Hello and welcome!
In Module One, I introduced you to Level Two Reality, the realm of energy, also known as Ki, Chi or Prana. In this module, we explore Level Two Reality in depth:
- LESSON ONE – What is Ki? In this lesson, I define Ki and reveal the Ki balancing and cultivation methods you might already be using in your life.
- LESSON TWO – White Light Learn about White Light and God, and how they’re connected with Rainbow Ki. In this lesson I share some of my earliest spiritual experiences.
- LESSON THREE – Yin & Yang White Light has two faces: Yin and Yang. This lesson will help you understand Yin & Yang, the I-Ching and wild Ki. This is particularly important foundational learning for any students who want to learn how to read my Aura Cards!
- LESSON FOUR – The Aura Take a deep dive with me into the Aura or “Light-body”. I’ll map the aura out for you, and tell you a story about how I began reading the aura.
- LESSON FIVE – Chakras This is where the colours in the Aura come from: our chakras! Learn about the chakras and different kinds of Rainbow Ki (this lesson includes a guided chakra meditation).
This module includes three 10% discount coupons for CLASSES and three 10% discount coupons for any of the following CONSULTS:
- An Aura Portrait and Reading. Discover what your colours are! Students can ask for one of the following: 1) to have special emphasis placed on identifying their unique spiritual and psychic gifts 2) an astro-aura reading, reflecting past lives, current purpose and future potentials.
- An Aura Healing. Students can ask to ask to have special emphasis placed on enhancing their unique spiritual and psychic gifts.
- An Aura Card Reading. Students can ask to have special emphasis placed on identifying their unique spiritual and psychic gifts, and have homework prescribed that will unlock your potential.
Table of Contents
This is Module Two of Spirit Medicine with Om.
In Module One, we learned about Shamanism, which lays at the heart of Spirit Medicine. Shamanism is a nature-based spirituality practised by indigenous cultures. A shaman is able to perceive and work with Ki (spiritual energy) and spirit helpers in the spirit realm to access healing energy and spiritual guidance.
In this module we’ll be exploring Level Two Reality which is all about Ki. Please keep in mind, Level Two Reality isn’t physical, material reality and it can’t be measured or tested or ‘proven’ using Level One science.
To re-cap from Lesson Five in Module One: Level One Reality is our physical, material reality. In this reality, “you” are a physical body inhabiting a physical environment. Everything in Level One Reality has a non-physical energy-based equivalent in Level Two Reality, which is exists within (and is accessed via) an altered state of consciousness.
I call on our spirit guides, ancestors and the spiritual custodians of the land we walk on to guide our journey. I honour and appreciate all those who have come before us, especially the wise elders of all First Nations people and the wisdom they have blessed us with. I acknowledge and give my respects to the Arrernte and Larrakia people, traditional owners on the land who raised me.
Lesson One – “WHAT IS KI?”
Ki is energy.
It’s that core spark of light and life that animates everything in the Universe and joins us all together as One. It flows through, around and between everything that is.
Ki is a life-giving, nourishing energy ‘food’, a light that our light-body (energy field or aura) needs to have flowing through it (much like blood in our veins!) in order to maintain health and vitality.
As a healer, there are many words I use to describe this Universal energy (depending on the context) such as Aura, Light, Light Energy, White Light, and so on. These are useful terms, but there really aren’t any words or concepts in Level One Reality that can accurately define the mysterious, indefinable nature of Ki.
Ki comes in many different ‘flavours’ or forms, depending on where it is, what it’s doing and who’s describing it. The “Enjoy Life” painting from my Chakra Art collection, is a stylised depiction of something I call Soft Fire Ki flowing into, around and though the body. This kind of Ki has a special affinity for the belly area; it’s drawn into this part of us, stored there, and emanates from this part of us. Without this energy, we can age before our time, becoming old in our heart, mind and body.
“Flowing Ki is Healthy Ki”
As a shamanic rainbow healer, a light-worker, I work with many different kinds of Ki. My “Cleanse Yourself” painting from the Chakra Art collection features a cooler kind of Ki. I think of this as Flowing Water Ki, which loves to flow over and through us, washing us clean and replenishing our cups.
For Ki to stay healthy and vibrant, it needs to keep flowing in a fluid, graceful, smooth and calm manner.
Many words for Ki
The word “Ki” is a Japanese word which translates as air, atmosphere, flavour, heart, mind, spirit, feelings, an intention, mind, will. I love the way this one single word captures so much breadth of meaning.
Most ancient traditional cultures have a word for Ki, although the definition differs slightly, culture to culture. My use of the term Japanese term Ki comes from my background as a Reiki master, a famous tradition of energy healing that came from Japan. Reiki literally means “universal energy”!
Chi or Qi are Chinese words for “air” or “energy”. In India, it’s known as “prana”, which means breath, vital force or vital principle. The Hawaiian people call it “Ha” or “breath of life”. In Egypt it’s known as “Ka” or “vital spark”.
