Are you open to the light and wonders of the universe? It is said that the darkest hour is just before the break of dawn when sunrise begins to spread fingers of light throughout the world.
I love color. I like to see how I can fit color into my stories, from something as basic as picking eye and hair colors for my characters, to building the landscape in and around where they work and live.
Until a friend gave me a book titles: "The Encyclopedia of Birthdays" written by Theresa Cheung, and author versed in New Age subjects such as popular psychology and parapsychology, I'd never considered color being anything beyond preferential. It didn't occur to me that color could have healing benefits.
I am drawn to rainbows. I thought everyone felt uplifted when a rainbow arcs across a blue or gray sky. According to Ms. Cheung, color therapists believe each of the seven colors on the rainbow spectrum is significant to an individual's personal harmony. I have no supporting information to tell if this may be true, but it's sure to make for good conversation.
So, color therapists say:
Red--promotes energy, empowerment and stimulations. It's thought to improve circulation.
Orange--promotes pleasure, enthusiasm and sexual stimulation. And it has anti-bacterial properties.
Yellow--is a sensory stimulant associated with wisdom and clarity. It's thought to have decongestant properties.
Green-- located in the middle of the color spectrum it's surmised to affect balance. The color green is calming and may have antiseptic, germicidal properties.
Blue--promotes communication and knowledge. It may eliminate toxins.
Indigo--is also sedative and calming. It may help enhance intuition.
Violet--promotes enlightenment, revelation, and spiritual awakening. Holistic providers often use violet to relax muscles and calm the nervous system.
Another friend of mine who works with color reminded me that pure white is a composite of all color and she considers that to be the main source of strength.
Color analysts or chromatherapists believe each color vibrates with its own energy. Their work is built on ancient claims that color has religious and mystical significance.
Newer studies go beyond the religious and mystical to solid research in actual biochemical reactions to colored light. They are working in our military hospitals with color.
I find all of this an intriguing concept. However, all I really know is that I gravitate to clear, bright, warm colors. Hmmm---so where is the energy they suggest I should get from wearing the color red? Maybe color needs to be combined with youth--like Tara mentioned in yesterday's BlogSpot.
Okay--this is my 14th blog on this site. Consider yourselves lucky I decided not to also explore numerology. Sorry, numbers don't excite me like color and words do. How about you all?