The Yak meets Aslinda Sawawi to unlock the mysteries of colour therapy pioneered by Aura-Soma founder Vicky Wall. By Karen Donald.
Harnessing the vibrational powers of Mother Nature, Aura-Soma is a system of colour, plant and crystal energies that enhance happiness and vitality. Created using the highest quality organic and biodynamic ingredients, their products bring ease, balance and calm to your body’s energetic system – while strengthening and protecting the aura they empower and elevate.
Aura Soma founder Vicky Wall was one of the first women to be appointed as a surgical chiropodist in England. After losing her eyesight at the age of 70 she immersed herself into a world of meditation and wellbeing, which led to the creation of the first Equilibrium bottles in 1983. The idea came to her one evening, where she worked in her small home laboratory mixing oils, water, herbs and plant extracts to create the first ever version of the dual-coloured Equilibrium bottles. She did all of this by feel, guided by instinct, and come morning the light radiated through the coloured layers that are used today.
Her companion Mike Booth worked with Vicky full time, from 1983, and in Mike, Vicky identified the person to not only carry on her work, but to develop it further. She said she “birthed” the system, and Mike would help it grow into “adulthood”. In 2018 Bali-based Aslinda Sawawi became an Aura-Soma Practitioner after attending Mike’s workshops. Aslinda, a former Singapore Airlines Flight Attendant and mother of two, found the Aura-Soma journey so remarkable that she discovered her mission in life: to care for others. “I discovered Aura-Soma through the attraction of colours and the scent that was shared with me through my Neuro-Linguistic Programming classmates when I was working on a spa project in 2017,” she said.
Aslinda works out of her tranquil and peaceful home in Berawa giving private consultations where she guides clients through a self-selection session of the Equilibrium bottles. Aslinda’s consultation draws on her insightful and intuitive colour therapy expertise, and helps clients to become aware of their potential with uniquely self-selected Equilibrium, Pomander or Quintessence products: opening the heart, restoring balance and bringing some awareness to identify underlying issues that may be hidden within the body. The key within the system is self-selective, non intrusive, so whilst it helps a person “see” things, applying the bottle personally helps the being to receive what it needs. You are the colours you choose, and these reflect your being’s needs.
A session uses the vibrational power of colour to rebalance the body’s seven main chakras or energy wheels using designated Aura-Soma products containing the living energies of plants, essential oils, gems and crystals. More than 100 dual-coloured bottles are available to select, and the unique Aura-Soma energy in each bottle is unlocked when it touches your skin, making you the catalyst to realising your own happiness and vitality.
During a session, clients stand in front of various colour combinations contained within the bottles and select four that they feel most drawn to. Each Equilibrium has numerology with a matrix-layout that determines our soul, incarnational and earthstar accumulates from the sum of the past to the sum of the present future. Together with Aslinda, clients review their chosen colours and explore their meanings in the context of their own journey, to discover which of the products best help build and maintain happiness and vitality every day.
“Aura-Soma is so beautiful in that it touches people in different ways,” explains Aslinda. “Aura-Soma has definitely brought about ease to my son’s electro-magnetic field during his toughest autistic episodes. I believe that it could support anyone in the same situation.”
Aura-Soma core products also contain Pomanders, used to cleanse and give protection; Quintessences, that are useful for meditation; Colour Essences, to support the connection of emotional and mental-self with your physicality, and the ArchAngeloi to facilitate the expression of the light within us. ArchAngeloi is an expression of your ongoing soul-purpose: the highest possibility for life.
Over the years, Aura-Soma has created a range of products that inspire fellow human beings on their path to happiness and vitality. Many of their plants and herbs are grown biodynamically on Shire Farm in England. Capturing the essence straight from the source they extract floral waters and herbal tinctures at the very moment the plants are picked to retain the integrity of every beneficial property. Each carefully chosen ingredient is taken through a bespoke alchemical process where they are infused with the living energies of colour, light and the vibratory tinctures of crystals and gems and blended within state-of-the-art oloid mixers. While no individual ingredient is a secret, it is the careful combination of them that creates the power to transform.
Aura-Soma Practitioner Aslinda has been involved in many forms of coaching since studying Art Stream in Singapore, including Neuro Linguistic Programming, Kineosiology, Art Therapy, and working along side Occupational and behavioural therapists.