I never had the ability to see energy before.
After a friend of mine discovered the ability, I was curious. I wanted to see these things for myself. I wished that such an ability would come just as easily as hers had. For a couple months, I almost resented the fact.
One night, she was occupied with Marching band, while I could only sit around and do nothing. She posed an interesting request, "Look at the moon." I complied, spending a full thirty minutes gazing at the full moon, which glowed with an eerie yellow that night.
I was fully convinced that nothing of importance happened that night. The next night, however, while spending time with her and her boyfriend, I attempted the same thing. Something much more interesting happened. I began to see shapes in the moon; of a person or people, of faces. In my peripheral vision, I noticed a clear, elegant outline of silver pulsing from the trees on the horizon. When I thought back to the night before, I realized the same thing had happened the previous night. Today, I can't be certain how or why, but something from the moon---whether I had drawn strength from it, or used it as a gathering point for my own energies---had triggered the development of my Sight.
It has been a slow and painful process that has only lasted about six weeks to this day, the first being September 29th, 2008. My first experience was with a light in my room. I gazed at the light fixture which was in a hole in my ceiling. It was six in the morning, and I didn't want to get up.
When I focused on it, or maybe lost focus? I can't be sure but it began to pulse, grow brighter and then fade away. Almost like a heartbeat. I could feel it as it pushed outwards. I felt a subtle pressure on my face. I did a few tests to make sure it wasn't a trick of the mind.
I made breakfast, and tried the same thing on my cat. I quickly discovered, to my frustration, that only after an immense amount of unblinking and unmoving focus could I perceive even the thinnest, faintest aura, nothing more than a slight distortion in the outline of her figure. I experimented with whatever I could. Pencils, I found, I could perceive quite easily. All of mine had a gentle blue glow about them, one that was much more apparent, and requiring much less effort.
I worked from that point. Plants and inanimate objects, I found, were the easiest. I worked my way to animals, though I still had no luck in keeping focused while adjusting the position of my eyes. Finding energy in an increasing amount of things, I could soon see it in various people, provided the criteria of my limitations were met.
That leads up to now. It's still developing as I continue to exercise it. One thing I've noticed, from the moment I began seeing it, it has been affected by my physical surroundings. It lights up the dark, the color changes depending on the background. The imprints remain in my eyes for a second or so after I look away from it.
From the moment I began developing it (for lack of a better word), it has been wholly integrated with my physical perception. I only wonder, who believes it is a good thing? Who thinks it's bad? I only wonder of the possible long- and short-term consequences. Doubtful it will hurt my eyes, seeing as metaphysical light must surely work on a level transcending our own. Just curious to get ideas moving around.