The Girl With The Five Lads is a Fibromyalgia blog started in 2015. It is all about my daily life with my five sons, our two dogs and our baby tortoise. I write a lot of health and illness, passions, holistic therapies, personal thoughts and our day to day life together.
Thursday, 27 April 2017
The impact of colour on mood with chronic illness.
The universe is permeated with colour and it is said that colour around you can have a direct affect on your mood. The impact of colour on mood is widely recognised not just by us spiritual folk. It is not a new therapy at all or something created by Dulux paint it dates way back to prehistoric humans and nature.
Colour therapy harnesses the seven colours of the spectrum to correct imbalance or disharmony within our bodies. It can also be used as a catalyst for the bodies healing process. In order to assist in balancing the person as a therapist, we must be able to ascertain the colour required in order the balance the colour energies.
The energy from birth, existence, and death of stars, galaxies immense amount of energy is produced. Things such as radiation, x-rays, radio waves are referred to as the electromagnetic spectrum. It travels in waves and without boring you with nanometers you just really need to understand that as well as having its own wavelength, each colour has a certain frequency, the rate at which its waves vibrate. Our eyes translate the energy of light into the nerve impulses which the brain then interprets as colour.
Have you ever had a cat sleep on your bed at night and you notice that just as you are about the fall asleep the cat purrs?
This is because as you become very relaxed, your body's electromagnetic energy changes emitting a pale blue light that is visible to cats. The cats find this colour pleasurable as it makes them feel safe and so they purr.
Colour is simply a form of visible light, of electromagnetic energy. All the primary colors reflected in the rainbow carry their own unique healing properties. The sun alone is a wonderful healer! Just imagine what life would be like without the sunshine. It has been proven that lack of sunlight contributes to depression for some people.
The Colors You Wear Can Reflect Your Emotional State
Have you taken inventory of your wardrobe lately?
You may be in a fashion rut and need to introduce some new articles of clothing into your wardrobe with different colors that will best reflect your mood swings. Wearing the wrong color can make you feel out of sorts with yourself.
Green is considered to be one of the most healing among all the colors.
Because green is the color of trees and grasses it is a wonderful color choice to wear anytime you are wanting to feel more in-tune with mother nature. Green, in general, represents the Spring season and new growth.
Choose bright and lighter greens to wear whenever you are embarking on something new or wish to turn over a new leaf.
Wearing blue helps create a place of calm and serenity.
Wearing ocean hues of blue is especially calming. Indigo or darker blues can offer more of a comfort zone feeling, almost as if you are sinking into a pool of warm water.
Pale or lighter colored blues can be wonderfully uplifting, a nice shade of blue to choose to wear if you are feeling a bit nervous or edgy.
Wearing greys and blacks can be depressive.
Let's face it, black and gray are fashion basics. We all have the basic black suit or black dress slacks that are a must wear for a number of different social settings. Aside from the slinky spaghetti strapped number you have hanging in the back of the closet, you likely choose to wear black because you prefer to blend in and not make any statement.
Orange urges you to get out into the world and create something grand!
Orange is a very high energy color. It's creativity juices are extremely intoxicating and sweet tasting. Wearing orange is fun and can make you feel quite playful. Artists love dabbling with orange hues.
Orange screams with sexual energy too, not surprising since orange is associated with the sacral chakra.
Wearing pink conveys compassion and an open heart.
Most people associate pink with babies, little girls, and feminine energies. But more than feeling feminine, wearing pink conveys compassion and an open heart chakra. When people are wearing pink, whether they are male or female, they appear approachable and capable of loving others. If you wish to feel more heart-connected with others or with your own reaching for that pastel pink sweater from your closet to wear. If pastel colors don't suit you, instead, try on something in bright fuchsia.
Wearing purple shows others that you want to be noticed.
Purple is seldom worn as a neutral color. Purple is the wrong color choice to make if you are wanting to blend in among others as you go about your business. The color purple, especially shades of violet, will definitely make a statement. Wearing purple shows others that you want to be noticed. If it is your desire to feel special and unique then purple is the right color choice.
Red can really pack a punch when needed.
Red is a very powerful color. Wear red whenever you feel a need to portray confidence or would like to boost your self-esteem. However, be aware that wearing too much red can make a person come off a little too intimidating to others who may lack self-confidence in themselves.
Wearing darker shades of red can feel a bit gloomy, so if you are in a mood for a good sulk, go ahead.
Wearing white will help reduce any nagging feelings of disappointment or drudge.
White represents cleansing and new beginnings. Putting on a white blouse feels like being given an opportunity to start the day with a clean slate. Wearing a white garment, as long as it hasn't taken on any discoloration from too much laundering, can offer a fresh and bright outlook.
Yellow is the perfect color to wear whenever your spirit needs an uplift.
Yellow carries the same healing qualities associated with the sun. It offers warmth, optimism, and light.
All shades of yellows and golds will cheer you up and help make you feel happier. Wearing yellow out into the world makes an affirmation statement. It shows off your sunny outlook.
So next time you are feeling down in the dumps, have a look at what colour you are wearing and your surroundings.