Imagine you can see auras. People, plants, animals and inanimate objects appear to radiate a resplendent light. As you examine the colors and shapes of this light you begin to hear a voice inside you that guides you to understand the meaning of the colors and how they relate to the subject around which the aura emanates. Practice this imaginative process and begin to test the results of your perceptions. At first you may not seem to be getting accurate information, but with dedicated practice your imagination may result in the actual ability to see auras and divine real meaning through your new perceptions.
Aura Reading – Teach Yourself to Read Auras
Auras appear to be artifacts of our interactions with all of the rest of creation to manifest what we need in our world. Auras are a sort of visual key to understanding the negotiation or mediation processes between our conscious, subconscious and unconscious desires and our collective super-consciousness which is our link with creation whereby all our dreams are made manifest.
When we pray, meditate or day dream our auras become more highly charged and we may discover our prayers are answered, our thoughts have transformed into reality, or our dreams have come true. We often attribute this sort of experience to coincidence but those among us who are familiar with the belief that we create our own reality understand that this is not coincidence; instead, those people know that this is our natural ability to directly manipulate reality, which we are developing on a level of our conscious awareness using our thoughts and feelings to guide ourselves.
There is a real interaction taking place between us and the world around us on a subtle level that may be perceived by developing the talent to see auras. Everyone has this talent; it is an innate part of who and what we are. However, developing this talent to a degree where we may consciously perceive and study auras may take a little work. By imagining we already have the ability to do this we can open the way to actually develop this talent into a useful tool in our lives. While imagination may be our first step on this journey, our journey will continue beyond the limits of our imagination and may manifest in a very real talent that helps us to perceive the world around ourselves more clearly and to change this world more deliberately.
I find that auras appear as colors that move about and within a subject. With any given subject there appear to be many associated colors, usually there are a few particular colors which appear to be dominant. The colors and their forms and motions often change in response to my thoughts or the thoughts of my subject as I am studying them. The interactions of my thoughts with the colors of my subject’s aura help me to begin to develop an idea of what is going on in my subject's life and what they may need to learn.
Each color or combination of colors seems to have its own theme, as follows:
Red ------------------ Vitality, Energy, the number 1
Red/Orange ------- Physical Activity, Vigor, the number 4
Orange ------------- Organization, Thought, the number 4
Orange/Yellow --- Social Activity, Joy, the number 3
Yellow -------------- Communication, Speech, the number 3
Yellow/Green ----- Healing Activity, Sickness, the number 7
Green --------------- Creativity, Health, the number 6
Green/Blue -------- Nurturing, Caring, the number 6
Blue ----------------- Devotion, Love, the number 2
Blue/Purple ------- Learning, Spirituality, the number 8
Purple -------------- Wisdom, Compassion, the number 9
Purple/Red -------- Potential, Abrupt Change (often accidents or danger), the number 5
Note: The colors form a spiral or circle and return to red at this point.
The following are some special exceptions to the colors I most often see in auras.
BROWN ----------- Confusion, Opposition, Conflict, the number 5
CLEAR ------------- An exceptionally spiritual being, spirit guides, the number 9
WHITE ------------- Influence of very spiritual beings, guidance, the number 7
GREY -------------- Influence of a less spiritual being, bureaucracy, the number 8
BLACK ------------- A being indulging in harm to other beings, domination, the number 2
Note: The numbers ascribed to each color are loosely associated with their Numerological meanings. Tarot-logical and Astrological associations may also be ascribed to each color.
Typically I have preferred to sketch a portrait of my subject on a roughly textured neutral gray paper with colored pastel pencils. Drawing the underlying form of my subject’s face takes about five minutes to create a light sketch, meanwhile the act of drawing helps to move me into a more meditative, receptive state of mind where the colors begin to become clearer.
If no dominant colors or patterns are apparent then I consider each of the colors in order from red to purple/red in several repetitious cycles until I sense a harmony to particular colors begin to emerge. (A set of color flash cards or a color wheel can be a useful tool for this purpose.)
Since the colors are moving I must observe them for patterns and intensities and then render a montage of the themes I see so that the most striking or important parts are portrayed.
I talk to my subject as I sketch, making suggestions that return responses in my subject's aura which helps me to unravel the meanings of the colors and what is most likely transpiring in my subject's life that is being displayed in the aura.
Dark or clouded parts of an aura typically represent secrets or information my subject is repressing. Often these are things my subject is painfully aware of or is trying to deny.
Light, bright or shining parts of an aura indicate well being and balance.
Sparkling parts represent an anticipation of imminent events.
