If you were given a magic mirror that could show you the invisible energy that surrounds you and that you are made of, do you think it would jive with how you speak and act in your life? I ask myself this question as often as I remember, because my life work as an energy healer, teacher and psychic medium demands that I do, if I am a good one. The thing is, as I sat and pondered what I wanted to write about today, I realized that this topic applies to anyone and everyone – in all walks of life. We are all made of energy. The magical “energy mirror” could be a valuable tool to see if we are being authentic in how we vibrate (to use energy language) in the outer and inner worlds.
How does my aura look? A question that has been laughed off as fluffy hippie lingo, I know, but hang in here a minute. Webster’s Dictionary defines the aura as “an energy field that is held to emanate from a living being”. So, how do you think your aura looks? Is it bright, strong and far reaching? Is it soft, dim and disconnected in bits? Does it glow? Is it dark and murky?
Here are a few great ways to find out. One way is to notice how you feel. Let’s say you’re at a party you didn’t want to go to. You show up, and smile at the host, and grin and bear your way through it. From the outside appearances to others, you seemed perfectly polite and content, but inside you were feeling drained, uncomfortable and resentful to be there. What do you think the energy mirror would show? It would show that your energy was held very close and tight to your body, as if trying to be invisible. It would likely be colored in deep reds (resentment), dark shadowy blotches (drained), and jagged areas like little lightening bolts of black or grey shooting out (uncomfortable/anxious). You looked great in your cool outfit and had your polite smile on. No one was the wiser, right? Wrong! Human beings can sense auras! We are all animals, after all. Just like dogs can sniff out illness or hostility or kindness, humans can sense energy around people as well. Another great way to know how your aura is doing is to see an energy practitioner. People who practice Reiki, acupuncture and other forms of energy work can read your energy field and be the “mirror” for you. They will point out areas that need balancing or clearing so you will feel better. You can choose to have a session to balance, charge and clear your energy field to help you to feel more authentically like you.
The title of this blog post, Do You Walk Your Talk?, can apply to all of us. Mothers who are raising children with values and behaviors they want to instill in them, for example. If the mother is anxious and insecure but trying to teach her child to be calm and confident, there is an incongruency in the aura that will come across to the child. If a person is a great inspirational speaker and mentor to many people, but their energy field is continually blocked and stagnant in their lives, they are not walking their talk. It’s important to be aware of this aspect of life as it will make all the difference in the quality of your experience, especially in your health, wellbeing, and in your career or life path.
A quick guide to the human energy field:
Aura: “an energy field that is held to emanate from a living being”.
Chakra: A wheel or vortex of energy.
There are 7 basic chakras in the aura. They run from the tail bone to the top of the head. They are located at all the major organ areas of the body. Tail bone, abdomen, solar plexus, heart, throat, forehead and top of head, or crown. Each chakra has a color. From bottom to top:
Indigo (Deep Blue)
Violet or White.
When we feel sluggish, anxious, ill, or low, these chakras are not running properly. They are blocked with stuck energy. Think of your energy like a running river. The flow goes through each chakra and out into the whole aura. The chakras feed the aura. When the chakra becomes clogged due to emotional or physical interference like pain and injury, the flow gets interrupted. The aura then depletes and stagnates causing the person to feel from off to very bad. If these imbalanced blocks go on too long, physical, mental and emotional illness can manifest.
Understanding your energy field can truly make a huge difference in your life. I recommend checking in daily to see if how you are feeling physically and emotionally is lined up with how you are acting and speaking. Try this easy exercise to balance out your basic energy field each day:
Sit in a chair with your spine straight or stand with your feet hip width apart.
Look straight ahead or close your eyes. Take three easy deep breaths. Imagine each chakra of energy spinning clockwise with its color shining bright and clear.
Imagine expanding the energy out all around you. Imagine your aura strong and bright and healthy.
Open your eyes, go off to your day. The world needs you!
Author: Katherine Glass