Healing With Colors

Chase Away The Winter Blues

Do you experience winter blues? An effective way to change your moody outlook is to brighten up your life with color. Research has proven that color therapy, or chromo therapy, is a natural way to lift your spirits. In particular, the following colors have power to lift the spirit, combat cabin fever and chase away those winter blues.

  • Yellow

Yellow captures the joy of sunshine, communicates happiness and stimulates your mind. It helps to reduce depression, giving one a sense of hope, reminding us that spring is just around the corner. It is important to expose yourself to morning sunlight as early as you can.

  • Orange

Orange evokes excitement, enthusiasm and is an energetic color. It is joyful, playful, creative, and social color.

  • Red

Red stimulates the body metabolism, and encourages one to engage in activity. The color red fights depression and gives one the energy to get up and do something.

Chase away the winter blues by introducing these powerful colors in your apparel, food you eat, and your home environment. So hurrah for Yellow, Orange, and Red.

Source: Balanced Women’s Blog

Winter Cellophane Color Sunbath

One can receive healing energy by sitting in front of a sunny colored glass window.

We all can have the luxury, during the cold winter months, to purchase colored cellophane at our local art store and instantly create a colored glass window for an energy sunbath. All we need to do is tape cellophane on the lower half of a window. A 36 inch square sheet of your selected color is ideal, but a smaller size will work.

This exercise requires a sunny day. Also, you will need to determine what color you want to use.

  • Red – Strengthens physical energy, Helps alleviate colds, flu, and bronchitis. Aids circulatory system.
  • Orange – Relieves muscle strain. Helps gallstones, boosts immune system. Helps detox body.
  • Yellow – Good for stomach, bladder, kidneys, liver, and spleen. Also helps rheumatism. Relieves alcohol poisoning.
  • Green – Influences thymus gland and immune system. It is calming, helps anxiety, and exhaustion. Influences heart, pulmonary, and circulatory systems.
  • Light Blue – Very healing for children. Helps headaches, and inflammation. Affects respiratory system, throat, teeth, and thyroid.
  • Indigo – Influences the pituitary, endocrine, and immune systems. Affects throat, ears, and eyes. Helps lung problems.
  • Violet – Affects nervous system, skeletal system, aids in building bone, and brain activity. Helps rashes and wound healing.

Next sit in front of the window so that the sun is streaming through the cellophane onto your body. Breathe deeply for 10 minutes or longer.

This technique is used by color therapists to help heal physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual conditions.

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Super Rainbow Candle Healing

Candle therapy can be used to unite the powers of mind, body, and spirit. Lighting a colored candle releases energy into the atmosphere. The color vibration is absorbed into the auric field and transmitted into the physical body. It is an interesting fact that the colors of our seven major chakras are also the rainbow colors.

The following exercise called, Super Rainbow Candle Healing:

Place a candle for each of the seven chakra colors in a semi-circle in front of you starting from left to right (red, orange, yellow, green, light blue, indigo, and purple). The candles can be placed on the floor or on a table.

Sit quietly for a few moments in order to prepare yourself to receive. Light the candles, starting with red (Root Chakra) and ending with purple (Crown Chakra).

Beginning with the central green candle (Heart Chakra), gaze upon each flame for one minute at a time. Then move to the red candle at the left followed by the purple candle on the right. Continue by going to the orange then to the indigo. Complete the process by going to the yellow and finishing with the light blue. This will take seven minutes.

While the rainbow candles remain burning, embrace all the colors. Accept the guidance from your higher-self as to which colors need revisiting. Continue for another ten minutes, finishing with the green candle (Heart Chakra) to balance your system.

Extinguish the candles in order starting with the red ending with purple (It is recommended to use candle snuffer or home-made tin foil cone). In candle healing it is suggested not to use your breath to blow out healing candles.

Sit quietly for three minutes with your eyes closed, to complete healing.

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Rainbow Healing

Sit in a comfortable chair. You will only need to practice this visualization technique for 3 to 5 minutes in the beginning. Once you are comfortable with the technique and know which color you need, you can individualize the color and work with only one at a time.

Breathe deeply and evenly, feeling the cleansing power of oxygen permeating your body’s cells as you inhale, and the release of carbon dioxide waste as you exhale. Conscious, deep breathing cleanses the blood and cells of the body.

Visualize the Crown Chakra (at the top of your head) and begin to imagine it opening as though it were the lens of a camera. Ask the Universe for all the color rays of rainbow energy to flow down through this chakra. These rainbow colors are the red, orange, yellow, green, rose, blue, indigo, violet, silver, gold, white, and black rays. There is also ultra-red and ultra-violet. State your intent for healing, then invite the colors to flow from the Universe and go to where each color is needed.

