Seeing the Aura: The human aura is an electromagnetic field that surrounds the body, while it’s alive. When a person is out of their body, either asleep or during a healing the aura is missing. You may see a fine cord of silvery blue, or a misty form of the person hovering close by. While doing a headcount in my last prison job, I opened the door to a room late one night. It contained one prisoner, so why was I seeing one in the bed and his form all in blue sitting on the top bunk? Simple he was having an out-of-body experience. When someone is dying the aura slowly leaves the body and when they’re dead usually the emotional aspect can be seen nearby the body for a little while. The aura comes out of the chakras which respond to the major glands of the body from the crown, forehead, throat, chest, solar plexus, above the pubic bone and lower back. I’ve written at some length about it in previous posts and I gave the students the same spiel. The hard part was trying to explain how to see it, especially when people are expecting to see a huge rainbow. If we could all see the aura in its splendour then we would be caught up in nothing but colour day after day. The only time I’ve seen the aura in its awesome fullness was here. So how do we see the darn thing? Firstly, don’t try too hard. I think this could be the catchcry for anything we talk about here. Expectations are always high, so don’t have any. With your
victim volunteer standing against a light coloured background, first look at their face, move your glance so you’re looking just past the side of the head, then slightly alter your focus. You should be seeing a faint light, usually grey/blue coming up about an inch around the head and shoulders. If you don’t see it at first, don’t despair. Your mind may not want to acknowledge what it is seeing. Turn your head away and start again, then ask your volunteer to think happy thoughts. This can get the aura moving. Or, you can get them to stand with their back to the outdoors. It’s great if you can get the sky behind them. I used this technique to convince a workmate that I wasn’t pulling his leg. I sat in the guard box and he stood in the doorway. With a bright blue sky behind him I asked him to think of different things. As he thought, swirls of what looked like smoke twirled through the aura around his head. Then I could tell him what he was thinking about. His aura would expand and contract and those thoughts just went out into the ether. Once you are confident about seeing that ripple of light around the head and shoulders, close your eyes. You will see an after image of the person, wait a few moments and it will fade, then it should light up again. This is the aura at work now. It’s all about opening your mind to the possibilities of what you can do. If you still can’t see anything, relax and try again. Let your mind wander a little then focus again. It will happen. Another way is to look through brown glass, it cuts down on different spectrums of light. I wasn’t happy with using it, figuring how people would react when you whipped out your piece of glass for a look at them.
So you’re seeing it, now what do we do? You would have to do some study on the chakras and how they function in the aura, what the various colours mean, how they interact. Interpret what you see and discuss it with your client. It’s doable but it takes time and a little dedication. Of course I heard the cries of, ‘I can’t see anything, I can’t do it, what am I supposed to see?’ – ‘Settle ladies, can you see that line around your person?’ – ‘Yes but it’s so small.’ I’m leaving that line alone. We finally sorted it out, I stood side on with a white sheet behind me, thought happy little thoughts and pushed out the aura. A little chorus of oh’s and ah’s convinced me that they’d seen something. Obviously they had been nervous as a viewer and a subject prior to this. Now we were getting somewhere. This brings us to the following subject.
Divining Rods: I spoke of using divining or dowsing rods here a couple of weeks ago. For the course I rummaged in my shed for fencing wire and made several sets of rods. As I’ve said you don’t need anything fancy. I also took along a few pairs of biro cases to slip the rod handles into.
Divining rods are an artificial extension of the human aura/spirit. I believe that on a more subtle level we are aware of many things and for a variety of reasons we don’t see or feel them. If one is going to teach these techniques then they have to step up and demonstrate them. I showed them how to test the rods by first asking them to cross over for a yes or positive result and swing outwards for no. After a couple of questions requiring yes-no answers, I then gave a demonstration. I used Lorelle as a subject and had her stand quietly, then think about expanding her aura. Putting the rods to one side I held my hands out, palm forwards, closed my eyes and walked forward. After a few steps my hands tingled and I stopped. I asked Lorelle to withdraw her aura and started again. I stopped inches away. ‘Okay ladies, now I use the rods.’ Same again, I moved about 10 metres away, held my elbows into my sides with the rods pointing straight ahead. The rods cross over at the same place, and again with the aura withdrawn. Now I had their attention and they paired off, not only were they getting confirmation with the rods they were also seeing just how far their auras could expand. I had a table with several objects placed underneath a sheet and one by one they divined the objects they were looking for. The rods are quite good for finding lost objects and in my experience usually for other people. A case in point, about 10 years ago Lorelle and I were staying with her ex sister-in-law until we sorted out our living arrangements. Her niece had a friend over for the weekend and on the Monday morning when they were ready to leave for school, the friend couldn’t find her bracelet. She ripped her bag apart, nothing. Then tore the room apart, still nothing. Fetching my rods (and in true super hero style) I said, ‘Stand aside, we’ll find it.’ Going through the questions brought me back to the bracelet being in the bag. ‘I’ve looked, it’s not there,’ she wailed. The rods indicated otherwise. ‘Have another look, it’s in your bag.’ She found it, the bracelet had slipped in between the bottom of her overnight bag and the lining. I find them useful when doing healings as a super quick way of checking chakras and looking for blockages in the aura. Especially if you have a few sessions happening on the day. So that’s how the rods work for me, different people have their own beliefs and ideas on the subject of dowsing. That’s how it should be too.
