The world is vast and the universe more so. But perhaps, their vastness is nothing compared to their very intricate nature. Just when we think we know the truth of our origin, the universe throws a curveball that questions all our beliefs. There was a time when the earth was believed to be flat, only to be disproved when Christopher Columbus managed to travel around the world. At the turn of the 19th century, when quantum physicists broke into an atom, little did they know that their ‘fundamental law’ of atom being the smallest particle would be challenged. Out came protons, electrons and neutrons–energy particles.
With that, scientists began to associate mass with energy. Today, they understand everything is mass, everything is energy. If everything in the universe is energy, then human beings are no exception. We too are energy beings–subtle energy beings. While some of us are boggled by this concept, many yogis and energy healers have long believed we humans aren’t merely flesh, blood and bones. They maintain we’re multi-dimensional anatomy with simultaneous physical and spiritual energy bodies. They say the spiritual energy body forms a subtle energy field–an aura–within and around us.
According to parapsychologist Dr Joe H Slate, an aura is a multi-dimensional subtle energy field that surrounds all things–small and large, animate and inanimate, at rest or in motion. In his book All About Auras, Dr Slate writes: “Originating from within, the complexity of an aura is not limited to one particular energy source but is an embodiment of the basic energies of the singular unit plus the energies of its composition (organs, cells, blood, and the chakra system found in higher level beings) and the active consciousness of the unit.”
Some psychics claim they’re able to see this utterly complex subtle energy or ‘aura’ with their naked eyes. Few believe them. After all, we can’t see subtle energy. Or can we? Thanks to the efforts of parapsychologists, quantum physicists, and energy healers, we can actually photograph auras using special cameras or scanners.
Most of us believe in only that which we can see. But if we attempt to understand our energy body just like we do our physical body, we may find our true and holistic selves.