"Sound and Color are the fastest ways to raise consciousness".
I heard this a while back, and I believe it is true. And especially as my sensitivity continued to grow, I began to notice color's effects on us. It's really about balancing our chakric energies - a chakra can be under-energized or over-energized. These are the 7 energy centers that run down the center of your body. Each one has a corresponding gland - your endocrine system.
So how do we use color to heal from things like digestive issues? or anxiety? or depression? or even fatigue?
You are already using color everyday. There's a reason you didn't paint your bedroom bright red. You chose a color that felt right to you. And it's the same with clothing, and even with foods: you choose colors because they help you feel better, more balanced.
And it's really about color - and light - effects the chakras, and your energy bodies. For example, I wore red pants for a long time because I needed it - it grounded out my root chakra. I didn't feel very good without it. I have also put on an orange many times to recover from anxiety, and had many walks in nature (green) to calm myself down.
Here's a nice overview I made of the main colors and their effects:
Red - vitalizing and grounding. Increases courage and decisiveness. See Red Light Therapy, below.
Orange - restores energy to the digestive system like a tonic. Great for after anxiety or to recover from depression. I like amber lighting in the evenings, a warm, soothing color.
Yellow - helps to calm the hyper-active mind. Like sunlight, helps create a creative, optimistic mind. Also helps with wound and skin healing.
Green - relaxing and calming and helps balance and awaken the natural magnetic ability of healing through the hands.
Aqua - helps to release fear and criticism. A very powerful color. Uplifting, like sky.
Indigo - aka dark blue. Soothing and calming and helps increase self-control.
Violet - helps to transmute obsessions and lessons that are very hard to learn. My feeling is that violet is calming and soothing....and 'warm'...but not energizing at all.
White - the brightest color, which is really all colors combined. Brings out expansiveness, peace, and vitality. When worn it allows our energy field to expand and become most light-filled.
Some say that above the crown center are even more centers, with the colors of silver, gold and beyond. This feels right to me. There are also in-between colors, like turquoise (really great for anxiety), yellow-orange, red-orange, and so on.
Here are two light therapies that I have personally found powerful:
Red Light Therapy - improves skin conditions, also for depression, fatigue, joint pain.
Philips Blu - for boosting mood and energy in those fall and winter months.
But there is also a profound truth about color and light: When we work with them, we're really working with the 7 Rays - Gods 7 emanating qualities.
We, and all form, are really made of this Light. Color is a very basic form of energy medicine. In other blogs, I will get into more advanced forms: the Bach Flower Remedies and beyond.
If you'd like some support using color energy healing more in your own life, you are invited to contact me for a free Life Wellness Coaching Session.