The Phenomenon of “Aura”
Auras. Our very own standpoint is so limited and often we could hardly understand what is beyond our sensual perception. We usually call some happenings which we could not understand as “paranormal” and we are often baffled by some events we could not explain. Moreover, what we think we know pales in comparison to the totality of knowledge in the universe. Thus, we sometimes call “miracles” those things which go beyond the normal flows of events. Yet, if it happens in the natural realm, it must be part of nature, and as such, it can be understood with extra effort on our part.
Let us consider, for example, the phenomenon of “Aura” which is often seen surrounding great and holy men. Buddha, Jesus, and other great men were often depicted with encompassing auras around their body showing that they had reached a certain degree of wholeness of personality. Their auras exude from within and are not gained by toiling for the highest accolades of Summa cum laude and Magna cum laude in modern universities. Their auras are after-effects of achieving mastery of self.
Likewise, the phenomenon of aura seems to have a certain phenomenal universality as most cultures depict their great men with haloes around their heads. Moreover, even primitive cultures manifest the phenomenon of aura, as in the cave paintings done by primitive men thousands of years ago in West Kimberleys, Australia, which depict their people in the cave wall paintings with golden haloes around their heads. This somehow signifies that however diversified the cultures of the world are, they seem to manifest a certain collective conscious experience of the aura phenomenon.
Can Auras Be Consciously Seen?
Nature has endowed us with so many gifts, some of which we are not aware or haven’t used. It is really up to us to discover how to use and manifest these gifts in our lives. Great people of the past often reminded us that “we have eyes, but could not see.” This is quite true considering the fact that we only see the yellow color of sunlight, but fail to see the different colors of the light spectrum. However, we are potentially capable of seeing the auras of other people, though we haven’t learned yet the magic of how to harness this capability. In this aspect, the ancient holy men are right when they exclaim that “you have eyes, but do not see.”
Innocent children see the aura of a person. They readily feel at ease with persons of good auras, and readily shrink away from people with negative vibes. This may be due to the fact that their eyes are not yet blurred and sullied by material attachments and apprehensions. It is basically part of our nature to feel and see the auras of other people. We just need to develop the skill, and this entails constant practice and a bit of sacrifice on our part.
Auras as Energy Vibrations
We all know that everything in the universe is made up of energy. We learned early in our school that the tiniest particle of matter is an atom, and that the atom is made up of energy particles such as neutron, protons, electrons and many more. Electrons are moving at tremendous speed giving the atom its stability. Thus, though we see ourselves as solid materials, we are really constantly in flux; our electrons are moving in tremendous speed. The ancient Greek mystic, Heraclitus, rightly said that “Everything is in flux, and change is the only constant thing.” Einstein, with a single stroke of his pen, explained that everything is energy using E=mc2. These guys are basically telling us that everything is vibration of energy. Our thoughts, emotions, our love and desires all are vibrations of energies which move in various directions. Since every object vibrates in the universe, we could say that everything has an aura. Aura, thus, is defined as the energy vibrations of anything, whether it be an object, a human being, or an animal. Additionally, an aura is basically the energy vibration which surrounds a being. Here, let me make a distinction between the auras of animate beings and inanimate beings. “Animate beings, such as human beings and animals have constantly changing aura. Inanimate beings such as stones and crystals have more fixed auras.”
The Electromagnetic Spectrum and the Aura
The low frequency infrared is usually associated with the low levels of body functions such as body heat, body metabolism, and circulation.
The high frequency radiations such as UVR are associated with our higher organismic functions such as our thinking and emotions. The higher frequency radiations are very interesting, but most of its effects are less explored, though UV of the electromagnetic spectrum is within the visible range of our vision.
Is there a Need to See the Auras?
Since auras are energy vibrations of a person, discerning the aura of a person will be very much useful in our everyday life. The intensity of colors and the variations in the hues of auras often indicate more about a human person.
