Hi all! Here’s a video explaining how auras can work together to provide more information and context about how your soul is reacting to the environment:
I hope it helps, and I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Hi all! Here’s a video explaining how auras can work together to provide more information and context about how your soul is reacting to the environment:
I hope it helps, and I’d love to hear your thoughts!
It’s almost time for the full moon for this month, also known as the Buck Moon to my friends in the US.
In exciting news, I will be live at my dear friend Janet Woods, Reiki Angel Intuitive’s page (http://www.janetwoodsreikiangelintuitive.com), where I’ll be discussing auras, chakras and answering any general questions people might have. I’ll be there Tuesday, 19th July (US time) from around 6pm EST in the US onwards
Please feel free to stop by, spend some time and enjoy the company of likeminded people.
EDIT – I’ll be arriving slightly earlier, so I’ll be there from 4pm US EST. Hope to see you there!
I’ve noticed a few things on my Facebook feed about the 100 day challenge – the idea being that you’re supposed to set and commit goals to achieve over 100 days. A lot of them seem to be fitness related “I’m going to lose X lbs/kgs!” or “I’m going to go to the gym three times a week before summer starts!”
I don’t mind admitting that I’ve taken that idea and expanded it. I’ve created a list of goals/challenges/targets for myself over the next 90-something days (I started about a week or so ago), and – while I’d like to keep some of them private – I have no problem sharing two of them.
1) I’m committing to reading ten books in 100 days. While I’m a generally voracious reader, lately I’ve been simply coming home from work and just trying to de-clog my brain by watching my housemate play Nintendo 64 and then going to bed. He’s redoing Zelda: The Something of Something for the first time in a decade and it’s been nice to just chill and watch him play, but it’s not helping me learn or grow. I’m also not talking about little 60 page booklets, I’m looking at 10 300+ page books.
2) Each day (before meditating) I’m taking two minutes to write something positive on a Post-It note – it can be a motivational quote, something positive that my guides have told me, anything to keep myself in a great mood and set the intention for a fantastic day. I’ve got different colours, and I like the way it’s becoming a habit to not only automatically write first thing, but to also re-read them and get avalanched by cheerful little notes
What are some ways you keep yourself motivated and focused on moving forward? Little challenges like these, or long-term goals, or do you just flow where the Universe takes you?
I’m so sorry for the recent silence from my end, but rest assured – I’m still meditating, doing aura readings and eating an elephant. To explain the elephant first, I only hope the phrase translates well – it’s an adaption of the old saying “How do you eat an elephant? One slice at a time” I’ve been involved in a VERY exciting project for the last month and a half, and it’s almost at the finishing touches stage. I’ll gladly share more upon completion, but right now I don’t want to reveal too much. Needless to say, this project has kept me rather busy, but also stretched me in a positive way – I’ve been able to silence the voice in my head that, when I first started working on this, was full of panicked swear words and was utterly convinced that this was a bad idea and staying where I was would end up being MUCH better for me. THAT GUY, oh boy! What a jerk that negative voice is! It’s a good thing I can now laugh at what he thought initially, but I won’t lie – this project has given me moments where it’s all been very overwhelming. I’ve learned a few good lessons while doing it, metaphysical and otherwise:
1) The voice in your head that’s telling you that you can’t is simply afraid that you will. This project has had me using skills that I one briefly acquired about 15 years ago – I’ve had to re-learn a bunch of things, work with them and build on my minuscule amount of knowledge to find out what’s working and what isn’t.
2) Trust your guides. The fairies actually came through strong on this one. I went to sleep one night, not long after I started. I didn’t know what the project would look like, how I would get it to work, anything. I asked for guidance, and woke up in the morning knowing it EXACTLY. To the best of my knowledge, I’ve followed that guidance as closely as I can.
3) Building on that, ask for help where it’s needed. It’s so easy to close up, to try and take sole ownership, to get so involved in a task that you develop tunnel vision and don’t see when maybe you need a hand, and woe betide anyone who dares to offer any form of hint, no matter how much they think they’re helping. In honesty, for the first week or so, I got like that. This was something that was dear to me, and I wanted to develop it all 100% – if anyone else did it, then I was taking the easy way out. Then I got stuck. Something happened, and the project took a backwards step. I had a choice:
I could get frustrated and overwhelmed by this, then quit – which I’ve done in the past – or ask for help. Luckily, I chose the second option, and some dear friends of mine have been able to come through with guidance and assistance where needed.
