The Human Energy Field:  The Vehicle That Carries Your Energy
By: Barbara Ann Brennan, Light Emerging

Seven Levels of the Human Energy Field

The human energy field is composed of seven levels.  Many people have the erroneous idea that this field is like the layers of an onion.  It is not.  Each level penetrates through the body and extends outward from the skin.  Each successive level is of a "higher frequency" or a "higher octave."  Each extends out from the skin several inches farther than the one within it of lower frequency.  The odd-numbered levels are structured fields of standing, scintillating light beams.  The first, third, fifth, and seventh levels of this field are structured in a specific form.  The even numbered levels-- the second, fourth, and sixth--are filled with formless substance/energy.  The second level is like gaseous substance, the fourth is fluid like, and the sixth is like the diffuse light around a candle flame.  It is the unstructured level of the energy field that has been related to plasma and dubbed bioplasma.  Remember, these are not scientific terms we use here because experimentation has not yet proven what it is.  But for lack of a better term, we shall use the word bioplasma. The bioplasma in all three of the unstructured levels is composed of various colors, apparent density, and intensity.  This bioplasma flows along the lines of the structured levels.  It correlates directly with our emotions.

The combination of a standing light grid with bioplasma flowing through it holds the physical body together in its form, nurtures it with life energy, and serves as a communication and integration system that keeps the body functioning as a single organism.  All of these levels of the human energy field act holographically to influence each other.

These levels, or energy bodies as many people call them, cannot be considered less real than our physical body.  If all of your energy bodies are strong, charged, and healthy, you will have a full life in all areas of human experience.  If your energy field is weak at any level, you will have difficulty having experiences that are associated with that level, and your life experience will be limited.  The more levels or bodies that you have developed, the fuller and broader your life experience will be.

We have the tendency to assume that all life experience is the same as it is in the physical dimension.  It is not.  Rather, life exists on many vibrational levels.  Each level is different according to the makeup of energy-consciousness in that level.  This gives us a wide variety of life experience from which to learn.  The seven levels of the auric field correspond to seven different levels of life experience.  Each level is different in vibrational frequency range, intensity, and composition of bio-plasma.  Each therefore responds to stimuli according to its makeup.

It reminds me of how exciting it was, in applied mathematics, to derive equations of fluid motion under different conditions. I was surprised to see that the same equations worked for air in fluid motion as for water.  The difference was that certain factors in the equations were more influential than others as the medium changed.  The same was true for the equations that describe the movement of air close to the surface of the earth and the movement of air higher up.  Air movement close to the ground is more influenced by the friction of the trees and shrubs than the air mass above it.  as you move up away from the ground, it is necessary to decrease the friction factor in the equation that describes air movement.  Results show a shift in direction of air flow.  This shift of direction is called the wind shear. I'm sure you have noticed that clouds at one level usually move in a different direction from the clouds at a higher level.  Micrometeorology describes short-distance movements of air in small local conditions that were very different from the macro-movements of air across the oceans, where the motion of the earth comes into play through the Coriolis force.  Yet the same equations function for all.  different parts of the equations become more influential with different conditions.

I applied the same ideas and general principles when trying to make sense of auric field interactions. The energy-consciousness of the auric field flows differently and is influenced by different factors on different levels of the field.  That is, the composition of the energy-consciousness of each of the field levels is unique, different from all the other levels.  Each responds differently to different factors.  Another way to surmise what is going on is to say that the bioplasma of each level of the field probably has its own frequency range, intensity of charge, and composition. So it most naturally responds to stimuli accordingly.

Another type of study, used in astrological as well as earth observations, influenced the way I looked at the auric field.  It is common practice for science to build instruments that filter out extraneous wavelengths and then to make observations within only a narrow wavelength band.  Observing the sun in this way yields pictures of the solar atmosphere at different heights.  That is how we get pictures of sunspots, or of solar flares, which look very different from the energy deeper within the sun or in its outer layer, the corona.  The same principles can be very useful in auric field observations.  By changing one's HSP (Higher Sense Perception) to different auric vibrational levels, different levels of the auric field become more clearly defined.  Once these levels are clearly defined, it is easy to work directly with them.

