What are auras and what is their function? Why are some people able to see them?

Is there an easy method that I can use to start seeing people's auras?

asked 26 Oct '09, 07:06

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Pink Diamond

The human aura is an energy field that reflects the subtle life energies within the body. These energies make us what we are and in turn are affected by our surroundings and life style. The aura reflects our health, mental activity and emotional state. It also shows disease - often To see the aura you have to be able to relax and concentrate, at the same time, and there is a trick to focusing the eyes in a special way.

There are people born who see human aura's and didn't know until they got older that this wasn't an natural ability that everyones sees this way. I heard about someone like that and she thought everyone saw like that. She saw an preacher and her mother wanted her to hug the preacher and she would always back way from him because his aura didn't look good and she was afraid of him. But her mother didn't understand why she was acting that way.

These are some steps to help you see the Human Aura: You can train yourself to see human auras.

  1. You need soft light to train in, not dim, but good soft light. No harsh light shining or reflecting in your eyes! Get a book and cover it in Blue or Red paper. Stand it upright on a table several feet from you. Experiment with the distance until you find what is best for you. Make sure you have a plain neutral background. If the wall colour is wrong, hang a sheet of neutral coloured paper or cloth as a backdrop.

Note: The auras of the colours Blue and Red are the brightest and easiest to see. Blue has a Yellow aura and Red has a Green aura. The brightness and tone of the aura varies with the shade and tone of the colour used, so use bright primary colours.

  1. Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths and relax. When you are calm, look at the book. Focus your eyes on nothing, a little to the side and past it. Gently hold and get used to that focus but don't strain your eyes or tense your eyes or forehead. Concentrate! you need a gentle, steady un-focus, similar to day-dreaming.

Note: When you need to blink, do so, or it will cause your eyes to tense and water. Blink normally and quickly without changing focus, and do not become preoccupied with it. It may cause the aura to disappear for a second, but it will reappear quickly if you stay relaxed and hold your focus.

After a while you will see a pale narrow aura coming from the book. Hold the focus, don't look AT it, soon a bright Yellow or Green aura will start building up from the object. Don't change focus or look directly at it or the aura will disappear.

There is a reason for this strange un-focus. Your outer field of vision is many times more sensitive than the focused area is. Have you ever seen a movement, out of the corner of your eye, only to turn and see nothing there? What you may have seen is an aura building up from something and your outer field of vision has detected it.

  1. Once you have completed the first step, gather several books and cover them, each with a different coloured paper. Study these one at a time and write down the auric colour for it. Next try using two at a time, and watch how the auric colours affect each other.

  2. Get a pot plant or some flowers and study it. The aura you will see emanates from the living plant and also from the colours of the petals. The Orange hue comes from the green of the stems and leaves. You will also see a more distinct etheric and a shimmering optical effect around them. This shimmering is the energy field or living aura of the plant.

  3. For the next step use an animal, dog or cat etc, if you have one. Try and observe them when they are resting.

  4. Observe your own aura. This can be done both inside and outside in the sun. Hold your arm out and study it against the sky or clouds. Alternatively, lie down and look at your legs. Make sure the skin is bare when you do this, and remember, grass will give off an Orange hue.

  5. When you feel proficient enough, try it with a human subject. Just remember not to try too hard. Do it exactly the same as in the original exercise with the book. Get your volunteer to remove some of their clothing and study the bare skin area against a neutral background.

On a human subject, again, the first thing you will see is the etheric aura, like pale smoke clinging to the skin. Next you will see the shimmering optical effect in the air extending from several inches to a couple of feet deep, depending on the strength of their aura. Keep trying and the aura's colour will build up, and out from, the etheric. It will first appear as a narrow band of colour next to the etheric. This will expand slowly, if you hold your focus, until it is several inches or more thick.

  1. The brightness of a person's aura has a lot to do with how they feel. If they feel happy and full of life their aura is stronger, larger and brighter. Try playing their favourite music, this will help to energize their aura and make it easier to see.

  2. Try it on a person outside. Make sure the sun is behind you and use clouds as a backdrop.

It takes practise to see the human aura, so don't be disappointed if you fail, or see very little, the first few times you try. If you managed to see the auric colours of the books, you CAN learn to see the human aura. Using this training method stimulates the forehead chakra, which is responsible for this ability. With use, it will grow in strength, and become progressively easier to do.


answered 27 Oct '09, 00:24

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edited 20 Nov '09, 09:56

Have you tried and tested this method yourself then?

(27 Oct '09, 10:50) Pink Diamond

No, I haven't but Robert Bruce has and you can try and ask him yourself. I am sure he will be glad to help you. Here is an link to him. Why do you want to know have I tried these steps? These steps are something that is not dangerous or even harmful to the body or the mind as so many things might be?http://www.worldtrans.org/spir/aura.html I have not wanted to read or see human auras. Are you seeing auras and just wanted to know if others were also? I haven't tried before because I didn't want to see people auras all the time and know that much about them.

(27 Oct '09, 16:26) flowingwater

But I might try just to see how strong my perception of auras really are; I believe all human beings can do it but I believe some people have an stronger reception than others or is an stronger reciever of mental pictures. But sometimes knowing too much about a person expecially a person you might like give you too much inner knowledge of them but than also it can be helpful for it can save you from an lot of trouble on down the road. Hope this helps you answers your question I did it in two comments Rani Iberoi.

