Have you ever been to a fancy restaurant that serves a wedge of lemon wrapped in cheese cloth and tied with a string or ribbon? You can see one in the illustration above. The cheese cloth keeps the seeds and pulp in, while letting the juice out.
That’s a pretty good beginning metaphor for Setting Auric Boundaries.
You already know that the aura extends around your body in all directions, and is approximately as wide in circumference as your arms extended front to back, side to side, and above your head (as well as an equal distance below your feet). That’s your field of potentiality – your energy field.
The illustration above shows you all seven layers of the aura, boundaried with distinct boundaries. Like cheesecloth, they contain your energy and keep it in autonomous flow. Unlike the lemon wedge, though, energy is free to both come and go. You’ll source and release energy through your permeable auric boundaries.
When Setting Auric Boundaries, you’ll simply imagine seven discrete boundaries that drop down from above your head, sealing and containing each layer of your aura. Practice it a few times and you’ll start to sense when you’re buttoned up and contained, and when your energy is a bit too free-flowing and diffuse.
How often should I set my auric boundaries?
The answer to this is: frequently. You can’t go wrong Setting Auric Boundaries before meeting with other people, leaving your house, heading into the mall or movie theater, getting on a plane. You can’t go wrong setting your auric boundaries when you feel like you’re taking on other people’s energy or vulnerable or susceptible to picking up someone else’s emotions. You’ll do yourself a favor if you set your auric boundaries when you feel like you need containment, self-awareness, distinction and separation from others. You’ll absolutely get it!
The more you set your auric boundaries, the more you’ll be teaching your Astral energy body to enjoy containment and autonomy.
Your aura is your field of potentiality – make it your own so that you create and manifest what you imagine for yourself. Your aura fuels your experience. You choose what you’d like to experience. You choose how you’d like to engage and interact with others. You choose where your energy flows. In so doing, you model self-care and you create an environment in which your energy can thrive.
Proceed to the summary on Setting Auric Boundaries to complete this Lesson.