The following description of the configuration of the levels of the auric field, and the life experience associated with each, arises from my observation, study, and experience during twenty years of healing and thirteen years of teaching.  The below figure shows the seven levels of the auric or human energy field.

First Level of the Human Energy Field

Within this level you feel all physical sensations, painful and pleasurable.  There are direct correlates between the energy flow, field pulsation, and configuration in the first level of your field and what you sense in your physical body.  Whenever there is pain in your body, there is a direct correlate of dysfunction within the first level of the auric field.

Robert Becker, M.D., performed experiments that showed that a local anesthetic given, say, to make your finger numb so that you can have stitches, stops the stream of subatomic particles flowing along the sensory nerves of the finger.  When the energy flow resumes, you are then able to feel again.  I have observed the same phenomenon in the auric field.  Numbness correlates to no flow of energy along the lines of the first level of the field.  When a healer works to start a flow of energy there, the feeling sensation returns.

The first level of the field tends to be fine, thin, and of a light aqua-blue color for quiet, sensitive people.  It is thick, coarse, and a darker blue-gray for strong, robust people.  The more you connect to your body, take care of it, and exercise, the stronger and more developed the first level of the field will be.  Athletes and dancers tend to have a very highly developed first layer.  It has more lines of energy, they are thicker, more elastic, more charged, and bright blue.

If your first level is strong, you will have a very strong, healthy physical body and enjoy all the pleasurable physical sensations that go with it.  This includes the pleasure of feeling your body, the feelings of vitality, of physical activity, physical contact, sex, and sleeping.  It includes the pleasures of tasting, smelling, listening, and seeing.  This means you will most likely continue to use all the functions of your first level, thereby keeping it charged and healthy.  Using it will tend to recharge it.

On the other hand, if you don't take care of your body, your first level will also become weak, the lines broken, tangled, or undercharged.  They become thinner and sparser in the parts of your body that are the least cared for.

If your first level is weak, you will experience your physical body as weak and will not like to connect with all the pleasures of sensation associated with it.  You will then tend to keep it weak from lack of use.  Most likely you will be connected to some of the lines of energy but not to all of them.  In fact, some won't be experienced as pleasure at all.  Rather, you will experience them as something you have to put up with.  For example, you may hate physical activity of any kind.  You may love to eat, but not to be touched.  You might like to listen to music, but not to have to eat to keep your body going.


Second Level of the Human Energy Field

The second level is associated with your feelings or emotions about yourself.  Every energy movement there correlates to a feeling you are having about yourself.  Bright colors of cloudlike energy are associated with positive feelings about yourself.  Darker, dirtier shades are associated with negative feelings about yourself.  All colors can be found in this level.  These clouds of energy flow along the structured lines of the first field level.

If you allow the feelings about yourself to flow, whether they are negative or positive, the aura keeps itself balanced.  And the negative feelings and the negative energies associated with your feelings are released and transformed.  If you stop yourself from having emotions about yourself, you stop the flow of energy in the second level that corresponds to those emotions.  And your second level becomes stagnant, eventually creating undercharged, dark, dirty clouds of various colors related to the inexperienced feelings toward yourself.

Wilhelm Reich, M.D., called bioenergy orgone energy.  He named the undercharged energy found in the field on the unstructured levels DOR, or "dead orgone energy."

The dark, stagnant clouds act like stagnation in other parts of your body.  They clog up the system and disrupt healthy functioning.  This stagnation will also eventually cause stagnation in the fist and third levels of the field, which are adjacent to it.  Most of us do not allow all our feelings about ourselves to flow.  As a result, most of us have stagnated energy in our second levels and have interfered with our health to varying degrees.

If the second layer is strong and charged, you enjoy your emotional relationship to yourself.  This means that you have a lot of feelings about yourself, but they are not bad.  It means that you like and love yourself.  You enjoy being with yourself and feel comfortable with yourself.  If both your first and second levels are charged, you will love yourself and feel good about yourself when you are also enjoying all the physical pleasures that your body brings to you.

