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Color Therapy

By: Susanne Murphy

Senior Color Consultant for Colour Energy

Imagine empowering everyday with the energy you need!

One of the things I try to teach people is that you have a choice everyday on what type of day you would like to have. This means you can choose to have a great day or a not so great day. Some mornings it is a little bit more difficult to think that this is possible... but it is! Imagine kick starting every day with colour and some positive thoughts and intentions. As you are the master of your own domain, it is up to you to do something to make your day be the best it can possibly be. But if you don't put 100% of yourself into an energizing morning ritual, your day may not be filled with wonder. Also remember that "colour tools" work on an unconscious level... helping you to achieve your goals.

What I suggest is that either the night before or first thing when you wake up, plan what energy you need. (I recommend the more stimulating colours of red, orange, or yellow in the morning to get you going and help you last throughout the day.) Start by taking a stimulating Colour BathT. (If you don't have time to take a bath, do a power shower by plugging the drain and adding a little of the Colour Bath to make an energy foot bath while your shower.) Next envision the power of that colour invigorating its connecting chakra centre feeding it the vitality you need to have a great day. If you specifically think of the traits from the colour that you would like then there is even more power added to your intention. Following your bath or power shower eat the same coloured foods or drink its energy through a juice or tea. Even dress in that colour or listen to music of that energy.

For example, when I chose to have a "red day" I begin by doing a power shower in red. While I am standing in the vibrant red hue I envision the power of the red coming up my legs through the reflex zones in my feet. I see the red energy giving me its vitality and strength to accomplish my goals of the day. I feel its passion and its courage connect to my being allowing me to walk forward in life with confidence and self-esteem. Spiritually I know I exist and that I am part of the universal flow in my physical body. I feel the power of the red strengthening my back and reproductive system and also giving me the foundation and support to accomplish my heart's desires. And at the end I envision any negative attachments of anger or unwanted aggression, which I no longer want go down the drain!

When you consciously bring in a power you have a choice on how you want to use it! So use it to have a positive and fun day, and use it to empower yourself! And remember if it has taken you a life time to acquire your energy to the point that it is today... it may take you a while to shift your energy to a more optimal level. It's like school. If you are not so good in one subject you may not make the grade. Similarly if one chakra centre is not so strong you have to do homework to build up your knowledge and understanding of it!

Following are some wonderful affirmations you can use while doing your morning colour "homework."

Consciously create the life you want!

Bring your awareness to the physical level, by using the RED energy. Feel yourself being solid in the world. You can ask yourself why am I here? or What is my purpose? Feel that you exist in your RED body.

Breathe in life's joy of the ORANGE energy and connect to living in the present. Slow yourself down by breathing smoothly and deeply. Choose what you want to feel with each breathe in. Exhale any uncomfortable feelings. Remember to keep breathing and move the energy. Consciously release any negative feelings that are hidden or stuck in your body.

Become aware of your thoughts using the intellect of the YELLOW energy. Are you choosing your thoughts? Are they empowering? Gently guide and lead your thoughts to where you would like them to be. Know that what you believe as truth will become your truth... so choose what you decide to believe.

Create harmony and balance in your life with the GREEN energy. Be around nature (or nurture yourself in a Green Colour Bath). Develop the qualities in yourself that you want to receive from others so you will magnetize them from your relationships. Make the decision to allow yourself to receive.

Express yourself using the BLUE energy. Look at every situation in life as an opportunity for yourself and everyone you come in contact with. Even saying "no" to someone is an opportunity. It is an opportunity for you to set boundaries and trust yourself, for the other person to deal with other people decisions, and for them to make their own empowering choices.

Use your intuitive abilities and your empathetic INDIGO energy in an honouring respectful way, especially to yourself. Again choosing the most empowering path you can foresee, and focusing your energy on that.

Expand your vision of yourself and feel that wonderful energy of VIOLET's inspiration, and take yourself to even higher levels of living the life you are consciously creating.

It is helpful for you to understand which energies you are using the most as well as the least. With knowing this information you can learn how you can bring every energy up to its fullest potential; thereby, consciously creating what you want instead of what you don't want. The Colour Energy Book or Personality Test is a great tool for finding out where you are at and what tools you can use to enhance the quality of your life.

What is Colour Energy?

Sunlight is our main source and provider of light, heat and energy. Not only does sunlight sustain all life on Earth, but also it sustains the Earth itself. It provides plants with the energy for photosynthesis, which in turn sustains the lives of all animals and humans. Sunlight consists of energies in the form of the electromagnetic waves and part of this electromagnetic energy includes cosmic rays, gamma rays, x-rays, visible light rays (colour), infrared rays, microwaves and short and long waves (radio waves). We utilize many of these energies in our daily lives; however, we seem not to put much emphasis on the visible light rays. We refer to them as the visible light rays because of all the energies mentioned above we can visually see light rays. By holding a prism towards the sun, we can break down the visible spectrum of light rays into seven different beams of colour. Light rays consist of the seven colour energies: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. We can see these seven colours in a rainbow, drop of rain or dew and even in a snowflake.

Colour and light are inseparable. Each colour of the visible light rays has a different wavelength and vibrational frequency, which affects us differently. Red has the longest wavelength and the slowest vibrational frequency, which we recognize as warm and stimulating; however, violet has the shortest wavelength and the fastest frequency, which we recognize as a cool and calming energy. We receive light and colour information through our eyes, which then stimulates the retina and its cells, rods and cones. These "colour" impulses travel through the optic nerve to the visual cortex of the brain via the pituitary, trigging other glands and their hormone secretion to other parts of the body. Many body functions are stimulated or retarded by light and the different colours of light.

Since light and its colours physically affect glands and hormones, they will also have a marked influence on our moods and feelings. Science has proven that certain colours can calm the mind while others stimulate mental activity. We need light energy for nourishing our brain, our emotions and our physical body. Light can also enter through our skin and our breath. As well, we can receive additional colour energy through a balance of various coloured foods, herbs, vitamins, aromatherapy, sound, gemstones, minerals, clothing, decor and colour bathing.

How Does Colour Affect You?

Most people don't realize the power of colour (yet). Think of when you eat certain foods or take a vitamin... do you really know how it affects your whole system?body, mind and spirit? Probably not. To understand the affect of something you have to educate yourself and study its effects. For example, to learn how colour influences you try bringing in a colour's power by using different tools. Note things like: what is the best way for you to feel a colour's energy (bathing in a colour, eating foods of a specific colour, wearing a colour, etc.); through what senses are you best stimulated; and how long do you need to use a colour to notice its affects. Colour has been proven to have various results on your mood and physical level. Colour is a fun and effective way to energize you. And remember it is even quoted in the scriptures: "Let there be light." Light is colour and colour is light... so give it a try!

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