This was originally published in MSIA’s Rod & Staff newsletter in August 1976.
What is the aura?
The aura is a force field of electromagnetic energy that surrounds the body. When a person is healthy and balanced, their aura reflects their condition by being smooth with all parts of it being alive and having a clear color and free movement.
If a person is experiencing disturbance, it is reflected in the aura. The aura may change color or become cloudy or thicker. Parts of the aura may pull in closer than necessary to the body. The aura may lose energy and thus be less able to protect the body from outside forces impinging upon it.
Physical illness can be reflected in the aura — things as commonplace as a headache or as serious as pneumonia will show up in the aura. Many times, a weakness in the auric force field will indicate a high potential for illness or injury in the area of the weakness. If the aura can be brought into balance, the physical manifestation of the weakness may be avoided.
There are three primary levels to the aura: physical, emotional, and mental/spiritual. Each aura is separate, although all of them blend together. A weakness in any one of the auras will indicate a different situation.
Some types of human behavior have a direct effect on the aura, which then has a direct effect on the feelings of the person involved. Recreational drugs, as one example, place negativity in the aura. Because of the nature of the drug experience, definite changes happen to a person, their perception of their environment, their feelings, responses, etc.
Taking drugs often causes great irregularities in the aura. They may cause rips and tears to appear as the energy around the body is really blasted by the force of the drugs. As this occurs, it creates energy drains from the aura. Because the aura is depleted, the electromagnetic protection that the body normally has, is gone, and the body is left more vulnerable to illness, fatigue, emotional turmoil, etc.
Abuse of alcohol can also cause serious disturbance to the aura and can cause it to become thick, sluggish and murky but will not destroy it to the extent that drugs will. With time, if the person no longer drinks alcohol, the effects of the alcohol will dissipate out of the aura. The damage caused by drugs will still be visible in the aura even years later.
Emotional upset of any serious nature can also cause distress to the auric force field. It can weaken it and leave the person vulnerable to future emotional instability as well as to physical illness.
When the aura is in good shape, the person is more able to cope with, and withstand, the pressures and activities of life. The force field surrounds the body and protects it from the impingement of negative forces from outside the body. Also, because we perceive our environment through our aura, an unclear or weakened auric field will give us a confusing or uncertain picture of the world. If the aura is clear and vital with positive energy, we have a sharper, more accurate view of the world and our relationship to it.
Why have an Aura Balance?
The aura balancing is really a “tune up” for your aura. You are providing yourself with a greater sensitivity to yourself and to your environment. You are getting rid of those things that cloud or confuse your energies. You are clearing out the negativity you have collected to yourself in the past and giving yourself the opportunity to “start fresh” and change inappropriate or ineffective behavior.
If you have been experiencing illness, unusual fatigue, or any type of emotional turmoil and have felt those things really “get to you”, you may want to consider having an aura balance. Fatigue can often indicate that there is either weakness in the aura, or there may be rips that are allowing the energy to drain.
If there have been areas where you feel you have betrayed yourself, let yourself down, not done as well as you could and you have judged yourself for these inadequacies, the self-judgment may have weakened and depleted the energy of the spiritual aura and an aura balancing would be indicated.
If you have been involved in any emotional situation in which you find it difficult to “let go”, an aura balancing can be of great assistance. Many emotional imbalances “lock into” the auric force field and just stay there. As long as they are there, you feel the energy of that situation. So your mind and your feelings continually return to it. The balancing can clear those areas and give you the opportunity to let go and find more balanced and fulfilling emotional patterns.
What happens during an Aura Balancing?
The person performing the aura balancing has been trained to sense irregularities in the aura, to perceive changes, understand the underlying causes of imbalance, release the imbalances, and bring the aura into balance. The balancer works with the “Light”, a positive, pure force of spiritual energy to release any negativity, and to replace the negativity with positive energy.
Working with the Light and with the Consciousness of the Mystical Traveler insures that only that which is for your highest good will take place. There will be no violation of your consciousness on any level. You will direct the session with the balancer’s assistance. Their work will be only as you allow it. The more you are willing and able to let go, the more the balancer will be able to help you release. Nothing will be forced. You will be worked with in love and cooperation to assist you in the aura balancing.
During the aura balance a pendulum will be used as a tool to locate areas of imbalance within the aura, release the imbalance, focus radiant energies from higher dimensions into the aura, and replace depleted areas with positive energy. As negativity is replaced with positive energy, greater clarity and balance come to all aspects of the consciousness.
When all imbalanced areas have been discovered and balanced, the person performing the balance will surround the body in many layers of Light. These serve as an added protection because the changes that begin in the aura balancing session will continue for many days. The Light that has been placed there will absorb into the aura to strengthen it as more changes take place.
Because there are different levels to the aura, a series of three aura balancings are recommended. The first balancing focuses primarily on the physical aura. Imbalances in the physical aura are dealt with and cleared. In the second balancing, the emotional aura is balanced. And in the third balancing, the mental/spiritual aura is cleared. This is the area of self-judgment, self-doubt, self-betrayal, etc. You will learn a special technique for loving and forgiving yourself which allows many things to release from your consciousness.
There is at least a two-week period between each aura balancing. This allows time for all the changes and adjustments to solidify from one aura balancing before going on to the next. Each balancing takes approximately forty minutes to an hour.
After the Aura Balancing
When the aura balance is finished, the force field around the body will have been given the chance to renew itself to greater vitality and life. It has been charged with positive energy and is quite clear from negativity. It is necessary that you take care not to destroy that balance until it has a chance to become solidified. Any strong physical or emotional involvement may compromise the effectiveness of the aura balancing.
If you want your aura balance to hold and to work for you, it is important that you do not indulge in any sexual activity (which, because of the intensity of that experience, can create powerful changes in the physical aura), alcohol, or recreational drugs, for at least three days. It would also be wise to stay clear of any emotionally charged situation. You want to take care of yourself and allow the work still going on from the balance to be as effective and complete as possible.
We suggest, too, that if you are involved in the consistent use of drugs and have no intention of changing that pattern, you do not plan on having an aura balance. The drug pattern will hinder the effectiveness of the aura balancing. There is little reason to clear the aura from the effects of drug abuse, only to continue the pattern of drug abuse. If you have quit or intend to quit a drug pattern, then an aura balancing is highly recommended.
The Touch-Up Aura Balance
Once you have had the first three aura balances, you are in good shape. But as you are subjected to the stress of the world and the situations with which you are involved, you may find that for one reason or another you bring to yourself areas of turmoil, pain, emotional upset, physical illness, etc. If that happens, imbalance may be created in the aura. The “touch-up” aura balancing is designed to keep the aura clear and balanced on all levels thus allowing you to function at your greatest capacity, at all times.
In the “touch-up” balance, all the various levels of the aura will be checked, and if there is imbalance on any level, attention will be given to that area. The physical, emotional, and mental/spiritual auras will all be rebalanced.
We would recommend a touch-up balance if you have been ill, if you have been involved in a highly charged emotional situation that you’re having trouble letting go of, if you work a high stress job that’s “getting” to you, or if you’ve entered into areas of self-betrayal or self-recrimination. If these situations are pretty normal in your life pattern, we suggest a routine “touch-up” balancing every six months to a year.
If you really want your life to be as effective, as balanced, and as loving as possible, it is important to keep the aura clear and bright with positive energy.
If you are interested in having an aura balancing from one of the MSIA staff, you may phone (323) 737-4055 for an appointment or email Deborah Kovitz at DeborahKovitz@msia.org. You can also fill out a services request form here.