Auras are a fascinating thing. We've all at some time sensed somebody's energy. Perhaps an angry energy. Or a loving, welcoming energy. On some level, we knew there was an energy field radiating from them that we picked up on. But what are auras? Is there any science to the concept that we have fields of energy around us that tell people about our health and emotional state?
The first thing we need to know in order to dive into auras is that our bodies conduct electricity.
Often times people compare a human to a computer, and there's a lot of fair comparison in that. Our brains send impulses throughout our bodies using electric currents. Essentially, electrons flow throughout the billions of atoms that compose our bodies, sending a myriad of messages. From HowStuffWorks.com:
When we talk about the nervous system sending "signals" to the brain, or synapses "firing," or the brain telling our hands to contract around a door handle, what we're talking about is electricity carrying messages between point A and point B.
The second thing to understand about ourselves is that we consume and produce energy.
We are energy bodies. If you've ever felt the warmth of another person's touch what you've felt is energy. Heat is a source of energy, it's thermal energy, and it's one of many possible stages energy can move through as it converts its form.
If you're alive then you're radiating heat, and if you're radiating heat you're radiating energy. So if auras are energy, then your aura really does begin inside of you, with your body's self-created heated, and radiates out, flowing out through the pores of your skin. And if you're alive, you're also sending messages throughout your body.
The heat that radiates from your body comes from the same source as the electric pulses. Which means, it's entirely plausible that those currents of thought, feeling and emotion really are affecting your aura, or your bioelectric field. It makes sense for a merging of the two, as our bodies are essentially many separate components that operate as one. Every aspect of our body affects every other aspect. You really might be radiating the thoughts you think and the things you feel.
But why do some people say auras have colors?
This is where the science ends and belief begins to take over. I'm not saying it's a belief because auras don't have color. I'm just not aware of any studies done on why or how any aura would have color. As interest grows in our nature as spiritual beings, these kinds of things do get looked at more. We may see science explore this in our lifetimes, but if not, nothing says we can't ponder and wonder about it ourselves.
Basically, color comes from various wavelengths of biomagnetic light energy. Longer wavelengths appear to us to be red, and on the short end you have purple. Color is entirely based on perception and the way our human eyes perceive those wavelengths. So can auras have color? I suppose so. But it's hard to break this down because we see auras with our inner sight, not with our physical eyes. There's a possibility that we give auras color because that's what color we associate with them.
In other words, let's say someone has a lot of anger in their energy field from a lot of rage-filled thoughts. A person who senses their energy might associate anger or intensity with red, and therefore, they "see" a red aura. What they see is true, because it's a reflection of what they're perceiving. But another person may "see" something else, based on their own color associations, and that would be equally valid.
Whether auras have color or not, we do radiate energy, and we do send thoughts and feelings as electric impulses within our bodies.
Maybe those electrical currents, made up of messages that tell us who we are and what we're doing, merge with the energy. If so, then we do have an aura around ourselves that is a general map of our emotional and physical state.
So right now auras are a mixture of science and belief. There's certainly a lot to think about though. I keep visualizing the constant stream of thoughts that emit from my mind through a day, running through me as pulses and currents. I then see them merging with my energy and radiating out of me, and it does make me want to be more conscious of what kind of a cloud or aura I'm surrounding myself with.
If my energy is drawing more of the same to me, since this is a Universe where like attracts like, then I certainly want my aura to work in my favor. But please never feel you have to smother so called negative thoughts or feelings. If something is crying out for your attention, let it be heard, see what it's trying to show you, and then let it wash through you (this post called "Feel What You Feel" might help).