What’s an aura? All living beings contain Universal Life Energy. This creates an electro-magnetic field called an aura, formed from the flow of life energy through and around your body. Many paintings on religious themes depict halos, which are just a small part of the aura.
The aura you emit is a good indicator of your physical, mental and emotional state. Just as a weak body is prone to disease, so, too, a weak aura. A strong, clear aura reflects your overall well-being and your core values. It’s a mirror to your soul, your experiences, vitality, character, and strength. Your aura is your spiritual signature.
Your Energy Clothing
Your aura is like your energy clothing. Think of it as an energy trench coat that comes between you and bad weather. Just like your trench coat gets soiled with dirt and pollutants from your environment, so does your aura. In fact, it has a somewhat magnetic and sponge-like quality that pulls and absorbs negative energies that float all around — stuff you commonly call “bad vibes.”
Bad vibes or negative energy is the vibration that escapes when someone experiences negative emotions such as fear, desperation, jealousy, sorrow, anger, regret, hopelessness or rejection. These affect the atmosphere and people in it. They can make your mood fluctuate, make you dull, pessimistic, and suspicious and so could make you sick. They can even make your
relationships and work take a hammering. And all this happens through your aura, as it is what extends far beyond your body and therefore becomes your gateway to external energies. This is why it’s so important to clean it frequently.
Rid Yourself Of Bad Vibes
Here are a few methods that can help you cleanse your aura:
Deep Breathing And Visualisation: Sit comfortably in a quiet corner. Relax your body and deep breathe. Imagine that you are sitting under a waterfall of light; beautiful white or golden light. In your mind’s eye, see this light flowing all over you like water and cleansing you of all negativity and impurities. Do it for at least 10 minutes. Then take a few deep breaths before slowly opening your eyes.
Use Healing Instruments: Prayer instruments like Tibetan bells, singing bowls, conch and gongs produce powerful vibrations that cleanse the aura. Take an instrument that feels right and that you can use. Then sit in a quiet place and focus on the sound of the instrument and feel its powerful vibrations interact with you. Do it for at least 10 minutes and the sound vibrations will dissipate all negativity from your aura.
Chant Aum: “Aum” is considered to be the primordial sound, the mantra of creation that contains the totality of all other sounds. Chanting it aloud several times purifies your atmosphere and aura. It connects you to the universal life force of all creation
vibrating at the same wavelength.
Smudge Your Aura: Smudging is an ancient Hindu technique of purification that’s also been practised by other ancient civilisations like the Egyptians and Indigenous Americans. Here is how you do it. Light some smudge sticks or thick incense and outline your entire body with the smoke. This works even better if someone else can do it for you because they can walk around you completely. The smoke draws out the negative energy, neutralises it and purifies your aura.
Take A Warm Bath Or Shower: Prepare a warm bath in a bathtub. Add three tablespoons of sea salt or crystal salts. Avoid adding chemicals like soap. Sink into the bath. Imagine the water seeping through all the layers of your aura, drawing out negativity, leaving it bright and cleansed. Alternatively, add salts to a large bucket of water. Or rub them gently on your body and stand under a shower. In both cases, imagine the water washing away all the negativity from your aura.
Swinging And Running: When you are swinging or running, your body pushes through the air and this strains and clears your aura. But remember, just a regular run is not enough. You have to run in a way where your arms move freely. Or run with your arms perpendicular to your body, like the wings of an aircraft. Run at whatever speed you find
Ideally, you should clean your aura every morning and night. Make it an integral part of your spiritual hygiene, just like how brushing your teeth is part of physical hygiene. By doing this daily, you not only protect yourself against spiritual, emotional and
physical illnesses, but also promote better interpersonal relations and overall wellness.