This is part one of the series on The Power of Colour.
Life is colourful. From the emerald green of the open fields to the cool blue of the sky, it is an integral part of life we often take for granted. It is everywhere, a part of everything, and it has the power to affect our thoughts and moods.
Colour has flooded the consumer market for many years, through advertising and packaging, intending to influence how we feel about a product, in the hope we might buy it.
‘SALE’ signs are written in bold red, or bright orange or yellow to make us stop and pay attention.
In hospitals it is common for the walls to be painted green in the operating rooms. On the colour wheel green is the opposite colour to red, the colour of blood (also called, complimentary colours). One balances out the other.
Colour is also used as a tool to bring about healing and for balancing the energy field of the body. (Colour Therapy)
Human Beings are an organic mass of dense matter. And that matter vibrates, so really, we are not solid at all.
It’s our physical eyes that create the illusion that we are solid. If you had the ability to see energy, you would see something quite different when looking at the world. You would see a kaleidoscope of coloured light. Sounds cool!
Colour is Light
Light is made of many different wavelengths of colour, and as we are primarily Spiritual Beings of light, we are made of colour. What a lovely thought!
The rainbow is usually regarded as having seven colours: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. But if we were to see it clearly, we would see that it is made up of all the colours, where one merges into the next.
Mix them all together and you get light!
The Aura & Chakras
The energy field of the Human body emits different frequencies. There are thought to be seven main frequencies within the body. These are called Chakras. Each Chakra is a colour of the rainbow and relates to certain organs and body parts. See below:
Red, is at the base of the spine, and is called the Root Chakra.
Orange, is below the navel, and is called the Sacral Chakra.
Yellow, is below the ribs and above the belly button, and is called the Solar Plexus Chakra.
Green, is in the middle of the chest, and is called the Heart Chakra.
Blue, is at the throat, and is called the Throat Chakra.
Purple or Indigo, is in between the eyebrows, and is called the Third Eye Chakra.
Violet, is at the top of the head, and is called the Crown Chakra.
These energy centres are like spheres of light that spin at a particular speed, each one is different. They each emit a different sound.
With every thought, feeling, emotion and action a frequency of energy is created, and that frequency has a colour.
Over time, especially if subjected to a lot of negativity, the energy field (or, aura) and the seven Chakras become unbalanced, or blocked. Eventually this affects the physical body and results in illness or injury. Those beautiful colours of the rainbow that make up the aura become dirty.
The good news is, we can do something about it and restore balance. This is where Holistic therapy can be used. One method of healing and restoring balance is through the use of Colour Therapy.
Have you ever wondered why you are attracted to some colours and repelled by others?
Understanding the power of colour in the environment can bring us one step closer to achieving inner balance of the mind and heart.
Over the coming weeks/months I will share my knowledge and wisdom of the power of colours and their unique principles. I hope you enjoy!
Love and peace