Channelling: I’m talking about channelled writing or automatic writing. As a writer I find this to be an interesting subject because it fits in with the Muse, every writer’s friend or enemy. Over time I’ve experimented with this form of writing and have come to a few conclusions. One, that you are actually getting in touch with your own soul or higher self. Two, that you are in touch with something quite profound, nip over and have a look at Cosmic Consciousness . This link takes you to the writings of Richard Maurice Bucke, a Canadian Psychiatrist. He wrote about this in 1901 and he had great hope for humanity at large, sadly it doesn’t seem to have come to pass. Some profound writings have come through over time. Now and then you may receive something from spirit. Or if you haven’t been white lighting yourself something ugly or nasty from some lower level astral entity (thought form). With anything that involves working with spirit you need to white light yourself. I’ve spoken about this previously. Once again like all of the previous lessons this is where meditation comes in handy. The meditation for this night involved opening up a channel between spirit and the self. Afterwards with pen and pad at hand they settled down and began. With first attempts or even on the tenth attempt there’s no guarantee of getting anything profound or even interesting. This takes practice and dedication. it’s all a matter of being comfortable, resting your pen on the paper and waiting. Sometimes you may feel the need to write, so you start, even moving the pen over the paper can set something in motion. You may get scribbles, long streaks of writing or even coherent words. Once again the expectation is to start writing almost immediately and push out volumes of new truths. It doesn’t happen that way. All I could say to my students was to keep practising, as with everything they were being taught. Automatic writing also opens you up to the following lesson.
Becoming a Medium: This was the lesson they’d been waiting for but like anything to do with spirit work you need to ease into it. Once again the meditation was about the subject at hand and they were taken to a place where they could converse with someone they knew in spirit. I have to say this meditation was quite powerful. At the end of it they all spoke about where they’d been, not who they’d seen though. (What came out at the end of proceedings was the number of people they’d seen for other students.) When one is guiding their students through this or any meditation you have to ‘be there’ yet aware of everything going on around you. Some people can become quite emotional doing this and need to be taken out of the circle. Thankfully it went well. The strange thing is the convener quite often picks up what the students are seeing too. We went through two meditations, had a tea break then began. You have to back up your teachings with action in this game so I ‘worked the platform’ and took them through what they could expect from a medium. A couple of the students were widows, one recent so it didn’t take long for those in spirit to come through. I must say it felt good to be back in the groove again. There’s nothing quite like being able to pass on communications from deceased loved ones to the living. Because of the small numbers I was able to spend a little more time with each student and give them solid evidence that their person came through. I have to say here that there are times when the spirit comes in very close and I back out a little. Eyes closed and feeling the nervousness of the spirit coming in, I began to sing, ‘You are my sunshine, my only sunshine.’ You can often tell the age of the person coming through and in this case I felt a toddler. I was shown how the child died and received messages to pass on to her mother. The death occurred in the late 60’s and the spirit’s sister was one of my students, and the song? The mourner’s sang it at the child’s funeral. Of course an outpouring of emotion followed amongst the ladies. Once we returned to normal they each took a turn on the platform. I felt proud of my ladies, each one of them brought something through from spirit. they couldn’t do it for all the students. Some passed messages on for four or five others only one or two, and do you know the numbers didn’t matter. Even opening up for one person is fantastic, it showed them that it could be done, that with faith in themselves, and opening their minds would produce remarkable results. The one thing you can’t teach is confidence, only practice can instil that in a person. Yet confidence and faith in yourself are the top requirements. No matter how good you are at connecting with the departed, if you can’t stand up in front of a crowd and pass the messages on then you need to find another pastime.
Next week: Let’s wait and see, I’ll have to think of something. 🙂