Monday, July 12, 2010

My Aura is Clear and Beautiful

Three times over the past year I've been told so, by total strangers. By now, you would think that I would know how to respond to a statement like that, but I have been taken aback by it, each time.

Last night in the circle the feel was giddy/happy/holy. What more could you want for a Dark Moon/New Moon/ Eclipse night? In the cup of my hands, I saw a blond woman, in a white "blousy" blouse. I didn't recognize her and later thought that she might have something to do with the Renn Faire, because of her blouse.

Except I met her today.

I had stopped in at a new store in town, an "astrology boutique" and the blond woman in the white blouse greeted me when I stepped into the store. It was she who told me (today) of the state of my aura. A sales come-on? Possibly, except I would think that mentioning a smudge or a darkening would be a better sales pitch. We started chatting and she realized that I came in as a local business person, to welcome her to Main Street, not as a potential (at least today) client. We exchanged business cards. As I was leaving, she also told me something that I had received in other types of messages.

So, how would you respond to an uninvited comment as to the state of your aura?

10 comments:

K(Banterings of a Basketcase) said...

I have never had that happen. But I did quite enjoy the ghosthunters aura show.
I guess you could say thank you- just like you say when people tell you that you are pretty (like you made your own self that way and genetics had nothing to do with it)

Nick Farrell's Blog said...

Chat up lines don't get any better....

Jow said...

I usually just say thank you, too as if it were any other compliment. I rarely compliment their aura's back because I can rarely see them in return. ;)

Karmaghna said...

I would inquire as to how he/she is able to view my aura in the first place and then ask him/her to teach me how to do it for myself.

Rufus Opus said...

"Thanks, I've been working on hiding the demonology!"

Norma said...

I think I'd just say "thank you."

Miss Sugar said...

Thanks! I've been going to the gym! ;p

Lavanah said...

To K., Jow and Norma, I always say "thank you." But it still feels funny, as if I am taking credit for something innate, that I don't actively work at.

Nick, it hadn't occurred to me that it might be a come-on line, but since one of those events was at a party and the speaker was already wobbly on her shoes...

RO, Miss Sugar, my snark completely evaporates in the face of compliments-I am just that surprised by them-always.

Norma said...

I understand your discomfort at what to say because I do that too. I limit myself to just thank you because I take complements badly. If I let myself go on, I end up doing that shuffling demurring b.s. "oh, it's not that pure, surely, I mean it may be nice and all but eh, this old aura?" and who needs that. Like you I don't know if "thank you" is appropriate, but it's safe enough to keep me from making an ass of myself. :)

Witch Mom said...

On the one hand, people that see them just see them, they cannot help it. On the other hand, it is rather intrusive to comment on it. (Kinda like commenting on someone's physical appearance- sometimes OK, other times, awkward.)

As for how to respond, it depends on the context for me. If it is smarmy, I respond in kind. If it is a compliment, I say "thank you."

Btw, just found your blog in searching for similar ones to mine (searching for kindred). My blog is Witch Mom: http://parentingbythelightofthemoon.blogspot.com

Lily