Can you see how so many of these words tie in with wind, air and the breath? Ki is in the air all around us, in the very air that we breathe, and breathing, with intent, is one of the most powerful ways to restore your chi and getting it flowing again.
Ki sounds like “key”.
Chi and Qi sound like “tchee”.
I love the way the word “Chi” looks visually. I love the shape of it on the page, and the feel of writing it. But when it comes to pronunciation, I much prefer saying “Ki”. The sound of this word makes me think of the keys my husband’s world revolves round in his work as a locksmith, and my inner child is thoroughly enchanted by the thought that Ki might be like a special key or code to unlocking the secrets of life.
Do you already have an energy-based practice in your life?
You are probably already familiar with the the magical energy of Level Two Reality, but you might call it something else! Here are some common practices many people have in their lives that are based on the cultivation and balancing of energy.
Reiki is the channeling of universal energy for healing. A Reiki student has their channels flushed and their Ki energy heightened during a Reiki attunement. The practitioner the commits to following a self-care practice that maintains this high-frequency state so that they may be a clear channel for the Light.
Almost all styles of hatha yoga increase the flow of Prana in your body. Yogi’s see the conscious, mindful use of Prana as being the key to facilitating spiritual awakening. “Having known the origin…and the physical existence of Prana, one achieves immortality,” says the Prasna Upanishad, an ancient Sanskrit text.
Feng Shui is the study of how Qi energy flows through spaces. Flowing Qi is healthy Qi, and poorly designed spaces can hinder this flow. Feng Shui practitioners work to improve this energy flow. This can improve our health and how smoothly things floe in our lives, because everything is connected.
Acupuncturists use tools such as needles and the burning of herbs to clear Qi blockages in our meridians. Meridians are energy lines (tubes/pipes) that carry Qi throughout our body. When these pipes become blocked, Qi stops flowing, creating imbalances throughout our body and mind (“mindbody”).
Tai Chi is a series of movements combined with meditation and intent designed to help you cultivate the chi or life energy within us to flow smoothly and powerfully throughout the body. Harmony between our inner and outer selves come from integrating mind and body. This empowers healthy Chi.
Also known as Qi Gong, or Chi Kung… this is like Tai Chi but different. Having practiced both, I can say I love them both fairly equally, but I find there’s something about Chi Gung that really agrees with me, and it’s the one that keeps showing up in my life, over and over again! My healer’s hands often ‘switch on’ when I do Chi Gung.
In some ways, we can think of Tai Chi and Chi Gung as gentle martial arts forms that are practiced slowly, and are more focused on health than self-defence, but if you speed up those carefully formed Tai Chi poses and get a sparing partner, you’re definitely practicing a defensive martial art.
And besides which, self-defence comes in many forms! Chi-based modalities can raise our immune defences and improve our ability to set healthy boundaries, which protects our Chi from becoming drained, scattered, stagnant, disturbed, or damaged.
Many martial artists use Chi Gung (Chi meditation) to enhance their muscular power. They do this via something I call “psychic intent”, where the mind (Yi) is used to lead Chi into the muscles in order to energise them so they function more efficiently.
I’m sure you can see how integral mediation is to the cultivating and balancing of Ki. Without knowing anything about Ki at all, you can improve it’s flow through your mindbody simply through calming and focusing your mind in a meditative way. Even relaxation meditation will help balance your Ki!
One of the simplest ways to improve Ki health is to simply focus on your breathing in a mindful way. We are all breathing Ki in from our environment constantly, but this trickle of nourishing light-energy can become a veritable waterfall of nourishment when we pay attention to our breathing in a calm and focused manner.
Reflecting on Ki
- What other words can you think of to describe Ki?
- What is YOUR word for Ki, and where does this word comes from?
- Do you have a Ki-based practice in your life?
Here are some answers from students who have come before you:
“Two for me and use depends on context…life force when thinking of energy flowing (or blocked) on a physical plane through the body and ‘djang’ which is a word given to me by a Larrakia woman I did quite a lot of work with to describe the energy of places where the energy is so powerful that only trained people can go (eg sacred areas). I have experience a few places now where the energy was so high it stopped me in my tracks. Some I could stay and experience the space and others that were not for me (eg mens)” Annette
“Over 10 years ago my spiritual self care practice really started with Chi Kung lessons with Grandmaster Chris Austin in Darwin after a GP mentioned Chi Kung as an alternative to trying antidepressants. I’ll be forever grateful to her and the ‘coincidence’ of that appointment! It was life changing. Learning Chi Kung and feeling energy flow through me was amazing. Perhaps mistakenly at some point I thought I had to choose between chakra based energy work and chi so I’m grateful to be doing this course with you Om. I seem to be developing my own blend of movement which is a mix of Chi Kung and Chakradance” Jenny
“I like the term energy but I am warming to the Japanese term Ki you mentioned as it reminds me of a musical note or a frequency. This aligns with my understanding of energy. Sound is simply frequency and amplitude. Or a symphony of sounds conspiring together much like our thoughts or the physical world of particles and waves.” Peter
“I’m a breather! Breath meditations, breath to centre, when I’m at the gym I really focus on my breath cycle to match what I’m doing. Also love reiki, it’s such a blessing, I find it powerful. Most nights drift off to sleep with my hands on my heart or belly- energetically giving back to my body. Feng shui is amazing, I have used its teachings for many years.” Jill
Lesson Two – “WHITE LIGHT”
When I was about three years old, my mother attended a course on psychic colour therapy and learned how to send streams of healing Light/Ki to people using her psychic mind. Many spiritual people are familiar with the idea of sending “White Light” (positive thoughts, feelings, prayers and healing energy) to others. White Light contains all the colours of the rainbow, all the different frequencies of Ki that might be needed, a bit like a Ki first aid box. Understandably, White Light is a very popular form of Ki to use in energy healing, but my mother prefers to use Rainbow Light!
