Saturday, March 29, 2014

On Auras and How to Read Them, Part 4

     Rose Rosetree's book, Aura Reading Through All Your Senses, gives a variety of ways that you can apply your aura-reading gifts.  Imagine "reading" a book or a CD before you buy it to see if it will affect your aura positively or not.  Or, visualize yourself being able to choose fruit or vegetables based on what you sense in their aura about their freshness.  How about learning to catch someone in a lie, without having to rely on body language, which can often be faked.  I almost wish I could have taken this book as a workshop, because I would like to see all its applications demonstrated, and then have been able to practice it right then and there.  Still, for those who are self-motivated, this book is for you.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

On Auras and How to Read Them, Part 3

     I've been reporting on Rose Rosetree's book Aura Reading Through All Your Senses.  One of the most important things I think she does in this book is to dispel the notion that reading an aura always must be through "second sight."  Nope.  You can also feel an aura (empathic gifts), hear an aura (that would be something, wouldn't it?), taste an aura, or even smell an aura.  Personally, I feel an aura first and may get a little glimpse of parts of it visually (but that ability varies for me), but tasting, smelling, or hearing?  I haven't developed those gifts yet.

     Another important thing she does is to give you specific techniques, easy to practice at home, to develop those various gifts.  Better yet, she gives you the golden key.  What is the golden key, you ask?  It is the ability to develop your internal dictionary about the meaning of all that you sense.  No more feeling like you have to rely on someone else's dictates on what certain aura colors mean.  I really like that empowerment.  If you're interested, this book may be for you!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

On Auras and How to Read Them, Part 2

     Rose Rosetree, author of Aura Reading Through All Your Senses dispels a lot of myths about what aura reading is and is not.

     First, it is not something that you necessarily born with.  According to her, almost anyone can learn to read an aura.  She gives several techniques on how to do just that.

     Second, aura reading is not always done with "second sight."  Auras may be read in other ways -- through any of the senses engaged in a extrasensory way (yep, according to Rosetree, you can 'taste' an aura).  For us empaths, we already read auras, either by sensing someone's physical state through our own bodies (like when we "catch" someone else's headache), or by feeling their emotions.

     Third, the colors that one "sees" are not the same ones that every other gifted persons sees, and the colors do not all mean the same thing.  I think one of the most important thing that Rosetree does is to take aura reading and aura readers off their spiritual pedestal and teaches you how to build your own internal dictionary of aura meanings.  Hats off to her for that!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

On Auras and How to Read Them

     My curiosity guided me to read a book entitled Aura Reading Through All Your Senses by Rose Rosetree.  Remember her?  She was the author of the book I discussed about how to survive as an empath. (Curious?  click here). 

    First, let's review what an aura is.  Here is the condensed version: 
Auras are the layers of energy which permeate and surround the body.  Each layer, many say, corresponds to a chakra, and can reflect what is occurring with that person's physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual state.
     Here is a link to a picture.  Study that for a week, and we'll resume the book report next week.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

To Close or Not to Close, That is the Question . . .

     I was reading a book entitled Chinese Wisdom: The Way of Perfect Harmony.  I ran across a description of how to sit in meditation.  It recommends, among other things, that one sits with eyes slightly open.  I don't know about you, but I find that difficult to do.  However, as the writer states,
In ancient times there were eminent monks specializing in concentration practice who always kept their eyes open when they sat.  Ch'an Master Fayun Yuatong also scolded people for sitting in meditation with their eyes closed, calling it a ghost cave in a mountain of darkness.  Evidently there is deep meaning in this, of which adepts are aware.
     I can understand that closing one's eyes during meditation might cause the monkey mind to increase its chatter, but I personally find it hard to not focus on what I'm seeing if I have my eyes open.  What about you?  To close or not to close, that is the question . . .

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