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The Glow of Wellness Blog was created to share my expertise and experiences with holistic and spiritual wellness treatments and traditional and intuitive healing in all forms.
I dream of a world where spiritual wellness treatments are pursued with the same enthusiasm as the classic Mani-Pedi!
In a recent episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians in Season 17, Kim Kardashian goes about planning the ad campaign for her Skims line - which at the time was a scandal because she opted to call the line "Kimono". That stumble aside, Kim and her creative team come up with the idea to create an infomercial style social media commercial. At the meeting, Kim makes reference to an infomercial and product that her Mom backed. That's right, Kris Jenner long before she was the "Momager" she was an infomercial personality and walked viewers through an interview with the founder of a product called Wicks of Wisdom.
Many people wonder how did the Kardashian Jenner empire got started and how it grew to such well, KARDASHIAN proportions (pun fully intended and self applauded). I have always had a sneaking suspicion that the Kardashian Jenner matriarch was a firm believer in the power of manifestation - just based on how she talks about work, opportunities, visualization, etc. I was intrigued further to learn that the Wicks of Wisdom product was a line of imbued, or energetically intended candles which helped people call in the energetic match to their particular want, need, or desire. Plus, here was Kris Jenner helping to promote and speak about the candles and their properties - and she seemed so at home talking about manifestation, energetics, and the power of universal co-creation.
Of course, I'm a firm believer in the power of manifestation - and I'm completely unapologetic about it. A simple explanation for the candles, should you entertain it (should you not, that's fine too because your belief is your belief), is that the candles operate with the purchaser's intentions. If you believe in and understand the laws of physics regarding vibration...the person purchasing the candle will attach to the belief that the candle has corrected whatever energetic imbalance exists in their lives that is blocking them from their blessing. That belief alone, gets rid of the energetic blocks that are preventing them from manifesting through their own power of co-creation, what it is that they want.
Kris Jenner HAS built an entire multi-armed empire out of her family's interests, antics, and media personalities - so perhaps she knows a thing or two about visualizing an outcome and then taking small incremental actions to make it a reality. I can't find any concrete interviews where she references her belief in candle magic, or anything of the like...but it's pretty compelling that with her entrepreneurial mind she chose to endorse this product in any way and work with a known psychic to sell them. Of course the infomercial is more than a little dated and has the slightly cringe tag line "A prescription for your soul." All things creative direction aside, it's a pretty interesting insight into the early Spirituality brings abundance belief system of the Kardashian Jenner clan.
The cultures of the West are waking up and taking notice of the concept of leveraging Astrology to improve ones life. The general consensus is that the Western World is more materialistic and more rooted in the tangible than those who live in the Eastern World. People in the most advanced economies (notice I didn't say civilizations, but rather economies) put more emphasis and importance on the tangible in life, than putting stock in the intangible things. Eastern civilizations like India, China, and Japan for instance, give more important to the intangible things in life such as love, affection, and emotional fulfillment. The distinction is clearly evident in the differences in lifestyles we see across the Eastern and Western people. For example, the average Indian person when polled, could not imagine a life without at least the concept of God. In Western civilizations, there are a higher number of people whom identify as Atheists or Agnostic.
The Western philosophical mind has always had an inquisitive nature, and tends to believe only in exact Science. The provable and the observable is what the average person hangs their hat on at the end of the day in Western cultures. For these people, a theorem is not acceptable unless it can be proven by scientific experiments. For many people in the East, and those that align with the Eastern philosophical thought; there is a point where "science" has to give way as it is ultimately a body of work based on the observational skills of man - and God has to take over. The world over, and for time immemorial there have been things that have no scientific explanations available.
Therefore, issues on divine intervention cannot be ruled out. On the other hand, the eastern philosophy relies too much on the esoteric phenomena. This creates a clash with the western phenomenon. There has to be a combination of the eastern and western philosophies so that a proper balance is maintained. The good news is that we are at a time when Eastern world is beginning to accept the western philosophy and vice versa. Eastern world is trying to have a more materialistic viewpoint on life and the western world is beginning to open up to the possibility of using once esoteric phenomena such as Yoga and Meditation.
Given the many accounts of people the world over, the concept of divine intervention and inexplicable phenomenon cannot be completely ruled out. On the other hand, Eastern philosophy (arguably to its detriment) relies too much on esoteric phenomenon say some critics and skeptics alike. This puts the two schools of thought as diametrically opposed; and a more balanced approach would be to look at things from a balanced and blended perspective of both Eastern and Western thought. The good news in this respect is that the Eastern world is beginning to accept the Western philosophy and vice versa. The Eastern world in this case, is trying to experiment with a more materialistic point of view and the Western world in the mainstream sense is beginning to open up to the possibilities of yoga practice and transcendental meditation. It's important to note that both conscious movement and breathing (like the practice of yoga) and the concept of trances and meditative states aren't native or only practiced in Eastern spiritual practice, many indigenous Western cultures in both the Americas and Europe have practiced both for eons. I just mean to say that a blending of what is inherently Eastern and what is inherently Western is taking root in both cultures.
