Don’t expect to “see” energy in the way that a lot of people claim to do. Auras are particularly common as energy that can be “seen,” but sometimes feeling the energy works better.
Does it feel like an oil slick? Or a comfy blanket? What is your immediate thoughts about how this thing feels? Think through your perceptions (or say them aloud) without judging their validity, then when you’re done, go back and interpret what you saw.
As mentioned in my Spirit Work post: The “color” of energy does not necessarily denote a specific universal meaning.
To clarify, I believe that energy colors that we perceive through metaphysical means are similar to symbols and signs – that they have individualized meanings dependent on your culture and personal belief system regarding color.
White is not always good; black is not always bad. Light does not mean holy or pure; dark does not mean demonic or evil. If your belief system posits white/light as good and black/dark as bad, then you will see the colors that way, but remember that it is not the case for everyone and you cannot project/enforce your color system onto strangers. (*cough cough stereotypical self-help chakra and energy books cough cough*)
It is vital to the practice that you believe what you are seeing/feeling is 100% true. Doubt will exist, but do not allow it to occur while you are doing your readings/interpretations. It will make you misinterpret information or it will change what you see. Leave your healthy dose of skepticism for afterwards, when you can calmly and rationally process what happened.
Practice! Visualization or feeling energy move through your body can help you be more aware of energy as a whole. It’s boring, but knowing what your own energy feels like can help you identify problems later on.
Don’t be afraid to use your body - hold your hand(s) out over parts, or visualize your hand over something to try and read it. Don’t be afraid to not use your body either - whether that means a wand or visualization or whatever works for you. Try out different methods and see what suits you.
I always buy neutral colors (black, white, cream, tan, and all shades of brown and grey) that would suit my basics: simple tops, trousers, cardigans, etc. Make your outfit look 10x better with something as simple as adding a leather jacket or a nice cardigan, paired with some black or nude heels & simple jewelry. Try finding a pair of black or blue jeans that are comfortable and hug your body in the right way. And for date nights I suggest you get a little black dress and a nice pencil skirt with a button-up.
what dan thinks he's like:
tall and brooding, always wearing black because he's dead inside, large usage self-deprecating humor, grand use of irony, edgy memelord
what dan's actually like:
tall but smiley (complete with dimples), always wearing black because it's a comforting and soothing color, dog-lover, goes on powerful rants about things his audience is passionate about, wholesome memelord