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Oscar Nominee Lupita Nyong'o. Aura Reading Movie Review just in time for tonight's Academy Awards broadcast

Lupita Nyong'o, ready for her aura reading movie review

Lupita Nyong’o, ready for her aura reading movie review

Our second of six planned articles about Academy Award 2014 nominees begins today. Yes, today is also the big show. Those of us who watch movies don’t need a big international party to use energetic literacy to explore who really, really did a fantastic acting job.

So I hope you will read and comment on this and the remaining four articles I have planned with Aura Reading Movie Reviews.

To learn more about the process I will be using to compare the actor’s aura in the nominated role to the performer’s more usual energy field — that subconscious level of personal transformation that even most world-class actor’s can’t manage, see the recent blog post, Rose Rosetree’s Aura Reading Movie Reviews for Oscar Nominees… and a Contest.

Reading over the list of top choices from Blog-Buddies submitted at that post, requests to research this year, I have my nominees in mind and am eager to do this research in coming weeks for the remaining four posts.

For  today, I couldn’t resist researching the one who intrigues me most, Lupita Nyong’o. The graduate of Yale Drama School has been generating major buzz. In interviews, she sounds like such a contemporary, assertive, got-her-head-together young actress. Therefore, I’m curious how this articulate acting professional played her nominated role in “12 Years a Slave.”

Full disclosure: This research is as close as I plan to get to watching the movie. Or most of the nominated films. Violent and frightening movies are not where I go for entertainment. Frankly, I access enough of that in some of the sessions I facilitate in Rosetree Energy Spirituality.

Most of my clients? Sure, they are self-realizing people from the worried well.

Yet today, for instance, I spent two hours using Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis(R) to move out frozen blocks that were repulsive variations on the theme of rape. Now that’s  going through icky for the purpose helping someone, not for supposedly helping viewers grow through catharsis or collective guilt tripping.

If you find movies healing, good for you. From the perspective of Rosetree Energy Spirituality? Movies don’t heal.

If you’re curious why I think so, mention that in a comment below. I will gladly devote a separate post to ways that I believe movies can help people, but the bottom line?

Not deeply. Not much, and why expect more than that? It’s show business, not the healing business.

Another thing that might seem odd. Aura reading,  when not doing Skilled Empath Merge, is not a depth experience. Protections are built so deeply into this form of energetic literacy, there is less inner impact than sitting in TV hypnosis and watching movie previews during the Oscars. (Which I do only selectively, just for that reason. When the creepy music starts, or an image turns frightening, I have a very fancy trick to use as a viewer: Turning around until the back of my head is all that faces the screen.)

Do I abhor slavery and the legacy of slavery. Absolutely. None of that would be altered by watching even a smaller version of the commendable film, “12 Minutes a Slave.”

All that said, I am so curious to research the well trained actress nominated for her performance as an Actress in a Supporting Role. Join me in today’s Aura Reading Movie Review, everyone.

The Film: “12 Years a Slave”

Lupita’s role: Lupita Nyong’o plays Patsey, a slave who becomes the object of her brutal master’s sexual obsessions.

Here are the photos we’ll use for comparison aura readings:

Reading Lupita Nyong’o aura as herself

The large-pixel version, easy for you to use for aura reading Lupita Nyong’o on a separate screen. Or even seeing the picture I’m using as a basis for this aura reading research.

Reading Lupita Nyong’o aura as Patsy

A large-pixel version, easy for you to use for aura reading Lupita as Patsy on a separate screen.

Aura Reading Databank at the Root Chakra for Presence in the Room

Lupita Nyong’o aura as herself

4 inches. Verve, strength and courage — these powerful qualities are in a chakra databank how big?

“Feed me.” The ambitious young star has evidently been starving herself to meet today’s job requirement that movie stars meet The Anorexic Ideal.

Lordy, when will this stop! When enough people read auras, that’s when. Among other scenarios where forced un-feeding is seen as undesirable. Of course, I am not accusing an esteemed actress of being anorexic. Maybe her energy field is screaming this way because she was craving a particular forbidden food (like large pretzels), not just any food.

