With Color and the Human Aura
By Rev. Simeon
It has been
known for eons of time that color plays a major role in setting
up a particular mood or state of mind. Yet, only recently have design
artists put into practice that which the ancients knew all along:
color does affect one's feelings, moods, and emotions. Whereas,
in the past, so many of our hospitals and schools were painted that
ubiquitous institutional green, we now have these places of learning
and healing painted in vibrant shades of hues which help stimulate
the mind and the emotions to a condition of healing and well-being.
We all respond,
in some way, to our color environment. Most people know that bedrooms
should not be painted in bright, flashy reds or yellows, because
these colors tend to stimulate the body and inhibit relaxation and
sleep. Blue is often associated with cold and astringency, while
red tends to conjure up thoughts of soothing warmth. Even our vocabulary
suggests conditions of "icy blue" and "warm red."
color and its healing implications, we must address a very important
concept: that of cause and effect. True healing comes about when
the cause of the condition or illness is addressed and transformed.
If healing goes no further than a mere relief or masking of the
symptoms, then, eventually, that which brought about the need for
healing, in the first place, will resurface and manifest itself
within the body in one form or another.
The aura is
an effect -- an outward expression -- of that which is taking place
within the mind, the soul, and the spirit of the individual. Thus,
any healing technique which deals only with the aura or the energy
field of the individual tends to accomplish one thing: it jump starts
the individual, so to speak, and gives him or her an added boost
of energy. That energy boost then allows that person's own internal
healing mechanism to become mobilized into greater activity.
which are purely physical in nature, such an energy jump-start may
be all that is necessary. But, if the root cause of the illness
is internal in nature -- as it so often is -- then this type of
healing must be complemented with true Spiritual Healing, where
the power of God's Healing and Holy Spirit can, then, intervene
-- if necessary -- and effect a cure. But even here, the individual
must change that which needs to be changed, or the condition which
brought about the disease will eventually manifest again. God can
effect miracles and miraculous healings, through the channels of
prayer and Spiritual Healing, but not even God can force the individual
to change internally. That would be God's interfering with His most
profound gift to us: the freedom of choice.
in mind, let us look at how color can impact the aura and help jump-start
the tired or diseased body. Color healing, known as Chromotherapy,
can be implemented in a number of ways. The ancients built great
halls of color healing, where individuals entered and were bathed
in light that was filtered through various colored glass panels
trance guide of Rev. Fulton, tells us that, in ancient Egypt, people
were often dipped in vats of colored pigment, in order to help effect
a cure. Other methods of color healing involved the grinding up
of crystals and gemstones that would be ingested.
water is another way in which the energy of color can be taken into
the body. This is an easy and inexpensive way in which to become
personally involved in color healing. Simply place purified water
within a colored bottle and allow it to be bathed in sunlight for
a period of time. The rays of the sun, filtered through the colored
bottle, energize the water along a specific line of color vibration.
What you end up with is a healing tonic.
healers often supplement their healing work with color healing.
As they lay their hands on the patient, they mentally direct specific
color rays into the patient's aura and body. Oftentimes, the color
used is inspired by Spirit.
of using color in healing point to our basic contention: color does
impact the human aura and, consequently, the human body.
that a knowledge of color, its subtleties, and its uses in the healing
arts is a life-long pursuit. However, we can give you a very general
guideline and synopsis of the various colors within the spectrum
and how they can be used by the aura and body, specifically for
Here are the
basic colors and their significance to the aura and healing.
is called "The Great Energizer" and "The Father of Vitality."
Red is warm, vital, heating. It loosens, opens up clogs, releases
stiffness and constrictions. It is excellent for areas that
have become stiffened or constricted.
Red links with and stimulates the root chakra, at the base
of the spine, causing the adrenal glands to release adrenalin.
This results in greater strength. Red causes hemoglobin to
multiply, thus increasing energy and raising body temperature.
It is excellent for anemia and blood-related conditions.
in the true color of the sun. Orange has a freeing action upon
the body and mind, relieving repressions.
Because orange is a blend of red and yellow, it combines physical
energy with mental wisdom, inducing a transformation between
lower physical reaction and higher mental response. Thus,
it is often referred to as "The Wisdom Ray."
Orange is warm, cheering, non-constricting. Through orange,
we are able to heal the physical body (red) and, at the same
time, induce within the mind (yellow) greater understanding
on how the body may be kept in good repair. Orange helps assimilate
new ideas and stimulate mental enlightenment. It is also helpful
in dealing with excess sexual expression.
