In his book, “The Seven Keys to Colour Healing”, Roland Hunt writes:
“In the ancient temples of Helipolis, Egypt, the force of colour was used, not only as an aid to worship, but also as a healing agent. These temples were oriented so that the sun shone through in such a way that its light was broken up into seven prismatic colours and suffering ones were bathed in that special colour which they needed to restore them to health.”
Colours have their specific frequency – for example, red: ~ 430–480 THz; orange: ~ 480–510 THz; violet: ~ 670–750 THz) and since we are energy beings, our own frequency can be balanced using the frequency of specific colours.
One of the energy systems of human beings is the chakra system and each individual chakra is associated to a specific color (if you are new to the chakras, visit our event calendar to check the earliest workshop on chakras or Reiki 1). Our chakras can easily get out of balance because of our life experiences, struggles and challenges, and color alignment is a very effective tool to rebalance them.
Colors are one of the most beautiful aspects of the physical realm. We are surrounded by them, but we seldom take the time to notice and appreciate their myriad shades.
From a spiritual and healing point of view, colors can provide both information – as in aura colors – and energy. The aura is the spiritual energy field surrounding living beings which is “visible” to the psychically sensitive (more of that in future articles and in our workshops).
In this post I present the basic meanings that are generally associated with the most common colors. Bear in mind that colors have shades and that there may be individual interpretations of them. So the following meanings and tips are only intended as very general guidelines.
To harness the qualities and energies of these colours in your daily life, you can:
- surround yourself with the desired color(s) in your home and/or office;
- wear those colors and visualize them;
- place crystals of the chosen color where you can see them often during the day, use them in your meditation and in your preferred spiritual practice
Red symbolizes energy, passion, strength, courage, physical activity, creativity, warmth, and security. It is also associated with aggression.
It is a very powerful color, therefore it should be used with moderation.
As a healer, use red to bring warmth and burn a disease.
An aura with where red stands out indicates materialism, ambition, interest in sex, and irascibility.
Orange represents how a person relates to the external world, her physical needs and the ways in which these are satisfied, the world of work.
Use orange to strengthen the immune system and creativity.
In the aura orange indicates kindness, understanding and creativity.
Yellow symbolizes intellect, happiness and persuasion.
As a healer, use it to promote clarity and determination.
In the aura yellow means intellectual development
Green represents money, prosperity, good luck, vitality and fertility. It is also associated with envy. Green is the color of healing and is beneficial in every healing situation.
In the chakra system it is associated to the heart chakra.
When you see an aura where green prevails, it indicates balance, peace. It often indicates that the person has healing abilities.
Blue is the color of spirituality, intuition, inspiration and inner peace.
It may also indicate sadness and depression – as in the expressions: have the blues or feel blue.
Healers may use blue when their client needs to cool or calm down, both physically and mentally.
When blue is present in a person’s aura, it indicates serenity, fulfilment and spiritual development.
Indigo is the color of psychic abilities.
Healers can use indigo for relaxation and reassurance and also if your client wants to develop her psychic abilities.
Indigo in the aura indicates that the person is seeking her spiritual truth and purpose.
Violet symbolizes spirituality and stimulates imagination and high ideals. It represents the future, imagination and dreams.
Healers can use violet to promote harmony of emotions that contribute to mental equilibrium and stability and balance of the mind, connection between the spiritual and the physical world, between thinking and action.
People with a predominantly violet aura tend to be highly sensitive, highly intuitive, introvert.
White symbolizes truth, purity, cleansing, healing and protection.
Healers can use white to remove pain and suffering.
White is the rarest of all aura colors. It indicates a high level of spirituality and purity and may indicate an old soul who incarnated in this life to help others.
Gold represents spirituality, understanding, prosperity and luck.
It is a very powerful healing color and helps a person attain and maintain communion with source.
People with golden auras have a very strong spiritual foundation and are carriers of deep wisdom and contagious inner peace.
Pink is the color unconditional love that wants nothing in return. It is also the color of friendship and conviviality.
As pink is a lighter shade of red, a pink aura indicates an activated root chakra. The root chakra rules passion, excitement, security and survival instinct. However, since pink is a lighter hue, it shows a more gentle and playful approach than a red aura.
Healers may want to use pink to help their clients calm, sooth and relax as well as to increase or strengthen love, for yourself, or others
Brown is the color of the earth and represents practicality, material success, concentration and study. Brown provides stability to all body systems.
Healers can use brown when there is a need for comfort and support and to ease physical and emotional pain as well as for grounding.
Brown auras have allowed negative emotions or unrealist or other people’s goals to lead them through life to their detriment
Black is the absence of color and can represent both the positive and the negative. It is typically associated with mystery, the unknown and the negative; however it also represents power, strength and authority.
In healing, black is most utilized for its rooting, earth-like qualities. It is also used as a shielding and protective color. It encourages us to look within ourselves and explore our truth.
“The black aura is one of the few auras that is predominantly negative. Contrary to popular belief, an individual who possesses a black aura is not an evil or bad person in the large majority of cases. Often, they just need time to move on and recover from the negative feelings that are causing the black aura to appear. One of the primary causes of a black aura is an unwillingness to forgive yourself or others (…) even illness can be a causative factor in your black aura.” (Source: https://www.keen.com)
Now it’s your turn. What is your experience with colors? Which colors empower you the most? Let us know in the comments.
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