Aura – Its layers and tips on how to train yourself to see it

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Aura – Its layers and tips on how to train yourself to see it

Have you ever had a feeling about someone that you couldn’t explain, but the feeling was so strong that it affected how you felt about that person? When we’re at a loss to explain how we feel, we might describe this person as “dark” and “foreboding” or the opposite, such as having a “sunny disposition” or being a “ray of sunshine” in our lives. Perhaps you hadn’t realized it, but these feelings are proof of your metaphysical abilities!

For thousands of years, artists in ancient Egypt and later in Rome and other parts of Europe attempted to paint the energy they sensed around a person, such as a halo around an enlightened being or a dark shadowing around someone who is consumed with sadness or guilt.

If you are wondering if you are sensitive to energy fields. Consider these situations in which you were aware of energy that you could not see with your physical eyes:

  • Have you ever walked into a room and felt the mood of the room coming from the people inside, without knowing what the current conversation is about?
  • Have you ever walked into a building and felt uncomfortable for no apparent reason, but you wanted to get out as soon as possible?
  • Did you ever play the game where you are blindfolded and rely on sensing energy to see where someone else is located in the room and how close you can get to them? Or the one where someone sits in the middle of the circle and is blindfolded and a person is chosen at random by the group to collect the object that is positioned right in front of the blindfolded person without them “hearing” you and pointing, touching you?
  • Have you ever been deep in thought and not paying attention to your surroundings and suddenly you “felt” someone looking at you? The person staring at you was directing their energy at you and your energy field, and the auric body reacts to the energy ripple, sending a message to your conscious mind to pay attention. It is being protective in this response, so that the mind can take the next step to discern whether the person is friend of foe and react accordingly.
Everyone’s aura has seven layers to it and each layer connects to a specific Chakra. Click To Tweet

Edgar Cayce – A psychic who saw auras – died in 1945 – shared his most traumatic experience in regards to seeing auric fields. One day Cayce was on a high floor of a high-rise office building and pushed the button for the elevator in order to return to the first floor. When the elevator opened in front of him, he was completely caught off-guard – he could not see the aura of any person on the elevator. This surprised him, as he was used to seeing an auric field around people where ever he went. Puzzled by what he saw, he continued to stare in surprise and did not enter the elevator car. The elevator doors closed and the cable of the elevator snapped, plunging all of the people in the car to their deaths.  The auric field was absent around the people on the elevator because it was preparing the physical body for death. Rather than its normal state of extending outward, the aura begins to pull inward into the body to gather the essence and soul of the person as death nears. This act assists the consciousness in the shift from the physical plane of existence of the body into the higher realms of spirit.



The first layer of the aura contains the densest energy. It corresponds to the boundary of our physical being, our skin. In Sanskrit, this layer is called annamaya kosha, which means “shell of nourishment.” This shell corresponds to the five elements that make up the physical body (earth, water, air and ether). It is associated with touch/feeling. It governs the majour phases of earthly existence: birth, growing, aging and death. This layer operates as the life-force battery of the body. It is the closest to the physical body. It extends about two inches from the physical body and connects inwardly to the first chakra, the Root chakra, as well as to the organs of the body.


The second layer of the aura is the vital or etheric shell. It adjoins the etheric body. In Sanskrit, it is called pranamaya kosha, the “life shell.” As it is very thick around the surface of the skin, it is perceived as a second etheric body or etheric double. This layer regulates the body’s energetic processes: body temperature, circulation, metabolism, hormonal secretion and respiration. Hunger and thirst, the sensation of hot and cold, and the self-preservation instinct are all impulses connected with this second layer. Expanding about four inches outward from the first layer, the emotional auric body connects inwardly to the second chakra, the Sacral chakra. It is either light and bright or swirling with dirty clouds of energy. Negative issues, such as unresolved emotional ‘baggage’, can stagnate here; conversely, if you feel happy at a core level, your first and second energy bodies will display clear, bright colours.


This is concerned with mental concepts in the rational world. It pulsates at a very fine level when you have an active, lively mind. The size of the mental body field varies greatly. It could range from as little as two inches from the emotional layer to as expansive as twelve inches. The average size appears to range between four and eight inches. The mental body connects inwardly to the third chakra, the Solar plexus chakra, and is also referred to as the “seat of will.” The so-called emotional shell is the boundary of the emotional body. The label is somewhat misleading, since it is concerned not only with emotion but thoughts, desires, dreams and other aspects of the inner self. The Sanskrit name manomaya kosha is better translated as the “psychic shell”. This layer affects our thoughts, our unconscious and the five senses. It also influences our moods.


The astral layer is primarily a connective bridge that carries energy from the higher planes of existence and delivers it into the lower three layers of the mental, emotional and physical. However, this is the secondary function of this body; its primary function is to connect with the fourth chakra, the Heart chakra, and deliver the pure energetic and vibrational energy of love from the spiritual planes into the Heart chakra. By design, the astral body extends about twelve inches from the physical body and when fully engaged, can expand much further.  This is where our auras merge and interact with other people, plants, animals, surroundings and the cosmos. Here we feel the love of relationships, since it is strongly associated with the Heart Chakra. This layer forms the boundary of the mental body. This corresponds to the more refined aspects of the personality. Mental clarity, the world of ideas, intuition and decisiveness all belong to this level. In Sanskrit this layer is called vijnanamaya kosha, “the shell of knowledge.”