If your second level is weak and undercharged, either you will not have many feelings about yourself or you won't be aware of them.  If your second level is charged but is dark and stagnant, you will not like yourself, possibly even hate yourself.  You are holding down the negative feelings about yourself, so you may be depressed from disliking yourself.


Third Level of the Human Energy Field

The third level is associated with our mental or rational world.  The lines of structure in this level are very delicate, like the finest thin veil.  This level's light lemon-yellow energy lines pulsate at a very high rate.  (Its brightness, fullness, and energy flow along standing lines of light that correspond to our mental processes and our states of mind.)  When this level is balanced and healthy, the rational and intuitive mind work together in harmony as one, and we experience clarity, balance, and a sense of appropriateness.  When the first three levels of our field are synchronized, we feel self-accepting, safe, and appropriate and have a sense of personal power.

If your third level is strong and charged, you will have a strong, clear mind that serves you well.  You will have an active healthy mental life and be interested in learning.

If your third level is weak and undercharged, you will lack mental agility or clarity.  You will probably not be very interested in academics or other intellectual pursuits.

When our thoughts are negative, the pulsations in the field are slower, the lines become dark and distorted.  These "negative thought forms" are the form that corresponds to our habitual negative thought processes.  They are difficult to change, because they appear to be logical to the person experiencing them.

If your first and second levels are weak and your third is strong and energized, you will tend to be someone who lives more in the mind than in your feelings or body.  You will be much more interested in problem solving by reasoning things out than by considering your feelings in any decision.  This will automatically limit your life experience.

Negative thought forms are also squeezed into action by stagnated emotions from the second and fourth levels just adjacent to them.  In other words, when we try not to feel negative emotions about ourselves (second level) and/or about another person (fourth level), we stop the energy flow in the second and fourth levels.  The energy flow in the third level then becomes distorted by this "squeeze."

Another way to understand this is to remember that the natural state of energy is constant movement.  When the movement of energy is stopped in the second and fourth levels in order to stop negative emotions, some of that momentum that moves into the third level causes mental activity.  The activity is distorted because it is not free to move naturally and it is squeezed in by the energies just below and just above it.

I think the habit of maintaining negative thought forms is supported in our culture.  It is more acceptable in our society to have negative thoughts about people and to malign them behind their back, than it is to express negative emotions to their face.  We don't have an appropriate model in which to do this.  It would be much more appropriate to look inside and find the negative emotions we have toward ourselves.  Usually, we have negative feeling toward another because interacting with that person evokes some sort of negative feeling toward the self.


Fourth Level of the Human Energy Field

The fourth level of the field carries our whole world of relationships.  From this level, we interact with other people, animals, plants, inanimate objects, the earth, the sun, the stars, and the universe as a whole.  It is the level of the "I-Thou" connection.  Here are all our feelings about each other.  The energy of the fourth level seems thicker than that of the second, even though it is a higher vibrational level.  In contrast to the energy of the second, which is like colored clouds, the energy of the fourth is more like colored fluid.  It too contains all colors.

If the fourth level has undercharged energy, or what healers call energy of low vibrations, this energy will be experienced as dark, thick, heavy fluid.  I call it auric mucus.  It acts just like the mucus you accumulate in your body when you have a cold.  This auric mucus has a very strong negative effect on your body, causing pain, discomfort, a feeling of heaviness, exhaustion, and eventually dis-ease.

The energy of the fourth level can be extended across the room to another person.  Whenever two people interact, either overtly or covertly, great streams of colored fluid-like bioplasma reach out from each to touch the other's field.  The nature of the interaction corresponds with the nature of the energy-consciousness of these energy streams.  For example, if there is a lot of love in the interaction, there will be a lot of sweet rose energy that flows in soft waves.  If there is envy, it will be dark, gray-green, slimy and sticky.  If there is passion, the rose will have a lot of orange in it, with a stimulating effect.  The waves will be faster, with higher peaks.  If there is anger, it will be harsh, sharp, pointed, penetrating, invasive, and dark red.

