By Steve Clayton
A good addition to many self-healing exercises is the inclusion of colour.
Our seven major Chakras and the seven corresponding layers of our aura field each share a principal colour. It should be no surprise that these seven colours are the seven colours found in a rainbow. Everything is much more intimately related than we may realize.
Starting with the Root Chakra and working upwards the colours run red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet.
Before I proceed discussing colour any further there are those of you who say one can use white light to heal as white light contains all the colours of the spectrum. This is a valid point. The choice boils down to personal preference. There is no right or wrong. Honour what works best for you.
As any of you who have been to our home know, Kim and I love colour, bright colour, strong colour…we just love colour! So, for me, when I self-heal or heal others I prefer to visualize, to feel, to become the colour I am using at any given moment.
Each colour has its own unique wavelength, affects us uniquely, and is different from another colour as one chakra’s purpose is different from another chakra’s. Tuning into these differences on a more intimate level adds another dimension to the healing process.
How to Attune to Colour
The best way to become more attuned to colour is to meditate upon that colour. Wear an article of clothing corresponding to the colour you are meditating upon or have an object or piece of paper that matches the colour you wish to bond with.
As you begin to meditate set your intention to create a sacred space within you for the colour to enter. Fill that space up with the colour (i.e. red) and then allow the red wavelengths to flow out of the sacred space permeating both your physical body and your aura field. Feel the colour red, visualize yourself as totally red and become familiar with how this feels physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, truly becoming one with the colour red. Repeat for each of the other colours.
How to do this is up to you. In the beginning I liked to meditate upon one colour for fifteen to thirty minutes a day for one week. The next week I moved on to another of the chakra colours, and the week after another for eight weeks. I added white light to my list as that is the colour I use when various parts of my body feel obliged to remind me I am no longer a spring chicken.
You may prefer to work with a new colour each day and repeating that cycle for a number of weeks until you are comfortable with each colour. There is no right or wrong; there is what feels best and works best for you.
The Colour Advantages
Once attuned to colours you will find your self-healings and other healings are ramped up a couple of notches. As the intensity of the energy increases, you distinguish the feel of each colour.
A perk of this, if you are like me and do not see colour all the time with your physical eyes, is that you will see colour with your third eye and feel the colour in your body and energy field. The information you intuit this way is as valid as anything you can see with your eyes.
So become familiar with colours, practice on yourself as you bond with each colour and, above all, have fun with colour. I do not subscribe to a lot of rules when it comes to healing but one rule I do believe in is this: healthy colours feel healthy and joyful. Embrace the joy!