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Using The Color Blue

The colour blue – that is my colour – and the colour blue means you have left the drabness of day-to-day reality to be transported into – not a world of fantasy, it’s not a world of fantasy – but a world of freedom where you can say what you like and what you don’t like. This has been expressed forever by the colour blue, which is really sky blue. ~Louise Bourgeois

Light blue rooms are said to increase productivity and to assist with study and focus. There are reports that people retain more information when reading blue text. Students may score higher on tests taken in blue surroundings . Some sport performance such as weightlifting , may be enhanced in blue surroundings. This is possibly because blue has the effect of calming people and of enhancing mental clarity. Blue is also a good color for bedrooms because of its calming and relaxing qualities it helps people be receptive to sleep. Darker shades of blue can be cold and depressing.

Questions to ask yourself when drawn to blue:

  • Is there a need to talk to people around you?
  • What do you need to express to others?

Put blue in your life when there is:

  • A need to calm agitated, excitable, or chaotic states.
  • Exposure to blue light can increase confidence and boost happiness levels.
  • Blue is excellent for emotional healing of stress and anxiety in moderation. Too much blue can can increase depression and apathy in those so inclined.
  • A need to communicate clearly.
  • Use blue paper for notes when you want help in remembering a speech or other information.
  • A need for peace, detachment, solitude, and rest.
  • A need to help with new information or in seeing information in context.
  • A block or limitation to the flow of information and/or frustration, disappointment, and lack of progress in your endeavors and relationships.
  • By helping to soothe the mind, blue is the color of truth, serenity and harmony.
  • It has a sobering effect on the mind and encourages contemplation, promotes group unity.
  • It discourages disease and disharmony.
  • Helps reduce and manage “hot” emotions like anger, impatience, greed, or jealousy. It can help with self control and in chaotic situations.
  • A desire to broaden your perspective in learning new information.

Wearing Blue:

Blue denim is the most common clothing material in the western world. Men and boys in particular favor blue.Wear dark blues for a stable, calm conservative feeling. All shades of blue will help to make easy communication, whether it is with yourself or others.

Loving blue:

More people claim blue as their favorite color than any other color (over 50%). Blue cars have been among the top selling cars for decades.

In systems which correlate favorite colors with color symbolism, people who wear light blue are said to be analytical and have a practical approach to life. People who wear dark blue are intelligent and self-reliant and take on a great deal of responsibility. In any case, people are comfortable with blue and return to blue again and again.

Blue is often the chosen color by conservative people. Cool and soothing, dreamy and magical. Peace and rest. For people who keep a certain distance, but give calm and practical help; they are faithful and loyal, have a sense for order, logic and rational thinking. Flying in day-dreaming, ideals or nostalgia when felt misunderstood. Dark blue is more severe and can be melancholic. Blue is also the color of truth.

Not loving blue:

A person who has an aversion to blue, may be very disciplined, strong career worker, with an aversion to commentary or restriction. He may have charted out a clear direction for his life and wants to follow that no matter what.

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.

Using The Color Violet

Look at us, said the violets blooming at her feet, all last winter we slept in the seeming death but at the right time God awakened us, and here we are to comfort you. ~Edward Payson Rod

11939649_1465592597082535_1181961291_nWearing Violet:

Violet is often worn by people predisposed toward psychic matters, and is the perfect symbol of the “higher” mind, combining as it does the earthy, fieriness of red with the cool reasonableness of blue to forge an entirely different hue.

Absolutely wear violet when:

  • You wish to make positive changes in your life and when you are looking for a purpose
  • When you wish to feel special and unique and show other people that you are a non-conformist
  • When you want to eliminate anger, destructive attitudes and addictions

Do not wear violet under the following conditions:

  • If you suffer from depressive disorders
  • If you are absent-minded and daydreaming
  • If you feel stuck in any kind of grief

An Overdose of Violet:

Excess violet may be overpowering and suppress inner feelings and emotions, especially anger. It may also cause a sense of disquiet. You should always balance it with yellow!

Put some violet in your life when:

  • You wish to re-balance your life
  • There is a need to speed up the natural healing of the body.
  • You have a desire to use your imagination to its fullest, and apply that imagination in practical ways.
  • You wish to integrate new skills into every day life.
  • There is a desire to remove obstacles.
  • You have a need to calm over activity.

Questions to ask yourself when drawn to violet:

  • Is there a need for self healing?
  • What are you sacrificing to appear as a “good” or “helpful” person?

