Some people think a black aura means the presence of evil. While it’s true that an aura LOADED with this color probably means RUN:
Even awesome people like you and me can have black in their energy fields. It doesn’t mean you’re an awful person.
It can be caused by feeling icky emotions: feeling hopeless, miserable, depressed, negative… and even hate on the extreme end.
You know Winnie the Pooh’s pal, Eeyore? He wasn’t evil, but he does have kind of a poo-poo attitude. He probably has some muddy looking colors in his aura, for sure!
And I’m SURE that when I went through a really bad depression last year, I had some muddy colors – even black – in my aura, too. And generally, my aura is pretty big and sparkly!
We’re human. It happens. Let’s talk about the reasons your aura might have some black in it, and what it means.
Black Aura – Your Spiritual Alarm
Truth: Sometimes we feel more like rain than sunshine.
Because we are spiritual, energetic beings, energy shows up for us in lots of different ways. One of them is the electromagnetic field around our bodies called our aura.
The colors in our aura reflect the state of our physical and emotional energy.
If someone sees black in your aura, don’t freak out.
It can actually be a good thing, like a smoke alarm. When a smoke alarm goes off, what do you do?
Call for help, and get to safety pronto!
So discovering you have some black in your aura can work the same way: Think of it as an early warning system telling you that something is wrong – that one wheel is off the tracks.
In a nutshell, you’re not happy.
Your aura colors exist because of the thoughts you think, the feelings you feel, and your general vibe.
If you’re feeling negative, it makes total sense that your aura would be black.
Heck, that heavy energy can even cloudy up the other colors in your aura – like causing a murky green color instead of a sparkly emerald green. Makes sense, right?
Causes of a Black Aura
Not Being Able to Forgive
Holding onto grudges and not forgiving can harden your heart and send out negative vibrations into the Universe.
It shows up as a dark color in your aura.
Is it hard to forgive, sometimes? OH, FOR SURE!
We’re human and this stuff isn’t easy! But feeling unforgiving never touches that other person at whom you are feeling angry. It only affects us.
And we are SO worthy of joy and letting it go.
I don’t think it’s an accident that the traditional color to wear at funerals is black. Grief over the loss of a loved one, loss of a job, a divorce, or ill health can show up as a black aura.
And depending on the intensity of how yucky you are feeling, the shades of black can vary, too, from a grayish color to a more intense charcoal.
Lack of Willingness
I probably could have written the book on this at one time!
When we hold onto negative feelings and think that we are justified in holding onto them, it affects our energy fields.
Our natural spiritual state is to be loving and forgiving.
When we feel poopie and hold onto stuff – our aura shows up as bruised, darkened, and can definitely manifest as a shade of black until we finally release it, and let it go.
For me, the thing that helped me let serious stuff go was watching Esther Hicks videos on YouTube. Following the teachings of Abraham (channeled by Esther Hicks) has totally changed my life for the better.
Here are two videos that I found super helpful:
- This video helped me a LOT with letting go.
- And this one helped me tremendously when my aunt took her own life.
Depression and Hurt
I’m not a doctor, and I don’t play one on the internet, but I know I manifested a black aura when I was severely depressed due to my daughter’s illness.
“Deep, dark depression” is the way it’s often described – meaning, it’s more than just feeling blah for a week.
For me, it took time, serious self-care, an amazing spiritual counselor, and figuring out what I value most in life – then living and making decisions based on what I value – to make me feel better.
Only when I learned to have a new perspective, let go of what I could not change, and put my happiness first did I feel like I was connected to my Higher Self and living my True Essence again.
There were days I never thought I’d feel better, but lots and lots of self care helped tons.
Life is supposed to be about being happy. If you’ve had a lot of negative experiences in life, a black aura can be that spiritual “alarm” that you’re off kilter and you need to tend to yourself like ASAP to start feeling awesome again.
Being a Cold, Cranky Pants
Some people think, “Why should I be nice when life has treated me like crap?” They forgot to put the sugar in my coffee at the drive-thru, Oh, I DON’T THINK SO!
One word – YUCK.
Developing a sense of compassion and empathy first for yourself will help you lighten your mojo up and get that heavy aura of yours to a lighter shade of gray… then lighter still… and brighter… and more gorgeous and sparkly!
See if you can discover some real meaning for your life different from your negative perspective.
Black Aura Take Aways
- Having some black or gray in your aura doesn’t make you a terrible person or mean you’re life will always be gloom and doom.
- We all experience heavy, negative emotions sometimes. The way we feel physically and emotionally are reflected in our aura. Yucky emotions make our aura darker and muddier. When you feel better, you’re aura will be beautiful!
- If they can make toothpaste that can give us a brighter, more dazzling smile, we can totally have a brighter, more dazzling aura, too! We can do this by working to release negative emotions from our heart :)
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