The fourth level contains all the love and joy, as well as all the struggle and pain, of relationship.  The more we interact with someone, the more energetic connections we make with that person.

If you have a strong, healthy, and charged fourth level, you will tend to have a lot of strong good relationships with others.  Your friends and family will make up a big and important part of your life.  You may like to be around people a lot and may be in a human service profession.  Love and your heart are foremost in your life.

If your fourth level is weak and undercharged, your relationships with other human beings may be less important to you.  You might be a loner.  You may not have many intimate relationships with people.  If you do, you may have trouble with them and feel that relationships are more trouble than they are worth.  You may feel overwhelmed by others because many people will have a stronger fourth level than you, so your field literally gets overpowered by the energy in their fourth level.

We are born with cords in the auric field connecting us with our parents and ourselves, much like the umbilicus.  These cords develop, as the aura does, through the stages of childhood development.  These cords represent our relationships with each parent.  Each is a model of how we will continue to create relationships to either the men or the women in our lives.  Each new relationship develops more cords.

The first three levels of the aura represent the physical, emotional, and mental experience of our world in the physical body.  The fourth level of relationship represents the bridge between the physical and spiritual worlds.  The higher three levels represent our physical, emotional, and mental experience of our spiritual world.  They are the template for the three lower levels.  That is, the seventh level is the template for the third level, the sixth is the template for the second, and the fifth level is the template for the first level.  Each higher level serves as a pattern for the corresponding lower level.


Fifth Level of the Human Energy Field

The fifth level is the level of divine will.  It is at first a bit confusing when you learn to perceive it because on the fifth level everything appears to be reversed, like a blueprint.  What you normally experience as empty space is cobalt-blue light, and what you normally experience as solid objects are composed of empty or clear lines of energy.  It is a template for the first level of the field.  There is an empty slot or groove in the fifth level into which each blue line of light of the first level fits.  The fifth level holds the first in place.  It is as if space is filled with formless undifferentiated life.  In order to have life take a specific form, it is necessary to first empty space to make room for it.  The fifth level contains not only the form for your body but the form of all other life.  The fifth level of the field contains the unfolding evolutionary pattern of life that manifests into form.  Divine will is divine intent manifested into pattern and form.

The personal experience of this level is the most difficult to explain because we lack the words in our vocabulary to describe it.  This divine will exists within you and all around you.  You have free will to either align yourself with this divine will or not.  Divine will is a template or pattern for the great evolutionary plan of humanity and the universe.  This template is alive, pulsating, and constantly unfolding.  It has a powerful, almost inexorable feeling of will and purpose.  To experience it is to experience perfect order.  It is a world of precision and a level of precise tones.  This is the level of symbols.

If you are aligned with divine will, your fifth level will be strong, full of energy.  Its pattern will fit the universal pattern of divine will, a pattern that also can be seen with HSP on this level.  You will feel great power and connectedness with all that is around you because you will be in your place with your purpose and synchronized with all places and purposes.  If you open your vision to this level, you will see that you are, in fact, co-creating this alive, pulsating template that determines world order.  Your place in the universal scheme of things is determined and created by you on a deeper level within you, the haric level.

If your fifth level is strong, you are one of those people who understand and maintain order in your life.  "A place for everything and everything in its place."  Your house is neat, you are on time, and you do your job very well, no matter how detailed it is. Your will is functioning very well.  It is aligned with divine will, whether or not you have ever heard of such a thing.  You know order as a universal principle.  You may be connected to the greater purpose or pattern in your life.

If, on the other hand, you are not aligned with divine will, the pattern of the auric field on your fifth level will be distorted.  It will not fit with the great universal pattern, and you will not feel connected to what is around you.  You will know neither your place in the universal scheme of things nor your purpose.  In fact, the idea that there is such a thing may not make any sense to you.  It will feel as if someone is going to lay a trip on you and define your place for you.

