By Pt. R.Dakshinamoorthi
Oct 7, 2005, 23:50
Auras refer to the fine outline of bodies (both living and nonliving) that are the result of latent energies that emnate from objects. The study of auras has fascinated civilizations over centuries. We can see pictures of Divinities depicted with golden-hued aura to show that they possess great psychic and occult abilities. Though not everyone perceives auras, it is possible for everyone to learn how to perceive auras. There is a belief that the aura around a person is the result of the etheric body/ subtle body. In holistic healings, it is believed that any injury to the physical body is also reflected in the ethereal body as energy disturbances. Unless the energy disturbances are rectified, complete healilng is not possible. Conversely, by healing the ethereal body and correcting the energy disturbances around the site of an injury, the process of healing can be effected.
How to perceive an aura:
Let the person whose aura you want to identify stand against a plain background in an adequately lighted room. Concentrate on the spot above the person's head. In a few minutes, you will be able to sense a sort of outline forming around the head and face. This is aura. By practise, you can even identify a person's aura against complicated backgrounds! However, to identify the colour of an aura is not a gift that is universal. Though all can identify auras and the thickness of the auric field, not every person can identify colours. However, once you start identifying the auric field around a person, you will be able to perceive the positivity or negativity of that person even without identifying the corresponding colours.
The purity of the auric field is affected by thoughts. Once the auric field is vibrating with positive energies, the physical body also acquires a spiritual lustre. Anyone who meditates, or exercises mental faculties to an optimum level will develop a powerful aura that will attract everyone. This is explained as the concept of "Tejas" (spiritual glow) in Indian culture. You can see this in holy persons of all religions!
Ways in which one can increase the auric field and psychic energies:
The extent of auric field around an individual varies widely depending on a number of factors like karma of the individual (this is the subtle secret how some psychics are able to decipher destinites just on seeing an individual), mental intensity of the individual, mood/affect, etc. There are psychics and pranic healers whose auric bodies extend as far as 6 inches around their physical bodies (normal values are between 1.5 and 2 inches). We can consciously increase the extend of our auric bodies by a simple yogic procedure.
In persons who meditate, the increase in energy around the auric field can be felt. While meditating, if the same persons plant their tongues firmly on the upper palate of the mouth, the extent of auric field will increase immediately though temporarily. By prolonged meditative practices in the above posture, one can develop the extent of the auric body.
If the potential of the auric body is well developed, one can develop ESP abilities. This etheric body can assume forms, go to places where your mind commands, and perform activities that seem to be miracles!
Generally, a person with a well-developed auric body is perceived in a positive light by even those who cannot actually perceive auras. There are occult practitioners who energize their auras with positive feelings by saying simple words like "I am very attractive to everyone... I am very respectable in appearance... This person finds me very attractive..."etc. by looking into the mirror. The feelings get conveyed into the auric sphere, and when they go out, people who come into contact with them get influenced by those thoughts!
The secret behind the power of positive thinking is nothing but the power of the aura. The source of aura is believed to be from the ajna chakra (the psychic energy plexus between the eyes, often termed as the "Third Eye"). By meditating on the space between the eyebrows, one can develope PSI abilities. This ajna chakra is a veritable transmitter/ receiver antenna! Mind reading, thought transfer, telepathy, healing, auto healing, etc. can be easily accomplished with minimum of practise if the practitiioner is dedicated, motivated, and regular in their exercise.
In modern society, we live so far away from our natural surroundings, and are pampered by gadgets of all types that we have forgotten our natural gifts. However, they have their relevance even today. What is more, the exercise of these abilities will make our existence even more interesting and meaningful!