The etheric template body contains a full imprint of the physical body and should not be confused with the etheric body of the first layer. The etheric template contains the pattern that was dictated for how our physical body was intended to be formed in this lifetime, including our genetic code, hair colour, skin colour and texture, eye colour, height and so on. It is a much larger field than the etheric layer of the body, averaging about two feet in size. It is connected to the fifth chakra, the Throat chakra. The casual shell bounds the casual body. In spiritually developed people, this can be a mile wide. The Sanskrit name for this layer is anandamaya kosha, “the shell of pure bliss.” Joy and happiness are the predominant feelings associated with the experience of this layer. The casual shell is a boundary line. Below it lies the earthly sphere, above it, the Divine.


The celestial body expands on average three to four feet from the other layers. This body is very light and ethereal and its duties are focused on the spiritual realms.  It is connected to the sixth chakra, the Third eye chakra. This is the real, where we are able to connect intimately with the Other Side for communication. This is where we experience the spirit world, its influence and what it ‘causes’ in our lives. The sixth layer is that of the soul. Its Sanskrit name, jiva means “the individual soul.” Spiritual light and the cosmic vibration are phenomena belonging to the sixth level.


The ketheric body extends another three to four feet around the physical body. It is connected to the seventh chakra, the Crown chakra. This auric layer is connected to the beautiful spiritual planes that we return to once we leave the earthly plane. This links us to Divine Mind, our higher truth, our super-consciousness. The nature of this level is that of the omnipresent self or God.

Kala Ambrose a psychic who has seen auras her whole life explains – I’ve found that the auric body typically maintains a basic form that resembles an egglike oval shape around the body. Emanating from this body is a beautiful white light along with a wide variety of colours shapes and at times swirls and patterns. While it is fairly easy to learn to see an aura, knowing what the colours and images surrounding the aura represent requires intuition, practice and an understanding of the spiritual planes and fields around the body. I have found that auras are unique as finger prints. While some characteristics are similar in form, including some shades of colour, each individual creates a distinctive pattern in their auric field, which is created mostly by four energetic vibrations: the individual’s thoughts, their emotions, manifestations of spiritual energy flowing into the body and the creation of thought forms that have been around the person for a significant amount of time. The aura has an electromagnetic frequency that is sensed by others and radiates at a unique level.

Basically each thought and action we take creates a ripple of energy that flows from the auric body and interacts with others in our field. This creates a unique pattern of cause and effect, of which no two are the same. If you have ever wondered if what you do and who you are makes a difference in this world, rest assured that you do make a difference, and in most cases you are unaware of how much of an effect you have on others on a daily basis.

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How can I Train Myself to See Auras?

There are some simple ways by which we can train ourselves how to view auras. Here is a simple step by step guide:

1 – Start small. Human auras are more complex, so it may be beneficial to start with something simple. Plants are an excellent start when it comes to improving the reading of auras. It’s important that the leaves on the plant you pick don’t move in the wind – so a houseplant can make an excellent training object.

2 – Adjust your vision. Sit down, relax and focus on a spot at the top of the plant. Let your eyes go slightly out of focus. If you find this difficult, try to imagine that you are focusing on an invisible leaf, a few centimetres above the top of the plant.

3 – Perceive. Try to extend your visual perception outward from the proximity of the plant so that you can begin to see the complete aura of the plant. Remember that plants don’t have the colourful aura (which stems from emotional and mental information) like humans do, so don’t get frustrated if you cannot see what does not exist!

4 – Mirror Exercise. Now that you can see the aura of a plant, it’s time to apply your technique to seeing your own aura. You will need a mirror where you can properly see your upper body. Place a light source on either side of the mirror (a free-standing reading lamp is ideal), but make sure to place it so that it does not create a direct reflexion. Sit down in a chair in front of the mirror. Make sure you sit in a comfortable position. Like in the exercise with the plant, adjust your vision to let your eyes go slightly out of focus by looking at an area just above one of your shoulders. Soon you should be able to see a thin white glow around your head – your ‘inner aura’ or ‘energosoma’ – your energetic body.

5 – Practice, practice, practice. The ‘inner aura’ is the easiest to see, but once you get comfortable seeing that, you should gradually move your focus further out to see the more subtle parts of the aura itself. The more you practice, the wider the visual perception will grow and the quicker you will become in tuning in to seeing auras.

By | 2018-01-26T09:39:51+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Aura, Tips/Hints/ETC|0 Comments

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I studied Reiki and Emotional Freedom Technique in 2015 and absolutely fell in love with the techniques, and went on to complete my Reiki Masters in early 2016. A burning desire to learn more about alternative ways to heal oneself was ignited and just keeps getting stronger with each passing day. At the end of 2016; beginning of 2017 I completed a Crystal and Crystal healing course.

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