Name Alignment® Trademark Celebration! Because this skill set has deep meaning for me, I’m moved to share an uncommonly personal story with you today.
Long Ago, Before the Name Alignment Trademark
Once upon a time, I had a lot of names. Not all at once, but sequentially.
Born Laura Sue Rosenbaum. First name drawn from a popular movie of the day, complete with a song: Laura, the face in the misty light. Footsteps that you hear down the hall. And, basically, someone you “can never quite recall.”
Laura Sue Davis, after marrying Husband #1. Such a thrill, during the hippie years, to have the initials “LSD”!
Eventually, though, this name-sensitive person decided it might actually be preferable to drop the “Sue.” My mother’s name. And not be a walking advert for psychedelic drugs.
So Laura Davis I became. Even after divorcing Donald (Ari)-I-Will-Always-Love-You Davis, I remained Laura Davis. (Note: In my memoir, Bigger than All the Night Sky, you can learn more about hippie love in America’s 1960’s.)
Until marrying Husband #2, anyway. Taking his Scottish-tinged name, I became Laura Ramsay.
Most notably, few people could spell it properly. Typically, I’d spell that name out s_l_o_w_l_y for the sales clerk at Sears or wherever. Predictable as a cuckoo clock, she’d write down the more common, English-tinged spelling: Ramsey.
Blog-Buddies, have you ever suffered a comparable Name Exasperation?
Following that divorce, I didn’t wish to remain stamped with that husband’s last name. (Despite his being a dear soul, so lovable. However, as my husband? Let’s put it this way. For good reason, David Ramsay insisted that I watch the movie “Annie Hall.”)
The Next Choice Came Closer to Name Alignment Trademark
After this Annie Hall-type relationship ended, I chose the name Laura Rosetree. Since I decided to return to my maiden name (Rosenbaum). Only translating it into English. Why bother?
- People couldn’t remember Rosenbaum.
- They felt awkward pronouncing it. (Row-zen-BAWM)
- They mixed it up with all the other Rosen-names. Like Rosenstein, Rosenberg, Rosenthal.
- I thought that last name was beautiful. So why not make it comprehensible?
Name Alignment Trademark?
Technically This Had Nothing to Do With My Naming Choice
Like most people, I had no idea that a name could move you forward spiritually. Helping you to move forward on your path towards Enlightenment.
Also, like most Americans, I used to have no idea about names like Rosenbaum.
Did you know, in pretty darned anti-Semitic Eastern Europe, one of the horrors before concentration camps… Was that Jews had to buy their last names.
- So the richest Jews purchased names like Goldman (gold man) and Silverberg (silver mountain).
- The poorest were stuck with names like Kurtz (short) and Kline (small).
- Moderately prosperous Jews bought the nature names: Rosenbaum (rose tree), Wasser (water), Berg (mountain).
- Alternatively, they might buy occupation names: Weber (weaver), Schneider (tailor).
Name Alignment Without Skill
Eventually I married Mitch Weber, a.k.a. My Favorite Person In All The World. He’d been my best friend since 1975. Even went to my Wedding #2!
Briefly, after our wedding, I became Laura Weber. Which sounded so stern to me, as if I’d always have to wear black clothing. Although really, a weaver-type person really ought to be able to come up with more colorful garb!
After I had sufficiently honored my husband and in-laws. As it seemed to me at the time. Maybe keeping that name for a whole two days. (What a piece of work I am! This kind of goofiness hasn’t escaped my notice, trust me.)
Back I went to Laura Rosetree. Which my super-supportive husband didn’t resent in the least.
But then, then, came the….
Invitation to Something Like Name Alignment Trademark
By 1992, Mitch and I had a son. Matthew Emmanuel Weber, a.k.a. My Favorite Child In The Universe.
Another milestone was that I had encountered a wonderful spiritual teacher for me. At the time. Dianne. She would hold meetings, deeply inspiring!
- As I remember it, Dianne asked me, “Why don’t you consider changing your first name to Rose?”
- As Mitch remembers it, Dianne kept calling me Rose. Eventually she asked, joking, “Why do I keep calling you Rose?”
Frankly, Mitch is a more reliable witness. Always noticing minute details about objective reality. Uncannily accurate, by my standards.
Whereas I have perfect pitch about people’s feelings and energies. Great memory for that too. Right on the surface of life, that’s where I notice inner life. And often I’ll mistake one for the other. (Although I’ve improved somewhat in recent years, phew!)
Not a Name Alignment® Name, Technically
Might I really change my name to “Rose Rosetree”? I pondered this. Seriously.
Wot? Really? Change my name again?!!!
What did I never consider? How weird this name might sound to other people. (One thing about me hasn’t changed along with any of my names. True confession: Never in my life have I paused to consider what other people would think of me. Oh well.)
Otherwise, I thought long and hard. Although I was doing sessions for clients by then. Even had published a book on how to read auras... (Long before any of this was called “Rosetree Energy Spirituality.”) Nonetheless, it was many years before I’d co-create the distinctive skill of Name Alignment®, now with its shiny new official trademark from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
So what clinched it for me? Why did I choose to change my name yet again?
Outside, taking a walk in the neighborhood, I was praying for guidance. (Granted, back in the day I had zero knowledge of what I now call “Energy Hygiene.”)
Something clicked over in my mind. Suddenly I thought to ask, “What would my life be like if I became Rose Rosetree?”
Names Are Sacred. Or Can Be.
Next thing I knew, I was immersed into one of the most spiritually powerful experiences of my life.
Intense as silent thunder. Beautiful as invisible lightning.
Will I share the details with you? Heavens, no. I come from New York, not Southern California. 😉
But I will tell you this. That less-than-one-minute experience convinced me. And so I jumped through a tiny legal hoop and became Rose Rosetree.
Name Alignment® Is a Better Process
I’ve got to tell you, Blog-Buddies. With Name Alignment® my clients receive something equally powerful. Because every single time I’ve helped a client with Name Alignment®, we found a name that was full of Divine blessing. Strongly soulful! And able to helping that person move into the world more authentically and powerfully.
As for a name as strange and controversial as “Rose Rosetree”? I’ve never let my darling clients come close to getting away with something so ridiculous. Instead I help them choose a name that helps them fit into society better, as the person they want to be. Better, not weirder.