What is an Aura and Do You Have One?

Simply put, yes!

You do have an aura, even if you can’t exactly see it!

Everyone has an aura and I’ll explain why below!


If you haven’t yet learned at least small amount or have some idea about what the chakras are, I highly recommend you do that before you proceed. You don’t have to understand the chakras before you go on to learn about auras, but I do think it helps us to understand how an aura could even be possible. The two things are both directly and indirectly related.

If you’re interested, you can learn about the chakras here.


So, What is an aura?

Although no one can really “prove” that auras exist, in theory, it is one’s electromagnetic field.

Essentially, it is a form of protection that helps to shield and guard you from the outside world. You can, however, (and probably often do), rough-up your aura from within yourself– based on what foods and drinks you decide to consume, by what you allow to penetrate past your physical exterior and into your awareness, and by the thoughts and feelings that you decide to think and feel.

For example, having a weak aura is an indicator of poor health. It is the colors, shapes, patterns, and strange spots that can reveal what it is that is making us unhealthy and where it is hurting us the most.

Ideally, a person would want to have a layer of each of the seven colors of the rainbow/chakras surrounding them, with no gaps or holes. This is called a rainbow aura and it is seemingly rare. This type of aura would belong to a person who was mostly happy, healthy, and well-balanced within their earthly bodies and in harmony with their surrounding environment. (HOWEVER, everyone is human and no one alive is perfect)

For most people though, only a color or two are visible and that gives us a better idea of a person’s strengths and/or weaknesses. For example, a green/blue (teal) aura could mean a person is greedy/selfish and stubborn OR giving/loving and wise. If the aura was clearer and brighter rather than murky and thick, we could assume their aura was healthier than the murky one.

Auras can fluctuate in shape, color, size, etc., depending on the person’s current life choices and experiences. They can always change depending on what a person decides to do in their life. From my own experience, however, most people I know will remain a similar color (as if by nature) throughout the length of time I know them.

With that being said, I would say people are perhaps predisposed to their their main aura color. If it’s not one that a person is okay with, they do have the freewill to change it, of course.

Personally, I don’t believe anyone is anymore capable than anyone else at anything.

Read that again.

Psychic abilities” are not limited to a few people. Everyone has spidey senses!

BUT, some people do seem to have natural talents, skills, abilities, etc. I believe, however, that just like any other skill we possess, like playing guitar, intuitive abilities can be developed and even mastered, with enough practice.

For me, seeing auras was not the first ability that seemed to appear when I went through my “awakening”. I had heard from others that they could see auras, but I’m not sure I really believed that it was possible until my own natural abilities began to surface. Later, I was able to develop this ability when I gained an understanding of how reading auras worked and, of course, when I simply believed that I could actually do it (and that is very important)!

How to Read Auras:

Your aura is visible just right outside of your body. What I mean is, you have the ability to see your electromagnetic field in color- if you look in the right place. As you can see below, the denser the color, the smaller the field usually is. The more vibrant, the larger the aura usually is.

In my opinion, it is best to meditate or to be practiced at mediation before reading an aura.


To read your own aura, hold your hand up in front of a white wall or a very pale background.

Don’t actually look at your hand, but about a half an inch to an inch right off of your hand.

Clear your mind and try not to focus too hard. If you let your eyes lose focus, instead of directing your gaze at a blank space, you’ll relax a bit. It’s difficult to explain what an aura looks like because there’s not a lot to compare it to. My best description is that it looks slightly like a shadow, but with color and it literally looks as if it’s radiating an electrical current-in color.

If you were able to successfully see your aura, congratulations! You have just opened your mind up a bit more to the oneness of existence- the I AM. Seeing an aura is one step further to initiating an awakening with your kundalini.


From within the Labyrinth,

Lakin

When You Believe in Science & Spirituality

It seems quite evident to me that people do NOT believe that science and spirituality can CO-EXIST. If they didn’t co-exist, however, then evolution would not be possible.

Everything begs to be challenged in some way. That is the nature of duality, perhaps important to morality, and it is the way of our world; like the sun and moon.

Without spirituality, there would be no philosophers to ask the bigger questions. Without science, there would be no physicians to give answers.

-Lakin

I do not own this photo.


This morning, I woke up asking myself the question of what is more important? Is it science or spirituality?

