All living things have Auras!
People animals, plants and even the earth itself. Some people have always been able to see a faint glow of light around other people and just take it for granted, although the majority of people have lost this ability as they have grown out of childhood.
Thanks to Kirlian photography most people now generally accept that auras do actually exist. However, unless you can actually see them, this knowledge is of no use to you.
So how do you see them?
The first hurdle to seeing is the 'seeing is believing' syndrome:-
To initially see your first aura, there are a few tips which are helpful :
What you are learning to do is perceive an energy field using your peripheral vision.
Forget all the stuff you have read about huge glows and rainbow colors at this point.
Some people do and some people don't.
Some people see their first energy field at the first sitting and others have to try different lighting conditions, backgrounds and situations.
Try using a red light. Our eyes are very sensitive at this wavelength.
If you don't succeed immediately, hang in there. Sooner or later you will see one.
Once your have seen your first energy field, your consciousness makes the switch from maybe to yes!!
Your first sighting may be the etheric-field which is close to the skin.
You may think you are seeing a parallax distortion, close one eye and if the effect remains it is not parallax distortion.
Seeing these energy fields is a skill which requires practice, practice, practice!
Practice wherever you are, in all light conditions and gradually your perceptions of energy fields will sharpen.
What you see will depend on the sensitivity of your eyes.
Some people are far more sensitive than others, so your experience will be personal.
It is possible to see ones own aura in a mirror, in fact learning to see your own aura is good practice when learning.
Personal experience note : Be aware that as you concentrate to see peoples energy field during the day, they will think you are staring at them. In some societies this is considered unacceptable.
Learning to see energy fields is an exercise in psychic sensitivity. The usefulness of actually seeing them, (unless you are a psychic healer), is the sensitivity of perception which it brings.
This in turn opens further doors to your psychic ability.
A similar procedure called overshadowments comprises looking at pictures of faces in low light in the manner that you would look at auras. You will see the faces change as ghosts/spirits reveal themselves.
Seeing "ghosts" and other non-corporeal spirits is also a function of the ability to see energy fields.
Cleansing Your Aura
The process of cleansing (compacting) your aura is one of clearing your body/mind/spiritual connection.
It goes like this :
Feels refreshing and cleansing, doesn't it?
I perform this little ritual before meditating, saying affirmations and in fact before performing any spiritual exercise.
*My personal affirmation is "In the name of Jesus Christ" ....., simply because I was raised in a Judeo Christian tradition.
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