What we do

Connections With Spirit is owned by Margaret West, a lady of many talents. You can find her website here At Connections with spirit, we offer you training in many different practitioner courses and also many other metaphysical studies. The workshops are designed to not only enlighten you, but also to financially help those she considers are voiceless, with profits from the workshops. Margaret works full time as an alternative Therapist, and this she considers is her income to pay the bills. Profit from the workshops, after paying the facilitators etc, is donated. The prices for our workshops are reasonable and competitive, and we like to think that we give each one our personal touch of beauty and laughter. Cake is always on offer at lunchtimes, as we feel no one should learn without a good slice of cake to fortify them!! We use a few facilitators, who are excellent in their field, but mainly Margaret does all the teaching. So you can be assured that the quality of our courses are always top notch.We also have stalls at the workshops where you can buy beautiful jewellery and Holistic Crystal pendants, which Margaret makes herself. Each pendant is an active crystal that will help with various conditions of the mind, body and spirit.Emma King is Connections with spirit's event manager, events organiser and Personal Assistant to Margaret West. She will be your main port of call for any questions you have or booking details that you may need for any workshops or development circles. Please do add Emma Reiki King and Margaret West to your facebook/twitter friends list to keep up to date with all the workshops and news. We promise not to bother you unless you contact us first for information. Emma's email is connectionswithspiritworkshops(at)hotmail(dot)comWe like to be interactive with students and people, so do feel free to leave any feedback about circles or workshops you have attended. Or just pop by and say hello or ask a question. We will always try to reply promptly.

Friday, 16 September 2011


What is an Aura

In metaphysics, Aura refers to the energy field emanating from the surface of a person or object. This emanation is visualized as an outline of cascading colour and may be held to represent spirit vibrations or chakra emergence. By definition the aura is the energy field or “Life Force” that surrounds, encompasses and permeates all living things. The human aura is similar to a force field protecting and vitalizing every cell and organ of the body. It is akin to an “electric blueprint” of yourself.

The aura’s spiralling colour vibration field can be seen, felt, and interpreted in an aura reading. Should the colour or colours in the aura need healing, an aura healing can take place, bringing the aura into balance.A well-balanced aura should be balanced all the way around, with the colour or colours and their stability being carefully noted.

For example; when a murky colour is present the aura is out of balance, this is when an aura healing would be helpful. The auric energy field not only goes around you, but moves within your body as well. It is not just the outside of your body that is made of electromagnetic energies. The Aura vibrates to different colour, sound and light frequencies. The colour spectrum varies with a persons physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual states. Although it is not always possible to physically see an Aura, it can be sensed or even touched.

An aura healer studies a person to see if there are holes in their aura. This is shown by dark gaps where electromagnetic energies had suddenly stopped. It will cause an imbalance in the physical body. Big or small. A healer needs to first find out the psychological cause of the problem. This will determine if the person actually wants to be healed on an emotional and spiritual level. If they are they are not ready for either, healing and balancing can only last for a sort time and will revert back, or manifest in another area of the body.

Do it yourself.

It is quite possible to see your own aura. Find a mirror that is in a well lit room. It works better of you sit in front of a white background and look to the side of the body - either side is fine. Daylight is often the best light as the sun's rays are full spectrum.
Sit or stand and relax yourself. Look at your head and shoulder area. Focus on one side of your head. Soon you should be able to see the electromagnetic energies as a field of light - around it.
To feel the electromagnetic energies coming from your body, hold the palms of your hand facing each other - about two inches apart. Wait a few second. You will feel a tingling sensation or something pushing gently between your hands.
Once you begin to feel the sensation of electromagnetic energies between your palms, move them slowly to and fro. You will feel the movement of your aura. Look between your hands to see the electromagnetic energies, your aura.
Try moving your palms further and further apart slowly. See how far you can go before you no longer feel the 'pull'. Remember to check periodically by moving your hands slightly and slowly.
If you watch another person for a minute, you will see their electromagnetic energies as sort of wavy lines. You might want to let your eyes go a little out of focus while you are looking for an aura. After you see that energy, you may also see or sense a colour frequency, maybe two or three colours, in the aura.
Remember that auras change all the time according to the person's mood and environment. As with all psychic tools, learning to read auras seems easy for some people while others need lost of practice.

Aura layers

First layer.
The one closest to our body, nearest to our hair, is called the Etheric layer. It is connected to the root chakra and is vibrant red in colour. This talks about our general health. Physical manifestations show here as dark knots or patches. Problems with legs, feet, bones and bowel discomforts. Faded patches can indicate a stressful period in your life, anger. When feeling it with your hands, that part of it will feel sharp, jagged to the touch.

