The aura is an electromagnetic field that that can be described as a luminous body that surrounds the physical body, taking on a cocoon like shape. Each and every object, living or inanimate has an aura. Auras constantly change color and shape, depending on how the person is feeling and where they are emotionally and spiritually. The aura usually extends out from the body 30-40cm for an average person, and can be much larger for a more highly developed spiritual person.
The aura can be viewed as a visual representation of the soul. It is a very complex system and each persons aura is distinctly different and can change over time. There are however flashes of colors that depict certain emotions, that are common to all of us, such as red for anger, pink for love and green for envy etc...
The aura is made up of 7 energy bodies
What are the 7 layers of the aura called?
The aura is made up of seven layers or energy bodies each one of these layer relates to a corresponding chakra.
1. Etheric Body (Base Chakra)
- Associated with touch, feeling and the five senses: taste, smell, touch, sight and sound
2. Emotional Body (Sacral Chakra)
- Associated with lower emotions
3. Mental Body (Solar Plexus Chakra)
- Associated with lower mental concepts and rational thinking
4. Astral Body (Heart Chakra)
- Associated with love and relationships
5. Etheric Template (Throat Chakra)
- Associated with Divine Will and physical aspect
6. Celestial Body (Third Eye Chakra)
- Associated with the spiritual world & emotional aspects
7. Etheric Body (Crown Chakra)
- Associated with the divine mind, higher truth & mental aspects
Who can see Auras?
Everyone is capable of sensing and/or seeing auras. It is something that as a society we have been closed to for many generations. As children we all see auras but as we grow up we lose this ability as it is not something that is discussed or encouraged and we close off to it.
If you wish to see auras there are a few exercises you can do to begin your journey. (see the link at end of the article) It is important to remember that everybody is different and each person sees and feels things differently. There is no way that is more correct that the other. Above all else remember to have fun. With practice and patience it will come, and in time, as you slowly awaken your third eye, you will begin to see what lies right in front of you.
Seeing is just one aspect, many people are able to sense auras quiet distinctly but are unaware of what this actually means and how you can be used in your daily life.
Sensing peoples auras is done through feeling and through knowing, like trusting your gut instincts about someone or something. Everybody does this on a day to day basis through normal social interaction. You can sense somebody's anger, you sense somebody's fear, somebody's love, somebody's compassion. These are all easily identifiable and this is all part of your ability to sensing auras. These feelings, these intuitions are a result of another persons energy passing through yours. As you begin to identify these feelings you will learn to identify other peoples auras and energies. You will be able to pick up and sense the feelings, and with time you will be able to link these feelings with pictures, visions or images.
Best times for seeing Auras
A good time to practice seeing auras is in the early evening or early morning when the sun is low in the sky. This heightens the visibility of the auras and makes it easier to see. We suggest that when you are learning, practice on a plain background. Such as a clear sky or wall, but it must be clear and not patterned. It is best to do these exercises on a dark or light background. Before starting these exercises make sure you are relaxed and comfortable. Listening to relaxing or meditative music can help with quietening your mind, focus on your breathing and be in a calm relaxed state.
Learning to see Auras
Seeing auras is not something you have to try hard to do, it is something that comes in time, you do not need to force it, you just need to clear your mind and relax. Do not sit there and strain and stare. When you are ready you will see what you need to see.
As you progress down this path the subject of self doubt will inevitable arise in a lot of peoples minds, just remember that what you are seeing is not your imagination, do not misinterpret it as a trick of your eye. You are getting there and you will see what you need to see.