You do not have to be a witch to practice magic
You do not have to study to practice magic
You do not have to worship a deity to practice magic
You do not have to abide by any rules to practice magic
You do not have to have a ton of ingredients to practice magic
You do not have to be pagan to practice magic
You do not have to be Wiccan to practice magic
You do not have to be white to practice magic
What is aura?
Aura is the energy bubble that surrounds your body (or any body essentially), that is emitted from you *point*. Whether it comes from your heart, or it’s your astral body’s emission, or body heat is up to debate.
more likely than not, you can’t see it.
I’m just going to say it like that. Even if you claim to see it, that’s not my business, know that it is absolutely okay not to be able to see your aura or anyone else’s. Not everyone has synthesia. Again … that’s okay.
"But St., if I can’t see it, how do I do the thing?"
You feel the thing—
"But St., what if I can’t even feel the thing?"
We can work on that as well.
See, whether or not you can see or feel the thing, you have evidence that the thing exists. If you are inside your domicile, staring at this post, then you are not feeling the wind or seeing it ruffle the trees. People will come and tell you it’s windy. The news will say it was windy. The garbage can you forgot to bring in is going to tell you it was windy.
With aura, science has taken a crack at this energy field that surrounds our being. There are sources online and in scientific journals that explore the subject. People have made steps to prove that auras exist.
What does this mean to you?
Well, it means you have to buy into it. You have to buy into the existence of this thing that you can’t see or feel… kinda like bacteria for those of us who went to schools too poor to afford microscopes … or books with pictures.
Ok… so to reiterate, it is absolutely okay and possible to work with your aura despite not being able to see it. It is even okay to work with your aura even if you can’t feel it.
So, how do you do the thing?
"But St., I suck at visualization."
That’s okay, too. I’ll get back to that, let me finish this first thought, though.
Visualizing your aura is just as legit as “actually” seeing it, because in my experience, your visualization of your aura is the first step in changing you aura. What I typically tell people is that the first color that appears in their mind’s eye for that split second, is probably the correct color of their aura. Sometimes you get a flash of color before you change it to the color you desire. Some people always see blue. Some always see a flash a pink, brown, yellow, etc. Then it goes away to whatever your desired color is.
Here’s an exercise that you can try right now:
Close your eyes. And without thinking of a color, visualize a bubble around you… what color was that bubble? That’s your aura color at the moment.
If you can’t visualize, as in you cannot conjure a picture in your brain or “mind’s eye”, please don’t fret. Visualization is probably one of the most limited term used in magical studies. I hate it.
I’m asking you to “sense” your way through your visualization. Some people are more tactile than others. Some people are more auditory. Not everyone uses “eyes” to get information from the world. You have more senses than that. So, next time you make an attempt to visualize something and an image doesn’t appear, pay attention to the other sensations that do appear. If you’re visualizing an ocean, do you smell the salt? Do you hear the waves crashing? Do you feel the humidity? <—- those are legit feelings. Those are just as, if not more, important than “seeing”.
Your first step in aura work, is to figure out how you sense the world and how you “visualize”.
The rest just falls into place. Molding your aura is either visualizing the shapes that surround you or float around in your energy goop, or using your hands to feel around you and manually shape items in your aura and around, or hearing them pop into existence, or smell things like fur, clay, etc.
Everything takes practice. It’s okay to customize that practice to fit your needs. You gotta do what you gotta do.
Now my methods may not fit with everyone. That’s okay. These are just suggestions. Nothing here is law. What’s good for the goose is not always good for the gander.
I was worried about reading this 22 page thing to summarize it and then I realized it’s summarized itself in the headings of each section thank you Bullshitticus for your bountiful blessings
Description: Used to heal relatively minor injuries. When this spell is cast, the person feels his/her injured body part go very hot and then very cold. (x.)
Supplies: a piece of paper, a writing utensil, access to a microwave, access to a freezer, a small bowl of water.
* * Optional: You can coordinate the color of your writing utensil and/or paper to the goal of healing. (Some associate green with healing, but this spell will use ‘fire’ and ‘water’, so blue, red, or purple (as a mix of the two) could also be used.)
Write what you want to be healed on the piece of paper, or come up with a sigil to represent healing. (If your tradition/morals require permission, get that before doing this spell on another person.) If it’s for you, you can just put your name.
Fold up the paper, so it’s really tiny and can survive being microwaved. You can say that X will be healed, or you can just say “Episkey”. Microwave; this may require some practice before doing this (because microwave wattages differ, and my offered time may be too long for you). If you would like to, you can imagine whatever X is being healed from being burnt away while this happens.
The goal is to have enough seconds to heat up the paper but not enough to catch the paper on fire. I’ve heard that 7 seconds works, but err on the side of caution if necessary.
Put the paper in the bowl of water and place it in the freezer. Leave in there long enough for the water to completely turn to ice. If you want, this can freeze away anything that wasn’t burnt away by the microwave.
When the goal is achieved, or you need to use your freezer room (or whatever), just take the bowl out and let it melt. Dispose of the contents.
*Note* This is offered for healing, but do not forget to take practical measures (if applicable). You can still opt to include the hot/cold component and adjust for warm/cooler depending on the physical injury. Something muscular may include this component in a massage. (It really just depends on what is being healed.) **