WHAT IS THE AURA?
The aura is the electromagnetic field that surrounds the human body (Human Energy Field-HEF) and every organism and object in the Universe.
The Human Energy Field as a collection of electro – magnetic energies of varying densities that permeate through and emit or exit from the physical body of a living person. These particles of energy are suspended around the healthy human body in an oval shaped field. This “auric egg” emits out from the body approximately 2-3 feet (1 metre on average) on all sides. It extends above the head and below the feet into the ground.
The Human Aura is made up of seven main Human aura’s which extend up to four feet from the Human body. These aura’s all occupy the same space at the same time, each Human aura extending out further than the previous aura. All Human aura’s are interconnected and reliant on the others for normal function.
The seven main Human aura’s of the aura are:
1) ETHERIC AURA : Physical auric body – Physical sensations. Simple physical comfort, pleasure, health.
2) EMOTIONAL AURA : The etheric auric body – Emotions with respect to self. Self-acceptance and self love.
3) MENTAL AURA : Vital Auric body – Rational mind. To understand the situation in a clear, linear, rational way.
4) ASTRAL AURA : Astral (emotional) body – Relations with others. Loving interaction with friends and family.
5) ETHERIC TEMPLATE AURA : Lower mental auric body – Divine will within. To align with the divine will within, to make commitment to speak and follow the truth.
6) CELESTIAL AURA : Higher mental auric body – Divine love, and spiritual ecstasy.
7) KETHERIC TEMPLATE AURA: Spiritual (intuitive) body – Divine mind, serenity. To be connected to divine mind and to understand the greater universal pattern.
The astral Human aura extends about eight to twelve inches from the physical body and appears as brightly coloured rainbow clouds. The astral Human aura is the bridge between the physical world and the spiritual world.
The celestial Human aura extends about twenty four inches from the Human physical body and appears as a brighter shimmering light of pastel colours. This is the level of feelings within the world of our spirit. Here we communicate with all the beings of the spiritual world.
The emotional Human aura extends about two to four inches from the physical body and appears as rainbow coloured clouds. This Human aura is associated with feelings. Positive feelings generally create bright colours, where as negative feelings generally create dark colours. Problems in this aura will eventually lead to problems in the first and third aura’s.
The etheric Human aura extends about two inches out from the physical body and is usually a shade of blue in colour. The shade of the blue relates to the physical condition and health of the Human physical body. Athletes have strong etheric aura’s of a deeper blue in shade. In the etheric Human aura you feel all the sensations, both pain and pleasure. Whenever their is pain the flow of energy in that area of the etheric is erratic.
Draw a circle on your left hand using your right fingertip. Don`t let your finger touch your hand, keep it at a distance of about a half inch. Move slowly. You will feel the power of your aura.
Everybody has the ability to see the Human aura. For beginners a low light is the best way to start. Turn out the lights and lay on the bed. Leave the window curtains open and let the natural light flow in. As you are laying on the bed hold your hands out at full distance in front of you. Don`t stare hard but rather just gaze at your hands. Moving your hands slowly, bring your fingertips together until they are almost touching. You will notice a cloudy blue haze appear around your finger. This is the etheric Human aura.
The ketheric template aura extends about thirty six to forty eight inches from the Human physical body and appears as an extremely bright golden light that is rapidly pulsating. This aura takes on the form of a golden egg that surrounds and protects everything within it.
The mental Human aura extends about four to eight inches from the physical body and is usually a bright shade of yellow in colour. Within this Human aura are our thoughts and mental processes. The more active our thinking processes the brighter our mental Human aura becomes. Within this Human aura can be found thought forms.
The etheric template Human aura extends about twelve to twenty four inches from the Human physical body and appears as a blue print form. There is an empty groove in the etheric Human aura aura into which the etheric Human aura fits. The etheric template aura holds the etheric Human aura in place. It is the template for the etheric dimension.
Cleansing Your Aura
Our auras are like magnets picking up vibrational energies that are floating around everywhere we go. It is important to cleanse our auras freeing them of foreign vibrations and negative energies. Here are a few simple ways to do it.
