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Charm Contest. To win an aura reading of the public figure you nominate. Today's post highlights a guest post by An Avid Reader.

Charming enough to win an aura reading?

Charming enough to win an aura reading?

Such a beguiling, fascinating topic. “Charm” was one of my favorite chapters to write in Read People Deeper. Because it is so important to have discernment about the many varieties of charm.

And, really, until you develop Stage Three Energetic Literacy, you can be beguiled and confused, tricked and manipulated. Actually charm is a perfect example of how subconsciously we read full auric modeling, yet we can be confused consciously. Because of charm.

Our thread on charm has proliferated over at Integrity Aura Reading of Academy Award Winner Jared Leto.

You might want to start shifting your comments about charm over to this post, because the one who comments most about charm will win second prize in our latest contest.

Who will win first prize? The one whose Official Entry in the Charm Contest… charms me most.

To Enter our Charm Contest

  1. Comment below on the topic of charm. Every entry through June 15 will be counted. And one way to win is simply to post the most comments.
  2. However, you might also wish to add comments that would be an Official Entry in the Charm Contest.
  3. Name a public figure of any kind — political, athletic, performer, writer, business person, etc.
  4. Supply a one-click link to a photo that shows the face clearly from the front. Especially appreciated is a photograph that goes down to the waist. (More fun for the aura reading that will be the prize.)
  5. Summarize what you have noticed about charm regarding that nominee for an aura reading.
  6. Also let us know why you are interested in having an aura reading of that person.
  7. Deadline for contest entries is June 15, 2014. But, of course, you may continue to post comments in blog perpetuity.
  8. Please keep comments short, just a paragraph or two.

Charm Defined in a Comment by An Avid Reader

The guest post below was submitted today as a comment. It’s so perfect for our contest. Thank you, An Avid Reader!

There is a very joyful, fun and uplifting quality to babies that is wonderful to be near! Maybe this could be called charming as well–but it is completely authentic and in the moment.  Maybe when someone’s soul light and soul qualities are shining through, there is something about this that draws people in –it is magnetic–but the difference is that it authentic, nourishing, healthy and uplifting. 

There is another type of charm that can be addictive and destructive.

I looked up the word charm in an online dictionary and it seems like there are several meaning for the word at www.dictionary.com:

World English Dictionary
charm 1  (t???m)
 
— n
1. the quality of pleasing, fascinating, or attracting people
2. a pleasing or attractive feature
3. a small object worn or kept for supposed magical powers of protection; amulet; talisman
4. a trinket worn on a bracelet
5. a magic spell; enchantment
6. a formula or action used in casting such a spell
7. physics  an internal quantum number of certain elementary particles, used to explain some scattering experiments
8. like a charm  perfectly; successfully
 
— vb
9. to attract or fascinate; delight greatly
10. to cast a magic spell on
11. to protect, influence, or heal, supposedly by magic
12. ( tr ) to influence or obtain by personal charm: he charmed them into believing him
 
[C13: from Old French charme,  from Latin carmen  song, incantation, from canere  to sing]

So, there is a type of charm like in (1.) and (2.) where charm is very benign.  It is the type of charm that has the quality of casting a spell in definition (5.) and/or (6.) that seems to be more of a problem.

 

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  1. 1
    Evgenia E. says:

    Ohhh, the topic of Charm! The way I can describe the word “charm”, is that of a twinkle of light, someone that puts the smiles on other’s faces without even knowing how they did it. Is it a gift???

    Aishwarya Rai surprises, a Bollywood actress, how she can charm just about anyone, and has unsurpassably has charmed the world and broke a few stereotypical boundaries.

  2. 2
    Zelda says:

    I will write my comment that is related to the other post here, as you directed, Rose.

    KYLIE, glad you like that definition of flirting.
    It’s been so helpful and freeing to understand that meaning.

    I can remember times when I’ve mistakenly thought that there was more to a person, in terms of potential friendship, because of the charm I experienced coming from them.

    I learned about my own vulnerability in this area. As much as we can criticize those who use charm to manipulate, I think it’s worth saying that one must be aware of her own intentions and needs when interacting with a charming person in those higher risk situations.

    As I’ve taken Rose’s advice to “shallow up,” it’s become much easier to enjoy charming behavior with certain people I interact with at work, for instance, but to have no illusions that it means they will become a dear friend.

