colour meditation

 

Colour Meditation and Balancing Exercises

 

What is Colour Meditation?

Colour Meditation is used to energise the chakras (the Sanskrit word for 'Wheel').  The chakras control different functions of the mind and body and are found on a line that runs down the centre of the body (called the 'Sushumna') from the top of the head to the base of the torso.  Using colour meditation to energise the chakras balances and controls the mind and body functions to maintain and restore health.  Each chakra is represented by a colour.  This colour is it's energy and what you focus on in your meditation.  You may find yourself drawn to one colour more than others.  The energy vibration of that colour indicates what energy you need at that particular moment in order to improve and balance your emotional and physical state.

There are seven chakras we focus on in Colour Meditation:

Chakra (English translation)

Location on the Body Energy Colour Associations
Root The mid-point between the genitals and the anus, between the legs It's energy is the colour red   The root chakra externalises as the adrenal gland and controls the skeleton, nervous system, sense of smell, the spine, bones, teeth and nails.  It is associated with stability, stillness, grounding and courage.
Sacral Two centimetres above the waistline, in line with the navel It's energy is the colour orange   The sacral chakra externalises as sexual organs and controls the sense of taste, the reproductive organs, kidneys and bladder, feet and legs.  It is also associated with enthusiasm, personal creativity, sex (including relationships), fear and anger.
Solar Plexus Just below the breast bone, in the centre of the body It's energy is the colour yellow   The solar plexus chakra externalises as the pancreas and controls the sense of sight, the autonomic nervous system, lower back and muscles, liver, spleen, stomach, gall bladder, and digestive system.  It is also associated with self-control, vitality and inner strength.
Heart At the centre of the chest It's energy is the colour green   The heart chakra externalises as the thymus gland and controls the sense of touch, the heart, breasts, vagus nerve, the blood circulation and the immune/endocrine system.  It is also associated with love, harmony and personal transformation.
Throat At the point of the larynx It's energy is the colour blue   The throat chakra externalises as the thyroid gland and controls the lymphatic system, the metabolism, hands, arms, shoulders, mouth, vocal cords, lungs and bronchial system, sense of sound, the throat, neck and voice.  It is also associated with self-expression, confidence and truth.
Third Eye At the centre of the forehead It's energy is the colour indigo   The third eye chakra externalises as the pituitary gland and controls the left eye, lower brain, nose, ears and endocrine system and the left part of the brain.  It is also associated with intuition, clairvoyance and peace of mind.
Crown On the top of the skull It's energy is the colour violet/brilliant white   The crown chakra externalises as the pineal gland and controls the right eye, upper brain and central nervous system.  It is also associated with unity with the divine and universal consciousness.
 

How Do I Practise Colour Meditation?

Colour Meditation must be done regularly to top up your chakra energies and keep you in balance.

Do not exceed the work/rest balance.  When you work you expend energies, both physical and metaphysical (the chakra energies).  We sleep to replenish our physical energies, so we should also meditate to replenish our metaphysical energies.

Upon waking your mind and body connection is at its optimum, this is the perfect time to meditate.  If you are worried or thinking about something upon waking, then this issue needs to be resolved within you.  Do not be afraid, as to achieve balance no emotional impediments must exist.

Also, in this state of awareness, be aware of your chakra points.  Which chakra point is being affected by your thoughts, worries and issues?  Where do you feel weak?   These thoughts, worries and issues drain chakra points, that is why they feel weak.  When they are weak and out of balance, the negative aspects of this chakra point takes hold and can amplify your worries to the point of paranoia.  You can practise the colour meditation for just that energy centre alone to energise and balance it, you do not necessarily have to do all seven all the time.

It is very important to close these chakra points otherwise the energy will leak out and weaken it.  If the chakra point is not closed you can also find yourself open to psychic attack.

When you are feeling weak, scared, insecure, angry, lonely, confused, out of control in any amount, then this is a depletion and imbalance of your chakra energies.  Focus on opening that chakra point and keep it open until you feel that it is filled, noted by a fantastic warm sensation at that point which feels like warm oil has been poured upon it.

