Much has already been written about the human aura as well as the auras of other living things. Methods of perceiving this energy field with the naked eye as well as with instruments have already been developed. Research about which colors mean what, the effects of certain shapes, and many other aspects of energy fields has already been done and the study continues.

So, what is new here? It’s pretty much the consensus that in order for a person to see the aura of another (or of a plant or whatever), he or she needs to blur the vision. For some individuals, this means removing glasses or contact lenses. Other people learn by placing their two thumbs in front of their face, one about 8 inches away from the nose and the other about 8 inches from the first. Then by looking at the furthermost thumb, the physical perception of the closest thumb is blurred. Squinting does it for other individuals.

Regardless of the method used to understand the type of perception needed, the end result is the same. Either you see it, or you don’t. If you don’t, then keep practicing – looking but not looking; seeing but not focusing.

Still, though, that doesn’t address what is new. All of the previous information is available elsewhere. What is seldom, if ever, mentioned is the effect of one’s own aura on the one being perceived.

It follows that if all living things have an aura, then you have one as well. If you are observing the aura of another person, then you must look through your own. Until you know what is you, it is quite possible that what you perceive is a reflection or extension of yourself, rather than another person.

This follows whether you can see the aura or not. Whatever you can recognize in another person (positive or negative) could also be a part of you. We are all the same, and are a part of each other. This information is also nothing new and is readily available from plenty of sources. What is true on one level is also true as you are moving into another in this case.

How can you separate your perception of others from your perception of yourself? The same way you get to Carnegie Hall – practice! Practice not only in blurring vision and learning expanded perception, but also in learning exactly who you are.

Since we are all a part of each other, separating yourself can be challenging. The long journey into self-discovery and personal development, albeit rewarding in the long run, is another challenge. Can you look deep into yourself and face what you see? Internal honesty and self-acceptance naturally must come first if you wish to accurately perceive auras or anything else about another person.

Keep looking inside. Have the courage to accept what you see and the strength to change whatever you can improve. Then day by day your perception will expand. Gradually, you will know yourself, others, and the difference between the two. More importantly, you will know the similarities. Keep growing and changing.

Miracles and Blessings,

T. Renee Richardson

Author's Bio: 

Born with 3rd eye open - seeing auras, spirits, energy patterns
DD, Metaphysics
BA, Psychology
Intuitive Reiki Master
Self I-Dentity Through Ho'oponopono

30+ years professional experience providing readings, healings, facilitating workshops, participating in events

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