Interpreting The Energy Field Of Life
- Interpreting The Energy Field Of Life
- Aura: au|ra -
- A particular atmosphere or quality that seems to surround
a person or thing.
From Webster's New World Dictionary (3rd College Edition)
- Aura Interpretations
- There are 4 facets to perceiving and interpreting the energy
of the aura. Layers are determined by color variations. Within
the color, the shape, consistency and clarity all determine the
meaning of that layer.
- Is the yellow you perceive around the head bright like the
sun or dingy and faded? Is the green just an oblong ball around
the elbow or is it around the whole body? Does the red appear
as a spike flashing across the torso or is it consistently present
around the head?
- These examples will be further detailed,
but you can see the many factors that determine the meaning of
what you see. It's important to be as precise as you possibly
can during a reading, whither it is for yourself or for someone
else. The more you practice your second sight, the more accurate
you will become in distinguishing these slight variations.
- Color and Clarity
- Most methods of aura reading define particular meanings for
each color in the spectrum. Definitions for the primary colors
are generally consistent, however there are some differences.
Become familiar with the common interpretations
of the primary colors (red, blue, green, etc.) from these you
should be able to decipher the more complex colors of the spectrum
(burnt orange, aquamarine, gray, etc). These combination colors
generally take on the combined meaning of the primary colors.
- In certain circumstances, red equals anger, brown equals
deception. Therefore a reddish brown aura would be a combination
- The clarity or brightness of the color also plays a key role
in color interpretation. Very often a color that appears cloudy
has the opposite meaning of it's vibrant and clear counterpart.
- A vibrant yellow generally means the subject is successful
and modest. A dull or cloudy yellow indicates frustration and
a tendency to be vain.
- Location and Shape
- As you learn color definition, you should also become familiar
with the location of the color and how the two relate. The location,
consistency and clarity of a color within the aura help to determine
their full meaning.
- A clear, vibrant, and consistent yellow about the head indicates
intelligence, wisdom, and success. But if just one of these parameters
is modified, the meaning of the color can change. A vibrant yellow
around the chest area could indicate compassion, patience and
a willingness to give.
- You may see a color localized in a specific area (as in the
example above). But if you look at the entire aura overall, regardless
of layers or color, you may see a hole in the aura. This could
indicate a dysfunction in the physical body, such as disease
or injury. In most cases the injury or illness may not even be
apparent in the physical, but rather is in the beginning stages.
This type of deformity in the aura is indicative of long standing
problems, such as ulcers, cancer etc. These types of physical
ailments use a great deal of energy to form within the body.
The hole is an indication that the body is drained of it's recuperative
powers and is being forced to pull energy from outside itself
in order to feed a symptom inside the body.
- In some cases you might see a dent in the aura in a particular
location. The aura is not always perfectly egg shaped as often
seen in pictures or books. It can be completely flat on one side,
or "s" shaped on another. This can occur for two reasons.
The most common is an intrusion or interruption has occurred
to the subject.
- If a person walks past, very close to you, they may unintentionally
steal some of your energy. If someone suddenly reaches out and
grabs your arm, they are interrupting the flow of energy around
your body. An example of this might be a time when you were talking
to someone and you thought they were standing to close to you.
You may have even thought to yourself, "They're in my space."
and backed away. Even this slight intrusion into your aura or
'space' can interrupt the flow of energy.
- The second cause is similar to seeing a hole in the overall
aura. Curves or dents in the aura can also be an indication that
a physical injury has occurred and the body is pulling energy
in to heal itself. The key to making the correct determination
in these cases is to look at the color associated with the disfigurement.
If the major color around the dent, for instance, is green, then
the deformity probably indicates an illness. If however, the
color is lavender, this it is more likely that an interruption
of the energy field has occurred.
- Consistency and Spikes
- The parts of the aura we have discussed thus far are consistent
or primary energy patterns. Layers within the pattern may change
color, shape or location, but this usually occurs gradually and
overtime. As a person's general attitude and health changes,
so does the primary energy field around the body.
- But every action, physical or mental, creates energy and
effects the aura. Therefore, sudden emotions or thought patterns
can generate instant energy patterns or peaks in the energy flow.
This type of energy appears as a spike shooting out from one
part of the body or as a lightening bolt across the entire aura.
