Wednesday, November 28, 2012

How to See Auras?

How to See Auras?

Before we get into teaching you how to see auras, let's start by getting a good working definition of what an aura actually is.

The definition of auras varies depending on who you ask. Some believe the aura does not exist, while others believe auras are almost a window into a person’s soul or heart. Many might say that unless you know how to see auras, it really does not matter what other people think they look like, but that is not 100% true, because many people that cannot physically see auras with their eyes, can feel the colours within an aura as it touches their body.

So if you are have problems learning to see auras, trying learning how to feel colours instead.

From the American Heritage Dictionary:
A distinctive but intangible quality that seems to surround a person or thing; atmosphere

From the Free Dictionary:
In parapsychology, an emanation surrounding the human body, particularly the head. The aura is said to be visible to clairvoyants and other similarly psychic individuals. It is believed to be the prototype of the halo.

The aura has been described as a misty light, shot with colours that change according to mood and circumstances. The term is more often used figuratively.

But those are just definitions. What are we actually seeing when we see an aura? Most agree there are at least two distinct parts to an aura. Both are emanations of the electronic energy our body runs off of, but part of it is from the electricity used by our bodies, and the other part is from the electricity used by our brains.

The body part of the auras electronic field is what allows those sensitive to the energies to be able know where illness or injury resides in the body while the brain portion is what allows those sensitive to the energies to know our emotions, creativity, intentions, etc., etc.

What does an aura look like?

An aura is an emanation of energy and is usually seen as a "glow" of energy extending out from the body. The intensity can vary from barely visible to brightly coloured and can extend outward from the body anywhere from a couple of inches up to a foot or more. This however is just the visible part. Many believe that our auras allow us to stay connected to all the other energies around us and that various psychic signals are picked up via the aura and sent to the brain to be processed as the sights and sounds we psychically receive.

An aura can range from almost pure white to virtually any colour you can imagine. Sometimes an aura will be a solid colour, but more often than not, there are spots, swirls, or slashes of other colours within the main colour of the aura.

The main concentration of colour tends to be around the head and shoulders and often this is the first place a beginner is able to see an aura. However, the entire body is surrounded by an aura and with time you can learn to see all of it.

Why so much Variations in Auras?

Remember what I said about auras being an emanation of energy? Different people have different energy levels so of course there would be variations in the size of their auras, but it goes beyond just a person’s normal energy level. Sickness can change a person’s energy level and aura. Being excited can make a change. Almost any emotion can change the strength and/or colour of an aura.

Some people believe that when we have advanced far enough in our evolution, we will be able to know and understand the mood someone is in and whether or not a person is lying, just by looking at their aura. On the surface, that sounds like a wonderful thing, but is it really? Do you truly want everyone to know every time you tell a little white lie? But that is another story for another time.

To Look or Not to Look

Without going into a lot of detail on how the eye works, an over simplistic description follows.

When we look at an object, we use a specific portion of the retina. Over time that main portion of the retina becomes damaged from all the various sources of light that we look at on a regular basis. This is why younger people tend to more easily see auras than older persons, because their retinas are not as damaged.

Plus, in time our eyes become trained to see in specific ways. We expect to see all the normal everyday things we see on a regular basis and our vision is not adjusted to see anything else. Again, as we get older, this becomes more set making it harder to learn, but not impossible.

For those reasons, in most people it is best to use your Peripheral vision to look at an object to see it's aura. But notice I said for "most" people, it is best for some, not all. Like everything else in life, everyone is different, so only you can determine if it is better to use your normal vision or your peripheral vision.

I suggest you try it according to the following instructions. If after several tries, you have not learned how to see auras, try adjusting where in your frame of vision the object is at.

Most people can see anything that is within the field of vision that is roughly between point a and point b in the picture below. Some people can see a little beyond those two points and others cannot see that far, but unless a person suffers with some sort of eye problems, this is a reasonable estimate.


When we look at something with our normal vision, we usually move our heads so the object we are looking at is directly between our eyes, in the center of our field of vision because this is where we have the best view of the object.

The part of our vision starting directly to the left or right of center, and moving all the way to the furthers point at a or b is called the peripheral vision and for most people the further away from absolute center we go, the worse our vision becomes.