Rainbow Ki is White Light.
They are the same thing expressed in a different form.
When I had bad dreams as a child, or was scared of “the monsters in the shadows” mum put ‘imaginary’ protective rainbows around my room to help me feel safe and soothe me back to sleep. This wasn’t just good and powerful shamanic story-telling, it was the spirit-medicine of Ki-mastery being delivered by a Rainbow Shaman.
I have followed in my mother’s foots steps and became a Rainbow Shaman who heals with Rainbow Ki. I have a highly refined ability to operate in Level Two Reality, to perceive, understand and communicate with all the different Ki-frequency patterns that White Light is made of, all the colours of the rainbow that must harmonise and intertwine in order for White Light to exist.
In lessons to come later in this module, I’ll be sharing with you some of what I’ve learned about these individual frequencies or forms of Ki, and our Lightbody. In this lesson, I want to talk to you about the cohesive wholeness of all of these frequencies combined, the Source from which they all come: White Light.
White Light is:
- Universal energy
- The foundational form of Ki in it’s purest, high-frequency form
- G.O.D. (the “Grand Overall Design”)
- C.K.F. (our “Collective Ki Field”)
- “Heavenly Ki”, the pure creative energy of Source
Ki energy has its own intelligence. It isn’t just a “thing”, it’s alive, it’s sentient. Ki is Source, life and consciousness. It’s our greatest teacher.
From my perspective as an artist and writer, White represents “all possibilities”: it reminds me of the blank page and the empty canvas. It’s a blank slate, a starting place from which anything is possible. I always feel a hushed, excited sense of awe and wonder when faced with White! This is the same feeling I get when I encounter White Light, Rainbow Ki, because for me, this is God, the Grand Overall Design, All of Life is its most magnificent macroscopic form, the ultimate ecosystem, the Light of God/Goddess/All That Is.
My first “God” experience happened for me as a child at school. We were learning about ecosystems when I had a sudden, powerful vision of all life being interconnected as one giant organism. I hadn’t been raised with religion and couldn’t relate to the idea of God until this moment. This holistic way of seeing reality is a fairly classic Level One Reality way of experiencing God.
My next revelation happened in high school biology class, when we were learning about homeostasis. I “saw” homeostasis as a seesaw rocking back and forth from one potential extreme to another. The seesaw suddenly morphed into a circle, a spiral, and I could see a yin/yang sense of everything in life being connected. This way of “seeing” God, as something intangible, as energy rather than physical form, is a Level Two perspective.
The idea of God as a human-like person, as per my painting of Zeus, is a Level Three Reality way of seeing God. As stated earlier, both Level Two and Three Reality (the Ki/Spirit realm) is a dream-state, an altered state of consciousness and our experiences in these states are subjective experiences, not objective, literal ones. Both the idea and experience of White Light or God is a metaphor for something mysterious that cannot be comprehended using Level One perception or logic.
One of my favourite books is How God Changes your Brain, written by Andrew Newberg M.D. and Mark Robert Waldman. This neurotheology book looks at how spiritual beliefs and experiences enhance neurological changes that enhance our health and wellbeing. In Chapter Five, titled “What does God look like?”, the authors discuss a range of studies exploring how people perceive God.
When young children, adults who are new to religion, and atheists are asked to draw God, all of these groups of people tend to draw a face or a person. By comparison, older children and spiritual/religious people who have been contemplating the nature of God for a much longer time, draw abstract images of radiating spirals and light, the sun or a circle, nature scenes, hearts, mirrors, atoms and so on. The more sophisticated our spirituality becomes, the less literal our concept of God, and the more likely we are to “see” God as a representation of love and interconnectivity.
When I was younger, I preferred to use the word ‘Universe’ instead of God, because I liked the way it encapsulated the infinite interconnectivity of everything, the wholeness of life itself, including the physical.
I then went through a phrase of saying ‘God/Goddess/All-That-Is’, and now my favourite term is ‘Spirit’. Spirit is a word for me that not only represents G.O.D, the “Grand Overall Design”, the Universe itself, God/Goddess/All-That-Is, but also the various emanations, facets, aspects and expressions of ‘God’ in all it’s different forms.
