Ready to learn about the white aura meaning? Some of the most popular articles on this site are my drawings of the colors of energy I see during healing work like Reiki, meditation, or acupuncture. Judging from the comments pouring in on “Seeing Purple and Yellow During Meditation,” people who experience this phenomenon are hungry to understand why it happens — but also what it means.
To continue this investigation of seeing chakra colors (following my recent article about seeing red), here are my illustrations and thoughts about the experience of seeing white light during healing energy work, and the meaning of a white aura. As for my qualifications to write and illustrate this, I’m a trained Reiki Master who has been practicing for several years, and who truly sees these colors, as evidenced by my attempts at recreating them through my digital drawing tools.
Seeing White Light in Energy Work
While the usual colors I see during my solo meditation and energy healing are purple and yellow, those meditation colors are tinged with a white glow. That said, I REALLY see white light when I’m doing Reiki or other touch healing work with a person who has what I would call strong white aura energy. What does that look like and what does it mean?
White is the Crown Chakra
The color white is correlated with the 7th Chakra — the Crown Chakra — which is located on the top of the head. That Sahasrara Chakra is also indicated by purple or violet light. This 7th Chakra is the energy center on the human body which connects with the wider mystical world, universal energy, and divine “Source.” (This is similar to the unity symbol in Reiki, Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen.) The white light chakra is about spiritual surrender versus earthly attachment.
When I see white during work with Reiki clients, I usually experience it as a sparkling vision that moves like stardust, as I tried to show in the illustration above. In contrast to the medium-sized blotches and designs I see with a purple aura and yellow aura, the white I see is very delicate and intricate, like lace or netting, and I can see the darker colors behind it.
What Does Seeing White Light Mean?
In our popular culture, seeing white light is closely connected to the idea of healing, especially with some divine or spiritual intervention, and an acute experience of the liminal space between life and existence. Indeed I believe that in general, seeing white light indicates a positive shift and cleansing.
For example, a recent Reiki client just shared that when my hands were on her, she saw a vividly bright white light. This must have been something in her energy field shifting, because she told me that that night, she slept better than she has in years. Surely it would stand to reason that the color of the “highest,” spiritually-connected chakra would bring positive results. Thank you, white aura!
VIDEO: Seeing White Light
Concerns with a White Aura
I don’t want to say that seeing white or having white energy is always positive, though, because everything has a shadow side. In the case of people I know with very clear white auras, their issue is that their “heads are in the clouds” a bit much, and they might benefit from grounding practices. In other words, they might have perfectionistic streaks, or be so focused on the broader world that it’s challenging for them to connect with people on an earthly, centered level. They might come across as wispy or nebulous in spirit.
Think of white light as the opposite on the spectrum (chakra-wise) to red energy, the second orange chakra, or the black energy of the Earth Star Chakra. Red is the First or Root Chakra, which is about being powerfully grounded in the earth, literally and figuratively: safety, base needs being met, and freedom from fear. Tactilely, red would feel solid and firm, while white energy is airy and floating.
Seeing White with Eyes OPEN
Now, this article is about the pleasant experience of seeing white sparkles with eyes CLOSED during energy work or meditation. However, if you are curious about the phenomenon of seeing white with the eyes OPEN (which frankly can be much less enjoyable, and only questionably spiritual), do read my article, “Seeing Sparkles in Vision.”
White Aura Meaning, in Closing
Have YOU experienced seeing white light, chakra energy, or white aura, either as an energy worker, or someone experiencing healing or bodywork? Have you seen other colors of auras during meditation or bodywork, like a blue aura or green aura? What do you make of the meaning? Do share!
Related Posts on Color Energy:
Here is my overview diagram of which colors correlate with which chakras, energy centers, and meanings in the body.
This is my original article which many people have written in about, saying that they also see purple and yellow during energy healing!
I wrote this article about seeing red after several Reiki sessions in which a client's red chakra energy was highly visible -- sometimes mixed with black or orange.
The 5th or blue chakra is located around the throat, and is associated with speaking one's truth effectively. This helps understand what the meaning of a blue aura is -- read on to learn!
Don't be worried if you or someone you do energy work with has a black aura or sees black! It's actually a very exciting and useful color. Learn more here.
If we're to examine beyond the Seven Chakra System to the 12-Chakra one, the opposite side of the spectrum from seeing white energy (a very high chakra) would be Chakra Zero: the black Earth Star Chakra. Learn more about its power here.
