Moving on from the last blog ~ https://annaenfyshealing.co.uk/a-colourful-life/ ~ it’s now time to move onto actual colours. I pulled the card in the photo intuitively, from my colour therapy deck (The Secret Language of Colour by Inna Segal) and got Orange and it is a great colour to start off with…
Orange ~ bright, beautiful, zingy and can be very in your face! Perhaps that is why people seem to fall into two definite camps where orange is concerned. Love it or hate it ~ we all need orange. How do you feel about orange? Which camp are you in? Is it a colour that features in your wardrobe I wonder or, is your initial action ‘Yuk’, wouldn’t be seen dead in it! Maybe you even have a really strong aversion to it?
Orange ~ the colour is linked to the sacral chakra and has the beautiful name of the Svadisthana and it lies just below the navel, in the pelvic area and it radiates this beautiful colour. Orange of course is a mix of red and yellow and this chakra lies between those that radiate red and yellow.
“Orange is red brought nearer to humanity by yellow. (” Wassily Kandinsky). This neat little quote seemed to fit the bill here :-)
Each chakra ‘bleeds’ into the next. Gentler than red, but warming and bringing with it a sense of joy and happiness.
So why do you need orange? It helps to bring balance to many physical and mental facets of us and can be used and introduced in many ways. It also holds feminine energy and is often used instead of red when working with colour therapy for the very reason that it is gentler. As an example, red would not be used with someone who has high blood pressure ~ orange or even pink (a mix of red and white) is the better alternative.
The colour can be used to overcome feelings of depression, problems with female reproduction and also with kidneys and the adrenals. Orange may help where there are bladder and kidney problems. Having these type of problems is a good indication that there is a lack of or, a blockage in that particular chakra. Digestion too can be affected by a lack of orange. Orange may help those who suffer from arthritis and rheumatism.
Orange also is a colour of creativity ~ so if you need to give those creative juices a boost !!! You know what to do, and if you don’t, here are a few pointers.
Don’t feel you have to wear orange if it really isn’t you, although you could try introducing the colour by way of a few accessories ~ looks great with blue and blue is the complementary colour of orange! Everyone absorbs colour naturally from their surroundings to, it is ‘ingested’ in many ways.
Try thinking about foods you might eat (or drink) that hold orange. Oranges are the obvious first ones, but how about carrot, mango, apricots, kumquats, orange peppers…… How many can you think of?
You could make a colour board, or cut out a picture that contains orange and concentrate or better still, meditate on this colour. Breathe it too! Yes I did say breathe it. Just close your eyes and envisage orange, breathe it in and feel it coursing round your body. So, as you take in colour from everywhere, have a think about your décor too! It has an effect. Using orange may stimulate appetite (as will red) so may be a good colour for a dining room or just dot some little bunches of orange flowers around the house. Crystals and oils too have colour rays they resonate with.
The softer orange tones, such as peach and apricot are gentler and could be a good choice if pure orange is just way too much for you. These are gentle, soft and more nurturing and worth giving a try!
The crystals in the photo are of sunstone and the oil is Sweet Orange. These too can be used to introduce orange, but more on crystals and oils further on in this series I think.
So, that was a quick journey around the colour orange……
If you wish to know more, just ask! The next colour will come shortly. I hope you enjoyed learning about Orange. Time now to go and put a bit of zing into my day. Until next time….. E x