Auras are very easy to see once you have given your eyes an example of what to look for. Your eyes are merely energy receptors and they are able to process information coming in from a very specific, narrow band in your physical electromagnetic spectrum. Your mind, on the other hand, is without the limit of your physical vision, and is able to detect and translate information received from additional bands in the electromagnetic spectrum.
To see auras, your focus of perception is shifted from your physical eyes to the inner eye of your mind. The key to the process is to relax and simply allow yourself to experience what comes naturally. Let your vision 'sink back' into your third eye area, rather than project out of your eyes, and follow the guidelines below:
1. Use a white background, such as a light colored plain wall or a large white sheet.
2. Use a light with a dimmer.
3. Obtain squares of poster board or cardboard about ten inches across in bright blue, red, yellow and green. Best results are achieved when these colors are as true as possible to the basic primary colors.
4. Gaze directly at the center of one of the colored squares as you hold it in front of the white background. Do this for about one minute. Depending upon the room, sometimes using a dim light gives very good results.
5. After about one minute, remove the cardboard square. After the colored square is removed, an after image of the square's complimentary color will appear in your field of vision. If you were looking at a red square, a translucent green after image would be perceived. If you were looking at a green square, a pinkish after image would appear and so forth.
6. Gaze at this colored after image until it fades.
7. Repeat this process using all four colors. Usually it is best to do the yellow square last as the translucent blue left up on the background area is usually very delicate in nature and requires the most practice to see clearly.
8. With just a small amount of practice using the colored squares you will begin to see genuine auric colors around living subjects, be it a person, plant, or animal. In the case of human subjects, the observer will find the auric colors change as the thoughts of the subject change. The colors around the head will generally be a reflection of the subject's thoughts, and the colors around the body will usually be a reflection of the emotions, as well as the state of physical health the subject is experiencing at the time viewed.
9. An excellent backdrop to see auras are large windows, such as those found at airports and stores.