Ways to use violet:

  • Violet is a great color to use in rooms where you practice relaxation and meditation techniques, as well as in spaces intended for introspective and contemplative thinking such as studios, libraries, bedrooms, verandas, and gardens.
  • Violet stimulates blood flow to the brain, and it can be used to enhance intuition, imagination and creativity. When creating and composing his operas, Richard Wagner surrounded himself with this amazing color.
  • Violet can be also very helpful for those suffering from insomnia or stress. Adorning your home with flowers like violets, lavender, lilacs, and orchids, or wearing gems such as amethyst, purple fluorite, sugulite, lepidolite, and charoite, will help you eliminate worries and doubts, and achieve inner balance and mental peace.
  • Violet is also used to alleviate migraines. Crystal healers suggest placing an amethyst on the center of the forehead to relieve pain.
  • Violet is also a good appetite suppressant. Eating more violet foods such as eggplants, purple cabbage, grapes, blueberries, and blackberries, will help you relax and keep hunger at bay.
  • Wearing violet clothes or violet night gowns will help you become more calm, intuitive, creative and contemplative!

Loving violet:

A person who loves the color violet most likely has a longing to ascend and dissolve polarities (purple consists of the active red and passive blue), to improve the world. This color attracts soft, sensitive people with often paranormal abilities. The color implies reservation, mystery and dignity. It is a color for meditation, contemplation, mysticism, spirituality and religion power.

Not loving violet:

A person who has an aversion for violet may have very serious attitude towards life; and may find it difficult to give dreams, fantasies, vague fears or memories a place in it. May also have a tendency to reject everything he or she regards as unnatural or unrealistic.

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 Color Meditation

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The Meditation:

Choose the color you feel is most appropriate for your needs. Here’s a quick list: Healing Colors

For this meditation either sit in a chair or stand. Imagine an egg shaped bubble around you.Breathe in deeply from your nose imagining that color entering your feet and filling your entire body. When you exhale image the color exiting your body into your visualized egg shaped bubble. Continue to do this until the egg shaped bubble is filled with the color.

When you are complete take a few moments to come back into the room.

Enhancements:

  • If you can find a light bulb in your color of choice, you can bathe yourself and the room with color.
  • If no light bulb is available, consider putting colored cellophane over the window. Use your imagination and creativity.
  • Find a piece of cloth, paper, or other object in the required color. Spend time before the meditation staring at it, taking in the color.
  • Wear clothing, or cover yourself with a blanket or sheet that is the color you’ve chosen. Alternatively, you could wrap ribbon or yarn around your wrists.
  • Drink water that has been charged with the color: Fill a glass bottle with water, wrap it with colored tissue paper or cellophane and set it in the sun for several hours.

After the meditation:

  • Eat some food of the same color.
  • For example: Green beans, Red cherries, Purple plums, Blue berries…

Note:

For best results, the meditation should be repeated twice a day until the symptoms begin to subside. After that, you can gradually taper off – paying attention to your body’s response.

If you feel that you have taken in too much of one color, you can easily balance yourself with a meditation on green, and/or black and white.

Credits:

The amazing artwork is called Nature’s Prophet, and it’s by Natural Warp. There’s also a facebook page, Natural Warp Art check it out and give it a thumbs up!

 

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.

Using The Color Orange

I advise students on the subject of color as follows:
If it looks good enough to eat, use it. 
~ Abe Ajay

Two men wearing orange, the royal color, celebrated Queen Beatrix's abdication ceremony.

Wearing orange:

Orange is the color of social communication and optimism. Wearing orange during times of stress, or shock can help to balance your emotions. It can bring about the willingness to embrace new ideas with enjoyment and a sense of exploration and creative play.

Put orange in your life when there is:

  • A feeling of bleakness and boredom, particularly where there is a sense that time is really dragging.
  • A lack of interest in what is going on around you, even to the degree of disdaining to become involved in any way.
  • A resentment of changes in familiar routines and an obsessive need to have things in their “proper” place.
  • Over-seriousness – taking oneself too seriously, lack of humor and playfulness in life.
  • A fear of experiencing pleasure through the senses and of enjoying sensuality.
  • An inability to let go of the past. Especially apparent after an accident or shock where the mind continually revolves around the issues involved – the “what if” and the “if only” …
  • A problem with blocked experiences in life, such as a decrease in personal creativity.

Questions to ask yourself when drawn to orange:

  • Is there a need to let go of old, worn out ideas, things, and/or emotions?
  • What is blocking you?
  • What are you allowing to block you?

Loving orange:

Orange is not the most common favorite color. Someone who likes orange is alive with feelings, the ability to nurture, and can intuit a path to success. If your favorite color is orange, you don’t have an “off” switch when it comes to passion. This is all good stuff, but there’s nothing casual about the connections this kind of person usually forges.