4) Routines can be good and bad, and you can change one to the other. In the last month or so, I’ve gotten into a good morning routine before work. I get up and meditate for 10-15 minutes before getting ready for the day. It helps calm me and quiet my mind, which is a wonderful feeling. Another good routine I’m getting into is running again. I’m once again feeling more healthy and I enjoy being outside in the fresh air. A routine I need to work on is my eating habits – lately I’ve been taking the easy way out when it comes to cooking, and it’s undoing the positive strides I’m making with running and exercising. My goal isn’t to lose 10 kilos or to get a six pack, it’s simply to be the best me I can be, because the better I feel and the more connected with my guides and angels I am, the more I can help people.
Additionally, here’s something else. I often talk about how the universe wants to help, and your guides will help when asked. I’d like to give a massive shout out to the angels that watch over my for keeping me safe this weekend. I was on a road trip with a mate to the coast, and the weather’s been pretty awful the last few days. The angels helped me out by giving the car treatable mechanical issues in the morning (yes, it took me an hour and a half to fix, but it meant that I was on narrow, winding roads in the afternoon when there was less traffic around) and when we came back we almost ran out of petrol. I’m not kidding, we were on vapour for the last mile or two. Thankfully, there was a downhill slope so we could coast into the petrol station, but for the ten minute drive from my friend’s house to the petrol station, I was behind the wheel just asking the angels for help repeatedly (I was driving my Mum’s car – with her knowledge – but I didn’t want to run out of petrol, that’s Driving 101!) After this weekend (and especially this afternoon), I’m convinced that the angels were actively looking out for me. In fact, I’m of the opinion that they may have been behind the car, pushing it along to help me get to the petrol station. Regardless, thank you to my angels and guides for keeping myself and my friend protected and safe as we drove.
So where to from here? Well, the project is almost at the final stages, and I’ve learned that you should treat petrol stations like toilets – go when you get the chance, because you may not always get another before it’s too late. So onward and upward, and let’s keep doing wonderful things!
* No elephants were actually harmed.
I realised that perhaps I should explain some of the colours I see, and make it clear that they don’t always relate solely to the aura. That said, this will be the first in a series of notes about different colours and their aura meaning and chakra meaning (where relevant).
Red’s a colour that’s highly emotive – see it on a stop sign and it means stop, see it leaking out of you and you’ve been wounded (or consult a urologist) and it’s used to show temperature. Red also shows up in aura readings and the chakras.
How I see red is passion, intensity. It can be physical passion (lovemaking) or emotional passion – painting a picture, singing – doing something which drives and moves you. When it’s nice and bright, it’s happening now or in the very near future. Dark red can be quite unsettling, as it’s negative thinking, lack of passion, danger.
As the root chakra is red. Here’s a little extra my human guide gave me to make clear – the chakras are entwined with the physical body also. Not only does the root chakra function to ground, provide stability and ensure survival, but it’s also associated with the large intestine and the rectum (also having some influence on kidney function). Issues with this chakra could indicate physical problems, as well.
We often hear, when faced with someone who says “I’m going to change”, that “A leopard can’t change its spots”. It’s a well-meaning advisory with the implication that saying you’ll change is one thing, actually changing is another. Change is difficult to effect, and habits are hard to break, whether they’re chewing your nails or being unfairly critical of yourself. Here’s the thing, though: that analogy is kind of silly. You take the spots of leopard – that’s a result of skin pigmentation. Let’s implement this saying in a more literal manner to illustrate something: “John swears he’ll give up alcohol, but he can’t change. He can’t rearrange the moles on his shoulder, you know!” Blank stares. What does John’s ability to kick his boozy ways have to do with moles?
We use sayings all the time, and this one is used to demonstrate that people are incapable of change – that they’re preset, hardwired and it’s a foregone conclusion: John will talk about change, but he’ll still sell his Granny for three beers. Mary will swear she’ll get her act together, but she’ll still cheat. Here’s the thing, though – some behaviours are innate (instinctual behaviours you can’t change) and learned behaviours (this is the stuff you pick up from family, friends, society as a whole).