I decided that neither one was more important than the other and I believe in them both equally. In fact, it is both of them that balance my interests and it’s combining them that have brought me here to create this blog.


Growing up, I went to church and considered myself a Christian until I was about sixteen or seventeen. I had a falling out with my youth group at that time and was experiencing a lot of inner turmoil from my memories of my growing up.

It had all seemed to hit me at once, right after my first break-up and I began to feel a lot of anger towards my parents and others involved. I didn’t get along with my mother and she was experiencing her second divorce and going through her own traumatic experiences to be able to really understand my needs as a teenage girl growing into a woman.

I was feeling neglected, abandoned, and very insecure. I had no self-worth.

I didn’t want to lose another dad and I didn’t want to be subject to someone deciding I wasn’t enough for them. In retrospect, I know now that someone breaking up with me or an ending to my relationship (of any type) with another person would be my trigger for the next ten years. Any time I felt that someone may leave me, I’d distance myself so that I didn’t feel that loss or so I can feel like I was in control of who comes and goes in my life. I didn’t even realize I was doing it!

In my late teens and early twenties, I went from agnostic to atheist to pagan. I was jaded by churches and sickened by the feeling of others trying to force their views on me. I was really struggling to understand who I was and whom I wanted to be when I “grew up“.

I no longer supported church or religion, once I moved out of the state and the southern USA, where Christianity is quite popular. Blaming mystical ideas for the world’s problems, I thought anyone who practiced a religion was ignorant and that they denied the proof of science. I became heavily invested in politics and thought conservatives were actually all narcissists. No matter who it may be, I’d argue if they didn’t seem to agree with my view on things.

Over and over again through the years, I asked myself, “How could anyone believe in something that they can’t see?” Hard, cold facts were the only real things to me. I wondered how God could make all of creation in seven days, when we literally had the bones of dinosaurs and we knew they existed thousands of years before men ever did. Where was the religious text’s explanation of that, I wondered?

I even asked a preacher once if not the big bang, then where did God come from? He must have been created by someone if he were real, right? “God is just God and you have to have faith,” was the reply I received from him. He even laughed at me a little bit, as if I were naive in my thinking.

Years later, after my divorce, I jumped straight into another relationship. Oh, I was in love and in trouble. It was completely toxic and co-dependent. It lasted for three years and during that time, I began to notice some rather strange things without meaning to, of course. I thought I was confident in my lack of faith.

Still hovering somewhere between agnostic and somewhat pagan, at the beginning of those three years, the difficulties that I experienced throughout it is ultimately what led me to believe in something greater than myself. I was thrown a bone–an opportunity to discover my true self.

By the time the relationship was over, I was someone completely different. It tested me, yet strengthened me. It broke me all the way down until I was baring bones and exposed to the world, yet I was awakening. Although the relationship was hard, I wouldn’t take it back. It pushed me into a total transformation of self and for that, I’m grateful. Now, I’m stronger than ever.

It was exactly what it took for me to understand myself. That understanding included all of my undiscovered strengths and all of my weaknesses too. Nothing would be left hidden from my conscious mind by the time it ended. The very week I walked away from it and made a final choice, knowing deep inside me it was finally happening, I experienced a kundalini awakening. Afterward, I realized how much I seriously needed to heal from my past wounds and fears.

Somewhere during that time, my questions started to change. I became rather philosophical in my approach to wondering. I began to ask myself things like, “why do my dreams feel so real?” “How is it possible that I can always seem to guess what happens next or is it that thing they call the law of attraction?” And “why are there so many similarities between so many religions?”

I do not own this.

I wrote so often during those three year to express the sadness and loneliness and heartbreak I had been feeling. Becoming drawn to many forms of divination, I began practicing tarot readings on my friends. Numerology had ultimately been the thing to lead me down the rabbit hole. The happenings were so strange sometimes, that I didn’t even share my experiences with others, but there was absolutely noway I could deny them happening either.

It’s like I could hear a clock ticking throughout that time and the closer I got toward opening the door, the ticking turned into the sound of a gong and not until I made the choice to step through it did it finally become quiet.

Later, I began integrating the little bits I knew about physics with my newfound beliefs in astrology, my knowledge of psychology with tarot reading, and my understanding of geometry with numerology and sacred geometry.

