The Colors of Life
- The Colors Of Life
- Aura: au|ra -
- A particular atmosphere or quality that seems to surround
a person or thing.
From Webster's New World Dictionary (3rd College Edition)
- Matter is energy, Energy is Light, We are all
- What is an Aura
- All living things (people, plants, animals, etc.) are made
up of a complex combination of atoms, molecules and energy cells.
As these ingredients coexist, they generate a large magnetic
energy field that can be sensed, felt and even seen around the
physical body. This energy field has many characteristics, sound,
color and shape. These characteristics are what we know as the
'aura'. Think of it this way, the energy field is the source.
The characteristics of that source are the aura. We sense and
feel the energy field, but we can see or hear that field through
it's aura (or characteristics).
- Auras are commonly associated with people. Sometimes we even
use them to describe people, "He has an aura about him."
or "Her aura just has a glow about it". But in fact
all living things generate this field of energy. When associated
to a person, the aura can provide insight into the spiritual,
emotional and physical aspects of the individual. The same can
be said for animals and plants, as they too have emotions and
a physical well-being. But let's first focus on the human aspects.
- The knowledge and acceptance of auras has existed in various
religions around the world for thousands of years. From Buddhist
priest to Native American Shamans, many civilizations have practiced
translating and incorporating the use and interpretations of
these energy fields into their culture. Today there is a resurgence
of these ancient beliefs. Due in part to the increased interest
in 'New Age' or Metaphysical studies. But perhaps some influence
has come from individuals turning toward more natural ways of
living. Many people are looking for new and less intrusive ways
to care for the health of their mind and body. People dissatisfied
with the high cost of health care and over dependence on chemical
drugs in traditional medicines, are also turning to various "Alternative"
- Since the early 1980s there has emerged a variety of
alternative health practices. Some are just new ways of thinking
about traditional approaches, others go back to the country doctor
and prescriptions from the old wives tales. But many go even
farther, such as hands on holistic healing, aroma therapy, color
therapy, and massage therapy. But one thing many of these new
practioners have in common is an increased awareness of self
and an understanding of how the mind/body/spirit connection determines
good or bad health. For this and other reasons, many healers
turn toward aura reading as a means of adding to their diagnosis
of the whole person.
- The Auras
- Traditional sciences could not prove and therefore would
not acknowledge that such energy fields existed. Thus the value
of aura interpretation as a tool for diagnosis was often discounted.
Over time the mere idea became preposterous and those who believed
they could see an aura around a living object were often thought
of as mentally ill or just a little weird.
- Then in 1939, two Russians, Semyon and Valentina
Kirlian accidentally discovered a camera that could capture the
aura on film. In the late 1940s, the Russians began serious
research into the auric field and how it pertains to the physical
body. But it wasn't until the 1970s, that Kirlian photography
began in the United States.
- Kirlian photography uses a high voltage camera which provides
a method for converting the non- electrical properties of an
object into electrical properties. These converted electrical
fields are then captured on film by means of high-voltage spark
discharges. Kirlian photography became the first real scientific
method of capturing the glow or energy field surrounding a living
- In it's infant stages, this method of measuring the aura
could only capture a small portion of the energy field. Although,
proving the aura existed, was in itself a big step in the right
direction. But the medical sciences were not ready to use this
'newly' discovered energy as a tool or insight into their patients'
health. And the search and study of auras continued.
- Until recently, scientists were only interested in proving
or disproving the existence of such fields. Even when Kirlian
photography proved the aura does exist, many of today's scientists
scoffed at the results. But for some open minded researchers
the development of better photographic sensors to capture the
depth and/or color(s) within the field became a high priority.
Now work is being done by mainstream science to examine auras
and to use their signatures to understand people, plants and
- The Benefits of
Knowing Your Aura.
- So how can the average person use this information to benefit
their own lives? Well, first you don't need a fancy camera to
see an aura. You don't need to study for years as a Buddhist
priest or Native American Shaman. Auras can be seen by anyone
who spends the time and effort to develop, practice, study, and
understand this forgotten sense.