Learned behaviour does have he ability to be changed. Why am I getting caught up in all this? Because the person I am today is a heck of a lot different to who I was 18 months ago, and it’s due to not only a willingness to change, but predicated on a desire for things to not stay the same. I didn’t wake up one day, start skipping out of bed and in love with my fellow human. My process of change has been an evolution that has required a severe rewiring of my thoughts and actions, and it hasn’t finished yet.
So what’s changed? How has it changed? Why has it changed?
I realised it wasn’t you, it was me
You can hear it from friends, family, colleagues as often as they care to say it, but only you can grow the seeds of change until they flower. For me, I realised that I didn’t want to keep living my life the way it was. Work, home, the lot of it. I was unhappy, and to continue down this path would simply take time from myself and those that I cared about. The Universe could shift things around as much as possible, but if I wasn’t listening, then nothing would change. The onus was on me – with the love and support of my guides, angels, family and friends – to make a positive change.
I’m more grateful – I don’t take things for granted.
Oh my goodness I’m blessed. I’m certain that I still only have the smallest understanding of how blessed I am for the fact that I live in a first world country, my limbs work and I have a roof over my head. I’m grateful for family members and friends who have helped me when I arrived back in Australia with literally just a few dollars to my name. Before, I would have just assumed that everything would magically be taken care of – but I’ve seen how fast life can change, and I’m eternally grateful for any and all help I’ve received on my journey.
I choose to be positive
I start my days with positive thoughts, and I look for the best in situations. I’ve driven some friends to distraction with my seemingly endless positive quotes and inspirations on Facebook, but I wouldn’t have it any other way, because I also know that other friends love what I post and look forward to it. I’m not a mindless robot who only thinks happy thoughts – I’m human, and I get pissed at the people walking slowly in front of me, or the person who clearly has 12 things in the “10 Items Or Less” lane. What’s changed in the last year is that I realised that emotion for what it is, acknowledge it, accept it and let it go. I don’t hold it in then unleash it on someone else.
I surround myself with like minded people, and I had to “dump” some friends
Looking back, this has been a difficult but critical step. I held on to friendships because they were convenient, out of a sense of duty or because I didn’t want to break contact with someone. The change here has been due to a realisation that I’ve started on a different life path, and the values I now hold are different to those I was interacting with. This has been difficult, and some of my former friends didn’t understand – in fact, some of the friends I’ve held on to still don’t understand: “Why don’t you do X anymore?” “Why do you feel like you have to change?” Well, I was honest with myself, and I realised that I only have one life, and I may as we’ll spend it doing things I want to do – and I got tired of making “Yo’ Momma” jokes and being negative all the time.
Have I finished changing?
I don’t think so. In the last year, some things have changed, some have stayed the same. It’s an evolving cycle. There will be aspects of the change that I keep and some that don’t serve my best purpose, so when I reach that road, I’ll leave those parts behind me. Right now it’s about ensuring that I maintain the positive habits I’ve been cultivating – self-acceptance, kindness, listening to my intuition, doing my best to help others – and letting those seeds bloom.
Change is hard. It’s frightening. It’s constant, exhausting effort. It’s easy to slip back into old ways, comforting routines and give up. DON’T Everyone goes through challenging times. We lose love. We find trouble. We take chances that don’t pan out, we get frustrated with how things are working out. It’s ok. Don’t fear change, just work out where you are, where you want to be and what resources you need to get you there – self, family, friends, guides, professional counselling – whatever it takes. Keep you chin up, and understand you’ll get knocked down. It’s not how many times that you get knocked down, but how many times you get back up that helps you succeed.
As always, please feel free to email me: australianauraguy at g mail dot com, find me on Facebook, connect on Twitter, leave a comment – we’ll talk, we’ll laugh, whatever.
Keep doing awesome things!
