The Emotional Energy Body – The emotional layer of our energy body is the third layer. It extends from the body approximately four to eight inches. The mental body is connected to the third chakra; our consciousness, ideas, logical
processes, belief systems, thoughts and intellect. The mental health and issues of the individual are within this layer.
It has a radiant effect and often seen as light yellow or golden.
Centrally located among the five layers this body is the keeper of our feelings. It is here where both our fears and jubilations reside. This layer can be quite volatile when we are experiencing extreme high and low emotions.
The emotional body is associated with feelings, as it would imply. It is more fluid in nature, and does not reflect the body, in the same way as the etheric body.. Unlike the etheric body, which is blue or grayish in nature, this is more like clouds of interchangeable color depending on what kind of emotion the person is feeling. Love, joy, fear and even anger will result in very bright hues, confused emotions will result in muddy tones. This body contains all the colors like our chakras.
The emotional body contains the emotional patterns, feelings, and vibrations that determine our personality, and also how we feel about ourselves and interact with others. If we are constantly angry, always feel helpless, or are consistently fearful, these patterns or vibrations get locked in our emotional energy field and become a part of our personality. This determines to a very large degree how we interact with others on personal, social, and cultural levels.
The emotional body generally follows the shape of the physical and etheric bodies, but is somewhat more amorphous and fluid, and extends from one to about three inches outside the physical body. It contains energy “blobs” of all colors of the rainbow, depending on the specific feeling or emotion. Highly charged feelings such as love, hate, joy, and anger are associated with energy blobs that are bright and clear, while confused feelings are darker and muddier.
Typically exhibited by a bright combination of rainbow hues, the field can appear muddled and dulled when negative emotions and feelings are present.
The third layer of the auric field is the mental body.
Dysfunction within this auric layer may have some type of darkened, discolored, smeared or streaked colors. They are not easily seen because of
the radiant effect of the light yellow or golden color. The individuals prejudices, biases and misperceptions are within this layer.
The emotional memories and patterns that are stored in our emotional body trigger our emotional responses to the events in our lives.
The emotional body is the layer of energy beyond the etheric body and is unique to each individual. It contains all our emotions and feelings including those created by unresolved issues from other life times. The emotional memories and patterns that are stored in our emotional body trigger our emotional responses to the events in our lives.
The emotional body functions outside of third dimensional reality and so has no recognition of time. This is why sometimes a person’s emotional reaction to a particular situation can seem completely out of proportion to what is currently happening in their lives. The trigger in fact comes from a previous unresolved trauma. These emotional responses are brought into incarnation via the soul and mental bodies for resolution.
The emotional body is linked to the sacral chakra. Emotional energy is very powerful as it this that gives power to our thoughts and intentions.
The emotional layer is associated with the person’s feelings. The layer is fluid / gaseous in nature and extends one to three inches beyond the body. The color of the layer can be quite bright or contrast very muddy. All the colors of the rainbow can be found here and this layer is where the chakras can most easily be seen.
The feeling was very painful and felt very much like heartbreak. In the area of your heart the Astral Substance was pulsating with emotion and because of this going on for an extended period the Astral Substance began to crystallize. This helped to reduce the pain. The emotion was actually condensed into a small ball and became hard. This ball is full of the emotion of heartbreak and aloneness but has been condensed and enclosed. When mother finally came to the rescue it was too late. The ball of emotion had been formed and was now crystallized.
Although her presence was able to release the emotions that had not been crystallized it was not able to release the ball. Now that this ball was within your astral body the feeling of merging with your mother could not be as complete as before. You felt different. It is now a dull sense of being alone which lies in the background of consciousness whether she is there or not. Now when a similar instance occurs the intense emotions within the ball are released a little which causes the emotions to intensify and a further crystallization to occur. You grow older and have this feeling of being alone. It is not huge but it is there. When you are in a relationship the feelings inside the ball may be activated leading to a fear of being abandoned by your partner. If your partner does leave you the ball may certainly become larger still and the underlying sense of being alone may increase. This is called a Samskara and it can last a very long time if nothing is done about it. What is important to note about the formation of Samskaras is the intensity of the emotions at the time. The more intense the emotions the more likely it is that a crystallization will occur.
