Can you see or sense auras, or know someone who does?

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  1. savvydating profile image89
    savvydatingposted 10 years ago

    Can you see or sense auras, or know someone who does?

    Aura: a sensibility or supposed emanation surrounding the body of a living creature, viewed as the essence of the individual.
    When my son was about nine, he said he sensed colors around people. He stated that his father and I had a light green color, (hope that's good) that my little sister had a red color, & that a brief acquaintance of mine had a black color. (He disliked the black aura). Now that he is grown he no longer senses colors, but he sees sort of a swooshy shadow thing that is outside, but part of a person.
    Does anyone care to share any of your interesting stories about auras?

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    Deborah Sextonposted 10 years ago

    I have seen auras many times, at my most spiritual times

    1. savvydating profile image89
      savvydatingposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Has it been useful? Do auras change or mostly remain constant on an individual. In my son's case, they were pretty consistent in any given person.

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      Deborah Sextonposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Usually they change depending on mood and circumstaces. It has been useful. At first it was just  amazing then it became very helpful to me and the person
      I would know by color what was going on (to a limit)

    3. savvydating profile image89
      savvydatingposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Deborah Sexton. No doubt, it must be quite amazing to see these colors! Thank you very much for further answering my question. I truly appreciate it.

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      Deborah Sextonposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Please just call me Deborah, that is my real name. Sexton is my pen nameee

    5. savvydating profile image89
      savvydatingposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I surely will, Deborah. Most everyone calls me Savvy, which I welcome. Enjoy your Friday!

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      Deborah Sextonposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Nice to meet you Savvy.  You know your son could get it all back with practice. I have a couple of hubs he could read if he's interested … Aura-Sight

    7. savvydating profile image89
      savvydatingposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Deborah,
      Thanks. I'll take a look at your hubs for myself, but pretty much my son is so busy enjoying life that I don't think it matters to him if he sees auras or not.  He's my spiritual renegade... a free spirit, in a very loving way.

  3. lholitza profile image66
    lholitzaposted 10 years ago

    I can see auras and didn't really know that other people didn't until I was an adult. I just thought it was what everyone sees. I don't see a strong bubble like the pictures, more just a glint of colors around people. The information about what I see is instant,  like noticing you are male or female. I can analyze deeper, but don't usually just use the visual space to know more. I also do see them change based on interactions with people and things, etc. I think it is useful to see them, just because it gives me more information.

    1. savvydating profile image89
      savvydatingposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Iholitza, this is the kind of information I'm looking for. If you have time, did you begin seeing auras when you were still a child?

    2. lholitza profile image66
      lholitzaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I have always seen them. My son does as well. (I have two, but only one sees them from what I can tell.) I didn't actually realize I saw them though until I was 27 and someone else noticed I was doing it.

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      Deborah Sextonposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I don't see them as the big oval area either. The colors usually extend about 1 to 2 inches from the body. But the color is not as big as the whole aura. Although with a Kirlian camera they do appear a lot bigger.

    4. savvydating profile image89
      savvydatingposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I think it is fabulous that you see these sparks of color! Thank you for getting back to me so quickly, Iholitza. Isn't it interesting that one of your son sees auras and the other does not? No doubt, they're both equally amazing guys!

  4. moonfroth profile image69
    moonfrothposted 10 years ago

    I'm a poet, so, stereotypically, I should be sensitive to such phenomena, etc.  But am not.  I have never seen an aura, though I know three people who claim they see them frequently.  One guy claims he sees them constantly, that is, every moment he's with a person, their aura is emanating.  None of these good folks can provide an image, a photo, anything that mght stand as proof of their claim.  One day, when my friend said I emanated a green aura all the time, he took photos of me.  Nothing there but me.  No green.  I understand, however, that photos of people and their auras HAVE been produced

    Let's shift gears just a bit--Hamlet  speaking in the pla, Act II---"there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so"  And another quote apropos--"Nothing is real except I perceive it so."  Can't remember the exact source of that one.  Having thrown those two quotes into the mix, I would NOT presume to judge people who see auras.  I would never say, "you're wrong."  If they SEE the auras, of COURSE the auras are "there".  They see them, they're ther.  Simple.  The issue is--how do we define "there".  For a person to see something, is a declaration of their perception.  It is "there" for that person, no question.  But if it does not show in photos, and if other people canNOT see it at all, then it is "not there".  Both positions are valid.

    The point is worth some reflection, savvy, because in a very real sense you are initiating a study of exclusive, reported occurrences which MAY be occurring only in the minds of the reporters.  Now ho could you study such a thing?  Bluntly, you could be studying the perception of reporters that they had a perception.

    Hmm.  Just noticed that you asked people to merely report if they saw auras or knew others who had   In other words, you asked for the time and I gave you the history of  swiss watchmaking !  My apologies........


    1. savvydating profile image89
      savvydatingposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Moonfroth,  There is that question of perception in relation to projection. Was my son having an intuitive thought which caused him to attribute his ideas? Perhaps so. In any event, you and I have both been told our "auras" are green. How cool!

