There are two types of auras – the medical ones and the spiritual ones. Medical auras are sometimes seen by people who are just about to have an epileptic fit, or who have a migraine coming on. Their vision is often disturbed by bright or flashing lights or by what they see starting to look distorted or blurry. However, we are going to take a look at spiritual auras – which are a different thing altogether.
All living things have an aura
An aura is the field of electromagnetic energy that surrounds every living organism. The energy surrounds the body and can extend as far as two to three feet. It can be seen all around the body apart from under the feet, where it sinks into the earth and ‘keeps us grounded’.
Can you see or feel it?
Some people can naturally see the aura. It is something that you can learn to do and later in this article we will be explaining how. However, most people can feel it and it is likely that you already have. Before you dismiss this as ‘psychic babble’, think back to a time when you walked in on a couple who had rowed before you arrived. They might be charming and welcoming but you would probably still feel the tension in the air. This is caused by the negative energy of their auras. If that doesn’t work for you, think of someone you know whose company you enjoy because they always leave you feeling great. That’s the positive energy of their aura. Alternatively, some people leave you ‘drained’…you’re picking up on their negative aura!
Feeling off color?
Those who see the aura can tell how a person is feeling by looking at the colors. Each color has a different health meaning and association with it.
You don’t have to believe in any of this to instinctively know what you are lacking. Just take a moment to try this simple exercise. If you are good at visualization, simply imagine the colors. If not, make a table either on your pc or physically, with colored card or use a paint sample card. Number each of the colors as follows –
- Scarlet red
- Light blue
- Navy blue (indigo)
Now, simply relax and see what color you feel drawn to. Then find it in our list and discover what you need.
If you chose red then then you might be feeling low on energy at the moment. Make an effort to do something that you know lifts and energizes you. It could be that you’re feeling sluggish and need to do a bit more exercise? Alternatively, you could be feeling overwrought or angry and need to cool off. Try and surround yourself with green which is a color that neutralizes high emotions and anger.
If you were drawn to this then you could be emotionally down or drained. Go and see a friend who can give you an emotional lift or watch a feel-good movie. Or, it could mean that you may be feeling unbalanced, especially if you have been devoting a lot of your energies to work or to family. You need to get the balance back.
Have you been worrying too much about something and finding it difficult to see the positive side? This worry may also be affecting your digestive system so you may have had ‘nervous’ or ‘upset’ tummy. Yellow is an optimistic color which is telling you not to worry any more. It’s also a creative color so you may be looking for inspiration as you embark on a project or task.
Not surprisingly, this nature color shows that you crave peace. Your life may be feeling far from harmonious. If you’ve been feeling emotionally numb or closed, or beating yourself up, take a nature walk even if it’s just on some grass. It will help to reconnect you and help you start functioning and liking yourself again.
This is the color for healing so you may need to relax or concentrate on your health more than you have been doing. If you’ve been finding communication hard, the relaxation will help. Also, if you ‘see’ bright blue behind your eyelids just as you’re heading for sleep, you could already be receiving spiritual healing or a nudge to open up a little more to the psychic realms.
Are you reaching out to learn more about the psychic world and how you can work in and with it? This is the color of psychic ability so take it a step further and try to connect by sitting quietly or meditating. If you find this hard, start by listening to your dreams. Is there a message there? Alternatively, you could be in a situation where more imagination is needed.
Have you been tied down with a lot of ‘material’ worries? This spiritual color is telling you to take time out to enjoy, strengthen or explore the spiritual areas of your life. Vegetarians are often drawn to this color and / or it could mean that you need to check your diet.
This color is rarely seen in the aura and it’s more likely that you have been pulled towards brown for your own reasons rather than spiritually led ones. Do you feel as if you need bringing back down to earth for some reason? Alternatively, it’s possible that you’ve been overdoing it on the psychic front and need to take some time out.
The obvious conclusion to jump to is that you are feeling very low and need a lift in which case, the answer here is to surround yourself with bright colors. However, black is often seen as a protection – hiding your light from anyone who you feel might harm you. Even if you don’t believe in any of this, ask your Spirit Guides and Angels for help and protection and they will be there for you.
This is another protection color so as with black, ask for help. Actually speak the words out loud or say them in your head. Or – you may have been already asking for spiritual help. If life has been feeling heavy and a chore, it’s time to get back to the pure innocent child inside you and lighten up.
How can I see an aura?
Unless you are a natural (in which case you would probably already be able to see auras) this won’t happen overnight so just keep at it. You need to practice as regularly as you can.
You are going to start by attempting to see the aura around your own hands. When you’re learning, it’s best to have gentle or very low light. You also need to feel comfortable and relaxed so try this in bed! If you don’t have a low light, leave the light on outside your bedroom and just leave the door open a tiny bit.
Once you feel relaxed, hold your hands out in front of you. Don’t fixate or stare at them – just let your gaze fall gently on them and try to stay relaxed. When you first start to see it, your aura may look like the heat haze that you sometimes see rising off a hot road.
If you’re finding it hard to look at your hands without staring hard, try keeping your hands in your field of vision but look beyond them. You may feel that you’ve lost focus but this will help you to understand how to look at them in a ‘relaxed’ way.
Bring the tips of the fingers on each hand slowly closer together until they are almost touching but not quite. Your aura may show are tiny lines of light which could be white, blue or red. Try again but this time with just your index fingers.
Once you start seeing any form of light between your fingers, very slowly move them apart and this may help you to see it better.
Practice makes perfect!
Keep practicing and don’t be disheartened if you don’t see it on your first few attempts. Seeing the aura is like any psychic work – it’s like toning up a muscle that you don’t use regularly. With practice, it will become easier and faster until it is almost automatic.