Colours abound in our daily lives, from the clothing we wear, the foods we eat and to our surroundings. Each colour has its own unique energy and the colours we are drawn to whether we like or dislike them can give us insight into our subconscious and emotions. Working with colour helps to unlock the inner workings of the subconscious mind and can be used for support on multiple levels, emotionally physically and spiritually. At Nurturing with Miranda we incorporate a little Colour Therapy into all of our sessions to receive extra insight on what may be happening below the surface that you may not necessarily be aware of.
When working with colours, we can look at it from a few different perspectives. What we like or are drawn to, what we don’t like and move away from and how do they make you feel? When we look at our wardrobe for example, what colours do you tend to wear most? Are there any particular colours that are missing or that you don’t like? Answers to these questions can provide valuable insight as to what is going on for you at an underlying energetic and emotional level, often relating back to the chakras or the energy centres of the body. If we are then aware of how we want to feel or notice certain colours are missing, we can deliberately and consciously choose to work with particular colours to bring ourselves back into balance. Working with colour can also enhance our body’s energy centres, which can help our body’s natural healing process.
Colour is not only closely connected and intertwined with the energy centres or chakras of the body, but is also interconnected with every aspect of energy including crystals, numerology and even essential oils. As there are so many variations and shades of colour which also have different meaning, below is a quick guide for colours relating to the chakras to give you a general starting point. There is also a fantastic diagram on this page which has great key words related with different colours and their associated emotional state of being.
Base or Root Chakra (Muladhara) is represented by the colour red and is associated with the term ‘I am’. Located at the base of your spine, this chakra often relates to safety, security and strength, the core of who you feel you are.
Sacral Chakra (Svadisthana) is represented by the colour orange and is associated with the term ‘I feel’. Located just below your belly button is where we often hold our emotions and the place of ‘giving birth’ to new ideas, creativity and playfulness
Solar Plexus (Manipura) is represented by the colour yellow and is associated with the term ‘I do’. Located just below the top of your ribcage often relates to physical stamina (energy), sunny, cheerful and optimistic
Heart Chakra (Anahata) is represented by the colour green and is associated with the term ‘I love’. Located in the centre of your chest in line with your heart relates to areas of love and relationships, with others as well as ourselves. Balance,
Throat Chakra (Visuddha) is represented by the colour blue and is associated with the term ‘I speak’. Located around your adams apple of your throat often relates to self expression, speaking up.
Crown Chakra (Sahasrara) is represented by the colour violet and is associated with the term ‘I understand’. Located at the top of your head relates to connection with the divine and your higher self. Connection, meditative and calm.