This week we look at the fourth layer.
The fourth auric layer is associated with love. It can be considered the bridge between earthly and spiritual worlds. It is sometimes called the Astral Body. When it is balanced and clear, our relationships are easy. We love ourselves and can be loving towards others. We also easily receive love. We feel in sync with those around us.
When the fourth layer is clouded we may feel uneasy around others. We retreat to safety and avoid interactions. Or, if aggression is present, we may test the energy fields of other people rather intrusively, such as fantasizing about an acquaintance.
To care for the fourth auric layer
we must be honest with ourselves about love. We must be able to give freely — not with expectation of what we will receive in return. We must be clear, energetically and trust that we are safe and protected. There will be times of vulnerability and during these times if we act with self-care then our love is free to flow to those around us. It is like the instructions given on airlines: parents should secure their own oxygen masks before helping their children. Even though your thought might be to help the child first, you are useless to that child if you cannot function well yourself. It is the same in all relationships. You must take care of yourself — so that the energy can run freely and also to be a model of caring action.
If you isolate, have a hard time connecting with other people, or belittle yourself, your fourth auric layer may not be clear. Worrying about what other people think about you or isolating are prevalent symptoms. At times, those with a stagnant layer may be involved in activities such as clubs or hobbies, but their hearts are not in it.
To assess the health of your fourth auric layer, you might be aware of thoughts or feelings such as:
I prefer to be alone.
Relationships are not my thing.
I know a lot of people – yet there is lack of deep connection.
There are not many people I can really share my thoughts with.
The fourth auric layer is described as clouds of color infused with rose light. It may extend to about 6-12 inches beyond the physical body.