‘If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. I would go to more dances. I would ride more merry-go-rounds. I would pick more daisies’. – Nadine Stair
The mere mention of spring reminds me of a chance to begin everything in life anew. On a deeper level, I remember past lives as a Celtic maiden, playing hide and seek in the woods with friends, and delighting in the discovery of a meadow of flowers, plucking a handful of them to make herbal concoctions and a potion or two for safekeeping.
Times have changed and I like most of us, live in an overly domesticated suburban world, with only small patches and parks to remind me of my natural roots. Yet, at the first hint of spring, my shoes go flying off and I have to sink my toes deep into the green grass, to connect my auric fields back into the earth.
One evening, while I was out doing just this very thing, along with a bit of stargazing, I was greeted by the sweetest little bunny in my yard. As I stood there in the quiet of my backyard, I felt a stirring from deep within me, heralding the return of my creativity, fertility and sense of adventure. Above me the stars of my ancestors surrounded me with their love, reminding me that I never walk alone and here next to me, represented here in the form of this beautiful bunny, stood the goddess Ostara, inviting me to embrace the divine feminine and take a walk on the wild side. Never one to turn down an invitation, I opened mind, heart, body and soul and joined in on nature’s dance for a few hours, reveling in the silver light of the moon.
The next morning, I reflected on the ritual known as ‘spring break’, and how the word break means to end one thing and begin something new. Breakfast for example, means to ‘break the fast’, from being asleep and not eating, to awakening and eating, thus “breaking the fast”. In the same way, we follow a similar ritual with spring break, as we stir from the deep slumber of winter and emerge from hibernation and the cave of the home. We in this sense, like our ancestors, are breaking from the cold bonds of winter and entering a new cycle. This is why rituals were created, to mark the passage of time and the movement from one season to another or to memorialize a special event or ceremony.
Spring is the most powerful time of the year to raise the vibration of all of the auric fields. The Spring Equinox is the most optimum time of the year to raise the energy in the fields and chakras and open the heart chakra. The heart chakra and astral field open when the lower bodies are clear and the energy is ready to rise. Like the flowers of spring, all good things bloom in time. Spring represents joy, hope, adventure and love. It is a time to play. We are emerging from the restorative period of winter and are full of energy to express. If you have planted the seeds of thought and affirmation in the fall, you will now be prompted from within on how best to take action at this time. Enjoy, for all of nature is with you at this time, bursting with color and vibrant energy. The world is a virtual feast of energy and your auric fields will soak it up every day. Throw open the windows, go on long walks, surround yourself with fresh flowers and best of all, go play.
Let Nature Be Your Guide…
The elements of nature provide tremendous resources to assist in healing and restoring energy to the auric fields. The uplifting sights, vibrational sounds and revitalizing scents of nature’s finest, renew the mind, body and spirit on multiple levels. In addition, the seasonal cycles connect us to the energetic earth based transformations.When we understand how to connect with nature, we can draw upon this energy to enhance our auric bodies. When we focus our energy in conjunction with elements, we can create forces of powerful healing energy. These forces are the most powerful during special seasonal cycles on the earth and when we harness this energy and draw it into our fields, the energy magnifies three-fold. The cycles represent the stages of life each person goes through in the physical; the spring of our youth, the summer peak of our adult years, the reaping of wisdom in our golden years of autumn, and our introspective return to spirit world in winter.
Each area of the world has its own unique energy and auric field. Mountainous areas give off one type of energy, which varies significantly from the energy of the beaches. As I travel, I can’t help but notice the aura of each area. Some areas radiate with the color so intensely that it fills the sky. One example that has always stayed with me was that I used to notice landscapes and seascapes painted by artists who portrayed an overwhelming shade of pink throughout the canvas. These seascapes were always connected with Florida and I never really understood why the artist would choose to use so much pink in their painting of a blue ocean and beige sand. I surmised that they must have been trying to capture the glow of a sunset at that brief moment when the sky turns pink. Years later, while moving to Florida I experienced what they were seeing. When driving into the state, there’s a certain demarcation line where the auric field in the land and sky connect and turn pink! I was so overcome by the beauty of it and realized why so many people are drawn to live in Florida for the healing heart energy they receive while there. It truly is a wonderful place to heal and enhance the heart chakra area. Though I no longer live in Florida, I drive there often. When I do, I can now almost calculate to the exact mile where the energy changes and the pink glow begins. It is as thrilling to me each time I see the pink hue, as it was the very first time.
Another extremely powerful area with a strong auric energy is the Hawaiian Islands. There are parts of Hawaii where the energy is so pure that you soak up the auric field through all of your five senses and even the sixth. Hawaii exudes the energy of “creative fire” and when you visit the islands, your creative energy will rise. It is rare to meet anyone who has spent time there, who has not found that they return energetically uplifted and inspired. Their auric field is recharged and full of light and vitality and is ready to create and manifest something new and exciting from the time they spent in the islands. If you are looking to make a change in your life and want to connect with your creativity and reignite that spark, a visit to Hawaii should be on your list of things to do.
Few things excite my energy fields more than a good breeze when it picks up and I feel the wind swirling around me. A gentle breeze brings much more than cooling relief to the body, it stimulates the energy fields and removes residual energy. A strong breeze, such as during a storm, electrifies this energy and after blowing away stagnant energy, it stimulates the vibration of the fields. This is why many people become excited during a storm, it stirs something deep within and calls them into action.
When you are in need of removing residual energy from your auric fields and want a quick recharge, going somewhere with strong breezes will do the trick. A mountain area with strong breezes will work as well as on an island which receives the Trade Winds. Traveling on a cruise ship also connects you with the ocean breeze. During the cruise, stand at the front of the ship and lets the breeze blow over you. Doing this activity for a few minutes a day on a cruise ship will literally blow your cares away.
There are some occasions where the wind is not helpful to removing energy from the auric fields. Dry desert winds are not beneficial. An example of how dry wind affects people is the Santa Ana winds, which blow in Southern California. When the Santa Ana winds arrive, people report feeling nervous, uptight, on edge and have strong mood swings and irritability. These winds carry a large number of positive ions. Negative ions provide a peaceful and calming effect to the human auric fields. The opposite occurs with positive ions, as they make people feel upset and uncomfortable. The overabundance of positive ions in the Santa Ana wind also disrupts the auric energy fields rather than enhancing them.
Take a Breath of Fresh Air this Spring!
To clear energy from the auric fields, spend some time in an area with a strong breeze. To restore energy to the auric fields using the element of air, refer to the deep breathing and meditative exercises throughout the Awakened Aura book. Pull in clear fresh air and pure energy into the auric fields using three deep breaths. Deep breathing exercises are beneficial to the physical body and with each exhale you removes negative energy from the body and auric fields. In addition, to add air energy in or around your home, a wind chime will move the energy around your home. Place it near a window where a breeze will blow the chime around or near an air register where it will chime when the a/c unit blows. If you prefer not to have it near a window or vent, ring the wind chime once a day to circulate air energy.
*excerpts from Kala Ambrose’s book, The Awakened Aura: Experiencing the Evolution of Your Energy Body