It is important to keep your thoughts, worries and anxieties under control through meditation and rest.  Excess thinking and especially worrying drains the energy centres leaving you weak and unbalanced, you are then in a state where you are prone to even more worry, paranoia and fear which drains you even more and therefore lead to mental and physical illnesses.

Of course, all this focus of meditation and on the other chakra points, does drain the third eye chakra point, as does excess thought and worry.  As everything you think and feel starts in the mind, you must ensure that the third eye chakra is replenished regularly to maintain balance, calmness and focus.  A calm focused and peaceful mind leads to a calm, focused and peaceful body.

Also you cannot forget the physical aspects of balance.  Ancient Indian and Chinese medicinal arts, Yoga, Tai Chi and Chi Kung state that physical balance and well-being is rooted in a clean and well-functioning digestive system.  Ingesting foods that are easily digestible, are high in vitamins and minerals and provide balanced nutrition are the best ones to target.  Regular bowel movements are equally important, once or twice a day.  The removal of solid waste in the body aids the detoxification process by speeding up the metabolism.  Also very important is drinking plenty of plain fluids to flush out the bowels, kidneys and liver and the use of laxatives to aid cleansing is very helpful.  Stay away from intoxicants of any kind. Caffeine, alcohol and nicotine are the most common intoxicants that are ingested,  but these artificially stimulate the body and disturb it's natural rhythm's thereby making it difficult to rest or relax naturally or to feel completely balanced without taking another one of these intoxicants to balance the effects of the other, for example the caffeine-alcohol-caffeine cycle.  It is not easy to release dependency on stimulants as they become part of our lives and diet.  But a gradual reduction towards non-ingestion is a preferred goal.  Give it a try and see how different it feels.  If it is too relaxing, you can always balance out your intake.  It's entirely up to you!

Beginning Colour Meditation

1. Root Chakra

Visualise the red of a setting sun emanating from your groin, at the mid-point between your genitals and your anus (don't laugh, this is serious!).  Start to stir this colour anti-clockwise, as you would stir liquid in a cup.  Stir faster and faster, creating a cone-like vortex of red energy.  You have now opened this chakra.  To energise it, visualise drawing white energy in through the cone as you breathe in.  As you breathe out, continue visualising the vortex spinning, do not breathe out of it!

After a number of breaths, you should feel this area become warm.  When the sensation becomes very warm and  you can feel it spreading across your body in the area of the chakra point, then the chakra is re-filled.  Also, you will receive a mental signal that this chakra is full.  You may find your focus resisting your attempts to spin the chakra point anti-clockwise.  Continue breathing into the chakra point until you feel the warming sensation or your focus starts to resist your effort.  Visualise the vortex slowing down, like liquid slowing gradually in a cup after you stop stirring it.  Visualise it stopping and then fading away.  This chakra point is now closed and the meditation for it is complete.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The root chakra is very important as it is responsible for grounding you so that you can maintain focus and a clear mind.  Grounding is also important in so you do not get swept away by any emotions you may release whilst energising and balancing the other chakra points.  While practising this chakra point meditation you will feel a tingling sensation drift down your legs to the soles of your feet.  This is perfectly normal and quite correct.  You are energising this chakra and it is doing what it should by grounding you.  Now complete the grounding.  Be aware of the energy at the soles of  your feet and visualise white ropes of energy pulling your feet into the ground.  Actually feel the pulling of your feet toward the ground.  This completes the grounding.

2. Sacral Chakra

Visualise the orange of a risen sun emanating from just below your navel.  Start to stir this colour anti-clockwise, as you would stir liquid in a cup.  Stir faster and faster, creating a cone-like vortex of orange energy.  You have now opened this chakra.  To energise it, visualise drawing white energy in through the cone as you breathe in.  As you breathe out, continue visualising the vortex spinning, do not breathe out of it!

