It just intruiges me to read some answers people gave....it's interesting to see the differing opinions on the afterlife from people who are very pro-animals....just very interesting...
my own response:
To everyone who's posted: I have had an in body experience, and I've had lucid dreams, but I've never experienced parting with my body...
As far as auras...if they are electromagnetic fields as pointed out in a previous post, mine would be visible to the naked eye at times, or I'd think it would be...cuz I regularly have lightbulbs burn out around me..about once a week to once a month. I go through anywhere between 12-50 bulbs in a yr. These are not limited to particular types of bulbs..I've burnt halogen bulbs and flashlight bulbs (brand new, at that)...this only began when I became pregnant with my daughter, and most of the time, the bulbs burn out a lot if we are together or if either of us are extremely upset.
The in body experience that I had, there was a little boy with me. He had an "aura"? or his body was composed of what appeared to look like (human interpretation) 3D chalklines of pale blues, pinks, purples, and whites...together....he seemed to be quite engrossed in something else and either it was very important or it was the latest handheld game O_o
Regardless, I'm of the utmost certainty that he's with me always, and whether or not that makes me feel better about anything is debatable. I just believe he's with me, but I don't think he could actually stop an (as put on Sony's warranty conditions) "Act of God." Although I lived through a semi truck's tire retread landing on my windshield and car roof and me and my daughter lived through that ^_^ but a lightbulb burnt out that day when I got home..I was really stressed!!!