“Our physical bodies exist within a larger “body”, a human energy field or aura, which is the vehicle through which we create our experiences of reality, including health and illness. It is through this energy field that we have the power to heal ourselves. This energy body – only recently verified by scientists -
is the starting point of all illness.”
~ Barbara Ann Brennan, Hands of Light ~
About Energy Fields (Auras)
What is the Aura?
The aura is the electromagnetic field that surrounds the human body (Human Energy Field-HEF) and every organism and object in the Universe. The Human Energy Field as a collection of electromagnetic energies of varying densities that permeate through and emit or exit from the physical body of a living person. These particles of energy are suspended around the healthy human body in an oval shaped field. This “auric egg” emits out from the body approximately 2-3 feet (1 metre on average) on all sides. It extends above the head and below the feet into the ground.
What does the Aura consist of?
The aura consists of seven layers or bodies. Each one of the subtle bodies that exist around the physical body has its own unique frequency. They are interrelated and affect one another and the person’s feelings, emotions, thinking, behaviour, and health as well. Therefore a state of imbalance in one of the bodies leads to a state of imbalance in the others.
The Etheric Body ~ This layer lies close to the human body approximately half an inch wide. It is usually grey, white or blue in color. Strong or weak health is revealed in this area. It is the most easily seen auric layer or etheric field. This field can also be seen around trees, plants, animals and even inanimate objects such as furniture. A white or black background will often highlight the etheric field.
The Emotional Body ~ This layer lies beyond the etheric field and extends one to three inches beyond the body. In a good state of health it appears bright and colorful. These colors change as emotions change.
The Mental Body ~ This layer lies just beyond the emotional body. It’s colors are yellow, green or blue in a good state of health. It relates to the thoughts and attitudes of the person.
The Astral Body ~ This layer lies beyond the mental body. It shows an array of beautiful pastel colours such as pinks and blues when healthy and unblocked. It extends up to one foot from the body and indicates your capacity for conditional and unconditional love.
The Etheric Template ~ Beyond the astral field is a type of x-ray or blueprint of the physical body. When there is illness or blocks in the body, negativitiy can be observed and treated in this field. It extends one to two feet from the body and is usually observed as grey/blue in colour.
The Celestial Body ~ This layer is the sixth auric field extending two to three feet from the body. It is filled with mother of pearl colours and energies. It is the layer through which you can experience spiritual ecstasy.
The Causal Body or Ketheric Template ~ This layer is connected to the crown chakra. It is a type of photographic negative of the mental and spiritual aspects of the person. It is usually filled with golden shimmering light and is surrounded by a gold or silver halo or outer rim of protection. It extends from three feet to four feet outwards from the person.
About Energy Centers (Chakras)
What are Chakras?
The word ‘chakra’ is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘wheel’. If you could see chakras, you would be able to see each primary chakra as a spinning vortex, or wheel, of energy which spins from the front of your body through the center point of each chakra and then spinning outwards from your back.
There are seven primary chakras beginning at the base of the spine and running up the spinal column to the crown. These are the:
Kundalini or Root Chakra
Functions: Gives vitality to the physical body; life-force survival, self-preservation, instincts.
Glands/Organs: Adrenals, kidneys, spinal column, legs, bones.
Affirmation: “I trust in the power of life.”
Functions: Procreation, assimilation of food, physical force and vitality, sexuality.
Glands/Organs: Ovaries, testes, prostate gland, genitals, spleen, uterus, bladder.
Affirmation: “I give my creativity and joy in living free rein.”
Solar Plexus Chakra
Functions: The center of personal power, ambition, intellect, astral force, desire, and emotions based on intellect and touch.
Glands/Organs: Pancreas, liver, digestive tract and stomach.
Affirmation: “Through the power of my will, I can reach any goal.”
Functions: The center which vitalizes the heart, thymus, circulatory system, blood, cellular structure, and involuntary muscles.
Glands/Organs: Heart, ribs, chest cavity, lower lungs, blood, circulatory system, skin, hands, thymus.
Affirmation: “My heart is open to giving and receiving love.”
Functions: Communication center, acting to provide the energy for and the understanding of, both verbal and mental communications.
Glands/Organs: Thyroid gland, throat and jaw areas, alimentary canal, lungs, vocal cords, and the breath.
Affirmation: “I speak from the heart and let the truth be my guide.”
Third Eye Chakra
Functions: The center of psychic power, higher intuition, the energies of the spirit, magnetic forces, light, clairvoyance, and healing addictions.
Glands/Organs: Pituitary gland, cerebellum, ears, nose, sinuses, eyes, central nervous system.
Affirmation: “I am in touch with my inner light.”
Function: The center of spirituality, enlightenment, dynamic thought and energy. It is the center which vitalizes the cerebrum, the right eye, and the pineal gland.
Glands/Organs: Pineal gland and cerebrum.
Affirmation: “I open myself to the infinite power of the Universe.”
Clearing and balancing the chakras is very important to the health and well-being of our physical, mental, and emotional state. When our energy centers are blocked or not balanced we may feel fatigued, confused, depressed, and our physical bodily functions may be affected, thus allowing disease to manifest.
A blocked or overstimulated/understimulated energy center may result in ailments or weakness in its correlating part of the body. The thought processes of the mind may also be affected, allowing fear and negativity to preoccupy the individual.
About Energy Meridians
An ancient myth has it that the Chinese first learned about energy meridians when soldiers on the battlefield noticed lines of glowing energy running through their companions’ severed limbs and bodies. In reality, meridians are invisible, theoretical lines which correspond to the flow of energy or chi throughout the human body. They relate to each of the body’s organs and systems and can be used to assess and improve health using a variety of techniques such as acupunture or Reiki.
What is a Meridian?
Meridians are energy channels. They can be likened to the wiring of a house, or the veins and arteries through which our blood flows, except that they have no discrete physical structure. They run through our physical bodies but they cannot be dissected or found surgically. Meridians are part of the body’s subtle energy anatomy and have no concrete form. Humans are not unique in having meridians – dogs, cats, horses, and all mammals seem to have energy meridians.
Despite their intangible nature, we know that meridians exist because their impact can be felt. Sedating (weakening) or strengthening the various meridians has a noticeable impact on energy levels, mood and adaptability, health, immunity, thinking and cognition, and more. Some of the meridians are yin and some are yang, and each corresponds to an element and specific emotional tendencies.