What is the Aura and How Do I Nurture It?
The word aura is of Greek origin meaning "breeze" or "air." Your aura is an electromagnetic field that emanates from your body and interacts with the energy of the Universe. It surrounds each of us and has discernible colors in it. Your Aura can be affected by your emotions, actions, thoughts, experiences and attachments. Your Aura also reflects the evolution of your soul and the state of your health. Your Aura reveals the entire state of You. A trained intuitive can observe the repository of information about you contained in your auric field.
Nurturing Your Aura
An effective way to nurture your aura is to use color. Simply, find a quiet place a few times a week with the intention of clearing and nourishing your aura. Sit or lay somewhere where you'll remain undisturbed for 15-20 minutes. Visualize a beautiful golden color surrounding your entire body extending from your skin to 3 feet away from your body. Next, visualize a beautiful white light extending from your skin to 3 feet away from your body. Then imagine the gold and white colors swirling into each other: cleansing, clearing and nourishing your aura for at least 10 minutes. Near the conclusion of the 15-20 minute period, imagine a beautiful rose pink color surrounding your entire body extending from your skin to 3 feet away from your body. Feel yourself in this beautiful rose pink color for at least 3-5 minutes. Open your eyes and thank the colors for coming to assist you. You should feel refreshed, calm and centered.
This month's intuitive tip teaches you how to simultaneously connect with the Earth and the Spirit realm. One way to do this is with physical meditation. Traditional meditation teaches that we must sit in silence anywhere between 15 minutes to 2 hours to have a good meditation. However, if you're like me, sitting in meditation for an extended period is difficult to do everyday. Instead, I do walking meditation, also known as physical meditation. I'll put on my headset with meditative music and take a long walk and by the time I'm done, I've both grounded my energy with Earth and have connected with the Spirit realm. I'm lucky enough to start every morning with physical meditation. It's simple and easy. Even if you don't have the time to start everyday like this, you can definitely find time to enjoy physical meditation sometime during the week. Try it and see if this form of meditation works for you.
Listening to our hearts is often easier said than done. It's one of those concepts that sounds good, but we're often perplexed by how to do it. It proves to be quite challenging in our busy lifestyles because we have so much on our plates - our jobs, our families, our relationships, our cars, grocery shopping, the needs of our children, the needs of our partner, the needs of our bosses and the list goes on and on. Often by the end of the day we're so overloaded and overstimulated because we've had to make mental decisions all day. This makes it very difficult to drop down into our hearts and to connect with it.
The best way to begin to connect with your heart center is to stop - take a deep breath - and focus on the beat of your own heart. Allow the rhythm of your own heartbeat to guide you into a quiet space until all that you hear, feel and focus on is "thump-thump" "thump-thump." After about one to two minutes of feeling and listening to your own heart beat visualize yourself laying down on a bed of leaves and surrendering to the moment. After a few minutes ask any question that's been on your mind, wait a moment, drop down into your heart and then literally ask your heart what the answer is. The answer should be one that makes you feel a sense of joy and lightness or relief as well as one in which you exhale "Ahhhh."
This technique should help you bridge the gap between your mental center and your heart center.
Remember there are no mistakes when it comes to your soul's mission - success in life only requires that you're fully present in each moment.
I just love Valentine's Day. I love the color red, I love the fact that it's a reason to celebrate love, and I love that we're allowed to give chocolates, flowers and cards as tokens of our affection for those we love. One of my fondest memories as a little girl was making Valentine's day cards to put in my classmates special Valentine's day envelope. I looked forward to cutting the heart shapes, pasting the hearts on the pretty white doilies, and writing my special note to my friends. Even better, was seeing all the smiles and hearing all the laughter as we opened each others Valentine cards. Sharing our kindess and affection was so easy and fun when we were children. Those were happy times.
We can often take love and those we love for granted. Some people can go for days, weeks and even years without sharing their "I love you's" with others. Conversely, some folks can go years without being told that they're loved or appreciated. I think that is so sad. I think that if you love something or someone you should share it as soon as you feel inspired. Although, I happen to be one of those people who loves love and who's a hopeless romantic. I've always worn my heart on my sleeve. It took me a while to realize that not everyone was the same. As I reflect back, I understand why...it's not easy being so sensitive to others and to the world around you. It takes a while to develop an understanding that everyone is different and unique. However, I do know one similarity: EVERYONE, and I mean EVERYONE wants to be loved. It is said that it's better to love than to be loved...what do you think? I think we need the balance of both. Perhaps that's why there are so many pet owners in our society. Animals love us unconditionally. We love them and they love us back. It's pretty simple. Maybe we should go back to being simple again.
I'm so grateful that I've been given the gift of helping others. Whether it's a health issue, emotional issue, or the loss of a loved one, I'm continually reminded of how important love is. For example, whenever the spirit of a deceased loved one comes through for someone the spirit ALWAYS comes through with a message of Love. It's so beautiful. Sometimes I'm even moved to tears because the love is so pure and so powerful. It's a constant reminder to me how important love is to our everyday lives. Some of the most beautiful messages of love come from the spirits who never met the great-granddaughter, or great-grand-neice sitting before me because they passed away years before they were born. I feel so honored to bring through these messages of love to others because Love really does last forever.
This month don't miss out on an opportunity to share your love with someone. Sharing love is sharing kindness. I remember my US History teacher in college, Mr. Gillmette. Mr. Gillmette was lecturing about some important event in US history and in the midst of his speech he went off track. He began talking about how people aren't kind to each other anymore. People aren't nice to each other anymore. Mr. Gillmette told us that we need to start being kind to each other. I never forgot that. I heard this message almost 26 years ago and I remember it verbatim. I don't remember what historical event he was lecturing about, but I DO remember him telling us to be kind to each other. Now that's a Life Lesson. I'm so grateful to Mr. Gillmette for going off topic and sharing this very important Truth with us during class.
This month I invite you to share that you care by being kinder to others. Give your kindness to a stranger, it'll brighten their day. You have no idea how powerful you are. Your smile, your warm hello, your simple gesture of holding the door for someone are all examples of kindness. Simple acts of kindness show that you care about life and someone other than yourself. There's too much suffering in the world today. Too many people are losing their faith in life. Some people suffer from loneliness and believe that nobody cares about them. Ignite a little spark in their life today by being kind. Let others know that they matter in this world. What a beautiful way to help make the world a better place.