

  73. 3673

    Also, magnificent musician Michael Tilson-Thomas goes onto this list. I nominated him in Comment #3645. Onto this list he goes. (Let’s set the time signature at a romantic waltz.)

  74. 3674

    LIANE, thank you for your nomination of TV game show superstar Alex Tribek, nominated in your Comment #3646. I’d describe him as living in Human-Based Spirituality.

    Is it mysterious to any of you Blog-Buddies, as it is to me, why some celebrities feel the need to share a whole lot of personal info about their illnesses, etc.? I’m not saying is wrong, more like soooo inexplicable to me.

  75. 3675

    In Comments #3649 – 3650, OLIVER has nominated Patrick J. Carnes, Ph.D., an expert on cybersex addiction.

    It’s a great achievement that Dr. Carnes is living in Human-Based Spirituality, and without addiction. Unfortunately, he has paid a terrible inner price, with tremendous amounts of what (in Energy Spirituality) would be called STUFF.

  76. 3676

    Next up, ETHAN’S nomination, in Comment #3663, of Shaman Durek. From his website it says his focus is educating people on how to make shamanism a life style choice for evolutionary adaptation.

    Clearly, he has built branding into his name. Seems like a bit of an anachronism for a shaman. Or else just what is helpful for a modern-day shaman aiming to build market share.

  77. 3677

    So what’s Shaman Durek’s consciousness lifestyle, at the time of the photo submitted? Extremely far from Enlightenment, with strong ties to astral beings….

    He’s in a Triumphalist version of extreme spiritual addiction.

  78. 3678
    Liane says:

    Oh, yay! Alex Trebek is doing well. Thank you for the research.

    I’m not sure about the over-sharing, or why. Might be something to do as a distraction, because he can.

  79. 3679

    Well, LIANE, Trebek is doing well in the sense of living in human-based spirituality.

    Mostly his chakra databanks show him to be scared to death, and clinging to life. Maybe you’ve met others like this. I have. In my experience, they don’t survive cancer.

  80. 3680

    Reaching out to the public and sharing a lot — whatever the reason, distraction or whatever — sure doesn’t seem to be distracting him from terror at the thought of losing it all.

    Since he’s so long-time famous, that means losing not only his life but his honorably maintained FAME. You know, FAME, the most addictive drug on the planet.

  81. 3681
    Liane says:

    I am happy for Mr. Trebek, knowing he isn’t in extreme spiritual addiction. That after all these years of fame, he’s still hanging in there – spiritually.

    Unfortunate about the terror, although understandable.

  82. 3682

    LIANE, I concur. In human-based spirituality, spiritual evolution is so much faster. (The only consciousness lifestyle that we can give ourselves that would be faster… is living The New Strong.)

    Even the fear and sorrow evident in Alex Tribek’s aura is part of his evolution, the highly unpleasant side of spiritual evolution when we’re human. We learn a lot from that.

  83. 3683

    Here’s the closest example that comes to mind, given the work that I do helping clients with Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis®.

    In one of these past-life regressions, my client Gladys got to move out large-intensity frozen blocks from a previous incarnation as Joe.

  84. 3684

    Joe was a runner, a talented runner. He never attained the degree of fame of an Alex Tribek.

    However, the promise of fame motivated Joe to put his running career over everything else in life. He cut himself off from friendships, from love.

  85. 3685

    All that mattered to Joe, really, was how he was really the best runner ever and deserved to be mega-famous. So frustrating!

    Eventually Joe he had to withdraw from professional running, due to injury. Then he developed new-and-optional projects: Bitterness, blaming, and extreme resentment.

  86. 3686

    Altogether, Joe learned a lot from that incarnation. Including his emotional strain-&-pain. As part of the session, I guided my client to his Life Review. That’s when he learned about the “failed experiment” he’d given himself.

    Although his running talent was real, and a meant-to-be, Joe’s drama was optional. Consider it an optional use of his free will. This kind of thing happens a lot here at Earth School.

  87. 3687

    Technical point: In that session for Gladys, I helped her to permanently remove all the frozen blocks from that Joe incarnation. So she kept the deep learning but moved aside all the energetically triggerable, confusing, frozen blocks.

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    Facilitating Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis has taught me (and my clients) a lot of compassion.

    Also, gaining discernment about some of the ways that people make life harsher for ourselves than it has to be. Even though it’s the very best we can do. And even if others shake their heads and ask, “Why?”

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    Even if others might say something like, “I wish Alex could get himself some effective help for all that terror he’s got,” he is the one making choices about whether or not to get effective help.

    And whatever he does, bless that sweet heart of it, long-term the outcome will be a spiritually beautiful education.

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    Liane says:

    Thank you, Rose. These comments have been very helpful in understanding more deeply some of the many reasons we do the things we do, or have confusing feelings about certain things.

    ‘Optional use of free will’ made my ears perk up,

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    Indeed, LIANE, using free will — remembering we have that option — can definitely make our ears (and the rest of us) perk up.

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    Ethan says:

    Hi Rose, I really like this part about “some of the ways that people make life harsher for ourselves than it has to be.”

    Energy Spirituality has helped me in this life, this incarnation now, use my free will better and ease up on myself. I’m really grateful for that.

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    ETHAN, you know what’s really encouraging about your latest comment? One has to be pretty far along to be willing to accept that sometimes people make life harsher for themselves than it has to be.

    Free will becomes stronger when we’ve got less STUFF clogging up our auras.

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    Gary Lavine says:

    I would like to nominate Elijah Nisenboim for the Elightenment list.
    shown on the page below:
    You have to scroll down about half way down the page to get to the head shot.

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    Gary Lavine says:

    I am nominating Elijah because he is the founder of the Effiji Breathwork technique which I have been studying for more than the three years.

    Elijah doesn’t necessarily present himself as someone who is enlightened, just someone who is well down the path. It would be really interesting to know if you would consider him to be age of awakening enlightened.

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    GARY LAVINE, it’s wonderful to have you joining the spirit of inquiry at this part of my blog.

    I’m looking forward to doing this research for you, and all our Blog-Buddies.

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    Isabella Cates says:

    Hi Rose and everyone,

    When I went back to find some good Masha Gessen links, I got a bit overwhelmed! Most of the videos I had watched of her were long (more than a half hour), and I also realized they were from early 2017, right after Trump was elected, not last year… so there is more focus on the Mueller investigation, etc.

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    Isabella Cates says:

    So instead of trying to find something perfect, I will just submit this video from Jan 2017, which I very much enjoyed and learned a lot from years ago. Part of the enjoyment of the video is the single, close-up shot of her throughout, since she has some really interesting and spiritually beautiful micro-expressions.

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    Isabella Cates says:

    I think powerful authenticity is on display in the video, plus many other qualities that I admire.

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    ISABELLA CATES, thank you for doing such a superb job.

    I’m looking forward to doing the research, and also I’m fascinated at the prospect of seeing those micro-expressions.

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