Showing posts with label therapy. Show all posts
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Thursday, 12 June 2014

The effects of Colour on Us

Written by Mathew Naismith

Supplement: There's been a few people queering me about the colour of their own clothes they wear and what they would mean. If you click on the links supplied you will get a better idea of this than what I can give you. Also wearing darker cloths doesn't necessarily mean something bad, especially if our perception is colourful and not just black and white. I believe a black and white perception isn't bad it's just not open to other perceptions where's a technicolour perception is open to these perceptions. Colour in our lives helps us to open up to other perceptions, it gives us acceptance of things beyond our present conscious understanding.   

This post is going on from my last post titled Technicolour Dreamtime, A Reality. In this post I will psychologically illustrate the importance of colour schemes in our lives and what they tell us about ourselves and each other’s, I will use different links to help me do this.  I will also show that colour therapy has been around since ancient times and how wearing some colours can protect us from discord.

First of all I would like to go into why technicolouring works at making us feel good as it’s usually a flurry of different colours mixed together randomly.  It’s not the flurry of different colours randomly mixed together that make us feel good but usually a balanced of these colours mixed together, balance is the key here as of anything in our lives. If on the other hand a technicholour image isn't balanced we will get a different reaction to the said image however this can also be balanced out by various symbols used within these images.

Take a pink heart enveloped by a white shade, the white exuberates the love of the pink heart. What if we used a darker shade instead of a white shade enveloping the pink heart? We of course get quite the opposite effect.  You might ask what the point of knowing all this is!! By taking notice of what you are attracted to define where you are at mentally as our mentality defines what awareness around us we are going to take in or not.  If we are attracted to dark images, we are not going to be as open to other perceptions outside of our own perception than if we were attracted to light images.

The following link goes into the effects of colours and shades have on us.

The following link goes into the science of the effects of colours have on us since ancient times.

Extract: Color Psychology as Therapy

Several ancient cultures, including the Egyptians and Chinese, practiced chromotherapy, or the use of colors to heal. Chromotherapy is sometimes referred to as light therapy or colourology and is still used today as a holistic or alternative treatment.

In this treatment:
Red was used to stimulate the body and mind and to increase circulation.
Yellow was thought to stimulate the nerves and purify the body.
Orange was used to heal the lungs and to increase energy levels.
Blue was believed to soothe illnesses and treat pain.
Indigo shades were thought to alleviate skin problems.

We use a lot of colour these days but our perceptions are in black and white due to human conditioning. I think a black and white world, especially perceptively, isn’t obviously going to build upon a very harmonious existence but a world built upon colourful perception would, I presume, have quite the opposite effect. Most people who have built this black and white world wear black and white cloths especially to important functions; this does have an effect and an effect on all of us.

The following link looks at colour in a more spiritual sense, how what we wear determines our own moods, vulnerabilities and resistances to outside influences.

Extract: At many formal functions we see people wearing a black and white combination such as a tuxedo. The world sees this type of formal wear as the epitome of elegance and social grace. However at a spiritual level the story is very different. The subtle-vibrations from a very sattvik colour such as white and a very tamasik colour such as black actually fight each other. This fight leads to the creation of distressing vibrations which only increases the possibility of being affected by negative energies. From a spiritual perspective it is therefore not recommended to wear clothes, such as a tuxedo, with a black and white combination.

Colour schemes determine the way we are going to perceive which determines in how we react within ourselves and to the rest of the world.  If we surround ourselves, wear or are attracted to darker shades we will most likely be less harmonious within our perceptions but if we surround ourselves, wear or are attracted to the lighter shades we will most likely be more harmonious.  Lighter shades don’t necessarily mean we will be harmonious but there is a better chance of it. Being attracted to balanced technicolour scheme certainly can help one be more constructively perceptive within our ways.  Bring on the technicolour dreaming…..