Colour Healing

Color Healing, or Chromotherapy is an ancient art dating back to early Egyptian times and the Hindus have used colour and its’ healing benefits as part of their Ayurvedic medicine system since 1025AD  when Persian philosopher Avicenna completed his series of five books called The Canon of Medicine. The Canon of Medicine remained a medical authority for centuries. It set the standards for medicine in Medieval Europe and the Islamic world and was used as a standard medical textbook throughout the 18th century in Europe. It is still used today in Unani medicine, a form of traditional medicine practiced in India.

Avicenna (980-1037) saw colour as vitally important both in diagnosis and in treatment. He wrote that “colour is an observable symptom of disease” and he developed a chart that related colour to the temperature and physical condition of the body. His view was that red moved the blood, blue or white cooled it, and yellow reduced muscular pain and inflammation.

Chromotherapists use light in the form of colour to balance “energy” lacking from a person’s body, whether it be on physical, emotional, spiritual, or mental levels.

Each color has its own frequency vibration, and corresponds to a particular chakra (or energy center) in your body. Selecting and using the right color allows you to harness its frequency vibration, which in turn helps you to create your reality intentionally.

Everything in the universe is made up of light energy. Light energy moves at different frequencies, but the human eye is only capable of perceiving light in a frequency range of about 400nm-700nm (from red to violet). However, there are other animal species that are capable of perceiving even more frequencies and colors (for example, many birds and insects can see ultraviolet light, which is of a higher frequency than we can perceive).

Regardless of the range of color and frequency vibration that we are able to see, the ability to perceive different colors simply means that we have an innate ability to easily detect the vibration that we need and want. An easy way to help create your reality is through using colors that align with the vibrations of what you desire.

Colour theray can be as easy as painting your office wall yellow to promote communication, or wearing pink to bring calmness to your day.

We will looking into individual colours over the next few weeks on our Wild Medicines blog page.

Yellow – the colour of positive thinking

In our series looking at the colour vibrations in essential oils, today we are looking at the colour yellow.

Colour: Yellow

Chakra: Solar Plexis – energising to regain personal power and dispel fear seated in childhood memories.

Feeling: Positive, empowering and uplifting
Bring sunshine into your life and fill your heart with light and hope. See beauty all around us and allow vital energy into your system. Rekindle your love of life. Yellow aids communication and thoughts, it recharges the aura and protects you from psychic attack.

Mental: Yellow is the colour of the mind, linking to the logical left hand side of the brain.

Physical: Nervous System
Yellow strengthens the nervous system and muscles, including the heart to aid circulation. It also helps the digestive system and elimination process with an alkalising effect, helping liver and pancreatic function and stimulating insulin production.

Essential Oils which reflect the yellow ray:
Basil: cheerful, balance and wholeness
Bergamot: assertiveness, confidence, harmony, joyous
Lemon: humorous, rejuvenating, focus, positivity, great for meditating
Citronella: flexibility, positivity, well grounded, openness of mind, alertness,
Lemongrass: relax the nerves
Neroli: sharing, innovation, peaceful (at peace with the world), brine s lightness and happiness. Good in times of shock.

Ref: Colour Scents by Suzy Chiazzari

Purple – the colour of kindness and creativity

In our series looking at the colour vibrations in essential oils, today we are looking at purple.

Colour: Purple / Violet

Chakra: Crown chakraFeeling: Inner harmony and protection. Purifies, balances the mind. The colour of transformation and spirituality.

Purple vibrates at a higher frequency that most other colours and this aids in our transformation and melts away fear. This is the perfect colour to use in a room to create calm and purity of mind. Purple is antispetic and stimulates without heat, it protects against psychic attack and balances mind and body to be at one with each other.

Purple in the aura is a sign that spirituality is being sought and development in this area along with a need to be creative is very important for this person’s well-being.

Mental: Purple is the colour of self-knowing, self respect and tolerance. It promotes creativity and the need to help others… the colour of kindness. It can also sedate the mind therefore helping with anxiety.

Physical: Normalises glandular and hormonal activity, strengthens weak eyes and assists with building white blood cells. Violet light shone onto varicose veins can help to heal inflamed conditions.

Essential Oils which reflect the purple ray:

Juniper: blood purifying, toxin elimination and cleansing.

Lavender: soothes immune system, eases anxiety and negative thoughts, balances and brings patience.

Sandalwood: intuition and prevents recurring dreams.

Ref: Colour Scents by Suzy Chiazzari

Source: Purple – the colour of kindness and creativity

Colour Energy

Colours vibrate energy and we can use this energy to help change our mood, or prepare for the day ahead. Sunlight harnesses all the different colour wavelengths and spectrum that, as a planet we depend upon. It’s light influences our entire system. Each colour has it’s own wavelength and frequency and each single one has a specific energy and nourishing effect on all beings.
Light is made of seven colour energies – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and purple and each colour is connected to various parts of our body, effecting us differently on an emotional and physical level. By learning the power of each colour, we can use these energies to bring a missing energy into our body.

We can use our mind to envelope ourselves in the colour we need – imagine the colour flowing around you, from the very top of your head, slowly surrounding your body, every part of it, right down to the tips of your toes. You may want to use your arms and hands to guide the colour around your body until you feel bathed in coloured light. It will feel comforting and peaceful as you feel surrounded by the vibrations of your chosen colour. You may wake up feeling sluggish, choose bright red, if you need help making the right decision, choose purple. If you are going to be with people that you find draw on your energy, protect yourself with orange. To help you move on from an emotional situation, choose green to help you grow and develop into the person you want to become.

Use colour to bring the right energy into your home too. It’s incredible how the change of a wall colour can transform the feeling in a room from edgy to chilled. In the nursery use soothing, safe and calm pale blues and greeny hughes to help your baby feel relaxed and calm – it will help them sleep better too.

Have a go… bring colour into your life, it will make you smile!

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