- Using your fingers as a comb, comb through the space surrounding your body from head to toe. Clean your hands with running water before and after doing this.
- Stand under a waterfall or shower.
- Walking in the rainfall.
- Run freely and playfully in the wind.
- Using a single feather or feather whisk make sweeping motions through the space surrounding your body.
- Smudge the area surrounding your body with the smoke from sage, lavender, and/or sweetgrass.
- Immerse and soak your body in an Epsom salt bath.
Tips: Turkey or owl feathers are especially good feathers to use for sweeping the aura. Take care to do some deep breathing exercises while cleansing your aura to aid in flushing your inner body.
Herbal Aura Cleansing
Adapted from Snow Melting in a Silver Bowl, by Nancy Brady Cunningham and Denise Geddes (Weiser Books, 2004).
Our aura is the energetic halo surrounding our bodies. This sweet-smelling active meditation uses the power of our senses to quiet the mind and help to purify our aura. If you have been feeling stressed or anxious, sad or angry, this simple technique will help you to feel cleansed and refreshed. Here are the simple directions to cleanse your aura using fresh herbs:
1. Buy or make a bundle of fresh herbs (basil, lavender, rosemary, thyme, mint–just about anything will work) by tying a bunch together with string.
2. First spend a few moments simply inhaling the fragrance of your herbs.
3. Now sweep your bundle from head to toe and around the back of your body. Hold the herb bundle an inch or two out from your body so that you are moving it over the aura that surrounds your physical self.
4. When you have finished, place the herbs in a glass of water where their scent will remind you of this simple but powerful meditation.
Aura Cleansing Meditation
Meditate and visualize your aura, all the good and bad energies like a living blanket of energy. Then visualize a small white ball radiating from your breastbone, inside the aura.
While taking deepand rhythmic breaths, make the ball expand. As it expands and comes into contact with your aura, you will feel a mild tingling sensation. This is the pure energy acting to “burn off” the negativity and negative emotions attached to your aura.
Continue to expand the ball until it completely encompassesyou.You may hear a ringing in your ears, or a sizzling/static-like noise. That’s ok.
Hold this image in your mind until you feel certain the negative energy has been diffused.
Take a deep breath and hold it while you visualize that white light becoming like fog, dissipating around you, falling harmlessly away.
What remains should be your normal, at-rest aura.
You may want to do this several times the first week, then maybe once a month (or more during periods of stress) thereafter.
See a Friends Aura
Find a willing friend and ask them to sit, or stand in front of a white background. Set up soft lighting. Both of you need to be relaxed for this exercise, so try to make your breathing deeper and deeper.
Stare at the third eye or forehead. Allow your physical eyes to lose focus, instead relax into your intuition until you begin to “see”. At first there may be only a dim haze, but stay in that relaxed state and it should brighten and you may pick out some colours.
Using your left hand, reach out to where the energy layer extends to. You should feel the energy against your hand, almost pushing on you.
Practice this until it becomes more natural. Eventually the aura should appear more quickly and the colours will become more noticeable.
Improving Your Aura
With the knowledge of the affect that we have on others through our mental and emotional astral atmosphere, we gain a wonderful siddhi: the ability to develop and improve our own aura and thus our dailymental and emotional state, and at the same time the power to improve the aura and mood of those around us.
Your sadhana now is to take pains to develop your aura in the direction of more desirable colors and to gradually eliminate undesirable ones.
Now we shall begin to understand how to perform this new sadhana. It works in two ways:
1) by visualizing one or more bright, positive colors flooding your aura, immediately your awareness leaves the undesirable area of the mind (such as depression, anger or jealousy), and you experience more positive feelings;
2) by consciously moving your awareness into more positive areas through the repetition of positive affirmations or mantras, while at the same time working to bring through the corresponding feelings, such as joy, happiness or contentment.