(27 Oct '09, 16:41) flowingwater

Thanks a lot for your comments. No, I have never seen auras before. I will make sure I try your method out.

(27 Oct '09, 17:12) Pink Diamond

Ok thanks did you see the link I gave you? The person name is Robert Bruce who maybe able to help you further. Have an happy day.

(27 Oct '09, 19:58) flowingwater

I am going to learn about Auras for so many people seeing these as a natural way of seeing someone. I still have not seen the colors yet but I have not been practicing. Have a nice day Rani Oberoi.

(07 Feb '11, 04:01) flowingwater
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Let your eyes go a little off of focus when gazing at someone. To me, it took some practice and time, but eventually I got better at it. Just relax and "gaze" rather than looking closely, and in time you will start to notice auras, and you will get better at this as you go along.


answered 26 Oct '09, 23:44

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Are you good at seeing human auras now? How long did it take you before you notice you were seeing without any efforts on your part that it just had become natural to you or has it LeeAnn. Just curious and wanted to know. Have an nice day.

(27 Oct '09, 00:32) flowingwater

I see auras only if I am relaxed, and curious. If I am personally upset or hurried, I am still not able to. (Not sure if that will improve someday or not!) It took me about a fortnight to develop the skill and it's still improving as I become more sensitive. Sometimes, I am taken by surprise. For example, I'm waiting for the lift, and daydreaming; the doors open and I see the people with their auras, having forgotten that I can sometimes. I have heard some learn the skill more easily than others. Best wishes!

(27 Oct '09, 03:59) LeeAnn 1

Interesting method. Will have to try it.

(27 Oct '09, 10:48) Pink Diamond

LeeAnn I am curious again have you notice that this has help you or that it is just too much inner knowledge about the person you are begining to like as an friend or partner. It is so strange if we don't already have an perceived knowledge of how something suppose to be than we can really see how something really is; it depends on what lens we are looking out of as to how we see things. The imaganation it is one power tool. So I believe you will get where you will see the auras when you see the human body one day as you become more senstive and it will come when you least expect it. Be happy.

(27 Oct '09, 17:19) flowingwater

Yes, it is sometimes too much information, that is true. For example, I see someone at my workplace, who I can tell is disturbed, upset, depressed, but is trying to appear as happy. Do I ask her if she is OK or if I can help? Am I feeding her unhappiness by noticing it or asking about it? Do I also pretend everything is OK as she is doing? Sometimes I am unsure of how to handle what I see. That is a very good point.

(28 Oct '09, 01:15) LeeAnn 1

I know that is why I wasn't trying to see could I do that. You see that is what I am talking about also if you can see her auras but can't help her than I would pretend I didn't know. But I would go out my way to be extra nice to her or maybe say soemthing or do something that might cheer her up. But doing all of that will pull your vibrations down and if you don't have your shield up you will pull that negative energy into your energy field as well. Plus you can't help everyone no way. Also I was talking about if you have an friend you might have to dismess for you know they aren't right.

(28 Oct '09, 02:18) flowingwater

You see when you begin to see other people auras it send out information about them that can warn you of an dangerous person, but mainly it just give you more information to determine whether you would want this person for an friend or not and that is an good thing. Now when it comes to relationships it can be a little more reveiling and you could see information you may or maynot want to see. No, you can't let her know you know but if you wanted to you could say something like it sure is hard to stay to uplifted in this downsizing recession times isn't it. If she jump in and unloads. LeeAnn

(28 Oct '09, 02:25) flowingwater

You might be able to help her just by being an better associate an telling an joke or just by being able to let it off of her shoulders and getting it out there just might help her. But be prepared to protect your self from harmful negative waves which might come your way. It was so nice talking with you. You have an happy, healthy, wealthy and properous life LeeAnn.

(28 Oct '09, 02:29) flowingwater

Thank you for the very good advice!

(28 Oct '09, 23:56) LeeAnn 1

You are so welcome!

(06 Nov '09, 05:30) flowingwater
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Interesting question Rani. My understanding of the aura is since our mind and body are electrical in nature (the nervous system) we produce an electromagnetic field around us. Thoughts and emotions affect this field. Like a light shining in a slight fog, the aura of the light can be seen. With the correct conditions we can also see the human aura. I'm sure there are some books on the subject of how to sense auras if you research a bit. Have you ever met someone for the first time and got a feeling of rapport or a feeling of "I don't like that person?" Some people are able to put these feeling into a visual sense and therefore, see auras.


answered 26 Oct '09, 12:51

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edited 26 Oct '09, 12:59

This aura my friend call this another person space and said when you step into this person space you will notice they will step back and get you out of their space unless you are an close friendship. After that I notice that is so very true. This electromagnetic field is our energy field compose of so many things.

(28 Oct '09, 02:34) flowingwater

Hello Pink Diamond, the physical world is built on polarized energy, it is the basis of all manifestations, and is represented by electromagnetic fields (EMF) ... the entire visible world is held in place by these energies, in other words every physical object possesses an EMF and therefore an aura, the aura is the subtle energy part of the EMF than can be photographed using the kirlian method ... here are a few examples ;




The planet earth too possesses an aura that interpenetrates with the auras of everything on it ... there are global interactions, in other words auras link everything on earth ... the earth's aura is sensitive to cosmic forces especially through the schumann resonance ... and so the story goes on, mind boggling don't you think?

Sure we can all learn how to see them, not only auras of people but also of plants, animals, trees ... here are a few videos on the subject ;





have fun :)


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