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Toronto/Canadian-Media: Patricia Chica is a Canadian film and television director, producer, writer, speaker, acting coach, and energy influencer. During her conversation, with Robert D’Alessio in Episode 20 of Rob’s Inner Circle Podcast, hosted by Robert -- produced by Jenny DuHaime, Robert D’Alessio Productions, and Pax Management in Bobby’s Short Shorts (YouTube/StreamYard/Facebook) -- speaks about the chi energy and how she practiced it with the cast and crew of her recent theatrical feature film, ‘Montreal Girls, which would be released in 2021 after 9 years of development.
Asha Bajaj, Editorial-Director of Canadian-Media brings you the excerpts:
Patricia Chica in conversation with Robert D’Alessio: Screenshot
Robert to Patricia: We hear a lot about chi energy. Tell us what exactly is chi energy?
Patricia: Chi energy is to become aware of working with energy, to switch your mindset as an artist, storyteller, actor, filmmaker, or entrepreneur, to work in cooperation with those energies and the laws that exist. The key to working with energies, psychology, neuroscience, and discoveries is not something that is taught in film school or acting school. In the entertainment world, it bridges the gap between storytelling, performance, and filmmaking. It is to work with nature and to bring the knowledge and wisdom of nature within storytelling. I have been studying and educating myself and been experimenting with my knowledge with myself and my students on my film sets. I taught the basics of my method to my cast and crew just before production started on Montreal Girls. It is the knowledge of collaborating with laws of nature, mindset, psychology, and energy to co-create this story in harmony with all the elements that are available to us. It just sets the tone to work in a very harmonious flow. It is not always possible when you work with different people under pressure when there is a lot of money at stake and you are running out of time and problems arise on set all the time inevitably. But once the cast and crew are aware of how to manage those energies, it just makes the collaboration better and more harmonious.
Patricia Chica in Chi Energy workshop. Image credit: ©Sharath_Ravishankar.jpg
Robert - Audience: In the production world and in the movie business myself, I spend a lot of time on the phone and once my throat was about to give up on me. Patricia immediately caught up on that, invited me to do throat chakra over here. She invited me to do that in the back of the head as well. The result was amazing.
To Patricia: Can you rationalize the whole process with your personal experiences and examples?
Patricia: The energy makes us aware that our intention to work is to be of service to others. So for the actor, for the storyteller, the artist is not about you what you do, but how you can serve your team, the public, etc. Once you understand that everything will flow with ease, with grace, and with results. To make it more clear I was always thinking about myself and during 9 years of development of Montreal Girls I was pitching the project everywhere. My co-writer Kamal was pitching and then I realized that I was mainly serving myself. I wanted money for my film. I wanted people to support me and it was all about my ego. So if you remove yourself from that center and just align to the crown which is on top of the head and say I am here to serve a higher purpose than myself with this story, everything changes, and you transcend to a higher level. I was able to attract more people and the right people and made them excited about joining this venture with me. When filmmakers complain of lack of funds by the institutions, or lack of funds to support themselves or investors, it is because they are still in the ego phase and they have not understood that to get the funding you have to match exactly what the funders want. There has to be a match in alignment and that comes from the frequency alignment you project who you are through vibration, through energy. So the moment you elevate your vibration to match theirs, just like the antennas of a radio station, you can tune in and then you become a magnet of exactly the people with who you want to collaborate.
Robert to Patricia: If you have a video, can you please show it on the screen?
Patricia: I have a video. It is 3 minutes long. It is when I became aware that I had a gift for working with energy. I realized that I had this gift since I was born. I am a clairvoyant and clairsentient myself but was not aware of it. I just knew it was my reality, my standard. To give an example I was filming a short film called Ceramic Tango. During the rehearsals, there was always a behind the scene camera filming the rehearsals and I was working with two non-actors, one of them with his name Holy Scar. He was playing the lead and in one of the scenes he had to scream and he could not even put volume in his voice to scream during rehearsals. There was a huge emotional-energetic blockage at the chest area. And I picked up on that during the rehearsal and my hands just went to follow him. So I will show you what happened and how to work with energy to support the actor. So this is behind scenes videos of Ceramic Tango. It is called ‘Let it Out’ and it is available on my Vimeo channel for free, if you want to watch the whole documentary.
Robert: Actually saw it before. It is really breath taking.
Holy Scar in Ceramic Tango. Image credit: Screenshot
Patricia: It was a rehearsal before a rehearsal and I could observe in Holy Scar a transformation after that rehearsal. He was empowered and more confident and free, liberated from the traumas from his childhood. This is what Chi energy does. It helps to support the actor, the performance, or the story. It made me aware that I am there to serve the cast, I am there to serve the story to serve the team and not just make it about me and I discovered this gift when we presented the film at the premiere. I have always been practicing energy and now I can educate people. I have received the information and the necessary training, developed a curriculum structured to it that facilitates me to teach the science behind it.
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