Originally Appeared in Soul Path Magazine August 2014
There is something so exciting and beautiful about seeing someone’s aura blooming, growing and pulsating in front of you. It’s a lightshow of rainbow colors that reflect the person’s inner world, their mood, emotions, and the things they are pulling and pushing in and out of their lives.
The aura is the unique energetic story each and every person is telling.
The aura is composed of many layers of energy, constantly moving and cycling, much like a wheel. Some energies cycle out quickly, and others linger for an extended amount of time. When energy starts to take on a cyclical pattern then it represents something that is being held onto, a lesson to be learned, or a particular energy that you are in need of.
The aura reflects our every thought, feeling, and experience. It will change accordingly. The most telling thing about the aura is the texture and color that are emanating from it. When you are aware of this you can learn a lot about a person, or situation.
Often times the aura knows the truth about a person or situation before you consciously do.
The chakra system (the 7 main energy centers of the body) is made up of the seven colors of the rainbow. Each chakra dictates a different experience, and the energy of that chakra loops together and creates the aura. If you are experiencing a block in a specific chakra, that will appear in the aura.
Not only does the aura reflect the chakras system, it also reflects all the things you encounter throughout your day, and your life as a whole. The aura is your energetic story, and with that story is your energetic history.
You may find yourself naturally experiencing other people’s auras. It can be very subtle such as a tingly feeling when you are very close to a person, or maybe you’ve experienced the sudden sensation of coming up against a wall when interacting with a person… this is their aura shielding you out.
It’s also very common to see a person’s aura when they are speaking in front of you, especially if there is a dark background behind them, or something neutral. When people are excited their aura will spike and shoot off energy much like fireworks. If someone is telling you a lie their aura will shrink, and become somewhat jagged.
Learning to Work With the Aura
You can work with the colors of your aura, and the chakras to create change in your life. Each color has a unique energetic vibration, and that vibration is the makeup of your aura. If you can perceive the color, you can decode the energy at work and begin to use it for your highest good.
I suggest spending a few minutes throughout the day checking in with your energy field. When you wake up in the morning close your eyes, take a few deep breathes, and let a color fill your mind. You may ask yourself, “What color am I right now?” The answer will reveal the energetic state you are in.
This is beneficial for you because it allows you to align with the Universe and with your intention. You may find that your aura is muddy colored, dull and a little gray. Which would indicate that you are feeling off, closed down, and withdrawn. This wouldn’t be an ideal energy if you were about to give a major presentation for your company.
Do this throughout the day!
Another technique is to notice what colors are jumping out at you throughout the day, or over a week. Is there a particular color you are drawn to? Or that you keep noticing at random? This is your higher self trying to get your attention, and integrate that energy into your life.
This is very noticeable in a person’s wardrobe. Everyone has their color that they look great in, but we all go through phases where we are drawn to a certain color of clothing. This is your energy field trying to regulate itself. You may look horrible in purple, or typically you avoid it in your wardrobe, but lately you’ve been buying purple clothing!
Why? Because you need a boost in your spiritual vibration, you need to tap into your intuitive self, and trust in your inner wisdom.
An Exercise to Actively Work with Aura Colors
Go to a hardware store, or a paint store and find the section of paint swatches. This is the Wonderland of colors!
Give yourself about 20 minutes and begin to brows the colors. Don’t force anything. Just look. Notice what you notice. See what colors jump out. You may find that you start with your favorite colors, but don’t get stuck there! Acknowledge all the colors.
As you go through this exercise, begin pulling out chips that speak to you. Don’t look at their names, or really investigate them closely just yet. Just let your impulse and intuition guide you.
When you have between 5-10 chips you are ready to go!
Take them home. Lay them out on a big table, or on the floor and begin grouping them. You may find that you have two main colors, or maybe you have one big group of colors.
Can you divide them into shades? Lights and darks? Different saturations?
Now being to look at the names. Are there any name themes? Do you see any dots connecting? What is the overall feeling? What word would you use to describe the collage of colors?
This is a reflection of where you are energetically, or what energy you need to pull into your life.
You can do this process as often as you like. It’s a fun way to connect with colors. It can be used for divination, much the same way you would use a deck of cards.
You can take the experience a step further by keeping the collage of colors somewhere you can look at them. You may stick them to a poster board or a corkboard. You may even decide that one color is so necessary that you want to paint a wall, or room that color!
As you follow this process you will become more sensitive to the energies around you.
Play with it and have fun!
Here is a list of color meanings that I have created. This is not a complete list. Feel free to add or take away as you see appropriate!
White: Purity, divinity, light, peace, healing, spirit guides and the 7th (crown) chakra.
Black: Mystery, the universe, protection, wisdom, the feminine aspects of the divine, change, winter and spirit communication.
Red: passion, romance, sexuality, power, summer, anger, lust, creativity and the 1st (root) chakra.
Blue: Communication, healing, animals, clarity, the angels, harmony/serenity, and the 5th (throat) chakra.
Green: Nature, spring, prosperity, fairies, healing, Mother Earth/goddess, and the 4th (heart) chakra.
Yellow: Confusion, empathy and telepathy, earth spirits/energy, the sun, awakening, renewal, power and the 3rd (solar plexus) chakra.
Purple: psychic abilities, awareness, magic, higher power, the celestial bodies, sensitivity, understanding, higher education, and the 6th (third eye) chakra.
Orange: Work, career, health, nutrition, abundance, and the 2nd (sacral) chakra.
Pink: love, friendship, healing, understanding, forgiveness, matters of the heart and the 4th (heart) chakra.
Brown: Stability, hearth and home, finances, work problems, grounding and letting go.
Gray: protection, invisibility, fear, compromise and neutralizing.
© Shaheen Miro 2014