Seeing Auras 101


An aura is the energy field that surrounds a person. It is seen, by those who have the ability, as having color. There are several layers to the auric field. Seeing auras is an ability that can be developed.

Before learning about the aura, I thought an “aura” was a woo-woo word describing the obscure feeling that came when you were around someone or something. I didn'’t realize that people really have “see-able” auras. I know better now.

How to see the aura

Pretty much anyone can see the first white layer of their own aura with minimal effort and given the right background.

To see your own aura, stand in front of a mirror with a plain white or neutral-colored wall behind you. The lighting should not be bright and a little dim is even better.

Looking into the mirror, focus on the wall reflected just above your head for about 30 to 60 seconds.  You could choose to focus on the middle of your forehead as another option. With your peripheral vision you will now be able to see a whitish area expanding out from the body about 1 to 3 inches. This is the inner or etheric auric field. If you  are having trouble seeing this field, just keep focusing on the area above the head.


Looking into the mirror, focus on the wall reflected just above your head for about 30 to 60 seconds. You could choose to focus on the middle of your forehead as another option. With your peripheral vision you will now be able to see a whitish area expanding out from the body about 1 to 3 inches. This is the inner or etheric auric field. If you are having trouble seeing this field, just keep focusing on the area above the head.

It is with the peripheral vision that you are also able to see colors in the auric field. Use the same technique while looking at yourself in the mirror or while looking at others. Make sure you have a neutral background behind the person you are looking at. For me it took quite a few days before I could see any color.

What seems to be a great little online training manual is found here: Training to See Auras v.4


How to Maintain Your Auric Field

     Maintain Your Auric Field

Links to sites which give concentration exercises for developing your peripheral vision

    Peripheral Vision Eye Exercises 

    Another Eye Exercise


Links to sites which give concentration exercises for developing your peripheral vision

    Peripheral Vision Eye Exercises

    Another Eye Exercise

Links to sites which give meaning to the colors

There are charts which give descriptions of what auric colors mean. These are general guidelines and I think a person needs to be careful not to assume things about others based on color alone. Descriptions can vary a bit from site to site.

      Meaning of Aura Colors

      Aura Colors

My personal experience with learning to see auras

It was easy for me to see my own white aura when first looking in the mirror. I practiced the same technique for myself until I was able to see color around my head and then I started practicing in public when there was an appropriate opportunity. I have to confess that on occasion I have practiced seeing auras while sitting in church meetings. (Never fear - I was also listening to the messages.)

I still cannot see color completely around a person. I can see some color around a person’s head, but only if I have just the right background behind them and if I am focusing closely.

Eventually, I gave up trying to get good at seeing auras as it was taking me a lot of time and I wanted to move on to learning other things. I certainly know that they are for real though and I have no trouble understanding that there are those who can see them in full.

Children and Auras

Interestingly enough, when I was first mentioning auras to my husband he suddenly remembered a teacher in grade school whom he recalled seeing blue around her head. He had forgotten all about it until I brought this subject up.

It is thought that young children have the natural ability to see color around people, but because it is not talked about the ability is lost by about age 4. What a shame that this ability has been so lost to our culture.

Those Who Can See Other's Auras Clearly

There are those in the world who have not lost the ability to see auras.  Many of them including Donna Eden, author of Energy Medicine, have used their gifts to greatly benefit the world.







I attended an outstanding Energy Healing Conference in October 2007 hosted by Carol Tuttle. Donna Eden was a presenter on one of those days. It was an absolute delight to hear Donna Eden and to watch her at work with many from the audience. It was very clear that she knew what energetic blockages were going on with each person and she taught energy techniques to clear specific problems in their energy fields. We in the audience participated and received the benefits as well as we followed along.


Maintaining Your Auric Field

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Disclaimer:  The information provided here is for educational purposes only, and is not intended as diagnosis, treatment or prescription for any disease.  The decision to use, or not to use, any of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. Please consult with a licensed health care practitioner if you are dealing with a serious disease or illness.



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