Developing the Senses… Color Therapy, Crystals, Aromatherapy, and the Chakras
What is color? Color is light, an electromagnetic energy that comes in different wavelengths. When these wavelengths bounce off objects they create light. Different speeds, intensities, absorbent and reflective qualities determine the colors we see. Our bodies are made up of this same energy. Within our system we have different energy centers that vibrate at different frequencies. The seven main energy centers are called chakras. Each chakra is directly associated with and affected by a specific color due to a unique frequency. Our chakras are responsible for much of our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. When these centers become weak or out of line, color is one of the most effective vibrational remedies to restore balance and strength to our system.
The olfactory sense is found in one of the earliest developed parts of the brain, and has one of the most dramatic emotional effects on us. Only essential oils, as opposed to impure oils, have real therapeutic value. They are absorbed in two ways. First, inhaling the scent carried it through your nose to your lungs, where it is then absorbed into the bloodstream. Second, by applying the oil to your skin, it is absorbed through the cellular membrane. Twenty-first century life gives rise to many genuine sources of anxiety. Essential oils are helpful in easing a number of psychological problems such as anxiety, grief, mental fatigue, depression, poor appetite, lethargy, memory loss and much more. Aromatherapy is connected to the idea of holism, meaning one must care for the whole person. This begins with the senses. Essential oils, like color and crystals and like us all, are pure energy. Essential oils work on all levels of the human body. Each essential oil has its own properties which work with various body systems and organs - just like the chakras, color and crystals.
The history of color healing goes back over 5,000 years, from the ancient Egyptians, Chinese, Native American’s, and Tibetans to present day practitioners and healers. The ancient Egyptians wore amulets of colored stones. They wore red to treat diseases and building strength, yellow to create happiness, and green to increase fertility. Today we use blue light on Newborn babies with jaundice in our hospitals. We know that some prisons use pink rooms to calm the more violent criminal. Also, many police stations use blue rooms for their interrogations, as the suspect is more apt to tell the truth in a blue room. Quartz Crystals have been used since ancient times as powerful healing objects and Meditation tools, and to make medicinal elixirs. Wise adepts have long known about their qualities and have used Crystals for powerful talismans and amulets. Throughout history people have valued the beauty of Quartz Crystals and have used them for ornamental decoration.