Since ancient times we have seen pictures and paintings of different spiritual leaders across various traditions but one thing that is common among all of them is the halo that surrounds their head which is known as the Aura- energy field. It not only surrounds just the head but also extends all around your body. This aura represents your physical, mental, emotional as well as spiritual energies. The aura is often seen a mix of fine coloured frequencies where each colour define its own individual nature and characteristics. The vibration of this aura is very fine and subtle so we need very fine instruments to detect it or perhaps we can use our inborn intuitive mechanism and our latent psychic potential to train ourselves not only to see the aura but also to interpret the different colours and shapes in the aura which can reveal us a lot of unsaid information.
In scientific research we have found that the aura is electromagnetic field of energy that extends all around our body for about 4-5feet (in a average healthy body) and appears to be depleted in cases of unhealthy person.
The aura of a person is directly connected to the level of health of the person. A person is considered to be Healthy in terms of Physical vitality, mental clarity, emotional well being as well as highly positive spiritual energies. So a person who is healthy at all these levels has a bigger and brighter aura and vice versa in the case of an unhealthy person.
Scientists and researchers today all around the globe have confirmed that the matter which appears to be solid in reality is NOT TRUE. This solid looking matter is actually made up of pure energy which is vibrating at a specific frequency which gives matter properties like shape, size, texture etc. These solid looking objects like a pen, book and even the molecules, atoms and cells in our bodies for that matter are actually made up of vibratory energy particles called electron, protons , neutrons and further more tiny particles. So when these particles vibrate in their nucleus, a small electrical impulse is generated in our body and according to the famous law of physics “When there is a electrical field around a body, a magnetic field gets developed automatically”. So the tiny electrical impulses in our body results into the formation of a magnetic field around our body which is actually know as the AURA- electromagnetic field of the body. Since everything in this universe is made up of the same constituent particles electron, protons, neutrons etc that means EVERYTHING HAS AN AURA. And if we keep on expanding these so called elementary particles we reach a point where we find nothing but pure energy vibrating at the very essence of these solid looking objects. Everything in this physical universe is nothing but energy which connects to everything in the universe.
If we study our ancient Indian texts especially the yoga sutras we will come to know the subtle anatomy of our human chakra system which is actually a very important aspect of our Aura. Spiritually we can say that aura is our very own soul nature, it reflects our innermost desires and feelings, emotions etc.
Aura is the layer of energy which interconnects all other subtle bodies and also acts like a shield covering and protecting our more refined subtle bodies like the mental, emotional, and spiritual and astral bodies. Like for our physical body to survive and maintain its health, oxygen plays a vital role for our existence similarly the Pranic forces which are commonly called Prana is the subtle energy that is required by our more refined bodies to function and maintain a good health. So if we want our bodies to absorb oxygen properly from the environment we should keep our lungs healthy thereby keeping our physical body healthy, similarly if we want our subtle bodies to function properly and to absorb the pranic energies properly we need to keep our aura healthy. Like for our physical bodies we do regular exercises to keep it healthy and working, we should also practice some form of energy exercise which regulates the proper flow of pranic energies in our subtle bodies.
The Different levels of Aura in the Human energy system
As described above we have different layers in our aura which all constitute to what we know as “Our Subtle bodies”, namely they are called physical body, emotional body, mental body, spiritual body and the last is our Astral body. So all in all our aura is made up of 5 basic layers out of which the physical body we are able to see with our naked eyes because it vibrates at a relatively lower and denser vibrational rate and the rest of the four bodies vibrate at a higher frequency. To sense the rest of the four bodies we can make use of the sensitive electronic equipments like Kirlian cameras or subtle vibrational tools like pendulum dowsing etc or perhaps just train our body and mind to sense, feel, scan & also SEE them. Ancient people knew the fact that our mind is more powerful than anything else in the universe, and soNow Lets look at each of these bodies and all the information they contain which makes up our aura:
PHYSICAL BODY: As we all know, this body contains all the physical organs and nerve systems, cells, molecules, atoms and so on which are like the building blocks for our physical existence. These organs carry out the necessary function of our bodies like purifying the blood and supplying it to the various parts of the body, respiration, digestion etc. For the survival and proper functioning of this body we need good supply of oxygen as well. Due to the electrical activity of this level, usually the First layer of our aura is formed and it appears as a thin milky vibrational energy emanating from our body.
