Using the Colors of Nature

Using the Colors of Nature

Look around you.  Color is everywhere in nature, so much so that it is ingrained in us.  Trees and grass we know to be green.  As such, green symbolizes life for us.  The sun is yellow. Light represents life and as such, yellow has come to mean happiness and joy.  When yellow is lacking, we can feel depressed or anxious.  These are not coincidences or accidents.  Nature is designed this way.  These colors are given to us by nature through what is known as the sciences of signatures.  Basically, the science of signatures is the way nature designates the functions of things through color.

So how can we take advantage of this?  One way is to work with what nature has given us, for example natural essences or crystals.  When used properly and under the guidance of an experienced practitioner, these very powerful tools can quickly shift people.

When a client comes in and is very depressed, lacking energy or just generally listless, yellow, orange or red might be colors we look at.  Yellow, as mentioned above, is about joy.  Orange is pure bliss.  And red is energy and passion.  Depending on what is going on with that person, we may use crystals of those colors to help them through whatever is causing these issues.  For example, if we determine yellow is the color they need, we can look at citrine (sunny yellow), pyrite (golden yellow) or lemon quartz (yellow olive).  All of these crystals are different shades of yellow but not all will help with your specific need.

Recently, I had a client who needed yellow.  I first worked with pyrite with her.  However, when she was working with it, it didn’t seem to help her.  Instead, she said it made her feel heavy.  That was my cue that it was not for her.  You see, although pyrite is yellow, it tends toward a golden shade of yellow and it also has very powerful grounding and stabilizing energies, which was not what she needed.  She needed to be more uplifted and feel lighter.  So I next tried citrine with her and the results were immediate and very obvious.  She felt instantly lighter and happier.  I knew I had found what she needed.  So as you see, although color is a strong indicator of what we need to become whole, different shades and hues will give us different outcomes.

The next time you are feeling a little down, why not make some time and get out into that bright yellow sunshine to absorb some joy which you can infuse into your life?  Just as nature intended!

The Benefits of Color and Light Therapy

The Benefits of Color and Light Therapy

Color and light therapy has been around for thousands of years. Although nowadays it is being touted as something new and cutting edge, the reality is our ancestors were using it thousands of years ago. The very basic premise of working with light and color is that we are energy beings and as such, are made up of color and light. If our colors are out of balance, then we are out of balance.

Did you know that the ancient Egyptians were one of the earliest civilizations to use color in healing? They worshipped the sun, knowing that without light there can be no life. They colored their floors green and their windows blue, all to mimic what nature has given us. They used crystals, by allowing the sun to shine through them, and their properties of color for healing. They painted different rooms different colors and each was used for different reasons.

In today’s world, it is no different. For example, businesses are realizing the potential of color in their advertising. Have you ever wondered why all the fast food companies use basically the same colors: red and yellow? Look at McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s, just to name a few. This is because these colors have been scientifically proven to be stimulating, including stimulating hunger.

So if the ancients used color and light and modern day institutions do so as well, why would you not consider the benefits for yourself? If our colors are out of balance, we can feel out of balance as well. This can affect us physically, mentally and emotionally. When working with color, a knowledgeable practitioner can assess how you are out of balance and what colors can help to bring you back into balance, giving you a deeper sense of well-being and ease to the body, mind and spirit.

Just think about how you feel on a bright sunny day versus a gloomy rainy day. All the color of that bright day affects your mood: the clear blue of the sky, the joyful yellow of the shining sun, the life affirming green of the grass and trees. Now think about a gloomy rainy day. Everything seems gray and colorless and seems to affect your mood as well. None of this is happenstance. Color does affect everything we do and feel, whether we are conscious of it or not.

Working with color and light is a beautiful way to bring peace and balance back into your life. It is painless and relatively quick. It can provide vitality and more energy, physically, mentally and emotionally. So why not try it out for yourself?

Transformational Crystals for the Soul

Transformational Crystals for the Soul

Transformation crystals for the soul. What does this mean?

All crystals are transformational in their own way. They all impact us and can change the energies both within us and around us. This is because at their core, they are light and that is what light does. However, some crystals are known more than others for their ability to help shift things. Today I’d like to talk about a few of them.

One of the better known ones is amethyst. Amethyst is known for its beautiful violet color, which can range from a very deep royal purple to a pale lilac. Amethyst is a form of quartz and quartz is an amplifier. Amethyst can help to stimulate the upper chakras, allowing you to connect with the higher realms and to your own spirituality. It is known very specifically as a transformational crystal, partly due to its color. Violet is inherently transformation and healing. As such, amethyst is also known as a great healer. It is a staple when used in crystal healing. A large piece of amethyst, such as a geode or cathedral, can easily shift the energies in a room, bringing in light and raising the vibration.

Another one (and one of my favorites) is selenite. Selenite is named for the moon goddess Selene and can come in different forms and even in a few different colors, but is best known for its milky white color. It has a satin look to it, especially when polished, but either way you can easily see the grains that run through it. This crystal is used to bring light and to help connect to the angels. It opens a pathway of light between you and your guides and angels. I think it’s a must to have in every room, as well as having a small piece that you can carry with you. The vibration of this crystal is so high that it’s one of the few crystals that never need energetic cleaning.

Finally, we have black tourmaline. Black tourmaline, like all black stones, is very protective. However, of all the protective stones available, black tourmaline is the most powerful simply because not only does it protect you and your aura of negative energies but it has the capability to return that negativity to the sender. In this way, it can help others to realize that they may be unwittingly sending out negative energies and help them to shift as well. Black tourmaline is another crystal that should be in your home and on your person. Personally, I never leave home without it and I have my home, my office and my car gridded with it.

I hope I’ve helped you see that these beautiful creations of nature do more than just look pretty. They can help us and our space to shift to create the most optimal surroundings that we want to operate in.