Of course, from this perspective, your place will not be something you will like or be comfortable with.  You are probably intimidated by clear will and precision.  You will probably either deny the importance of clarity, order, and place or rebel against it.  If you have doubts about your self-worth, you may experience the fifth level as impersonal and unloving because on this level your purpose, not your feelings, is most important.  If you have negative feelings about yourself as you bring your conscious awareness to this level, you may experience yourself as just another cog in the great wheel of life.  All the above is the human experience that results from the fifth level of the auric field being out of alignment and distorted.

If your fifth level is not strong, you will not be orderly in your life.  You are not interested in keeping everything neat and clean.  In fact, it would be pretty hard to do so.  Order may seem like a terrible hindrance to your freedom.  In fact, you may even judge those who do keep order and say that it blocks creativity.  You may not have much of a relationship to divine will or the greater purpose to your life.  You may have difficulty understanding complicated systems or overall patterns of things.

If your second and fourth levels are weak, and the first, third, and fifth are strong, you may very well overpower your creative freedom with a dictatorial form of order.  It's time to spend more time enhancing your emotional life.

However, if you can let go of your negative feelings and get through your resistance to such a perfect world by considering the possibility that you are co-creator of it, you have taken the first step to finding your purpose and your place and everything can change.  You will begin to feel very safe because you are part of a great divine plan.  You can experience yourself as a spark of light within this great, alive, and pulsing web of light.  You, in fact, generate the web from your light, as does everyone else.  If you open your HSP on this level, you can feel and see the plan.  You will experience yourself and the world to be in clear light, almost like empty space on a cobalt-blue background.

Contemplation of this level and meditation on the great evolutionary plan help greatly to align your life with its purpose and ease your development.  It means surrendering to who you are, not to what seems right according to social norms.  Thus, in fact, you are not a cog in a wheel; rather, you are a fountainhead of creativity unlike any other in the universe.


Sixth Level of the Human Energy Field

The sixth level of the field looks like beautiful streamers of light radiating out in all directions, extending about two and a half feet from the body.  It contains all the colors of the rainbow in opalescent tones.  It is unstructured and is of very high frequency.

When the sixth level is healthy, it is bright and charged.  The beams of energy stream out from the body in beautiful full straight beams of light.  The brighter and more charged this level is, the more we are consciously aware of it in terms of human experience.  This is the level of feelings within the world of our spirit; it is the level of our divine love.  Sitting in this level of conscious awareness brings a great calming effect to the body for healing.  It contains the ecstasy within our spirituality. It is experienced as spiritual love, as joy, elation, and bliss.  We reach this level of experience by silencing the noisy mind and listening.  We reach it through meditation, through religious or fine music, chanting or reverie.  Here are great feelings of expansion where we commune in brotherhood with all the beings of the spiritual worlds of various heavens as well as all of humanity, plants, and animals of the earth.  Here each of us is like the halo around a candle.  We are mother-of-pearl opalescent light beams stretching out from a central light.  If your sixth level is weak with not much energy, you will not have many spiritual or inspirational experiences.  You may not even know what people are talking about when they discuss it .  When the sixth level is undercharged and unhealthy, it is very difficult for us to experience anything on this level.  We may have vague feelings either that God is sick or that God/heaven/spirituality simply doesn't seem to exist.  Therefore, those that do experience it seem to be in fantasy, living in a Pollyanna world of their own making.

When this level is unhealthy, it is dark, thin, and undercharged and its beams of light sag.  This is usually a result of lack of spiritual nourishment.  Lack of spiritual nourishment can be caused by many things, such as: not being raised in an environment that includes it, so that it simply doesn't exist; having had a trauma about religion that results in rejection of that religion and of spirituality generally along with the religion; having had a trauma of some other personal nature that results in the person's rejection of God and religion.  In the first case, the sixth level is simply undercharged, and the person doesn't know he or she needs spiritual nourishment.  In the latter cases, not only is the sixth level undercharged, it is separated from the other levels of the field.  One can actually see a gap between the levels, and the normal communication channels between the levels are closed.