(For an explanation of the symbolic sizes I use for describing chakra databanks, see the meaning of sizes in chakra databanks (Nadis). This is part of  the Online Supplement to Magnetize Money with Energetic Literacy, at my website.)

Lupita Nyong’o aura as Patsy

6 inches. Depressed, in a mood verging on petulant.

Chakra Databank Change Points

0. This feels exactly like Lupita Nyong’o on a bad day. A bad hair day. A bad wardrobe day, perhaps. Not even a second as somebody’s chattel.

Aura Reading Databank at the Root Chakra for Trusting Life

Lupita Nyong’o’s aura as herself

24 feet. Feels cared for and cherished as a person, in enough significant relationships, that she is hopeful about always finding people to keep life good.

This is a serene, emotionally-based sense of security. Whatever struggles she has had in life, or in show biz, there has been no significant trauma to shake this young woman’s trust in life. Which makes it all the more fascinating to research whether she has managed to create a subconscious experience that is markedly different.

Subconscious-level experiences are, after all, what is being researched in this exploration of chakra databanks.

Lupita Nyong’o’s aura as Patsy

6 inches. Very sad. Very, very sad. Once again, a one-note mood, being projected purposefully but not deeply.

Cate Blanchett could wring more emotional honesty out of one of her fingernails.

Chakra Databank Change Points: 1/4. Nice try. Getting the chakra databank smaller is something, plus pasting on a disconsolate mood. Some credit is due, surely.

Aura Reading Databank at the Belly Chakra for Sex Appeal

Lupita Nyong’o’s aura as herself

2 1/2 feet. A bit stiff, quite self-conscious at the time of the photo read for today, a publicity photograph where she was receiving recognition at the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards.

Personal sex appeal seems hidden, like something private about the 30-year-old actress, and something reserved for her private life rather than her job.

To some degree, at the time of this photo, I find what I would call a “confusion” that “To broadcast sex appeal, I must be sure to keep myself slim enough and look good in my clothes.”

Lupita Nyong’o’s aura as Patsy

2 feet. “I look just so. I get the look right. Of course, I will appear attractive.”

The costume is sad and rag-like, the mood gives mild voice to being alluring as only a victim can be. (Alluring to some viewers, anyway.)

Chakra Databank Change Points: 0.

Aura Reading Databank at the Solar Plexus Chakra for Handling Conflict

Lupita Nyong’o’s aura as herself

8 inches. Evidently Ms. Nyong’o doesn’t like dealing with conflict, not in real life, not outside of her art.

She appears conflict -averse in the manner of someone who expects to get what she wants and uses charm offensives if necessary, to tip the balance in her favor.

Preventing conflict is one way of handling it. Denying the conflict is another one, or reframing it, or telling herself that she never really wanted whatever it was.

What don’t I find here? Much strength for interpersonal, objective-reality, handling of conflict. Lupita Nyong’o still has plenty going for her, as a 30-year-old. I am very curious what I will find when researching this chakra databank while playing a role where, apparently, there is quite a bit of conflict.  And conflict that the character Patsy cannot charm away or deny away or talk her self out of acknowledging.

Lupita Nyong’o’s aura as Patsy

1 foot. Sulky, in the manner of “I didn’t get what I wanted. I’m used to getting what I want, like a present I asked for, and this time I didn’t get it.”

Frankly, I found a spoiled quality in this chakra databank when the actress was just playing herself as an actress. To find that same spoiled quality in someone who has received accolades for portraying a slave?

Granted, I’m only reading the subconscious level, where many in an audience may be busily replaying their own feelings about racial guilt or other matters that can easily be projected onto a rather simple performance.

Chakra Databank Change Points

0. Less if I could subtract for mild indignation. Spoiled? !

Aura Reading Databank at the Heart Chakra for Emotional Giving

Lupita Nyong’o’s aura as herself

4 inches. Expecting admiration from others. Willing to give emotionally, somewhat, in exchange for receiving adequate praise and acknowledgment. OoooooKaaaaaaay….. Many an aspiring actor seeks this profession with just this kind of inner dynamic.

Lupita Nyong’o’s aura as Patsy

7 inches. The actress strives to appear winning. Like someone who would give emotionally if only she were not miserable and a slave.