But saying the worse our vision becomes is not a completely true statement. It is true when we are speaking of looking at solid objects in our normal world. But an aura is not a solid object, it is a collection of energy and we humans cannot see energy with our normal way of looking.

Yet our bodies are designed to be able to see this energy. To do so requires you to look at a person or object, not with the main part of your vision (see c in the photo) but with our peripheral vision.

To do this, put the object in the c position in front of you, looking straight at it. Then keep your eyes looking straight out from your head and turn your head slightly to one side till the object is in one of the many d positions.

Anywhere between (a and c) and (c and b) is a d position. There are an unlimited number of d positions. Keep your eyes focused straight out in front of you. You will still be able to see the object in your peripheral vision and it is within these positions you will begin to learn how to see auras.

Try not to start and do not allow your vision to look directly at the object or person. Relax your eyes and if need be, allow them to unfocused. Soon you will start to see movement or colour around the object/person. Just keep your eyes relaxed and prevent your vision from focusing on the object/person and when you find the right combination of all of the above, you will see an aura.

Tips on how to see auras

When you are just beginning to learn how to see auras, it is best to try with a person simply because their auric field tends to be stronger than an object. It is also best to have the person stand in front of a solid white wall if possible. This helps make the auric field show up easier than if it was showing over a coloured background.

That is it for this lesson on how to see auras. I hope you have enjoyed the lesson and remember to practice often because practice makes perfect.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Grounding and Centering Meditation

Grounding and Centering Meditation

This is a quick grounding meditation. You should practice this to balance your energy, release anxiety, or any time you feel like screaming.

Sit peacefully and relax. Let the ground or chair support you. Let your muscles go. You don't have to exert any effort to sit there. Take in an easy, deep breath...and let it out your mouth, parting your lips slightly as you exhale. 

Let your arms feel heavy, pulling down your shoulders. Breathe... Let that heavy feeling flow down your torso and legs, so you feel heavy and relaxed all the way down to your feet on the ground.

Now picture and feel roots growing from your feet down into the ground. Just like a tree's roots...going down into the layers of cool dirt...growing around rocks...traveling further and further down into the earth. Let the roots grow as deeply as you wish.

Now feel the healing, rhythmic energy of the earth itself flowing up through your roots...slowly traveling up...through your roots, up to your feet and quickly filling your entire body. Feel this positive, grounded, earth energy throughout your being. Take in a deep, cleansing breath... and release.

When you are ready, open your eyes and know that this grounded energy will remain with you throughout your day.


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

White Light Meditation

White Light Meditation

This is a wonderful, recharging meditation. This is great for cleansing and recharging yourself after energy work. There are many different variations of this meditation.

Sit or lie comfortably.

Take a deep, slow breath in and slowly exhale out.  With each breath in and out, allow your body to relax more, and more, and more. Let your body sink into the chair or floor.

Focus on your Crown area and allow it to open to receive the energy from this ball of white light. As you open your Crown Chakra to receive this energy you feel completely at ease, completely safe.

Draw down this white light energy into your forehead, your eyes, nose, cheeks, and chin.

Draw down this white light energy into your throat, shoulders, elbows, wrists, to each and every finger, Feel the energy in your fingertips right now. Feel it tingle with energy and excitement.

Draw down the white light energy to your chest, hips, thighs, knees, calves, ankles, into each and every toe. Feel the toes tingle as the energy fills them.

Picture this white light energy filling up your entire body. You are the white light energy, and you will now expand yourself. With each breath in and out expand your white light energy to outside your body. Fill up the room, the building, the neighborhood, the city, the state, the country, the world, the universe. You have expanded throughout the entire galaxy!

When you are ready to return, bring your energy back into the building, into your body. Allow yourself time to adjust once more to your physical form and when ready, open your eyes. Wiggle your fingers and toes. Stretch both arms. Overhead and take a big, deep breath in and slowly release again.


Friday, April 13, 2012

10 Amazing Tricks to Play with your Brain

10 Amazing Tricks to Play with your Brain

Mind is the aspect of intellect and consciousness experienced as combinations of thought, perception, memory, emotion, will and imagination, including all unconscious cognitive processes. Mind manifests itself subjectively as a stream of consciousness. Neuroanatomists usually consider the brain to be the pivotal unit of what we refer to as mind. The Human Brain tricks us whenever it can. You don’t actually see what it is in real or you don’t even actually hear or smell the way it should be. Here is the time to play trick with the human brain. I assure here, trying them is completely safe.