Emotions or sudden thought patterns may not last for a long period
of time, therefore the energy they produce is also quick and
- Interpreting spikes is really no different than understanding
consistent energy. Just keep in mind what spike energy represents,
then apply the appropriate color interpretation to that sudden
- Reading An Aura:
- It will be most beneficial for you to develop your own methods
for reading auras. You should use books and charts only as a
launching pad, not as set in stone rules and procedures. Don't
become overly dependent on the systems of others, because what
works well for some will not work as well for others. There are
certain commonalities within each method and their color interpretation,
so you should be able to pick and choose what works best for
- Reading Auras
- There are several guidelines or steps you should follow when
you begin reading auras for other people. These range from picking
out a specific location in your house for conducting spiritual
work, to determining the intent of the work itself. These guidelines
are not meant to restrict your abilities, but rather to enhance
them. Again, you should vary these suggestions to fit your own
- Preparation Techniques
- Because thought is energy, the images you visualize are manifested
or created on the ethereal (spiritual) plane. Meditation can
be used to provide add focus and positive energy for the creation
of these images. 'Visualized meditations' can help you protect
yourself, as well as, prepare your surroundings for positive
and enlightened aura readings.
There are as many methods of meditation as there are people
on the planet. Choose one that feels the most comfortable for
you or use one of meditations described in this book as a beginning
- Selecting an Environment
- Informal readings, those you do for a pet or plant, may not
require or be practical for these guidelines. Formal readings,
those you do for yourself or others, are typically done in a
home, or alternative medicine clinic. The actual place doesn't
really matter, as long as you are comfortable and feel secure
and can control the energy flow in the room.
If you are the practitioner, set-up the environment to your
own personal specifications. It should be fairly well lit, natural
light is best, but a few well placed soft light fixtures can
do just as well. The place you choose should be comfortable for
you to concentrate and prepare yourself for the reading. A place
where you will not be disturbed for an hour or so. And finally,
it should have comfortable chairs and surroundings with little
or no distractions. Choosing a room that overlooks the community
playground would not necessarily be an appropriate place to perform
There are many methods to prepare a room for a reading. Native
American traditions use smudge sticks to replace negative energies
with positive forces from the Great Spirit. Many people use select
crystals arranged in specific patterns throughout the room to
ward off any unwanted energies. Some people use candles and meditations,
while others use a combination of these. Simply choose a method
that suits your own tastes. If you are conducting a reading for
a client, you should prepare the room about 15 to 30 minutes
in advanced. If the reading is for yourself, prepare the room
before you begin.
If you're reading for someone, you may consider taping the
sessions for your client. This provides them with a record of
their reading for future reference. It also, alleviates any desire
the client may have to keep notes during the session. If the
client is uncomfortable or is constantly taking notes, this could
be distracting as you try to scan their body for information
and/or problem areas.
If the reading is for yourself, tape your perceptions. Then
replay the tape later on and take notes on what you saw and where.
Then compare these notes to how you feel. Indicate in your documentation
the accuracies and conflicts. After a few days or a week has
passed, review the notes and see if anything you saw has come
If you thought you saw a faint green light around your chest,
but you have no physical illness in that area. Go back a week
later and review your notes. You may discover the green energy
was a warning of the chest cold you have now.
- Preparing Yourself
- The most important step to reading an aura for someone else,
is to not let your own energy get in the way of your sight. Your
energy field can act as a filter and cloud the view to your subject.
Depression, anger or any draining emotion can also cloud your
To combat these problems, be sure you are fully energized
and emotionally up beat when conducting a reading. This will
strengthen your well-being and prepare your physical body for
the energy it will expend during the reading. Some professional
readers also recommend limiting or postponing any sessions if
you have a cold or flu. The reading may rob you're body of valuable
energy it needs to combat the illness.
To eliminate the filter effect of your own aura, take a few
minutes before your client arrives to perform a quick visualized
meditation. This will temporarily move your aura out of the way
and provide you with the clear path needed to see the subject's
You want to remove a much smaller amount of the filter if
the reading is for yourself. You don't want the filter in front
of your eyes to distort the other energy around your body. But
at the same time, you don't want to move too much of your energy
out of the way either. Doing so will clear your aura and you'll
see nothing of value. Much like erasing a video tape before you've
watched the movie.
Remember to protect yourself from the energy output of your
subject. Energy is free flowing and can affect anyone or anything
in it's path. So as not to take on the emotions or baggage of
others, you need to learn how to protect yourself from outside
energies. This is extremely important when conducting a reading
for a client. Taking on the emotions of someone else is almost
like being infected with a disease. This will interfere with
the reading, not to mention the rest of your day.
If a client comes to you for a reading about a personal problem
that has them worried or depressed, don't let their emotions
rub off on you. To be sympathetic or feel empathy is to take
on someone's emotions in order to understand their position .