After a number of breaths, you should feel this area become warm.  When the sensation becomes very warm and  you can feel it spreading across your body in the area of the chakra point, then the chakra is re-filled.  Also, you will receive a mental signal that this chakra is full.  You may find your focus resisting your attempts to spin the chakra point anti-clockwise.  Continue breathing into the chakra point until you feel the warming sensation or your focus starts to resist your effort.  Visualise the vortex slowing down, like liquid slowing gradually in a cup after you stop stirring it.  Visualise it stopping and then fading away.  This chakra point is now closed and the meditation for it is complete.

3. Solar Plexus Chakra

Visualise the yellow of a candles flame emanating from just below your breast-bone.  Start to stir this colour anti-clockwise, as you would stir liquid in a cup.  Stir faster and faster, creating a cone-like vortex of yellow energy.  You have now opened this chakra.  To energise it, visualise drawing white energy in through the cone as you breathe in.  As you breathe out, continue visualising the vortex spinning, do not breathe out of it!

After a number of breaths, you should feel this area become warm.  When the sensation becomes very warm and  you can feel it spreading across your body in the area of the chakra point, then the chakra is re-filled.  Also, you will receive a mental signal that this chakra is full.  You may find your focus resisting your attempts to spin the chakra point anti-clockwise.  Continue breathing into the chakra point until you feel the warming sensation or your focus starts to resist your effort.  Visualise the vortex slowing down, like liquid slowing gradually in a cup after you stop stirring it.  Visualise it stopping and then fading away.  This chakra point is now closed and the meditation for it is complete.

4. Heart Chakra

Visualise the green of a fresh field of grass emanating from the centre of your chest.  Start to stir this colour anti-clockwise, as you would stir liquid in a cup.  Stir faster and faster, creating a cone-like vortex of green energy.  You have now opened this chakra.  To energise it, visualise drawing white energy in through the cone as you breathe in.  As you breathe out, continue visualising the vortex spinning, do not breathe out of it!

After a number of breaths, you should feel this area become warm.  When the sensation becomes very warm and  you can feel it spreading across your body in the area of the chakra point, then the chakra is re-filled.  Also, you will receive a mental signal that this chakra is full.  You may find your focus resisting your attempts to spin the chakra point anti-clockwise.  Continue breathing into the chakra point until you feel the warming sensation or your focus starts to resist your effort.  Visualise the vortex slowing down, like liquid slowing gradually in a cup after you stop stirring it.  Visualise it stopping and then fading away.  This chakra point is now closed and the meditation for it is complete.

5. Throat Chakra

Visualise the blue of the sky on a summer day emanating from the area of your throat at the larynx.  Start to stir this colour anti-clockwise, as you would stir liquid in a cup.  Stir faster and faster, creating a cone-like vortex of blue energy.  You have now opened this chakra.  To energise it, visualise drawing white energy in through the cone as you breathe in.  As you breathe out, continue visualising the vortex spinning, do not breathe out of it!

After a number of breaths, you should feel this area become warm.  When the sensation becomes very warm and  you can feel it spreading across your body in the area of the chakra point, then the chakra is re-filled.  Also, you will receive a mental signal that this chakra is full.  You may find your focus resisting your attempts to spin the chakra point anti-clockwise.  Continue breathing into the chakra point until you feel the warming sensation or your focus starts to resist your effort.  Visualise the vortex slowing down, like liquid slowing gradually in a cup after you stop stirring it.  Visualise it stopping and then fading away.  This chakra point is now closed and the meditation for it is complete.

6. Third Eye Chakra

Visualise the colour of the sky just after sunset, a dark mix of blue and purple, emanating from the centre of your forehead.  Start to stir this colour anti-clockwise, as you would stir liquid in a cup.  Stir faster and faster, creating a cone-like vortex of blue-purple energy.  You have now opened this chakra.  To energise it, visualise drawing white energy in through the cone as you breathe in.  As you breathe out, continue visualising the vortex spinning, do not breathe out of it!

After a number of breaths, you should feel this area become warm.  When the sensation becomes very warm and  you can feel it spreading across your body in the area of the chakra point, then the chakra is re-filled.  Also, you will receive a mental signal that this chakra is full.  You may find your focus resisting your attempts to spin the chakra point anti-clockwise.  Continue breathing into the chakra point until you feel the warming sensation or your focus starts to resist your effort.  Visualise the vortex slowing down, like liquid slowing gradually in a cup after you stop stirring it.  Visualise it stopping and then fading away.  This chakra point is now closed and the meditation for it is complete.