I started noticing symbols as I studied religious texts and mythology. I wanted to see the links between it all. Every now and again, I would get a momentary glimpse at one’s aura and that led me to studying yoga, meditation, and the chakras.

I could see how the line became divided between the factual side and the existential side of things. One was all about hope and faith and believing in more than your individual self and the other was grounded in proof and the ego feeling confident in knowing the facts. Both are important and everything should be used in and practiced in moderation.

After all, science evolves everyday and spirituality is personal. Philosophers ask questions, big questions, when there are not yet answers to things they’re curious about. Astronomers and engineers and the like answer more and more questions about our existence overtime, but we shouldn’t forget both of their integral roles.

I decided somewhere along the way that both were necessary for healing properly. Otherwise, loss will continue to shake us until we stop getting in the way of ourselves and open up to possibilities.

My understanding led to my belief that everything is connected, including the tangible AND intangible. One can’t possibly exist without the other.

We are all a part of the yin and the yang, good and evil, and the darkness and light.

Neither here, nor there.

As above, so below.


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-Lakin

The Astrology Houses: The 6th House of Service & Health

If you’re new to astrology and need to start from the beginning, click here. If you don’t understand what the astrology houses are, click here. If you missed any of the previous astrology houses, start here by going to the fifth house. To learn more about the sign of Virgo, go here. To learn more about the planet Mercury, go here. To learn more about the earth element, go here.

The Virgo House

Virgo the Virgin of Servitude, Health, Work, and Pets

The Sixth House – ruled by Mercury and Virgo

The Sixth House of Virgo:

The sixth house is mostly known as the house of health and service. In this house, we will most likely find our work ethic, our attitude toward serving and working for others, our physical and mental health, our pets or our connection with animals, our daily routines, and our ability to handle responsibility.

Some other things we may find in the sixth house is our general hygiene habits, diets, fitness, exercise, ability to handle crisis in health-related matters, habits and lifestyle patterns, tendencies toward OCD and perfectionism, our work environment and the types of work one may do, and it’s even possible that we may see our pets here as well.


The sixth house is often known as the Virgo house.

Why?

Because it is ruled by the sign of Virgo.

This means that someone who has many planets in the sixth house, (like me), or aspect-ing the sixth house will probably take on many Virgo qualities or characteristics. However, just because Virgo is naturally the ruler of the sixth house, doesn’t mean Virgo is the ruler of YOUR sixth house.

For example, Sagittarius rules my sixth house, so this means that my Virgo/Mercurian qualities are expressed in a Sagittarian way. Virgo enjoys information and Sagittarius is rather philosophical. Combining them means that I have a tendency toward big ideas and being rather idealistic, but I am also not lacking in knowledge, specifically spiritual knowledge. What I mean is, I’m enthusiastic about health-related topics, optimistic about work and serving others to the best of my abilities, and I love learning about and am passionate about animals. Because most of my planets fall into this house, I spend a good majority of my time focusing on ways to express this spiritual knowledge–like I’m doing right now!

If you do not have any planets in the sixth house, it does not mean that you are lacking in any of the qualities mentioned above. You could have many planets aspect-ing the sixth house, which is a bit more advanced astrology. If you’re sixth house is empty, for now, look to the sign that rules your sixth house and that will give you a better idea about your Virgo house.

What the Sixth House Means for You:

Aries/Mars: You’re a very hard-worker, but may become impatient with coworkers when they do not work as hard as you do. Although it is sometimes difficult for you to stay on top of exercise, it is important for you to feel fit and healthy. In your past, you may have had problems with authority or have been told you don’t listen to others very well and may do better working alone or being your own boss. It is likely that when you were growing up, you played many sports and at some point, joined the military, police force, or something similar in nature.

Taurus/Venus (For Venus, also look to Libra/Venus): You are a slow and steady worker; regardless, you are responsible and reliable and will get the job done well. With a tendency to be a bit lazy if not motivated, it may be hard for you to stick to your goals if you’re feeling uninspired. There’s a possibility that you meet your spouse or someone that you fall in love with in a work environment, or while one of you are at work. It is important that you actually enjoy your work. Otherwise, you will make many justifications as to why you refuse to go.

