Among the mystical paranormal inventions of the world, the idea of an aura is often mentioned. It supposedly refers to a person’s ‘energy’ that surrounds his/her body, visible only to some, perhaps felt as some sort of vibration, and interpreted according to whatever belief system you subscribe to.

On the other hand, many people, even Christians, embrace the notion of an aura, but more in the sense of a ‘vibe’ that a person gives off. For example, you might hear a Christian say “That person has a good aura”, not at all referring to perceiving a particular colour surrounding the person’s body, but rather to their evident disposition.

The Bible, claiming rather overtly to be the expert on the non-visible and immaterial part of man (Pro 15:11; Pro 21:2; Pro 24:12; Jer 17:10; Heb 4:12-13), does not speak of a person’s aura. Instead, God speaks of your heart being the invisible part of your being that emanates through how you live (Pro 4:23). It uses the terms soul, spirit, and mind, to elaborate on the heart of man. When you see a person with a good or bad “aura”, it is not some emanation from their body that you observe, nor is it some mystical ‘vibe’ that you recognise, rather it is their heart that is shining through their behaviour.

the good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

Luke 6:45 (ESV)

Christians bombarded with the false-aura concepts in this world, or perhaps more with the social ‘vibe’ usage among many, need continually to re-word such concepts. When somebody speaks of a person’s aura, think heart condition, think mind, or spirit, or soul, think character. If a popular word is not found in the Scriptures, don’t assume it is not addressed in the Scriptures, instead find the Biblical Truth about that concept, and adjust your vocabulary accordingly.

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Romans 12:1-2 (ESV)