The author and artist, Lillie Marshall, is a National Board Certified Teacher of English who has been a public school educator since 2003, and an experienced Reiki practitioner since 2018. All art on this site is original and hand-drawn by Lillie. She launched DrawingsOf.com Educational Cartoons in 2020, building upon the success of her other two sites, AroundTheWorldL.com (established 2009) and TeachingTraveling.com (founded 2010). Subscribe to Lillie’s monthly newsletter, and follow @WorldLillie on social media to stay connected!
Sunday 16th of April 2023
I see these colors. First the purple violet and indigo during acupuncture. It’s easy to see during acupuncture. Then lately I’m seeing this new white sparkly light you described. Sometimes less in focus and sometimes very in focus. I see it in the morning when I first wake up and my mind is still restful. It pulsates, fading to black and then blooming back to white light with short beams emanating from it. It opens and closes for me in sync with my breathing. I also listen to hz music. Mostly 432hz, 852hz, 528hz. I haven’t tried this to bring on the white light phenomenon yet. I have been thinking a lot about God Source and my higher self lately since listening to Alba Weinman’s YouTube channel. She interviews people’s higher selves when they are under hypnosis. It’s been enlightening to say the least and I’m still discerning what I’ve heard there. Thanks for the channel. We should start a Reddit board!
Friday 21st of April 2023
Thanks for taking the time to share this! I agree that hz music really helps, as does acupuncture. My hope is that a Reddit board won't be needed because there's already so much discussion here: https://drawingsof.com/seeing-colors-during-meditation-purple/
Friday 27th of May 2022
i ve been on the trail since the 70 s. 7 years ago a narrow window wispy clouds entering high above and the white bird which began to radiate widely. i awoke to myself a beautiful light. This morning i stumbled out of bed May 2022 and this heart shaped circle took place in front of my face as i walked around my apt. It was pale mauve with a med green fringing it. It disappeared as i reached for email. I ve read mauve removes negativity . Is that the same as healing? i don t know but the news was too much. Yesterday i had to retreat to bed but i had been reading much spiritual last two days. Slept four hours. All night too and surprise!! a wonderful mysterious treat. Your site is pretty nice. i forwarded it to my daughter in law in recovery from double mastectomy . god i hope your out there. I do know. Doves for sure.
Tuesday 7th of June 2022
Thank you for sharing your experience, CJ!
Friday 1st of April 2022
I found this page when searching for what I see when I close my eyes. I’ve been using natural things to aid my healing. Black seed oil, zeolite, pine needle tea etc, and listening to 432hz. I’ve also been piecing together a lot of events in the world linked to the past. Today when I closed my eyes I seen the white energy with what looked like circuit boards been drawn. Very white and bright. And so clear.
Tuesday 1st of February 2022
I am a Reiki 1 & 2 practitioner. My guides and my client’s guides show me colors to follow, often two at a time. One for my left hand and one for my right. When I stopped following them, they stopped showing me; so I always flow as guided. My guide is a red sphere and he stays to the left. When I see a red and black field, I understand that to be the Earth Star and it is always high and in the middle. Others fields tend to present from the right side of my inner vision. When I tune into the chakras, they tend to stay a bit to the right as well. I was doing remote Reiki and invited the client’s higher self in to guide as well. It was amazing! It came in as a simmering gold and white amorphous cloud. I’ve seen a depiction of Celestial Body and it looked just like it. I’m not sure about inviting another’s higher self in, but this one was a highly spiritual session. I wept. As far as the colors I see the most,loads of mushrooming purple and white, with some green mixed in or red sometimes.
So much fun and so very cool. I’m so grateful to be able to tune in and vibrate.
Tuesday 1st of February 2022
What a beautiful and helpful description, Janine! I've never thought about the side the colors are on, nor about how they relate to Guides, but these are very important insights. Thank you for taking the time to share.
Sunday 16th of January 2022
i see white chakara what can i do thank you
Sunday 16th of January 2022
Here's my new article about seeing the white chakra: https://drawingsof.com/seeing-white-aura-chakra-energy-healing/ . To sum up the answer to the question "What can I do," there are many possible answers, but the biggest thing would be to not worry -- it's a positive window into universal energy, and what there is to do is enjoy and explore it, and listen to it guide you. Sending you best of luck!