  3. 3

    EVGENIA E., thank you for the first Official Entry in the Charm Contest.

    To make this entry complete, please (as noted in the main body of today’s Contest Rules):

    * Supply a one-click link to a photo that shows the face clearly from the front. Especially appreciated is a photograph that goes down to the waist. (More fun for the aura reading that will be the prize.)

    * Summarize what you have noticed about charm regarding that nominee for an aura reading.

    * Also let us know why you are interested in having an aura reading of that person. (You implied, EVGENIA, but didn’t quite add that last sentence.)

  4. 4

    A perceptive and powerful comment there, ZELDA. So what’s new, coming from you?

    Thank you for helping me to move the charm conversation over to this post. Not everyone reads all the comments.

    Truth be told, not every blog has such a brainy, thoughtful, curious, respectful group of folks doing the commenting!

    Yes, you’all can find many wonderful comments on this CHARM thread over at this aura reading post:

    https://www.rose-rosetree.com/blog/2014/04/30/integrity-reading-academy-award-winner-jared-leto-energetic-literacy-aura-reading-movie-review/

  5. 5
    Primmie says:

    I’d like to nominate The Hairy Bikers. If it’s not appropriate to nominate two people together then please disregard this nomination. The reason I’d love a reading of them together is that their friendship is just so delightful to watch. I love how funny and kind they are to each other. I find them really delightful. http://cars.uk.msn.com/features/celebrity-cars/articles.aspx?cp-documentid=154699473

  6. 6
    Julie says:

    Hi Kylie,

    Awesome comment 47 on the other post. I can relate to realizing that the charm is not for you alone – it’s spread out universally. I’m glad you don’t hold it against her.

    I have a coworker like that, who is pretty universally charming to anyone she interacts with. Unfortunately she also talks negatively about many of them behind their backs. This makes me less inclined to trust her charm.

    I do appreciate the quality, though, and how fun it can be to be around her. If I accept her for what she is, that goes a long way. For as much as I am set up to be a deep person, she is set up to explore the surface of life, and be, in a sense, a connoisseur of the surface of life.

    I can’t fault her for it. It’s just her modus operandi.

  7. 7
    David.. says:

    I hadn’t thought about this before but I guess I equate charm with light, because that’s how I typically experience it (if I “look”). I may notice feel first but get more from seeing. Dunno about sound.

    It depends some on what chakra the light is expressing from as to it’s qualities. Sexual charm? Love charm? Spiritual charm?

  8. 8
    David.. says:

    But as actors describe, it’s something some have learned (consciously or not) to “turn on”. And therein lies its abuse – to discover a way to manipulate, control, or otherwise meet needs in a way that may be at others expense. And they may or may not recognize they’re even doing this.

    We’re charmed if it’s something we resonate with and can be caught by it if it’s something we need/seek. (often subconsciously)

  9. 9
    David.. says:

    I can quite relate to Kylie’s comment on the other post. I’ve run into that myself – thinking someones charm was personal, only to realize they dangle the carrot at everyone.

  10. 10
    David.. says:

    But keep in mind auric modeling isn’t just about charming traps. As Rose noted:
    “Spirituality is caught, not taught.”

    This is a perfect definition for darshan. Auric modeling of enlightenment.

  11. 11
    David.. says:

    (and no I’m not trying to write the most posts. I’m just wordy and Rose likes me to break that up a bit)(laughs)

  12. 12

    DAVID, you’re not wordy. And I do think your blog in2Deep is one of the best anywhere on the Internet — best content, best written.

    You do have a lot to say, and you are kind enough to share your wisdom here with us.

    Thank you!

  13. 13

    And yes, darshan is a particular sort of auric modeling.

    Leave it to the Indian mystics to not count anything else.

    Everyone’s auric modeling counts, teaches, instructs about “Yes” and “No” and the consequences of various experiments here at Earth School.

  14. 14
    David.. says:

    Thanks, Rose. Very high compliment.
    But we Canadians like to apologize. (laughs)

  15. 15
    Zelda says:

    Thanks for your kind words, Rose.

    I’d like to nominate JIMMY FALLON, the new host of the Tonight Show.

    I’m a big fan of Jimmy Fallon. Besides the fact that he’s uber talented, witty, and charming, I love that his sense of humor is not cynical or mean. He always tends to make me laugh.

