Using Color for Personal Growth
What does it mean to heal with color? In working with Flora Corona color elixirs for 4 years now, I can say that I am just beginning to understand this. Color is powerful. Nature has the most amazing colors, from the flowers to the animals to the ocean to the earth to the sky. We are all moved by a glorious sunrise or sunset. We marvel at the depth of color in the oceans. Florists can make endless combinations of colorful arrangements. Geologists delight in every new gemstone found. We can’t deny their significance when we think of a rainbow; the same colors in the same order every time a rainbow appears. God gave us the rainbow to signify he won’t devastate the planet again. For thousands of years healing and meditation modalities have associated the colors of the rainbow with our chakra system. The list goes on.
But how can we use it to heal? There are many exercises you can do to become familiar with color. These are simple ways to get to know color which can have profound effects. I can try one of these one day and feel and understand a color in one way, then do it again in a month and have a completely different experience. The first one you might remember from science class!
COLORS HAVE COMPLIMENTARY OPPOSITES:
COLORS MAKE US FEEL.
WHAT DO WE DO WITH THIS?
Depending on whether you want to explore the colors that make you feel comfortable or uncomfortable, try these next steps.
Here are some patterns (not all people of course, but enough for it to be noticeable). Energy workers and spiritual leaders like purple. Women in powerful positions within their careers like red. Women in very heart centered, caring positions like daycare, grade school teachers, nursing homes, animal rescues, wear colors like pink, lilac, and pale yellow.
Very bold colors like carmine and bright yellow are not often worn or used in large areas like painted walls, but are great accent colors, like cell phone cases and artwork. These colors are amazing, healing, and powerful, but very strong and bold to the senses. The message they impart may be offensive to our senses if we are feeling the opposite color at the time. For example, YELLOW generally means JOY and HAPPINESS, and if the yellow is very bright, in large quantities it comes across as a little manic or overpowering. The opposite of yellow is VIOLET, which helps us focus on QUIETUDE, STILLNESS, and INTROSPECTION to bring about profound change. So you can see how joy compliments stillness very well, but loud laughter and dancing (a fantastic form of joy!) might be too much for someone in an introspective mood.
A person who is always attracted to violet will probably tend to be someone who gains deep wisdom and insight from meditation, for example. This is their favorite color as learning and growing from stillness comes naturally for them. If your favorite color is yellow, it may sometimes be pale, and sometimes bold. Either way, yellow people tend to be upbeat, positive, social, and active. If pale yellow is their color, they are type of person who always seems to have a genuine, knowing smile on their face and are quick to embrace you in a warm hug. And this is how they learn – from genuine joyful interactions with others.
My hope is that this tiny introduction to color helps open up ideas for you on how to start noticing how it effects your daily life. Also notice how you want to try using it through meditation, journaling, and personal growth. Start with the exercises I gave and see how delving into the power of color can be insightful and transformative. Let color guide you on your natural strengths (what your favorite color says about you) or areas that you may need to work on (what colors make you feel uncomfortable when you focus on them, read about them, etc.)
Contact me for a Flora Corona healing session (I live in Bend, OR), and look at my energy art that is infused with healing color.