Colors

Colors

The Meaning of Colors - Color Symbolism

I could drink color! It fills my soul, enlivens me, soothes me, and uplifts me. I use it to charge up and to go to sleep, to help heal and calm.

After all, colors are what we see when our brain interprets a spectrum of energy frequencies.  Each frequency, or color is a unique energy and affects us differently.

Reds have longer wavelengths while violets and the cooler colors have shorter ones.  There are colors we can’t see – energies that are just outside the visible spectrum that affect us nonetheless. We have “infared” saunas, and “ultraviolet lights,” for example.  Some animals see colors we cannot, and I have  heard from the people in heaven that the colors there are unimaginable, radiant with light and beyond human description.

Many studies have been done to determine how colors affect our moods. Mystics have studied what the colors in our auras mean, while shamans and healers have experimented with how colors can be used as healing energy.

Here you’ll find some color ideas to experiment with in your own life. While these are fairly common definitions for the color, trust your own instincts if a different interpretation resonates with you in the moment. And above all… have a color-filled life!

Color Symbolism

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Colors and Your Emotions

Colors in the Aura

Colors for Healing

Color & Your Emotions

Colors are frequencies that have been scientifically demonstrated to affect your mood and your emotions. Some colors inspire passion and energy, while others soothe us. Use this chart to determine which colors you need for greater balance.

Color and Your Emotions
Color Symbolism - Red

Red is the color that advertisers will tell you commands the greatest attention. To some it signifies empowerment, passion, and vitality, to others danger. No matter which emotion is evoked, red has been shown to activate an adrenaline response which causes us to pay attention and take notice.If you like red, it will charge you up and make you feel powerful. You are probably a person with a real zest and passion for life.If you don’t like red, it will feel intimidating to be around. You may be seeking more peace in your life and less drama. Red is definitely a color that moves you into action!

Color Symbolism - Orange

Orange is a color between red and yellow that stimulates energy, creativity and activity. Orange is an appetite stimulate and definitely a color for those who like to experiment a little. Orange speaks of friendliness and fun.If you don’t like orange you may reject the flamboyant and prefer to have a few close friends rather than socialize with the many.

Color Symbolism - Yellow

Yellow is a cheerful sunny color that almost always evokes a positive response in the viewer. Cheerful and easygoing, yellow gets you motivated. Yellow helps alleviate depression and stimulates creative energy. If you like yellow, you’re likely to be warm, optimistic and creative.If you dislike it, maybe you are more comfortable on the practical side of life.

Color Symbolism - Green

Green is said to be a color of balance and harmony that induces relaxation. It helps to energize the heart, makes one feel connected with nature, and somewhat social as well. Green is the color of the energy of the heart and is a healing color as well.If you’re not too fond of green you may not like the social scene, and you may tend to want to be more withdrawn.

Color Symbolism - Blue

Blue is a peaceful color symbolizing the heavenly skies, and the bottomless depths of the ocean. Blue is calming and uplifting and speaks of truth. It has been shown to help one lower blood pressure, respiration, and heart rate. Blue is believed in many cultures to ward off evil spirits, and was considered the color of the gods in others. It is calming, balancing, and comforting.If you don’t like blue you may find it a bit too severe, or you may want more change in your life.

Color Symbolism - Pink/Rose

Pink is often associated with the feminine energy, with love, nurturing and the heart. It can be sensual, but in an innocent way, unlike its hotter cousin, “red.” People who like pink are often nurturing and emotional, people who don’t would rather have red’s passion and intensity, and may be uncomfortable with the softer side of feeling.

Color Symbolism - Purple

Purple signifies deep passion, royalty, spirit, and perhaps because it has the highest frequency in the visible spectrum, purple is the color of the mystic. People who like purple are often individuals who are creative and generous.If purple is too frivolous for you, you may tend toward the more practical side of life.

Color Symbolism - Brown

Brown is the color of the earth — stable and well-rooted. Brown makes one feel strong, firm, and secure. People who like browns tend to want security rather than change, or perhaps prefer to go with the flow a bit, rather thank seeking change out in an assertive manner.If you don’t like brown, you probably crave more excitement and glamour in your life.

Color Symbolism - Black

Black has been given many negative connotations but it is actually the color of death, mystery, and the womb. It signifies the great unknown, and therefore can be appealing or very frightening to some. If you like black, you may want an air of mystery around you, while if you don’t, you would probably prefer to know what is coming up on the road ahead.

Color Symbolism - White

White has been used to symbolize purity and the divine. It is clean, crisp and inviting to some, too cold for others. When many shades of white are mixed,you have an inviting and cozy atmosphere. When there is only one shade, the room may feel too stark. If you like white, you may pay attention to cleanliness and detail and prefer simplicity.If you don’t , you may want a little more chaos and friendly clutter in your life. You’re a little more easygoing; perhaps a little more colorful yourself.

Color Symbolism - Gold

Gold has been associated with the sun, royalty, wealth and spirituality. It create a warm, uplifting, or regal feeling for many. It can help connect you with higher energies and allow you to access healing frequencies more easily.  Gold is liquid sunlight!

Color Symbolism - Silver

Silver has been associated with moonlight, water, feminine energy, and is also used in metallic form for drawing out negative energy. It creates a cool, calm, and peaceful feeling.

