Blog-Buddies, Internet working here for the first time in a week, finally I can do a blog post.
And what perfect timing, because all of us Mid-Atlantic folks who were wallopped by the derecho storm could use some extra humor. Even before leaving for England, I had chosen three different comedians to receive aura reading posts here at our blog. For context, see our Aura Reading Contest, Celebrating Humor.
Let’s start our trio of aura readings with Russell Brand.
Pull up his photo for your own Stage Three Aura Reading Research by using this nice, juicy, big aura reading photograph or this smaller, dependable, aura reading photo. In its own separate window, you can enlarge it quite nicely.
Note: Over time, links can go bad. And legally I don’t have the rights to show celebrity photos, so I can’t display them here other than providing links. But you can easily go over to Google, type in the person’s name and the blog post date, then search on images. Click on a good image, preferably current with the time of the reading here at this blog.
Before reading Russell Brand’s aura, some background
In her Aura Reading Contest Nomination, at Comment 4, M. wrote a sweet tribute, edited a bit here:
If you’ve seen any interview with him, you’ll know why I am nominating Russell Brand: Magnetic, intense, articulate, with an alien charisma.
Larry King, who has interviewed everyone, remarked that he was one of the most bizarre/awesome guests he’s ever had.
Conan O’Brien called him magical.
Former drug addict (including heroin) and sex addict.
Found his way to sobriety through abstinence-based recovery.
Is a Shakespearean-trained actor who has worked with Helen Mirren; twice. Recently divorced to a much wealthier Katy Perry but did not ask for a penny in the divorce.
Often speaks out on sobriety and recovery.
Gave a speech to British Parliament (wearing a cowboy hat and a ripped tank top) on showing compassion to addicts, and having a compassion-based rather than nuisance-based attitude to the solution of crimes committed by addicts.
But for me, it’s more important that we regard people suffering from addiction with compassion and that there’s a pragmatic rather than a symbolic approach to treating it.
And M. also supplied a YouTube link to Russell Brand speaking at Parliament.
Other Russell Brand background, less fan-like
When I told one of my friends about my impending aura reading of Russell Brand, the reaction was a bit different. JOE said, “Such a nutty guy! Apart from the drugs, there is something seriously wrong with him.”
Well, so far I have not idea who is right about this. Teaching point, though: Not knowing if Brand is really in good shape or not, of course I am going to use techniques of aura reading, not Skilled Empath Merge, to read him deeper.
My policy is to always, always, always start with the less personal, less immediate perception of simple energetic literacy skills. Experience with Skilled Empath Merge, though deeper and more nuanced, is way too personal a technique to use without good reason.
Okay, on to using Stage Three Energetic Literacy to research one chakra databank at a time on the great Russell Brand.
Aura Reading Databank at the Root Chakra: Handling Social Rules and Expectations
90 feet, pure Ray of Shiva.
Russell notices social rules and standards only the better to knock them down.
It isn’t a personal kookiness so much as how his consciousness is positioned, seems to me. This man has the clarity of a cultural anthropologist from Neptune. He never has felt as though he belonged on this earth as a human being.
Instead, he lives through the human nervous system, at peace with living this way, at this time in his life.
Immediately I can relate to what JOE said. If you expect Russell Brand to be a normal human being, as we humans tend to do, it really might be disappointing. He might seem to have something seriously wrong with him.
Actually, for how he is positioned within this human life, I’d say he has made a superb adjustment. He’s growing as a human and fulfilling his role as a World Server. This is just an unusual incarnation, both for him and his observers.
Aura Reading Databank at the Belly Chakra: Sexual Self-Esteem
Outrageous, uninhibited, very sexual. Part of the fun about sex, for Russell Brand, is his relationship to the body as though it is a delightful plaything.
Again, he doesn’t identify with the body as much as most people do, nor in the ways that most people do. In Russell Brand’s deep history, there may not be a whole lot of human incarnations.
