I see live people.
This may seem like a strange thing to admit, but confessing to possible psychological problems has not been a problem for me in the past. But there are times when I see what I might describe as an aura around people. This only happens to me a few times in a year, and then only during things like a really good sacrament meeting talk or similar circumstance. This aura appears to me as a soft white glow which outlines a person. Am I a nutcase or am I experiencing some type of spiritual gift? I do not bring this up to boast of any great spirituality. But I have not really heard about things like what I am describing as an aura as being legitimate gifts of the spirit. Am I off base here?
I tried to do a search at lds.com and did not come up with anything very specific. I searched through the usual things (Mormon Doctrine, Gospel Doctrine, Teachings, Discourses, etc.) and did not really come up with anything. Some of the best references I found came from the Book of Mormon Index which referenced a few biblical passages as well.
Mosiah 13:5 says that Abinadi’s face shown with exceeding luster even as Moses’ on mount Sinai.
Helaman 5:36 says that the faces of Nephi and Lehi did shine like the faces of angels.
There is also the language of Matthew 5:16 which says to let your light so shine. Might this at times be a literal thing?
I have also heard of times when the face of Joseph Smith would shine occasionally when he spoke, but do not have a reference for that yet.
Some of the purposes of spiritual gifts are given in D&C 46. Among these are that we may not be deceived. They are not given for a sign but are for the benefit of those who love God and keep His commandments, and those who seek to do. I feel that when I see this aura it lets me know that the spirit is at work with the speaker and with me.
So is seeing an aura about people a spiritual gift or just plain goofy?