Visualize them entering your bloodstream through the arteries and the cells of your entire body. This only takes a few moments to move throughout your body.

If you have a specific problem you wish to work on, ask for the colors to infuse that particular area of the body. The body listens to every thought you think, so just by stating what you want, it will happen. This thought/body connection is very important to know, because your every negative thought makes negative things occur, and every positive thought you have, takes the body to higher levels of consciousness.

When completing this exercise, you will feel more balanced. Remember to drink plenty of water and continue practicing color healing visualization.

Found at: Balanced Women’s Blog

Clouds of Color Healing Technique

This Hawaiian healing technique is called ”Clouds of Color,” and is from Dr. Serge Kahili King’s book “Instant Healing.” It is a very simple exercise using your imagination and intention.

First familiarize yourself with the healing energy of the various colors, here’s a simple list: Healing Colors.

Next, select the color of cloud you want to use for healing and begin to visualize this cloud wrapping around all of you or the part of your body that needs physical, emotional, or mental healing. Intent, simply means imagining a specific healing effect that you want the color cloud to have.

For example:

  • Surrounded by bright orange or yellow can increase your strength and endurance.
  • A soft green or blue cloud can reduce swelling or relieve tension.

You can use color clouds and imagination for any healing needed!

Red vs Smallpox

Hosogami are smallpox spirits. (Hoso is the Japanese word for smallpox.) For safe recovery to health, the Hosogami must be soothed, propitiated, and sent on their way. Hosogami are pleased to see the color red. Physicians were glad to see the color red too:

  • Purple smallpox rashes indicate the illness is in a dangerous stage.
  • If and when rashes turn red, the patient is expected to recover.

The person suffering from small pox and those caring for him dressed in red to appease the Hosogami. In addition, “red prints” or hoso-e prints, paper wall amulets were posted at the first hint of small pox to propitiate, avoid, and/or banish the illness.

Daruma and Shoki possess the power to expel Hosogami and are among the spirits portrayed on red smallpox talismans. They are called “red” because that’s the primary color of these prints. If no print is available, red banners may suffice.

Following the patient’s recovery, these prints were traditionally ritually burned or floated down rivers to signal the departure of the spirit. Extremely few survive and these are now extremely valuable collectors items.

Borrowed from: The Powers That Be

Healing With The Color Blue

Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.
~L. Frank Baum

Overview:

Dr. Edwin Babbitt, in his classic, “The Principles of Light and Color,” states that “The Blue Ray is one of the greatest antiseptics in the world.”

Blue is an all purpose healing color and a great antiseptic and astringent, it discourages disease and disharmony, calms the mind and nerves. Cooling, calming, and protecting, it relaxes the nervous system, helps reduce fever, inflammation and bleeding.

Blue is associated metaphysically with the throat and thyroid gland. Blue-colored light has been shown to reduce blood pressure. Blue calms the autonomic nervous system and is anti-inflammatory. Dark blue affects the pituitary gland, the regulator of sleep. Dark blue also reduces pain and strengthens the skeleton by keeping bone marrow healthy.

Light and sky blues are those most often used in healing work. Blue is good for soothing body, mind and spirit, highly recommended in case of shock. It is very good for treating burns, chickenpox and mumps. In moderation, blue is excellent for emotional healing of stress and anxiety (too much can increase depression and apathy in those so inclined),

The color blue also helps reduce and manage “hot” emotions like anger, impatience, greed or jealousy.

Healing with the color blue:

  • Blue is cooling, electric, astringent.
  • Good for emotional healing.
  • Use a blue light for measles, chickenpox and mumps.
  • It can help with self control and in chaotic situations.
  • Highly recommended in case of shock.
  • Cools down inflammations, fevers, and high blood pressure.
  • Stops bleeding.
  • Relieves the headaches.
  • Calms the mind and nerves.
  • Calms strong emotions like anger, aggression or hysteria.
  • Brings tranquility.
  • Great for insomnia.
  • Enhances antiseptic effects
  • It is used for stings, itches, rashes and bites.
  •  Soothing to the eyes.
  • Anti-itching.
  • Anti-irritation (for instance redness of the skin).
  • Anti-stress.
  • Soothes suffering.
  • It is good for cooling, calming, reconstructing and protecting.
  • A great antiseptic and astringent.
  • It is very good for treating burns.
  • Cooling, calming and protecting.
  • It relaxes the nervous system.
  • Helps reduce fever, inflammation and bleeding.
  • Blue can be used for any type of ailment associated with speech, communication, or the throat.
  • Excellent for laryngitis or inflammation of the larynx.
  • Also can be used for tooth problems and associated pain and inflammation.