    For those not familiar with him, he started out doing stand up comedy and then sketch comedy on Saturday Night Live, the famed American comedy show.

    He then hosted Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, his first talk show. Just a few months ago, he took over as host of the Tonight Show and has been quite successful.

    Besides my personal appreciation of his talents, he is definitely beloved by many and, from what I’ve read, is known as being a really nice guy.

    His new gig as host marks a cultural shift and I think it would be fascinating to have a deeper look at the auric modeling.

    [Note: In her contest entry, ZELDA supplied a photo link that is no longer working, so it has been removed.]

  16. 16
    Zelda says:

    Hi Julie,

    Love comment 6. What you describe is similar to what I was referring to with my colleague, the one I wrote about in the other thread.

    Actually, the department he works in is full of folks who’ve been on TV or radio and are now teaching. So the place is loaded with that kind of behavior!

    I consider it a personal triumph to be able to just take it for what it is, to enjoy it when it comes my way, and to just not expect anything more.

    I used to make lots of problems for myself back when I thought there was much more to it.

  17. 17
    Zelda says:

    I think, too, about the occasional TV magazine show I’ve watched over the years that features a story about a woman who has been thoroughly taken in by an initially charming guy who turns out to be a monster.

    I’ve actually found that kind of story to be instructive along the way, especially back when I couldn’t really tell that certain types of charming behavior were meant to manipulate me.

    Now when I hear a woman describe how her new boyfriend is showering her with gifts, blah, blah, blah, I see it more as a big red flag than something I’d wish for myself.

  18. 18
    Zelda says:

    David, I appreciate your posts! 🙂

    Sometimes you’ll write something that pops an insight in my mind and whoosh! there goes a shift in consciousness.

    I’ve been having experiences like this, not always triggered by your posts, but often, almost every day lately.

  19. 19
    Opal says:

    an avid reader – “Obviously some people are graced with talent in the charm department….”

    I don’t necessarily believe that charm is a “talent” people are “graced” with. It can be developed (and must be developed to reach the heights people take it to). I know of people who develop it. For example, drug addicts often develop the ability to charm people into giving them what they want, talking people into things, etc. Criminals too. Narcissistic personalities are forced to develop (and perfect) charm in order to thrive in society when they can’t relate to people in any meaningful way. I did an aura reading of someone I once knew and discovered that he only viewed people (especially females) as objects to perfect his social skills on. He was a teenager. Can you imagine what that kind of focus can result in over a period of years? Mega charm; mega people skills; frozen heart.

  20. 20
    Zelda says:

    I’ve had 2 other colleague interactions recently that make me laugh, in light of this conversation.

    I met a newish colleague who has done the kind of work I am launching in my new business, so I felt an initial excitement at meeting her.

    She is fairly charming in conversation, but then switches channels almost immediately into major league kvetching!

    Charm as a hook to become her personal garbage can. 🙂

    The things she kvetches about make me just roll my eyes, given certain challenges I’ve had in the past year and the way I look at life now as a result.

    Last week she descended upon me as I was enjoying a peaceful lunch and I had to tell her to stop the complaining, that it was too much for me.

    I had a cringe-worthy wave of recognizing how I went through a phase of being like that myself. Oy. No more!

  21. 21
    Zelda says:

    This last colleague felt like a “final exam” of sorts to my letting go of that pattern I was in big time back as an unskilled empath.

    Getting charmed into being the person’s garbage can.

  22. 22
    Zelda says:

    The other colleague interaction makes me laugh now.

    This guy worked in radio for years and is now teaching, though he has had no training as a teacher.

    He knows I have a good reputation as a teacher and kept trying to get me to give him free lessons on how to teach.

    A favorite line that came smothered in charm was “I wish I could take you out for coffee and not let you leave till you’ve told me everything you know about teaching.”

    My reaction? My years of training and experience are worth a $2 cup of coffee?! I don’t think so.

    I guess he figured I’d fall for the charm he oozes around these indirect requests.

  23. 23
    Opal says:

    Zelda, do you have Rose’s Use Your Power of Command book? The process in there of updating your facades might help you with a lot of this stuff of people treating you in ways that no longer reflect your skilled empathy or who you are on the inside.

  24. 24
    an avid reader says:

    Hi Opal,

    I do agree with you that there are people who may work at becoming charming. But I also think there may be people who are born with a natural aptitude for it (like anything else).