Chakra Databank Change Points

0 Furthermore, exceptionally unconvincing.

Aura Reading Databank at the Heart Chakra for Emotional Receiving

Lupita Nyong’o’s aura as herself

Fills the room. Acknowledged at this awards ceremony, Lupital Nyong’o feels right for the role. It is comfortable to her, being admired. Even being adored.

A sweet triumphalism is on offer astrally; she feels like she’s just getting started. Also I notice a small underlying discontent. As in, “Finally you noticed me, World. What took you so long?”

Lupita Nyong’o’s aura as Patsy

2 inches. A high proportion of “Poor me.” This is a one-note, deeply unimaginative approximation of the emotional state of someone who is not receiving wonderful emotional goodies.

Chakra Databank Change Points

1/4 point. Lupita’s best yet, in this research array of chakra databanks.

Aura Reading Databank at the Throat Chakra for Communicating to Gain Respect

Lupita Nyong’o’s aura as herself

1 inch. An aggressive deployment of feminine energy is the fascinating characteristic in this chakra databank. Evidently Lupita has a talent for gaining attention, respect, and admiration by attracting interest.

When I research a gift of Lupita’s soul at this chakra databank, here’s what I find: Joyful. Generous to others emotionally. Built-in charisma and adorableness.

Why isn’t that what shows in the size and quality of that same chakra databank at the time of this photo? Welcome to human life, where STUFF can clog up the functioning of any chakra databank, distorting the expression of soul-level gifts. STUFF can always, always, always be healed.

Even when it isn’t, there can be worldly consolations. Even Oscars.

Lupita Nyong’o’s aura as Patsy

3 inches. Real, authentic sorrow, with some nuance to it. “I get no respect. It hurts my feelings. I am stuck in this misery forever.”

Chakra Databank Change Points

1/2 There’s some change, and some nuance. However, this doesn’t seem like the chakra databank of a person other than Lupita. Or even Lupita who has gone through horrendous misery and trauma. It is more reminiscent of the rock ‘n roll classic, “It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to.”

Okay, that was Leslie Gore in 1965 with a really great, upbeat version of a sulk song. This performance in a wrenching role by Lupita Nyong’o is more serious and more nuanced. Inwardly, at that subconscious chakra databank level, it’s way deeper. Just not way deep.

Aura Reading Databank at the High Heart Chakra for Soul Thrill (Expressing Her Soul)

Lupita Nyong’o’s aura as herself

18 feet. Hooray, a well-functioning chakra databank! And one that correlates strongly with human happiness and rapid spiritual evolution for a householder!

Lupita Nyong’o is doing just what she desires to do with her life. To be receiving such a rare acknowledgement, wow! The kid is thrilled.

Lupita Nyong’o’s aura as Patsy

18 feet. Identical in quality to Lupita Nyong’o’s chakra databank for soul thrill while playing herself as an actress. She is having the time of her life, acting in a movie.

Chakra Databank Change Points

0. Decidedly.

Conclusion

Total Chakra Databank Change Points

1 out of 8 possible Chakra Databank Change Points.

Hey, that’s one point better than I would have done. Not to mention the years of rehab I would have needed, trying to act in any movie at all, let alone one where I was “a slave who becomes the object of her brutal master’s sexual obsessions..”  Euwwwww!

I have no doubt that the actress has done a superb job on the surface, getting the lines to sound believable, hitting her marks, and arranging her face perfectly all the while. Although I was expecting great things, personally, I have not found them in this performance, however lauded.

Disappointing? Certainly. Yet this shines ever brighter light on the Academy Award Nominees who actually manage to change all the way through to their chakra databanks and subconscious functioning.

Yes, some manage this feat of world-class acting.

 

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  1. 1
    Curious As Ever says:

    Fascinating as ever, Rose, thank you so much for this.

    You write, “From the perspective of Rosetree Energy Spirituality? Movies don’t heal.”

    In the past year I have been increasingly reluctant to watch movies. In fact the last one I enjoyed was a 1930s Marx Brothers comedy. My sense is that 95 percent of what is being shown in movie theaters these days is less an entertainment than an energetic assault.

