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Section 4

What are we made of?

Some would say we have just a physical body. However, healers perceive several other, more subtle bodies:
  • The Auras

  • The Chakra's 

  • The Meridians

The following sections are basic explanations of these bodies.

The Auras

The Aura is made up of 7 major bodies of Energy that are superimposed on each other giving the impression of layers. Some are related to the physical, some to the emotions and some to the mental state, as shown in figure. 1.

The Auric Layers

Auric Layers

figure 1

Energy flow - Aura layers 1 & 5 (physical layers) and 3 & 7 (mental layers) are structured layers where all the Energies flow down from the top to the bottom.

Layers 2, 4 & 6 (emotional layers) contain small clouds of Energy that float around the structured layers in a downward direction. Once the Energy goes to the ground , it is directed away from the body back into the Energy fields from whence it came. (figure 2).
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Energy Flow

Energy Flow

figure 2

 
Twisted or Leaking -  The Physical auric layers (1 & 5) can sometimes become twisted or leak, leading to aches and pains in the affected areas. Often this damage happens when areas of the body have been strained or is due to constantly holding a bad body position. For example, people working at a workbench or desk for long periods doing intense and concentrated work could end up with twisted strands of Energy leading to back pain and deformation of the back

Damaged
- Some layers can become damaged, For example, the Mental layers (3 & 7) can be damaged and allow Energies to leak into the other areas upsetting thinking processes. Over a period of time this damage can escalate, leading to a poor state of mental health. 

Clogged and Blocked -  The Emotional layers (2, 4 & 6) can become clogged up with intense negative emotions stopping the Energies being fed to their related parts of the physical body. Often this can be caused by major upsets in our lives, in many cases unavoidable, leaving us with auras full of dark or dirty coloured Energies. These clouds of negative Energies often float around the layers and can leak into damaged auras giving localised pains. They can also get trapped within Chakra's stopping Energies from flowing, cause blockages and weakening glands and organs, which can then become diseased.   

 


The Chakra's
 
Structure -  The chakra's are like funnels of Energy that feed the organs, glands and key areas of our bodies. Within each chakra are vortices of Energy that spin around feeding Energies to and from the physical body. There are approximately 7 major and 21 minor chakra's situated at key areas of our body. The Major Chakra's are shown in below (figure 3 & 4). 

Major Chakra's (front view)

Chakras

figure 3

Major Chakra's (side view)

Chakras

figure 4

Energy Flow - How the Energy flows within the Chakra's is very much a subject of debate. Some say the Chakra's spin clockwise (drawing in the Clean Energies) and then anticlockwise (expelling the damaged Energies). Others feel that the Chakra's just draw in the Energies and spin alternatively clockwise and anticlockwise from head to foot. Irrespective of how the Energies flow, what is important is that the Energies flow freely within the Chakra's, to keep a healthy body.
 
Blocked chakra's - Each chakra passes through the aura layers and can be affected by the state of the auras. For example, negative emotion can be trapped in the aura and move into a vortex within a chakra, stopping or reducing the Energy flow. Each chakra has a filter, which can also be damaged, stopping the Energy flow. (figure 5)
 
 
Chakra and Aura linkage
Chakra and Aura linkage
figure 5

The Meridians

The meridian system consists of fourteen pathways that carry Energy into, through and around the body. Along these pathways are areas where the flow can be altered through pressure or by needling; these are the acupuncture points. Although these points are on the skin surface, the meridians travel deep into the body through organs and muscles (figure 6).

The Meridians

Healing

figure 6

Each meridian is linked to the next in a chain and each is also linked to a major organ and named after it e.g. Liver meridian. The two channels not connected with organs; are the Governing and Conception channels; which opens directly to the chakra's and collect and release Energy to the 'outside'. All of the channels exempt for the Conception and governing are mirrored on either side of the body. These channels are either Yin or Yang, and as there is an optimal balance of yin and yang within the body, it can be seen how things can quickly get out of balance, especially as all these systems are interconnected. Therapies such as acupuncture, acupressure, shiatsu and Kinesiology work directly with the meridian system.

Central Meridians - The two central meridians (figure 7) of Energy form the foundation upon which the auras and chakra's test. These are related to our directly to our personality and our intentions.

Central Meridians

Healing

figure 7

They have various elements - The Soul Seat is sometimes known as the heart centre, which corresponds to the emotional aspects of our lives. This controls our passion to accomplish our goals in life. 

The other main element is the Tan Tien, sometimes known as the Hara, which is our will centre (the flame of transformation), the place from which we draw our Energy and will power. It is often used in martial arts as the storehouse of Energy and power.

Lack of Direction - If the central channel is damaged it can lead to someone having a lack of direction in their life. It may be repaired either by visualisation or by a daily exercise routine (as described in Light Emerging by Barbara Ann Brennan).

The meridian system consists of fourteen pathways that carry Energy into, through and around the body. Along these pathways are areas where the flow can be altered through pressure or by needling; these are the acupuncture points. Although these points are on the skin surface, the meridians travel deep into the body through organs and muscles (figure 6).

The Meridians

Healing

figure 6

Each meridian is linked to the next in a chain and each is also linked to a major organ and named after it e.g. Liver meridian. The two channels not connected with organs; are the Governing and Conception channels; which opens directly to the chakra's and collect and release Energy to the 'outside'. All of the channels exempt for the Conception and governing are mirrored on either side of the body. These channels are either Yin or Yang, and as there is an optimal balance of yin and yang within the body, it can be seen how things can quickly get out of balance, especially as all these systems are interconnected. Therapies such as acupuncture, acupressure, shiatsu and Kinesiology work directly with the meridian system.

Central Meridians - The two central meridians (figure 7) of Energy form the foundation upon which the auras and chakra's test. These are related to our directly to our personality and our intentions.

Central Meridians

Healing

figure 7

They have various elements - The Soul Seat is sometimes known as the heart centre, which corresponds to the emotional aspects of our lives. This controls our passion to accomplish our goals in life. 

The other main element is the Tan Tien, sometimes known as the Hara, which is our will centre (the flame of transformation), the place from which we draw our Energy and will power. It is often used in martial arts as the storehouse of Energy and power.

Lack of Direction - If the central channel is damaged it can lead to someone having a lack of direction in their life. It may be repaired either by visualisation or by a daily exercise routine (as described in Light Emerging by Barbara Ann Brennan).

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