This is the simplest and one of the most effective techniques for developing ability to see auras.
First, you need to choose an object for observation. It is best to start with people, because humans have the brightest and most easily visible auras.
If you don’t have a friend who can help, try working with an animal. It should be an animal who could be still for several minutes. For example, a sleeping cat or a turtle. If you have a pet, place some neutral background behind their favourite resting spot or move their bed to a different, more suitable place.
If you don’t have a pet, use a plant. It should be a living plant rather than, for instance, a bouquet of dead flowers, because an aura of a dead plant disappears very quickly.
It’s best to find a partner for this exercise. Not only a human aura would be easier to see, working together with someone who shares your fascination with the subject is so much more fun!
Place the object about 1 meter (3 feet) in front of the neutral background. The background could be any monochromatic, preferably light-color surface. A blank wall is ideal.
It would be best to be in a room with natural light, as electric light can distort visual perception of auras, but the light shouldn’t be too bright. If your object is a person, ask them to wear neutral clothes, if possible, e.g. monochromatic beige, grey, or white.
Stand or sit about 2 meters (6-7 feet) in front of the object, so that the object is between you and the background (see pic.).
Now choose a point on the background that you can focus your eyes on. The point should be behind your object, but sill visible to you.
If your object is a person, it is best to choose a point that is located between the person’s head and one of the shoulders, because aura around a person’s head is brightest.
Stare at that point for 10-15 min, and try not to fidget or blink. Keep your eyes as relaxed as you possibly can. While staring at the point on the background, use your peripheral vision to observe the area around your object.
You can start seeing colourless light surrounding the person’s head, you could start seeing bluish or yellowish light or just something grey.
It can take more than one attempt to start seeing anything, so be patient. Continue for 10-15 min, try not to strain your eyes. When your eyes grow tired, take a break, then start again.
Important note. Quite often what you will start seeing first is an “afterimage”. This is a known visual effect from imprinting of the image on your eyes’ retina. Don’t bother yourself doubting whether what you’re seeing is an afterimage or an actual aura. If you can see the afterimage, you will see the aura very soon, if you just keep practicing.
The key to seeing auras is looking as if ‘through’ the objects, not staring directly at them. Your eyes would begin to look as if you’re daydreaming. Have you seen people who appear to be looking ‘inside themselves’, as if they’re ‘not here’. That’s the kind gaze you will begin to develop, and this is a good sign that you are on the right track.
Some common mistakes to avoid:
- Placing your object of observation directly in front of the background. There should be some space – ideally 1m (3 ft) between the background and the object.
- Sitting too close to your object. It’s best to place yourself 2-2.5 m (6-7 ft) away.
- Working in a room that is too brightly lit. Aura is light, essentially. When there is too much light in the room already, aura would be more difficult to see. Try dimming the light a little by pulling curtains or practicing at different time of day or in a different room with less light.
- Working with inanimate or ‘dead’ objects. While those too have auras, they are much more difficult to see. A plant is dead when it’s been cut from its root, even if it’s a freshly cut flower.
The easiest colours in the aura to see are yellow and blue. It may take from just 2-3 attempts to 2-3 weeks of daily exercises, depending on your inborn abilities, to start seeing those colours. The colour that is most difficult to see is red, and everything that contains red, such as purple or orange.