Seeing Auras, and Being an Empath

I see auras. Not all the time. But often. Sometimes I just see them (like while I am walking down the street) without trying.   Sometimes I have to focus.  I quiet my mind with breathing, and stare out with an unfocused gaze. I begin to see light surrounding the person, and then color. I don’t know what the colors mean. The colors change all the time. I have read books that explain the colors and auras… but I still need to learn to understand intuitively.  Anyways, At the end of  yoga, we spend a few minutes in seated meditation. With my eyes closed, I can often, see my students.  Sometimes I see them as dots of energy.  Or sometimes I see an entire energetic outline.  The more time I spend connected, the more that gift has developed. Amazing. I travel with hypersensitivity in my physical world, but when I travel to my spiritual world, whoa.

I also FEEL, with great sensitivity, energy. I am an empath. An empath is someone who can feel things. An empath can feel and actually carry other people’s emotions, and thoughts too.  I don’t quite love this gift. I know I have it for a reason, BUT…..I don’t understand it enough. I am learning though. Learning what I am here to do.  Anyways, as an empath, I am very easily affected by my surroundings and by the people I am around. If I am around someone who is upset. I feel upset. If I am with someone who is grumpy, I feel it, their emotions and sometimes their thoughts too. Not only do I feel it,but  I actually transform and take on those feelings, that mood, or even similar experiences.. It is pretty intense. I know this is part of why I need to spend a lot of time alone, quiet, and in nature. To recharge.  In nature there is balance. I restore. I find peace.   I also  I know that is part of why I have been drawn to stones.  I hold a stone and I feel healing energy, with great sensitivity. I am Vata dosha, Gemini sun, Aquarius moon.

So I have some special gifts, everybody does. I have an old friend in Olympia who is a natural dowser.  He can hold onto a ‘Y’ shaped branch, scan around and find any source of underground water.  Seriously. the stick bends and points down when he stands above  water.. I can hold the same stick, at the exact same spot, and it won’t bend.  We have tried it.  Repeatedly.  I have friends who can communicate with animals, friends who are very connected to the green world, and can talk to plants, friends that connect to angels, and even friends who connect to fire and can manipulate it. Some friends can eaily manifest, Some have strong psychic vision. And some who are connected strongly to water. I could go on. The point is, we all have these gifts. When we spend time in meditation, or learn how to quiet the mind chatter, eat a healthy diet, etc.  we allow our gifts to emerge. The gifts are already within us… we just have to tune in and connect with our higher selves.

I am in no way an expert. But magic is real, and everywhere, all the time. There is much to be seen with the eyes closed.  I am learning and growing, and tuning in more and more everyday.

I have questions for sure, but I also learning to trust the process. Let go and flow.

“You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day, where you don’t know what was in the newspapers that morning, you don’t know who your friends are, you don’t know what you owe anybody, you don’t know what anybody owes to you. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be. This is the place of creative incubation. At first you may find that nothing happens there. But if you have a sacred place and use it, something eventually will happen.”
~Joseph Campbell

Welcome April Showers! Shower down wisdom, healing, and love. ~T

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