How Does Colour Affect Wellbeing?
Did you realise that colour is far more powerful than just something pretty to look at?
Colour is a universal language that interacts with your brainwaves on a profound level. It can provide a window into our subconscious minds, our souls, our bodies, our blocks. AND, most importantly, it’s the key to freeing ourselves to shine.
For example, if you stare at something red, your heart-rate will increase, while if you look at something blue it will decrease. This is the effect of colour at its very simplest. However, you can go much deeper with this, and use specific colour combinations to release particular patterns within your energy field. It’s simple, accessible and powerful.
Colour Alchemy is my unique way of combining colour with audio clearings for women’s empowerment. One of the most important colours for women’s wholeness and wellbeing is CORAL.
Are You a ‘Coral Girl’?
Well, I certainly am! Let me explain…
Coral is the colour which represents a big hug. It’s the colour of self-acceptance, self-nurturing, self-respect and self-love. It’s the colour of sensitivity, of blossoming and expansion. It’s delicious, soft, feminine and expansive.
While we may not struggle with caring and nurturing for other people, we so struggle with doing it for ourselves. We will happily ‘give give give’ to those around us, draining ourselves like batteries, but then feel guilty as soon as we put our feet up with a cup of tea. Sound familiar?
Why Are Women Conditioned to Neglect Themselves?
Why is this? Well, you know, it’s ingrained into our DNA. It’s conditioned into us from childhood and it’s in our culture. Women are expected to care for everyone else before themselves – partners, children, parents, pretty much everyone, in fact – and this leads to deep-seated patterns of self-sacrifice, self-criticism, guilt if we take time for ourselves, martyrdom even! I’ve worked with hundreds of women from all over the world and from many different cultures, and these disempowering patterns are found in all of us!
This is the root conditioning that pushes us into patterns of self-judgement and never feeling good enough, as I discuss in my article ‘How to overcome destructive perfectionism’
Here’s the big problem: not only does doing this undermine our strength and wellbeing, over time it destroys our hearts too. Why? Because it does not allow us to blossom into the powerful, amazing beings we truly are.
We have to allow ourselves to receive. Yet we find receiving so hard. Unfortunately, if we are busy neglecting ourselves, treating ourselves like doormats and disregarding everything that we need in mind, body and soul, this gives the universe exactly the wrong message. If we want to receive happiness, money, success, opportunity, respect from others etc. we have to ALLOW self-nurturing, self-acceptance, fun and time for ourselves.
Yes, we can go down the deep mind re-programming route, and that does work, but let’s be honest, it’s both time-consuming and expensive! What we need are simple, yet effective ways of counteracting those old patterns, exactly when we need it most. This is usually when we are overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, yelling at our partner, and utterly frazzled!
This is where colour alchemy comes into its own.
What Makes Coral Particularly Beneficial?
If you’re a coral girl, then you are sensitive, as well as powerful. This can be particularly challenging to navigate in life.
Image a rose bud as these often start off coral in colour. If you want that bud to blossom into a beautiful rose you must nurture it. If you neglect the bud, it will wither.
That rosebud is you! You must nurture yourself in order for you to blossom and shine. Only when you are whole and blossoming will the world and everyone in your life benefit from the amazing gifts you have.
So, nurturing yourself isn’t selfish, it isn’t a luxury and it doesn’t deprive others. It’s essential. It’s non-negotiable, in fact.
A Coral Alchemy Healing For You
To help you free yourself to receive more, you’ll find an audio file with this article, together with an image of a rose. This is a coral ‘subconscious upgrade’ healing for you to free yourself from obsolete conditioning that tells you self-nurturing is wrong.
Take 15 minutes and relax. Stare at the image for a minute or two and imagine that you are breathing the colour deep into your lungs. Imagine the colour soaking deeply into your cells, right through your body. Then, close your eyes and listen to the audio, allowing the healing frequencies to flow through your mind and body, reducing stress, releasing blocks and increasing wellbeing. Enjoy it as many times as you wish, but make sure you never listen while driving.
So, remember, nurture yourself first and allow yourself to blossom. That is the best way to make a difference to those around you.
Dr. Anne Whitehouse