How to See an Aura

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What is an Aura and Why is it Beneficial to See or Sense It?

Our aura is the electric magnetic field around our body, each and every being on Earth has an aura, it is the rarely seen part of our physical body.

Our aura is interconnected with everything around us; it is the energy in our homes. An aura is the energetic body of the spirit.

The emotions that are created from our thoughts spread out into our aura and can be felt by those around us.

Our thoughts and feelings become densities in our aura and will eventually manifest in our physical body in well-being or illness.

Our aura is built up by layers, each which are generated by a Chakra, so using the 7 major Chakra system we know that we have at least 7 layers in our aura, each layer vibrates its own energy and can expand and retract as our emotions vary.

The aura of every living thing is visible to the naked, human eye, if you know how to look for it.

Auras can be seen physically, or sensed psychically, or both.

Not everybody is going to see auras, but this does not mean the experience is lost if you can’t ‘see’ them. If you are sensitive to feelings and emotions, you may find that you can feel auras (maybe even more clearly) instead of seeing them.

Many people already sense the energy of someone before they see it, so if you can identify someone’s energy you can train your vision to see an aura.

If you’re a healer and on the professional level, you might want to see or sense a person’s energy field to see what needs to be healed or where the injuries are on the energetic level.

You may not be able to see everyone’s aura. You also may not want to see into everyone’s aura. Please keep in mind that not everyone has learned how to reign in and focus their aura, meaning, that for some, their energy will appear diffuse everywhere, and for others, you'll see more of a clear line.

People also tend to expand out their aura at home, and pull it in when in unfamiliar places, so it may be easier to see a clear aura around those when they're outside of their comfort zones and in different energy.

How do I See or Sense an Aura?

As with all psychic tools, learning to read auras seems easy for some people while others need lots of practice, so don’t worry if it takes a bit of time!

To see an aura, it's merely a matter of training your eyes to look for the subtle energy of this field, around something or someone.

It’s important to have an easy, relaxed (even playful) attitude when working with aura vision. Just like all energetic practices, seeing auras will not come through force!

Remember that auras change all the time according to the being's mood and environment.

Step 1

Identify a potential subject(s) to practice on.

You are looking for the visually subtle electric field of a being.

For best results, you want to choose a subject that has an active, energetic system such as its aura will be more vibrant and easier to see or sense, such as:

  • A living houseplant

  • A tree

  • A friend

  • An animal

Have the subject stand in front of a white background and look to the side of their body - either side is fine.

Step 2

Dim the lights and turn off electronic devices, such as phone, TV, radio etc so it is completely quiet.

Daylight is often the best light as the sun's rays are full spectrum.

Subtle energy is most natural to see when your senses are not focused on other things. When the lights are too bright, with a television on that is too loud, or with thoughts in your mind that are too active - it’s hard for any other sensory cue to get in and get noticed.

Step 3

Sit down, get comfortable and relax!

Quiet your mind by taking 3 nice long deep breathes in through the nose and out through the mouth. Allow your whole body to relax and be still.

Step 4

Open your eyes and relax your vision

Do not strain your vision, practice gazing upon the room you are in and the objects in it.

Focus on an object on the room, and then release your focus into a gaze. Stare at a book in the bookcase, try to read the words. Then, release your vision into a full wide focus gaze, not looking at anything in particular, just at the whole room. Focus on something, then release. Focus, then release. Try this three times as this helps to calibrate your eyes.

Step 5

Once your eyes are relaxed, move your gaze on to your subject with a full relaxed vision. You might want to let your eyes go a little out of focus while you are looking for an aura.

You may only see the aura for a few seconds, then it will disappear.

Practice for as long as you can hold the gaze or until you start to see a halo around their shoulders, head or crown or if you are using a plant/tree, you may see an outline around the leaf or trunk.

You may see a kind of fuzzy air or wavy lines around the physical part of the subject, translucent colors and/or an inconsistent border (2-3 inches around the subject).

If you have to release your gaze and look away, even after just a few minutes, take a break and try again.

It can take between 5-10 separate attempts at this gazing technique to start seeing an aura, so give it some time.

Sensing an Aura

If you are finding that nothing is happening and you can’t see anything, close your eyes and sense the aura instead! You may be surprised at what you get through. You can do this in much the same way, but rather than focus on visual perception – concentrate your awareness in your Solar Plexus – the feeling center of the body.

Imagine a beam of light connecting you and your subject. Feel this beam of light connected between your Solar Plexus and their Solar Plexus. If you are using a plant/tree, connect in the middle of the stem/trunk. This light will serve as a tunnel or a channel through which impressions will be exchanged between you and your subject.

Through this connection you will begin to feel impressions, sense emotions, and “pick up” on things like mood, physical status and overall levels of comfort from your subject. This is a way of experiencing auras without having to see them.

Step 6

Once you have finished your session it is important to disengage your energy from your subject fully, especially if you have used the sensing method. After you’re done with your practice, simply snip the connection mentally. Picture the link turned off just as you would turn off your TV or radio. Otherwise, remnants of connection may remain.

How to See Your Own Aura?

Working on your own is done similarly as with a subject as the same steps apply.

However, when working alone you can use a mirror. Either a hand-held mirror or place a mirror across from you at a comfortable distance of at least an arm's length away. Make sure that your upper body, at least from your chest, shoulders and head upwards is visible in the mirror.

Position yourself behind a light background as you look into the mirror.

Then gaze softly into the mirror giving a soft focus to your head/shoulder area for maximum effect.

If you don’t have a mirror handy, you can work with your own aura using your hand. Raise your hand before your awareness with your fingers calmly splayed just slightly.

Focus on the space between your fingers. You will begin to see soft, energetic emanations between your fingers. It’s relaxing and helps to hone your psychic abilities too.