Need 4 Change
APRIL - The Colour In Your Life
Welcome to April's article and I hope it is going to be an interesting one for you all. This month is all about my favourite subject, colour. For some of you this news will not be new however for some of my readers it will be a new introduction to the World of Colour so I apologise in advance if you have heard it all before. Below is an example of God's colours - Spring time in full glory as captured in Holland. I have included a number of photographs depicting the huge variety of colours that surround us - a tribute to the tulip growers of the Netherlands.
Colour changes like the wind, one moment we are in the pink, the next we are passionate or angry in the red. Both are the same
colour but very different reactions, the same can be said about waking to a clear blue sky making you feel alive and fresh then the next minute you have the blues, feeling down and low.
As I am sure you all know using colour for healing is not a new thing and it has been around for centuries. However, if we are really honest with ourselves, we tend to take colour for granted and we do not really think about its impact on our daily lives and how it impacts our health or how it truly makes us feel.
In the distant past our ancestors and the indigenous tribes saw the makeup of colour from the sunlight and they accepted it as part of the divine and the quality of their life. Know that it does not matter which culture you look at they all contain colour within their religions, language, nationality and food. Therefore, I find it extremely profound and sad that in our modern day culture of neon lights, advertising, clothing and logos how ignorant the majority of people are about what colour is actually saying to us. On a psychological level it is affecting us all on a daily basis as to how we shop, how we are feeling, and how we act or react to others.
I personally see each person as a Rainbow Star. We all reflect our own colours through how we interact with others and how we address different situations.
We could be a person who is quite red and want other people to be; Brief, Be bright, and Be gone. Or you may be the opposite colour to red you may be a green person and you want people to show you that they care about you. A blue person could be the one who says give me the detail and I will get back to you. Or you could be that yellow person who has loads of ideas and lots of friends and loves to have pictures and nick-knacks around all the time.
Colour is so important, but it is also frequently ignored. The medical profession uses colour for healing, infra-red treatments, ultra violet treatments but further than that they are closed to how colour around a person can affect a patient's mood or well-being, however saying this I am now beginning to meet some doctors who are changing, so even the winds of change are happening in the medical quarter as well.
Now where is colour taking us and what are the colours saying about ourselves?
If we think of red as the "Will to be good", to help each other and to be passionate about what we do then red need not be seen just as anger or frustration this only limits us in what we wish to achieve or accomplish. When we add more loving light to the red, we get pink and this is the "Will to be compassionate" not only with ourselves but with others as well.
Then as we move up the scale of colour with the wind blowing us gently to bring change into ourselves, we come to coral. "The Will of co-operation" the effect that we experience from moment to moment in our thoughts, feelings and actions, coral is on the move at this very moment through many populations gathering together as one voice to express their desire for change. It is that will for co-operation rather than competition or dictatorship. Remember we have now moved into the last phase of the Mayan Calendar the aspect of Universal Consciousness, "All for One & One for All".
Orange is our next move, the "Will to receive". It is not the idea to always give and give, we need to be able to receive the joy, excitement, and bliss in life. Receive those gifts from others as well as from ourselves. When we have difficult times such as trauma or shock it is difficult to receive anything, but know that if you can relax every now and then and really laugh it helps to remove the tension and allows that aspect of ourselves to be open to receive that joy of life.
Gold is the centre between the orange and the yellow and it asks that we become centred within ourselves. Gold is the "Will of wisdom" It is that none judgment of ourselves or others so that we can evaluate and implement our lives in a way that we follow our own gut feelings rather than being pushed by others.
Then comes the yellow the "Will of self-worth, and with this comes the knowledge that you are perfect as you are because you are made in God's image, and you know you are loved from above at all times. With that will of self-worth comes self-empowerment.
We now need to cross the bridge over the diaphragm from our side world to our inside world and we travel across the olive green to the "Will of O-Live" as the stars that we are. It is the will to transmute any bitterness from the past into the light of love in the present and to offer the olive branch of peace and to O-Live. This colour gives strength to our own inner net rather like the connection with the physical internet.
We are now at the heart of the matter, the colour green the "Will to love" and this is the key to future success. We are at a turning point and the heart must no longer be the servant of the mind it must be the master of love that leads all of us to peace.
Turquoise the complimentary colour to coral, that movement of one voice spreading around the planet, it is the "Will to be heard". This can be through the spoken word, or the creative aspect of writing, dance, singing, cooking a beautiful meal, or even offering a helping hand to another in a creative way. Turquoise is the colour for this millennium with the complimentary of the coral working alongside it. We need to be gentle as you tread upon land and lend a hand where we can, and see each creature big or small as part of the whole. Where there is distress stop and help, this goes for each other as well as for animals big or small.
Blue is the "Will to communicate" and to trust that you can let go and let be. Blue is the joining of our voices to be heard above the indoctrination of fear that the news and the governments feed us on a daily basis. Be gentle with your words and your thoughts and feelings as this is an energy that causes the ripples within the universal consciousness and as we change to love, peace, and trust so we begin to change the world.
Royal blue/Indigo is the "Will to perceive". That each and every one of us are as precious as a Rainbow Star and that we are part of that rainbow reflecting our true spiritual selves through our own colours.
Violet is the "Will to change" to be of service to ourselves and then we can be of service to others. It is as we turn from violence and offer a helping hand, change can happen, it is up to us to bring the "Winds of Change" because there is a Need 4 Change.
Then magenta the "Will of grace of the divine", it is to see the divine in everything. It always amazes me how nature knows when to hibernate, when to begin to grow and produce its crops and how it multiplies. This for me is the colour magenta of the divine and the divine within us, the spiritual wonder in everything. The Love within the little things.
Lastly, we have the pure light that feeds us all. With each dawn the light is revealed to a new day, a new beginning and this is the "Will to see each other clearly", to see the colours they shine and what they are reflecting to us. We may not wish to see within ourselves that reflection because that would mean we would need to change, and change is scary. So, embrace the light and enjoy the ride anyway.
Now this has got me thinking!
Are we RATS or are we a STAR?
I had this thought the other day while putting this article together about rats and stars. The word Rats when you turn it around becomes Star rather like the word dog turn it around and it becomes God. Are we loyal like a dog and shine our own colourful star and we let ourselves be seen as colourful individuals or do we become one of the rats that live in the swarm and fight over our bits of food, territory, rather than seeing ourselves and everyone else as special.
I had this image of escalators going up and down to different levels taking people for their shopping in those large shopping malls. It reminded me of what a girlfriend said to me one day, "I notice you always start at the top of the store or mall and work your way down to the ground floor, why?"
It then struck me that after working with colour all these years my own soul colours are violet over red and it is called Head in Heaven, Feet on Earth. This then got me thinking, am I bringing Heaven to Earth? Then the Tree of Life popped into my head, am I coming from Kether, the top sphere in the Tree of Life, down to the bottom sphere Malkuth and grounding who I am? I am still pondering upon this metaphor of the tree and the rats and where I fit into this metaphor.
But let us take just one person out of that swarm and we will see that they are actually a star, sparkling with colour and expressing who they really are through the language of colour. We are all the colours of the rainbow, radiating through the energy vibration of our chakra system and we work with certain colours more than others which makes us who we are. But colour is changing in all of our lives and new colours are being recognised and appreciated giving us different messages for this unfolding future of ours. I feel it is exciting to explore these ideas today.
There are many Colour Systems out in the world and I give a number of different workshops over Zoom these days. If you would like to know more about my courses please let us chat.
Remember, "You are the colours you choose!"