Thanks for all your responses. Before I reply I'll give a run down of what I experience.
I will start by saying I had a recent eye test where no problems were found with my eyes and also I am regularly checking my blood pressure as part of
this research thread:
So far my blood pressure is normal/low normal.
I became interested in lucid dreaming and out of body experiences in my teens and, after reading several books on the subject, actively sort to have
my own experiences. After several months of dedicated effort I started having lucid dreams and out of body experiences and continue having them to
this day (have about 10 journals of my experiences - although many don't get written down due to a busy life I suppose).
The connection I made between lucid dreaming/obes and seeing energy came only fairly recently when I noticed other people (on threads about seeing
energy) mention they have lucid dreams. I realised that I started seeing energy after starting to have lucid dreams/obes. I've heard others make this
association before as well. I think the act of lucid dreaming/obes/astral projection may well open up the third eye more.
Initially, when I started to see energy, I would see white glows around people, animals, plant life and objects. Then I started to see what I call
'dings' (I named them dings because I noticed when in conversation with someone, I would often see a spark of light above the person's head just
before they voiced a profound idea/realisation. It made me think of how ideas are portrayed in cartoons - a ding above the head). Dings usually range
in size from little pin pricks of light to the size of a small coin (although occasionally they are a lot larger) and can be different colours, white,
gold, blue, red are usually prominent colours (although I need to pay attention to their colours more) but other colours too, and sometimes murkier
dark colours. These dings usually only appear one at a time, although sometimes in quick succession. Please note: these are not those tiny glittery
sprinkles you get when you sit up too quickly.
I started to see the glows around things not just as white, but different colours. Usually while gazing at an aura, at least one ding will 'ping'
into view near what I'm gazing at.
In recent years this has developed further. I started seeing ripples in the air (a bit like heat waves you see on a hot summers day, but not quite the
same) also other see-through stuff that can fall down like rain. Sometimes that looks more intense than other times. All of this has increased as time
goes on so that I'm seeing this frequently throughout day. I've also noticed I can tune into it more at anytime and see more than when in everyday
preoccupied mundane state of mind. But still, even when preoccupied, I will see things that grab my attention. Shifts in the air in front of me or in
my peripheral vision. Sometimes like there is a creature moving past or a biggish fly in the air - but when I look around there is nothing (those
things are usually dark in colour, but I have seen some lighter coloured things.
I've also seen figures appear at doorways. A cat appeared at the top of the stairs once, peering round (but when I looked no cat was there and our
cats were outside). Usually when reflecting on the event, seconds after a sighting like this, I already know it didn't look 'properly' physical.
Those of you who see this sort of thing will probably know what I mean by that?
Now this seeing actual figures/animals or whatever entities they are (where they are like a definite form of something i.e. a person) has been
increasing more in recent times. I've noticed they flash into vision and out very quickly usually. But afterwards you have no doubt that you saw
It's this definite increase in what I see that prompted me to start this thread, so that others like myself can not only share our experiences (of
course, there have been other threads like that) but also to track any development of our ability. Additionally observations we make that influence
our ability to see/experience these things.
Important note: This is not just what seems to come into our normal physical sight, but also other senses or vivid impressions. For example, when the
figures come into view for that split second, I can't say it's normal physical sight but is definitely in my visual field. Also, feeling energy is
something that seems to go hand in hand with it all. Interestingly, as the visual stuff has developed, so has feeling energy. When I'm really tuned
into the visual stuff, if I run my hands over my body I'm amazed how much I can feel. It's like I can feel very subtle fine layers, like my hands
are able to distinguish more than just the different feelings of energy (e.g. tingling, pulsating, pressure etc.) but detect the feeling of layers.
I practice looking at energy (in a conscious, focused way) most days (I can see it anytime of day/night) but I often look before bed as this is a
quiet time when I'm least likely to be disturbed. I think by focusing on it you enhance it. I suppose like with any ability.
Additionally, I sometimes hear things that can't be explained (e.g. Many times I've heard a car come down the drive, even car doors shutting and
people talking - only to discover no one there. Then a few minutes later, someone will come down drive.) So will be interesting to have feedback on
what people hear, as well as see, feel, sense.