In the previous two blogs we have explored the health of our dynamic, vibrant aura. In this blog I’d like to share what happens when the aura is less than vibrant, when it is compromised and needs support. Right now, I’m on holiday in the Canary Isles with my two brothers and two sisters and our families. We are having a wonderful time together.
However, the wild winds and waves we’ve been experiencing in Cornwall are showing up here too in this dry arid island and I have felt the change in climate affect 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 the chest was very depleted and that actually from the waist up the 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 is 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 the aura. The dry 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 the physical in the body system. Problems show up on the aura before they show up in the physical. 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 was I going to do about it? One of the amazing ways of working with energy medicine 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.
Before my husband left for a several hour bike ride with my brothers and nephews, he gave me a great spinal flush (You can see how to do a Spinal Flush on my YouTube channel) by deeply massaging either side of my spine, from the top of the back all the way down to the sacrum. This exercise helps stimulate the lymphatic fluid, removing any toxins and inviting space back into the fascia and musculature. Did it help my aura? A little, but not much. I would need to do the spinal flush several times today to really affect deep change. Which, of course, is an option and would be deeply beneficial.
Once my children woke up we did the daily energy routine together. If you don’t know Donna Eden’s 5 minute daily energy routine you can watch it and follow along here . After doing the daily energy routine my aura looks much, much more vibrant. One pattern that constantly weaves through the aura, and in fact, through all of the energy systems, is the figure 8. We will explore it independently in the next blog as it works in so many ways, but in relation to the aura, the figure 8 pattern weaves that incredible matrix together. So, after doing the daily energy routine the aura over my upper body filled out more. The feeling of hollowness in my chest lessened and I no longer had a tickle in my throat. Ok, so it was all going in the right direction. What else could I do to really bring in those patterns of health and vitality? There are two approaches to working with an imbalance in an energy system, you can chose to either work with the strength that is in the system, or work directly with the imbalance. I chose to work with the strength. The figure 8s that I had been working with in the Daily Energy Routine seemed to me to be a great way to continue to strengthen the aura and bring greater protection against the (more) wind forecast today.
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 …Katy Perry, One Direction (you get the picture). 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 know it, my daughter is joining me, my son is laughing at us both and saying how silly our dance is and my aura is beaming, not just with figure 8s but with radiance and joy.
Throughout the day I worked with the Dragon Breath (see previous blog) 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 dry wild wind, watching palm trees bending to the ground, 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