Friday, October 16, 2009

Color Tip

Support your wellbeing with color
Author: Diantha Harris

Color healing therapies date back centuries - to the ancient cultures of Egypt, Greece, India and others. We are rediscovering and relearning the power of these venerable modalities: that color appears to have the capacity to support healing on all levels of our being, both spirit and flesh, from heartaches to headaches.

I would be remiss if I did not add that in this country I cannot lawfully make claims that color can help us physically, so let me just say that color seems to help support our quest for wellness and is a good helper.

That said, what are some of the ways to use color?

First, always consider consulting a specialist or color therapist for your particular issues. What could seem just a headache might stem from something else, so it is important to consult a professional as well as your regular doctor.

Second, once the color has been selected, bring it into your body:

~ Use colored light therapies (available through a color therapist)
~ Wear clothing of a certain color
~ Be in a room painted a certain color
~ Eat fruits and vegetables of a certain color
~ Wear color therapy glasses
~ Use color breathing techniques
~ Use color meditation techniques
~ Use color sprays

How do you select the right color? If you do not have a color therapist near you, educate yourself about the colors that affect your situation. My website has a lot of information in the section on color sprays, and my book, Simply Color, is chockfull of information on color and how to use it.

Color is effective because it comes to us through the energy system connected to our eyes (color therapy glasses, paints, colored windows, accessories, furnishings, flowers, trees, water), our skin (clothing, color sprays), our stomach (foods we ingest) and our lungs (color breathing, color sprays).

The energy and vibration of each color goes throughout our bodies to the area where it is housed in our bodies (chakras). When we have challenges, the color is drained from our chakras and we need to replenish it. For example, when we feel ungrounded or listless, we have probably used up much of the red color in our bodies or perhaps we are naturally deficient in it. The need for red is met by wearing the color, eating red foods like raspberries, strawberries and red apples or holding a red object in our hands. If red deficient, we could also do red color breathing, wear the red or use the red therapy glasses.

Color is around us always. It is part of our everyday lives. If you can learn about how to use it effectively, you will always have a tool for healing and wellbeing at your fingertips.

Rainbow blessings to all!

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