Aura, Your Sphere of Light

An aura is an invisible emanation or radiation, a distinctive intangible quality that surrounds a person; a subtle emanation or exhalation from any substance, a distinctive impression of character or aspect, a subtle emanation from and enveloping living persons and things, viewed by mystics as consisting of the essence of the individual.Oxford English Dictionary
  The aura is a supposed influence, force, or imponderable matter proceeding from a body and surrounding it as an atmosphere; specifically, an imponderable substance supposed to emanate from all living things, to consist of the subtle essence of the individual, and to be a means of manifesting what is called animal magnetism, and also a medium for the operation of alleged mesmeric, clairvoyant, and somnambulic powers.Century Dictionary

“Every breath you draw expands your aura with the potentialities of divine consciousness.”–Edna Lister

  The aura is the soul’s garment of lights and colors, your personal sphere of spiritual influence, the Light that emanates through you (Hebrew urim = lights). It is a vibration of Light that radiates from the soul, containing all spiritual, mental and emotional attributes of Light modified by your present state of consciousness.
  The aura’s patterns of light and color are anchored in the body’s glands and plexus centers. No soul always emits the same lights (the aura’s radiance and hues), which change with each passing emotion, yet constant undercurrents of light reveal a soul’s basic character. The aura is like a rainbow, but its well-defined colors blend. The aura (lights and virtues or perfections) displays your state of being under the principles of Light and color; it responds instantly to what you think, feel emotionally, and do.

Edna Lister on the Aura (Lights)

The solar plexus radiates into the auric envelope of light around your physical body. The aura takes on the form of the thoughts and the emotions you entertain, in colors such as yellow, blue, red, violet purple, green, etc. Brilliance comes from the descending etheric currents, and coloring comes from the magnetic currents you absorb from earth. Your auric substance mingles and passes through the bodies of other people and animals, affecting everyone it touches.
  If you radiate the power of love, you lift everything you touch. If you are angry, a wave of anger permeates the aura, changes its color and vibration, and you then drag yourself down and those whom you contact; by the exchange of life sparks, you can open yourself to illness. If you remain armored in love, you are protected and cannot take on anything inimical; you do tune in on the vibrations of others, but no negative vibration can leave you to hurt anyone else or vice versa.–Edna Lister, January 16, 1933

Heavenly Councils exactly measure your aura of lights, brain cells, the trillions of cells of your body, and immediately establish lines of Light to everything you need for your soul’s unfoldment.–Edna Lister, A Design for Ascension, 1941

When you look into someone’s eyes and know, you are unconsciously seeing his aura.–Edna Lister, May 19, 1947

Others can smell your aura as it precedes you; let it be scented as roses!
  Your auric colors drag in the dust when you descend in consciousness. You lift them when you rise again, but they remain in tatters until you regain place and position.–Edna Lister, June 3, 1947

Every breath you draw expands your aura with the potentialities of divine consciousness. When you speak the word and nothing happens, your aura is dragging.–Edna Lister, Secrets of the Hidden Mother, July 22, 1951

The judges of Heavenly Councils question you and read the colors of your aura to determine whether you can ascend higher. Your colors will show the truth of your answers.–Edna Lister, The Flaming Sword, July 29, 1951

When you ascend, a golden aura, shot with the white Christ Light, enmeshes you.–Edna Lister, August 2, 1951

Every soul has an aura according to its degree and kind.–Edna Lister, May 28, 1953

As you adjust your use of free will to remain inside your aura, others will seek your advice, and treat you well. Once you bring in those points of self-will, you will know the true freedom of the Wisdom Emanation, which agrees with the All.–Edna Lister, October 19, 1953

Your aura is love as Light. Under deep breathing and prayer, the aura is a fire zone of protection, a wall of consuming fire. Whatever touches you must be changed to Light.–Edna Lister, I Accept, June 27, 1954.

Your aura is beautiful only when you love God enough.–Edna Lister, The Bible and Numbers, December 7, 1954

Your aura is your bank of love substance, and the abundance of all good things.–Edna Lister, November 12, 1956

The auric colors determine your initiatory place, and combined with the appearance of your robes, they designate rank, or soul condition.–Edna Lister, March 7, 1957

You weave lines of Light wherever you go, and if you are "low" in consciousness, another’s lines can create a fog of illness or evil, which can enter your aura.–Edna Lister, June 6, 1957

Make a chalice of your hands as you invoke Light to fill your aura as a protective sheath. Others’ thoughts may bedevil you unless you raise your hands for God’s Power to fill your auric sphere.–Edna Lister, December 15, 1957

Not even God can get inside your aura to lift you, for the seat of soul is inviolate. He can lift only from outside.–Edna Lister, November 9, 1958

You add soul substance to your aura every time you express love, in exact proportion to what you give others.–Edna Lister, Jesus’ Seven Last Words, June 7, 1959

When you act under the white Light of the Christ, it automatically straightens out the colors of your aura.–Edna Lister, Heaven as a State of Consciousness and Heaven as a Place, June 16, 1959

Your aura can cleanse others’ auras, according to your belief when you consciously fill it with God’s Light to do so. .–Edna Lister, I Am the Life, October 18, 1959

If you expand your aura in surrender, you can accept what others do or say without offense.–Edna Lister, March 22, 1960

Power is the ability, vigor and energy to do or to act. You have power to change color. When you move up in consciousness from self-pity into praising God, the colors of your aura change. People say, This taxes my power. If you use only your small will power, it is taxing.
  Draw upon the infinite Power of God as action through you. Awaken power as a soul faculty. Invoke Power as a term of encouragement or salutation as in more power to you, for it evokes the other fellow’s full power faculty.–Edna Lister, Your Measure of Power, June 12, 1960

An aura that appears as a condensed fog reveals a selfish person or a loner.–Edna Lister, December 4, 1962

You are not always conscious of your aura, though it always surrounds you.–Edna Lister, April 9, 1964

Hold others in your arms impersonally, out there, up on a cloud, not inside your aura. Love them compassionately but with personal neutrality, which marks the difference between love and sentiment.–Edna Lister, July 31, 1965.

