“Auras are like a signature, each as individual as the person they surround”

~Gina Allan

Have you ever seen somebody and instinctively felt positive in their presence? Or maybe that time when somebody stands too close to you and you feel like they are in “your space”? Some people explain this “feeling” or the idea of energy around each object, person and/or place as “Aura”.

Probably one of the most debated topics, the presence of aura can not be seen but felt. Auras are always associated with people. We even use them to describe people: “He has a glow,” or “She has an aura of power around her”. But in fact all living things generate this field of energy. When associated to a person, the aura provides insight into the spiritual, emotional and physical aspects of the individual.

The concept behind auras is that everything generates a magnetic field of energy around them, this field defines you, your thoughts and your beliefs. Aura comes from the Greek word for breeze and has only a few empirical studies in its favour.

“The aura is claimed to be a glowing field surrounding a human being that is undetectable, except by gifted psychics. By interpreting the aura of an individual, one is said to be able to deduce personality, health, and present emotions” (Randi 1995). It is defined as, “vital force [that] spills beyond the perimeters of the skin into the atmosphere to create an energy field, or aura, which provides a great deal of information about the nature and functioning of human beings” (Pierrakos 2005, 18). The aura can be viewed as a visual representation of the soul. It is a complex system every aura is distinctly different and changes over time. Apparently, they have colours that depict certain emotions, that are common to all of us, such as red for anger, pink for love and green for envy etc.

But will the sceptic in you ever allow the belief in aura? I don’t believe in God much, neither do I believe in predestination; yet, there is a part of me that believes in the “vibes”, aka, the aura. I am sure you have heard the phrase “your vibe attracts your tribe” and you might have noticed that even though the belief is that opposites attract, most of your friends and acquaintances do have the same ideologies as you.

Sensing auras is what we do every time we meet somebody new; through feeling and knowing, like trusting your gut instincts about someone or something. Everybody does this on a day to day basis through normal social interaction. You sense somebody’s anger, fear, love and compassion. These are all easily identifiable and this is all part of your ability to sense auras. These feelings and intuitions are a result of another persons energy passing through yours. From feelings to energies, aura comprises of so many things. There are certain images and associations your mind makes whenever you see somebody new and this is what makes you connected to that person.

So many misconceptions and superstitions have obviously contaminated the simple and succinct concept of auras but it is just the simple presence of energy around somebody produced by your thoughts. Every time I have had negative thoughts my mother has asked me to think positively, and somehow it does work. What I feel changes so many things around me. Maybe it is the idea that optimistic thoughts make you positive and thus more productive or maybe all this was just a coincidence; yet nothing explains the sudden “click” you feel with somebody or the inexplicable hatred.

For me, your aura is the first thing I feel and our relationship will be defined by it. Seeing is not always believing.

It works for me! Let me know what you think! 🙂