An angel, a poet, a smasher of illusions, a force of nature. That was Maya Angelou
Only twice in American history has a president invited a poet to signalize his inauguration. I have seen and heard both of these poets. Each time I was thrilled to be watching such an occasion on television, live.
Robert Frost looked so frail, as though the wind could blow him away. That was the inauguration of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
Maya Angelou? Her performer’s presence, in my memory, was like a pillar of light — part sage, part muse to a great politician, partly an angel of power with terrible depths of compassion for human pain. That was the inauguration of President William Jefferson Clinton.
Yesterday the media broadcasted news of Angelou’s death, at 86. The photo at the top of today’s post was taken just last year.
There will never be anyone like her. Celebrating the extraordinary incarnation of Maya Angelou, I could be more than enough to praise her seven memoirs. Beginning with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Or I could list her other phenomenal achievements, political as well as literary, leadership at performing and mentoring and empowering so many millions of people along with me.
I could. But I would much rather read her aura. Let’s allow the truth of Maya Angelou to speak to us directly, with deeper perception, translated by this aura reader as best she can.
Introducing The Charm Collection
Reading Maya Angelou, I will make use of a new set of chakra databanks especially designed for appreciating nuances of charm. I was going to wait before launching this exciting new way of researching charm, The Charm Collection of Chakra Databanks.
I was going to save it for researching somebody who is a big-deal charmer, a charming public figure, who is scrupulous and relatively sweet.
Then I planned to (and still aim to) proceed to use The Charm Collection of Chakra Databanks to research someone unscrupulous, really charming.
Following that, we will have two winners of our official Charm Contest, and I aim for their choices to become an aura reading with this new Charm Collection of Chakra Databanks.
Now, surprisingly to me, but appropriately too, come to think of it… I’ll begin using The Charm Collection of Chakra Databanks to research someone of gorgeous character, true spiritual attainment, magnificent talents.
Maya Angelou, beloved for so many reasons, was both likeable and loveable and fierce. But did any of this have much to do with what is properly designated as “Charm”? Let’s explore.
And I’ll leave it to my next post of this series to introduce you to all of the chakra databanks in this set more thoroughly. Today I will read half of them.
Want to do aura reading for charm along with me? Scroll down to the section right at the end of today’s post. My recommendation is that you leap there FIRST, and do your own aura reading research — maybe even turn it into a guest post — and then read what follows directly from here.
The point of aura reading is not for you to duplicate what I find. Why not use your unique spark and distinctive gift set to add YOUR perspective?
Aura Reading Root Chakra Databank for Expecting to Receive Respect from Others
80 feet. Shimmering and blistering with a highly unusual form of confidence. It could be called “I don’t give a darn.”
Only this confidence of Maya Angelou’s is also brimming with a connection to Divine Source, even a quality of goddess energy. This uncanny way of being unapologetically alive, neither caring about or disliking whether or not anybody likes her at all, has zero to do with charm.
It is almost as if Maya Angelou is a fragment of a Divine Being, and she has walked on earth long enough to know it deep down. By this 80th decade of her life, the human component to her identity is enjoyed and accepted. While the Divine component comes through more clearly than ever.
This woman wrote “Still I Rise.” A poem as good as anything by Shakespeare or Milton or Chaucer or Herbert Spencer or William Blake or even my biggest fave, Gerard Manley Hopkins. (That link, incidentally, is to a performance of the poem, even better than reading it.)
Aura Reading Belly Chakra Databank for Spontaneous Self-Expression
80 feet. Complete self-acceptance. Effortless, frictionless flow as a communicator.
Exceptional expressiveness is a strong characteristic, as well as a strong co-creation with the Divine.
This joyful co-creation just alerted me to check for Enlightenment. Sure enough, here’s another one for my Enlightenment Life List!
Aura Reading Solar Plexus Chakra Databank for Self-Confidence
80 feet. Fearless although vulnerable, not the least bit self-protected (or energetically armoured).
Self-confidence comes as naturally to Maya Angelou as having hands or feet. No STUFF in the way.
Aura Reading Heart Chakra Databank for Receiving Respect from Others
80 feet. So much tenderness and innocence are to be found in this chakra databank. Toughness is available, if needed. A childlike innocence is the default experience though, and it shines through at the time of this photograph.
In today’s Washington Post, there are at least two full pages on Maya Angelou. They include a moving story by Jocelyn Chadwick, who surprised Angelou by bringing up a parade of elementary schoolchildren who came up after she spoke the packed crowd. She listened to them.
Really listened, I suspect. Listened as only a poet can. Zestfully listened as only that poet could.
Aura Reading Throat Chakra Databank for Communication to Gain Popularity
80 feet. Laughter and not caring particularly, one way or the other — these are the signature qualities in this sturdy chakra databank. At the time of this photo, Maya Angelou has the circuits to communicate in order to gain popularity. It’s available. It works.
No biggie to Maya. Note, Blog-Buddies: Nothing — absolutely nothing — about this involves using charm.
Gorgeous, glorious, and it turns out — even, Enlightened. That distinctive Maya Angelou force didn’t have much to do with charm, not what I mean by charm. This is a reach-out-and-grab you, seduce you, razzle and dazzle you.
Appeal, sure Maya Angelou had that and more. Courage and intelligence, creativity and soulful expression, talent for so many art forms and kinds of leadership. We can be attracted to any of this as if it were charm.
Yet this is more than charm, and other than charm.
Charm means more than a set of tips for being charming — as ridiculous a view as the ideas advocated in the linked-to article here. Charm, the real deal version, is a gift. It shows in auric modeling. It is not a shtick or a cute set of behaviors on the surface of life.
Charm is just that, an attraction. It is like today’s weird celebrity group who are famous… for being famous.
Not necessarily good or bad, but appealing.
That great, unique creation — Magnificent Maya Angelou — had way more going for her than mere charm.
So you want to read Maya Angelou’s aura on your own?
For fun, you might wish to use this aura reading photo of Maya Angelou.
You can learn aura reading from Read People Deeper. It includes two different techniques for reading auras from regular photos.
Also available? Personal instruction from me over the phone or via Skype. Or personal “in person.” You can study with me one hour at a time. However most mentoring students prefer to save a bit of cash by booking a Day of Mentoring. Each of these takes you further along in your chosen skill set, including handouts from relevant workshops.
And here is the sequence of chakra databanks — first used today — for doing a Charm-related aura reading. Half of the full assortment, a Maya-appropriate selection of the full array, from the new Charm Collection of Chakra Databanks:
- Aura Reading Root Chakra Databank for Expecting to Receive Respect from Others
- Aura Reading Belly Chakra Databank for Spontaneous Self-Expression
- Aura Reading Solar Plexus Chakra Databank for Self-Confidence
- Aura Reading Heart Chakra Databank for Receiving Respect from Others
- Aura Reading Throat Chakra Databank for Communication to Gain Popularity