What Color Is Your Aura

According to some spiritual belief systems, the aura is an energy field around a person that shines with colors determined by their state of being—their emotional, physical, and spiritual condition. We won't go into whether or not this belief is valid, but the general concept is useful for visualizing what your spirit or essence projects to the people you meet.

That's what you're going to practice doing in the following exercise: Think of a color that describes your spirit, and then decide what that color means to you. (And it doesn't matter what the psychologists say or what the "aura experts" say; this is your exercise.)

So, pick a color, any color. If you're drawing a blank, here's a brief list to jog your imagination. Are you...

The dictionary defines aura as 0) the atmosphere surroundings person or thing, and thought to come from him or it, and {¿} a luminous radiation. While many people associate the concept of the aura with New Age beliefs, the idea is actually quite old. It's possible the haloi surrounding hofy figures in many of the Old Masters' paintings were actually iupposed to represent

The dictionary defines aura as 0) the atmosphere surroundings person or thing, and thought to come from him or it, and {¿} a luminous radiation. While many people associate the concept of the aura with New Age beliefs, the idea is actually quite old. It's possible the haloi surrounding hofy figures in many of the Old Masters' paintings were actually iupposed to represent

• Red: Does that mean you're passionate and sexy, or angry?

• Yellow: Do you have a cheerful, sunny nature, or are you "yellow" in the sense of fearful?

• Blue: Are you calm and steady, or melancholy?

• Green: Are you peaceful? Envious? Obsessed with money? Or concerned about the environment?

• Purple: Do you have a regal nature? Or is purple a spiritual color to you?

• Pink: Are you gentle and loving (traits usually considered to be feminine, but certainly present in men as well)? Or are you seeing the world through "rose-colored glasses"?

• Gray: Do you feel formless, or have a cloudy self-image? Or does gray spell dignity and strength to you?

• Black: Does black signify depression or mourning to you? Does it whisper of elegance? Or does it mean you're secretive, mysterious?

• White: Does this simply mean colorlessness, or does it signify purity to you? Or do you think of a white light as healing or soothing?

Now try the following visualization exercise:

1. First, look over the list of colors above. Remember this is your exercise, so if the meanings of the colors listed don't ring true to you, make up your own meanings. If your color wasn't listed, add it to the list, and give it whichever meaning makes sense to you.

2. Find someplace quiet where you can sit down and concentrate. Turn on some soft meditative music, if that will enhance your concentration.

3. Close your eyes and imagine there is a radiant 113 emanating from your person. Its hue and intensity are shaped by your being and your mood. What color is it, and what does that color mean to you?

After you've found your color, think about what it means to you. If the meaning is negative, realize you can change either the color or its meaning to you. For example, do you see yourself as a "red," and does red signify anger to you? Then why not concentrate on changing to a neutral brown, or a harmonious green? Or why not focus on red as a color of passion?

Once you've found a meaningful, positive color, how can you use it? Simply think about your color at different times during the day—perhaps during your quiet time (or your meditation time, if you meditate)—and imagine yourself beaming that hue out into the world for everyone to see. It's really just another way of projecting your essence.

Continue reading here: Spirit Essence or Whatever You Want to Call It Its What Makes You

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