WHAT IS THE HUMAN AURA?
Since ancient times, we have seen pictures and paintings of different spiritual leaders across various traditions, but one thing that is common among all of them is the halo that surrounds their head (known as the aura energy field). It not only surrounds the head, but extends around the body.
This aura represents your physical, emotional, mental, and even spiritual energies. The aura is often seen as a mix of fine colored frequencies where each color defines its own individual nature and characteristics. The vibration of this aura is very fine and subtle – requiring the need for specialized instruments to detect it. In some cases, people are able to use their inborn intuitive mechanism or latent psychic potential to train themselves to see and even interpret the aura with the traditional 5 senses.
In scientific research, we have found that the aura is an electro-magnetic field of energy that extends all around our body by as far as 4-5 feet, but showing signs of depletion in cases of unhealthy persons.
The aura of a person seems to be directly connected to the level of health in a person. When a person is considered to be healthy in terms of physical vitality, mental clarity, emotional well-being, and positive spiritual energies, our instruments tend to detect “brighter” imagery with homeostatic signals – meaning, their are few significant spikes and dips within the field, itself.
Scientists and researchers all around the globe have confirmed that any matter which appears to be solid, in reality, is made up of pure energy vibrating at a specific frequency which gives matter properties like shape, size, texture, etc. These solid looking objects like a pen, book, and even the molecules atoms and cells in our bodies are actually made up of vibratory energy particles called electrons, protons, neutrons, and further more tiny particles. When these particles vibrate in their nucleus, a small electrical impulse is generated in our body.
According to physics, when there is an electrical field around a body, a magnetic field develops automatically. So the tiny electrical impulses in our body result in the formation of a magnetic field around our body. This is known as the aura-electromagnetic field of the body. Since everything in the universe is made up of the same constituent particles (electrons, protons, neutrons, etc.), that means everything has an aura. If we continue expanding these elementary particles, we reach a point where we find nothing but pure energy vibrating at the very essence of these solid looking objects. Hence, everything in this universe is made up of energy which connects to everything else in the universe.
If we study our ancient Indian texts, especially the yoga sutras, we will come to know the subtle anatomy of our human chakra system which is actually a very important aspect of our aura fields. Spiritually, we can say that the aura is our very own soul nature, reflecting our innermost desires, feelings, emotions, etc.
The aura is the layer of energy which interconnects all other subtle bodies while acting like a shield covering and protecting our more refined energy bodies (emotional, mental, spiritual, and astral bodies). For our physical body to survive and maintain it’s health, oxygen plays a vital role for our existence. Similarly, Qi or Prana is the subtle energy required by our more refined bodies to function and maintain good health. So if we want our bodies to absorb oxygen properly from the environment, we should keep our lungs healthy, thereby keeping our physical bodies healthy. If we want our subtle energy bodies to function properly and to absorb Qi energies properly, we need to keep our aura healthy. Just as we exercise regularly to keep our physical bodies healthy and working, specific energy exercises should be practiced in order to regulate the proper flow of Qi energy in our subtle bodies.
Scientific research done on the Aura (Human Bio-Energy Field)
Today, with the development of Hi-tech electronic gadgets and instruments able to detect the fine subtle vibrations in our surroundings, it has become possible for us to actually capture a glimpse of the human aura. The research on capturing this subtle energy field through electronic instruments was started by Semyon Kirlian, who accidentally discovered that if an object on a photographic plate is connected to a source of high voltage, small corona discharges (created by the strong electric field at the edges of the object) create an image on the photographic plate. Soon after his research, the Kirlian camera was developed. Scientists gained the ability to photograph the electromagnetic field around our fingers. It was found that objects which are not alive do not change parameters of their “aura” more than 2%. LIVING objects however can change their aura field dramatically and quickly. This provides scientists with unique tools to study physics of lie and consciousness using bio-electrography. For example, Prof. Bunzen in Russia found that the response in Kirlian Aura seems to precede electric processes in the brain during a decision making process. From his research, presented in 2001 at the International Congress “Science Information, Spirit” in St Petersburg, it seems that a thought “appears” in the aura before any electrical activity can be detected in the brain bringing up the question, “Is our consciousness electro-photonic to begin with?”
All living objects show continuous changes in their aura. A major series of experiments of a team of scientists coordinated by Prof. Korotkov in St Petersburg, Russia, demonstrated that the aura of the human body continues to change continuously for almost exactly 72 hours after clinical death. It seems, that among other things, not only the time, but also the reason for death can be determined on the basis of these changes. It is interesting to note that in nearly every culture on Earth for centuries people observe a 3 day period between death of the body and burial. Christ was resurrected exactly on the 3rd day after his death. It seems that our wise ancestors knew MUCH MORE about life and death than we can even imagine today.
