Are there times when you feel uncomfortable in crowded places? Are there moments when you feel as if your space is being invaded? Some people can only come so close to you. This is a reaction triggered by your aura. Itís possible that someone elseís aura is intruding upon yours. At times, you feel uneasy in the presence of a certain person. You enter a room, you have this sense that something is wrong. The human aura is a strong electromagnetic field. We give off the electrical energy and absorb the magnetic one. You can feel this energy force in a room full of people, where varying energies, positive and negative are being interchanged. The aura is an extension of our energies, be it strong or weak, fair or otherwise, light and bright or dull and dense. It is a band of energy that surrounds us, the life energy that can be sensed around every living thing, plants, trees, animals, birds and people. There are seven layers of the aura, but the most accessible to human perception is the first three layers surrounding the human body. Auras can be seen with the eyes wide open. It can also be seen psychically with the eyes closed. Auras can be best seen under a soft light. You can check your own aura by looking at a mirror against a light colour background with dim lighting. Look beyond the object and do not focus on it. Auras are observed more prominently around the hands, between the shoulders, neck and head area. Those who can see aura mostly observe the mental and etheric layers or planes. These are the colourful layers of the aura. Physical Aura Closest to the body is the physical aura. It represents the bodyís physical growth, strengths and weaknesses, physical sensations, pleasant and unpleasant. This band is very strong in athletes and people who are in touch with themselves- enjoy lifeís pleasures like food, comfort, sex, etc. Mental and Emotional Aura Moving away from the body is the second layer. This reflects the personís emotional moods and mental feelings, about how one feels about oneself. Any block in this area slows down the flow of energy. This part of the aura is changeable and fluctuates through the day, depending on the mental and emotional stimulations one feels. Spiritual Aura This part of the aura reflects the energy of the spirit and its development. The colour on this level is most distant. Mental sluggishness shows in this area. Negative thoughts accumulated over time shows in this area. It is believed that yellow is predominant in at this level. Reading the Aura These levels can be read separately or in conjunction with each other. The colours are not physically separated by a line or space between them. They seem to fuse or change into one another. One colour may be more dominant than others. As one develops the ability to read auras, viable information can be derived from different levels. There is no hierarchy of judgement involving the colours and their placement in the aura. The colours are only indicators of the personís current state, can be read to strengthen the positive and/or help alleviate problems. Remember, as living things change, so do the energy fields. As we develop, as we solve our problems, as we work through inhibiting blocks, we continue to balance our energies.