Gemini/Mercury (For Mercury, also check Virgo/Mercury): Being the type of person who needs constant stimulation of the mind, as well as having the need to busy your hands, work needs to be somewhat challenging for you. You’re not the type to sit in a desk and shuffle papers, unless those papers are very interesting. You’re easily anxious and even have a tendency of getting sick simply from issues with your nerves. Stressful situations make you cranky and it’s important that you ground as often as possible; especially considering you likely work two jobs most of the time.

Cancer/Moon: It is easy for you to become emotionally attached to your work, but you have a natural talent for soothing others or attending to the emotional needs of those in your work area. In fact, your job may be somehow related to healing of some kind. If you’re a leader, you’re a good one–although some people may try and dominate you or seem to lack respect for you, so don’t be afraid to be a little harder on those types. It could also be a possibility that you work with family or at home. There is an increased risk of developing abdominal or chest issues here, so be mindful.

Leo/Sun: No matter what line of work you do, you take pride in it. Your only downfall at work is that you need validation from your leaders to know that you’re doing a good job. It’s possible that you feel you aren’t recognized enough for your hard work. When/if this is the case, your health takes a hit, coincidentally. You could be some type of entertainer, like an actor, or any other role that requires you to be under a spotlight or within the public eye. Always lift heavy objects with your legs because you are prone to pulling muscles in your mid/lower back.

Virgo/Mercury (For Mercury, also check Gemini/Mercury): You’re very detail-oriented and may even be known as someone who has a hawk-eye; nothing gets passed you– especially at work. As practical as they come, your leaders may recognize you as someone they can always depend on. You’re very health-oriented and probably have a routine of eating quite healthy and making sure to never get too physically unfit, but if you do, you feel extreme guilt in being unfit. You may actually work in health care or do something that involves animals.

Libra/Venus (For Venus, also look to Taurus/Venus): No matter which position you are in at work, you still unconsciously try to bring peace and harmony into your environment. You’re quite agreeable and easy to work with and if you have a partner in your job, you’ll be much happier as well. Working alone or having a lot of drama in the workplace can weaken your immune system and cause depression. There’s a possibility that do or can work in the beauty industry, but an equal chance that you may work in law, or as some kind of realtor or home designer.

Scorpio/Pluto: You’re extremely dedicated to work and can even be overly-focused on work to the point of creating an unhealthy attachment to it. Obsession can make you chronically, however, and you may deal with infertility or reproductive issues. It is where you go to escape the hardships in your life. Often intense in the workplace, you do your best work when you work alone, especially if it involves some type of secretive or criminal work. Perhaps you work in the scientific community, do some type or research, or a type of investigative work.

Sagittarius/Jupiter: You’re super fun to work with, but you may lack taking responsibility at work and often get into trouble with your superiors. However, there’s also an equal chance that you overwork, if you enjoy your job, and often drink after your shift. In which case, you may begin having weight problems or issues with your liver or kidneys. You’re rather philosophical and often give advice at work. With a love for travelling and adventure, your work may involve exploration, like writing a travel blog. It’s also possible that you’re some type of teacher or professor.

Capricorn/Saturn: When it comes to work, you’re there to work and you’d really rather not waste your time. You’re practical and will work very hard, if it’s worth the money or gain in status. Quite dedicated to the work you do and loyal to your leaders, you can stay at a job for a long time, if you’re also treated well. If you go through a period without a job, you may fall into depression and stay home for too long, however. You’re likely into politics or law and may have a government job or own your own business. Pay attention to joint problems or issues with your teeth or skin.

Aquarius/Uranus: You’re quite a progressive person and you’re always thinking ahead, creating strategies or new ideas on how something can be improved or evolved. For this reason, you may do some unusual work or literally get paid to create. Fascinated by the minds of others, it’s easy for you to get along with groups and probably prefer teamwork rather than going solo. You may have some strange health issues, but it is likely all caused by your nerves or nervous system, in which you should ground and meditate to ease your suffering.

Pisces/Neptune: However your health is depends on the emotional ties you have with your job. A bit idealistic about the work you do, it may be a bit difficult for you to keep a job or you may frequently change jobs due to drama or emotional bonds being broken within your work environment. It’s not unlikely that you have been taken advantage of in the workplace and it’s difficult for you to take the lead when you’d rather make friends. When you find your niche, however, your physical and emotional health will improve. You could potentially work in metaphysics or do something spiritual.


From Within the Labyrinth,

With Love,

-Lakin <3

What is Sacred Geometry?

