What is an Aura?
An "aura," is the unseen spiritual energy field that surrounds all living things. Sort of like a “human atmosphere.” Our auras indicate our moods, emotions, and overall vibe. It is our electronic signature of who we are. Auras can't be faked. They are not generally visible to the naked eye though you can learn techniques to see it, or intuitively understand it.
Your aura, also called your “light body,” consists of seven auric layers (also known as bodies or planes). The layers are broken down by a physical, emotional, mental, astral, etheric, celestial/casual and spiritual plane. Everyone’s aura is different in size, shape, and color, just like a fingerprint. Auras change colors often and quickly, like a chameleon, as well as from mood to mood. Everything that we do or think affects our aura.
The colors of your aura correspond to one of the seven main chakras: root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye, and crown. Your aura is connected to these chakras, and is composed of the previously mentioned auric layers. The color(s) and placement of your aura can be interpreted to give information about our physical, emotional and spiritual health, as well as what vibes you are giving off.
The color of your aura changes over time and the colors have a range of meanings as to what they mean. Our auras can be affected by things like: alcohol, arguments, being caught up in drama, being in crowds, caffeine, cigarettes, drugs, fear, the food you eat, your lifestyle, negativity, sickness or depression, stress, trauma, our thoughts, as well as the energy of other people.
You can cleanse or restore your aura through the use of (but not limited to): acupuncture, breathwork, crystals, detoxing your body, doing an activity that makes you sweat (i.e. exercise or yoga), an Epsom salt bath, essential oils, meditation, reducing exposure to electrical gadgets, reiki, smudging, spending time in nature or natural light, taking a shower or using visualization.
Learning to see someone's aura can tell you a great deal about that person and his or her character. Learning to see your own aura can inspire you to make changes that will improve the signals that you radiate.