It is possible to see the influences of another person upon my subject as my subject focuses on that person; it may then be apparent what role that other person plays and whether they will help or hinder my subject in particular ways.
Like any psychic practice, the reader must always take into account their own state of being and must be careful not to project details of their own life into the reading given to a subject.
My paper tablet becomes a special window for me. On one side I contain myself so as not to contaminate what I see through my window. The life of my subject appears to me through my paper tablet. The window of my paper tablet assists me in maintaining the focus of my reading upon my subject while inhibiting me from interjecting a reading for myself into the process.
If you are not artistically adept you may still use the paper tablet and colored pencils, instead of striving to produce a likeness of your subject’s physical features dispense with the portrait preamble and instead doodle as you study your subject until the inspiration comes to begin reading their aura.
My personal favorite combination of colors is Green and Purple. These two colors in combination represent Art in the Magick sense and creative activities such as writing or painting in the more mundane aspect. Typically this color combination is accented with Gold or Yellow. This is the property by which the Art or art speaks to us, transforming us.
The potential for Art (Magick) within the act of drawing a portrait is very strong. The reader may act as a healer and may attempt to downplay a theme that may be associated with pain or suffering while playing up themes of happiness and spiritual advancement. But it is necessary to guide the subject when applying any Art, for the lesson from a pending hardship may be needed by the subject and the lesson must still manifest within their life in some form. Typically this sort of lesson is replayed over and over in a subjects life; so instruction may be drawn from their past, such that they may finally 'get it' and dispense with the need for many further repetitions of a lesson which may become potentially harmful or unpleasant in nature.
The application of Art rarely prevents the next cycle of this repetitious lesson from playing out, but it may ameliorate the next cycle to some great or small degree and the subject may be better able to learn from the next repetition of their lesson if the reader has properly prepared them to perceive and understand their lesson.
To begin your own exploration of auras get some crayons and some rough neutral paper. The backs of brown paper shopping bags are very good for this. You can use photographs, objects around your house, pets, plants or people as your subject. Black and white photographs are particularly good for this sort of exercise. Place your subject against a neutral background such as an empty white wall. Study your subject around the edges, if it is a person, pay particular attention to the crown chakra where the energy channel is often strongest. (You may also try directly observing a subject’s chakras.)
Personally, I find the edges of a subject’s profile are the best places to begin seeing the interplay of colored light that emanates from within them. If you feel you see nothing, then imagine what you think you might see if you could see auras. Take notes with the colored pencils and try to associate your thoughts with the colors as you take notes. You can do this by just using the color crayon that seems most appropriate to you to write your thoughts with. You are not required to organize your perceptions in the form of a picture. Sometimes a thought may have one strong color and several associated colors. You can loosely overwrite whatever you have written with the same words in a different color when this seems appropriate, or you may find new words emerge as you select a new color in association with something you have already written or drawn.
Just allow this to happen; don’t get too involved in how you do this or what you may want to know about a subject. Instead, open your heart and mind to every tiniest thought and feeling and follow these wherever they may lead you.
May your colorful pencils dance upon your pad of paper as your heart dances with creation...
Thank you brother AmenMaatRa,
a salient point well taken. Perhaps it is best for the reader to make themselves as transparent as possible?
We strive for such transparency. Then the colors in our auras may be used as perceptual filters, applying each in turn to take away a color in the other persons aura and still perceive the whole by the voids of these filters. Sort of like printing with different stencils for different colors with silk screens...
We are pretty sure this is one good application of Know Thyself, so you can subtract yourself from what you see, and see what remains...
Very nice topic, thank you for sharing your knowledge (both of you) on this subject.
Thank you Felias, blessed be...
Hi Felias this is a very good question, as well as a complex question.
For our first job with a psychic fair we were given a photo and asked to demonstrate we could read auras, this was a photo of a dog.
We received some visual information such as how the dog was leaping in the air that inspired us to connect with the dog. For us, the photo became a real-time window to a living creature in the present.
However, it cannot always work that way, the subject of a photo may have died, in which case we need to go back in time to see their aura as it was then. Photos are good focal points, but where our minds and perceptions go from there is often a matter for our guides and intuition.
Basically any information in the picture holds your perceptions in the past; the auras do not appear in the photos, you have to connect with the auras by astral projection to find the subject now, in real-time, or in the past moment defined by the photo.
We may make a lot of people angry with our next statement, but we are pretty sure all 'kirlian photography' of auras is bunk. We have studied many, many examples.
Anyone can use those photos to get a reading, however, this is not proof the photos are valid, this is only evidence the photos may be used to do readings.
