Interviewed by Sarah McElwain

What is Aura-Soma energy work? 

Aura-Soma is a color care system created in England by Vicky Wall in 1983. After dedicating her life to the welfare of others as a surgical chiropodist, Vicky Wall retired due to clinical blindness. Clairvoyant from childhood, she could perceive the subtle energies surrounding an individual. At 70, she immersed herself in a world of meditation, and in her small home laboratory, she started to mix oils, water, herbs, and plant extracts to create the first dual-colored Equilibrium bottles. These bottles contain two colors: organic oil and water made of herbs, essential oils, and gems. 

She did all of this by feeling, guided by instinct. “The concept of balance came into my mind as if it had been whispered – a state of balance that is beyond stasis and which is known as Equilibrium.”

I discovered the Equilibrium Bottles in 2002 in Italy, and in 2005, I started the training that led me to become an Advanced Level Practitioner in a couple of years. The Aura-Soma Beamer Light Pen was my next training in the color therapy system. The Beamer Light Pen is a tool that projects light into which the Aura-Soma® colored vials are inserted (containing essential oils, crystals, and herbs).

Like sound, colors are also vibrational frequencies capable of producing variations in the human being. The colored light that shines through the Aura-Soma®Beamer Light Pen is applied in specific areas of the physical body and subtle bodies. The work of Fritz-Albert Popp, a German researcher in biophysics, inspired the making of the Pen in the ’90. He brought a new understanding of DNA as he saw DNA as light. Popp and others maintain that a field of light surrounds the body and that DNA responds to and interacts with the various electromagnetic frequencies found in this field. Therefore the physical body and its DNA rely upon light for health.

During a Beamer Light Pen session, I work mainly on a vibrational level on the subtle bodies through the chakras and the physical body along the meridians. It is a beautiful tool of color and light together for clearing, alignment, balancing, and energy work through “bathing in the light.” It is an energy technique non-invasive, relaxing, and very immediate.

Recent discoveries have shown that thanks to the biophoton theory, very low-intensity colored light is emitted by cells and constitutes a rapid means of intracellular communication. It is noticed that if the cells are in a healthy state, they emit a specific color, while if they are in disequilibrium, they emit darker shades.

Everything has a particular color and vibration – emotions, thoughts, moods – and the therapeutic potential of the illuminated Equilibrium oils, when directed to specific areas of the physical body (points on the Meridians) and of the subtle body (Chakras), help to dissolve blockages and tensions and stimulate rebalancing energy and psycho-physical wellbeing. 

Why do you love about this kind of energy work?

I am a visual artist, and when I discovered the Aura-Soma Color System 20 years ago in Italy, I was fascinated by learning the symbolism of colors and how they affect our lives.

Also, during each course, I was trained to become more aware of people’s aura density and uniformity and taught to intervene to bring balance. Becoming a Usui Reiki Master has been a natural course as an energy practitioner. 

If we think about it, the light was used for healing among the ancient Babylonians, Egyptians, Assyrians, and then among the Greeks and Romans. The Egyptians are said to have built temples where color healing took place. Sunlight shone through colored gems, such as rubies and sapphires, onto people seeking healing. Rooms were constructed to disseminate the color spectrum. The sick were “color diagnosed” and then placed into rooms that radiated the

prescribed color. Sacred texts of ancient civilizations such as Mayans, Tibetans, and Egyptians already speak of the study of colors. 

As a manifestation of light, color held a therapeutic and divine meaning for these ancient cultures.

What experience or skills do you bring to your practice? 

“Attention without feeling is only a report.” ~ Mary Oliver

I believe the primary skill for any practitioner in service to the community is that kind of attention and care, that presence necessary for facilitating any degree of healing. When the client comes to be pampered and taken care of during a session, it is a sacred moment of trust.

Having practiced yoga and meditation since late ’90, it is essential for me to continually deepen my spiritual and healing knowledge in service of an awakened sense of interdependence.

And then, of course, trusting my intuition is already a fundamental skill in the curriculum of an artist. 

I combine Reiki, color light therapy, crystals, and Flower Essence to tailor individual restorative sessions to support the recipient’s needs. 

Regarding the aura, it is essential to remember that it reflects physical and emotional vitality: the more balanced and healthy you are, the larger the auric field is.

It can radiate over a meter from the body as its energy invests the entire system of subtle bodies. In ill health or emotional uneasiness, the aura returns to the body to try to conserve life energy.

The entire energy system is in constant motion, and these energies are constantly exchanging, redistributing, and rebalancing. During a Beamer light pen session, while I observe the movement of the Pen, which indicates to me what a specific chakra needs, I give Reiki providing the client with constant support to release and relax, assisting the correct flow of Chi.

 Brahmi has been a color therapy practitioner for 15 years having trained in the Aura-Soma color system in Italy, England, and Germany. She is an Aura-Soma Advanced Level practitioner, registered at the Art & Science International Academy of Colour Technologies (ASIACT), Aura-Soma Beamer Light practitioner, and a Reiki Master. As a Flower Essence Therapist Brahmi identifies and prepares your unique blend of flower essences to be used in restoring overall well-being and balance.

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Sarah McElwain

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