Colors in the Aura

Colors in the aura are widely subject to different interpretation. However, there are some general guidelines. It is important to consider this information, but to train yourself to interpret the colors according to your own system of observation. Write down what you see, and as you learn more about the person, keep a log of how that might correlate with the colors you have observed. Experience is indeed the best teacher!

Color in the Aura
Color Symbolism - Red

Red – A bright candy-colored red can indicate a passionate and energetic nature often associated with people who are courageous, entrepreneurial, or achievers. A deep clear red is often associated with the root chakra and indicates a physical orientation in life, an adventurer, and often a well grounded individual.A muddied or dark red can indicate anger. Orange/red can symbolize sexual interest or passion.

Color Symbolism - Orange

Orange typically symbolizes a passionate, creative, or adventurous personality. Orange may also indicate sexual passion or ambition.

Color Symbolism - Yellow

Yellow often indicates a person with intelligence who has a warm and playful, generally cheerful personality. Sometimes yellow also indicates intellectual energy.

Color Symbolism - Green

Green –  Bright green is the color of the heart and indicates healing, or new growth. People with a great deal of green in their auras are often healers and/or counselors. They are social, and love to share. A dark clear green indicates someone who is responsible and ambitious who is likely to work for material wealth and luxury in their life. A muddied green may indicate envy.

Color Symbolism - Blue

Blue is the color of expression so when it appears in the aura you may be dealing with a teacher , someone who does public speaking, or perhaps someone who is simply self-expressed. People with a great deal of blue are often very sensitive to and supportive of others.

Color Symbolism - Pink/Rose

Pink or Rose may indicate that the person is in love, or practices deep spiritual self-love.

Color Symbolism - Purple

Purple indicates a person who has a deep connection with spirit or is pursing a path of active spiritual growth.

Color Symbolism - Brown

Brown typically indicates a very earthy or grounded person. Murky brown can mean clouded emotion or confusion.

Color Symbolism - Black

Black is not always bad, although if it is muddied, clouded, or stagnant this may indicate an area of weakness in the aura. Black may also simply indicate an area of mystery in that person’s life.

Color Symbolism - White

White in the aura may indicate a very evolved being or may be the presence of angels or guides in the aura.

Color Symbolism - Gold

Gold – A person with gold in their aura is an evolved being. Gold indicates a strong connection to the I AM presence of the Divine

Color Symbolism - Silver

Silver – Those with silver in their aura are often good communicators or are dealing with issues of communication.

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Colors for Healing

Colors can be either viewed or visualized to promote healing. The use of colors in healing is widely subjective. Use the ones you are attracted to; they are likely to be the ones you need. Here are a few of the commonly believed uses for color in healing.

Colors for Healing
Color Symbolism - Red

Red – Use red to rev up the energy, bring vitality, alleviate depression, and warm cold areas. It is also grounded, facilitates sense of connection to others, and helps you wake up!

Color Symbolism - Orange

Orange – Use orange to ignite passion, boost the immune system,and to promote creative energy. It is also a very vibrant energy for healing of any type because it facilitates the creative forces of the universe.

Color Symbolism - Yellow

Yellow – Use yellow to energy, to clear thinking and to promote a sunny disposition. Yellow gold is useful if you imagine it in the solar plexus region to increase personal power, confidence, and self worth. Think of the sun in your belly and feel its warm glow.

Color Symbolism - Green

Green – Use green to heal the heart, promote growth in times of change, and to nurture yourself. Archangel Raphael, the healer, often shows up in a vibrant emerald green energy. You can picture yourself in a bubble of this energy when you need the embrace of Divine healing.

Color Symbolism - Blue

Blue – Use blue to cool, calm, or aid one in self-expression and speaking truth.  I often imagine myself surrounded with blue because it is one of the main colors for Archangel Michael, the protector, and I often feel his warmth when I intentionally call upon his light.

Color Symbolism - Pink/Rose

Pink or Rose – Use rose or pink to comfort, calm, nurture and heal the heart.  It soothes emotions and is reminiscent of  the feeling of a mother’s love. It is often associate with the Divine Mother or the Virgin Mary.

Color Symbolism - Purple

Purple – Use purple to aid in opening up psychic intuition, or to connect with spirit. Imagine a layer of purple in your aura that senses intuitive information and energy in all directions. Allow yourself to imagine you feel through this layer of energy, rather than through your skin and normal senses. Practice often and you will open up your intuitive abilities.

Color Symbolism - Brown

Brown – Surround yourself in a soothing brown to feel comforted and embraced by the grounding frequencies of the earth. Imagine your feet on rich brown earth, or your back against the brown bark of a comforting and steady tree.

Color Symbolism - Black

Black – Use black to enter into the mystery, to bring one to a place of peaceful surrender to life’s circumstances.  Imagine you are entering the darkness with a bright light within you. The path ahead is lit only by your heart.  Trust that.

Color Symbolism - White

White – Use white for bringing peace, innocence and relief of pain.  Many surround themselves with white light to protect, but we are white light. Allow it to emanate from within you and flow through you for a refreshing and protective “energy shower.”

Color Symbolism - Gold

Gold – Use gold to strengthen and recharge the entire aura. Gold is said to be the color of spirit merged in the flesh, and often signifies the higher realms and a deep connection with the Divine. You can wear gold to help raise your vibration if you are a healer or a channel.

Color Symbolism - Silver

Silver – Use silver to purge and clean the aura. Invokes the feminine energy, and the energy of the moon.  You can actually wear silver for its ability to neutralize negative energy.

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