Contra-Indications

  • Blue can increase depression, tiredness and sorrow, so its use should be observed carefully and darker shades should be used only moderately.

Note: This post was compiled by Shirley Twofeathers for Color Therapy, you may repost and share without karmic repercussions, but only if you give me credit and a link back to this website. Blessed be.

Healing With The Color Turquoise

In healing Turquoise can help to calm hyperactive or hypersensitive people . Turquoise calms the mind and is cooling to the nervous system. assists immunity and is one of the colors for throat chakra. It is a powerful cleanser and can be used as an all purpose higher octave color for healing. It can be used to improve the circulation and healing effect of energy in general.

Healing with the color turquoise:

  • Turquoise is important for respiratory system and in strengthening the metabolism.
  • It is cooling to the system, and can be beneficial in easing all feverish conditions and for balancing all systems of the body. It can also be used to cool and ease any inflammation.
  • Combines both the beneficial effects of blue and green.
  • It vitalizes all systems. It is also purifying.
  • In treating febrile diseases, change to turquoise when the temperature is normal.
  • Turquoise is useful in treating skin conditions, throat problems, and it is very effective for acute pain and earaches.
  • Turquoise is a prime skin-building color and should be used after the pain from burns is relieved. Turquoise hastens the formation of new skin.
  • It eases respiration problems. It is effective in treatment of asthma and bronchitis, especially with children. Regular color breathing with turquoise or aqua can prevent intense attacks of asthmatic conditions.
  • Turquoise is good for immune system, skin (burns and infections), mental relaxation, acidic, tonifier, regulates lung/large intestine systems.
  • Turquoise stimulates the Thymus center, or Higher Heart Chakra.
  • Increases intuition and sensitivity.
  • Turquoise is a cerebral depressant for over-active mental patients.
  • It enhances the ability to focus and concentrate, assisting with clear thinking and decision-making, and the development of good organizational skills.
  • Works as a disinfectant and antiseptic.
  • Tones the general system.
  • Relaxes sensations of stress.
  • It is calming yet invigorating, restoring depleted energies.
  • It resonates to the thymus and thyroid glands of our endocrine system.
  • Turquoise has a strengthening influence on all systems of the body bringing a sense of inner confidence.
  • Treats disillusionment and apathy
  • Also good for communication issues, cleansing , breath issues, physical detox , rebirthing , purification , sterilization , transition , pain, and hearing.

Turquoise imbalance:

  • Too much of this color in your life may give you an overactive mind and create emotional imbalance, making you either over-emotional or non-emotional.
  • Too little turquoise in your life may cause you to withhold your emotions, resulting in secrecy and confusion about your direction in life.

Note: This post was compiled by Shirley Twofeathers for Color Therapy, you may repost and share without karmic repercussions, but only if you give me credit and a link back to this website. Bright Blessings.

Light Starvation

“Light is a nutrient much like food,and like food,
the wrong kind can make us ill, and the right kind can keep us well.”

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Humans need light of specific intensity and color range to regulate their internal biological clock. Without it, our daily, monthly and annual rhythms become disrupted. A lack of sunlight can lead to ill health with a variety of mental, emotional, and physical symptoms.

How does “light starvation” or “Malillumination” happen?

Working and living indoors: Poorly illuminated environments with inappropriate artificial lighting could have serious health implications. For example, most artificial indoor lighting lacks ultraviolet light (UV), which at the proper intensity is essential to the production of vitamin D and the metabolism of calcium.

Unhealthy artificial light: Most indoor lighting lacks the requisite full-range color distribution and the proper intensity to sustain health and certain functions, such as vitamin D and hormone production. Light’s effect on human mind body health has, until recently, been ignored in architecture, design, and engineering. Both fluorescent and incandescent lights have lots of Red, but are lacking in Green, Blue and Violet. Furthermore, indoor lighting is generally not bright enough, amounting to only 1/20th the intensity of outdoor light in the shade on a sunny day. The amount of light that we receive from 16 hours indoors is dramatically less than the amount we receive from a single hour outdoors.

Negative lifestyle habits: Even in sunny California and Florida, the average individual receives little sunlight in a 24-hour period. The additional interferences we have, such as tinted sunglasses and contact lenses, tinted car windshields, and tinted windows, don’t allow in the health-giving properties of the entire spectrum of light.

Seasons/low light conditions: In winter in the northern hemisphere, the onset of winter depression and seasonal affective disorder (S.A.D.) occurs in late fall and peaks in February. (These symptoms usually wane in early spring, as the days get longer.)

