~ The Human Body Energy System ~
Aura & Chakras
We live in a sea of energy. Everything is energy. Matter is nothing more than energy vibrating at a very low and fixed rate in a cohesive pattern. The human body is simply a complex network of energy patterns which interact with each other and with other energy patterns.The body is composed of energy vibrating at certain rates, existing in a specific form, solid matter. Everything vibrates. All matter, regardless of size, produces a magnetic field. Magnetism is a form of energy. Thanks to the advancements in quantum physics we now understand that magnetism is one of the fundamental forces of the universe. The human body, being comprised of compressed energy, has mass and therefore a magnetic field. The human body also has another important characteristic: it is comprised of a series of electro- chemical reactions. For example, respiration (breathing) is a chemical reaction. Signals to cause muscles to contract and release are carried through electrical signals. Information is transferred throughout the nervous system by a series of electro-chemical reactions. Energy is neither created nor destroyed, only the form changes. Since the human body has mass it produces a magnetic field. In addition, the body is driven by a series of electro-chemical reactions. The interaction of the resulting fields (electric and magnetic) combines to form what Western science now terms, “The Bio-Energetic Field”. The bio-energetic field surrounds the body and varies in strength and density. It has been measured to extend between an inch and three feet from the body. Many Eastern schools of thought and cultural traditions have long known of the existence of the energy field which surrounds the body and have discovered it uses. Western science is finally maturing to the point where it too beings to grasp the importance and uses of the energy field which surrounds us. This field, known to many traditions for long periods of time, is called The Aura. The Aura is the energy field which surrounds our body and interacts with forces within our environment. This energy field has several different functions. The aura regulates the amount of energy within our system, it serves as an advanced contact system with other energy fields, it can be used in the diagnosis and treatment of illness, it can be strengthened to provide a means of defense, it can be used to extend your awareness and make you invisible and can even be used in an offensive manner if the need arises. These are but a few functions of the aura. The aura has been visible to those with the “sight” as long as people have possessed this ability. The auras of some people have been visible to those without the “sight”. These cases usually involved people who were filled with energy or very passionate about something. Strong emotion tends to strengthen the aura and can make it visible to the untrained eye, especially when observed against a dark background.
The 7 Major Chakras & Function of the Aura
The primary function of the aura is to regulate the energy within the body. The regulation of energy is accomplished through a series of energy transfer points called the Chakras. The chakras perform the actual work of regulating the energy. However, it is impossible to separate the chakra from the aura as it is the chakra which helps to form the aura. Classical thought maintains that there are seven major chakras, or energy transfer points, on the body. Each chakra is located in a specific area, has a specific name and a specific set of functions. In addition to the seven major chakras there are twenty one minor chakras which correspond to the twenty one major acupressure points on the body. There are over 120 additional chakra points scattered across the body which also correspond to acupressure points or nerve bundles. A new school of thought is just beginning which maintains that along with the seven major chakras there are twenty five additional majors for a total of thirty two major chakras. The major chakras are located along the spinal column. The chakra appears as a cone of clockwise circling energy (depending on the direction of view). Each chakra has two components, a front section on the front half of the body and a back section on the back half of the body. Inside each chakra are smaller cones. Each chakra has a front and back component which meet at the center of the spine. The root and crown chakras also have “front and back components.” Each chakra has a specific function that is tied to a different auric body. The auric body is made up of several layers, one layer for each chakra. Each one of the auric layers is governed by a specific chakra but all the chakras exist on all layers. There are seven auric layers and a total of 56 chakras manifesting on all seven layers and the physical body.
The 7 Auric Layers
The first auric layer is the Etheric layer. The etheric layer is closest to the body and fits nearly like a second skin. It has a definite size and shape. Generally, it extends from 1/4 of an inch to two inches from the body. Lines of energy are readily seen in this section of the aura since it is most closely linked to the physical body. It usually appears to “sight” as a blue or gray light or haze.
The second auric layer is the Emotional body. This layer deals with emotions, emotions with us and emotions we have for other people. The emotional layer is often seen as a swirling mass of energy about the body. The form pretty much approximates the human shape but is not as defined as the etheric layer. In fact, each layer out becomes less and less structured as a physical person.
The third auric layer is the Mental layer. This is the layer of thought and ideas. The layer where concepts are fashioned into reality. It usually is most visible around the head and shoulders as a yellowish light. It is in this layer that thought and ideas actually become substantial.
The fourth auric layer is the Astral layer. The astral layer marks the division between the physical layers and the higher layers. This layer is responsible for interaction between people. It is the layer of love and of relationship. Emotional bonds are formed on this layer.
The fifth auric layer is the Etheric Template. This body is a copy of the physical body on a higher level. It is the “master” copy for the Etheric body to model itself after.
The sixth auric layer is the Celestial body. It is the body of emotional level on the spiritual plane. Through this layer we are able to commune with Spirit. It is the level of unconditional love and trust.
The seventh auric layer is the Ketheric Template, also known as the Causal Body. This is the mental layer of the spiritual level. Through this layer we can become one with the Spirit. Through this layer we can access the akashic records and delve into our past lives. It is the layer of true connectedness to the higher planes.
The Chakras have three main functions in relation to the Aura and the Auric Bodies:
Energize each Auric Body
Develop different aspects of the consciousness
Regulate the flow of energy between the Auric layers