Second layer.
This one is called the Emotional body and should be a strong vibrant orange with hints of silver. It is connected to your sacral chakra. This one is associated with your moods. Your feelings about yourself and your self esteem. This is an easy one to get out of balance. Once thi has happened you may get mood swings, start addictions such as eating, smoking, drinking. Get to know this level well. If the colour is pale, maybe you don’t have enough belief in yourself, maybe someone is knocking your self confidence. Illnesses of the bladder, kidneys, sexuality and hormones will show here.

Third Layer
This is known as the mental body. It is a vibrant sunshine yellow and is linked to the Solar Plexus chakra. This shines at its brightest when you are happy. It governs willpower, logic, determination. If it becomes a fuzzy mist, you may become forgetful, unable to focus your everyday thoughts. If it is pale/knotted, maybe you’re doing too much and not prioritising for time for yourself.

Fourth layer
The Astral body. This is linked to the heart chakra and is green. This is an important chakra and to balance it you must get it right. This level can easily become exhausted as it is connected to your deepest inner most feelings.. It will show up as a darker green if someone is possessive with you, or you are reluctant to let a loved one go. This layer helps you to accept love and give it. Illnesses such as viruses, lung, skin, allergies, blood circulation show up here.

Fifth layer
The Etheric template is blue and is connected to the throat chakra. This is hard to balance if you have a strong green centre. It is associated with sound, communication. If the colour is dark/dull you have unsaid words blocking your chakra. Illnesses such as the teeth, neck, shoulders glands, metabolism show here.

Sixth Layer
Celestial body. Is a vibrant purple and is linked to the brow chakra. This where we connect with spirit, angel, intuition. If the colour is not there, maybe you have lost touch with your spiritual self, if the colour is harsh/dark maybe you are not doing what is truly in your heart.
Illnesses such as migraines ear, eyes, sleep disorders are found here.

Seventh layer
Ketheric body has many colours within it. Violet,gold,white. It is connected to your crown chakra. This is all of you. Your energy. Your life force. It is the union of mind, body and spirit, the divine spark that drives us all.
If the colour is too white, maybe you strive too hard for perfection, if it is pale, maybe you have lost where you are going in life. Illnesses such as neurological, immune systems and cells, show here.

Predominant Aura Colours.

Personality. WHITE

Healthy, well balanced and spiritually evolved. An innovator and focused on wider world view.
Mood. Open to new ideas, new approaches and able to see the bigger picture.
Drawbacks. Too bright. Pushing ahead regardless of the consequences. Possible personal burn out.
Misty&pale. Unrealistic expectations and disillusioned with life.

Personality. RED

Courageous, a crusader, very active and wont take no for an answer. Passionate, strong.
Mood. Determined to succeed. Eager for change.
Drawbacks. Bright metallic red. A short temper. Dull red. Suppressed fury, irritable nature.
Scarlet and flashing. Flirtatious.

Personality Orange.

Confident, independent. Natural negotiator. Lucky, fertile, creative.
Mood. Self confident, willing to co-operate, well balanced and self motivated.
Dull/murky. Over territorial, over sensitive ego.
Pale. Lack of separate identity, low self esteem. Harsh, eccentric, addictive personality.

Personality. YELLOW.

Logical. Quick to learn. Natural communicator.
Mood. Ready to take a calculated risk. Won’t be swayed by emotions. in a work mood.
Drawbacks. Mustard yellow. Jealousy, spite or potential gossip.
Metallic. Less than honest intent.
Cold lemon. A workaholic, the heads rules the heart.

Personality GREEN.

Loving, faithful, altruistic, a natural healer, sympathetic, good with animals and children. Concerned about environment. Forgiving.
Mood. Kind, generous, ready to listen and understand, ready for love.
Drawbacks. Yellowish green. Possessiveness. Emotional manipulation.
Pale green. Unwilling to let go. Dependency and sentimentality.

Personality. BLUE

A natural leader. a keen sense of justice. Knowledgeable, channeller for healing from angles or guides.
Mood. Willing to consider both sides of a story. Calm, eager to make peace or compromise.
Drawbacks. Harsh. intolerant. A power struggle in some aspect of life.
Dull. . A concern for rigid rule keeping.
Pale. Indecisive.

Personality. PURPLE.

Gentle, mystical, naturally clairvoyant, draws healing powers from prayer and divinity, a dreamer.
Mood. Intuitive, Unwilling to condemn anyone or anything. Receptive.
Drawbacks. Pale. Lacking in drive and incentive.
Blurred. Prone to daydreams and illusion.
Dark. Isolation.

Personality. GOLD.

Visionary, perfectionist and noble sprit. One destined for great things.
Mood. Will protect and sacrifice self for others.

Black anywhere in the aura, tends to appear as knots, jagged edges or dark spots. These denote exhaustion or stress.