  5. June OConnor profile image61
    June OConnorposted 10 years ago

    I've never seen them but a few people told me they remembered them from when they were younger.  My daughter saw them until she was around 12.  She said it was like they came from behind her head.  She said she didn't see them with her eyes.  I used to compare what she saw to others who saw them and they always were the same.  Once I asked her to look at mine and tell me what she saw without telling her I was turning it white by sending energy from the top of my head.  She said "it's all white but what is that red stuff coming from the top of your head?"  It is interesting that some see and other's don't.  I think it is good if the ability is put to good use.   I think it can help people see there is lots we don't understand.  Some use the sight to heal.   I believe seeing them isn't  much good unless they help others

    1. savvydating profile image89
      savvydatingposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Hi June. Good point. Unless it is of some help, why try to obtain this gift? On the other hand, when my son saw the black color, it (rightly) put me on the alert. I appreciate your interesting story about the white and red colors!

    2. June OConnor profile image61
      June OConnorposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Seems like the black is more about what we cannot see rather than what they are putting out.  They do change color.  My daughter said this one teacher alway was blue and one day after she was all excited about something it turned yellow.

    3. savvydating profile image89
      savvydatingposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      June, I do believe colors change. I also like to think that a more or less constant color signifies how someone feels most of the time. Interesting info about  the dark color, or lack thereof. I'm just glad my son sensed it. It helped me!

  6. Borsia profile image40
    Borsiaposted 10 years ago

    My ex had a thing that she could see what she described as an aura around people or animals that were going to die soon.
    In 27 years she was never wrong and it was a curse to her.
    I remember when she completely freaked after seeing the brother of a very close friend's brother who had spent the summer visiting. She said it appeared the moment he told us that he was going home the next week, he was about 18.
    She asked him to stay another week but he didn't.
    3 days after he returned home he was in a fatal car crash.
    Personally I've never seen such a thing and she is the only person I know who said she could see one.

    1. savvydating profile image89
      savvydatingposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Borsia. How dreadful to see these auras only when someone is going to die. That would drive me a little crazy, I think. Thanks for sharing this unique story. Life is so full of mysteries.

  7. Emanate Presence profile image70
    Emanate Presenceposted 10 years ago

    Ah, auras.

    In the 60s the books of T. Lobsang Rampa ('The Third Eye,' etc.) with their passages describing auras and astral travel fascinated me. There was nothing I wanted more than to see auras and leave my body to travel freely around the world. I started a mail-order business in the early 70s, called The Golden Aura. I attended workshops to sees auras yet never did, not with my physical eyes. All experiences I have had with the subtle has been through sensing rather than seeing.

    I did have close encounters with people who claimed both experiences and more. Two felt especially credible. The first was a 13 year old girl in a family I helped move from NY state to Maine and stayed with on several occasions.

    She did not want to see auras, but did. She talked about people with auras which flashed with red when they were angry. She was not interested in metaphysics or the subtle realm, and seeing auras was just natural for her.

    The other was my first wife, who was deeply religious and wanted nothing to do with metaphysics, which to her was part of the 'dark side.' Yet she saw auras and other manifestations of the subtle realm. While I sought such experiences, she prayed to not have them!

    Moonfroth makes some sensible points about the nature of reality, and how much of what we call reality is subjective perception. Further, is there an objective reality at all for humans in the body? Is the only reality we can know one that is composed by our perceptions? Then any belief is as true as another. The measure may be what is useful rather than what is true.

    On several occasions people told me they saw my aura. The way these widely diverse people described it, I find it hard to discount completely. One said that it was not until I let down my guard and relaxed more into the group setting that she saw my aura expand. Another was startled when the divining rod in her hand jumped when she pointed it at me. Another told me he had not seen auras for many years, and that evening saw mine.

    I talked with an engineer once about the aura. He had a totally scientific approach. Though auras were not a subject of any interest to him, he said he had no difficulty accepting that the human body would have an energy field, as wherever there is a current flowing, such as a stream of water, an energy field is generated. And of course humans have several currents flowing in their bodies, such as in the circulatory system. Add to that measurable thoughts and emotions... Yet auras are not the aim.

    1. savvydating profile image89
      savvydatingposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Emanate Presence, you've written a very thoughtful, comprehensive answer (given the limited size of this format). The last paragraph strikes me as especially interesting, that anything alive is generating an energy field. Thank you for this!

  8. epbooks profile image81
    epbooksposted 10 years ago

    Very interesting topic, but unfortunately, no,I can't see auras.  I've been hearing a lot about this lately though. Might be time for me to pick up a book on it.

    1. savvydating profile image89
      savvydatingposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Hi there epbooks. Had my son not sensed them when he was little, I may not have thought much about them either. Thanks for stopping by.

  9. LoisRyan13903 profile image63
    LoisRyan13903posted 10 years ago

    I can't myself but I went to a psychic party and he said I had a blue aura.  Yeah I wouldn't call him a fake because he was able to answer my questions.

    1. savvydating profile image89
      savvydatingposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      LoisRyan13903, That's so cool. My son saw a light blue aura around this beautiful baby my mother used to take care of. He said that was a "good thing!"


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