Colour: The Language of Energy

Last Updated: Saturday 5th January 2008

©Francesca McCartney, PhD

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You have a visceral, emotive relationship with color. Imagine living in a world where everything and everyone are shades of gray: you drink gray water, eat gray food, and hug gray people. Now imagine that all things exist in shades of red: you drink red liquids and eat red foods, and your hair, eyes, and skin are red. Do you think you would feel and interact differently in a monochromatic world than you do in our multichromatic world? Even imagining such a stark reality may have stimulated an emotional reaction that gave you the answer to that question. Probably imagining the gray world elicited dull, flat feelings and the red world gave rise to heightened, faster feelings. You probably would not choose to live in a one-colored world. You are emotionally affected by the multichromatic physical world, and also by the visualized colors of your inner world. Colour intention and visualization, as well as seeing color with your physical eyes, transmit distinct physiological, mental, and energetic information throughout your system.

Contemplative Colour Meditation

When the body is in a normal condition, it filters out from the white light or sunlight whatever colour vibration it needs. However, if a person is not in normal health, the necessary colour must be supplied.
C. G. Sander

In meditation practice colour resonates with a rhythmic pulsation that entrains your energy to respond to the information-laden hue. The concept and practice of entrainment are important to understand in order to receive the intended healing outcome. Entrainment is a term used in physics to describe a situation in which two similar frequencies become coupled with each other until they both vibrate at the same frequency. For example, two pendulum clocks set next to each other eventually synchronize their swings, and women living together find that their menstrual periods eventually synchronize to the same time of the month. In meditation, our energy can be entrained when our brain waves are in a free-run or silent period — that is, when they are uncoupled from the entrained brain frequency and susceptible to external influence. In meditation, the “influence” is the intentional visualization of colour. This free-run or quiet state of mind, or still-point period, occurs intermittently and lasts from five to twenty-five seconds. Therefore, a full minute or more of focused meditation, in repeated sessions, is necessary for any sustained healing outcome to occur. This is the transformative occurrence that many refer to as the “healing state of mind.”
Meditation slows our brain waves, creating greater coherence among all the frequency oscillations in our systems. This releases us from physical and mental perceptions, producing expanded perception during all the still points. In this state of expanded subjective time, we can better absorb, collect, and manifest information. That is why being in a quiet, meditative state of mind is so powerful and effective.

Living in Colour

I sensed a scream passing through nature. I painted... the clouds as actual blood. The colour shrieked.
Edvard Munch, on his painting The Scream

Do you hear colour? Does it shriek, laugh, and cry? Do you feel colour as happy, sad, or calm? Can you taste colour as a quality? Does colour affect you spiritually, psychologically, and physically?
Color in meditation is a tool for self-healing, releasing blocks, restoring vitality, tapping into information, and providing emotional protection. Colour can alter moods and subtly communicate emotions. All people radiate colour around themselves and throughout their physical bodies. Everyone has “essence colors” in their energy field that display their core personalities. Most of your essence colors remain the same throughout your life, while your mood colours shift according to your circumstances. Have you been “red with anger” or “in the pink” — or maybe “green with envy” or enveloped by a “gray cloud”? Many people feel in colour and use colour to describe their emotions. You have probably felt unspoken joy or sadness emanating from other people; the human energy field emits moods, carried on a colour-light-information frequency like an emotive telegraph message.
The effect of colour in meditation falls into one or more of the following categories:

.Physical and material: colours that affect the body and the material world
•Vital and power-giving: colours that impart strength and the ability to
perform or act effectively
•Mental and psychological: colours that open and stimulate the mind
and psyche
•Harmonizing and unifying: colours that create a mood of calm or
well-being
•Specific healing: colours that have a defined use
•Inspiration and intuition: colours that open and access psychic
and creative senses
•Spiritual and of a higher consciousness: colours that expand
one’s perceptions of God/Goddess or the Divine


Perspectives on Colour


I see colors in the aura as a reflection of the soul and the spirit, the mind and the body.
Edgar Cayce

Your perspective on color and your experiences with it are valuable teaching tools. Create a daily and weekly chart of the colours you meditate with — those you use as healing tools — and the colour moods you experience during the day. You can chart colours before and after meditation, after a day of work, after lovemaking, when feeling stress, on a good day, and so forth. Experiment with adjusting your colour frequently during the day, and then compare your moods and experiences. You will learn a tremendous amount about how you are affected and how your conscious manipulation of color can change your reality.

From your daily-life experiences as well as your meditations, give each of your colours a personal word to describe its mood or quality. Here are some frequently used colour-description words: alien, calming, cleansing, cold, dirty, dull, dynamic, earthy, expansive, familiar, fast, feminine, fertile, flat, fuzzy, happy, hard, harmonious, harsh, hot, jagged, loud, masculine, neutral, nurturing, passionate, peaceful, powerful, quiet, regal, restful, robust, rough, sacred, sensual, serious, slow, smooth, soft, spiritual, sterile, strong, subtle, sunny, tranquil, vital, weak.


About the Author

In 1984 Francesca McCartney, PhD founded the Academy of Intuition Medicine in located in California and in 2006 expanded to Energy Medicine University. The Academy offers vocational diplomas in Intuition Medicine and the University offers MS and PhD degrees in Integrative Holistic Health. Dr. McCartney has been practicing and developing her intuitive skills for thirty years and has a dual PhD in Intuition Medicine and Energy Medicine. Website: www.IntuitionMedicine.org


Article excerpted from:
Body of Health: The New Science of Intuition Medicine â for Energy and Balance
By Francesca McCartney, PhD

Frances McCartney

Frances McCartney

In 1984 Francesca McCartney, PhD founded the Academy of Intuition Medicine in located in California and in 2006 expanded to Energy Medicine University. The Academy offers vocational diplomas in Intuition Medicine and the University offers MS and PhD degrees in Integrative Holistic Health. Dr. McCartney has been practicing and developing her intuitive skills for thirty years and has a dual PhD in Intuition Medicine and Energy Medicine. Website: www.IntuitionMedicine.org

Article excerpted from:
Body of Health: The New Science of Intuition Medicine â for Energy and Balance
By Francesca McCartney, PhD