Other Religions New Age / Metaphysical About Your Aura Auric Colors and Their Associations Share Flipboard Email Print Pete Saloutos / Getty Images New Age / Metaphysical Holistic Healing Divination Chakra Balancing Reiki Crystal Therapy By Phylameana lila Desy Reiki Expert Phylameana lila Desy, the author of "The Everything Guide to Reiki," is a freelance writer, holistic healing consultant, intuitive counselor, and an energy medicine practitioner. our editorial process Phylameana lila Desy Updated June 25, 2019 The aura (also referred to as the auric field, radiance, or the eighth chakra) is an electromagnetic field surrounding the human form. People with enhanced psychic ability are able to see the movement and varied colors of the aura. Kirlian photography is a technique that captures the light from the auras of humans and plant life. The aura is also commonly referred to as the eighth chakra. Auras Are Magnetic in Vibration Auras are like magnets picking up vibrational energies that are floating around everywhere we go. It is important to cleanse your aura frequently to free it of foreign vibrations and negative energies. Auras (colors and light) envelope our physical bodies. Some people are able to see auras plain as the nose on your face. On occasion, some people will get a glimpse of an aura around someone. These glimpses serve as a reminder that we are first and foremost spiritual beings. Our physical bodies are secondary to who we are. To live on this planet not only is it fashionable to have a human cloak, being connected to a body is a necessity of having a human experience. That's the whole point of being here, to experience challenges and joys of being human in order to evolve spiritually. Light Beings It can be even more surprising to see (or sense) energetic lights (orbs, beams, light flashes, or human shapes) without them being associated with a living person, animal, or plant. When this occurs you are likely encountering an angel, spirit guide, or ascended master. Angel intuitive, Eileen Anglin, says that she associates specific light colors with the archangels and in some instances Ascended Masters... blue for Archangel Michael and yellow for Archangel Gabriel. Here is a complete list of Eileen's color associations (note that these colors are personal for her and could, therefore, be different for others): Blue and blueish-white: Michael and Mother MaryYellow: GabrielGold: JophielPinkish yellow: ArielPink: ChamuelRed: UrielPurple: Zadkiel and the Ascended Master Saint GermaineWhite: Jesus the ChristGreen: Raphael Insight About Colored Light Beings from Eileen Smith People may also see smaller lights. Those tend to signal the presence of nature spirits, animal spirit guides or the spirits of animals that have passed on. The animal spirit lights tend to be lower to the ground and the Nature spirit lights move all about at a faster rate. I am a certified paranormal investigator and have had experiences with the spirits of people who have passed on, what people typically call ghosts. There are times these spirits will be seen out of the corner of the eye too; however, it occurs less often than the other lights described in this column. Ghosts of loved ones or family members tend to have some sort of light about them. I understand that for many people hearing noises and seeing strange sights can be frightening. Sometimes there is a normal explanation of these events that has nothing to do with the paranormal. In the case of ghosts just try to remember that most spirit activity is done by regular people who have passed on. They are only trying to get our attention to let us know they are there and there is no reason to be frightened. Please remember that it is rare to have a spirit harm anyone. If a spirit was going to cause harm it would have done so by now. So for anyone who thinks they are experiencing this kind of paranormal activity try not to be fearful about the situation. Disclaimer: The information contained on this site is intended for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis or treatment by a licensed physician. You should seek prompt medical care for any health issues and consult your doctor before using alternative medicine or making a change to your regimen.