It also appears that auras of people who interact with various objects such as drugs, crystals, minerals, colors etc. may change significantly. Modern Kirlian equipment is capable to quantify these effects in terms of their influence on the electro-photonic glow. It seems that detailed functioning of every organ and health effects can also be determined from the capture of stimulated electro-photonic glow.
Slowly and gradually as more research was done in this field of Aura photography different technologies were developed claiming to capture the human aura or the electromagnetic field. Now, we have different systems like PIP (Poly contrast Interference Photography), DAS (Digital Aura Scanning system), RFI ( Resonant Field imaging), etc. which claim to capture the human aura and also help us in detecting the subtle imbalances in our bodies.
The Mind and its different levels
For most people in the western cultures, the mind is a part of the brain. Logically they say that it resides in the brain itself. In reality, the mind is not a physical part of our body. Rather, it’s a ball of energy or consciousness which is responsible for existence. The mind is divided into two main categories :
Ø Conscious mind
Ø Subconscious mind
If we take the mind on the whole to be of 100%, then the conscious mind occupies 12% of the total space in mind. This conscious mind is also referred to as the Logical mind or the Analytical mind because the main purpose of this mind is to apply logical reasoning and analyze each and every situation we encounter in our life. Its usually active when we are carrying out our day to day activities which require us to be in full waking state. Whenever we encounter something in our lives, this part of our mind quickly analyzes the situation and through logical analysis (depending on our past experiences, memories & belief patterns) triggers an associated emotional response and either accepts or rejects the situation. This mind has limited power, but most of our life is spent working on this level. This is why, at times, we feel stuck, as if unable to move on and sometimes absolutely helpless.
This is the majority of our mind – 88% of our total mind. This part of the mind is like a huge and infinite reservoir of possibilities that holds within it the most powerful forces in the universe. It is this region of the mind where all our memories, past experiences, and belief patterns are stored in a very sophisticated manner. Much like a filing system used to store records in any organization so that later, they can be retrieved easily and quickly without any trouble. A part of this mind also contains all the memory records of our previous lifetimes. This part of the mind is always recording 24X7, without fail.
The subconscious mind usually become active when our physical body relaxes – such as when we sleep or enter a state of deep relaxation (physical, mental, emotional). This part of the mind takes care of our normal biological functions like breathing which are always carried out even without our conscious awareness. This is the part of our mind which controls the Autonomous nervous system.
The mind and its hidden potential
The universe is like a vast sea of energy waves & the human mind can be compared to a cosmic transceiver (transmitter & receiver) of energies. We are continuously interacting with our environment on a conscious or subconscious level and on an energy basis. Within our mind, we hold some special capabilities which are known as ESP. I.e., Extra sensory abilities such as Clairvoyance, Telepathy, Remote viewing, clairaudience etc. As each of our 5 senses have a limited spectrum through which they can exchange information, learning to access and use ESP can allow us to gain access to hidden knowledge which is beyond the range of the five senses. Some of the abilities are:
The Different levels of Aura in the Human energy system
As described above, we have different layers in our aura which all constitute to what we know as “Our Subtle bodies”. Namely they are called physical body, emotional body, mental body, spiritual body and the last is our Astral body. So all in all, our aura is made up of 5 basic layers. We are able to see the physical body with our naked eyes because it vibrates at a relatively lower and denser vibrational rate while the rest of the four bodies vibrate at a higher frequency. To sense the rest of the four bodies we can make use of sensitive electronic equipment like Kirlian cameras or subtle vibrational tools like pendulum dowsing, etc. or perhaps just train our body and mind to sense, feel, scan & also SEE them. Ancient people knew that our mind is more powerful than anything else in the universe
PHYSICAL BODY: As we all know, this body contains all the physical organs and nerve systems, cells, molecules, atoms and so on which are like the building blocks for our physical existence. These organs carry out the necessary function of our bodies like purifying the blood and supplying it to the various parts of the body, respiration, digestion etc. For the survival and proper functioning of this body we need a good supply of oxygen as well. Due to the electrical activity of this level, usually the First layer of our aura is formed and it appears as a thin milky vibrational energy emanating from our body.
EMOTIONAL BODY: In this second layer of the aura which is known as the emotional body. We store up our emotional responses – namely of love, hatred, jealousy, envy, forgiveness, loneliness, sadness etc. Whenever we encounter something in our physical reality i.e., the physical layer, the conscious mind quickly analyzes the situation on the second layer of the aura based on our memories, beliefs, and experiences and triggers a response corresponding to the situation which is accessed from our emotional layer.
