Take a moment to relax completely and come fully to the present moment. Drop all worries and cares. Release your jaw. Relax your shoulders and neck. Erase any expression from your face. With the next breath, focus your attention at the navel. Continue to breathe deeply and slowly from the abdomen. Let go of all tension and concerns.
Inhale. Feel a stream of energy enter through your crown at the top of your head. As you exhale, pump this energy out from your heart center, filling your aura with light.
Now imagine that you have come to a spot several yards away, and look back to notice the color of your aura. You may see one or several colors, or a color may come to mind. Or you might think of something that you associate with a color -- like an apple, an orange, a lemon, a pine tree, or a blue sky.
Exercise: Changing the Color of Your Aura
In this exercise, we will experiment with changing the color of the aura. Observe any feelings, emotions, sensations, memories and thoughts as we try on the colors of the rainbow. Some colors will feel cooler, warmer, more comfortable, more alert. Be attentive too to how the aura it affected. It may feel compact or porous, loose or tight, heavy, dark, or light.
Start by imagining that your aura it filled with a red mist. Slowly scan your body from head to toe, at the level of the skin, from deep within, and then from the aura itself. Notice any changes in what you are sensing and feeling. Stay with the sensation. Continue to breathe.
Do you feel heat? Coolness? Happy? Sad? Energetic? What emotion are you experiencing?
Whatever you are feeling is valid. It will be different for each of us.
Now watch the red slowly fade into orange, and repeat the Scanning.
Aura Colors Have Different Sensations
Take your time and carefully observe all sensation. Note to which area of the body you are most drawn.
How transparent does your aura seem? How dense? What does the surface seem like? Are there any cloudy areas? Teary? Leaks? Bumpy? Lumpy places? Allow the orange to fade into a brilliant yellow. Repeat your observations of bodily sensations, emotion and thought. Observe the degree of fluidity... density? stringiness... buoyancy.
Do memories surface? Now replace the yellow with a deep forest green, letting it wash over your entire aura. With shoulders relaxed, and continuing to breathe, take the time to note how your are feeling. Where is the sensation strongest?
Are you feeling calm? Agitated? Restless? Alert? Happy? Sad? Energetic?
Repeat this process with blue, indigo, violet, white, silver, gold. Be sure to take the time to fully experience the properties of each color. These properties are unique to each individual. Treasure this gift.
Changing your Aura Color at Will
Recall the different sensations that have come to you. You can recreate them at any time simply by visualizing the designated color and allowing it to fill your aura as you breath deeply. Some colors will feel lighter, more buoyant, and exuberant. Others will feel more comforting and secure.
Take a moment now to flood your aura with the color that felt most pleasant to you. When the color is strong, press the tips of your thumbs to ring fingers to anchor this memory. You can now use this mudra, or hand position, to help you reconnect with this sensation at any time, no matter what else is going on.
If you are out in an unfamiliar crowd, you may want to make your aura more dense to afford more protection. You can enhance this affect by choosing the color that felt the most dense to you.
When you are by the ocean or in the woods, at a lake or mountain, you will want to allow more of the surrounding environment to penetrate the aura. Then chose the color that allows in the most light.
This article is excerpted from:
More Than Meets The Eye: Energy
by Judith Poole.
About the Author
Judith Poole is an empath, a Certified Healing Tao Instructor and Shambhala Reiki Master whose training includes Sound Healing, the Sedona Method, Qigong and NeuroLinguistic Programming. Judith conducts classes at several fitness centers, is a practitioner on the staff of the Longfellow Health Center, and works with clients of MRC, the state rehabilitation agency. Through her company, Pooled Resources, Judith offers a wide variety of services. Visit her on the web http://healingpoole.com