Help Your Self Therapies
Gladys Taylor LLSA GSSR Col.T (dip.)
For those interested in the measurement frequencies of light, here are the approximate measurements of the violet ray.
Frequency = Terahertz (one trillion cycles per second)
Wavelength = Nanometers
One meter equals 1,000,000,000 nanometers. One nanometer is about the length of ten atoms in a row.
Complementary colour = the complementary colour associated with each colour
425 – 400 nm
700 – 790 thz
Colour Therapy Healing
Use colour in:
Clothing, natural raw food like fruit and vegetables. Drink solarised water. Use imagery. Sit in the sun for a couple of minutes only. Use gems and crystals.
What is a chakra:
It is the Sanskrit word for energy centres or a wheel.
noun: chakra; plural noun: chakras
in Indian thought, each of seven centres of spiritual power in the human body.
from Sanskrit cakra ‘wheel or circle’, from an Indo-European base meaning ‘turn’,
Gives a full explanation of each of the seven levels of life force energy we absorb via light.
What colour will I use?
Find the colour, chakra number, area, properties, and avoidances relating to each of the colour vibrations here.
Red , primary colour – complementary is turquoise or blue, relates to adrenal glands and self-motivation.
Chakra 1, base , coccyx. Hottest slowest vibration of spectrum. Relates to action, assertiveness, courage, grounding, warmth.
Positive. Think of the athlete, pioneer, inventor, explorer – the doing, going forward people.
Governs feet, legs, groin, reproductive organs, bladder, rectal, bowel and lower abdoninal areas. Red relates to the circulation, heart, temperature, blood and our mental state.
Do Not Use Red if you have high blood pressure, heart conditions, raised temperature, circulatory problems. Do not use red if you are in a state of panic or anxiety. Turquoise may be a helpful alternative for these.
Use red for courage, exhaustion, action.
Over-positive, can show in aggression, in a controlling or a domineering attitude, unable to sit down.
Over-negative. in ‘poor me’ the martyr, refusal to move forward, can show in fatigue, feeling cold, being over-passive.
Pink , the gentler complementary alternative, is wonderful for love and release. Takes slightly longer to work.
Treat – if using red Clothing, best not above the waist for a long time. Try pink instead.
For sport, good on the feet. Wear red socks for example, while active.
Eat red energy. Vegetables like tomatoes, red peppers, red-skinned fruits, red berries, or drink their juices.
Check out how to make and store solarise tap water. Just drink it, add some to hot or cold drinks for example.
Note: do not use blue if depressed, in a low mood or for relaxing muscles. Blue lowers temperature, mood and can slow circulation, so cramp can result.
Orange, tertiary colour – complementary indigo. Relates to spleen, reproductive organs and self-respect.
Chakra 2, sacrum. Warm. Relates to the inner child, upliftment, reproduction and creativity.
Think of the performer, writer, actor, painter, dreamer.
Relates to the bones, the sacrum, the mood and emotions.
Governs upper abdomen, the transverse colon, ovaries and spleen, child-bearing, sacrum and sciatica, pelvis. Relates to our creative abilities, abuse, osteoarthritis, hypoactivity or hyper-activity.
Do not use orange if hyperactive. Cool it with indigo, turquoise. Only use blue if not depressed.
Orange is helpful for bones. In colour therapy we would recommend orange for osteoarthritis.
Treat With clothing, food, solarised water or imagery.
Over-positive – hyperactive, garrulous,
Over-negative – uninspired, withdrawn
Yellow primary colour, complementary violet. Relates to pancreas and self-esteem
Chakra 3. Warm sunny colour. Relates to Pancreas, liver, gallbladder, stomach, lower thoracic area, ribs.
Assists with assimilation of energy, physical and mental. Good for absorption of food, for study, exercise, brightness. A good colour when dealing with self-worth and confidence issues. Useful foods are yellow tomatoes, plums, melons, turnips, lemons, grapefruits.
Note: Yellow is a bowel stimulant. Do not use yellow if bowels are loose. Try complementary violet, instead, or green
Yellow is excellent for physical constipation, unwanted thoughts, when life has lost its sweetness.
over positive , can show in domineering or controlling of the self and others
Over negative, shows in lack of energy, a sour taste or attitude
Green -no real complementary but we use pink. relates to the thymus, and love, especially to the self.
Chakra 4. Relates to harmony, balance, centring, stillness. Governs the heart, lungs, thoracic area, chest, breasts, breathing, the immune system, and the diaphragm.
Use for viral infections, diarrhoea, balance of mind, body and spirit, sleeplessness, cooling, liver infections, colds ‘flu.
