Colour therapy is a wonderful and inexpensive way to support and promote healing for the mind, body and spirit.
We often look to Nature for healing and can instantly feel and sense the healing effect of the colours in the landscape. From the uplifting vibrant flowers in the garden to the calming and soothing blue ocean and sky...... We all notice and feel the benefits of colour even if we are unaware of its effects on our moods and emotions, and we find some colours depressing and others uplifting.
Stress and our emotions are directly affected by our hormones as well as the brain chemicals circulating in our body. Coloured light travels to the pituitary, the master gland of the endocrine system, affecting our entire metabolism. Our mental state is also directly related to the quality of the light we receive through our eyes. Certain colours calm our minds, while other stimulate mental activity. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is now well documented and light treatments are used successfully in alleviating many systems such as depression, nausea, mood swings, lethargy and general exhaustion.
Here is a general overview of the 7 main colours and their healing benefits:
(Crown Chakra) White/Indigo: Purity, Spiritual Enlightenment, Protection,
(Third Eye Chakra) Purple: Intuition, Connection with Divine, Spirituality
(Throat Chakra) Blue: Calming, Reflecting, Soothing, Understanding
(Heart Chakra) Green: Overall healing for the mind and body, Harmony
(Solar Plexus Chakra) Yellow: Uplifting, Joyful, Happiness, Flexibility
(Sacral Chakra) Orange: Creativity, Success, Abundance, Spontaniety
(Root/Base Chakra) Red: Passion, Energy, Courage, Willpower, Appetites
You may notice these colours are all incorporated into the spectrum of the Rainbow. The 7 main Chakra's of the etheric body also align with these colours, so it makes sense that colours referring to a specific Chakra can be used and worn as clothing, jewelry or even being physically surrounded by that colour to assist healing. There is a great amount of research that has confirmed how powerful colours can be for our health and mental wellbeing.
For example, the past 6 months I have been drawn to the uplifting and happy colour of yellow. On a healing level, I needed balancing and more energy in the Solar Plexus Chakra which is centred around Power/Control/Self Confidence. I certainly feel brighter and more confident when I wear yellow, and the other positive aspect is that people seem to "light up" seeing me wear that colour. As a result they too can experience their vibrations and emotions being uplifted and revitalised.
I can assist you in balancing the Chakra's during your personalised Reiki session, and together we can identify what colours you could work with to increase your healing and self awareness of where you are currently at.