by Andrew Pacholyk MS. L.Ac
By the most general bio-physiological definition, a biosphere is the global ecological system or energy, which integrates all living beings and their relationships, including their interaction with the elements of the lithosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere.
This can be seen through a vibrational spectrum of sound and color energy that surrounds us They are ever changing based on how we are “inside ourselves.” Physical, mental, and emotional situations show through the colors of our Aura.
The word “aura” is but another name for “forcefield” or “radiation.” An aura is a field of subtle, luminous energy surrounding a person or object. The aura has layers and they reflect our emotions as well as our health. Every substance in the universe has a radiation or aura and the auras of minerals, plants, animals, as well as human bodies have special characteristics.
In it’s basic form, it embodies seven major layers powered through seven major energy centers called Chakra. According to Vedic text, it and is energized by the Kundalini, which is the storehouse of Vital energy situated at the base of the spine. Vital energy should flow naturally up the spine with some energy radiating out of each Chakra with most rising through the Crown Chakra at the top of the head.
Nadis, Sanskrit for channel”, “stream”, or “flow”, are the channels through which, in traditional Indian medicine and spiritual science, the energies of the subtle body are said to flow. They connect at special points of intensity called Chakra. Nadis seems to correspond to the meridians of traditional Chinese medicine. Nadis are sometimes viewed as extending only to the skin of the body, but are often thought to extend to the boundary of the aura.
The science and art of medicine that was initially one, and then split into two, are now approaching reunion. The healing science that became traditional medicine and alternate medicine is slowly becoming the healing sciences. The history of this topic is extensive — extending back thousands of years.
5000 years ago, ancient spiritual tradition of India spoke of a universal source of all life. The energy called “prana.” This Universal energy is the breath of life which moves through all forms to give them life. Yogis work with this energy with breathing techniques, meditation, and physical exercise to produce altered states of consciousness and longevity.
3,000 years ago, the ancient “Qigong” masters in China were practicing their meditative discipline to balance and invigorate the human energy field. They called this vital energy that pervades all forms, both animate and inanimate, “Qi”. The Qi is the vital energy of the body; while gong means the skill of moving this Qi and working with it. Practitioners use mind control to move and control the Qi to not only improve health and longevity, but also to enhance awareness, psychic powers, and spiritual development. The ancient Qigong masters also developed Tai Chi, Kung Fu, and the martial arts. In addition, they made the first model for acupuncture. Acupuncturists insert needles, or use moxa, or put magnets at specific acupuncture points to balance the yin and yang of the human energy field. When the Qi is balanced, the entity has good health. When the Qi is unbalanced, the entity has poor or impaired health.
The Kabbalah, the Jewish mystical teachings written about 538 B.C., calls these energies the Astral light. Later on, Christian paintings and sculptures show a halo around the head of Christ and other spiritual leaders. Similarly, we see this halo on statues and paintings of Buddha, and also see energy or light coming from the fingers of many of the gods of India.
In fact, there are references made to the phenomenon of the human energy field (HEF) or the aura of the body, in 97 different cultures.
Divided into seven layers, which radiate like opposing magnetic fields, each layer of the aura has its own deeper connection to our physical, mental and spiritual bodies:
Etheric is associated with our physical health
Emotional layer relates to our storehouse for emotions
Etheric template forms our creative and communication body
Celestial realm give light to our visual senses of the world
Ketheric layer offers the spiritual connection