Orange represents the warmth of the fire. It brings even more energy than yellow, celebration and great abundance, comfort, enjoyment of the senses. Warm, sociable, dynamic and independent people who dedicate themselves to whatever they do.

Not loving orange:

A person who has an aversion to orange may have suppressed sexual feelings or other difficulties with sensual enjoyment of life. The attitude can also be over-sensual, indulgent, or too materialistic.

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.

Simple Practical Ways To Use Color

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Here are some simple, practical ways to use color for healing and to enhance your life and circumstances:

Fill a ruby red colored glass with water and set it outside beneath the morning sun for two hours. Bring it inside and let it warm to room temperature and then slowly sip it. Visualize the water turning red as it flows down your throat and into your stomach. Since red rules energy, this is a terrific color cure for depression. It will also help shrink cancerous tumors.

If you want to come across as a bold and dynamic person, wear a red scarf or a tie. This is also a useful strategy for a social occasion when you feel nervouse about meeting new people.

Sit outside, slightly shaded from the sun, and visualize the sun’s rays pouring the color orange into your body. Imagine it seeping into your pores and soaking into your internal organs. Like red, orange rules energy, and this is an excellent treatment for sexual impotency and digestive ailments.

In times of stress, or after a shock or a surprise, wearing shades of orange can help the body to return to a state of balance.

Sit outside, slightly shaded from the sun, and visualize yellow sunlight streaming into your head and brain. Yellow rules the mind, so if you need to prepare for an upcoming exam, this is an excellent intellectual stimulator.

When working at a computer use a yellow mouse mat to improve your concentration and stay alert.

Fill a green glass with water and set it outside in the morning sun. Let the sun’s rays heat the water for two hours. Bring it inside and let it warm to room temperature. Slowly sip the water. Green calms the nerves. If you have an important speech to give or an important project at work to complete, this is an excellent tranquilizer.

When there is a sense of thwarted ambition, restriction or being trapped by external circumstances, surrounding yourself with greens, or taking a walk in green gardens will restore equilibrium.

At sunrise, sit in a comfortable chair. Straighten your spine and close your eyes. Visualize a blue ray coming down from the ceiling and into your head. Imagine it traveling down your neck, through your arms, down your stomach and into your legs. Like green, blue calms your emotions, but it also soothes a romantic heartbreak or the grief of losing a loved one.

Blue will help the easy flow of communication whether it is with other people or listening to your own thoughts and feelings. To help remember a speech, write your notes on blue paper.

Use the color purple to heal wounds. If you have a wound, broken bones or pain, imagine the color purple seeping down into those areas. Feel its warming power. Purple also connects you with your spiritual center, so if you feel disconnected from your spirit, imagine breathing in a purple cloud, and imagine it totally filling your body.

To find peace for reflection, look up at the clear night sky. Contemplation and deep meditation come easier in the indigo depths of night. Night-time is often when inspirations and solutions to problems naturally arise.

White has the ability to clear away all clutter, all extraneous noise. Fresh starts and new beginnings all benefit from its energy. Looking at a picture of snow-clad mountains brings clarity and freshness to a mind that feels crowded.

In any aggressive or threatening situation, or where there are simple misunderstandings leading to anger, visualizing pink around everyone can help to calm the mood and reduce tension.

Note: This note was compiled by shirleytwofeathers 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.

Color Guidance

 

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Our instinctive emotional response to color can tell us a lot about ourselves. It reflects back to us how we are functioning. It can show life-long tendencies, immediate situations or a potential direction in personal development.

Sometimes certain colors stay with us as favorites for many years. This is reflected in the colors we choose to paint our home, inside and out, and the predominant colors in our wardrobe. It is possible to interpret these color preferences through their known correspondences to our physical, emotional, mental, and even spiritual state.

Given a range of colors to choose from, the process of self-reflection and self-revelation can begin. The simplest approach is to make spontaneous choices:

  • Which color do you like the most?
  • Which color do you like the least?

The color you like the most will, as likely as not, be present in your home or in your clothes. It may also be a color that you need to help you in a current situation. By looking at the full range of correspondences for that color, you may get insight into a new direction in life. However, if the color you have chosen is an absolute favorite and you have no desire to reflect on other choices, you may have become stuck in particular habit patterns. Again, look at the correspondences for that color to see what those habits might be.

The color you like least will suggest areas of your life that may require attention and healing. Each color has positive as well as negative attributes, so it is a good idea to bring the positive energy of a color you dislike into your life to create balance. Do this through new activities, the choice of food, by wearing that color in clothing or adding it to your surroundings.

Source: Healing With Crystals and Chakra Energies

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