We all have different words for God, but I think it’s important not to let these different words get in the way of recognising that most spiritual people have shared views about the underlying nature of God.
The most common ones I have encountered over many decades of facilitating spiritual development workshops is that 1) God is a Oneness, it’s Everything combined together as One, and 2) God is Love.
In other words, God is a state of being.
My uncle likes to point out that the word God is dog spelt backwards and that if the human concept for God were modelled off the unconditional love exhibited by all the dogs he has known and loved, the world would be a better place! Like many atheists, he isn’t much impressed by the wars and suffering inflicted “in God’s name”, but as Mark and Andrew point out in How God Changes your Brain, religion isn’t the problem. What’s damaging is “anger, hostility, intolerance, separatism, extreme idealism, and prejudicial fear – be it secular, religious, or political.”
If you’re uncomfortable with the word God, or the idea of God, it might help to let go of the idea of God as a literal being and reframe God as a state of being. The highest, most beautifully pure, loving, inspired, wise and uplifted state of being you can embody is your “God-state”, more commonly known in spiritual circles as your Higher Self.
WHITE LIGHT WISDOM
- We are all One – we are all connected
- We are all made out of the same stuff
- We are mirrors for each other
Reflecting on White Light / God
- How are White Light and Rainbows are the same?
- Why is White Light the Ki equivalent of God?
- What is your word for God?
- What does God or White Light mean to you?
Lesson Three – “YIN & YANG”
According to Chinese philosophy, G.O.D. (the Grand Overall Design, all Ki combined as a collective, universal whole) has two parts, or two sides to it.
These two parts or sides are called Yin and Yang, as represented with the well-known visual symbol below:
I’ve painted this symbol for you in a few different ways so you can see it’s all about complimentary opposites. Black and white is just one way of conveying the idea of Yin and Yang. The colours used don’t matter really, the core concept is the idea that reality as a whole (White Light/God/Goddess/All That Is), is made up of matching pairs, seemingly opposing forces/energies that balance each other and in so doing, harmonise together as one. Everything in the universe is connected and nothing makes sense by itself in isolation from the whole.
Yin and Yang are the underlying principles of Chinese philosophy and medicine, where good health is thought to arise from balancing opposites or extremes.
The fundamental characteristics of Yin-Yang:
- They oppose each other – Yin and Yang sometimes battle or joust with one another, as though arguing or debating opposing points of view. There is a dynamic tension between them.
- They are interdependent with each other – Yin and Yang define each other. Neither can exist without the other. There is no male without female, night without day, cold without hot, light without dark.
- They balance each other – Neither side is better than the other. On their own, without the opposite to provide a counterpoint, they are unbalanced and unsustainable. A correct balance between the two sides must be reached in order to achieve harmony.
- They become and consume each other – An increase in one causes a corresponding decrease in the other. The dot in each half of the symbol represents the “seed” of the other. Night gradually gives way to day, which gradually gives way to night. If we push too hard in an active (Yang) way, an extreme unbalanced Yin state will follow (exhaustion, death).
I first learned about Yin and Yang when I was studying the I-Ching as a teenager.
Also known as the “Book of Changes”, the I-Ching is an ancient Chinese divination manual and book of wisdom which interprets hexagrams (symbols made up of six stacked horizontal lines) formed by tossed coins to form answers to questions about the future. Heads gives you yang, an unbroken solid line. Tails gives you yin, a broken line. Each hexagram features two trigrams, and each trigram represents one of the following: heaven, a lake, fire, thunder, wind, water, a mountain, and earth.
Each trigram represents a specific kind of Ki, a unique energy pattern found in Nature. I think of this, the Ki of Nature: elemental or “wild Ki”.
I love the pictures these hexagrams paint in my mind! Fire over the water, thunder under the mountain, or wind ruffling the surface of the lake… and each one comes with sage advice. Tossing the coins now as I write, I am given Thunder over Earth, which encourages me to use strong leadership to inspire those around me. “Don’t underestimate the power of shared enthusiasm,” says the I-Ching. “It will help increase confidence which will help to withstand any future difficulties.”
The I-Ching is part of a broader philosophy called Taoism (also spelled Daoism). The main book of Taoism, the Tao Te Ching, is said to have been written around 500 B.C.E. Taoism encourages us to live in balance with the Tao, or the universe.
WARM & COOL
As I was saying earlier, using the colours black and white to illustrate a Yin/Yang symbol is just one way to represent the idea of opposites that harmonise. As an artist, A Rainbow Shaman, I see Yin and Yang in a broader, more colourful way.
In this colour wheel below, the warm colours are Yang, and the cool colours are Yin. Colours opposite one another in the colour wheel are called “complimentary colours”. They are opposites, but when you put them together in an artwork, the contrast makes each colour appear brighter and more prominent, making the artwork sing!