Living at this time of rapid spiritual evolution on earth, many souls have incarnated from all over the Universe, beings who would not ordinarily incarnate here. It reminds me of the original “Star Wars” movie, the cafe with all those weird space creatures.
For Russell Brand at the time of this photograph, sexual self-esteem is excellent because he gets to set the standards. It isn’t like most of human society where loads of people do things that may seem bizarre to him.
Aura Reading Databank at the Solar Plexus Chakra: Self-Confidence
Sometimes he’s shy. Okay, often Russell Brand feels awkward and shy.
Russell Brand is at his best in his public persona, as a World Server. Then he’s on his mission, and finds it easy to be The Larger Than Life Performer.
Fame has had a constructive effect on Russell’s development. I believe it helped him move out of feeling like a miserable mess-up of a human being. This sense of himself is still definitely there, not the least bit healed yet. Only it is contained.
It’s as though Russell has constructed an alternative reality to inhabit, in which he is a public personality who is brilliant at what he does, and as long as he is “on,” everything works out fine. Being unusual doesn’t hurt him in any way; in fact he may conflate his otherness as a human with having talent or having what it takes to distinguish himself among comedians.
Incidentally, I haven’t found anything yet about being inherently funny. But some comedians do not have that in their chakra databanks. Instead they have skill sets about how to do humor and are brilliant enough to make a career out of this.
For instance, Dave Barry, whose work I have riotously loved back in the day. Once I read Dave Barry’s aura for Gene Weingarten. I mentioned this lack of inherent funniness to Gene, and it thudded like a lead balloon. Gene was probably incredulous, partly because he knows Dave well and partly because he, Gene, really is a funny guy. Inherently funny, as evidenced in many of his chakra databanks.
Maybe I will find inherent humor in Russell Brand. I just plod through with these skills of energetic literacy, you know. Making predictions about what I’ll find would be more the work of a psychic, which you long-time Blog-Buddies know well that I am not.
Aura Reading Databank at the Solar Plexus Chakra: Handling Conflict
Aha! Here’s something at least humorous-like. When Russell Brand finds conflict in everyday situations, he uses his very, very dry wit to distance himself and remove himself from the involvement with conflict.
Picture a set of tongs. Like the operation of Russell’s wit, he will pick up one of these intellectually powerful tongs and employ it to pick up a little piece of the situation or relationship; then he will drop the offending thingie somewhere else in a new context.
The cleverness is what makes people laugh. That and his own comfort with an oddly detached way of relating to the reality in the first place. Reminds me of the android character of “Data” in “Star Trek, The Next Generation.”
Only the pain, anger, and discomfort (though suppressed) in Mr. Brand’s chakra databank are very human.
Aura Reading Databank at the Heart Chakra: Emotional Growth
Sweet! A triumph!
Or, to put it another way, oy such a mess! Plus courage and the refusal to give up.
Russell has suffered so much, especially through the addictions and then the shift out of addictions, it is pain heaped upon pain.
Unlike so many of his dealings with human reality, however, the emotional pain has been very real, not the least bit detached.
Humor has not really helped with this aspect of life for him, by the way. Not internally. He has gained compassion from it, however, and that compassion does inform his performance style and choice of activities in life, such as being willing to out himself as someone in recovery.
Aura Reading Databank at the Throat Chakra: Communicating as a Performer
Fills the room plus many inches
Bright, snappy, bold, “Nothing can hurt me” and “Nothing ever has really hurt me.”
These are features of a consistently maintained public persona that now runs on its own steam, as it were.
Being funny and original are definitely part of the persona. It can be turned on at a second’s notice.
Comedians are especially poignant and surprising to this aura reader and empath. You really cannot tell what degree of misery has animated the performer.
Once I spoke with JOE, who had been a writer for The New Yorker. He told me that he had met many comedians. “The saddest people you ever might meet,” is how he described the ones he had known.
Russell Brand isn’t sad primarily. But he’s complicated and definitely different from the persona he projects. It will be fun to go forth now and actually sample some of his work via YouTube. Thanks so much, M., for nominating this uniquely courageous and talented man.