Color your world with Color Therapy
The fact that colour is such an integral part of our language reflects the powerful impact it has on us.
The colours we surround ourselves with affect and reflect our health and emotions, as well the image we project to others. Our eyes can distinguish approximately 1,000 distinct colours and over 2,000 shades and tints; we respond to them instinctively, feeling drawn to the ones that make us feel good.
Civilizations as early as the ancient Egyptians realized that colour has powerful energies, and used them as healing agents to help restore physical, mental and spiritual well being.
Modern science has established that our bodies need a daily minimum of 15 minutes exposure to full-spectrum light (white light or sunlight) to maintain health and prevent symptoms similar to jet-lag.
What it Does
Color rays are made up of varying light and energy frequencies, and each band has a different healing quality. Red, at one end of the spectrum, has a long wavelength, a slow vibration, and a stimulating action whereas violet, at
the other, has a short wavelength, vibrates quickly, and has a calming action.
All colors have both positive and negative aspects; too much or too little can cause imbalance in the system.
A Typical Session
Some color therapists may use clairvoyance to examine your aura. Your aura is the electromagnetic field that surrounds your body and holds a complete record of your experiences as well as the state of your health.
The intensity of an aura’s colors, size, and shape will shift depending on your mental and emotional state.
Once the initial examination is complete the therapist will make a diagnosis and suggest different ways of treating any color deficiencies. colors can be applied to the body physically, through exposure to light rays, or mentally, through visualization or meditation.
The therapist may suggest that you simply eat more of a certain color of food, change a decorating scheme to incorporate a specific shade, or add certain colors to your wardrobe.
They may also balance your colors through meditation and creative visualization, leading you on an imaginary journey full of color to balance your chakras.
Once you become familiar with the the energies associated with different colors you can let your intuition be your guide. A quick wardrobe check will reveal a preference for a particular color; preferences or strong aversions to a shade is a sign your body needs that particular wave length.
What Different colors Represent
The color waves we draw to ourselves radiate out to everyone we come in contact with, enabling us to have a positive impact on the world simply by harmonizing our colors.
Each colour in the spectrum represents an emotional state, and can be used to treat different conditions:
Red represents passion and energy, and is a strong stimulant.
Very little is used in colour healing because it can cause inflammation and over-excitability, though small amounts can be helpful in treating anemia and depression.
Orange has a freeing action on the body, and is frequently used in colour healing because of the energy and the wisdom it imparts. Orange is also useful in promoting self-confidence, and healing nervous complaints.
Yellow, the colour of joy and happiness, has a cleansing and purifying effect on the body. It also stimulates sluggish digestion and enhances concentration.
Green combines the wisdom of yellow with the truth of blue. It acts as a harmonizer, is beneficial for nervous complaints, and imparts peace of mind and clear memory.
Blue is soothing and promotes healing. It reduces fevers and blood pressure, acts as an antiseptic and pain-killer, and encourages acceptance of things that cannot be changed, bringing peace of mind.
Indigo is a purifying colour that calms the mind. It’s used to enhance psychic development, and is helpful in treating migraine and other painful conditions.
Violet helps treat all nervous and mental disturbances and is beneficial for lung disorders. So you can see how important colour is to our health, and how it can be used to keep our chakras clear and balanced.
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