In art and colour theory, cool colours recede, they sink inwards or backwards, functioning beautifully as shadows. Without those shadows, painted objects can look as though they are floating. “Ground your sketch with good shadows!” my art teacher used to say.
Cool colours or Ki frequencies are Yin. Yin is often referred to as feminine, but the way we’re using this word has nothing to do with gender. The yin qualities of passivity, receptivity, softness and sensitivity are qualities that can be found in any person, regardless of their physical gender.
Warm colours leap off the page, seeming to expand, radiate and come forwards. We use warm colours to highlight, to show what is facing a light-source. The balance of warm and cool colours is part of what helps me create the illusion of three-dimensional shape, when I’m painting.
Warm colours are considered yang, or masculine, but again, this has nothing to do with gender. Yang qualities of being active, decisive, productive and rational are qualities that can be found in any person, regardless of physical gender.
Quiet – Soft – Slow
Still – Observant
Gentle – Yielding – Passive
Mysterious – Hidden – Invisible
Dark – Night – Moon
Winter – Cold – Cool – Moist
Contracting – Introverted
Loud – Hard – Fast
Active – Moving – Vibrant
Forceful – Striking – Aggressive
Visible – Seen – Open
Bright – Day – Sun
Summer – Hot – Warm – Dry
Expansive – Extroverted
Lesson Four – “THE AURA”
When the founder of Reiki first discovered Reiki healing energy, he referred to it as “The Great Bright Light”. I was 24 years old when I attended my first Reiki workshop and became a channel for Reiki energy. It was an incredible spiritual and psychic awakening for me, as it often is for many people.
Reiki was my catalyst for developing an awareness of Level Two Reality, enabling me to sense Ki and the way it moves through pathways within and around the physical body and our physical environment, using my psychic senses. (Don’t forget the Level Two Reality is snuggled into Level One Reality!)
Video about learning Reiki, becoming aware of the energy field, my second Rainbow Ki initiation meeting spirit guides but keep it brief, focus first on my ability to feel the energy flowing through the field like a spider does. Then how to painted images for me, use analogy of feeling way through dark room to paint mental image.
YOUR AURA IS YOUR KI FEILD
Your aura is your personal Ki field. It’s the non-physical part of who you are: your spirit, essence, energy, thoughts, emotions, memories, subconscious, deep inner wisdom, personality, and (if you believe in souls and past lives) the history of your experiences over many lifetimes.
For most clairvoyants who ‘see’ with psychic vision, the aura generally looks like an oval or egg-shaped ball of light, made up of different colours in the form of numinous clouds, streamers and sparkles of light that are constantly moving, shifting and changing. Each colour is energy vibrating at a specific frequency of light! Purple colours, for example, have a higher, faster vibrational frequency than red colours.
Like a dancing rainbow, your aura colours shift and move with you as you change and grow, reflecting the interplay of your personal relationships, thoughts, emotions, behaviours and physical health.
But as you’ll learn in the next module, “seeing” the aura as a rainbow of light is just one of many possible ways to perceive and describe it: the aura could just as easily be described as a symphony of sound, or a bouquet of scent!
WALKING WITH A FOOT IN BOTH WORLDS
When I’m in Level Two Reality, the aura is very real to me – in fact, I get the best results in my work as a healer and spiritual counsellor when I deliberately suspend disbelief the same way a child does when they’re playing make-believe, or the dreaming mind does when it goes along with seemingly impossible storylines during a dream, or the movie-watching part of us does when we happily get caught up in the story and convenient ‘forget’ we’re just watching actors on a screen… but I always make sure another part of me is grounded in the practicality of thinking about the aura as a metaphor.
Your aura is real AND it’s a metaphor. This might sound paradoxical, but don’t forget that Level Two Reality (the state of consciousness of Ki where the aura exists) is subjective. To re-quote a section from Module One, “What we experience when we connect with Level Two and Three reality is personal to us, because it’s experienced through the filter of our personal identity, body, mind, history, conditioning and so on.”
A COLOURFUL METAPHOR
The aura is a brilliant colour-coded system for understanding the connection between mind, body, emotions, personality, behaviour, spirit and energy.
I’m a right-brained thinker who tends to perceive the world around me in an holistic big picture way, rather than a reductionist, mechanistic way. From my perspective, everything is connected. Our mind, body, emotions, personality, and energy etc are not separate: they are interlinked.
A term you may have heard of in relation to this holistic concept is the word “mind-body” which freedictionary.com defines as “…of, involving, or resulting from the interrelationship between one’s physical health and the state of one’s mind or spirit.”
I use different aura colours to represent specific mind-body states. For example, a blue aura is a useful visual metaphor for a very calm and peaceful mind-body state, whereas a red aura makes a great visual metaphor for a highly energised and passionate state of being.
We need to embrace all the colours of the rainbow within us to be well balanced!
What colour is your Aura?
Your aura isn’t just ONE colour, it’s MANY.
