Color has been used as an effective tool for healing since ancient times. The ancient Egyptians and Greeks used color in their healing practices, as did other cultures around the world. Today, color is seen by many as a vibrational or energetic healing modality—a form of complementary medicine. Why? A simple explanation is that color is light, or energy. Each color operates on its own wavelength. You might say that each color has its own healing frequency. And, you don’t even need to see a particular color to be affected by it. You can absorb the vibration of color just by being in its presence.
Stop and think of the number of ways that you instinctively use color to heal yourself. Have you ever craved the warmth of the sun? It may be because the sun’s colorful light rays stimulate the cellular functions of your body in ways that make you heal. How about admiring the beauty of a rainbow? Does it fill you with peace and calmness?
Yes, color can invigorate you, relax you, allow you to focus, or make you feel deeply reflective. And, it can also affect your physical state in different ways. Specific colors are known to help lower blood pressure, reduce physical sensations of pain, and promote restful sleep. That`s one of the so many reasons why mandala coloring pages are so beneficial: you are healing yourself through a specific combination of intuitively chosen colors.
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A very inspiring video about creativity, and how the process really works. It really can be an eye opener.
“Eat, Pray, Love” Author Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses — and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person “being” a genius, all of us “have” a genius. It’s a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk”.
So, when you color mandalas, just surrender yourself, nothing more, nothing less. Be receptive for the creativity from within, and from the outside!
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Did you know? The heart is an ancient healing symbol? I really like to use the heart in mandalas. But the heart symbol itself is already very powerful, even without the supported healing energy of a mandala.
Here, a quote from wikipedia:
“In religious texts the heart has historically been ascribed much mystical significance, either as metaphor or as an organ genuinely believed to have spiritual or divine attributes.
In Egyptian mythology, the heart portion of the soul was weighed in a balance against the feather of Ma’at, symbolising truth, in the judgment of the dead in the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Egyptian sources do not actually reveal whether the heart had to be lighter or heavier than the feather for the deceased to pass into paradise – all depictions show only the weighing of the heart, not the actual results, heavier or lighter.
Similarly, in the Bible, this idea emerges in the earliest passages; Genesis 6:5 situates the thoughts of evil men in their hearts, and Exodus 5 through 12 speak repeatedly of the Lord “hardening Pharaoh’s heart.” By this it is meant that God made Pharaoh resolve not to let the Israelite slaves leave Egypt, in order to bring judgment against Pharaoh and demonstrate his power: “‘Go to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the hearts of his officials so that I may perform these miraculous signs of mine among them'” (Exodus 10:1). In the Book of Jeremiah 17:9, it is written that the Lord is the judge who “tries” the human heart.
The Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary are traditional Roman Catholic devotional images”Valentine: Remember to live from the heart
These days, in during all the hassle about Saint Valentine, I believe it`s a good time to really connect to the spiritual and healing properties of the heart symbol. That`s also why I share with you this flying heart – it`s a symbol I painted, to remember you, me, others, to live from the heart.
Color affects your moods and feelings. The warm shades of green or blue can make you feel relaxed. That’s why sitting by the ocean or walking through a forest can make you feel so calm and centered. Reds can uplift you and make you feel invigorated. Purple can deepen your spiritual center.
You express yourself through color. In many cultures, when you say you’re “in the pink,” you’re telling others that you’re experiencing good health. When you wear black to a funeral, you’re expressing your solemnity and are showing your respect. When you say you want to “paint the town red,” you’re saying you’re ready to celebrate and have a good time.
You also use color to heal yourself on a conscious and unconscious level. What if you could tap into the healing strengths of color right now? Tomorrow I`ll give you some more inspiration!
Did you know you can create a healthy state of being through mandala coloring meditation? You really can color your world `Healthy`. For what would you be without colors? You are born into a world of color. It’s all around you. Color represents differing qualities of light that help give meaning to your life. At the same time, color is such an integral part of your daily landscape that you often forget the many ways you’re affected by it.
Color heightens your sensitivity to the world around you. It amplifies the beauty you see in nature. It intensifies your tactile experiences. It adds understanding to your life events—your stories. Every day you make decisions about color. You decide what clothes you’ll wear, what foods you’ll eat, the color schemes you’ll use to decorate your home, and even the flowers you’ll plant in your garden.
In the next post, I`ll talk about the relationship between color and your feelings.
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