And that is we identify with our aura and consider the body as, let’s say, consider your aura as the template in which your body is configured. Or let us say it is the template of your electromagnetic field which in turn is a template of your body.
So can you just identify with being a being a light. And consider your body as a formation within this being of light, a hot core within it.
One learns to shift one’s sense of identity so it’s a matter of downplaying one mode of identity and highlighting another, just like in a hologram. So instead of thinking that your body absorbs light from the environment which is of course true, the converse is also true. And that is that you have always been a being of light and the body accrued to that being of light.
So as you inhale, can you imagine that your aura is the convergence of the light of the stars. Your aura is the light of the stars that has been converged just like a vortex in a lake. The water of the whole lake eventually gets swirled into the vortex. The vortex does not have a boundary. Your body has a boundary, it’s your skin. Your aura does not have a boundary and therefore it is of the nature of a whirlpool, a whirlwind, or a vortex.
So your identity is not bounded by a profile. So a very good example of it is the flame of a candle that has a structure or rather whose structure is continually changing as it flickers. And yet it does not have a boundary. You have to get used to representing to ourselves form without boundary. Well, form that is structure without boundary. Without a profile.
So as you inhale now can you imagine the light of the universe converging and being fashioned in a unique way in each one of us in the form of your aura. And, maybe, the clue to this is to see some likeness between the countenance behind your face and your aura. Let us say that your aura is not just a formation of light but it definitely carries a hallmark of your idiosyncrasies and manifests as the countenance behind your face. That which transpires behind that which appears. Or through that which appears.
Right, so as you inhale, well I would say at first, see if you can really feel this corona of light around your body. You don’t see it, you don’t perceive quite, it’s more like a very fine sense of grasping a very tenuous reality and beyond what we understand by matter. According to physics, of course, light is matter, but it does not have mass. At least when it is not moving.
So let’s say that the light of the environment not only converges but is fashioned as your aura in a unique way for each person. And that form is not sclerosed it is malleable and changes according to your attunement and your thoughts. So it’s not like a statue it’s more like a video for example where the expression of the face changes continually.
So as you hold your breath you think, yes the light of the stars has fashioned itself in a unique way in me and in other people which carries a stamp of my identity. But it’s continually changing. And of course the light of the stars has been customized by the environment and therefore limited. And so the leading thought is, I have always been a being of light and now this being is becoming more personalized. Homonized, as Teilhard de Chardin says.
The light of the stars has become my aura. And crystallized as my body while still maintaining its luminous nature. And now instead of radiating light as you exhale, you are just aware of the way that the light of the stars that has been converged now boomerangs back again into the starry sky carrying the stamp of the uniqueness of your being. So you are contributing towards the richness of the cosmos and that’s what life is about.