What is the Aura and the Energy Body
The idea of a human aura, a radiating luminous cloud surrounding the body is an ancient one. Sacred images from early Egypt, India, Greece and Rome used this convention before it became so popular in Christian art, and before the aura was considered an attribute of ordinary everyday mortals.... For centuries, it has been believed that clairvoyant people could actually see an aura surrounding ordinary individuals, and this aura differed from person to person in colour and character, expressing the health, emotional and spiritual attributes of the subject. The visionary Swedenborg wrote in his Spiritual Diary: "There is a spiritual sphere surrounding everyone as well as a natural and corporeal one."
- W.J. Kilner
The Human Aura
The aura is a multi-layered luminous field of energy surrounding and interpenetrating the physical body. For most people it is roughly a metre in size. It is often multicoloured and appears like an inverted egg. The colours contained within the aura are influenced by the persons mental, emotional and physical tendencies and state.
For example, auras predominantly yellow in colour may indicate an intellectually oriented person, shades of blue or violet may point to spiritual inclination, orange may indicate enthusiasm and ambition, bright red or crimson may reveal love and passion. Darker, greyish, muddy-brown or lurid shades may indicate lower tendencies and inclinations such as hatred, jealousy, and so on.
The state of the Aura and the energy contained within it affect our health and well being. For those who have had pet fish, you may know very well what happens to the fish if you neglect to change the water regularly. Over time, the water becomes polluted and the fish become sick. The Aura is our own personal fish bowl. If we pollute it with negative thoughts and lower emotions, unhealthy foods, stress and other factors, our health and well being become affected.
The Energy Body
The Energy Body is an inner layer of the Aura which surrounds and interpenetrates the physical body and is 10-12 cm larger than the physical body for most people. This energy field follows the contour of the physical body. In Pranic Healing it is called the Inner Aura. It works like a battery; It keeps our bodies healthy and alive.
Whenever the energy body becomes depleted or if energy gets stuck or congested in certain parts, the physical health and well being of the person is affected.
There is a very close relationship between the energy body and physical body. What affects one, affects the other. When the throat area if the energy body is affected, this may result in the physical body as a cough, throat infection, thyroid issues or other throat related health problems. If there is a cut on the physical body, there is a corresponding leak in the same area on the energy body. The physical body and energy body affect each other. By healing the energy body, the physical body is also healed.
Anything in life that disturbs us, from bad weather, improper diet and hygiene to stresses, fear, sadness and frustrations makes this luminous energy field dimmer, imbalanced and full of holes and grayish energies. In the long run these negative energies can manifest as pain, discomfort, physical and psychological problems.
The energy body acts as a blueprint for the physical body. What we think and feel can to a certain degree influence the pattern of the energy body.
Pranic Healing works to improve the energy levels of the affected part(s) and the whole body. This allows the natural healing process of the body to be accelerated, often producing rapid healing results that may seem miraculous.