In my experience as an Aura Reader, some parts of the aura change colour constantly in response to our moment-to-moment thoughts, feelings and circumstances. Other parts of the aura are feature colours that remain in place longer and are slower to change because they reflect personality traits, deeply held beliefs and habitual emotions. There are also sections of the aura that contain more permanent colours that remain constant throughout life, colours that reflect more of who you are on a soul level.
On the whole, there’s usually one or two colours that are predominant in our aura, which is why you might hear people saying “She has a blue aura”, or “I have a yellow aura”.
Speaking about ONE colour only in terms of your aura is a very generalised, simplified approach, but it can be useful and fun!
When I was younger, I used to think of myself as “Yellow”. Now I think of myself as “Green”. This auric self-perception is largely instinctive, more based on a feeling than anything logical. If I stop to think about it, I associate yellow with being a Leo (sun/lion colours) and an intellectual, because yellow is the colour I use to represent the mind. Green, by comparison, is linked with my identity as a healer, shaman and environmentalist, because green (for me) is a healing, nature-based colour.
What colour is YOUR aura?
Your Aura tells your Story
When I’m given permission to read someone’s aura, these are some of the things it can tell me:
- Personality and Relationships
- Predominant and/or Habitual Emotions
- Health on all levels
- Strengths and Weaknesses
- Natural Talents
- Past Trends & Future Potentials
- Past Life Experiences
- Current Life Issues / Purpose / Challenges
- Presence of Spirit Guides & Deceased Loved Ones
- Spiritual Awareness & Growth
Mapping the Aura
When I’m sketching and reading the aura, aura colours take on different meanings depending on where I find them. For example, White Ki above the head means something completely different to that of White Ki found around the hands, or the legs. I call this positional system for translating aura colours “body-mapping”.
Remember, this is my Level Two, so these are my maps. Ki energy is perceived differently by each psychic, because we’re experiencing it through the filter of our own psyche. Level Two reality is a subjective experience. My maps have developed over time through direct experience and observation as an aura-reader, but at the very beginning of my journey, I researched other people’s map to get ideas and inspiration, which is why I’m sharing my maps with you!
Aura colours found above the head reflect higher guidance from your spirit guides, angels, deceased loved ones, higher self and so on. Colours in this area can also reflect your deeper, more spiritual values, as well as the personality and history of your soul.
Aura colours found around the head area represent your perspectives, attitudes, thinking style and ‘what is on your mind’, especially your current or habitual thoughts. You could also think of this area as representing your eyes and how they see the world around you, almost as though each aura colour is colouring your view of reality.
Aura colours found in your throat area reflect your general communication style, recent or habitual topics of conversation and specific communication challenges you might be facing. To some extent, colours around the throat give you an insight into how you come across to other people or how other people see you.
Aura colours around the arms represent emotions, relationships and how we relate to others. These colours can reflect specific relationships, recurring themes or patterns in your relationships and habitual emotional states. Aura colours around the arms sometimes belong to people we are close to, especially when we are getting over involved with them.
Aura colours found around the hands represent your work, career, role and self-identity. Finances, study, hobbies and major projects also feature quite strongly in this area. Colours found around the hands can be influenced by what you do with your time and how you feel about your job, place of employment, employer and work mates.
Aura colours found around the hips provide insight into your deeper emotions, wounds and personality traits, as shaped by your childhood and the past. This position reflects your private emotional world, unexpressed emotions and potential talents that lay unrealised within you. Colours in this area draw your attention to what requires healing, releasing, uncovering, resolving and expressing in order to move forward.
Rather than representing personality traits, aura colours in the leg area reflect temporary circumstances and future possibilities. Colours in this area predict the most likely outcomes based on current circumstances, but remember that predictions can sometimes be difficult to interpret correctly and the future is always changing.
Lesson Five – “CHAKRAS”
Ki moves along pathways, channels or pipes that carry it through your body. These pathways have lot of different names, depending on where they are and who is naming them. Examples include Energy Lines and Meridians.
Collectively, these pathways and the Ki that runs through them are referred to as the Ki Field, Energy Field, Energy Body, Aura or Lightbody. Your Lightbody is inside your physical body, but not contained by it: there are layers that extend beyond the confines of your physical body and link in with the larger fabric of reality, the body of Nature. The Earth, for example, has its own Lightbody, and the channels that carry Ki through it are called Lei Lines.
When I shift into the altered state of consciousness that helps me “see” Level Two Reality, I “see” the Lightbody as a big and very complicated net or a multidimensional spiderweb of light. As modern-day shamans Hank Wesselman and Jill Kuykendall point out in their book Spirit Medicine, I’m by no means the first “mystic” to perceive this “diaphanous weblike structure” in visions: it’s a pattern found in indigenous rock art worldwide.
“The Celtic and Anglo-Saxon shamans called it the web of Wyrd. The Hawaiians call this matrix the aka field. The word aka can mean many things in Hawaiian according to how it is used, including shadow or reflection. In this context, aka refers to the primordial stuff out of which everything, everywhere is made… In kahuna thought, when you make contact with a place, an object or a person, that connection is made out of aka, a stretchy, sticky, invisible fibre that extends between your aka (energy) body and the aka of the person or place.”