The Symptoms of Light Starvation:

  • Irritability
  • Fatigue Increased illness – due to lowered immune function
  • Insomnia
  • Hypersomnia – sleeping too much
  • Depression
  • Alcoholism
  • Suicide
  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Calcium deficiency
  • A disturbance of bodily rhythms such as SAD, winter depression and other phase shift disorders.

What Light Nourishes:

Light enables us to see, and it plays several vital roles as it enters our eyes and our skin. Light enters the pineal gland (the body’s light meter) via the retina. Its neurotransmitter, melatonin, influences the hypothalamus, which is responsible for controlling many of the endocrine functions that are disturbed in depressed individuals such as sleep and wakefulness, reproductive physiology, mood, and the timing of the biological clock.

Sunlight shining on the skin triggers the production of melanin, a dark pigment that protects the surface of the body. As UV rays from the sun penetrate the skin’s surface layer of melanin, the body’s supply of vitamin D is replenished. Vitamin D is known as the “sunshine vitamin”, and although vitamin D can be obtained from milk and fish, this form is not as biologically effective as the vitamin D produced by sunlight.

Vitamin D3 is a skin hormone called solitrol, which works in conjunction with the pineal hormone, melatonin, to control the body’s response to light and darkness. Solitrol works antagonistically with the melatonin to produce changes in mood and our 24 hour bodily rhythms, as well as affecting our immune system.

Vitamin D enters the blood stream and goes to the kidneys and liver where it plays a key role in the absorption of calcium from foods, as well as the utilization of the mineral phosphorus. Nutritionally oriented physician Dr. Elson Haas states that since vitamin D is intimately related to the metabolism of calcium and phosphorus, it is important to the growth and development of bones and teeth in children. Dr. Haas adds that D3, because of its effect on calcium levels, is important in the maintenance of the nervous system, heart functioning, and blood clotting.

Healing With the Color Violet

The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.
~Tennessee Williams

until_20my_20dying_20day_20-_20purple_1000wOverview:

Violet is at the opposite end of the spectrum from red. It is a deeply healing and cleansing color, soothes pains in body, mind  and spirit. This color is known as one of the “cool” colors. The color violet has a very calming effect on us and is, therefore, very helpful for those people experiencing sleep difficulties or stress. However, it can be contra-indicated for those suffering from depressive disorders.

Violet light slows down an over-active heart; stimulates the spleen and the white blood cells (immunity). Brings sleep. Soothes mental and emotional stress. Decreases sexual activity. Decreases sensitivity to pain. Helps in detoxification. Exposure to violet light is good for mental and emotional problems, rheumatism, epilepsy, deep tissue work, and bones.

Healing with the color violet:

  • Good for mental disorders, the nervous system, baldness and female complaints.
  • Helps with pain, is used in deep tissue work and to heal bones, suppresses appetite.
  • Can promote inner peace.
  • Good for migraines, analgesic, stimulates the immune system.
  • Helps with spiritual healing, inner balance, a tranquilizer, promotes sleep. Sedates and subdues.
  • Rebuilds the energy body template.
  • Used sparingly, violet can be good for mental and nervous disorders and emotional disturbances.
  • Maintains potassium balance, reduces hunger.
  • Purifies the entire system.

According to Dinshah Ghadiali’s Spectro-Chrome Therapeutic System, violet light demonstrates the following qualities:

  • Splenic Stimulant
    Increases the Functional Activity of the Spleen
  • Cardiac Depressant
    Decreases the Functional Activity of the Heart
  • Lymphatic Depressant
    Decreases the Functional Activity of the Lymphatic Glands for Nutrition.
  • Motor Depressant
    Decreases the Functional Activity of the Motor Nervous System, which energizes the Muscles into Motion.
  • Leucocyte Builder
    Builds the White (truly the Violet) Corpuscles in the Spleen

Contra-Indications:

  • Overuse can be tiring
  • Do not use for depression, use green or blue instead.

Violet is balanced by the color yellow.

64f224cc-0711-4742-a7c2-afe8fce92a51The Violet Flame

The Violet Flame (also called the violet fire) is a unique spiritual energy that can help you in all areas of your life. Lots of people use the mystical image of the  Violet Flame which  represents the light of divine freedom.

It is used in cleansing, protection, meditation, and to burn off karma from other lifetimes. It can heal emotional and physical problems, improve your relationships, help you to grow spiritually, or just make life easier.

More information on the Violet Flame can be found at:

Note: This post was compiled by Shirley Twofeathers for Color Therapy, you may repost and share without karmic repercussions, but only if you give me credit and a link back to this website. Blessed be.

 

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