Samskaras can be caused by any emotional trauma whatsoever. They do not have to be large but the larger the trauma the larger the Samskara created. After a while the astral body is full of these Samskaras and they are the very root of mental and emotional conditioning.
The feeling of love and peace that accompanied your mother’s presence before the Samskara’s creation was due to your own light. Your light would shine through your astral body and give you the feeling of love and peace. This is one of the characteristics of your light body and higher consciousness. The problem is that as a baby this part of your light body has not fully incarnated yet and so without the mother’s presence the light cannot ground and shine through. It seems to the baby that the love and peace come from the mother but in truth it actually comes from its own Higher Self or light body. Now once the Samskara has been formed this same light cannot shine through as it did before. The crystallized Astral Substance blocks and distorts the light so the child can no longer feel it as it did before. Once the astral body is full of Samskaras, the light of the Higher Self may have trouble shining through at all.
Samskaras cause increased grasping of the etheric body which in turn leads to blockages in the etheric and tension in the physical body. So now we have a state where not only can the mix of astral forces affect the health of the etheric and physical, but Samskaras also affect this in very profound ways. The Samskaras formed will depend on the original astral body as well as the environment the child grows up in. The formation of the ego structure/astral crystallization is very complicated and has led to all the personalities and mental/emotional problems that the human race has seen.
Now with a little understanding of Samskaras we can explore what happens at death and how past lives can affect your present life. When someone dies with a crystallized astral body, most of it will shatter as mentioned in Astral Substance. The problem is that some of the very intense Samskaras have actually become attached to the light body of the individual. These Samskaras are like tiny seeds but they are very condensed and hold a huge amount of emotion. These seeds are stuck to the light body and so travel with it into the higher dimensions. While in these higher realms the Samskaras have little effect on the experience of bliss and love which is present in these dimensions. They are simply there but cannot really be felt. When the next incarnation on earth occurs, on the way through the astral dimensions the Samskaras do play a role in the collection of Astral Substance for the new astral body. This can be why an unbalanced astral body is formed in the first place.
Once on earth these Samskaras from previous lives gradually incarnate and begin to affect the new life just like they did in the past. As a baby not much of the astral body is incarnated (it takes 28 years for full incarnation) but if the baby has a trauma which resonates with one of these past life Samskaras it will be drawn in and activated. The present trauma will likely make the Samskara even more powerful. If this occurs the Samskara will have incarnated. It is much better that these large Samskaras are activated and incarnated later on, for if incarnated as a baby they will certainly cause much pain and many problems for the individual’s entire life (unless cleared with the proper techniques). This is why a good upbringing with as much love and nurturance is so important. Think about a Samskara that was built over lifetimes, it is huge and full of intense emotions. Many of the emotions within the Samskara would have been crystallized as an adult in a past life so when activated in a baby you have a situation where some very powerful adult emotions are within a little innocent baby. If you think about some of the extreme hate, anger and violence that has occurred on this planet you will certainly see that some adult emotions do not belong in a young child. This is where the term “bad seed” comes from. It is not a bad soul but just a large Samskara (seed) which incarnates too early.
So the astral body becomes crystallized through emotional traumas creating Samskaras which affect every aspect of a person’s life. They are ever-present in the background of experience and are the root of the earthly ego. The light of the Higher Self is blocked and distorted by this structure of Samskaras. At death the astral body shatters but some of the large Samskaras stick to the light body and continue to the next life. They will then gradually incarnate with the rest of the astral body and most likely form a core part of the new ego structure in the next life.
The Emotional Body is about the feelings you have towards yourself. This level is a fluid level on which clouds of energy and colours can be perceived. The connection with emotion and colour is reflected in our language: feeling blue, green with envy, pink associated with love, yellow with cowardice/fear, red with passion or aggression.
The clouds of energy can appear stagnant and dull/dark or moving and bright and alive. This reflects the emotional state : old, unconscious, repressed feelings or fully experienced, alive emotions that are felt and allowed to move.
Clearing the clouds in a healing helps people to feel brighter. This gives effective relief and eases the emotional burden that may have been present. However to fully release chronic emotional conditions, the client may need to engage with the process and experience it consciously to understand the patterning that creates that emotional state. We are helping the unconscious to become conscious.
Clouds of emotional energy shows there is emotional suppression, and possibly stagnation in the energy field, which will ultimately impact on the etheric body and lead to physical symptoms.