    Anyone can take violin lessons, but only someone with some natural talent is going to be able to go really far with it. And even with talent, there will be work involved in order to achieve that potential.

    I am willing to bet that addicts and other manipulators who become really good at charm, had some natural talent with charm and early success with it.

  25. 25
    Zelda says:

    Opal, yes I do have her books.

    The way things are shifting these days, those tales feel quite old to me.

    That’s part of the fun, really. People come along every now and then who provide an interesting opportunity.

  26. 26
    Opal says:

    an avid reader – I completely understand that perspective and why so many people share it. I will submit to you one example, though. There was a picture of Jennifer Lawrence at age 14 circulating on twitter, given her reading on this site I checked out the size of her “Communicating to Gain Respect” chakra at that time: Fills the room. Today it’s 80 miles. At that time her chakra included qualities of her already practicing influencing people to gain popularity. Free will counts for a lot in the universe. As does the concept of infinite possibility.

  27. 27
    Amanda says:

    This is so interesting and something I haven’t considered, ever.

    To me charm feels like a survival / abasement mechanism, a great way to deflect criticism or in fact too much probing.

    It certainly feels fear-based but signals a sweet vulnerability. Sexual at core.

    But I may be mistaking it for something else!

    Amanda

  28. 28
    David.. says:

    I would note that charm may well be learned at a very young age as an attention-getter that is only partially conscious as an adult, like many childhood things.

  29. 29
    Renee says:

    IDK if anyone has talked about this but I looked up the difference between charm and charisma and the difference is that charming people are pleasing. Meaning they make you feel good. Definitely not always the case with charismatic people. As a matter of fact charismatic people can be jerks but get away with it because of their charisma. Charmers are good at making you feel good. I guess they can be jerks too but my guess is that they are mostly genuinely decent. But of course that’s just a guess, lol.
    I agree with the Jimmy Fallon nomination.
    I thought right away of Bill Clinton but of course we know he’s enlightened.

  30. 30
    sandra says:

    I am charmed by a genuine smile, particularly one with dimples.

  31. 31
    sandra says:

    Also charmed by people who can deliver a funny line. Even at my expense! Stephen Colbert comes to mind.

  32. 32

    So, SANDRA, how did Stephen Colbert deliver a funny line at your expense?

    I still like the segment he did spoofing my face reading of him on “The Colbert Report.”

  33. 33
    Sandra says:

    No Rose, I have only been on the receiving end of Colbert-LIKE humor.

    You, on the other hand, have gotten it from the man himself!

  34. 34
    Linda says:

    I would like to nominate Jason Mraz. It takes a lot for a crone to be so charmed by a young man, but his artistry and his charity work lead me to believe that his charm is of the influencing and healing variety. Dare I say he could be one of your enlightened ones, Rose? Here is a 2014 photo of him: http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/ntbqB0VEGmL/2014+MusiCares+Person+Year+Gala+Honoring+Carole/vutyv7HhWQd/Jason+Mraz
    Thank you!

  35. 35

    Entries so far are just great! As for the rest of you Blog-Buddies, now is a great time to consider what “Charm” means to you.

    Is it good or bad or mixed?

    What are some weird examples, taken from our common family — public figures?

    Contest entries await.

  36. 36

    Also, Blog-Buddies, do you agree with RENEE’s distinction between charm and charisma?

    For example, does charm necessarily leave you feeling good? Has that been your experience?

    Her wonderful Comment 29 is thought provoking, not necessarily definitive.

  37. 37
    Julie says:

    I guess I’ve seen too many examples of charm covering up a person’s true feelings to consider it an entirely innocent trait. I love charm when the person is sincere. But too often I get a mixed message. Charm is on display, yet personal feelings can be hidden and very different.

    I just got a dose of this the other day. Or saw a dose of it. The same coworker I described before had a negative comment to say about someone, only to realize (you guessed it), that person was standing nearby. Charm came back full force, along with some embarrassment.