Finally, orange links very strongly with the sacral chakra.
helps strengthen the nerves and the mind. It helps awaken mental
inspiration and stimulates higher mentality. Thus, it is an
excellent color for nervous or nerve-related conditions or ailments.
Yellow links with and stimulates the solar plexus, or psychic
center. It can be used for psychic burnout or other psychic-related
conditions or ailments.
Yellow can be used for conditions of the stomach, liver, and
intestines. It helps the pores of the skin and aids scarred
tissue in healing itself. It also has a very enriching effect
upon the intellect and the brain.
Like the color of gold, yellow represents the highest of the
physical colors. "Worth its weight in gold" applies to yellow.
people associate blue with healing. However, green is the universal
healing color. The ancient Egyptians and Chinese used green
as the primary color of healing. Why is that? Because green
is midway in the color spectrum; therefore, it contains both
a physical nature and a spiritual nature, in equal balance and
in equal harmony. Thus, green can be used for just about any
condition in need of healing. When in doubt, green will always
Green is the color of Nature and the earth. It is balance
and harmony in essence and possesses a soothing influence
upon both mind and body. It is neither relaxing nor astringent
in its impact.
In rededicating our Church's Healing Vigil, Spirit suggested
that we use green as the Vigil's representative color, and
for a very good reason.
Green links with and stimulates the heart chakra. Therefore,
it is, truly, representative of Spiritual Healing, because
love is the motivating power behind all healing.
In a more practical sense, green affects blood pressure and
all conditions of the heart. It has both an energizing effect
and a moderating or soothing effect.
Edwin Babbitt, in his classic, "The Principles of Light and
Color," states that "The Blue Ray is one of the greatest antiseptics
in the world."
Blue is cooling, electric, astringent. It helps bleeding,
decreases fevers, and cures soar throats. Blue can have a
sedative effect, as expressed in the remark of "feeling blue."
It is a very positive color, indicating loyalty and reliability,
as expressed in the sentiment of being "true blue."
Blue links with and stimulates the throat chakra. The throat
chakra is often referenced as the "power center" and "the
greatest center in the body" because it is the primary center
of expression and communication, through speech. Thus, the
effect of blue upon this center and the aura, in general,
is quite profound.
Blue can be used for any type of ailments associated with
speech, communication, or the throat. Solarized blue water
is an excellent tonic for laryngitis or inflammation of the
is a great purifier of the bloodstream and also benefits mental
problems. It is a freeing and purifying agent.
Indigo combines the deep blue of devotion with a trace of
stabilizing and objective red. Indigo is cool, electric, and
astringent. It is, also, the color ray used by Spirit to help
entrance a medium.
Indigo links with and stimulates the brow chakra (third eye)
and controls the pineal gland. It governs both physical and
spiritual (not psychic) perception; that is, clairvoyance,
clairaudience, and clairsentience. Thus, it can be of great
assistance in dealing with ailments of the eyes and ears,
as well as assisting in problems or conditions related to
Finally, indigo is considered the ray of the Holy Spirit.
is truly the color of the divine Spirit. Violet works only
on the levels of the Spirit. It is generally not used for
physical conditions; however, some color experts believe that
it does provide nourishment to the cells in the upper brain
and does have a link with the crown chakra. Furthermore, it
helps expand the horizons of our Divine understanding.
Violet should be used only for spiritually-related problems.
Leonardo da Vinci proclaimed that you can increase the power
of meditation ten-fold by meditating under the gentle rays
of Violet, as found in Church windows.
is the perfect color; for it is all color, in perfect balance
and harmony. It is the color of the awakened Spirit; the light
of perfection; the light of the Christ and Buddhic consciousness.
It is also the Divine Light.
Just about everyone has heard of surrounding people with the
"White Light of Healing and Protection." Directing white into
the aura helps stimulate the person's own divine nature into
healing the self.
Thus, we have
a brief synopsis of the basic colors and their uses in color healing
with the aura. Again, this is but a guideline. The student of color
healing can spend years researching the subtle nuances of how color
and its multitude of vibrations can be used within the aura, in
order to help effect a healing.
to remember concerning color and the aura -- when it comes to healing
-- is that complete healing generally comes about through some type
of internal transformation. Heal the self and the body will, surely,
and we cannot stress this enough -- healing ultimately comes from
and is graced by God and God's Holy and Healing Spirit. Color is
but one tool that we can use in order to complement the healing
which God offers us, through prayer and intercession. It must never
replace prayer and meditation; nor must it ever replace genuine
spiritual healing; healing which passes through the Spirit of the
healing channel, linked with God's Spirit.
If you need
healing, or know of someone who does, first go to God, the Source
of all healing; then, be mindful of what tools God offers to help
effect the healing.
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