In the last 20 years, there has been a zeitgeist of Astrological interest from the Western world. A concept which isn't uniquely Eastern, as Astrology has been practiced by the Greek and Roman civilizations in times of yore, but rather are being used in the more Eastern application which is to guide key events like marriage and relationships. The ancient Western cultures did use Astrology to govern the business and fortune based dealings of individuals, but the concept of using Astrological charts to observe romantic compatibility, ideal home look and feel, as well as ways to mitigate the unfortunate aspects of one's astral chart. Concepts which are more rooted in the concepts and values of the Eastern world; as we mentioned - emotional basis, relationships, affection, and emotional satisfaction. It would seem that the act of embracing Astrology for both business and fortune based guidance, as well as how to govern one's romantic world, personal emotional satisfaction, and one's home based surroundings is a key blending of East and West.
Do you ever feel slightly uncomfortable in crowded places? Have you ever experienced a moment where you feel, inexplicably at times, that your personal space is being invaded? Do you have the notion that people can only come so close to you without you experiencing some type of visceral discomfort? What you are experiencing in those times, is a reaction triggered by your aura. In this case, someone's aura is possibly intruding upon yours.
There may also be times when you feel distinctly uneasy in the presence of a particular person. When you enter a room, you may have a vague but distinct sense that something is wrong. It's key to remember that the human aura isn't just a woo woo concept that "love and light people" embrace or some abstract concept that is up for debate.
The human aura is a strong electro-magnetic field, as we give off electrical energy and absorb magnetic energy. In my discussions with folks, they tend to be reticent to embrace a notion that is wholly spiritual or etheric - they want to only embrace notions with "proof" and they describe that proof as something that can be picked up by their physical senses. People are often also unable to accept that people may have different senses than they do, and are therefore capable of picking up and observing the world in a way that is different than themselves.
As an exercise, you can feel this energy force in a room full of people. Each of varying energies, positive and negative are both being intercharged. Our auras are a band of energy that surrounds each of us, a life energy that can be sensed and picked up on around every living thing - be it a plant, animal, or person. Generally speaking, there are seven layers of the aura, and the most accessible to the human perception are the first three layers that surround the human body.
For human perception, auras can be seen with the eyes wide open. For those who are in tune psychically, they can be seen with the eyes closed. Auras can be best seen under a soft light, and you can view your own aura by looking at a mirror against a light colored background with dimmed lighting. The important thing to do in this case is look beyond the object and do not focus directly at it. Auras are observed most prominently in a general sense around the head, neck, and shoulders as well as the hands. For those who can tune in and see the aura, they are mostly observing the mental and etheric layers or planes - for these are the most colorful and vibrant layers of the aura.
The physical aura is the closest to the body. This band of the aura represents the body's physical growth, strengths, weakness, physicality, and physical sensations both good and bad. This particular band is very strong in athletes, and people who are in touch with themselves and enjoy life's physical pleasures like food, comfort, sex, etc.
Mental and Emotional Aura
Moving away from the body is the second layer. This reflects the person’s emotional moods and mental feelings, about how one feels about oneself.Any block in this area slows down the flow of energy. This part of the aura is changeable and fluctuates through the day, depending on the mental and emotional stimulations one feels.
The spiritual aspect of the aura reflects the energy of the spirit and its spiritual ascension. The colors of this particular level are more distant and any mental sluggishness that the individual may be experiencing shows in this area. More importantly, negative thoughts accumulated over time show in this area - and it is believed that yellow is the dominant color in this area of the aura.
Reading the Aura
The physical and spiritual levels can be read in isolation or can be read in conjunction with each other. The colors herein are not physically delineated by a line or space between them. These two would appear to fuse and change or merge into each other. One color here may be more apparent than others, and as one develops the ability to read auras, the possibility to derive information can be increased across the different levels.
It is key to note that there is no heirarchy or levels of achievement involving colors and their placement within the auric field, or aura. These colors are only indicators to a person's current state of being, and can be read to strengthen the positive aspects of one's go of life and help alleviate or correct problems or issues such as setbacks or energetic stagnancy (the source of all setbacks). Dissolving and working through these blocks and problems helps us to balance our energies.
When you're reading an aura, do not hold back or try to stop yourself from sensing the colors. Identifying and connecting with the colors is merely the beginning of an aura reading. Describing what you see not only defines what you see, it also helps enhance and tap into the flow of intuition and helps with an insightful reading.
There could be one dominant color, or a variety or cross section of colors therein. These colors and hues may grow stronger or more vivid and brighter as the reading goes on. You should rely on your ability to interpret and lean into your intuitive discovery faculties. This will help you keep a clear mind and plugged into observation of the colors.
In the event that people are comfortable with each other, their auras will tend to complement each other in an attractive and complementary manner. If you are reading for a couple, this is very important to remember.