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More metaphysical properties of this colour
This is a follow-on post from an earlier series on the Metaphysical Properties of Colour.
As we look a bit deeper into the Properties of Colour, you may find reading these first, or at least referring to them will help you understand what I am talking about in this post.
How can we benefit from this colour?
To me, the flame of a campfire is symbolic of the colour orange. The enthusiasm and vitality of the flame dancing on the wood sparks gregarious and creative connections in the group. Think of all the fun times had around a communal fire and as the flame settles is seems hypnotic and provides a focal point. Staring at the flame appears relaxing and meditational and allows you to connect to your being. It enables you to settle into yourself and gain deep insight into your aspirations or life purpose.
The duality of orange can also be represented by a flame, but this time of a raging bushfire. The indecision of what to do when warned, then the hysteria and fear during the approach followed by the aftermath of melancholy and disappointment at what was lost and this trauma can stay and cause one to be stuck in the past and lead to a lack of confidence and not knowing how to move forward. This lack of self-worth can attribute to co-dependency issues or addictions.
After a bushfire though, especially in Australia, the bush rejuvenates. This natural occurrence is full of promise and brings forth optimism for the future.
Orange is associated with the lower abdomen or Sacral Chakra. This is from where we get our gut feelings or inner wisdom. It is also the site of our deepest feelings of bliss or rapture.
How can these lessons be addressed?
People under the Orange energy may suffer from a lack of trust (in others and themselves). They may be indecisive and lack confidence. A lesson from Orange is to connect. To connect in a positive manner, not as a co-dependant.
Connecting or re-connecting to a group, community or cause enables them to move on from the past and regain their confidence. This, in turn, can reignite their enthusiasm and optimism.
An affirmation to say each day is
“I am breaking through my barriers"
Of course, this won’t happen just by saying it once off. Each and every time you feel unworthy or stuck in the past, just focus on the affirmation of your choice.
Chakra and Physical areas associated with Orange
The physical areas associated with Orange are the lower abdomen, kidneys, bladder, colon, spleen, abdomen, lower back, reproductive systems and sexuality. Puberty is also associated with Orange.
Menopause and hormonal changes may be assisted with Orange as can the absorption or digestion of food, balancing the acidity of the body and assisting with food cravings – to be disciplined not denied.
Orange sits in the Sacral Chakra (slightly above the genital area.
If any of the areas or conditions listed under the Chakra and Physical areas of the original post are causing concern, you can look at using the suggested crystals in their Orange form. Small pieces can be carried in your pocket or use larger specimens in your office or bedroom.
Clothing is another easy way to benefit from the energy of colour. Orange isn’t your favourite colour? Use socks or underwear in this colour as a great way of reminding yourself that you are connected and have confidence – and no-one will know.
If that doesn’t suit you, how about orange sheets (or just the pillowcase) or bathe in bath-salts in this vibrant colour or drink an Orange juice, eat a Mandarin. All these things will just hold your attention and remind you that you are on a journey to reconnect.
I hope you found this page helpful.
Do not to use any information from this blog to diagnose yourself and others or to treat serious conditions or ailments.
If you would like to explore the Metaphysical benefits of Gemstones, Minerals, Crystals and Colour, please contact your local Colour or Crystal Therapist.