What is an aura? I would simply say it is merely your own personality and your innermost emotion in colored form. It does change with relaxation or illness but mostly the color of an aura is just our own personality in a colored form which makes it easy for us to reflect on our self-better and take steps for healing.
There are several aura colors, as I mentioned earlier, but for now, we will concentrate on how to check the color of the aura by oneself.
The first thing is cleansing the mind and the body to check one’s aura.
Here are some of the tips I use:
- Pour cool and clean water and drench yourself from head to toe. Wear thin white clothes and stand in front of a mirror in natural light. Now see right above your head in the mirror. The color you spot above your head is the color of your aura.
- This is even simple. Place yourself in front of white light and white background or wall and now stare at your reflection, right above your shoulder, with a calm mind. The hue you see is your aura.
- Take a bath, cleanse yourself properly. Put some oil in your hair wear pale or white clothes and sit down in meditation asking your Ishtadevtas or guides to reveal your aura. After a while, you may see either a color or a certain color name being whispered by your subconscious. That is the color of your aura.
- This one is tough; imagine yourself in an empty green field. Take three or four deep breaths and then focus on your breathing while keeping eyes shut. After a while try and visualize yourself in your true setting (your room or terrace) wherever you are stationed in reality. Look right outside your own visualized body while keeping eyes closed. This is the way that aura readers see their own aura. For this, you need at least partially opened Third Eye or the Ajna Chakra. Or one can simply ask an aura reader.
- For some simply taking a dip in cool water and then concentrating on breathing for about three minutes will be enough to reveal their aura. After focusing on their breathing they simply need to turn their head and rest their gaze over an inch from their shoulder. This usually happens with people who are already in spiritual alignment and are living a peaceful life in general in conjunction with Dharma (basic moral code and conduct).
- Take some water in the bathtub and add salt, Tulsi leaves and Aparajita flowers along with some salt (any salt will do, Himalayan not necessary when Tulsi and Aparajita are there). Keep them for half an hour or if in a hurry, simply boil the mix in a utensil and then add to your water. This water should be used for drenching oneself from head to toe while chanting any mantra you know. I prefer simple ‘Om Namah Shivay.’ This charged water helps clear aura of impurities. If you still are somewhat unsatisfied then additionally use bath salts as well. Your aura by the end of this process will be extremely clear. Simply look at your reflection in a mirror in natural light and focus on the area an inch above your head. The color you see is your aura. This aura is your true aura that you project on an everyday basis and not contaminated by piques and pressures of life in general.
Our auras become darker due to anger, pride, or sometimes due to illnesses. Therefore, cleansing is a must before checking aura.
If even bathing salts are not around, then rose petals can be added to the water while chanting Om Namah Shivay five times or more. Or simply pray and ask for help from your spiritual masters. This helps clear your own mind and also gives a signal to the spiritual masters or the Gods to aid you.
If it so happens that the aura is unhealthy, say black or brown, then do pray for clearing the aura and helping you turn a new leaf.
Meditation, chanting of mantras, yoga, the kindness shown to animals or birds, and being closer to nature always helps cleansing one’s aura.
Those with black or brown aura may even seek professional help after deducing the real reason behind their aura.
By Namta Gupta