The mighty Power you invoke into your body absorbs the crust of negativity on your aura.–Edna Lister, Order and Diplomacy, June 4, 1966.

Each time you conquer self, more Light substance is added to your aura, to replace the part of self lifted.–Edna Lister, October 20, 1966

Always let the living waters of the River of Life—the Emanations of Wisdom, Love, and Power—flow through to inflate your aura.–Edna Lister, June 16, 1967

Invoke the Light to fill your aura as a protective sheath. Wherever you go, the Light of your aura permeates and lightens the dark auras of people you contact.–Edna Lister, The Religion of Jesus, October 22, 1967

When you allow self to lower the vibration of brain neurons and cells, your aura deflates and you lose your awareness of God.–Edna Lister, May 21, 1968

Unless you fill your aura with Light, cross vibrations from all over may pummel you.–Edna Lister, Wings of Glory, June 22, 1969

Your thoughts attract every thought similar to your degree and kind, and it registers in your aura.–Edna Lister, February 4, 1971

Wear the breastplate of righteousness, which was given to Moses and used by the prophets. According to the Bible, the twelve stones it contains are actually twelve lights in the colors of the Zodiacal signs and the Tribes of Israel. The breastplate is a shield of Light that releases all twelve colors needed for health, strength and Power. The twelve colors represent twelve powers of being, which are soul virtues.

  You don’t say, "Let the yellow ray go to this organ or that" when you treat in prayer. You don’t even mention the lights or colors, but reach up to the Light of God through your breastplate colors. You can treat and pray for people, saying, Father, send Your Light to take care of this. Undefiled Light then descends through the correct jewel of your breastplate of faith and energizes as color to heal the corresponding organ, eyes, ears, heart, etc. If you wear the breastplate of righteousness and the shield of faith, glory and Light will pass through the jewel to touch whatever is needed. This law works.–Edna Lister, The Path of Destiny, June 13, 1971

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Aura Treatments

Tiredness is a sagging aura. Raise your arms, inhale deeply, and exhale vigorously seven times on the hour, mentally if not physically. Say, Let me be filled with Light and life!–Edna Lister, March 7, 1957

Before going to bed, sweep your hands up overhead (fingers spread) and declare, A sphere of healing, strengthening Light surrounds me! as you sweep your hands out and down in a circle to meet above your thighs. This inflates your aura.–Edna Lister, June 19, 1967

Keep your aura shining bright, and your halo glowing.–Edna Lister, December 17, 1967.

Say, "Let the Light of God move through me. Let the Light of God fill this aura. Let the Light do the work. The glory of God is being established in my body, and it is established for tomorrow."–Edna Lister, The Prodigal Son, December 20, 1970

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New Testament on Auras (Lights and Virtues)

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.–Matthew 5:16.

Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning.–Luke 12:35.

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Old Testament on Auras (Lights and Virtues)

Aaron shall bear the names of the children of Israel in the breastplate of judgment upon his heart, when he goeth in unto the holy place, for a memorial before the Lord continually. And thou shalt put in the breastplate of judgment the Urim and the Thummim [lights and virtues]; and they shall be upon Aaron’s heart, when he goeth in before the Lord: and Aaron shall bear the judgment of the children of Israel upon his heart before the Lord continually.–Exodus 28:29-30

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Edna Miriam Lister
The original Pioneering Mystic,
Christian Platonist philosopher, American Idealist, Founder, Society of the Universal Living Christ, minister, teacher, author, wife, and mother.

Edna Lister

Etymology of aura: Greek aura, breath, vapor; related to Greek aer, air.

The aura is your personal law of being.

The aura is your personal law of doing.


The condition of true naming, on the poet’s part, is his resigning himself to the divine aura which breathes through forms.–Ralph Waldo Emerson

God is doubtless intimately associated with this material universe. It is blent with all His plans. It is the organ in multitudinous methods of His thought. In many ways it is the means by which He manifests His will, so that, in a certain sense, we may regard it as a body of which He is the resident and president soul. Yet this universe is to wax old like a garment. It is to fade like our own bodies; but no one supposes that the old age of the universe will touch the immortal youth of its Maker. The extinguishment of one of the lamps that He has hung out in space brings no shadow upon His brow. The wreck of a sidereal system works no weakness in His arm. Wrapped in the aura of His own ineffable love, He lives; and because He lives, we shall live also; because He is immortally young shall we also be immortally young; because no organized material system, however intimately associated with Him, can affect, by its decay and wreck, the fountain of His life, the decay of our bodies, if we are like Him, and live in the same atmosphere of love, will not affect us, either in fact or feeling.–Timothy Titcomb


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