7. Crown Chakra

Visualise the brilliant white of a bright star at night emanating from the top of your head.  Start to stir this colour anti-clockwise, as you would stir liquid in a cup.  Stir faster and faster, creating a cone-like vortex of white energy.  You have now opened this chakra.  To energise it, visualise drawing white energy in through the cone as you breathe in.  As you breathe out, continue visualising the vortex spinning, do not breathe out of it!

After a number of breaths, you should feel this area become warm.  When the sensation becomes very warm and  you can feel it spreading across your body in the area of the chakra point, then the chakra is re-filled.  Also, you will receive a mental signal that this chakra is full.  You may find your focus resisting your attempts to spin the chakra point anti-clockwise.  Continue breathing into the chakra point until you feel the warming sensation or your focus starts to resist your effort.  Visualise the vortex slowing down, like liquid slowing gradually in a cup after you stop stirring it.  Visualise it stopping and then fading away.  This chakra point is now closed and the meditation for it is complete.

8. Ending Your Meditation Session

Gently bring your awareness back to the world around you.  Allow your ears to hear the sounds inside and outside.  When you feel ready open your eyes.  The meditation session is complete.

Meditation and Intuition

Meditation is a necessary step in developing your Intuition.  What is Intuition?  Intuition is the practice of reading guiding energy from the Universe and your Spirit Guides through the energy of your Aura.  It is not 'gut instinct', nor does it relate to any emotion of any kind.  An Intuitive connection is achieved only through a calm mind, calm emotions and a relaxed body.  Without mental, emotional or physical energies disturbing your Aura, you can literally feel the energy around you and it's subtle embrace - like a blanket!  The gentle energy which influences your Aura, sent by your Spirit Guides or the Universe, will leave you in no doubt about the sign or path to follow, or answers to your questions.  You will know, definitely, if it feels right or not.  There is no thought involved in Intuition.  Intuition is the ability to read the energy influences around you.  It's worth noting that it does take some practice!  Below is a method for developing your Intuitive connection: 

1. Prepare Your Surroundings

Find a quiet place to meditate where you won't be disturbed.  Use earplugs and a sleeping mask, if necessary, to assist in reducing external noise and distractions.

2. Prepare Your Body

Find a comfortable spot to sit or lie down, such that your body will be free from all tension.  This is important, as the body must be completely relaxed to allow your Aura to expand and for you to sense the gentle influences.

3. Prepare Your Emotions

After you have made yourself comfortable, let go of your emotions.  Relax your emotional centres and think of nothing.  This may take a short time.  If this proves difficult, try mentally drawing your emotional self out in front of you and observe it from a distance, essentially viewing yourself from the calm detachment of your Spirit.  Put the detached emotional self aside for the next few seconds, clearing a space for your Spirit, or Intuitive self, to surface.

4. Prepare Your Mind

In this state of meditation you are more able to 'read' the energy around you: your Aura.  Focus, one at a time on relaxing your head,  your brain and then your mind - just focus of those three things, keeping them relaxed and calm.

5. Expand your Aura

Feel, not think, feel your Aura expanding out of you, like an invisible balloon. Visualise this, as if you are enclosed inside the balloon from the neck down.  'Reach out' with your Aura and expand it about a metre, then let it go.  Remain in this state of calmness and expanded Aura for a short while.

6. Verifying Your Intuition

Note what you felt during your Intuitive sessions.  What did you feel?  How did you feel?  Intuition strongly detects the cosmic forces that are influencing you, therefore you can confirm your Intuitive readings by comparing them against the astrological influences on your zodiac sign.  But, please, read a reputable astrologer.  We recommend the free online resources of Indian Astrology at www.Indastro.com, and Susan Miller at www.Astrologyzone.com.  Over time, and with practice, you should be able to feel the subtle influences that are there to guide you without the need for external guidance - just as it should be!  Good luck!

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