In this way the aura is infused with bright, positive colors. Consciously working to improve one’s own aura becomes doubly important when we remember that its colors, being magnetic, react back on our mind and emotions, thus intensifying and neutralizing the original mental states which called them forth.
We have all found this to be true through the lesson that any negative mood or mental state seems to hold one in its clutches of its own accord, and it takes willpower to pull oneself into a more positive frame of mind. But, as you may have found in your previous experience with sadhana, consistent effort does yield results. You can steady and strengthen your mental and emotional faculty just as you can strengthen your physical muscles and steady your nerves through exercise and practice.
By consistently visualizing desirablecolorsin your aura, especially during moments of trial and emotional turmoil, you can become quite facile and skillful in controlling your individual awareness.
Brightening up your aura in this way neutralizes the remnants of negative emotion and charges the aura with actinic energy. Automatically, feelings of depression and despair give way to courage and confidence. Feelings of jealousy and resentment give way to confidence and compassion.
As you continue with this sadhana, you will see how well it can work for you. This practice will also help you to further build and mold your character in accordance with the yamas and niyamas by keeping your awareness out of the darker or more dense states of the mind. You will soon develop a strong and more attractive personality which will naturally uplift others.
You have discovered the five states of mind: conscious, subconscious, sub of the subconscious, subsuperconscious and superconscious. You also understand the three phases of the mind: instinctive, intellectual and superconscious. Now we are learning about our individual awareness, what it is and how it travels through the vast universe of the mind just as a traveler moves from place to place on the Earth.
In each place that the traveler visits, he is affected by the vibrations around him. He absorbs the thoughts of others and their moods. He is influenced by the events he participates in. Similarly, when your individual awareness travels through the mind, it is influenced or colored by the vibrations within each area of the mind it becomes aware in. This influences your nerve system and lays the foundation for your thoughts and feelings, thus giving rise to the colors in your aura. These colors are ever changing because your own awareness is constantly moving through the vast universe of mind substance.
Exercise to Reinforce your Aura
You will need a dagger or your finger will do. Yu will also need to be able to visualize you will be vibrating sacred names of God, and calling upon the archangels to surround you.
relax and when youare ready proceed.hold the dagger in your right hand.
1) Touch your forehead and bibrate the name (ah-tah)
2) Touch the dagger to your chest and vibrate the name (mahl-koot)
3) Touch your right shoulder and vibrate the name (vih-g’boo-rah)
4) Touch your left shoulder and vibrate the name (vih_g’doo_lah)
5) Fold your hands at chest and point them forward with the dagger pointing the same direction. Vibrate (leh-oh-lahm)
6) Keep hands folded and point them up with dagger pointing the same direction. Vibrate the word (amen)
7) Stay facing the East and trace a pentagram as big as you can in the direction.Start at the bottom left hand corner Imagine that as you trace this pentagram itis done in blue flame. So you now have a flaming blue pentagram. Thrust at the middle of the plentagram with the dagger and vibrate the name (yud-heh-vahv-heh)
8) From that point trace a single line in white fire to the South.Nowagain trace the pentagram. Thrust at the middle and vibrate the name (ah-doh-nye)
9) Repete the white line to the West. again draw and thrust vibrate the name (eh-hehee-yeh)
10) Repete once more vibrate the name (ah_glah) mow trace a line back th the East to finish off the circle. You should now have 4 blue flaming pentagrams and a circle of white fire surrounding you***
11) Stretch your arms out to the sides and say…Before me (ra-fay-el) behind me (gab-ray-el) at my right ( mih-chai-el) at my left (ar-ree-el around me flames the pentagram within me shines the six ray star.Visualize these archangels standing a good 9 feet tall surrounding you. Belive me they are there. Imagine seeing this six rayed star shining in the middle of your chest. This star is the Hexagram the same shape as the Star of David.
12) Now repeat steps 1-6 and you are done.
Now you are protected by the power of the Goddess.All spirits that may have been around your are now banished. This is good to do if you conjur up some type od spirit or use a ouija board. do this ritual every day and you will build up your Aura.