10. Ganzfeld Procedure

At first this might sound like a bad practical joke. Begin by tuning a radio to a station playing static. Then lie down on a couch and tape a pair of halved ping pong ballsover your eyes. Within minutes you should begin to experience a bizzare set of sensory distortions.

Some people see horses prancing in the clouds or hear the voice of a dead relative. It turns out that the mind is addicted to sensation so that when there’s little to sense (that’s the purpose of ping pong balls and static) your brain ends up inventing its own.

9. Shrink your Pain

In case you experience an injury, then see the injured part with an inverted binoculars, soon your pain will seem to be decreasing in its magnitude.

Recently, a reasearch at Oxford University has lead to the discovery of a new pain killer – the inverted binoculars. The scientists demonstrated that the subjects who looked at their wounded hands through wrong end of the binoculars, making the hand appear smaller, experienced significantly less pain and decreased swelling. According to the researchers, this demonstrates that even basic bodily sensations such as pain are modulated by what we see. So next time if you stub your toe or cut a finger, do yourself a favour, look away!

8. Confuse your Proprioreception

This requires two chairs and a blind fold. The person wearing the blindfold should sit in the rear chair, staring at the back of the person sitting in the front. The blindfolded person then reach around and place his hand on the nose of the other person. At the same time he should place his other hand on his own nose and begin gently stroking both noses. After about 1 minute, more than 50% of the subjects report their nose as incredibly long. Therefore this is called Pinocchio’s Effect.

The Pinocchio effect  is an illusion that ones nose is growing longer, as happened to the literary character, Pinocchio when he told a lie. It is an illusion of proprioception, reviewed by Lackner (1988).

To explain the effect the other way, a vibrator is applied to the biceps tendon while one holds one’s nose with the hand of that arm. The vibrator stimulates muscle spindles in the biceps that would normally be stimulated by the muscle’s stretching, creating a kinesthetic illusion that the arm is moving away from the face. Because the fingers holding the nose are still giving tactile information of being in contact with the nose, it appears that the nose is moving away from the face too, in a form of perceptual capture. Similar phenomenon happens using the blindfolded method.

7. Confuse your Mindedness
Lift your right foot a few inches from the floor and then begin to move it in a clockwise direction. While you’re doing this, use a finger your right index finger to draw a number 6 in the air. Your foot will turn in an anticlockwise direction and there’s nothing you can do about it!

The left side of your brain, which controls the right side of your body, is responsible for rhythm and timing. The left side of your brain cannot deal with operating two opposite movements at the same time and so it combines them into a single motion.

Try this with your right foot and left hand and you should have no problem!

6. Confuse your Hearing
This can be performed with three people, one being subject and other two objects/ observers and we also need a headset connected to routine plastic pipes on the either side. Ask the subject to sit on a chair equidisant between you and the second observer. Now each one of you hold the pipes from the headset on the corresponding sides and one by one speak into the pipes. The subject will rightly tell the direction of the sound. Now exchange the pipes and repeat voicing into the pipes. The subject’s brain will get confused and he’ll point in the opposite direction of sound.

Sound localization is a listener’s ability to identify the location or origin of a detected sound in direction and distance or the methods in acoustical engineering to simulate the placement of an auditory cue in a virtual 3D space. The human auditory system has only limited possibilities to determine the distance of a sound source, mainly based on inter-aural time differences, exchanging the pipes would cause perception by the opposite sided neurons in the brain only and thus the subject will not be able to localize the sound.

5. Confuse your Depth Perception
Depth perception is the visual ability to perceive the world in three dimensions (3D). Looking at a sight that you have not seen before or entering into a 3d cinema with one eyes closed will alter the way your mind perceives things.

