The most profound statement that I could ever teach anyone, and I could spend decades teaching this one statement in greater detail is:
The Breath is The Life
There is a universal force described in the eastern teachings as chi and in the western teachings as universal energy. This chi/energy spirals, some compare it to a DNA molecule. The energy travels downward from the sun, moon, planets, and stars and upwards from the earth, ocean, plants and trees. We are all born with our own personal chi, which begins when we take our first breath at birth. Our chi is unique and emanates within and throughout us as energy. With each breath we draw inward, we bring in the existing chi around us. With each exhale, we release this chi back to the universe.
Let’s think about this for a moment – The chi we breathe in, is taken from the air closest around us.
When we truly understand that chi is pure energy charged with the positive or negative sources we create around us, the awareness of how important one’s thoughts and emotions are become overwhelmingly important. The student sees they are breathing back in the energy they are creating!
This energy is being circulated around each person and is in the energy field emanating from them. This is an important lesson, as it also further explains the law of attraction and how the energy you have created in your auric field is the first thing which is felt by other people, even when you walk into a room.
As an example, have you ever met someone for the first time and felt that this person was unhappy, spiteful, or angry before you even said a word to them? This is because their emotions are spilling forth from inside them and swirling outward around them. In this state, as they are releasing or fuming with anger, they are breathing in the negatively charged air they are creating which serves to add fuel to the fire. It is easy to understand then how one can create and then be trapped in a repetitive cycle of negative thinking and then feel unable to snap out of that feeling.
If you think about these examples for a moment, you will recall old sayings still in use today. After a fight, someone might say, we need to clear the air or I need to get this off of my chest. Someone who has been working too hard might say, I need a breath of fresh air. Or when something just doesn’t feel right, but you can’t place your finger on what it is, you might say, there’s something in the air.
Our chi emanates outside of our body in the auric force field which encompasses our body. Learning about the aura of one’s own body, as well as others can be very helpful in many ways. The aura can indicate the health of the body as well as the condition of the mind and soul. I describe auras to my students as “emotions in motion”. When you see a person’s aura, and its many colors, you are seeing their current thoughts and vibrations.
The fields of the aura can grow and expand. For some people, this is a temporary expansion, which occurs when they are highly excited, or experiencing energetic emotions of anger and fear or love and joy. Students who work with the various fields of their bodies, can sense when their aura expands and becomes healthier. In addition, they can feel the influence and energy of a person through their aura.