  38. 38
    Julie says:

    I’d like to nominate an actor I saw in the TV series “Stories From the Vaults”, which is a documentary that goes behind the scenes of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. The actor Tom Cavanagh narrates and stars in it. He’s light, funny, silly, entertaining, and has very big powerline dimples, a trait of charm. He was the perfect fit to do this show with his combination of wit and charm and intellectual curiosity.

    http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/17/4e/22/174e22361d1a98c09f967a86c59cfa03.jpg

  39. 39
    Julie says:

    On the positive side of charm:

    There is a quote I like from the book The Great Gatsby that relates, or could relate, to charm. It’s when the narrator first meets Jay Gatsby and he has this to say about him:

    “He smiled understandingly — much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced — or seemed to face — the whole external world for an instant, and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just so far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself, and assured you that it had precisely the impression of you that, at your best, you hoped to convey.”

    I think that’s just a lovely, lovely description of charm and how it can make you feel valued, understood, and seen in the best possible light.

  40. 40
    Julie says:

    Here’s an article from O, the Oprah Magazine on charm: http://www.oprah.com/spirit/Charm-Charisma-and-the-Art-of-Getting-Ahead

    I like this part:

    “Though there are many different varieties of charm (ethereal, rough-hewn, winsome, etc.), its essence can be distilled into this: a natural and rippling responsiveness to other people, an alive attentiveness to what they want, what they’re thinking, feeling, saying, or not saying. Whether their charm derives from a desire to be adored or to put other people at ease or both, charming people manage to make others who venture into their sphere leave feeling like their ideal selves.”

  41. 41
    Julie says:

    Also interesting, from the article:

    “From observing my parents and others, it became abundantly clear to me that charming people have an uncanny, almost architectural sense of harmony. They’re able to pick out subtle energies in a room—the silences, hesitations, miscues, awkwardnesses—and if they perceive that something’s wrong, or off, they’ll step in to fill the missing beat.”

    I think some charming people really excel at this. They notice the gap in the conversation or the moment of awkwardness and they smooth it over.

    I like how the article mentions timing, that there is a timing to social interactions and the charm can be in picking out the missing beat and filling it. Being attentive to what is missing in the moment and supplying it. Putting people at ease. Also saying what other people may be thinking but haven’t yet said.

  42. 42
    Jean says:

    Thank you Julie 🙂

  43. 43
    Jean says:

    Loved what David had to say about charm – and other pertinent topics – in his recent post from his own great blog titled “Auric modeling.”

  44. 44
    Julie says:

    Thanks, Jean. I looked up Maru the other day on your recommendation. He’s quite a cat:)

  45. 45
    Jean says:

    Oh Julie glad you ‘met’ Maru – he has cheered me on many an occasion – and will continue to do so I am sure…

  46. 46
    David.. says:

    Thanks for sharing, Julie. It struck me those “varieties of charm” derive from the kind of energy being used for charming. Different energies will have a different feel.

    And of course, motivations behind how that energy is used can shift it from clean to grasping. Rose gave a great example here:
    https://www.rose-rosetree.com/blog/2014/05/11/charm-fame-craving-auric-modeling-chakra-databanks-energetic-literacy/

  47. 47
    David.. says:

    Thanks, Jean
    If anyone is interested, the article is linked in Trackbacks on the right.

  48. 48

    Yes, I have personally thanked DAVID (off blog) for both fine articles. They may not always be one of four most recent trackbacks, so take a look, Blog-Buddies:

    Auric Modeling

    Skills vs Consciousness

  49. 49
    Zelda says:

    I came across an interesting comment on charisma in an article about Edgar Feuchtwanger, a German-born Jewish writer who, as a boy, lived next door to Hitler.

    http://news.yahoo.com/hitlers-jewish-neighbour-looks-back-horror-book-035809248.html

    Feuchtwanger, who has been living in England since moving there as a child, said his birthplace now seemed completely transformed.

    “I tend to look at the German newspapers on my computer. One feels that somebody like(Chancellor) Angela Merkel, she’s blissfully without charisma,” he said with a hearty laugh.

    “One’s had enough charismatic personalities in German history to last for good and all.”

  50. 50
    Primmie says:

    Julie, thanks for sharing that article. I relate to the description of charm. I have the ability to create harmony socially. I’ve found that as I’ve grown and become more honest, I have less harmonious conversations. Not that I don’t enjoy the conversations I have these days, I do and I hope that the people I have them with enjoy them too. It’s just that the smoothness and ease I used to have has gone.

    I can’t and won’t be a social chameleon these days and so the deftness has left me. I miss it a little in the way that I sometimes miss the too close for comfort but so familiar empath merges.

