The Art of Not Seeing
Several of you gave good examples of what could be soul contact. The main thread in your answers would seem to be “a registration of truth that is beyond the mind and the senses. This is the right direction.
As I have said before the word “soul” is used very loosely by various groups. In the teachings of the Masters it is basically used two ways.
(1) The Higher Self, sometimes called the Solar Angel, which is linked as an atom in the body of the oversoul of humanity.
(2) The point where spirit touches matter. This is the point that some have referred to as being beyond dualities. This, however, is not a dwelling place, but a doorway to the higher worlds.
The lower worlds are as follows:
(1) The physical and etheric
(2) The astral or emotional.
(3) The mental or mind.
Beyond the physical are higher grades of matter that make up forms normally invisible to the physical. For instance, there is a physical double to all things and this is called the etheric. The etheric is the easiest of the invisible worlds to see.
Interlock the fingers of your two hands and point the tips of your two thumbs toward each other. Separate the tips of your thumbs by about an eighth of an inch. Now find a wall that is white or light in color and hold your hands up to the wall so when you look at the space between your thumbs the wall is on the other side. Concentrate now and stare at the empty space between your thumbs for about a minute. Do not put your attention on your hands or thumbs, but only the empty space between your thumbs. After about a minute, while keeping your attention on the empty space, pull your thumbs slowly apart so now you have about a quarter of an inch of space. As you do this you should notice a thin film, about a millimeter from your skin, light blue in color.
What you are seeing here is your etheric double which is slightly larger than your physical. Learning to see this is the first step in seeing auras.
Here is a second exercise you can do.
Have a friend stand next to a light colored background like a white or light colored wall or a refrigerator door. Tell him to stand perfectly still and to not move his head. Now stare at his forehead for about a minute. Pick one spot on his forehead and do not deviate your attention from that spot. After 60-90 seconds have him move to the side, but continue to look at the spot as if the guy were still there.
What you see next will amaze you if you have not done this before. Your eyes will have taken a photograph of his etheric light and you will see the after image of his head glowing before you. When you see his lighted head note the shades of light and dark patches. The dark patches will indicate a blockage in the flow of energy. Most people have dark patches when they have a head cold, for instance.
The next up plane to see is the astral, or emotional.
The whole physical body consists of the dense physical that all of us see, plus the normally invisible etheric. The etheric is composed of millions of lines of force joining and merging to give the dense physical a coherent form.
We practiced some exercises that will enable most to see this “other” physical body.
What the next stage up? Is it the soul?
No not yet.
The next vibration up is the emotional or astral body. We can see the effects and evidence of this by looking at the aura. In fact Diane seems to have caught a glimpse of it. In describing what she saw as she was looking at the empty space between the thumbs she says:
“I see that and a bit of brighter glow beyond the blue.”
Then in looking at the head she says:
“I’ve seen this many times but didn’t know it was a photograph. Sometimes it sort of spikes outward in several directions. Maybe spikes is the wrong word but it looks like it sort of flows in various degrees upwards or outwards.”
Good for you Diane. In both cases you have seen the auric emanations from the emotional body.
The assignment today is to practice seeing the auric emanation. This is more difficult to see than the etheric double, but with practice it can be done. If you are serious about it and want to do something for both your health and spirit go on a fast. The first time I saw an aura clearly was after a ten day fast on water with a little lemon juice and honey added.
The best way to describe the art of seeing the aura is through a process I have named “the art of not seeing.”
The reason I call it this is that you have to hide any desire to see from your emotional self as you are attempting to see the aura. You must maintain a state of mind that says “I don’t give a damn if I see the aura or not!” The instant you “feel” a desire to see it all hope of seeing it will disappear. Therefore, you must completely still your emotions. When you do see the aura, do not get excited or it will immediately disappear. As soon as you see it maintain an unimpressed state of mind, as if you are saying to your astral self: “big deal – what’s next?”
That is why I call it the art of not seeing for to see it you must see it by attempting to not see.
First exercise: Repeat the thumb exercise as before, but slowly pull the thumbs about a half inch apart and leave them there looking at the empty space in between. Stare for a few minutes at the empty space and see what comes to your eyes. Focus on one spot in space and fix your attention on it.
The easiest part of the aura to see is over the head. This is why the early saints were represented as having halos. It is this light over the head that has the greatest intensity in most people.
This time, instead of looking at the forehead stare one-pointedly at the space just above the head. Practice for about five minutes at a time or until something becomes visible.
Actually it is easier to see a dark cloud over a depressed person, or one who has rejected light than it is to see the light of one who is in high vibration.
If you cannot find anyone to cooperate with you then use yourself as a subject by looking at yourself in the mirror for the mirror does reflect the astral light.
May 1, 2000
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