    In my experience, certain kinds of fiction and creative nonfiction (not all, but some) do heal. In fact some books can provide powerful healing.

    Yes, indeed, I would be fascinated and grateful to read more about this topic on your blog.

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    Isabella says:

    Really interesting, especially now that she’s won.

    Describing her portrayal as “deeply unimaginative” really made me appreciate how much work really great actors put in. I appreciate how many of them really honor their work when they could probably phone it in.

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    Opal says:

    It makes sense that movies don’t do much healing on an individual level, especially compared to the methods you teach, Rose. I think it’s equally true that movies can defintely effect things on a more collective level such as supporting social movements (gay rights) and raising awareness of causes (AIDS) and their history.You could say films like these generate conversations among the masses that they wouldn’t otherwise engage in. Not to mention the potency of these projects as vehicles of social conditioning (for better or worse) in that they create a perception of what is “normal”, acceptable, appropriate or inappropriate.

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    Opal says:

    P.S: I heard that “catharsis” in drama used to occur in the context of theatrical plays hundreds of years ago, somethinga about how dramas back then (before Shakespeare) weren’t so meta/self-aware and so the audience didn’t percieve a distance between themselves and what they were witnessing hence they felt like they WERE the characters and there was something about that environment that made it like this mass empath merge. Fascinating to contemplate.

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    Zelda says:

    I, too, have been less eager to see movies lately. I didn’t see any of this year’s Best Picture nominees, which is unusual for me. I had no interest in seeing any of them.

    I’m mystified by the “12 Years a Slave” phenomenon.

    Slavery was/is horrid. I don’t get everything surrounding this movie’s depiction of the horrors of it. And now, having read this reading and knowing that Lupita won, I’m even more mystified!

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    David.. says:

    Interesting, Rose, especially after seeing the awards last night. They were just mooning over her and her headband, etc.

    A reflection of the times that a group selfie during the ceremony broke the Twitter record and crashed the system?

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    David.. says:

    Hi Opal
    I find it’s more that movies reflect group consciousness. An unexpected film will catch on when it captures the mood. Rare that a film will create the meme but it can be a good mirror to amplify it and make it widely conscious.

    There’s been various studies about how dress hemlines, popular movie themes, and the stock market follow the public mood.

    That’s why a movie isn’t healing in itself but can be a catalyst.

    It is disappointing though – this massive potential for raising peoples attention is so often focused on the lowest common denominators.

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    Opal says:

    So I guess you could say that if a movie is to be the catalyst for something it has to be the exact right movie at the exact right time (for group consciousness). Overall it seems specific individuals are better at shaking things up than vehicles of mass consumption. But those individuals have to come at the exact right moment too, don’t they?

    “Woe to him who teaches men faster than they can learn.” –Will Durant

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    Dana says:

    I was surprised she won with 1 out 8 Chakra Databank Change Points! But I guess that is an Oscar pattern, and another great illusion revealed:)

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    Elaine says:

    So basically the movies and actors that win the attention/awards are pretty much where the majority consciousness are at in those moments of time.

    I don’t follow award shows so I don’t know how they are judged, if it’s Hollywood insiders or if it’s by their peers or by the viewing public. So I’m thinking each award ceremony based on who is making the final judgment, shows how the final majority of the “judges'” consciousness is set.

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    All you Blog-Buddies who have commented here so far, well done!

    You have inspired me. My very next chance to write a blog post, I want to investigate how movies can help people… to what extent… yum!

    Meanwhile, please keep ideas flowing. Keep adding your insights.

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    David.. says:

    An interesting reveal today. The group selfie at the Oscars that crashed twitter and broke all photo records? It was a setup. Essentially, a Samsung ad. Most of the participants got one too.

    Gives you a sense of the group consciousness.

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    Opal says:

    On racial guilt – I guess we could call that it’s own collective consciousness or collective pain body (ancestral pain body?).

    I’ve got to say I’m a little confused by the whole thing because why would people feel bad about something they weren’t even alive to be complicit in? I mean I know that many of us still benefit from that horror to this day with our racial privilege and we should face it but I don’t happen to feel this “guilt” that seems to color the judgements of this film. But my particular ancestors weren’t American at the time of those events so maybe that’s why..?

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