    Actually, sometimes I am lost for words, quiet, bumbling and ordinary. I would never have allowed myself to be like that in the past. I had to sparkle. It was exhausting, it’s nice to be free of that now. I never was responsible for keeping the social cogs all spinning, it was just misplaced hyper-vigilance.

  51. 51
    Julie says:

    Thanks, David. I can get how important motivation is, and how the results flow from that. Clean versus grasping also reminds me of the reading Rose did of the Twitter photo with Ellen and Julia Roberts in it. The varieties of charm definitely have a different feel.

  52. 52
    Zelda says:

    Primmie, what an interesting insight. As I read it, I realized that you were articulating something similar to what I’ve experienced.

    I have gone through many transformations in the past year and lately I have been savoring the realization that I need not be the one to grease all the social wheels. Or to try to charm uninterested students into caring more about their own education.

    I really am enjoying shallowing up! There’s a funny way in which shallowing up makes for more appreciation of charm that I experience coming from others in the contexts I’m in these days. The stakes are not high and I’m not looking for them to be anything more for me than our current, established professional relationships or friendships.

    If I sense charm coming at me to manipulate me, I’m able to steer clear or speak up.

  53. 53
    Julie says:

    Hi Primmie,

    It’s interesting how we evolve in just the right ways specific to us – leaving behind old habits that no longer serve, and taking up new and more appropriate ways of being.

    For me I’m actually becoming more social and more aware of social cues, but only because it’s something I’ve never done before! I’m certainly far from being the harmonious host of social events, though. I don’t have charm with groups of people; it’s more one on one at this point.

    But even that is a big change from before, as I’m sure the leaving behind of the responsibility of charm is a big change for you and probably very freeing. I can see how the need to sparkle and to be the harmonizer could be exhausting.

  54. 54
    Amanda says:

    I would like to nominate Donna Eden, the healer and member of your Enlightenment Life List.

    Here’s a photo of her on her webpage: http://innersource.net/em/about/donna-eden.html

    I am nominating her for three reasons.

    One, because she has not just joy, but a wonderful way of connecting with individuals through her joy.

    I love watching videos of her interacting with people. She treats each one of them with love, charm and a wonderful ability to give them what they need for healing.

    Secondly, because to me she demonstrates charm in its highest form, in service to others.

    Thirdly, because I simply adore her – and yes, you may have guessed it, am thoroughly charmed by her! 😀

    Liars, cheats and dubious charmers… it’s been a bit of a heavy time since the Shift.

    I like the thought of a bit of clean sparkle and gorgeous integrity to inspire us!

    Amanda

  55. 55
    Primmie says:

    Zelda, shallowing up sounds like great fun!

  56. 56
    Primmie says:

    Julie, it really is interesting how peoples’ paths differ in terms of how they learn. I am more aware of that than I ever have been now that I’m bringing up twins. Watching two people develop in such radically different ways when they are the same age and have the same environment, is just fascinating.

  57. 57
    Zelda says:

    Hi Primmie,

    Yes, swimming in the shallow end is great fun!

    It’s amusing to experience how I can actually accomplish a whole lot more by doing less, expending less effort. And experience more appreciation, too!

    I used to get so annoyed by certain situations at my workplace. There are more than a few students who are completely unmotivated to do much of anything and whose parents clearly have money.

    Now I’m much better able to offer my help, but let all the rest of it go if they are not interested. It’s a wacky part of the human condition, this behavior…to be failing miserably at something, to have free help available that could make a huge difference…and to choose to have nothing to do with it.

    For some reason, I used to get upset about that. Now I feel more grateful for certain types of big challenges I’ve had to make my way through because of the strength and appreciation they’ve given me for what I’ve earned.

    I feel sorry for those kids and I figure it’s just how their life is now and I don’t need to try to rescue them.

    It’s really a relief.

  58. 58
    Jeanne says:

    I nominate the actress Carey Mulligan.

    Here’s a photo that goes down to the waist:

    http://marieclaire.media.ipcdigital.co.uk/11116/0000736c0/7428/carey-mulligan-LP.jpg

    I find her remarkable screen presence absolutely captivating.

    At the same time, she seems so accessible and likable. Very human.

    The combination is irresistible to me. I’m hoping she has mostly a good sort of charm–and that I haven’t been hoodwinked!