Instead of taking on this energy, protect yourself and provide
them with a little compassion and understanding.
- Protecting your own energy field before a reading or any
time you come in contact with others, will help you ward off
any unwanted feelings. But you have to be able to identify these
energies in order to help your client. The caution here is not
to label or judge people because of one or two colors, the shape
or the clarity of color you might see in their aura. You must
take a look at the entire picture to provide complete and useful
- Preparing the Client
- After you have set-up the room, the tape or whatever duties
you needed to perform, allow yourself a few moments to calm down.
If you're reading for a client, allow time for them to calm down
and relax from the drive once they arrive. Spend a few moments
in pleasant conversation. Explain what an aura is and how it
can help a person decipher and address any current issues they
When your comfortable with their energy level, light a small
white candle to symbolize the joining of conscious minds. Imagine
the flame is being lit from within your spiritual body and is
reaching out to connect with your client. Begin the reading with
a favorite prayer and ask your guide(s) to assist and protect
you during the session.
- Concluding a Session
- When you have completed a reading, for yourself or for a
client, be sure to ask if there are any outstanding questions.
If not, close the session with a prayer of thanks to your guide(s).
Then spend a few moments to think about, discuss any problem
areas or review any issues that may have been identified in the
reading. Injuries to the physical, mental and spiritual bodies
are simply symptoms of an underlying cause. If you identify the
source of the ailment you've seen in their aura, you can help
to heal or avert the injury. There are many healing books available
on this subject. One excellent publication is 'Heal Your Body'
by Louise L. Hay from Hay House Publications.
Providing information about an aura is an admirable quality.
But if no action is taken to alleviate any problem areas, then
the reading is generally pointless. This is just as true for
your own well being as it is for a client. When you practice
reading yourself, you must set your ego aside and trust your
first impressions. Don't second guess what you see, simply record
it and determine it's implication to your life later on.
- Other Considerations
- Aura reading usually takes time to fully interpret and analyze.
Helpful readings can be performed within 30 to 60 minutes. More
detailed readings in the outer fringes can take longer to interpret.
They are often not as strong or clear as the inner layers and
therefore it may also take more time to perceive these layers,
so don't give up. Just remember to practice and study other methods
until you find what works for you.
- Clearing the Aura
- As discussed previously, your own aura can act as a filter
between you and your subject. This is a brief exercise that may
help you push your own aura aside and prepare you for a reading.
This meditation will also help you protect yourself from your
clients emotional energies.
- Sit in a quiet place where you will not be disturb for 10
to 15 minutes. Sit in a chair or on the floor, but keep your
back straight. If you choose to use spiritual music, begin the
- Close your eyes and take in 3 deep breaths through your nose.
As you do, imagine the positive white light of the universe entering
your lungs and energizing your physical body. As you exhale through
your mouth, imagine a gray smoke that carries with it any negativity,
stress or anxiety as it exits your body. Say to yourself 'I release
all stress and negative emotions to the universe, where they
can be dissipated and no longer do harm to anyone'. As you take
in the final breath, imagine God's energy filling your lungs
with a large ball of pure protective white light.
- As you return to normal breathing imagine the white ball
of light beginning to grow as it mixes with your own energy.
As the ball becomes larger, the positive light pushes through
your organs, tissue and muscles, forcing any leftover stress
out of your body and into the universe to be dispersed. Imagine
the energy pushing up through your chest, neck and head. Then
see the energy pushing downward, through your stomach, hips,
legs and feet.
- When you have imagined the light fully encompassing your
entire body, push the light farther out in front of you to open
a doorway through your aura. Imagine a giant pair of pure white
hands opening your aura and pushing it aside like a curtain.
Ask your guide(s) to help you keep the doorway open until the
reading with your client has been completed.
- Sit for approximately 10-15 minutes and allow God's light
to energize your body and prepare you for the reading. When you
are ready to end, thank God and your guide(s) for their assistance.
- When you're ready, open your eyes and make any final preparations
for your reading.
- Click here and try some of our Aura
Reading Exercises. As with anything, practice, patience with
yourself and determination will all make your new sense of seeing
the aura become a reality. Just don't lose faith in yourself.
You can do this! Every one can.
- More Information:
- For more information about the role of colors and their meanings
in our lives, the following books are recommended:
- Light: Medicine of the Future by Jacob Liberman
- Man, Visible and Invisible by Charles Leadbeate
- To learn more about colors and how it affects your life,
you might like to click here and find out about Auras,
The Color's of Life.
- If you'd like to learn more about what the colors of an aura
mean, click here to see a few of the Color
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