Here is the big surprise I discovered, teaching aura reading in settings as different as Canyon Ranch in Arizona, a Zen academy in Tokyo, and public schools in Virginia (with adult ed. students who sometimes hardly even knew why they wandered into my classroom).
Everyone has one universal gift for reading auras. The implications are highly practical, because aura reading is the basis for Energy Spirituality. Auras are also the secret oomph behind Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology, the three Twenty-First Century arts of healing for mind, body, and spirit.
So, everyone could benefit from reading auras. And everyone has a gift for doing it. Yet –how funny is this? Although you are sure to have this gift, you have probably never even heard the name for it.
So what is the one universal gift for reading auras, the gift you are sure to have? Synesthesia is the name of that universal talent. It means that, however you arrive at the level of auras, once there all the rest of your senses will translate the information. You may enter this sacred level of life through hearing, touching or seeing, etc. Once there, however, you may notice a completely different set of sounds, feelings, sights, or other perceptions, all grouped together in a way that feels intimately familiar to you… because it is your truth.
The “Syn” part of the word “Synesthesia” means “together,” like the “Syn” in “synonym” (words whose meaning makes them swappable, if together) or “synchronicity” (events that happen at the same time). And the “ethesia” part of the word refers to “senses,” like an “aesthete” (an artist with very developed senses) or “anesthesia” (medication administered to turn off your senses before an operation so you do not take a swing at the surgeon).
Thus, Synesthesia means that your senses work together. When does this happen? Within reality there are innumerable layers, from surface all the way to the deepest truth within. It is true about your physical body, or your emotions, or anything else about surface reality that a truth seeker might explore. And when you get to that deepest level, that is where you experience auras.
Once you make the journey within, using your consciousness, you are THERE, at the level of auras, angels, and deep human secrets. And once there, your Synesthesia activates to bring in all the rest of your Gift Set. So you could use a technique to activate hearing or touch or vision or another sense in order to find your way in. Once there, you will use all your Gift Set.
What is this huge, and deeply personal, Gift Set that you have had your entire life? What does it have to do with reading auras?
To understand your Gift Set, imagine a big rectangle. Make it the size of the front door where you live. Different gifts take up different amounts of space on that door. In the popular myth about auras, Clairvoyance is the only important gift. Sure, a very small number of people has this kind of Gift Set: Mostly Clairvoyance plus, a bit of Synesthesia and maybe 5% of other gifts combined. These are people like Doreen Virtue, Barbara Brennan and Sylvia Browne.
Although their Gift Sets match what people expect in an aura reader, it is no better than yours or mine.. when it comes to delivering quality information, whether for your own wisdom or to do service for others. Techniques for aura reading that really work will help you to use the strengths in your personal Gift Set.
However you move into reading auras, trust what you get. Each person can make a unique contribution, for learning and for service. But you can only make that contribution when you are brave enough to boldly trust what you perceive.
In my how-to book, Aura Reading Through All Your Senses, I describe 12 gifts for reading auras in depth and detail. Your own Gift Set could be mostly emotional insight, physical awareness, subtle touch or taste or smell, pure truth knowledge or other magnificent abilities. That symbolic door you have imagined – it could have 10 percent each of 10 different gifts, or be mostly subtle hearing, or mostly empathic abilities. Any combination is possible. What matters is what you have in your personal Gift Set.
Now is not when you get to pick and choose your Gift Set. You chose before birth. Your job now is to live it and make it glorious.
Incidentally, Clairvoyance, the big famous gift, is not what it seems.
Clairvoyance means “seeing the truth,” not necessarily seeing colors. A clairvoyant aura reader may see patterns of energy, movement of light, one or two symbolic colors, geometric shapes, or have an experience that could be called “seeing but not seeing.”
I would love to teach you techniques to move awareness to the level of auras. But however you get there, what matters is that you trust your own Gift Set. Please do not expect to read auras exactly the way anybody else would.
Even the super-rich can’t hire servants to have babies for them, as Dave Barry once observed. And the super-rich can’t hire other people to have sex for them, either. (Maybe this is not a bad thing.) Nor would it be possible to hire someone with a superior Gift Set whose special talent can rub off on you.
No, other people can only help you to find your way in. They can supply techniques or concepts or encouragement, but only you can have your own experience.
So trust it. The emerging field of Energy Spirituality is all about changing life for the better based on the kind of perception that is your birthright, your magnificent Gift Set for reading auras.
Rose Rosetree is America’s leading expert at Energy Spirituality, with how-to books about Aura Reading, Face Reading, and Skills for Empaths. She offers phone consultations for healing auras, including 12 Steps to Cut Cords of Attachment. Sign up at her website for a free monthly zine. Preview her books or order at http://www.rose-rosetree.com or call toll-free 800-345-6665.