How These 10 Colors Affect You
Last blog was the introduction to this fascinating topic of how colors psychologically, emotionally, and physically affect us. In this article we are taking a closer look at 9 colors and how they can heal us.
GUIDE TO HEALING COLORS:
Color therapy can help us to release anxiety, ease depression, and better connect with ourselves. Researchers at Berkeley suggest that the correlation between color and music is synesthesia— meaning that one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway. This process invites us into a field of charm, where we are surrounded by and experiencing more and more symbiotic vibrations. This process is instant medicine. Light rays dilate the blood vessels, increase red blood cells, destroy bacteria, increase active tissue cells and collagen between tissues in bones and increase the oxidizing power of blood.
Using natural resources like light, color and sound rejuvenate our daily experience. Use the color wheel to notice your own response to each color, and invite yourself into a renewal of all vibrant life forces.
Since the energy of color is conveyed by the perceiver, no one experiences the vibration of color in the exact same way. Different frequencies of light (the colors) will affect different energies of the body. Certain colors can more easily affect the higher frequencies of the brain because they have a higher light wave frequency. Other colors can affect bodily systems or energies that operate at slower rates because they have a lower frequency. Color motivated behavior varies person to person and hue to hue. The context of color palatability is up to you! Use this infographic to learn more about your psychology of color. Lean into the color that is speaking to you when you want to experience your energy/emotions without needing to producing sound.
White contains the entire light spectrum. It is strengthening, cleansing, and purifying. White awakens great creativity and amplifies the entire energy system.
Black also contains the entire light spectrum. It is protective and can be used to ground and calm hypersensitive individuals. Too much black can cause depression or aggravate such emotional/mental conditions. Black is most effective when used in conjunction with white, which helps to balance the polarities of the individual.
Red is a stimulating color. It warms and activates, energizing the base chakra and awakening our physical life force. Red strengthens the physical energy and the will of the individual. Red stimulates deeper passions like sex, love, hatred, revenge, and courage.
Orange is the color of joy and wisdom. It stimulates feelings of sociability. It is tied to our emotional health and to the muscular system of the body. Orange can assist in healing the spleen, pancreas, stomach, intestines, and adrenals. Orange is a revitalizing tonic for the body— too much can affect the nerves and should be balanced with shades of green-blues.
Yellow is stimulating to the mental faculties. It affects the solar plexus chakra most strongly. It helps reawaken an enthusiasm for life, providing greater confidence and optimism. It is useful for treating digestive problems. Golden yellow is healthful to the body and mind.
Green is the most predominant color on earth. It is used to balance our energies and can be used to increase our sensitivity and compassion. It has a calming effect, especially for inflamed conditions of the body. It is soothing to the nervous system. Green is used to awaken greater friendliness, hope, faith, and peace. It is restful and revitalizing to overtaxed mental conditions.
Blue is cooling and relaxing to our system. It activates the throat chakra. It is quieting to our energies and helps to balance the respiratory system. Blue is an excellent treatment for high blood pressure. It is used to awaken intuition and ease loneliness. Too much blue can result in procrastination or may hinder alertness.
Indigo is an excellent blood purifier and strengthens the lymph system, glands and immune system. This is a detoxifying color that is balancing to the hemispheres of the brain and nerve synapses between them. Because indigo has a sedative effect you can use it to access deeper levels of consciousness. Too much indigo can create a sense of separateness from others.
Violet is a color that affects the skeletal system of the body. It activates the crown chakra. It is very antiseptic, cleansing, and purifying on physical and spiritual levels. It can be used to stimulate inspiration and humility.
Pink awakens compassion, love and purity. Pink stimulates the thymus gland and the immune system and comforts emotional energies. Pink can be used in meditation to stimulate greater truths.
Next we will dive into how a colorful plate impact us.
Wishing you a colorful day,