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By Keen Editorial Staff

Did anyone ever say that you have an aura about you? Your aura is a field of energy that surrounds your body. It works a lot like a magnet does, drawing in the emotions and other vibrational energies from the world around you. When it draws in negative energies, your aura can suffer a loss of luminosity. Let’s take a deeper dive into auras, including their importance in spirituality and how to keep them cleansed so you can live a more balanced existence. 

What Is An Aura? 

Think of an aura as a bubble of energy that encapsulates everything on earth – including the planet itself. It’s important to note that the human energy field is particular to our species and cannot be compared to the systems surrounding plants, animals, and other living things. Any change in your current state, physically or emotionally, can change your aura. This could be your health, emotions, level of consciousness, thoughts, and physical surroundings. Spiritual awakening (enlightenment or transcendence during a phase of life) alters one’s state of being, which naturally changes the colors of one’s aura.

Auras come in many forms and colors, each with a different meaning. For example, a rainbow aura is one of the rarest auras one can possess. It’s a true gift and can mean that this person is blessed and generally an optimistic soul. Seeing a red aura can mean different things depending on the shade of this crimson hue – bright red is positive energy, whereas murky red is more negative, which could symbolize pent-up anger.

Each layer of your aura is said to correspond to a different chakra. Chakras are different realms of energy within your body. As aforementioned, the more energy you have, the bigger and brighter your aura will be, but the layers can become dull and small if you’re depressed, sick, or stressed. With that said, your aura is constantly changing. 

How To Cleanse Your Aura 

Fortunately, you can rid yourself of any negative energies by cleansing your aura. There are several techniques you can use to cleanse your aura. Some methods rely on physical activities, while others are mental exercises. Here are a few examples of ways you can remove negative energy from your aura. 

Smudging 

Smudging refers to using the smoke from dried herbs to cleanse your aura. This practice began as a Native American ritual. Start by lighting a smudge stick or bundle — these bundles are typically filled with cleansing herbs, such as sage, sweetgrass, or lavender. Wait until the flame extinguishes. Once the stick or bundle is smoldering, move it all around your body. Make sure to reach as far as you can in each direction. As the smoke comes in contact with your aura, the herbs work to cleanse your energy.

Crystals 

Crystals embody some of the highest vibrational frequencies on the planet, so it’s no surprise that they can lift the vibration of our chakras, cleanse them, and prompt them to operate at an optimal level. 

Find a quiet, distraction-free place within your home to cleanse with crystals. Dim the lights, diffuse some essential oils and turn on some soothing music. Make sure you’re comfortable — this includes the temperature of the room. Lay down and place the appropriate crystals on the chakra(s) that you wish to unblock. Breathe deeply in and out throughout the session — it can last for as little or long as you like but aim for at least ten minutes. Here’s a guide to a couple of examples of crystals for each chakra, as well as proper placement. 

  • Base Chakra: red jasper or black tourmaline, between the inner thighs
  • Sacral Chakra: citrine or carnelian, between your hip bones near reproductive organs
  • Solar Plexus Chakra: citrine or yellow jasper, between your lower ribs and belly button
  • Heart Chakra: rose quartz or green aventurine, directly in the middle of your chest — not on your actual heart
  • Throat Chakra: turquoise or Angelite, at your throat or next to it on the floor if balance is an issue
  • Third Eye Chakra: sodalite or lapis lazuli, between your eyebrows
  • Crown Chakra: clear quartz or amethyst, right above your head on the floor

Water Cleansing 

Just like water can clean your physical body, it is also beneficial for cleansing your aura. Enjoy a quiet shower or soak in the tub, taking in some calming, deep breaths. If you choose to take a bath, you could add some bath salts or a few drops of essential oils to the water to enhance the experience.

During your shower or bath, focus on the feeling of the water hitting every part of your body. Watch as the water flows down the drain. Visualize it taking your problems and stresses along with it. Alternatively, you could choose to perform this water cleansing while standing outside in the rain or swimming in a pool, or at the beach.

Wind Cleansing 

Like water, the wind also has the power to drive away any negative energies from your aura. After all, the word “aura” means “wind” in both Latin and Ancient Greek. On a windy day, head outside and turn to face the wind. Gently outstretch your arms and close your eyes. As the wind cleanses your aura, allow its power to reinvigorate you.

Mantras and Positive Affirmations 

First, select a mantra that you find positive and uplifting. You want it to be meaningful to you and what you are currently dealing with in your life. Start by reciting the mantra out loud. Do not simply say the words – feel them vibrating throughout your entire body. Repeat the exercise several times over many days. Keep the mantra written down in areas you frequently look, such as at your desk at work or taped to your bathroom mirror.

How To Protect Your Aura 

Once you have gone through the steps to cleanse your aura of any negative energies, you should take care to protect it. One of the best ways to protect your aura is to surround yourself with positive people (like attracts like, after all) who can help offset the negativity in the world. If you have trouble keeping your aura clear, the problem may not be coming from external forces. It may be time to take a look at yourself. Everyone has bad days sometimes. 

Want to Learn How You Can Heal Your Aura? 

If you find yourself drained by the negative energy in your life, an online aura cleansing can help you find the balance and healing you seek. Do not continue to allow these negative energies to impact your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Keen’s psychic advisors can sense your aura field’s vibrations and help you determine what needs clearing. They will then guide you through the process of cleansing your aura to help heal and renew your spirit. 

How often should you heal your aura? Only you know the answer to that question, as it doesn’t take much to know when you’re feeling unbalanced and not on top of your game. Whenever that may be, our advisors are here for you 24/7. Talk to an online spiritual reader on Keen to learn more about your aura and its influence on your life and state of being.

Keen Editorial Staff
Keen's Editorial Staff is made up of world-class writers, astrologers, psychics, and advisors with diverse experience and spiritual sensitivity.