It’s this interconnectedness, say Hank and Jill, that explains some of the psychic experiences so many of us have had where we seem to feel, see, hear, or know what’s happening with a loved one or what might happen next.
Chakras are especially vibrant hubs or ‘organs’ in your aura made out of LOTS of of energy lines coming together in a highly complex manner. Seen front on with psychic vision, they look like spinning wheels or vortexes of light. In fact, this is what the word chakra means in Sanskrit, the sacred language of Hinduism: wheel of light”. Side-on, chakras look like tubular flowers or bells. Flowers are the better description, because chakras seem to have individual lobes, much like flower petals, and they open and close just like flowers do!
There are seven major chakras in the aura, positioned along the midline of the body, in alignment with the spine. There are also smaller chakras in places like the hands and feet, as well as chakras that extend below and above the physical body. Each chakra is connected to specific organs and systems within the physical body. The health of each chakra reflects, affects and is affected by, the health of the body areas the chakra is connected with. Some body areas are governed by more than one chakra.
Each chakra is represented with a different colour and the most commonly used and agreed on system for this is the rainbow system. These colours represent different frequencies of Light, Ki and consciousness.
Chakras receive higher frequencies from the spiritual realm and step them down into denser forms so they can be utilised, much like food, by the mind-body. Chakras also process our experiences, our environment, and our internal thoughts and feelings, in much the same way that digestive organs process food.
There are a few ways we can think about Chakras and their relationships with the aura:
- Aura colours are generated or created by the chakras, which are a little like the coloured lenses we put on cameras: they focus and refine the Ki energy running through our aura, tinting it with specific hues.
- Chakras are power-centres for storing different kinds of kinds of Rainbow Ki that we absorb from the world around us. Red Ki is food for the base chakra, while Green Ki is food for the heart chakra.
- Chakras are portals or checkpoints Light/Ki needs to pass through in order to travel throughout our body, mindbody, psyche, energy field. If a chakra becomes damaged, blocked, underactive or overactive, this can hinder the fluid flow of Light/Ki.
The concept of Ki reminds us that everything is connected. We are part of one great whole. The energy that animates and flows through the natural world around us, also animates us, because we are Nature. Us humans are a little egocentric at times, and we forget that we are part of Nature, rather than being separate from and supposedly superior to it in some way. And just as we consider ourselves ‘alive’ and imbued with some kind of special spark or spirit of intelligence, so too is the rest of Nature.
As a healer, I “see” Rainbow Ki as a kaleidoscopic stream of Light that flows through ALL of Nature, with our chakras functioning as the interface between us and the world around us. Our Aura is our personal Ki field, and our chakras plug us into the universal Ki field of the rest of the world around us.
Here is a Rainbow Chakra meditation I recorded many years ago:
BROWN KI & THE BASE CHAKRA
Brown chi is especially nourishing for our feet chakra, our earth chakra which anchors our Ki field to Earth;s Ki field, and the lower part of the base chakra which sends energy “roots” or lines/pipes down through our legs, out through our feet, into the Earth (our larger body/Ki field).
Brown Ki is grounding, and very nourishing for the physical body. It helps us calm down, slow down, be more present in our body and the moment. Grounding anchors us into material reality and the physical body, providing us with a sense of ‘home’, security, support and stability. The brown frequencies of the base chakra are associated with the legs, buttocks, lower back, skeletal system and large bowel.
Here are some images that remind me where I can source wild brown Ki energy!
When I encounter trees, roots, soil, rocks, mountains, animals that burrow through the earth etc… I know I’m being offered wild brown Ki energy.
RED KI & THE BASE CHAKRA
Red Ki is especially nourishing for our base chakra. Think of the base as having two parts: the lower section is brown roots nourished by brown Ki, while the upper section is red kundalini flames or serpent/snake/dragon energy nourished by red Ki.
This energy flames or snakes its way up through the chakra system functioning as a fuel that energises and nourishes all the chakras above, empowering and activating the aura, rather than anchoring it down. Compared with the cautiousness of earthy brown energy, red fire energy is daring and warrior-like with strong survival-of-the-fittest instincts. The red energies of the base are associated with the spine, genitals, pelvis, and adrenals (glands on the kidneys). Red Ki improves our energy levels, stamina, feistiness, determination, drive, passion and assertiveness. It helps us be bold and take risks rather than staying safe in our comfort zones.
When I encounter fire, sparks, flames, volcanos, dragons, red flowers, red crystals, blood, red berries etc… I know I’m being offered red Ki energy!
ORANGE KI & THE SACRAL CHAKRA
Orange Ki is especially nourishing for our belly chakra, also known as the sacral chakra. This is the home of the Hara or lower Dantian, an extra special place to store Ki, just below the belly button. Associated with the hips, pelvis, lower back, knees, belly and reproductive organs, the sacral chakra governs childbirth, reproduction and sexual pleasure. When our belly chakra is healthy we are playful, spontaneous, curious, relaxed, and open to new experiences.
