Published on July 3, 2021 The 7th month of the year brings with it a very special energy - that of the aura, or electromagnetic field. Everything that generates electricity (like our bodies) will also generate an EMF, and we call this field the aura, or the Auric Body, in the yogic tradition. This Body is highly sensitive to everything. Like, EVERYTHING.... especially the EMFs of other people, places, and things. If you recall my last month's article on the Arc Line, well it and the Aura work in unison to both find information around us and determine whether or not to be be wary of it or to move closer to it and connect our energy to the source of whatever good feeling it's giving us. It is often the sensitivity of our aura which will dictate our moods, thought patterns, and grounding practices. The term "grounding" is in reference to getting out of the "airs & ethers" and getting rooted back onto the planet, back into our bodies, out of our heads; to listen to the immediate needs of the Self as sensed by the aura's interactions with everything it comes in contact with. Much like our physical bodies, auras need to be cleansed and cleared as often as is necessary; depending on the individual's sensitivity level, and whether or not they are extroverted or introverted. Lots of factors come into play, but the point is this "cleansing" happens a number of ways: through water (washing with it, getting into it, soaking in it, etc.), by walking in nature (barefooted, if possible), utilizing sound/music vibrations (chanting, singing bowls, gongs), clearing with the smoke-based method (sage, incense, juniper, palo santo, mugwort, etc), and likely a myriad of different other ways that are individually tailored towards the Self and what each individual person wants and needs most for their soul to thrive. Our auras are so sensitive that distractions can sit on us until they are removed, which is why the number 7 is associated with solitude and the absorption of wisdom in all forms in said solitude. No distractions means you can learn about yourself, what you really like and are interested in exploring. And just soak up as much information as possible in that space. Our auras tell us when we need to shut the world out, be alone, process what we need to process, and know and be with who we are. Who we TRULY are. Not all the distractions, over-stimulations, and simulations that so much of the world participates in - whether willingly or not. The 7th Chakra, the Crown, is associated with the fontanel, or the hole in the skull that never fully closed all the way. This hole is mused about to have been left open to allow humans to receive divine transmissions more successfully, like an umbilical chord to the Infinite; picking up on electromagnetic frequencies received by the Arc Line and Aura, and transmuted through the Crown. One way to stimulate this chakra is through successfully raising the Kundalini energy, which is done through several means, many of them yogic. When its movement up the spine reaches the Crown, this energy stimulates the pineal gland (the gland connected to the 7th chakra, one of the master glands), and when secreting, the pineal allows us to feel connection to everything around us; like we are pulsating at the same rhythm as the universe and that all wisdom is available to us as long as we are open to receiving it. The interesting thing we can observe about how the 7th month in the Northern Hemisphere often plays out, and this happens elsewhere in the world too (although the seasons are reversed way down south... you may even be reading this from there, and if so hi! hope winter isn't as wild there as summer is here...) is that we see the element of water take a more prominent role in our experiences. Often the heat of the dead of summer has us all looking for a pool, a lake, a beach, or somewhere we can chill out. It's also a way for us to neutralize all the intensity that builds up in us when we absorb so much heat and get agitated or fiery with each other. Some solitude can also be that little something needed to reset, realign, and allow us to come back to spaces as clearer beings, so our auras can radiate in a way that sets our personal energy vibration back to our authentic selves, rather than our stress personalities. We can also see an increase in thunder and tropical storms all over the world, so water is being redistributed on the planet in very dramatic ways. I imagine that it might be intended to cleanse the planet's EMF in the process; however, the problem is that the amount of stress we have placed on the planet is requiring more extreme storms to cleanse this energetic misalignment. Unfortunately, the planet is hurting and the fossil fuel industry has been lying about the long term effects of their reckless actions for so long, that we are all becoming fed up by their behavior. Especially young people, and one organization that is largely run and organized by youth efforts and is doing a lot of work in placing pressure on those in power to address and take the climate crisis seriously is Sunrise Movement . Please check them out and consider donating to their efforts if you feel you can trust that you align with their work. In summation: please take some time for yourself this month, even if it's just a little each day. Be alone with your thoughts and let yourself process what is needing your attention. Self-Care is #1. The world needs your batteries recharged.