Although every memory and the associated emotion over time is shifted from the conscious memory to the subconscious memory, it’s the conscious mind which is analyzing the situation and triggering the emotional responses in our everyday reality.
MENTAL BODY: In this third layer of the aura, we store all our past experiences, memories, and belief patterns. The conscious mind usually operates on this level, continuously analyzing the situations as per our belief systems, memories, past experiences, etc. and then finally accepting or rejecting the situation.
Its does not change very frequently and the different memories, experiences and beliefs are stored in the form of small crystalline energy forms which can be observed psychically. We can also access them to reveal the hidden personality traits of a individual. The mental body stores everything with triggers in order to quickly activate the emotions (positive or negative) connected to that pattern which we are experiencing.
SPIRITUAL BODY: This is called the Fourth layer of our aura which is like a giant storehouse of information of our past, present , and “future deeds”. This is the layer in our aura which stores all our karma, Sanchita & Vanshik. Sanchit karmas are those which you have already committed in your previous lifetimes. You are now reaping the outcomes of them. Vanshik karmas are those which you are committing in this lifetime. You will reap the outcome in this lifetime or the next depending on the lessons & aim of your life. What ever has been done cannot be undone, so we have to bear the outcomes of our Sanchita karmas but if we all can be aware of our karmas we can minimize our negative karmas that we create everyday as we live our lives. In Bhagvada Gita, it is said that “Even a negative thought about someone is taken as a karma” although the degree of that karma is less than the actual action. So even if we think positive and bless others, we are in a way generating more of positive karmas. And as the saying goes “Whatever you are feeling inside, you will attract outside”. By accessing this layer we can learn about the life lessons of the individual and also the degree of his positive & negative karmas.
ASTRAL BODY: This is the Fifth layer of our aura which is also known as the etheric body or sometimes the etheric double or the etheric template because its often seen as the exact blueprint of our physical body. Like we have a heart, two lungs, two kidneys in our physical body we have exactly the same number of organs in out astral body but in a subtle energy form. Since all energy work is based on top to bottom approach i.e., energy follows from a higher end to a lower end.
Even if the physical organ is removed from the physical body, its energy imprint is always there in the astral body. Most of the healing which is intended to be sent on the physical body is first received on this layer, the healing is done on the intended parts of this astral body and then the new energy imprint or the information is transferred down to each of the lower body till it reaches the physical body. For example in the case when we practice Psychic surgery, we are actually carrying out that surgery on the astral body of the person. Once the blocks are removed, then the new energy information of health is conveyed down through each subsequent bodies till it reaches the physical body. Also, once the root of the disease is removed from the blueprint of our physical body, the symptoms appearing in the physical body starts disappearing. There have been some miraculous cases of psychic surgery done by some spiritual masters where even the parts of the body which were dead or not present, have been revived and in some cases the physical body starts regenerating them after the correction has been made on the subtle body. A well trained psychic surgeon can literally heal chronic problems of pain, aches and much more.
So in this way energy healing sent by prayers, reiki, intention etc. is always first received on the outermost layer of the aura i.e., Astral body and then transferred to the other bodies. The most important purpose of our aura is to act like a vessel to hold all our bodies together and also to act like a shield protecting us from unhealthy vibrations. So the stronger our aura is, the more protected & powerful we are.
- Clairvoyance (clear vision) – Seeing far away scenes and places or hidden things, without using the physical eyes. Clairvoyance enables one to perceive scenes and mental images with the mind’s eye.
- Clairaudience (clear hearing) – Perceiving sounds or words from a distant or from other realms. Clairaudience enables one to hear words and sounds not perceived by the physical ears.
- Clairempathy (clear emotion) – Sensing the attitude or emotions of another person.
- Psychometry – Perceiving information about a person, place or an object, by holding in one’s hands an object belonging to the person or place. In Psychometry one usually holds some small personal object such as a watch, ring, key or other personal object.
- Psychokinesis – The ability to move objects through the powers of the mind.
- Intuition – Perceiving an idea, knowledge or information directly. This is what is commonly called “a gut feeling”. Intuition is some kind of inner knowledge and certainty about something.
- Telepathy – Reading other people thoughts and sending them your thoughts.
- Mental influence – An advanced kind of telepathy that allows one to influence the minds of other people.
- Psychic healing – The ability to cure pains or illnesses by transferring some kind of healing energy.
- Auric sight – The ability to see or sense the colors of the aura, and thereby understand certain things about the moods, emotions, thoughts or health of other people.