What is an Aura?
There is an electromagnetic energy field around each of us. It is shaped somewhat like an eggshell, with colors and clouds swirling around most people. This energy field extends beyond your fingertips. It expands or contracts, depending on what you are doing. A lot of people have so many clouds in their "eggshell" that you can't see their colors.
Since childhood, I have been able to see this energy field around people, animals and plants. Itís been difficult for me to explain to others what this energy looks like. Our language doesn't have words to adequately describe what I see. For the first thirty years of my life I was reluctant to talk to most people about what I saw, for fear of being ridiculed-- or worse.
There have been many books and articles written about the human aura and over the years, I've read many of them. From my own experience, and viewpoint, most drawings in the books look fairly simplistic and do not show the incredible detail that I often see around people. I have no explanation for that.
I started trying to draw or paint what I see around people in 1996. It was my way of trying to communicate with other people. The first time that I picked up the pastels, I felt very excited. If I could do this, however inexpertly, I would have a new, and perhaps, powerful way to share some of my world with my family and friends.
Click on this link to see scans of some of my "Aura Artwork"
These so called "subtle energies" are felt or sensed by people in various ways: as colors, (seen or somehow Ďfeltí), as textures (sticky, slick, hard, soft, etc.), as temperatures, (cold, hot, warm, etc.). Perhaps it is sensed as a kind of perception or a "knowingness." That is when the "inner sight" is used. Many people can be trained, over a period of time, to sense or "see" the human aura. Whether or not you consciously sense it, I have observed that everyone reacts to subtle energies.
The energy shifts and moves with mood changes, strong thoughts and interactions with other people, animals and plants, as well as crystals and minerals. The body language of a regular, everyday person, often mirrors a person's energy field. When someone is trained to hide their body language, for example, a policeman, then it does not reflect their energy and more than it reflects their true feelings. Since most people are not trained to control their body language, what I am trying to describe will be true for most people.
When an untrained person has their arms crossed tightly, their energy is usually pulled in around them. When they feel happy and loving, it moves towards and around themselves and any people they feel good about. When angry, many people "throw" a piece of their energy at the person they are angry with. This usually looks like a dart, an arrow, a pointy star-like glob, or even a lightening bolt. When it hits the other personís energy, it can do one of several things. It lodges there and the person who received it starts to directly feel what the angry person is feeling. This is a form of psychic attack. This kind of attack goes against the Spiritual Law of non-interference, and responsible people need to be aware of this tendency and stop doing it.
It is common for people, especially couples and family members, to be in the habit of throwing energy at each other. They will also "suck" or "drain" each otherís energy, taking turns depleting one other. The person who is depleted then "reaches out" and sucks back! This sets up a kind of dependency between the two. I think of it like they are psychic vampires, feeding on each other.
I have had a lot of people hear this description, start paying attention to how they feel around the people they closely associate with and realize that this is happening. Some people say that it happens when they first meet someone, and describe the sensation that they get as "getting a rush." I see this kind of interaction between peopleís energy everyday.
A physical illness shows up first in a personís energy, outside of the body. When there is a chronic problem in a personís energy, it effects their body, eventually. When a person has a lot of energy thrown at them and is depleted from trying to clear it out, and also from having their vitality "siphoned off" by others, their immune system is affected.
Almost everyone has heard that living in cities, where there is so much pollution, causes a breakdown of the immune system, leading to all kinds of health problems, including cancer. I am sure this is true, but I have often wondered how much people are harmed by the massive amounts of energy they get thrown at them when living in a crowded area. In traffic, someone is always impatient. Drivers often throw a little energy at you when you go too slow, speed, cut someone off, etc. Then, you go to work and "get it" from co-workers who are irritable, the people in line at the market, at the mall, at the movies... You go home and get it from the spouse and kids Ė who got their share when at school at the mall, at the movies, etc...
NEVER throw energy at anyone. That is a Psychic Attack and has serious side effects for the person who does it. The point is to protect yourself, not violate anyone else. Any time you use this energy for your own selfish use, it is wrong and there will be consequences.