This would not happen for most already seen things because your brain is tuned to judge the time and space accurately. However, your brain will not be able to fill the gap if you use one eye. Depth perception arises from a variety of depth cues. These are typically classified into binocular cues that require input from both eyes and monocular cues that require the input from just one eye. Binocular cues include stereopsis, yielding depth from binocular vision through exploitation of parallax. Since (by definition), binocular depth perception requires two functioning eyes, a person with only one functioning eye has no binocular depth perception. And hence stepping into a 3d cinema will not be an amazing phenomenon as it used to be. This is more so in people who are blinded with one eye by birth.

4. Feel a Phantom Sensation


Phantom sensations are described as perceptions that an individual experiences relating to a limb or an organ that is not physically part of the body. Sensations are recorded most frequently following the amputation of an arm or a leg, but may also occur following the removal of a breast or an internal organ.

3. 18000 Hz Sine Wave

Try hearing this sound. It is called “under 20s” sound as the elder’s can’t perceive it. It is a sine wave at 18,000 Hz (by comparison, a dog whistle sounds at 16,000 – 22,000 HZ – meaning a dog can hear this sound as well). This sound is used by some teenagers as a ring tone on their cellphone so that only they (and others of their age group ofcourse) can tell when the phone is ringing. It is also occasionally used in England to play very loud in areas that authorities don’t want teens to congregate in, as the noise annoys them.

The inner ear of the humans have a functional design to hear sounds in a range of a frequency. Hearing is not merely a function of ears but the oscillation amplitude is conducted to the brain. As people get older they lose the ability to hear higher pitched sounds. As people get older they lose the ability to hear higher pitched sounds – that is the reason that only young people can hear this sound – it is too high for most people over the age of 20.

2. Confuse your photoreception

Stare at the central point (plus sign) of the black and white picture for atleast 30 seconds and then look at a wall near you, you will see a bright spot, twinkle a few times, what do you see? or even who do you see?

Stare at the eye of the red parrot while you slowly count to 20, then immediately look at one spot in the empty birdcage. The faint, ghostly image of a blue-green bird should appear in the cage. Try the same thing with the green cardinal, and a faint magenta bird should appear.

When an image is looked at for a length of time (usually around 30 seconds) and then replaced with a white field, one type pf an effect called an afterimage can be seen. The common explanation given for an afterimage is that the photoreceptors (rods and cones) in the eye become “fatigued”, and do not work as well as the those photoreceptors that were not affected (the “fatigue” is actually caused by the temporary bleaching of the light sensitive pigments contained within the photoreceptors) This results in the information that is provided by the photoreceptors not being in balance, causing the afterimages to appear. As the photoreceptors become less “fatigued”, which takes between ten and thirty seconds, the balance is recovered, resulting in the afterimage disappearing.

Now do another trick to confuse your photoreceptors. This will temporarily blind you from one eye (for around 30 seconds and don’t worry it is of no harm) Go into a room, shut the door and turn out the lights so that the room is mostly dark. Wait until your eyes adapt to the darkness. You should be able to make out the basic shapes of the room from the tiny bit of light coming in from under the door. Next, close your right eye and cover it with your hand. Turn the light on, keeping your eye closed and covered. Leave the light on for about a minute or until your left eye has adapted to the light. Uncover your eye and look around the darkened room.

What do you see? What you might experience is an illusion discovered by researcher Uta Wolfe in which it seems that your left eye is closed, even though it is open.

The explaination to this is the visual cycle that takes time to be adapted, when it is not adapted as for the left eye, the eye will send wrong signals to the brain thus image would be darkened for the left eye until it adapts.

1. Confuse your Cognition

Take a look at the spinning girl. Do you see it spinning clockwise or counter-clockwise? I see it spinning counter-clockwise, but i was able to switch it in the other direction, its hard for many people. Give it a try.

The spinning girl is a form of the more general spinning silhouette illusion. The image is not objectively “spinning” in one direction or the other. It is a two-dimensional image that is simply shifting back and forth. But our brains did not evolve to interpret two-dimensional representations of the world but the actual three-dimensional world. So our visual processing assumes we are looking at a 3-D image and is uses clues to interpret it as such. Or, without adequate clues it may just arbitrarily decide a best fit – spinning clockwise or counterclockwise. And once this fit is chosen, the illusion is complete – we see a 3-D spinning image.

By looking around the image, focusing on the shadow or some other part, you may force your visual system to reconstruct the image and it may choose the opposite direction, and suddenly the image will spin in the opposite direction.