The Protective Aura
Among the very oldest of the teachings of occultism, we find
instructions regarding the building up and maintenance of the protective
aura of the individual, whereby he renders himself immune to undesirable
physical, mental, psychic or spiritual influences. So important is this
teaching, that it is to be regretted that there has not been more said
on the subject by some of the writers of recent years. The trouble with
any of these recent writers is that they seem to wish to close their
eyes to the unpleasant facts of life, and to gaze only upon the pleasant
ones. But this is a mistake, for ignorance has never been a virtue, and
to shut one's eyes to unpleasant facts does not always result in
destroying them. I consider any teaching unfinished and inadequate which
does not include instruction along protective lines.
Physical auric protection consists in charging the aura with vital
magnetism and color, which will tend to ward off not only the physical
contagion of ill persons, but, what is often still more important, the
contagion of their mind and feelings.
The student who has really studied the preceding chapters will at once
realize that this protection is afforded by filling the aura with the
vibrations of health and physical strength, by means of the mental
imaging of the life-preserving reds, and the exercise of the mind in the
direction of thought of strength and power. These two things will tend
to greatly increase the resistive aura of anyone, and enable him to
throw off disease influences which affect others.
The aura of the successful physician and healer, in the presence of
disease, will invariably show the presence of the bright, positive red
in the aura, accompanied by the mental vibrations of strength, power and
confidence, and the absence of fear. This in connection with the Auric
Circle, which shall be described presently, will be of great value to
healers, physicians, nurses, etc., as well as to those who are brought
into intimate contact with sick persons.
Of practically the same degree of importance, is the charging of the
aura with the vibrations of mental protection, viz, the vibrations of
orange, yellow and similar colors. These are the colors of intellect,
you will remember, and when the aura is charged and flooded with them it
acts as a protection against the efforts of others to convince one
against his will, by sophistical arguments, plausible reasoning,
fallacious illustrations, etc. It gives to one a sort of mental
illumination, quickening the perceptive faculties, and brightening up
the reasoning and judging powers, and finally, giving a sharp edge to
the powers of repartee and answer.
If you will assume the right positive mental attitude, and will flood
your aura with the vibrations of the mental orange-yellow, the mental
efforts of other persons will rebound from your aura, or, to use another
figure of speech, will slip from it like water from the back of the
proverbial duck. It is well to carry the mental image of your head being
surrounded by a golden aura or halo, at such times--this will be found
especially efficacious as a protective helmet when you are assaulted by
the intellect or arguments of others.
And, again, there is a third form of protective aura, namely protection
of one's emotional nature--and this is highly important, when one
remembers how frequently we are moved to action by our emotions, rather
than by our intellect or reason. To guard one's emotions, is to guard
one's very inmost soul, so to speak. If we can protect our feeling and
emotional side, we will be able to use our reasoning powers and
intellect far more effectively, as all know by experience.
What color should we use in this form of auric protection? Can anyone be
in doubt here, if he has read the preceding chapters? What is the
emotional protective color?--why, blue, of course. Blue controls this
part of the mind or soul, and by raising ourselves into the vibrations
of positive blue, we leave behind us the lower emotions and feelings,
and are transported into the higher realms of the soul where these low
vibrations and influences cannot follow us. In the same way, the blue
colored aura will act as an armor to protect us from the contagion of
the low passions and feelings of others.
If you are subjected to evil influences, or contagion of those harboring
low emotions and desires, you will do well to acquire the art of
flooding your aura with the positive blue tints. Make a study of bright,
clear blues, and you will instinctively select the one best suited for
your needs. Nature gives us this instinctive knowledge, if we will but
seek for it, and then apply it when found. The aura of great moral
teachers, great priests and preachers, advanced occultists, in fact all
men of lofty ideals working among those lower on the moral scale, are
always found to be charged with a beautiful, clear blue, which acts as a
protection to them when they are unduly exposed to moral or emotional
contagion. Ignorance of the occult laws have caused the downfall of many
a great moral teacher, who could have protected himself in this way, in
times of strong attack of low vibrations, had he but known the truth.
The individual who knows this law, and who applies it, is rendered
absolutely immune from evil contagion on the emotional plane of being.