As you’ve undoubtedly noticed, I’ve been rather quiet lately. I’ve been flat out like a lizard drinking at my day job, and metaphysically wise, I’ve been put on the back foot by the full moon – which leads me to my post for today: keeping your metaphysical self going during rough times. Just like how it’s easy to start running in the morning, then the weather gets colder and all of a sudden it’s half an hour later and you’re still in bed… No? Just me? It can be tempting to let your metaphysical interests slide while you’re focusing on what’s in front of you. Rooms go unsmudged, meditation stops, tarot decks gather dust and you notice suddenly that you’re feeling off balance and out of sorts. Below are some things I’ve come across that help me, and hopefully they either help you too, or inspire you to find your own metaphysical electrical tape. I am not a medical or mental health practitioner, however this is my way of sharing some strategies that help keep me up:
1) Know the warning signs, and realise when your energy is vulnerable. As the the saying goes “You are responsible for the energy you bring into this space”. Your energy will effect you, how you treat others and it will absolutely disrupt other sensitive people if it’s coming from a low place. For myself, my warning sign is the full moon – I have friends who talk about the blessings of lunar energy, but for me it means headaches and overall moodiness. It feels like something is sloshing around me, my head feels like it’s stuffed with wet concrete. That said, my day job has me talking to people all the time, so I can’t afford to have my energy affecting others – I need to control it. When my energy is vulnerable, I’ll always consciously monitor myself, and ensure I’m acting in the way that will produce the highest good, regardless of the personal outcome. It’s where I consciously apply the Zen proverb “You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes every day — unless you’re too busy. Then you should sit for an hour.” Admittedly, I don’t do it for those time frames, but my meditation lately is to watch the sun come up while clearing my mind. Having some time that’s just mine and letting go of any drama I’m carrying, so I start the new day fresh.
2) Create/nurture a positive mindset It’s sad, but bad things happen to good people. When I’m dealing with an adverse situation, rather than retreating into myself as my past self would often do, I’ll read positive quotes, inspirational stories and reach out to friends. I’ll start thinking of things I’m grateful for – my health, my family and friends, things like that. There’s some great Facebook Pages like (Steve Maraboli – inspirational posts) ; (Doreen Virtue’s Angelic guidance and information posts) ; (Temple of Balance’s amazing meditations and guidance) as well as pages like (Think positive to make things positive) to kick start your day. I’m not particularly strong in the Christian faith, but I enjoy Joel Osteen’s page – it’s positive and relatable. There’s truth in the saying by Henry Ford “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t-you’re right”.
3) Get some perspective You’re on your own journey. It’s not always going to be bouquets of roses, but it won’t always be buckets of bricks, either. I have siblings and friends that are all doing things different to me. It’s taken me a long time to realise that our journey isn’t all identical, and we’re going to get different results. We’re not doing “better” or “worse” that each other, it’s simply different. Rather than focusing on not having the house/kids/partner/job you think you should have, start small and basic. OK, you’re stuck in bed with a cold as you read this on your phone or computer. Yes, illness sucks, but if you’ve got your brain functioning and can see and read, you’re already ahead of a lot of people. Be grateful for what you have, not envious of what you don’t have.
4) Ask for help from your guides or the angels As we’ve covered before, your guides and the angels WANT to help. They don’t do this because it amuses them or passes time, it’s because they have a desire to help people who ask. In my interactions with my guides and the angels, they’ll provided straight-up advice and guidance to help me move forward, or they have moved events around me and increased my awareness of what was happening so I would understand the lesson – but I’ve asked for help. It’s like the neighbour next door – ready with a cup of sugar if you ask, but if you don’t ask then they don’t know that you want anything.
5) Be kind to yourself Oh goodness, this can be tough. It’s something I’ve certainly been struggling with – I’m a perfectionist who is detail oriented, so if things aren’t just so then it can mess me up. I’m learning to drive at the moment, and it can be both extremely rewarding and incredibly frustrating – any time I make a mistake, I can be harsh with myself, despite the fact that I haven’t killed anyone and that the reason they call it learning is that you’re not supposed to know everything all at once. When I get in this scenario, I do my best to approach myself with the love and kindness that I’d like a friend to show me – I focus on my breathing so I can do my best to clear out the distractions in my head, and I don’t let the negative voices get too loud. OK, I goofed, but it hasn’t caused any harm and it’ll be ok in the scheme of things. A more metaphysical example is meditation – “C’mon, inner peace, I don’t have all day!” I start to clear my head, and then it’s going well and I’m achieving clarity almost but what am I having for dinner OH DAMN WHAT THE EFF. It’s cool. I’m not going to get it all at once, but little by little I’ll get there.
I hope these thoughts have been valuable, and I’d love to hear any of your thoughts and experiences – when you realise your metaphysical pipe has burst, how do you fix it?
It’s rare that I shower without someone talking to me. No, I’m not in a sitcom relationship situation, and yes, the bathroom has doors that can be closed. The only problem is my guides. Well, they’re never a problem, but they like to talk to me at the most inconvenient time – when I’m generally in the shower. YIKES.
