The work of the heart-
‘The aura is the true fence that keeps us safe from the wolves of the invisible world, and it is this barrier that we must keep firmly shut and as high as possible. How? By working with our heart and mind. The heart steadfastly maintains the fence and it fills the holes so that we can resist any blows, for love works in a special way by reinforcing our cells and making them able to resist illness and adversity.
The work of the mind
As for the mind, enlightened by wisdom, it erects a wall of light that cannot be cleared by the evil spirits crawling around in the lower regions. Before beginning his work, a sage or magus traces a circle around him in order to protect himself from dark entities. This circle is also a type of fence. You might say there is nothing high or solid about it. That is true, but the magus’s love and wisdom brings such height and thickness to this circle that he is as protected as if he were in an impenetrable fortress.
Think of our aura as our spiritual skin
You understand why it is so important to reinforce your aura with love and wisdom, so that nothing negative can affect you. I told you, the aura is a skin, it’s your spiritual skin. And it is as desirable for your spiritual skin to be thick as it is for your physical skin to be soft and delicate.
Love prevents negative currents getting through
Those with a thin aura are often sensitive, while with those who have a very big aura, what you say does not bother them or make them angry, for they are full of love. So then, if you are sensitive, it is often because you do not have enough love to fill the holes and to build thick walls to prevent the negative currents getting through.
Wisdom puts us out of reach of our enemies
As for wisdom, it shows you the upward path, for it is not down below, at ground level, that we acquire a good knowledge of things. Those who want to see what is going on in the valley must climb up to a summit; once they are up high, not only can they see but they are also protected, for enemies cannot reach them.’
Extract from a lecture contained in…
Izvor Book 204, The Laughter of a Sage
Chapter 2, Like a shepherd watching over his sheep…