The wild winds we sometimes experience in Cornwall can affect the health of my aura. Last night I went to bed with a tickle in my throat and when I woke up this morning it had moved into my chest. No pain, but a hollowness.
Looking at my own aura this morning, I could see that the area over my chest was very depleted and that actually from the waist up my aura began to lose its cohesion. A vibrant, healthy aura has thousands (millions) of filaments or threads that weave together to form an incredible matrix of living energy. From below my feet, up to my waist, that matrix was thick, woven, dynamic, and charged with energy. At the waist the filaments began to be much more infrequent and dissipated. The colours became much less vibrant and it looked like there was even more depletion over the chest and throat area. The aura started weaving strongly again around the middle of my face.
So, in essence, I had a hole in the strength and vitality of my aura. The wind here found a way to enter my energy system and had stripped the strength of the aura. The challenge with this is that most often, the aura reflects what will manifest as physical in the body system, as problems show up in the aura before they show up in the physical body. So if I can’t change this energy pattern then a cough could start, or it could move elsewhere in my respiratory system. Or I could feel depleted today as my whole body system begins to work to repair this energy imbalance.
So, what did I do about it? One of the amazing ways of working with energy is that there are always simple, effective techniques that can help your body heal itself. And not only that, but the exercises also help evolve the energy systems involved so that they can change from any patterns of dysfunction into patterns of balance and health.
One pattern that constantly weaves through the aura, and in fact, through all of the energy systems, is the figure 8. The figure 8s seemed to me to be a great way to continue to strengthen the aura and bring greater protection against the (more) wind forecast today. You can follow me in a video working with figure 8's below.
One of the ways that the aura (and all the energy systems) can be enervated and enlivened is through music. Perhaps for you the music that you love is rock, or classical, or Tibetan chanting. I had my daughter’s pop music blaring out… well, I can work with that! I let the music move through my aura, tracing figure 8s on my body and in my aura, over and over, loving it. Before I knew it, my daughter was joining me, my son laughing at us both and saying how silly our dance was, and my aura was beaming, not just with figure 8s but with radiance and joy.
Throughout the day I worked with the Dragon Breath several times, and also drank lots of hot lemon (my body loves hot food and hot drinks so I give my body and aura what it needs). I was also conscious of the colour of clothes I chose today. Silk and wool always add vitality and energy to my aura (it may be different for you) and I chose a rich purple colour to feed my chest area.
And after a day of being in the wild wind, walking lots and being with my family, my chest and throat feel just fine as my aura is doing its job of protecting and connecting, wrapped around me like an immense healing cloak.
With love, Prune