Auras are considered a reflection of your current state of being, both physically and mentally. If you’re new to the world of auras, it can be difficult to wrap your head around the concept. However, an easy way to understand them is to think of auras as the energy someone near you is giving off and your response to it. Do you feel happy? Relaxed? Anxious? This is the reaction you’re having to a specific type of energy.
With that said, there’s such a thing as a good aura and a bad aura. When it’s bad, you become off-balanced either physically, mentally, or both. When this happens, you need to cleanse your aura(s) in order to get back on track. But this is just the tip of the iceberg. Here’s everything you need to know about auras, including the best cleansing rituals you can perform on yourself.
What is an Aura?
All living things radiate a low level of electricity that’s known as an electromagnetic field. Age-old medical organizations believe that this electricity — or energy — is expelled in seven different layers, each of which is connected to a different aspect of your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Your aura can be seen as a shining body that surrounds your physical body. Any problems you may be experiencing show up as a layer or net energy.
Your aura constantly surrounds you and it changes size and colors (more on that in a bit) with your mood and current state of health and mind. For example, if you’re feeling loved, your aura is larger than usual — the opposite of what occurs when you’re feeling sad or frightened. If you’re sick with the flu, your aura clings to your body more than usual.
Do I Have an Aura?
Yes, every living human has an energy field around them, so that also means animals, flowers, and other forms of vegetation. However, some experts believe that the human energy field is more complicated because we’re more developed.
What Do the Different Aura Layers Represent?
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. Here’s a general guide as to what the different aura layers represent.
- 1st: Etheric Layer
Location: Two to four inches away from your physical body.
Representation: Survival needs, like food, water, shelter, and income, as well as physical health, needs, and wants. It’s linked to the five senses.
Chakra Relation: Base
- 2nd: Emotional Layer
Location: One to three inches away from your etheric layer.
Representation: All feelings and emotions from happiness, love, and joy to jealousy,
Chakra Relation: Sacral
- 3rd: Mental Layer
Location: Directly outside the emotional layer, three to eight inches from your physical body.
Representation: all mental thought processes such as discipline, judgment, regulations, and rules.
Chakra Relation: solar plexus
- 4th: Astral Layer
Location: Has the potential to extend out approximately one foot from the physical body.
Representation: It serves as the bridge between the physical (lower vibrations) and spiritual (higher vibrations) planes.
Chakra Relation: Heart
- 5th: Etheric Template
Location: Extends out approximately two feet from the physical body.
Representation: Serves as the blueprint of the physical body.
Chakra Relation: Throat.
- 6th: Celestial/Causal Layer
Location: It can extend approximately two and a half feet from the physical body.
Representation: Spirituality and the process of enlightenment.
Chakra Relation: 3rd Eye
- 7th: Spiritual Layer
Location: It can extend approximately three feet from the physical body.
Representation: Protector of all other layers.
Chakra Relation: Crown
What Do the Different Aura Colors Mean?
It’s believed that what these colors symbolize individually and together personifies how physically, emotionally, and spiritually complex you are.
Green: Healer, connected to nature
Red: Passionate, dynamic
Yellow: Full of joy, astute
Pink: Amicable, peaceful
Purple: Spiritual, sensitive
Turquoise: Charismatic personality, natural organizer
Blue: Perceptive, spiritual
White: Balanced, harmonious
Murky: Mentally or physically ill
What is Aura Cleansing?
Your aura is a lot like a filter, affecting how you view and perceive the world around you. When your aura is filled with negative things, you might find yourself feeling down and lethargic. On the other hand, when your aura field is strong, you are more likely to have a positive outlook and feel energized.
How Can I Cleanse My 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 a mental exercise. Here are a few examples of ways you can cleanse your aura of any unpleasant vibrations and energies.
Just like water can clean your physical body, it is also very useful for cleansing your aura. Enjoy a quiet shower or soak in the tub, taking in some calming, deep breaths. If you choose to take an aura cleansing 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 when swimming in a pool or at the beach.
You also could perform this water cleansing exercise mentally through meditation. Visualize yourself performing any of the suggestions listed above. Or, you could imagine that you are standing underneath a waterfall. Allow the flowing water to wash away any negativity that surrounds you. Then take time to reflect upon the newly refreshed energy and bright white light that surrounds you.
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.
Talk to an online spiritual reader on Keen to learn more about your aura and its influence on your life and state of being.
Smudging Your Aura
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.
Reciting positive mantras is a lot like an aura cleansing meditation session. First, select a mantra that you find positive and uplifting. You want it to be something that is meaningful to you and what you are currently dealing with in your life. You might even wish to write your own mantra.
Recite the mantra out loud. Do not simply say the words – feel them vibrating throughout your entire body. Repeat the exercise several times over the course of 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.