The Energy Body and Auric Layers
Human Beings have a physical body and an energy body. In Pranic Healing we are working with the “energy body” or “energy field”, which is composed of chakras, meridians and various layers of the aura. In this article, I will be exploring the auric layers and the health of the aura. Information is stored within our aura, says Diane Kathrine, “which the accumulation of happy and sad experiences, ideas and opinions, unreleased emotions, negative thought forms (elementals, past life memories, illnesses and toxins).”
The various layers of the aura include the etheric body which has the closest connection to the physical body. It interpenetrates the visible physical body and extends beyond it. It is associated with the basic chakra and connection to Earth.
The emotional body is the part of the auric field that resonates with the emotions and corresponds to the sacral and solar plexus chakras.
The mental body corresponds with the solar plexus chakra and relates to personal power and thoughts. Your mental body is built of thought forms (habit patterns so intense that they congeal into solid form). Susan Shumsky says, “an aura becomes bristly when it is filled with negative thoughts and emotions. A sensitive person who gets near that energy field feels the negative thought form’s projected repellent energy. This collection of thoughts determines your experience in life.”
The astral layer is related to the heart chakra and is the link between the physical and spiritual.
The spiritual layer (of our aura) says Diane Kathrine, is connected to all of the chakras but predominantly the throat, third eye and crown chakras. “It is thought that this is the layer that energy vampires attach themselves to when they drain energy” (see more in “Healing from Narcissistic Abuse”). Dr. Ramani Durvasula says energy vampires also suck out whatever security or sense of self the person has and leaves them completely insecure.
Distortions in the Aura
Anything that impairs the body and mind weakens the energy field. Distortions in the aura can appear from an early age. Kathrine says, “infant or childhood trauma and illness can result in a weakened aura”. A receded aura, she continues “is caused by experiencing deep hurt and rejection, feeling unloved or unworthy. It can be a knee-jerk reaction to retract the energy field, like retreating into a shell, as a way to prevent themselves from getting hurt again.
When the aura shrinks it becomes destabilized and prone to damage. “When a person has a weak, collapsed, or punctured aura they are particularly susceptible to psychic (or energy) vampires, lower energies, difficult experiences, mental illness, and disease, as you cannot energetically protect yourself from being drained (Shumsky).
Susan Shumsky writes that a shrunken or collpsed aura surrounds people who feel inferior, incompetent, unworthy, or undeserving and deeply hurt individuals build a porcupine shield, preventing others from getting near them (called Shielding). Illness often appears as a collapsed, squished aura or area of darkness (dark holes often appear in the energy field over an area or illness). It can also be called a hole or an energy leak. When you are withdrawn and excessively introverted you feel broken and weak.
Empaths and Highly Sensitive Souls are very sensitive and impacted by energy and the energies around them. “Diane Kathrine says, “when empaths unintentionally pick up the thought forms of others, the mental body is where they settle.”
What is Leaky Aura Syndrome?
Leaky Aura Syndrome, according to Diane Kathrine, “occurs when your energy field (aura or auric field) becomes overly porous and excess of energy both leaks in and out. The energy from others seeps in and becomes etched in your auric field.” This is caused by excessive stress, emotional pain, trauma, toxic environments and people, chakra imbalances, poor lifestyle choices, and low- level thoughts and emotions. Anything that impairs the body and mind weakens the energy field.
The Symptoms of Leaky Aura Syndrome include:
-feeling low, depression, mood swings.
-aversion to spending time with others and busy places. Busy places cause overwhelm, needing to be alone a lot to protect and rebalance, and can even start isolating yourself.
-brain fog, no clarity of thought.
-intuition is stifled.
– physical pain, especially after being around people.
and becoming overly sensitive to the world.
The health of our aura is essential. It keeps us safe Shumsky and Kathrine share the belief that with a healthy auric field:
-You radiate inner power and draw in positivity
-and your vibrant energy empowers others and helps raise their frequency.
A strong aura, as we learn in Pranic Healing, protects against outside negativity, thoughts, energy, and even disease. Pranic Healing can greatly help in healing and strengthening the chakras and auric field, as well as quality of the love vibration that you radiate. When you feel expansion in your energy field you feel empowered!
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- Durvasula, Ramani S. “Don’t you know who I am?” How to Stay Sane in an Era of Narcissism, Entitlement, and Incivility (p 11). Post Hill Press. 2019.
- Kathrine, Diane. “How to Heal Leaky Aura Syndrome”. 2017
- Shumsky, Susan G. “Exploring Auras (17, 56, 113)”. New Page Books. 2006.
- Sui, Master Choa Kok. “The Origin of Modern Pranic Healing and Arhatic Yoga” . Institute for Inner Studies and Publishing Foundation, Inc. Kindle Edition.