Deep down we all know that we're connected to things outside of our control, some call it their gut instinct, some say I just had a sixth sense about something. That odd feeling when something tells us not to cross the road just yet and seconds later a car comes whizzing round the corner and had we crossed we wouldn't be here. There are many stories like this around the world and the truth is yes we are all inter connected.
I choose to work with the Chakra colours as they are based on reflections of light and that's such a beautiful thing to do when you are surrounded by glass that basically twinkles and reflects all the time. Adding candles to coloured glass makes any room cosy so I find it incredibly relaxing to consolidate and build on that connection.
Essentially they are points within the body that control different functions and are represented by different colours. From teaching, I'm also aware of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and I've always considered the linkage from this to the Chakra colours and the different functioning we each need.
I've always been one that some days I just NEED to have yellow around me, and on reflection it's me being aware of which Chakra is misaligned so needs a little boost or a bit or help. I instinctively pick the crystal I think will help me most on any given day but I'd never really looked into it that deeply and just allowed intuition to guide me. Scientifically glass reflects at different rates so it's not a total surprise that this resonating can affect the physical and mental body too. Think about when you hear music and the beat or tone can be felt through your body, just because you can't necessarily feel the colours vibrations doesn't mean it isn't having an effect. Some also struggle in the winter with seasonal affected disorder and use light to correct the imbalance. So this idea that light and frequencies affect us, while it may be anecdotal and not fully recognised in science, does appear in many articles and blogs.
So, back to the Chakras. I decided to use them as a base for my work and even if you don't buy into the Chakra logic they're pretty and look colourful together and I always think the world needs more colour! Anyone who has met me in real life will attest to the fact that magnolia is definitely NOT a colour I accept exists or would ever use! Over the coming weeks I plan to go through each colour and use pictures from around my home and garden to show how I use them to boost my own energies.
Have fun out there, and start listening to which colour you need around you,