One thing that most of you don’t know about me is that I have a background in Interior Design/Decorating. It was my chosen career for many years before I surrendered fully to my calling of helping women find purpose and life-fulfillment. I still have a love for all things beautiful and for making environments healthful and blissful. In fact, a couple of years ago I developed a design concept with a friend that focused on converting home environments to induce greater physical, emotional, and spiritual health. The program was called Elements Design.
The reason I’m bringing this up now is that I truly believe that with making your living and work space not only comfortable and beautiful but active with life-giving features, you can add to that life-fulfillment I spoke of. Because this concept is still so much a part of my life and has aided in my own health journey, I wanted to share it with you.
Bring a Rainbow Inside
There are several elements to the concept that make it special. The first one involves color, the topic of today’s article. The theory that color affects our mood and even our health is not a new one; however, many people have no clue as to how to use it in this way. You know how you feel when you see a rainbow? Inspired. Joyful. Special. There’s a distinct reason for the elation. You have experienced the seven colors of the rainbow passing through your eyes. This event triggers hormones that actually correct imbalances and create harmony in your body! OK, so how can we get the same “rainbow” love in our homes? I have the answer.
Simple track lighting can be your ticket to experiencing the health benefits of a natural rainbow. All you have to do is affix seven light fixtures and either place colored bulbs in them or find gels in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. Hang the track somewhere where you can sit and relax for a nice chrometherapy session. Instant rainbow!
What Does Each Color Do?
- Red – This is the color of vitality. It promotes energy, will power, sexuality, strength, and alertness. It can be helpful for those with anemia, impotence, and low blood pressure.
- Orange – The color of optimism. Useful for building confidence, positive thinking, and energy reserves. Color therapists use it to treat depression, hypothyroidism, lung problems, as well as kidney issues.
- Yellow – Known as the intellectual color. A well known, brain stimulator, yellow awakens latent mental activity. It’s used to aid in digestion, left brain activity, as a nerve builder, and organ cleansing.
- Green – The balancing color. Green is the most predominant color on the planet and is considered the color of nature itself. It is calming and soothing and can aid in insomnia, anxiety, and high -blood pressure.
- Blue – The color of peace. Blue is said to promote feelings of bliss and peace. It is also used to help throat ailments, headaches, migraine, and insomnia.
- Indigo – Known as a color of purification. There is deep healing properties with indigo; such as, total body rejuvenation, cleansing, spiritual healing, and blood purification.
- Violet – A color of higher body/mind/spirit connection. Violet is a special color that brings clarity to our higher mind and can help develop a sense of whole being balance. It is said to bring self-respect and may aid in overcoming feelings of hopelessness.
I love the study of color and the valuable information we can put to use in our lives. Have fun with adding various colors to your home and wardrobe. The best way to discover how you respond to each color is to do an experiment that puts you in front of each one for at least five minutes. Write down your initial reactions (emotionally and physically), and then your concluding ones at the five minute mark. You can extend your exposure time if your lifestyle allows for it. I will talk more about the Elements Design concept over the next few weeks.
Be Beautiful-Be Creative-Be happy!
For additional reading on Chrometherapy, see Holistic Online.