The metaphysical properties of this colour
In this series of posts on the properties of colour I have included an overview of the metaphysical properties and information on some colours and the chakras that they relate to. I have also included some lessons and affirmations.
Later, in a more in-depth series, I will build on the properties of these colours and how you can use them to your benefit.
Having studied the Aura Soma system of Colour Therapy to the Advanced Level I find the natural benefits of vibrations from colour intriguing and I’m always trying to find out more information on this subject.
For more information on Chakras and Colour Therapy please contact your local Colour Therapist
Red is the colour of energy, enthusiasm, passion, action and motion. It is the colour that gives us the “get-up-and-go”, the strength, vitality and energy to make changes and mental re-evaluations needed in our lives.
It is beneficial for Earthing / Grounding us when we are feeling spacey or not quiet fully aware – a great trick that may work in this situation is to wear red socks.
Red is the colour of material matters and survival issues. The day to day challenges that we often meet in making a living and keeping a roof over our heads.
Courage and daring can be supported by this colour and it is a great colour to use in situations where you want to come across as an extrovert or being in power and control.
Red is often thought of as the colour of sacrificial love and Christ consciousness. It is the colour of awareness and awakening.
Red is also the colour of blood and may help in situations that require improved circulation. It can also be warming and useful for the treatment of chilblains and cramped muscles.
The Lesson for Red
"Holding onto resentment"
An inability to deal with frustration and anger in a positive way. Disappointment, lack of earthing and the need for grounding, can all be addressed through this colour.
Difficulties with material matters, feelings of separation and embarrassment are other lessons offered by Red.
Red can also be an issue with dominance, excessive competitiveness, extreme materialism and over indulgence.
Stop / danger are often indicated by red – think Red Back Spider – so if this colour is being shown to you often, stop and become aware of your actions or surroundings and see what you are in danger of doing / saying / being.
The need for Red
"To become a conscious being"
An affirmation suitable for this colour is
"I am now in my power".
Chakra and physical areas connected with Red are the Earth Star, Base/Root, Base of Spine, Large Intestine, Adrenal Glands, Legs, Feet, Rectum, Genitals.
Physically it is also associated with Blood / iron, the circulatory system, chilblains, cramped muscles, lethargy, sexual issues, the Kundalini energy, fight / flight response (adrenals).
It can be successfully used to stimulate under active conditions such as circulation, weakened muscles, impotence, frigidity, and bowel inactivity.
This colour connects with
China, Russia, Far East Himalayas & North American Indians (Sharman energy)
Crystals / gems
That may provide assistance with these issues
Suitable Crystals / gems (in their red form when possible) are Agate, Aventurine, Bloodstone, Carnelian, Fluorite, Garnet, Hematite, Jasper, Opal, Clear Quartz, Rose Quartz, Rhodonite, Ruby, Staurolite, Tourmaline, Zircon.
You may find wearing or using these and other red items provides assistance when dealing with any of these Red issues.
Clothing is another easy way to benefit from the energy of colour. Red 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 red sheets (or just the pillowcase) or bathe in bath-salts in this gorgeous colour.
Drink a beetroot juice, eat a Strawberry. 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 Gemstone Therapist.