What is an Aura?

The aura is energy that surrounds the physical body of humans and all living organisms. There are seven layers of energy which correspond to and work with the seven chakras.

Your aura is like a colour map of who you are and how you are functioning at any given time.

Your Aura Colors Give Away the Inner You

You might be good at hiding your emotions and have a poker face – but someone who can see and read an aura will not be fooled.

The color and size of your aura shows how you are feeling emotionally and physically. Thoughts have energy and your thoughts add colour to your aura. Other people’s thoughts do the same, which is why it is important to regularly cleanse your aura of any negativity which may have lodged there.

Chinese culture has a name for this energy field that surrounds you – it is called ch’i – the life energy of all living things.

Why your Aura can Make you Feel Overwhelmed

The seven layers of energy all play a vital part in keeping your aura healthy.

The layers are called auric levels. These feed information to the outside and to the inside – your soul. Information is received and moved into your aura to be assimilated and processed.

The auric levels engulf your physical body in a field of energy that is roughly the shape of an egg. They extend out from your body and as you experience spiritual awakening and start to develp your psychic abilities, they extend further and further.

As your aura extends, it touches the aura’s of other people – and this is what may cause you to feel overwhelmed.

Personal space is the area surrounding you which you regard as psychologically yours.

Diagram showing personal space boundaries

Diagram representation of personal space limits.
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Most people value their personal space and may feel uncomfortable, angry or anxious when their personal space is ‘invaded’.

Allowing someone to enter your personal space – and entering someone else’s – shows how each of you perceive your relationship.

Intimate Space: An intimate zone only for close friends, lovers, children and close family members.

Personal Space: Another zone chatting to friends, to talk with associates and for group discussions.

Social Space: A further zone is reserved for strangers, newly formed groups and people you’ve just met.

Public Space: A fourth zone is used for speeches, lectures and going to the theare. This public distance is reserved for larger audiences.

Entering somebody’s personal space indicates familiarity and sometimes intimacy.

However, in modern society, it can be difficult to maintain your personal space – especially if you’re travelling in a crowded subway, using an elevator or just in the street.

As your auric field extends, it comes into contact with more and more auras emanating from more and more people and all of that energy it can become overwhelming. It may make you feel jumpy, nervous or frail.

It’s good practice to employ a bit of psychic protection to avoid these unpleasant feelings. Simply imagine yourself inside a giant bubble. It’s clear and you can see right through it but it is as hard as diamonds and will not let anything near you.

The Seven Layers of Energy

These seven auric levels reach out beyond the physical body, sometimes as far as three feet or more. The aura layers encapsulate the physical body in a large egg-shaped field of energy.

Our auras have beautiful rainbow colours

Let’s take a look at the seven auric bodies

Each auric body is associated with a chakra.

1. The Etheric Body

Associated with the first chakra – the root chakra.

Concerned with pain and pleasure and the automatic and autonomic functions of the body.

Colour bluish white/blue/grey.

Extends 1 to 2 inches out from the physical body.

What is it like? Webs and small lines of sparkling light that are constantly moving.

2. The Emotional Body

Associated with the 2nd chakra – the sacral chakra.

Concerned with emotional aspect of humans.

Extends 1 to 3 inches out from the physical body.

Colour Depends on your emotion at the time – Intense emotions like love and anger are brilliant and bright, depression and confusion are muddied and darker. Can show as rainbow colours.

What is it like? No definite structure but very fluid and constantly moving.

3. The Mental Body

Associated with the 3rd chakra – the solar plexus chakra.

Concerned with our intellectual processes and the linear thinking of the left brain.

Colour bright yellow. It can be hard to see the yellow because of the sometimes multi coloured emotional body underneath it.

Extends 3 to 8 inches out from the physical body.

What is it like? Structured. Thoughts may be seen in this aura and they are coloured by the emotion involved in them.

4. The Astral Body

Associated with the 4th chakra – the heart chakra.

Concerned with all types of love – erotic, platonic and unconditional.

Colour may be the same rainbow colours seen in the emotional body but with a lot more rose colour in this body of love.

Extends one foot (12 inches) out from the physical body.

What is it like? This is the first level where you are getting nearer to the astral world. You may see spirits if you meditate on this auric body.

5. The Etheric Template Body

Associated with the 5th chakra – the throat chakra.

Concerned with divine will and with communication – both divine and human.

Colour deep blue

Extends 1 to 2 feet (12 – 25 inches) out from the physical body.

What is it like? This auric body is the template for the physical body. Empty lines may be seen over the deep blue background which makes it look like a blueprint. If any of the auric bodies are damaged, it is the etheric template that heals them.

6. The Celestial Body

Associated with the 6th chakra – the third eye chakra.

Concerned with celestial love, and is way above what normal humans are capable of.

Colour opalescent gold and silver – like mother of pearl.

Extends 2 to 2.5 feet (24 – 30 inches) out from the physical body.

What is it like? We can reach out to this auric body with meditation. In this layer, we can heal and communicate with spirit.

7. The Causal Body (Ketheric Template)

Associated with the 7th chakra – the crown chakra.

Concerned with everything to do with the higher self or mind.

Colour Gold

Extends 2 to 3 feet (24 – 36 inches) out from the physical body.

What is it like? This auric body is highly structured with a strong outer coat that shimmers gold and silver. It stay with us throughout all our incarnations and is thought to house our own individual Akashic records.

The Aura is a Vital Part of You – Show it Some Love

Now you can see how important the auric bodies are. It is our responsibility to take care of our auras. Luckily, this is easy to do with meditation, visualization and energy work.