The aura is the energy field that emanates from everything. Everything has an aura, the aura of living things is stronger and more complex than that of non-living, full of colors and shapes and patterns of varying hues, strengths, and definition. There are those who claim that only animals and the very gifted people can see the aura, but the truth is that anyone can train themselves to see the aura.
It may take years of practice and study before a person is able to see the entire aura and all of its intricacies and components, but any person can begin to detect slight indications of the energy field with little effort, and usually in a matter of minutes.
To begin seeing auras, it is best to start with colors. Yep, even colors have auras of their own. And patches of bold, bright colors in low, preferably natural, lighting are a person’s best chance of first seeing that energy clearly radiating. Get some pieces of card stock or construction paper in assorted colors. The best time to practice this is indoors, during daylight hours, but when the sun is not shining directly through the window.
Natural light works best for aura viewing, but not direct sunlight, which can hurt the eyes or wash out the colors. Choose one color card stock and hold it up to a white background, about 12″ from your eyes. Gaze around the edges of the paper, just past it, and soften your focus. You will begin to see a glow as if a light were turned on behind the paper. That’s an aura.
You might see a color aura, but most likely the first time, or first few times, it will be white. You might notice that as soon as you notice the aura it will disappear– that’s because your realization and excitement will distract your focus and concentration.
The more you practice, the longer you will be able to maintain the impression, and the better you will be able to pick up distinctive colors. Try another sheet of paper, and another. If you are seeing any auras specifically associated with a certain color, write it down. It’s good to keep notes of what you’re seeing as you’re learning.
Once you’ve seen the aura of colors, move on to a living thing– trees make great subjects, especially those that are old and healthy because they project a very strong aura. The best time for viewing is just before dusk, when the sun has set and the sky is darkening. The best angle for viewing is to look at a tree on the horizon facing east (so that the recently set sun is behind you).
Try to find a location where artificial lights, such as street lamps or houses, are not directly behind or around the tree. Gaze at the top branches of the tree, softening your focus, looking just past them. You will most likely begin to see a glowing blur that is white; light blue or silverish in color, most likely only tightly around the edges of the tree. The more you practice, the more of the aura you will see radiating outward and expanding towards the heavens, and the more colors and details will come into focus.
Move on to working with birds. Birds soaring through the sky make great subjects. They are relatively small, you can view them in their entirety from a distance, and it can be done against a blank, neutral backdrop (the sky). You can see the entire shell of the aura like a spotlight around them as they move across the heavens.
In addition, animals (especially active animals) tend to have more vivid and varied colors than plant life, which are in general more subdued life forms. Find a place where you can lay back. Ideally, the sun should be behind you and in the process of setting, and the sky should be relatively clear. Keep your eyes on the outline of the bird’s form, slightly out of focus. At first try, you might see that glow or shimmer, but with practice, it may only be a matter of days before you are seeing a circle of bold hues around them.
After you’ve gotten the hang of it with birds, you can move on to human subjects. Start with yourself. You can catch a quick glimpse of the aura if you hold your hands together in prayer formation in front of a black or dark background (such as a sheet or construction paper) in a dimly lit room. Slowly pull your hands apart, and you’ll see a trail of white or slivery energy coming from them, pulling apart (it reminds me of a stringy cheese pizza). Do the same by touching your fingers and pulling them apart.
Now it’s time to look at your body aura. Stand before a mirror in a dimly lit room (candles, or light coming from another room or hallway will work well), against an uncluttered, white background. Ideally, you should be nude, because, as you saw earlier, colors do have auras and the color of your clothing (even white) will have an effect on what you see. Focus your gaze softly on the edge around your outline.
Wait for the glow, and the blur. Remember that excitement, nervousness, or any disruption of your concentration will result in the loss of the image. Relax and do it again– the aura is still there, it never leaves you. The more you practice, the longer you’ll be able to hold the image without disruption, and the more of your true aura will begin to appear to you.
Try reading the aura of other people by putting them about a foot and a half from a white background (or try a black background– you might garner better results.) The room doesn’t have to be very dim, but the lighting should not be direct, nor casting any shadows behind the person.
As you grow more and more adept at seeing the aura, soon you’ll not only be seeing the entire aura in full color and in all of its glory, but you’ll be able to gaze it in any lighting or background. Keep practicing, and before you know it you’ll be seeing auras as easily as you see their owners.