If your sixth level is much stronger than all the other levels, you may use spiritual experience to avoid life in the physical.  You may develop a childish view of life and expect life to take care of you as if you lived only in the spiritual world.  You may use these experiences to make your self special and prove that you are better than others because you have them.  This is only a defense against the fear that you have to be in life in the physical.  This defense doesn't work for long, and you soon will have a rude awakening that will throw you into disillusionment.  Disillusionment is a good thing; it means to dissolve the illusion.  In this case, it will bring you back into life now in the physical.  You will learn that the physical world exists within the spiritual world, not outside of it.

The key to experiencing the spiritual world is to charge the sixth level of the field.  this can be done through very simple meditation, like sitting quietly for five to ten minutes twice a day and focusing on an object such as a rose, a candle flame, or a beautiful sunset.  Another way is to repeat a mantra, one sound or a set of sounds with no apparent meaning.


Seventh Level of the Human Energy Field

When the seventh level of the human energy field is healthy, it is composed of beautiful, extremely strong golden lines of energy that scintillate at a very high frequency.  They are interwoven to form all the physical components of your physical body.  They extend out from your body three to three and a half feet.  At this distance, the seventh level forms into a golden egg that surrounds and protects everything within it.  The outer edge of this egg is thicker and stronger, like an eggshell.  It regulates a proper flow of energy out from the entire aura into the space beyond.  It prevents energy leakage out of the field, as well as penetration by unhealthy energies from the outside.  The seventh level serves to hold the entire field together.  I am always amazed by the tremendous strength that exists at this level.

The seventh level golden threads of light also exist throughout and around everything.  These threads knit everything together, whether they be the cells of an organ, a body, a group of people, or the whole world.

The seventh level is the level of divine mind.  When it is healthy and we bring our conscious awareness to this level, we experience divine mind within us and enter into the world of the universal divine mind field.  Here we understand and know that we are a part of the great pattern of life.  Experiencing this truth of the universe makes us feel very safe.  Here we know perfection within our imperfections.

On this level, with HSP we can see the golden grid system of truth as it interweaves itself through the universe.  Here, with HSP we will eventually learn to communicate mind to mind.  In the not-too-distant future HSP will be completely normal.  Now we can sometimes access the universal mind for information beyond what we would be able to obtain through what are commonly regarded as the normal senses.

If the seventh body is strong, charged, and healthy, your two major abilities will be to have creative ideas and to clearly understand broad overall concepts about existence, the world, and its nature.  You will create new ideas, and you will know where they fit into the great universal pattern of ideas.  You will know how you fit into this pattern.  You will have a clear and strong understanding of God.  You may become a theologian, a scientist, or an inventor.  Your ability to have a clear, integrated understanding may lead you to become a teacher of broad-scale, complicated subjects.

If the seventh level of our field is not healthy, the golden lines will be dull and weak.  They will not hold their form and will be thinner in some places than others.  They may even be torn open in some places, allowing energy to leak out of the system.  If the seventh level is unhealthy, we do not experience divine mind of the connectedness of the truth held in the universal mind field.  We will not understand the concept of perfection within our imperfections.  Our imperfections will be very hard to tolerate.  In fact, we may go into denial about them, claiming or striving for a perfection that is impossible to achieve in the human condition.  We will not have access to the universal divine mind field.  It will appear that our minds work in isolation and have very little to do with creation.

If your seventh level is stronger than all the rest, you may have the problem of making all your creative ideas practical.

The best way to strengthen the seventh level of the field is to continually search for higher truth in your life and to live by it.  The best meditation I know to help strengthen the seventh level of the field is to use a mantra that repeats, "Be still and know that I am God."  Doing this mantra brings energy to the seventh level and eventually brings the meditator to the experience of knowing he or she is divine mind and God.

It takes good functioning of all your bodies to bring your creative ideas into manifestation on the physical plane.  This includes your health.  If you want to have good physical health and a full life, it is necessary to clear, charge, and balance all your bodies and therefore all the areas of human experience.  Therefore any healing process must include focused attention to and nourishment for all seven levels of your field.

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