The aura or atmosphere around our body is like the skin of our invisible bodies. Our auric field is constantly interacting with our environment. We sense and receive information from others and we in turn influence our world through the aura. It is an extremely important instrument and by sensing it in the people we meet, we get to know the real person beyond the persona and masks they wear.
The aura is the ‘Robe of many colours’. Constantly moving and changing as the environment influences us, or as we allow our surroundings to impose on us. The auric space is of crucial importance to our health and happiness. If we want to receive the best from our world and if we want to influence it for the better, then the aura is the instrument to use to go about it. We are already using the aura daily, whether we realise it or not. Subconsciously or consciously, through the aura we are broadcasting who we are, our beliefs, our innermost thoughts. Those around us, even animals and other sentient beings are picking up our programmes.
So it is crucial to become more aware of our own auric space. Ideally. it should be egg shaped. Smaller at the top and reaching all the way beyond the feet. Are we like Humpty Dumpty? His head was far bigger than his body so he kept falling down! He was top heavy. Then you get others who are so focused on moving, doing things, being active that they lack any insight or introspection. They miss vital messages from their spiritual helpers. How about your left side and your right side? You might find that you favour one side over the other. You might feel that the energy seems stronger on the right side of the body than the left.
To encourage balance and harmony, both sides need to be fairly equal. What about the energy in front of your body compared to the energy behind? Are you domineering, constantly moving forward on a quest to get things done? Extrovert and not frightened to speak your mind? Or are you a reticent and retiring type that holds back? If you are, then you would sense that there is more energy behind you than in front.
The larger the aura, the more influence we have on the world. Spiritual adepts are able to protect and nourish an area by expanding their aura and energetically nurturing and protecting all sentient being there. It was said that Buddha’s aura covered miles! However, megalomaniacs can also have large auras. They are able to sway individuals and crowds with their oratorical skills. However the currency they use is emotion and mesmerism. They almost push people to hypnotically behave in a negative way.
Quality Speaks Volumes
There is however, no point in having a large aura if it is too thin or if we then become oversensitive and so empathetic that we find it difficult to manage in life. Making sure to create a still, peaceful welcoming space around us is a surefire way to attract the blessings, not only of invisible beings but also that of the people around us.
Exercise in Aura maintenance
There is a way to work on our atmosphere that will help us on our journey in life.
This is a short imaginative exercise that you can do, that may become so pleasant that you increase the amount of time you spend doing it. Once you get into the swing of it, you will notice the benefits and won’t want to miss doing it on a daily basis. In the beginning, just ten minutes is fine.
Sit down comfortably. Breathe OUT well. This automatically relaxes the heart and you will find it easier to quieten the mind.
Now, become aware of your body. Notice if you have any tension..just look at the area that is tense, look at it with kindness, you may find that after a while, just the fact that you are watching will suffice to release tension. Feel yourself literally letting go. Now begin to sense around the body. Just a few inches around the bottom of your feet, then above the head, the left, past your arm, and then past the right arm ….now Breathe in, imaging light going from below the feet, up the back of the body, over the head and down in front of the body below the feet. A circle of light below your feet, up the back of your body, over your head and then the circle traces in front of your body back under your feet. Sense this energy as benevolent and kind. Sense the texture… and if it had a smell what would it be? Think of roses or other flowers….. Do this seven times, breathing up the back of the body, over the head then the front of the body and reaching under the feet; each time going further away from the body in your imagination.
Then the sides of the body. Again, sense, imagine energy just below the feet and then the presence or energy, travelling up the right side, above the head and then over the left side and below the feet. Do this seven times, going a little further away from the body each time.
With practice you begin to sense your auric egg. This is your Personal aura. In time you may feel inclined to expand further and further and dissolve into the Universal aura. This indicates that you have grown as a person and are becoming more universal.
Imagination is Power
Many of us underestimate the power of the imagination. It was imagination that led to many scientific discoveries, to creative insights, to physical changes…you could say that what whatever we imagine consistently, eventually takes form in the physical. When we imagine a beautiful atmosphere an attractive atmosphere around us, it soon becomes tangible. People sense it. It draws others to us. We become magnetic. It has a practical and palpable impact on our world. And that is how imagination becomes reality.