“GEOMETRY WILL DRAW THE SOUL TOWARD TRUTH AND CREATE THE SPIRIT OF PHILOSOPHY.”

-Plato


Personally, when I was in school, other than basic mathematics, geometry was the only thing that made sense to me. Algebra seemed overly-complicated, while trigonometry and calculus were only extensions of geometry. Being the type of person that needs something clearly laid out and hands on, geometry was much simpler for me to understand than the complexities of algebraic expressions and the like. When it comes down to it, however, all mathematics is a form of geometry. The sole purpose for mathematics is to take a measurement-whether the measurement is of time, space, distance, quantity, etc.

At the basis of everything, you will find numbers, in which we call Numerology. Numerology is very much related to Sacred Geometry-just as basic mathematics is related to geometry. If you have heard of, (and I’m quite sure you have) Nikola Tesla or Pythagoras, you may be surprised to know that these two are major influences in the rise in information and understanding of both Numerology and Sacred Geometry.

If you’d like to learn more about Numerology, you can do that here.


So, What is SACRED Geometry?

Before you ever come into the world, you’re a fetus; and before you’re a fetus, you are an embryo; and before you’re an embryo, you’re a zygote. This is basic biology and it is very similar for every living thing in the world. The cellular structure of all living things is, in fact, sacred geometry– whether it be a flower, an elephant, or a human.

You can see how the zygote is where the the egg splits into two and then continues to double until it starts to take on the form of a human baby.

Think about the structure of DNA. A double-stranded helix is two spirals that are bonded by the bases: adenine, cytosine, guanine, and thymine. All of these things have separate jobs and all of these things have separate shapes as well.

Take a look:


Many philosophers believe(d) that numbers are the language of the god(s). Why? Because numbers are literally everywhere. Although you can’t always see them, they’re there. In music, architecture, color scales, vibration/sound, time, religious texts, data and technology, science of all categories, history, art, even language(s), etc., numbers will be found on some level. This may sound odd at first, but numbers and geometry help us to understand not only ourselves on a deeper level, but existence and the evolution of consciousness.

During my spiritual awakening, many times, I would dream of shapes I had never seen before. Coming to me in more complex forms than what I knew possible, I began to see them in relation to things that had always been a part of my everyday life; such as the rippling of water. I pondered the simplicity of a circle surrounded by other circles moving outward and then coming back toward the middle until it finally stopped.

Suddenly, I had an interest for pyramids and had done an extensive amount of research regarding them-from watching documentaries to drawing them when I was bored to reading about their structure in texts on architecture. I wasn’t exactly sure where this sudden peak (pun intended) in my interest came from exactly, but I was hungry for the knowledge of the subject.

The most interesting thing I found regarding them was that the stones at the top of the Egyptian pyramids were older on the top and newer on the bottom (from the inside out-mind you). Because of this, many archeologists believed that the pyramids were somehow made from the top-down and not from the bottom-up like most people would believe. Not only older, but over a thousand or more years older!

One day, I went into a CBD/Hemp shop and right behind the clerk standing at the counter, there sat on his shelf a very small pyramid. I asked him about it and he told me that he had built that one himself. He had many different types of stones and crystals inside of it for various reasons.

Although it was beautiful, I was mostly interested in one thing. I asked him, “How did you build this exactly, sir? From the top-down or from the bottom-up?” And honestly, I was both surprised and also not surprised by his answer.

He replied, “From the top-down.

Now, allow yourself to wonder why that may be and how that would be possible for much larger pyramids like those in Giza, Egypt and during a time when they didn’t have cranes, nor wheels- nothing but slaves and copper-made chisels.

Sure, you could argue that just because that one guy built a very small model from the top-down doesn’t mean that that’s how the Pyramids of Giza were built, but then again, this doesn’t explain how the top stones are older than the stones on the bottom, does it?

I no longer believe in coincidences. (For many reasons).

If you want to learn more about sacred geometry, you’ll have to stick around on the labyrinth. Next time I write on the subject, I want to show you guys the incredible flower of life, which is my favorite shape in sacred geometry of them all! Inside of it, you will find the cell division that we discussed at the beginning of this blog, as well as some amazing history that includes it being found in ancient places from all over the world! You won’t believe it until you see it!

Stick around to see it for yourself!


From Within the Labyrinth,

With Love,

-Lakin