In Focus Auras: Your Personal Guide (In Focus, 11)
by Joylina Goodings
This accessible and beautifully designed guide to auras includes a frameable poster that outlines the unique characteristics of each aura layer.
Auras are layers of energy within our bodies that interact with each other to express our emotional, mental, psychical, and spiritual health. After a thorough introduction of how to read each aura and its unique healing properties, In Focus Auras gives exercises on how to harness the power of each field and direct these powerful energies to:
- Heal blocked chakras
- Extend your auras for others to feel it
- Feel and interpret the auras of other people
- Use auras to develop your senses and feelings
- Balance auras to affect your physical health
THE HISTORY OF AURA AWARENESS
References to the aura can be traced back not only to the glowing halos of spiritual energy used by artists portraying Jesus and the saints, but also to even earlier religious traditions. Energy as the basis of life was a major part of ancient Egyptian religion and art, and similar beliefs were held by ancient Greeks as well as people throughout the Asian continent.
AURAS AND THEIR LAYERS
Our auras reflect our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing, and understanding this connection can help us respond to life with awareness rather than just reacting to situations. We now know science is beginning to prove what esoteric teachers around the world have said throughout the ages. The first step to creating this awareness is understanding the body’s threefold energy system that consists of our aura, our chakras, and our meridian system. Physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, and past-life traumas are stored in the different layers of the aura and the chakras, and by healing and clearing them, you can help yourself move forward in your life. In this chapter we will explore the aura; then later we will find out about the meridian system and the chakras and how they all fit together.
AURAS RELATING TO CHAKRAS
The seven layers of the aura interact with all our chakras, of which it is said that there are more than 189 in the physical body and more than 72,000 in the seven layers of the aura, but we will only be focusing on the seven major chakras in this book. The word chakra in Sanskrit means “wheel.” Chakras are spinning energy vortices, which are funnel shaped with the wider, spinning end interacting with the auric field, while the stem is embedded in the spine. The vortices flow from the middle of the body, out through the front and back.
AURAS AND OUR SENSES
Living beings automatically sense the auras of others, and animals are particularly sensitive to auras. Dogs just seem to know when something is right or wrong. We also sometimes “just know,” but unlike dogs we don’t necessarily trust our inner knowing. We often take instant likes and dislikes to people or places, but we don’t know why. We often feel that someone is not well or unhappy, even though they are not showing any signs of illness or depression. Obviously, some people are more sensitive to these states than others, but most of us are sensitive to feelings and needs to some degree. So how and why do we sense these things?
AURAS AND HEALTH
Moods, emotions, and health may affect the aura in different ways. Our aura reflects everything about us at one moment in time. It reflects our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. It reflects everything we have ever learned and whether we are living in line with our soul’s purpose. If we are happy and healthy, we have a happy- and healthy-looking aura. It will be bright and shining, and we will feel energized. If we are tired and lethargic, then our aura will reflect this by being anything from not very bright to positively dull. It may have dark or smudgy patches within it or even a tear.
USEFUL TOOLS FOR AURA THERAPY
There are several tools you can use to observe and affect auras. For example, when we enter someone else’s auric field their aura and ours will blend, and this can be seen when filmed with aura cameras. An aura spray infused with essential oils can help cleanse or energize the vibration of the aura, as can colors, crystals, and sound. The tool brings its own vibration together with the vibration of the healer who is using it, and so the healer can bring about change in the aura of the person they are working with.
HEALING EACH LAYER OF THE AURA
If you or one of your loved ones becomes sick or depressed, here are some ideas to lift your or their spirits. A useful form of treatment is reiki, because that works directly on the aura, and it reaches down through all seven auric layers. Other forms of energy healing might also be useful. Another good treatment is aromatherapy, because it deals directly with the surface of the body as well as the aura. The use of certain essential oils can help to mend anything that is out of alignment in the auric field.
HEALING THE AURA AS A WHOLE
As you’ve learned, the body’s energy systems work together, so imbalances in our physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual bodies are reflected throughout the whole system, including all seven layers of the aura. This means that any healing that is carried out on any one level will affect all the levels. There are many different kinds of therapies out there that can help correct imbalances and therefore heal the aura as a whole.