The aura is an energy field that surrounds and penetrates the human body. Clairvoyants and healers describe it as an egg-shaped field of lights and colors. The aura extends beyond the body anywhere from a few inches to several feet. A special type of photography called Kirlian photography has even been able to capture the aura on film.
There are many different layers of energy in the aura, each existing at a different vibration. In order to easily remember the primary layers use the following example:
Suppose someone you know begins to exhibit angry behavior. At first, their angry energy hits the outer or spiritual layer of your aura. You shrug it off. You look at them with compassion and assume they must be having a bad day.
Now, the next time you see the same person, they are angry again. Their energy begins to filter into the mental layer of your aura. You will think about their behavior and wonder what’s wrong, whether or not you did something to upset them, and how you can help them.
If the person continues to be angry around you, their energy will filter down even closer to the emotional layer of the aura. Now you may be upset when you see the person coming towards you. You may feel angry yourself, sad, or simply irritated.
Finally, if the bad behavior continues, even your physical energy–your body–will be affected. Your muscles may tense, you may stoop, or straighten up in a defensive posture. Chances are likely you won’t even realize that you are actually tensing your body as they approach.
As this example illustrates, the aura can be divided into four very important layers:
(1) the spiritual layer or outermost layer that records all of your soul’s experiences (2) the
(2) the mental layer that contains your thought forms and deep-seated beliefs
(3) the emotional energy body that contains your sadness, joys, anger, and all the rest of the human emotions you experience, and finally (4) the physical layer which is your body. Esoteric literature divides the physical layer into additional layers including one close to the physical body called the “etheric body.”
(4) the physical layer which is your body. Esoteric literature divides the physical layer into additional layers including one close to the physical body called the “etheric body.”
Most people who see auras do not distinguish between these layers because in truth they all overlap. Instead, the clairvoyants notice the clouds of light — energy that is moving, stuck, or vibrating with different patterns and colors. The patterns and colors of these clouds of light contain a great deal of information as summarized below:
SENSING THE AURA
Some people are lucky enough to be born with the ability to see and sense the aura, however, everyone can learn. There are three primary ways of perceiving the aura:
1. Seeing the Aura with your eyes open
This method takes more practice than the others. The goal is to achieve a loose and relaxed focus with your physical eyes that allow the more subtle energies of the aura to come into view. There are many books available on the subject, but here is a simple trick was given to me by Rev. Judith McClure who runs the Center for Expanding Consciousness
Do this exercise with a friend:
Have your friend sit in a chair with their back against a white wall.
Have them place a small sticky dot or piece of paper in the middle of their forehead.
Sit about four feet away.
Place your hands up in front of your face, and hold your fingers as if you were framing a picture with thumbs pointing inward and your index finger pointing up (Like two “L’s” pointing inward).
Loosely focus on the dot on your friend’s forehead. While you are doing this, move your hands apart slowly, further and further apart, keeping a loose focus on the dot, and allowing your peripheral vision to follow your hands. If you keep trying this exercise you will soon see a thin layer of light around your friend’s head! If you try several times you may even see color. Keep at it! Sooner or later you will see auras.
2. Seeing the Aura with your eyes closed
Work with a friend. Tell him or her to remember a time when he/she felt a strong emotion, but do not allow them to tell you what they are feeling. Close your eyes. Breathe deeply a few times and imagine that there is a line of light connecting the center of your forehead with the same spot on your friend. Just breath and be calm in this space. Ask yourself what colors and patterns are in your friend’s aura. You may have an inner image appear or simply a sense or feeling of what the aura must look like. Report what you have seen to your friend and correlate the colors/patterns with the emotion they were feeling.
3. Sensing or Feeling the Aura
The aura patterns can be felt by those sensitive to energy. Try putting your hands about three inches above various areas of the body (heart, throat, the third eye in the middle of the forehead, and solar plexus, just above the navel) each day and tune into the subtle sensations you feel. With time, you can learn to sense energy. See if you can correlate the subtle sensations with your moods at the time. Sensations might include warmth, coldness, a tingling sensation like the fizzes in a cola, or stronger buzzing, as in front of a television screen, spiky feelings, sluggishness, etc. On different days you may feel different things as your mood and energy level fluctuate.
INTERPRETING THE COLORS IN THE AURA
Colors in the aura are widely subject to different interpretation. However, there are some general guidelines. It is important to consider this information but to train yourself to interpret the colors according to your own system of observation. Write down what you see, and as you learn more about the person, keep a log of how that might correlate with the colors you have observed. Experience is indeed the best teacher!
A bright candy-colored red can indicate a passionate and energetic nature often associated with people who are courageous, entrepreneurial, or achievers. A deep clear red is often associated with the root chakra and indicates a physical orientation in life, an adventurer, and often a well-grounded individual.
