How to See Auras

By Lisa Weinstein

An aura is an electromagnetic energy field that surrounds each living thing. Seeing auras isn’t as difficult as you think. If you’re focused on your spiritual side, it’ll probably be easier. Auras are not only beautiful, but helpful in understanding what someone is thinking and feeling. You must be willing to meditate in order to see auras.

Develop a regular meditation practice. You need to do at least 10 minutes a day in order to develop the skill to see auras. Visualize something in your mind or chant a mantra such as "Omm" when you meditate. This will allow you to focus and drive out the chattering thoughts.

Focus daily on your intention to see auras. Believe that you will see them and you eventually will.

Decide where you will look for auras when you feel ready. Auras can be seen around plants, trees and animals, but the auras of people are the most colorful.

Know that it’s difficult to observe someone’s aura if they know you're doing it. Good people to observe are a priest or parishioner, a lecturer in a class and people at the shopping mall or park. This is because you can sit quietly and observe them without them thinking you're strange. Also, they won't be aware you're observing their aura.

Look slightly to the side of your subject while observing their aura. Auras can only be seen with your peripheral vision. Pull your center of awareness back through your eyes toward the center of your head. This is where your pineal gland is located. Many ancient traditions believe the pineal gland is where the "seat of consciousness" is located and that it governs psychic awareness.

Notice that you see a white or grey auric field a couple inches around your subject. This may be all you see at first, but with practice you'll see swirling colors of yellow, blue and pink around their head. Learn to read an aura by learning what the colors represent. Observing and practicing, especially on the same person, will help you understand the colors and their meaning.

About the Author

Lisa Weinstein is an award-winning, California-based journalist specializing in education. Her work has appeared in numerous online publications. She holds a California English teaching credential and uses her classroom experience to add depth to her writing.