- You can use a 'reading' on yourself to benefit your everyday
life and health. You can generally discover an injury or illness
before it manifests in the physical body. You can then use preventive
solutions upon yourself or make an appointment with your doctor
to advert the condition.
- Aura interpretation can also be used to improve your interaction
with others. By determining the current emotional state of someone,
you may prevent a negative or stressful encounter. Finally, if
you desire, you can learn to provide this service to others.
Helping family and friends live in greater peace and harmony
with themselves,with those they encounter and with nature as
- The Anatomy of
- To make accurate interpretations, you must first understand
the inner workings of what an aura is. Simply put, an aura is
made up of 3 sections of energy. Each section serves a specific
purpose and relates to a particular component of a persons life.
These sections of the aura are divided further into energy layers
which appear in color. Within the context of the section, each
layer of color displays a characteristic of the subject.
- The size of an aura can vary depending on the subject, a
human will have a larger auric field than the average house plant.
A complete aura for a human can be between 6 to 25 feet or more
all around the body.
- The inner-most aura extends only a few inches from the subject.
This first section is usually a thin white light that outlines
the entire body. Because this section is closest to the body,
some people believe the compact intensity of energy generates
the white color of this layer. Still others believe this is the
bodies protective shield, sort of a natural force field. Like
any force field it can be drained or weakened in one area, or
over charged in another, thereby creating slight color or shape
distortions in the aura.
- The mid-section generally begins 3-4 inches from the physical
body and can extend outward several feet. These layers of color
reflect recent emotions, personal characteristics or traits,
as well as, the current well being or health of the subject.
- The inner section of the aura is generally the easiest to
perceive. The mid-section of the aura is a little harder to see
within a short amount of time. The energy can be seen, however
the perception of colors may take a little longer.
- You can use these 2 inner sections of the aura in your every
day life. Perceiving and interpreting the colors of these sections
can help you deal with people at any given moment, increasing
your ability to get along with others. Or by allowing you to
avoid a negative or stressful situation that maybe out of your
- If you see someone with a red lightening bolt dashing from
their body, you can be fairly sure they're angry or anxious about
someone or something. Perhaps now is not a good time to confront
them with an issue. You can examine their aura later in the day
and determine if they have calmed down from the earlier encounter.
- Moving farther out, the third section reflects the more long
lasting emotional and mental nature of the subject. The events
of past lives and early memories from this lifetime are generally
stored in this area. This outer section can be distinguished
from the others by the lack of intensity in the color of each
layer. They appear as more translucent colors and therefore are
more difficult to see. Because this last section generally contains
the 'hidden' history of a person, it should not be read or interpreted
without permission of the individual. Just as you wouldn't prod
someone into telling you secrets of their life or to discuss
painful memories, the same courtesy should be extended to this
outer fringe of their aura.
- The inner and mid-sections of the aura provide generalities
that most people would not considered as too personal. But if
you feel uncomfortable with treading on someone's 'space', by
all means ask their permission. They may find your interest exciting
and ask you to explain this second sight further.
- As you become proficient in your ability, these types of
interpretations can be applied to your interaction with animals,
plants or any situation that may arise. As long as you keep a
positive intent to your 'readings', the right interpretations
of these energy fields can increase your quality of life and
help your interaction with others.
- In addition to the inner workings of the aura around living
beings, some people believe objects (non- living objects) also
have an aura. There is some debate concerning the cause or origin
of these energy fields. Some practitioners believe the molecular
structure of these objects have an energy of their own and therefore
the object, such as a table, has a real aura. Others believe,
the object is simply being surrounded by an energy residue from
a person, animal or plant that has recently come in contact with
it, such as a dog sitting in a chair. Still others believe the
only non-living objects that may have an aura are electrical
appliances, such as a lamp or computer. What a practitioner sees
in those cases is the energy field of electricity that travels
through the appliance and not the appliance itself.
- Click here and try some of our Aura
Reading Exercises. As with anything, practice, patience with
yourself and determination will all make your new sense of seeing
the aura become a reality. Just don't lose faith in yourself.
You can do this! Every one can.
- If you'd like to learn more about your energy field, click
here to learn How To Read An Aura.
- If you'd like to learn more about what the colors of an aura
mean, click here to see a few of the Color
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