  59. 59
    Lara says:

    I would like to nominate the actor Tom Hiddleston.

    It seems to me he has a philtrum definition of about 0. Or 1. But recently he always being voted sexiest man in those random polls. Now personally he is not my cup of tea, but I did see a short interview with him and felt he was a bit ..pretentious in an actorly way but very charming and sweet. And the charm kind of filled in all the cracks and made him appealing.

    I wonder if it is this charm (of a decent, scrupulous sort) that is appealing to people and winning him all these sexiest man awards, in lieu of actual sex appeal.

    here is his face with hardly any philtrum..

    http://wallalay.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Tom-Hiddleston-110.jpg

    and here is a full frontal 😉

    http://buzzlamp.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/tom.jpg

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    Lara says:

    Ps Rose he has blue eyes.

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    Tyler T says:

    I nominate Igor Ledochowski.

    http://www.hypnosisunlocked.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/igor-ledochowski.jpg
    or http://i.vimeocdn.com/video/467944444_640.jpg

    Igor is internationally recognized as one of the foremost masters of Conversational Hypnosis, Influence, NLP, etc. and is the founder of one of the most successful Hypnosis training companies ever.

    Beyond his amazing skills as a hypnotist, he has an amazingly compelling yet incredibly genuine kind of charm. I want to nominate him because I admire his amazing ability to influence practically anyone, and the precision and effortlessness with which he weaves his words; almost like a master swordsman with a katana. Elegant, smooth, fluid, not a single movement (or word) wasted. Just now as I’m writing this I’m realizing the degree to which he has charmed me on an unconscious level, and I’d be very interested to see what aspect of his auric modeling allows him to do that.

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    Remember, Blog-Buddies, this Charm Contest is open through June 15. And you can nominate any charmer, inspiring or wicked.

    Just follow the entry rules in the main article. Go for it!

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    Kylie says:

    Stephen Colbert is the most charming man I know. He has charmed his way into the most coveted spot in night time television–the David Letterman hour.

    He’s so charming, that even if he were making fun of you it would be hard to hold it against him. There is something about him that says it is all in good fun–no unkindness met. Plus, he just seems to be having so much fun, like a big kid. I love that sparkle in his eye. Watching his show always makes my day.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Colbert

    I would love to see an aura reading of him now–I know you have read his aura in the past. It would be interesting to see how it has changed with this new more prominent position.

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    Zofia says:

    Suggestions for aura readings. It’ll be great if anything can be learnt from doing these aura readings.

    All these people have done significant personal growth in life which they’ve been open about. and all very independently minded. maybe somewhat unlike hollywood stars.

    marina abramowic – performance artist

    more rock stars – Courtney Love, Brody Dalle – (Brody is very open about some serious stuff in life and how she’s rebuilt from that.)

    writers – doris lessing, germaine greer, marie stopes

    scientists -rosalind franklin

    best wishes,

    Zofia

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    Blog-Buddies, all these nominations are WONDERFUL.

    I would especially like to welcome ZOFIA to the blog. Your first comment here!

    Just as a general reminder, ordinarily I do not take suggestions for aura reading. This would overwhelm me.

    What I do is to create contests from time to time, like this one, which is live through June 15. In the main post you will see the requirements to enter. I do encourage you, ZOFIA, to enter with each one as a separate comment.

    Especially because there will be two winners, winning an aura reading here of a nominee. And one way to win is simply to post the most comments.

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    Heads up, Blog-Buddies. This contest is live just today, Saturday and Sunday.

    Depending on where you live across the International Date Line, you might get to enter on your Monday, too.

    Contest deadline is midnight on June 15, Eastern Standard Time here in the Northern Hemisphere.

    Which public figure charms you, really charms you? Or can you think of a public figure you adore, yet that person maybe doesn’t have charm?

    Your nomination can help all of us to explore, what is charm at the level of chakra databanks?

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    Winners are hereby announced.

    Winner #1 is LARA, with her compelling account of Tom Hiddleston’s charm in Comment 59.

    Winner #2, with the most comments at this thread, is ZELDA. She has nominated Jimmy Fallon in Comment #15.

    Thanks to all who have participated here. And I am moving LINDA’s Comment 34 over to The Enlightenment Life List. This is, after all, a nomination. 🙂

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