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What could an Aura-Soma consultation tell editor Aine about her life?


I live my life in colour – that’s not an especially spiritual comment but a practical one: as a magazine editor I’m surrounded by a rainbow of tones every day. Colour is important to me, I wear colourful clothes and I feel upbeat and positive, certain colours really cheer me up and are the first items I pick up in shops. But I discovered that colour can reveal aspects of my personality and even prompt a change in how I lead my life.

All I knew about Aura-Soma was the number of tiny bottles each person is faced with upon arrival. I liked the idea of picking colours, sure isn’t it what I do everyday, how difficult could it be? Thankfully I had Caroline Flavin on hand, an Aura-Soma practitioner, to guide me through the consultation. Colour therapy can help assist change and self-empowerment and increase your wellbeing.

After a chat with Caroline about the service, I was left alone in the room in front of over 100 Equilibrium bottles. Using your intuition, you choose four bottles. It’s not
a case of choosing your favourite colours
– mine would have been all blue and the selection process would have taken about six seconds if I had done it this way – it’s about selecting those to which you’re drawn. I chose carefully, I felt; no rushing but there were a few bottles I instantly knew I had to pick, and in which order, as the sequence can enable a deeper understanding.

The bottles, which contain plant energies and essential oils and are a mixture of upper (oil) and lower (water) fractions, help to reveal the real you with each having a specific meaning. They helped inform Caroline about my life path, personality
and any obstacles or stumbling blocks I have. They also reflect the talents and gifts
 I have and how these can be best used to more forward in life. In turn, Caroline works through the bottles.

I didn’t come with questions to be answered, I knew the consultation would
 be non-intrusive and not a way to tell my fortune. However, what Caroline spoke about and the topics and areas she raised made the hairs on my arms stand up in amazement. The colour I chose – magenta, gold, turquoise among others – related to an area of my life that maybe wasn’t as developed as it could be.

One of the issues raised was my need to delegate a bit more. This is true; as the Woman’s Way team would attest, I’d rather do all the work than let someone else help. Caroline reflected that one of the bottles suggested I let go–just a bit–to see how it goes. It’s the primary thing that has stayed with me since the consultation and while I’m not sitting around drinking tea all day and watching Youtube videos in the office, I do let others help when I need it.

I learned that my life’s purpose is to love, which I would agree with, but for this to truly take effect, I need to clear out bad energy. I didn’t expect to feel as deeply as I did during the session. I felt Caroline and myself had a proper, real conversation about life, nothing was spoken about abstractly. I truly felt the power to change my life was put into my hands – all I had to do was embrace it. There’s a certain comforting sense in Aura-Soma. I went because I was curious, because I wanted to learn a little more about whether colour – which already makes me happy – could have even more of an impact.

I know instinctively what I need to make me happy, I have the wisdom to change whatever isn’t working as well as it could but, like with many, I just need that push to start me off on the right path.

At all times during the session, I felt in control and utterly calm. In fact, it was one of the most soothing evenings I’ve had in ages. Caroline was friendly, warm and peaceful
– she never pried into my personal life nor asked uncomfortable questions.

I couldn’t rate it highly enough, it brought me a sense of order and peace that I hadn’t felt in a long time.

After the consultation, one of the bottles is usually recommended for the client to take home, to be massaged on the body daily. This also allows you to work at your own pace so the information can be absorbed. A consultation lasts between 60 and 90 minutes and costs €50, with an Equilibrium bottle costing €22.



This is an eight-week course on Colour, the Chakras, the Aura and Aura-Soma colour starting Monday, January 12 – March 3, 7.30-9.30pm in Dervish Books & Holistics, 7 Aungier Street, Dublin 2.
It costs €140 and includes a mini Aura- Soma consultation and Equilbrium bottle. To book or for more information contact Caroline on 085 222 7557 or log onto There’s also an Aura-Soma introductory day at Dervish on January 25, 11am-4pm.