“Green, for lack of a better word… is good”

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Green

Green is a beautiful colour to see. Continuing on the theme, it resonates with both auras and chakras.

Auras
When I see green in an aura, generally it’s a deep, luscious green. It’s like walking through a forest – it shows that the person is in a great, well-balanced metaphysical place. It often pairs with purple (angelic protection) and blue (physical balance).

Chakras

Green relates to the Heart chakra. It governs our ability to love, and also shows the emotions of joy and inner peace. If the heart chakra is blocked, it can be healed by Bikram Yoga and ensuring our heart is open to others. Certain foods help keep the energy flowing – green leafy vegetables and green tea are among the best.

When using essential oils, Rose and Pine are great to use for the Heart chakra. There are some great gem stones used to heal the Heart chakra also:
Emerald: This stone helps with love and romance, as well as increasing sensitivity and loyalty in yourself and others.
Malachite: This helps cleanse emotional issues, release negative/painful emotions and brings harmony.
Green Jade: Brings in harmony and serenity, and assists in balances emotions
Peridot: It’s a stone of relationships – this stone brings openness and acceptance.
Rose Quartz: Unconditional love. This stone opens the heart centre to all forms of love.

“Yellow!” isn’t just a greeting from the Solar Plexus Chakra

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Yellow

First of all, I make no apologies for this excellent “Dad” joke. In case you haven’t realised by now, I rather like having a bit of fun with my blog titles. That said, yellow is a wonderful colour across the chakra and aura world. It’s a great life colour – the yellow sun, Marigold flowers automatically get you thinking of warmth, life and brightness. Few colours are able to automatically generate such wonderful positivity, which I think is a beautiful thing.

Auras

When I see yellow in an aura, it’s generally an indicator of physical health. A bright, warm yellow (like the one above) shows that there’s good health, whereas ill health is shown as a mustard yellow, sickly and gaseous.

Chakras

Yellow is the colour of the Solar Plexus chakra. This chakra relates to our ability to be confident and in control in our lives. The feeling of nerves, of butterflies in your stomach? That’s your Solar Plexus chakra signalling that it’s not as aligned as it should be – you’re not feeling confident or in control. It also indicates issues of self-worth/self-esteem.

This chakra vibrates on the note E. It can be healed by breathing the negative energy out, dancing or eating healing foods – yellow coloured like corn and bananas, as well as grains and fibre – and healing teas (peppermint or chamomile help re-balance this area). Some great essential oils for this chakra are carnation, lemon, gold and chamomile, and if gem stones are of interest to you, then the best ones to help move stagnant energy are amber, citrine, gold and Tiger’s Eye.

Amber: opens the chakra for clarity, balances mood and helps with confidence. It acts to purify, to enhance patience, draw negative energy from the body and purify the spirit.

Citrine: This builds willpower, confidence, clear thinking and happiness.

Gold: This helps regain personal power and strengthen as well as amplifying the body’s energy.

Tiger’s Eye: ROAR! This is great for courage, confidence and protection. It assists in deepening the perception and clarity of self.

Orange

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Orange

Orange is another colour with significance for both auras and chakras.

Aura

When orange shows up in an aura, I read it as signifying focus and determination – which is why it can easily be paired with red (passion), silver (angelic communication) or purple (angelic guidance). It’s about being locked in and in The Zone – being guided by yourself or your angels.

Chakra

Orange relates to the sacral chakra – it governs the connection with others and new experiences. It’s located in the lower abdomen – near the bellybutton – and governs the reproductive system, testes and ovaries as well as the bladder and kidneys. Emotionally, it’s tied to our feelings of abundance and well-being, how we experience pleasure and our sexuality.

In healing and balancing the sacral chakra, there are different options: sound (where the key of D is used); food that is orange (oranges, tangerines, carrots) and any kind of nuts will help realign the chakra. Exercises such as pelvic thrusts can also help clear a chakra blockage, as can dancing – get moving! πŸ™‚

Red doesn’t always mean stop

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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 aura colour

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.

Aura
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.

Chakras

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.

New aura colour!

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New Aura Colour

I’m so excited! I was given a new aura colour recently, and now’s the time to share it.

The new aura colour is Aqua (or teal, or turquoise). I’ve spent the last few minutes looking at the shading differences, and I can’t see much of a difference, but let’s go with – it’s blue/green. It was given to me as aqua, but I know different shades can be different colours, I just want to make sure everything is clear.

Aqua (to me) represents knowledge – specifically, the pursuit of it. I was doing an aura reading, and I saw it. It confused me for a while – this was a new colour entirely. It took some focus and asking, but it came to me as clear as day that it relates to seeking knowledge, taking courses, questions answered.

A leopard can’t change its spots. That’s OK, you’re not a leopard, you’re human!

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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!

Metaphysical electrical tape fixes pretty much everything

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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 β€œYou should sit in meditation for twenty minutes every day β€” 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?

There’s three people in the shower and only one body…

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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!

You bet your A that I have a Q!

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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!