Will Nicole Kidman win the Academy Award? Each Oscar nominee for best actor in 2011 will receive special treatment here, one blog post at a time. Although I can’t predict, I’m sure interested in evaluating her performance from the inside out, at the level of chakra databanks.
Are you ready to join me? Do you know what on earth I mean by terms like “energetic literacy” and “chakra databank”? If not, take a look at this introductory post about movie reviews with energetic literacy.
In her nominated role, Kidman plays Becca, a woman who is drifting apart from her husband following the death of their child.
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Now, let’s go forth, one chakra databank at a time.
The Reality She Lives in: Aura Reading Databank at the Root Chakra
- As Nicole: Don’t let the blonde curls and all the curves on her face fool you. (Face readers, note the lower eyelid curve, lower lip bottom and chin bottom, just for starters.) This is a wild, adventurous, risk taker of a soul — fabulously nutty and not caring a bit about the opinions of others. Reality offers Nicole opportunities for exploration, never for just settling, or settling down.
- As Becca: This woman’s world is her family and home. She is totally dependent on having these core relationships be happy. Every minute detail about her loved ones is noted, and it overshadows — even substitutes for — her personal sense of identity.
- Chakra Change Point: 1, of course.
Sex Appeal: Aura Reading Databank at the Belly Chakra
- As Nicole: Huge, fearless sexiness brings the promise of adventure. Here is somebody who might have tried all the positions in the Kama Sutra. Although more likely she never bothered to learn from the Kama Sutra or anyone else but a sexual partner and her own creative inclinations.
- As Becca: A smart choice indeed for characterization! Nicole has filtered out about 85% of her sex appeal, but it isn’t altogether squashed at all. For this character, sex appeal is hugely important in life. Only it is reserved for the relationship with her significant other. And only the frequencies about receiving, responsiveness and other classically understood “feminine” components are included in her sex appeal.
- Chakra Change Point: 1. Note that nothing is harder than changing chakra databanks around sexuality.
Power in Relationships: Aura Reading Databank at the Solar Plexus Chakra
- As Nicole: This woman boldly pursues what she wants. (Again, face readers, take a look. This time, check out the VERY angled eyebrows.) A slight coating of femininity — combined with the huge sex appeal — may often get the woman just what she wants. But if not, beware the reserves of determination and temper. I’m not calling her a bully, just a very — even spectacularly — assertive woman.
- As Becca: Power circuits are terribly fragile for this character. This scene from the movie is apparently taken from the time after the death of Becca’s child. I’m almost tempted to watch the film just to pause discreetly from time to time to do a quick bit of aura reading, then return to being a regular film watcher. I’m curious if earlier those fragile power circuits are in a lot better shape.
Reading the chakra databanks here, it is clear that victimhood is a kind of default state for Becca. She may have escaped it before, or struggled against victim tendencies, or put them into denial — watching the movie earlier and reading this chakra databank then… would have shown which of these was happening, or if something else went on entirely.
However, this victimhood is a kind of flirtation within Becca at this time of the story. She LOVES to feel terrible, yet she is fighting against the weakness.
- Chakra Change Point: 1. Typical for this truly great actress, Kidman doesn’t just transform aurically into her character. The acting professional has made a calculated choice.
Being in Touch with Her Own Emotions: Aura Reading Databank at the Heart Chakra
- As Nicole: Emotional self-awareness is huge. Also richly explored. Emotions are just plain interesting to Nicole Kidman. However, she also has reserve. Call it “Shyness” or “Self-protectiveness,” if you wish.
Bottom line: I’ll bet Nicole has quickly trained husband Keith, just like husband Tom, to give her plenty of emotional space. She needs to be the one to initiate a conversation about how she feels.
- As Becca: Night and day change here! Emotional self-awareness is very small. This woman doesn’t notice much ordinarily. She isn’t reflective about her life but, rather, has it happen to her. So, at this time, Becca is overwhelmed by victimey sadness.
This character’s way of responding is, frankly, to wallow. She doesn’t take responsibility but blames and settles ever deeper into her victimhood. With the interior logic of this dynamic, she will not be able to pull herself out of grieving over her child’s death. If the film has any kind of happy ending, it will occur because someone else (like her husband?) changes and then rescues her.
Would cutting a cord of attachment help a character like Becca? Probably not — and this is unrelated to the effectiveness of cutting cords of attachment. Such a person would probably never choose to have a session of RES Energy HEALING with someone like me. If she chose a path of healing at all, it would be to “Keep her husband” or some non-personally originating motivation. Then she would be sure to choose something ineffective where she could continue to feel sorry for herself.
This last bit is, obviously, hypothetical. But I am curious if any of you Blog-Buddies have seen the movie. What about the only way out for this character? Was she gallantly rescued, one sad scene after another, by her husband?
- Chakra Change Point: 1, Definitely
Communication Charisma: Aura Reading Databank at the Throat Chakra
- As Nicole: Powerhouse Nicole is a master of communication. She owns her instrument, and it has way bigger range than, say, a clarinet. (This instrument, I think, has more range than any other woodwind, right?)
- As Becca: When upset, she turns sullen and uncommunicative. In fact, in this scene, she is playing a little game that folks experiment with from time to time: I’ll withdraw and if you really, really love me, you will work super-hard to pull me out of my mood.
- Chakra Change Point: 1 courageous point. Nicole is so opposite to this kind of victimhood, I applaud how she can tolerate it and play it sympathetically.
Spiritual Connection: Aura Reading Databank at the Third Eye Chakra
- As Nicole: Kidman has some spiritual connection (about 3 feet showing, at the third layer) but mostly there is quite a buildup of STUFF around religion or spiritual life. I find themes like anger and resentment directed at God.
Having such a size to this chakra databank, Nicole is (as you know if you have read Magnetize Money with Energetic Literacy) experiencing far more a spiritual connection that a typical Evangelical Christian. Still, at the time of this photo, spirituality remains an ambivalent connection for the ex-wife of Scientologist Tom Cruise.
- As Becca: Such a difference! Becca’s third eye chakra databank about connection to Spiritual Source goes out only about four stuck inches. And she feels abandoned by God.
Moreover, the type of God believed in is radically different from Nicole’s version. This is a harsh, punitive, and mysterious form of God as Scary Disciplinarian.
- Chakra Change Point: 1. And wow!, moving into that different spiritual experience sure took a bunch of Nicole Kidman’s trademark courage.
Total Chakra Change Points: 6 out of 6
Audiences love to see a beautiful actress play vulnerable and victimized, yet maintaining huge sex appeal.
Choosing to portray a character in this way isn’t just a way to make money and score Oscars. Kidman’s motivation may have been to empower such women. Because they may well be in the majority on earth at this time — even if you female Blog-Buddies don’t go there, or haven’t for many a year.