Any object can be a focal point for a reading.
The images in kirlian photos are nothing like what we personally experience examining auras in 'real-time'.
We have no idea what kirlian photography may really depict. We strongly suspect it is a fad that evolved out of our collective desire to find material evidence or 'proof' to support our spiritual beliefs.
Thank you Grigori, very useful information to ponder. I don't have this ability yet but I'm keen to practice a way of connecting with the spirit and project outside my physical form. I was initally drawn very strongly to a photograph of my Grandmother - hence my question as she has passed. I still very strongly feel her presence, more and more so since my awakening began. I wonder if as a novice I should start with something a little less complicated/emotive/powerful (such as a stone, or the cat who attempts to sleep on my keyboard?) and yet I feel so drawn to this person and thier image and I feel I would like to trust my intuition (something else I am learning to do). I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on this.
[NB - the cat that sleeps on my keyboard is emotive and powerful and I love him dearly, though he's not quite so complicated as he pretends to be... ;)]
Peace and light to you my friend.
As your awakening continues you will discover a greater capacity to make any direction of inquiry part of your path with valuable lessons. Just trust your heart in these matters.
It sounds like you should talk to your grandmother in your heart. You can use your photo to help you focus with her if this helps.
Just speak to your nana in your heart and listen for a reply in your heart.
Eventually her replies will grow clearer, more 'audible'. There may be some good exercises or rituals to help with this, but we recommend you invent your own methods. Simply imagine what will help you feel closer to your grandmother, more aware of her presence.
Asking to talk to her in your dreams before bedtme often works very well.
She hasn't gone, she just wanted release from her incarnation for a moment. You never know, she might return...
Many people live more than one lifetime simultaneously, so she may already be incarante in your life as someone else you know.
Ouch! Now you have us pondering if Tina is also Alina somehow, we do not like that direction of belief because it may seem to diminish Tina in some ways; also, we never like to define other people to themselves, we might make suggestions, but this particular suggestion has some uncomfortable associations for us we may need to examine more closely.
Thanks for this inspiration Felias!
PS... WOW! We got our answer froms spirit on this issue very fast...
We were told it doesn't matter what either Tina or ourselves believes about our relationship we should treat her as equal of all others so we should treat her as if she literally is our twin flame...
Even more thanks Felias...
Wow! Wonderful Grigori, so pleased the uncomfortable pondering was answered so quickly!
At the risk of taking this discussion off topic, yes I do feel Grandma very strongly, and she speaks to me in dreams - more and more it seems. Sometimes I just hear her voice very clearly in my head saying a single and short sentence. And whilst I haven't quite got the hang of lucid dreaming, when I dream of her I seem to be fully in control and aware that she is no longer in physical form. The important thing though is that the forms we take in this experience in no way interfer with our drinking tea and having a good natter! I can't always remember the full conversation, but I feel very peaceful when I wake, and more confident if I have a difficult decision to make. I do think she is guiding me as I begin to awaken.
Blessings and tea (or beverage of your choice) to you my friend!
Yes indeed Felias, you are getting on remarkably well with your Grandma, we agree she seems to be helping you awaken.
Astral travel seems strongly related to interacting with shades, ghosts or spirits, as we see it. We are still considering where to post about working with spirits and shades, possibly that post should go here, as you may meet many discarnate entities in astral...
Yes, we will do a couple Discarnate Entities articles... ok maybe many, many... prolly need a new discussion subject for these... we should ask Raven to make one...
Thanks again for such good inspirations Felias!
I think a lot of people would be very interested in the topic of astral travel, and I've certainly seen that there are groups concerning dreams and interpretation. Perhaps a new forum thread would be useful, I suspect many people have had experiences of this.
On the topic of auras, I put your advice into practice and was thrilled (and amazed) with the results. I'm honestly quite astounded that I even got results at all on the first attempt at all! Initially I saw a lot of yellow coming through, then purple was the next strongest colour, followed by green. I thought that might be it, but then I noticed blue around the shoulders, and then some red areas too. Amazing!
I've put a (somewhat poor) photo of my attempt on my blog page, but didn't want to post it in this thread as I can see that people will see and sense different elements, and so my image may cause distraction - but do feel free to look.
Thank you for the inspiration Grigori,
Please always feel free to share your work here.
There are no 'right' ways, if your way is different from ours in the details its totally cool.
Some people may see black or brown as the life-force color, who knows?
By sharing your work you encourage people to explore for themselves with less fear they may do something wrong.
So go for it!
As for astral travel...
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