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.