Energy is all around us, everything is energy.
If you’ve landed on this page chances are you’ve already started to see energy in the air and are wondering what it means and what is going on. No need to worry, I’ve been there.
This would happen to me consistently after I had finished meditating and working on my chakras. Whenever I opened my eyes and if the conditions permitted, I would see pinpricks of light dancing in the air.
One night after working on my chakras I opened my eyes and started to stroke my cat (my meditation companion).
I noticed that my hands were alive with energy, little dots of energy were pulsating throughout. My cat was probably spooked by all the extra energy!
In this post I want to explore what energy is, what auras are and how to begin perceiving them.
What is energy?
In Hinduism philosophy this energy is known as prana and also goes by the name chi. This is the Sanskrit word for life force energy.
This energy permeates all of existence and so being able to perceive it is a great sign that your psychic senses are opening up. Your higher self is prompting you to develop this further.
Seeing energy can manifest as:
- static in the air
- flashes of light
When we meditate and become mindful of our body, we can feel this life force energy flowing through us. It can manifest as tingles, a swaying sensation or vibrations.
While we are most acquainted with our physical bodies in this realm, we also have what is called an subtle body or astral body which is made up of this vital energy.
How to see energy in the air
The first step to start seeing energy around you is by learning to meditate. Meditation allows us to calm the mind, we enter a flow state and induce slower brainwave states.
When we are in the theta brainwave state which is between awake and asleep we are able to more easily perceive beyond the physical.
Start by sitting down in a quiet space where you will not be interrupted for at least ten minutes. Get comfortable and sit with your legs crossed and back straight.
Gently focus attention on your breathing, whenever a thought enters your mind simply acknowledge it is there but redirect your focus back to your breath.
Meditating before going to sleep with lights dimmed or turned off is a great way to start testing this out. Meditate for ten minutes and then open your eyes. It’s not uncommon to start seeing static in the air.
When there is less physical stimuli it is easier to tune into the spiritual realms. Your psychic sight can open up more easily and overlay onto your physical surroundings more easily. Using a blindfold during meditation is a good way to try this during the day when there is a lot of light.
How to see auras
Another way to start seeing energy is by practicing viewing auras. Every living being has an aura or energy field that expands from their body.
You could see auras as a second skin or energetic force field that we all have. This aura is influenced over time through our programming and current state of being acting as the filter through which we view and interact with the world.
Each person’s aura will look different due to this, and so we can gain a lot of valuable insight by viewing our own or other people’s auras energetically.
Seeing Tree Auras
Find a place outside opposite a tree that you can meditate in peace. Once again meditate for at least ten minutes or until your mind calms.
Open your eyes and look towards the tree, focusing your attention on the edges of the tree. You may begin to see a light outline or colored aura extending out from the tree trunk.
You can try this with any living being or plant that you have access to. If you don’t see anything at first try again another time when you are more relaxed.
Seeing Your Own Aura
As humans we also have an auric field which extends beyond our body. This is how we exchange energy between one another and if your psychic sight is keen you can tune into someone else’s aura and see if it has any blocks or holes.
It’s also possible to see your own aura.
- Find a blank white background such as a wall and stand or sit in front of it.
- Focus on your breath and get into a relaxed state.
- Hold your hand out against the wall and pay attention to the edges of your fingers.
Very quickly you may start to see a translucent outline take form and then different colors will appear.
The hands have minor chakras within them also: these work as portals for prana energy, healing and creativity. These will be familiar to anyone who does art, writes or uses their hands to heal. We translate source energy through the hands and bring it down into physical form.
If our hand chakras are inactive it can be difficult to make out energy here.
Practice visualizing a ball of energy forming between your two hands. Very quickly you will begin to feel this. You can feel the energy ball move from one hand to another or expand and contract. See if you can move onto perceiving this energy once you are comfortable with it.
How to see someone else’s aura
You can also modify this exercize to practice on a willing participant.
- Start by getting relaxed, perhaps meditating for ten minutes beforehand.