OK, let me back up slightly. I met my human guide a few years ago, and when we met each other, something mutually clicked. We knew we’d met someone different. I couldn’t articulate it at the time – I didn’t have the understanding of what it was, but our souls seemed to know. One of the things I noticed before I became more aware of the metaphysical area is that I was seeing people. I couldn’t tell who, but I kept feeling that I wasn’t alone. After working with my human guide, and understanding more about angels, guides and how spirits work (personally, “ghosts” sounds either too Scooby Doo or too Patrick Swayze) I understood that these were my guides (and often other spirits) who were trying to communicate with me.
Since I’ve found out about guides, I’ve kept my metaphysical door open for anyone to visit me, provided they have positive intentions. I understand that negative energies will attach themselves to me at times, but it’s my responsibility to overcome this. My guides have some in all shapes, sizes and styles. My Grandfather is one of them; there’s my guide in human form, I have a fairy (who has this amazing fun energy) and there are also some others I haven’t met yet. I’ve also interacted with the Archangels Michael and Gabriel (primarily). Those two are nice guys. Michael shows up with his sword and armour, and his sword has a purple flame running the length of it. Gabriel has almost like a knife or a dagger, and he’s often cutting up an apple to eat while he and Michael talk to me. Don’t get me wrong, they don’t wait around until I’m in the shower – but I think the shower is a great place for guides to talk, because all we humans to (usually) is stand there and get clean. We’re not thinking about the million and one things we have to do – the most difficult task we have to do is remember if we’ve already put shampoo in our hair.
The first time Michael appeared to me, I was with my guide. The next time was a few weeks later, and I was on the other side of the world in a church belonging to a faith in which I was not raised. I don’t want to labour the point, but I’m not someone who has grown up around this. I grew up falling asleep in church and thinking if there was a Heaven, it was currently being occupied by Hugh Hefner. I wasn’t particularly religious, although I did like the story of Sampson getting his strength from his hair – these days, I’d just like to have hair.
In my interactions with guides, angels and fairies, I’ve found that first and foremost they WANT to help. They don’t like the idea of the person they’re communicating with suffering on a physical or spiritual level, and they’re called guides because they’re guiding your choices to reflect the highest possible outcome for all involved. It can be complicated, however, by free will. Humans always have the ability to override guidance, and as such it can create consequences that may not have been foreseen. As with a lot of the metaphysical area, dealing with your guides requires the suspension of ego. We say to ourselves that “I want XYZ, angels please help me”, but we miss the thought that what we want is coming from an egocentric point of view. Believe me, I can say this for a fact – it is freaking HARD to suspend your ego – it’s something I struggle with. First I don’t want to bother them, then I never know what to ask. Over the last year or so, I’ve really had it reinforced that my guides want to help me. Sometimes, it may seem like they’re quite blunt, but I know they always come to me with the best outcome to heart. They’ll give me messages about myself, support and guidance on particular decisions to make, warnings if needed (they can be very upfront about that). If their message isn’t clear, I always make sure to ask for more information, or perhaps the same message in a different way. It helps to clarify their message as much as possible – they’re helping you to achieve the best result for the highest good possible, so it’s in everyone’s best interest to ensure that you’re on the right track.
The area that I’ve noticed spiritual guidance in my life the most would have to be breaking habits that no longer serve me. My guides have been literally life changing in their abilities, explanations and assistance – pointing out which hamster wheel I’m running on, then helping me learn and grow enough to get off it and shape my life for the highest good.
As you can understand, this has solely been my interactions with my angels and guides – I can’t say that you’ll have the same results with yours as I have with mine. For the record, when I’m not in the shower, the angels and guides will often send me messages when I’m outside in nature, certainly when I’m meditating, and sometimes when I’m in the midst of a household task like washing dishes. I find anything that clears the mind is helpful and allows messages to come across more strongly.
Have you met any angels or guides? I’d love to know!
I love questions. As I said on my page, I’m always happy to answer them. I’ve answered some already, however please feel free to leave a comment (or email australianauraguy (at) gmail (dot) com if there’s anything you’d like to know about my journey and how I read auras.
A big thank you to everyone else who has sent me positive comments and emails regarding this blog. Thank you so much!