Everything has an aura. For learning purposes it is easiest to begin observing the aura by using an inanimate object. For the sake of this exercise get something solid and more or less rectangular like a book or a boxed deck of playing cards -if you can find two, so much the better. Wrap one in red paper and one blue paper. (The colors should be primary shades and plain – not patterned). Be creative and use fabric or a kitchen towel or cloth if the is no colored paper handy.
Red and blue have been chosen because the auras of the colors 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 shade used; so use bright primary colors.
To see the aura you have to be able to relax and concentrate, at the same time while focusing the eyes in a special way.
The light must be soft, bordering on dim. No harsh light shining or reflecting in your eyes!
The background must be plain. If necessary, drop a sheet or a towel or a piece of plain white paper to make it so.
Get a one of your covered items. It doesn’t matter which you use first, the red or the blue. Stand it upright on a table several feet from you. Experiment with the distance until you find what is best for you.
Close your eyes; take a few deep breaths and relax. When you are quieted and centered, open your eyes look at the item.
Now, be daydreaming while you look at your item. That is 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.
If you need to blink, go right ahead, otherwise tension will cause your eyes to tense and water. Blink normally and quickly without changing focus. Do not give it a second thought. The aura may disappear for a second, but it will reappear quickly if you stay relaxed and hold your focus.
Shortly you will see a pale narrow aura coming from the item. Hold the focus, don't look AT it. Soon a bright yellow or green aura will start building up from the object. If you change focus or look directly at it, the aura will disappear.
You may wish to gather several items and cover them, each with a different colored plain paper. View them one at a time and note the auric color for each. Next try using two at a time. Note how the auric colors affect and interact with each other.
The next step is to progress to a plant – something easily seen indoors like a potted plant or a vase of flowers. The aura here is more complex. An orange hue comes from the green of the stems and leaves. Another hue will emanate from the petals. You will also see a more distinct etheric layer (blue fuzz) and a shimmering optical effect around them. This shimmering in the energy field indicates a living / animate object.
Next, if possible, use an animal, dog, cat, rabbit, bird etc, if you have one. Observe them when they are resting. Can you see the etheric body (blue fuzz) rising and falling with each breath.
Next, observe your own aura. This should be done directly – not looking in a mirror. This can be done both inside and outside in the sun. Hold your bare hand or arm out and observe it against a plain background.
When you get opportunity, try aura viewing it with a human subject. Just remember not to try too hard and to do it exactly the same as in the original exercise with the wrapped item. You will want to see as much bare skin as possible. Make sure your volunteer is wearing short sleeves and possibly short pants. You want to be able to study the bare skin area against a neutral background.
Looking close to the body, the first thing you will see is the etheric aura, like pale smoke or blue fuzz 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 color will build up, and out from, the etheric (first) layer. It will first appear as a narrow band of color next to the etheric layer. This will expand slowly, if you hold your focus, until it is several inches or more thick.
You can practice aura viewing at conference meetings, airports, grocery lines or anywhere you are stuck waiting. Practice will help you see auras everywhere.
If you want to see, interpret and affect the individual auric layers, I suggest Chios Healing which is a three level course that can be done on line with information at www.ChiosHealing.com
Just for Fun:
1.The aura is the matrix on which the body is built. That is to say that the aura precedes the body and can in fact exist without the body. To entertain that idea, find a largish leaf – preferably green and still attached to its twig or stem. Remove it. Observe the aura completely outlining the leaf as you would expect.
Now rip the leaf in half - or at least get a fair sized piece off, accuracy in size is not a factor here. Discard the smaller piece of the leaf. Now look at the aura of the remaining partial leaf. What you see is not the partial aura but the blue fuzz runs around the existing leaf portion and carries on as if the leaf were still in tact.
2. Plants do care what you feed them. Clear a space on the floor or table against a plain wall for a large potted plant like a small avacado or a spider plant (something with branches or arms, not something compact like a violet). Place the plant in the middle of the space. On one side place a glass of milk, on the other a glass of wine. View the aura of the plant. Now go away and ignore the plant for several hours –even overnight as you sleep.
Now observe the plant again. The plant will look as you left it. Check out the aura!! The aura will be reaching far over to one side. (My plants always favored the wine side.) Do plants have a preference to their diet?