What is an Aura? You’re Energy Skin

Last Updated: Thursday 6th December 2007

©Francesca McCartney, PhD

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What is an Aura? You’re Energy Skin

By Francesca McCartney, PhD

Most people do not realize that they have a second skin—an energy “skin” called an aura that protects and shields their energy system just as physical skin protects their inner organs. Imagine what it would be like to have no skin. What would happen? Your organs would spill out onto the ground; your veins and arteries would sag and bulge. You would be defenseless against contaminants, germs and viruses. Your skin is a highly efficient protective layer between you and the external world. It holds your internal pieces and parts in place, it shields you and it filters out foreign matter that could be dangerous or irritating to your inner organs.

Like physical skin, the aura is permeated with natural disease-fighting chemistry, and it hosts the sensory communications of the nervous system. This second skin is the boundary between your personal-energy system and the energy of your environment, an illuminated wrap of life-force medicine, and a subtle nervous system receiving and sending energy messages. This energy skin is your aura.

Every living organism has an aura. A healthy aura can be visualized as a cocoon of energy surrounding and extending out from the body at least one foot in all directions. This positive, protective field contains bright colors, strong vibrations, pure tones and is encased in a full, smooth, egg-shaped boundary. When you are sick, depressed, sad or unsure of yourself, your aura is close to your body. The colors are dull, murky and dark. The frequency is slow and erratic. A non-protective aura can be a cause of illness and distress for people. Without the natural filtering system provided by a healthy aura, you are vulnerable to chaotic environmental influences. The frequency of different energies in our environment can coexist and overlap nondestructively in the same space; take, for example, radio and television frequencies. Much of the energy in our environment—mental, physical, and emotional—is positive, but much other is negative.

An Early-Warning System
Your aura is a multi-operational energy field. The aura also acts as a reception and relay network for subtle energies. The aura delivers energy messages to the chakra system, which then translate into hormonal, nerve and cellular activity in the physical body. In general, the aura tends to be a storehouse (of current thoughts, feelings, attitudes and interactions) that exists between you and your environment. As the world first interacts with your auric field, the freshest impressions, communications and intuitive hits become a part of it. As an early-warning system, your aura also detects energy disturbances which have yet to be manifested.

A grounded aura allows you to sense when energy is being directed at you from near or far, and gives you the choice to accept it or cleanse it out of your space. When your aura is grounded, you feel safer and more secure. Here is how you can ground your aura: Sense or visualize a cocoon of healing light and energy surrounding your body. Hold that feeling and intention for a moment. Next intuit a symbol, color or sound; and visualize that energy all around the perimeter of your aura. (Imagine that the perimeter of your aura is like the shell of an egg.) Ground that perimeter energy field into the earth with visualization, i.e., roots of a tree; or with sensation, feeling the downward pull of gravity; or by affirming the intention, “I am grounded to the earth.”

Your aura, when functioning effectively, acts as a lightning rod for negative energy or thoughts that enter your space. If your aura is not protecting you well, you might be influenced by someone’s unhealthy energy entering your own, or you might feel as if you are being verbally attacked when someone is simply conversing with you. With a grounded aura these undesirable intrusions will be intercepted at its outer edge and automatically grounded out of your personal energy field and down into the earth. With practice, your aura will become an autonomic system of protection.

Try This!
Have you ever been in a roomful of people and seen a person walk in with all heads turning to look at him or her? This is a manifestation of the person’s aura filling up the room, reaching out and touching people like an energy handshake. Others call this charisma. If you would like to bring attention to yourself during a speech, in a group or for whatever reason, try this with your aura: Visualize filling your aura with bright colors and imagine expanding your auric field into a large cocoon around your body. You can do this in quiet meditation with your eyes closed, or you can simply intend this aura brightening at any time with open eyes. Experiment first at home to find out how much you can expand your aura and which size is comfortable for you. Some people can fill an entire room with their aura and feel comfortable and grounded, while others become scattered when their auras are expansive. Notice how others react to you when you practice this fun experiment.

A Positive Protection
A high-energy, healthy aura nourishes you with constantly circulating life-force energy. It also protects you because high-energy fields disintegrate low-energy fields. When you leave your home, one of the best health initiatives is to walk into the outside world with a grounded, vibrant aura. You can use your auric field as a protective skin and a passport to walking through the world with ease and grace.


About the Author

In 1984 Francesca McCartney, PhD founded the Academy of Intuition Medicine in located in California and in 2006 expanded to Energy Medicine University. The Academy offers vocational diplomas in Intuition Medicine and the University offers MS and PhD degrees in Integrative Holistic Health. Dr. McCartney has been practicing and developing her intuitive skills for thirty years and has a dual PhD in Intuition Medicine and Energy Medicine. Website: www.IntuitionMedicine.org


Article excerpted from:
Body of Health: The New Science of Intuition Medicine â for Energy and Balance
By Francesca McCartney, PhD

Frances McCartney

Frances McCartney

In 1984 Francesca McCartney, PhD founded the Academy of Intuition Medicine in located in California and in 2006 expanded to Energy Medicine University. The Academy offers vocational diplomas in Intuition Medicine and the University offers MS and PhD degrees in Integrative Holistic Health. Dr. McCartney has been practicing and developing her intuitive skills for thirty years and has a dual PhD in Intuition Medicine and Energy Medicine. Website: www.IntuitionMedicine.org

Article excerpted from:
Body of Health: The New Science of Intuition Medicine â for Energy and Balance
By Francesca McCartney, PhD