A muddied or dark red can indicate anger. Orange/red can symbolize sexual interest or passion.
Orange typically symbolizes a passionate, creative, or adventurous personality. Orange may also indicate sexual passion or ambition.
Yellow often indicates a person with intelligence who has a warm and playful, generally cheerful personality. Sometimes yellow also indicates intellectual energy.
Bright green is the color of the heart and indicates healing or new growth. People with a great deal of green in their auras are often healers and/or counselors. They are social and love to share. Dark clear green indicates someone who is responsible and ambitious who is likely to work for material wealth and luxury in their life. A muddied green may indicate envy.
Blue is the color of expression so when it appears in the aura you may be dealing with a teacher, someone who does public speaking, or perhaps someone who is simply self-expressed. People with a great deal of blue are often very sensitive to and supportive of others.
Rose may indicate that the person is in love, or practices deep spiritual self-love.
Purple indicates a person who has a deep connection with spirit or is pursuing a path of active spiritual growth.
Black is not always bad, although if it is muddied, clouded, or stagnant this may indicate an area of weakness, illness, or depression. Black may also simply indicate an area of mystery in that person’s life.
White in the aura may indicate a very evolved being or may be the presence of angels or guides in the aura.
A person with gold in their aura is an evolved being. Gold indicates a strong connection to the I AM presence of the Divine.
Those with silver in their aura are often good communicators or are dealing with issues of communication.
Guide To A Healthy Aura
Most of us are unaware of the health of our auras or life energy. We go about our daily business without ever giving a second thought to a very vital part of our lives. For the majority of people, auras are intangible, invisible, and the notion of life energy is purely an idea or abstract concept, not a thing that can be monitored and measured easily like blood pressure or insulin levels. Yet life energy or auras are just as real and important as any other measurement of our health and well-being.
Just because you can’t see an aura doesn’t mean it isn’t there. You can’t see a radio wave or an x-ray, but you know they exist. The truth is that auras and life energy can be measured with today’s instruments. Modern medicine, being what it is, just hasn’t made the technology widely available. Anyone interested in maintaining a healthy aura today must rely on others capable of seeing or sensing life energies. Fortunately, there are many practices available which we can utilize ourselves to help ensure a healthy and balanced aura.
Most people go through life with their auras extended far beyond a healthy range. Many of us have been lead to believe that a big, extended aura is a good thing.
Actually, this isn’t the case. An extended aura is susceptible to all sorts of negative energies. Your life energy becomes vulnerable to any negative energy it may come into contact with. It’s a bit like walking around in cold weather wearing nothing but your underwear.
You’re just asking for all sorts of problems.
Symptoms of an over-extended aura include: headaches, irritability, depression, stress, anxiety, muscle pain, joint pain, nausea, the list goes on.
A quick and easy solution to an extended aura is a few minutes of focused meditation.
You do meditate, don’t you?
During meditation, visualize your aura as a vibrating energy field around your entire body. Take some deep breaths and imagine your aura moving in closer to your body with each breath. Do this until you feel that your aura is less than a quarter of an inch from your body surface. Try this exercise anytime that you sense your aura may be too “far out”. You will know that this is the case if you start having random negative thoughts or begin to suffer phantom aches and pains. Your aura at those times is picking up on any illness or negativity in your immediate vicinity.
Another easy fix for an extended aura is to soak in a nice long bath. Water has an amazing ability to rejuvenate life energy. Water also happens to compress the aura to its healthiest size. Ever wonder exactly why a hot bath feels so relaxing? Water rebalances our life energy. It’s no accident that we spend the first nine months of life submerged in water. Water sustains us.
Your aura may be positioned perfectly and still require some healing. This is often the case when we spend any length of time with truly negative people or suffer from any kind of shock or turmoil. If you are feeling drained or low on energy take some time to recharge yourself, meditate, drink plenty of water, give your body some rest and allow your aura some time to heal naturally.
Another consideration of healthy aura concerns clothing and color. Color can have a direct effect on the health of our life energy. As a rule of thumb aura energy reacts to color in much the same way as light. Dark colors tend to absorb life energy and lighter colors reflect it. Wearing black or dark colors every day can attract any type of energy, whereas lighter colored clothing reflects the energy of others while keeping our own energy insulated. If you are in constant contact with large groups of people you should consider a lighter colored wardrobe. Otherwise, you are likely to absorb the energy of everyone around you, good, bad and ugly. The dark colored business suit really isn’t a good idea where aura energy is concerned.
Maintaining a healthy and well-balanced life energy level is a lot less difficult and mysterious than many might think. It requires no more effort than watching what you eat or monitoring your physical reactions to the environment. As with many other aspects of our health, vigilance is the key to a healthy and nurtured aura.