EMOTIONAL BODY: In this second layer of the aura which is known as the emotional body we store up our emotional responses namely of love, hatred, jealousy, envy, forgiveness, loneliness, sad etc. Whenever we encounter something in our physical reality i.e., the physical layer, the conscious mind quickly analyzes the situation on the second layer of the aura based on our memories, beliefs, and experiences and triggers a response corresponding to the situation which is accessed from our emotional layer. For example: A person shouts at you, now in your past if you had a memory of your dad shouting at you and you being the cry baby, sobbing and complaining about it rather than to change or clarify the situation. As soon as you encounter this situation your conscious mind quickly accesses the memories stored in your mental body and triggers a emotional response to that situation that is either crying & complaining or Clarifying the situation.
Although every memory and the associated emotion over time is shifted from the conscious memory to the subconscious memory, it’s the conscious mind which is analyzing the situation and triggering the emotional responses in our everyday reality.
MENTAL BODY: In this third layer of the aura which is called the mental body we store all our past experiences, memories, and belief patterns. The conscious mind usually operates on this level, continuously analyzing the situations as per our belief systems, memories, past experiences etc and then finally accepting or rejecting the situation.
Its does not changes very frequently and the different memories, experiences and beliefs are stored in form of small crystalline energy forms which can be observed psychically and we can also access them to reveal the hidden personality traits of a individual. The mental body stores everything with triggers to quickly activate the emotions (positive or negative) connected to that pattern which we are experiencing.
SPIRITUAL BODY: This is called the Fourth layer of our aura which is like a giant storehouse of information of our past, present , future deeds*. This is the layer in aura which stores all our karma, Sanchita & Vanshik. Sanchit karmas are those which you have already committed in your previous lifetimes and you are now reaping the outcomes of them. Vanshik karmas are those which you are committing in this lifetime and you will reap the outcome in this lifetime or the next depending on the lessons & aim of your life. What ever has been done cannot be undone, so we have to bear the outcomes of our Sanchita karmas but if we all can be aware of our karmas we can minimize our negative karmas that we do everyday as we live our lives. In Bhagvada Gita, its said that “Even a negative thought about someone is taken as a karma” although the degree of that karma is less than the actual action. So even if we think positive and bless others we are in a way generating more of positive karmas. And as the saying goes “Whatever you are feeling inside, you will attract outside”. By accessing this layer we can learn about the life lessons of the individual and also the degree of his positive & negative karmas.
ASTRAL BODY: This is the Fifth layer of our aura which is also known as the etheric body or sometimes the etheric double or the etheric template because its often seen as the exact blueprint of our physical body. Like we have a heart, two lungs, two kidneys in our physical body we have exactly the same number of organs in out astral body but in a subtle energy form. Since all energy work is based on top to bottom approach i.e., energy follows from a higher end to a lower end.
Even if the physical organ is removed from the physical body, its energy imprint is always there in the astral body. Most of the healing which is intended to be sent on the physical body is first received on this layer, the healing is done on the intended parts of this astral body and then the new energy imprint or the information is transferred down to each of the lower body till it reaches the physical body. For example in the case when we practice Psychic surgery, we are actually carrying out that surgery on the astral body of the person. Once the blocks are removed then the new energy information of health is conveyed down through each subsequent bodies till it reaches the physical body. And also once the root of the disease is removed from the blueprint of our physical body, the symptoms appearing in the physical body starts disappearing. There have been some miraculous cases of psychic surgery done by some spiritual masters where even the parts of the body which were dead or not present, have been revived and in some cases the physical body starts regenerating them after the correction has been made on the subtle body. A well trained psychic surgeon can literally heal chronic problems of pain, aches and much more.
So in this way energy healing sent by prayers, reiki, intention etc. is always first received on the outermost layer of the aura i.e., Astral body and then transferred to the other bodies. The most important purpose of our aura is to act like a vessel to hold all our bodies together and also to act like a shield protecting us from unhealthy vibrations. So the stronger our aura is the more protected & powerful we are.
Even the practioners of Black arts project their evil intentions and thought forms on the astral body now once its received on the astral bodies, it all depends on the strength & purity of aura. Because as soon as its received on the astral body, the negative energies starts weakening our aura but if our aura is powerful and positive enough we can remain shielded and protected from all harmful energies. That is why its advised to protect yourself via a psychic energy shield while practicing energy work because you never know when you might get contaminated through this negative energy force.