Orange Ki is a warm, fluid energy that puts the juice back in our tank! My favourite image/source for orange Ki is sunset over water. Other good sources include hot springs, orange fruit and vegetables, orange flowers and crystals, and water creatures, as per my spirit guide sketch below of Old Man Turtle!
YELLOW/GOLD KI & THE SOLAR CHAKRA
Yellow Ki is especially nourishing for our solar plexus chakra in the upper abdomen. This means it’s good for the nervous system and the digestive system, because these systems are governed by the solar chakra. The Yellow sunlight energy of this chakra is associated with the mind or intellect, self-esteem and a positive attitude towards life. How well we ‘digest’ an idea or experience determines the health of this chakra.
Yellow Ki brings light and positivity into our lives. It’s uplifting and clarifying, helping us to see clearly and shine our inner light out into the world. Sunlight Ki is my favourite form of yellow Ki. Other good sources include yellow flowers and crystals, yellow butterflies, and anything golden and flashy that makes you think of treasure. Included in the imagery below is a sunlight fairy!
GREEN & PINK KI OF THE HEART CHAKRA
The heart chakra governs the health of our heart, cardiovascular system, chest, breasts, shoulders, arms and upper back. A healthy heart chakra balances love for others with love for self, and time with others with time to self (or time in Nature). There are two forms of Rainbow Ki that are nourishing for the heart chakra.
Green Ki is the Ki of plants, trees, leaves and green spaces. This is the spirit medicine we get when forest-bathing, camping or hiking through natural landscapes full or greenery. Green Ki is calming and healing and it helps us feel more centered. Green Ki is also sourced from Nature’s medicinal pharmacy of plant-based whole-foods and herbal medicine.
Pink Ki is a softening energy that helps melt walls we erect in our heart due to trust issues. It also heals heart chakra wounds eg a “broken heart”. Pink Ki is particularly useful for opening our heart so we can more easily give and receive love. This takes courage because we risk being emotionally hurt in the process. Flowers and flower petals are perfect sources for pink energy.
BLUE KI FOR THE THROAT & BROW CHAKRAS
Blue Ki is nourishing for the throat chakra and brow (third eye) chakras.
The best form of wild/elemental Ki for these chakras is wind, air or sky Ki. Lighter blue colours, as in “daytime sky Ki”, is better for the throat chakra, while darker blue colours “night-time sky Ki” is more suited to the brow. Blue Ki can be water too!
THROAT CHAKRA – Blue/Turquoise/Aqua
Positioned in the throat, this chakra governs communication and self-expression and is linked to the functioning of the throat, neck, ears and respiratory system. A healthy throat chakra helps us listen and feel heard and to express our opinions and feelings with clarity, while honouring the right of others to do the same.
I associate this chakra with air, wind and sky, partly because sound travels through air and the respiratory system is all about breath. The sense of openness and expansion we get from breathing in sky Ki really helps us open the lungs, release old stagnancy and have a feeling of space within and around us. I also use beautiful sounds from nature when I work with this chakra, such as the sound of bird song and flowing water.
BROW CHAKRA – Indigo/Silver
This chakra is positioned on the forehead, between the eyebrows, or slightly higher and is linked to either the pituitary gland, the eyes, forehead and sinuses. A healthy Brow Chakra helps us have insight and “join the dots” between different ideas, “see the bigger picture”, use our imagination, understand our dreams, and be intuitive/psychic.
Most sources associate the Brow Chakra or Third Eye, as it is otherwise known, with the indigo blue ray of the rainbow, a deep purplish blue. Personally, I tend to see images of the universe when I look at this chakra, painting me a mental scene of dark blue filled swirling purple galaxies and the twinkle of silver stars. The night sky is good Ki for the brow, not just because the colour frequencies are a good match, but because the expansiveness of the night sky evokes a sense of wonder, opening our mind to possibilities beyond our small patch of Earth.
Another good form of rainbow Ki for the third eye is purple, which links in again to the night sky and the colours at dusk/twilight. It conveys a sense of mystery that the brow thrives on.
PURPLE & WHITE KI FOR THE CROWN CHAKRAS
The regality of purple Ki is ideal for the crown chakra, which is also very suited to receiving white Ki.
The Crown Chakra is usually depicted in purple or white with a lotus flower being its traditional symbol. Many people call refer to this purple-white mix as violet. Situated on the top of the head, this chakra is associated with spiritual enlightenment and our connection with Spirit. Physically, the Crown Chakra is associated with the brain and the pineal gland. When our crown chakra is open and healthy, we have humility and faith, access to higher guidance, we’re able to think in an holistic manner, and we seek to embody the qualities of our Higher Self.
Clouds and crystals are two typically good sources of Ki for the crown chakra, as is the star-filled sky. Anything that feels heavenly, angelic and “higher realms-ish” is good crown chakra Ki.
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