- Ask your participant to stand a few feet away from you (or further if the space permits) in front of a blank white background. Adjust the lighting so it isn’t too bright or dark.
- Now focus on the person’s nose or chest area. Unfocus your eyes and switch to your peripheral vision.
- With your mind relaxed and vision unfocused you should begin to see a faint outline forming around the person’s body, usually dark (shadow) or translucent.
- Continue to focus for a few minutes and see if any colors start to form.
The key with any aura viewing exercize is to let go of any expectations and just allow yourself to be, rather than trying to see. After a few minutes finish up and reflect.
This takes practice, so don’t be dismayed if you can’t make out any aura on the first (or several first) tries. If you can find someone you trust with which to practice with, this would be incredibly helpful.
Mindset makes a big difference when learning to view auras. This come a lot later in my psychic development than you might expect, because when I really wanted to see auras it was difficult to do so. My ego inevitably took over.
However when I was more comfortable working with my own energy first, when I didn’t expect to see anything, this capabilities naturally developed.
Ask yourself if you want to see auras because you wish to have some special ability or see something magical, or if you are tuning into auras as an organic expansion of just being. Clarifying your vision with a pure intention.
Although we are talking about vision here (clairvoyance), it’s very rare to not have a sense perception alongside this (clairsentience). We don’t just see auras but also read then in a tactile sense.
The psychic senses of clear seeing and clear feeling aren’t disconnected, they almost always come together. I might not be able to see auras often, but I always feel auras or gain insight into someone’s aura.
When it comes to aura colors they mean nothing if there isn’t always a sense underneath it. The color red means nothing to us if it also doesn’t come with some cultural, emotional, or spiritual connotation.
- Get into a meditation
- Focus on the spot between your eyebrows (the third eye)
- Try to visualize the color red
- See how long you can hold it without the mind wandering
- Notice how it vibrates, moves, interacts with your own energy
- Try to describe how it feels
This is a much more effective way to develop the third eye which governs spiritual sight. Because the third eye isn’t just a visual organ, it’s moreso a tactile organ with many different functions. It incorporates tactile sensation, sound, smell etc.
Once you are comfortable visualizing the color red and holding it for twenty or thirty seconds without disruption (easier said than done) move onto orange, yellow, green and so on. How is the sensation and emotion behind each color different?
You can use these color meanings to better understand what you see when you begin to perceive auras more clearly.
Seeing Energy With The Third Eye
How well you can perceive energy has a lot to do with how developed your third eye chakra is. If these exercizes come easily to you then it’s likely you are a natural clairvoyant. However if they do not come easily to you don’t stress, your other psychic senses are probably stronger.
When the third eye is opening you might see:
- Colors behind closed eyes
- An eye (usually indigo/purple)
- Energy with open eyes
- A vortex
When the third eye is opening you will see visuals which might be accompanied by a pressure between the eyebrows. As you work with your third eye this awareness can be integrated into daily life, so that you see energy even when your eyes are open.
This is where we begin to perceive auras around bodies in nature, animals, other people etc. We might also perceive our spirit guides, angels etc. as a manifestation of their energy.
I find that I perceive energy most vibrantly after I have practiced pineal gland exercizes. The pineal gland is a pea-sized gland in the brain which is often referred to as the physical counterpart to the third eye, or seat of the soul.
What’s interesting about the pineal gland is that it contains photo-receptors similar to the ones in our physical eyes. The pineal gland brings about an internal sense of vision, one that can be developed over time.
You can think of the pineal gland like a sender and receiver of light-coded information – information which isn’t available to us through the physical eye.
Through meditation, practicing visualizing and adopting the right diet we can decalcify and activate the pineal gland. This allows our natural clairvoyant abilities to come to the surface uninhibited.
Most importantly, appreciate that this is a gradual process. Psychic imagery doesn’t come to everyone in the same fashion or as quickly. With a regular spiritual practice and meditation your strongest psychic gifts will naturally become apparent.
What is your experience with seeing energy?