Here at Paranormal Inquest we like to tell stories. Throwback Thursday's will be dedicated to our cumulative past and will tell the stories of what helped to make us who we are.
my first aura
One afternoon when I was ten I had a terrible headache. I was sitting in my back yard on a beautiful Southern California spring day. It was breezy and bright and probably terrible for my headache but I didn't know any better. As the wind passed through the tall tree tops in our yard I saw something odd. A shimmer seemed to lift from the very leaves, like a heat haze on a hot day. There wasn't much heat that day and I had no other explanation for what I saw.
I continued to watch the rippling haze, concentrating on it as hard as I could. My headache began to increase, my eyes hurt and I could feel the vein in my temple start to pound, I was clenching my teeth. I can remember never wanting something more than I wanted to know what was going on!
The longer I watched the more defined the haze became. As time wore on the haze took on color and shape. The haze had shifted from a clear ripple into a watery turquoise cloud tinged with yellow around the edge.
I have no idea how long I sat in the yard staring at a tree but by the time my headache finally chased me inside I was convinced I could see the very life of those trees.
I can still see the aura of living things, be they trees, animals, or people. It was a hard won skill that is still sometimes difficult for me and has the ability to bring on massive headaches.
But sometimes..? Seeing the absolute purity of life in nature...completely worth it.