- Through the observation of the color of an aura, one can actually see the state of consciousness of a person.
- It is easy to understand the nature of a person by looking at his/her aura.
- Auras signify the emotional states and spiritual level of a person.
- Usually, a bright and shiny aura indicates a good state of consciousness and a high level of spiritual maturity. However, a dark gloomy aura indicates a negative state of consciousness and lesser personal integrity. Learning to figure out the aura of a person will lead us to a greater understanding of a person; likewise, we can know at what state the person is by just looking at the aura.
- Moreover, we will know whether a person is of good nature or of bad nature by just figuring out the aura of that person.
- In most cases, our ability to discern the aura of a person can save us from a lot of troubles and harm. Many a people have been saved by their uncanny ability to read the auras of other people. Thus, learning to discern auras can be of valuable and indispensable ability in our daily life.
Using Auras to Diagnose Sickness
The human body exudes an aural energy which is highly discernible by those who have harnessed their natural skill of reading auras. Likewise, every part of the body has specific energy vibration which can be indicative of the status of that part of the body. Thus, for a person who is initiated into aural reading, he/she could discern by just looking at the energy vibration of a body part if that body part is healthy or afflicted with malady.
Energy healers sometimes can detect the onset of a disease even before the appearance of a symptom. Moreover, they could see the source of sickness by just studying the aura of a person which usually leads to a timely healing of the disease. Similarly, various energy healing modalities employ aura reading in their healing sessions to figure out the source of sickness. Using aura reading to unravel the state of consciousness of a person, energy healers could find the source of the disease by rooting out the conscious source of the disease, and thus effect healing.
Weak Auras of Most Human Beings
Most humans have very weak auras owing to the fact that most of us are so engrossed in material things. The rule is: “The more you are detached from the material things of this world, the more vibrant and brighter your aura will be.”
In the Hindu belief of the world, the material world is considered as “Maya” or illusion and people who are fully engrossed with “Maya” are often deluded into believing that “Maya” is real. They cling to “Maya” thinking that it is forever, and thus their auras are darkened. Unshackle yourself from the illusion of “Maya” and you will feel lighter, and your aura will be freer and livelier.
Auras are indications of the integrity of our personality. The more integral and holistic our personality, the stronger our auras will be. The color of our auras is directly proportional to our personal integrity and spiritual growth. The more negative habits we imbibe (which vitiates our personality), the more impaired and broken our personality will be. With broken personality, our auras will be grayed, darkened, and gloomy. Contrariwise, the more good habits we acquire, the brighter and more optimistic our auras will be.
Aristotle was right when he said, “We are what we repeatedly do.” Our habits are those actions which we repeatedly do, and our personality is just the combination of all the habits we have imbibed in our growing up process. Thus, sometimes you will see a very dark and gloomy aura of a person who got plenty of vices. Yet, on the other hand, you will also notice the brighter and lighter aura of persons who have lived unselfish lives such as those of Mother Theresa and Mahatma Gandhi.
Children and Aura
It is believed that children below five have unblemished eyes, and can readily see the aura of a person. Moreover, the eyes of infants are keener in deciphering the aura of other people because of the natural innocence of their eyes; they could readily perceive if the person is good or bad. Likewise, we are always drawn towards children not only because they are cute, but because of their pure auras. The wonderful feeling which they bring to us when we cuddle them is due to the kind of bright and positive aura they exude.
I knew a toddler who always exclaimed that he saw light around other persons. But everybody just dismissed the boy’s story as a mere figment of his imagination. I think what the boy saw were energy vibrations which befit our definition of auras. Other children would often say that they see a rainbow around the heads of other people, but usually these kinds of childish claims are casually dismissed by ‘grown ups’. Yet, these phenomena are factually true, if we only know how to harness our natural capacity to see the auras of other people. We lost the gift as we grew older and got engrossed in the intricacies and hullabaloos of life.
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