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Auras, or human energy fields, are the non-physical shell or layer that surrounds and interpenetrates the physical body. They have long been depicted in pictures of saints and holy people as halos.
The human field is, at least on some level, composed of electro-magnetic energy. Another way to think of it is as our life force.
This force flows both through us and around us, forming our energy field. It nourishes us and supports life in all our physical and energetic systems.
Each person’s energy flows, changes, and is completely unique.
Scientific instruments are beginning to be able to document the phenomenon as well.
The aura can be close in to the physical body, or very expanded. A person might pull it in close to them (a couple of inches from the body) when feeling frightened, tense, or unsure. If feeling confident, safe, and relaxed, a person might expand it to several feet out from their body or even beyond. (In fact, a person's electromagnetic field can extend to a great distance, perhaps into infinity.) One way (close in or expanded) is not better than the other. It all depends on the situation.
Most experts describe it as most commonly being from six inches to two-to-three feet out from the body. It's usually described as being denser nearer the body, becoming gradually lighter and finer as distance from the physical body increases.
Many experts recognize different layers to the human electro-magnetic field. However, conceptualizations of the exact number and nature of the layers differ.
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