Teach Yourself to Read Auras
By Greg Gourdian
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.
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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.
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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...
BIO: Author Greg Gourdian has worked with the general public as a psychic reader for a little over four years from 1981 to 1986. Much of his written work is channeled, although he will admit that he has no idea who many of the sources for his channeled work may be. He has many strange tales to tell regarding his spiritual journey and he attempts to tell his tales in a humorous or entertaining manner. While not an accredited teacher, Greg has taught classes in psychology, sociology, metaphysics and parapsychology.