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Reporter’s Notebook:

Colors of the mind

November 07, 2008|By Ashley Breeding

The size of our aura shows how much energy we radiate around us (I ranked 70 on a scale from 1 to 100, which indicates a strong presence and radiant energy) and the shape and color of our chakras reveal how balanced each of them is (I’m so unbalanced from top to bottom, it’s a wonder I don’t tumble over).

Red symbolizes the highest energy, while purple and white, at the opposite end of the spectrum, are associated with more withdrawn and spiritual types.

My report shows a predominantly orange aura that represents an energetic, adventurous, and creative personality — true! It also contains deeper hues, which indicate emotional blockage — uh oh, time to forgive those past relationships and move on!


The other colors of my aura around various parts of my body, and what they mean, are also described in the report. For instance, bright green on the right side indicates an openhearted and loving nature (OK, so I can’t be that emotionally defective — whew).

The report provides advice and recommended cures for those other faulty areas, like yellow around the heart (anxiety, lack of emotional flow), such as yoga and specific types of meditation.

During my visit to the Shack, I also had the pleasure of meeting June Truedson, an Angel Therapy practitioner and former psychotherapist.

Angel Therapy is a non-denominational spiritual healing method that aims to heal and harmonize every aspect of a person’s life.

Having caught a glimpse of my blindingly bright aura photo, Truedson offered me a complimentary reading, which strangely enough, revealed many similar elements of my personality from that of the aura reading.

In addition to my supposed need to release pent-up emotion I like to keep locked inside, and to clear my physical space and burn negative energy, the cards also suggested hopeful things for the future, like a blessed career and a relationship that will have been worth waiting for.

One day after my visit to The Chakra Shack, a Vinyasa Flow class and sage-burning later, my heart is already feeling pinker and greener.

The store also offers various readings with eight psychics and astrologers, and carries books, music, jewelry, incense and oils, Tibetan and crystal singing bowls, among other spiritual and healing gifts.

The Chakra Shack is at 397 N. Coast Highway.

For more information, call (949) 715-6930 or visit

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