“Colours are the smiles of nature.”
What a beautiful way to see colour.
The ancient Chinese saw that Colours in Nature as well as in our food, our home, our clothes had a huge impact on our health and well being. Over time they started to notice that different colours had different impacts on the body, mind and soul.
In Medical Qigong, a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine, aligns the many healing benefits of colour for the chakras and different organ systems of the body as follows:
Magenta is the colour for the Brain, Pineal gland
Navy blue is supportive for Eyesight, Ears.
Blue is for the throat.
Pinks are used to support the Higher Heart chakra.
The Colour Green is used to support the Heart, Lungs, Liver, Kidneys,
Yellow, Gold and Green support the Gallbladder, Small, Large Intestines, Spleen, Stomach and Digestion.
Orange, Red and Gold support Reproductive, Sexual organs and the Bowels.
Here are five ways to invite these healing colours into the body.
- You can use your awareness and meditate while seeing the different areas filling with Colour.
Take a moment to simply sit and allow yourself to bathe your organs in Colour. Using the colours from above for the appropriate organs, simply close your eyes and breath as if you are surrounded by a bubble of your colour of choice.
As you inhale, allow your organ of choice to fill, cleanse and energize with the colour and as you exhale imagine removing any toxicity, stagnant energy (heavy emotions, thoughts, physical problems) from the body.
Continue to do this until you feel refreshed and revitalized.
2. You can also eat Colourful Food to support healing for the organs.
One of my favourite ways to bring in colour is to allow my plate at mealtime to represent the different colours of the rainbow. As we enter the summer months, this gets easier and easier to obtain the nutrients from all the different coloured fruit and vegetables grown locally. Whether raw, cooked or steamed, by adding colour to your plate, you are adding the healing properties of the rich colours to your body. Try this out by going to your local supermarket and/or farmer’s market and fill your shopping bag with colourful offerings.
3. You can wear Clothes which are the Colour you are trying to invoke.
A very simply way to shift your mood and invoke the healing properties of colour is to include it in your clothing choices. Feeling a little low, bring in a little red /orange to your wardrobe. giving more energy and vitality for your Organs .You can also wrap a scarf of your colour choice around an Area needing extra care or even a blanket if you are feeling in need of comfort!.
Bring more awareness to your needs and wear the colour that supports those needs. and indulge in the joy of that colour!
4. You can use Chinese harmonizing philosophy of Feng Shui to decorate your home with healing colours that support your vitality.
Allow your home to become a place of colour for vitality and well being. Add plants or flowers to bring in more excitement. Paint your walls to add more life and energy to a room. Have furniture or wall hanging that bring you joy. A general rule of thumb is to honour your internal Feng Shui and bring in the colours that energize you and your surroundings.
5. You can also walk in nature viewing all the beautiful colours of the plants, flowers and trees around you.
Feel the energyof allowing yourself to move through nature. Give yourself the gift of noticing the different colours and hues around you. Walk slowly and simply , feel your feet sinking into the earth, grounding, breath in this vibrancy into your body. Imagine these colours releasing any stress, anxiety, anger, worry or fear and feel yourself fill with love, compassion and the sense that you are perfect as you are.
Remember that you are supported in many ways via the Colours that you see, feel and taste. Let your choices be ones that offer you healing and vitality.
Fill your Body, Home and Garden with the Joy of rainbow Colours.
Life is Art, live yours in Colour!