Note: if you find you are always wearing green, furnishing your home in green, then maybe you’re stuck and need a prod to move a little. Pink is useful for letting go of a barrier, and orange is good for upliftment and movement. So the tertiary salmon pink can be useful in taking a positive step to make little changes.
Use green in all green fruits and vegetables. Use in natural clothing and in solarised water.
For pink, use pink grapefruit and lighter red fruits and vegetables. You can combine pink grapefruit and orange juice for a salmon pink colour treat.
Over positive green, a need to manage everybody, love too much, inability to let go
Over negative, tired, constantly fighting infections, armoured emotions
Blue primary , complementary red or pink. Relates to thyroid, self-expression, speech, throat. Turquoise is good alternative
chakra 5, cool, male aspect. Thyroid, neck, throat, shoulders, arms and hands, upper thoracic spine, mouth, jaw and ears. Channel to airway and lungs. Gateway between the upper and lower body.
Use blue when there is a need for peace, for channeling speech in a motivational or connecting way. Use for inflammation, to cool, to expand lungs and bronchii. to connect with the mind.
Use complementary red/pink if unable to speak your own truth, or if too modest and need courage to speak out.
Note: If there is low mood, or depression use turquoise instead. Likewise, if there is a need to treat viral infections like sore throat, or for anger.
Foods like blueberries, damsons, salmon and bilberries can be useful as blue support, also red fruit and vegetables are useful to improve negative aspects which apply to the blue vibration area.
turquoise, also chakra 5. Use if depressed, in a low mood, unable to stop talking too much.
Over positive, When we are trying to talk someone into something we know is not trustworthy. Such as in a selling capacity. Or when we shout to control, or make noise to exclude what we don’t want to hear.
Over negative, scared or unable to speak out, breathing difficulties, inflammation
Indigo secondary colour, complementary orange. For self-responsibility.
Chakra 6 Relates to the pituitary gland, thinking process, eyes, brain, forehead, cheeks, nose, hearing.
Governs thought processes, the ability to delegate. Relates to the teacher. If out of balance here, there can be migraine, headache, sore eyes, confusion and memory problems due to an inability to let go. Like the hamster on the wheel, the thoughts just go round and round. The complementary orange is useful in creating balance, energy, laughter and a sense of fun. It can help get things into perspective.
Indigo fruits and vegetables are best sought in damsons, bilberries, purple endive. Solarised water is useful using an amethyst for its stress-relieving properties. Use orange fruit and veg. if energy is necessary, or solarise water with a piece of carnelian, orange jasper or peach moonstone.
Over positive, refusal to delegate, unable to relax and sleep, check and re-check things, a sense of total responsibility
Over negative, constant harmful thoughts, refusal to listen, cold and lethargic
Violet, complementary yellow. Relates to the pineal gland.
Chakra 7. The light receiver, the crown of the head. Relates to the brain, scalp, compassion, insight, healing.
There can be deep spirituality, or deep melancholy in relation to the violet vibrations.
Violet fruits and veg. can be used as for indigo. Purple plums, purple cabbage or use amethyst when solarising water.
Over positive, can be dictatorial, arrogant, seem to be a know-all
Over negative,a loner aspect, where alcohol, drugs or seeing the world through rose tinted specs can replace the ability to face reality.
When shunning society, the sunny complementary yellow, or saffron when mixed with orange, can help to restore balance and improve the desire to mix.
Magenta, complementary turquoise. Relates to letting go
Not a chakra, but we use 8 as the colour reference. A tertiary colour, cerise is a mix of red and purple. It relates to the guiding principle of letting go, of true love and the balance of mankind.
When we are uncertain of our right to love ourselves, magenta can help us balance and make decisions to ensure we love in a balanced way.
If this thought makes us hot, try turquoise to ensure we can balance our emotions at the level of the heart, and that we can speak our truth without fear.
Foods – deep pink and purple fruits and vegetables.
Over positive, afraid to let go of undermining thoughts
Over negative, a lack of belief in our in-built ability to love the self
Gold, Relates to the higher mind and principles. Complementary purple.
No chakra number, we use 9 for the colour reference.
Gold is useful in recognising when we can step aside from long-term beliefs. It is the colour of trust, honesty and release.
Over positive, Strong-minded, unable to see the other point of view, dictatorial, uncompromising
Over negative, unable to trust we can change our life, release ourselves from addictions and mental difficulties .
white Relates to all colour vibrations of the spectrum. No complementary.
No chakra reference number. White light is a full body, mind, spirit and mental tonic.
For a tonic, solarise water with a clear quartz crystal. Will keep in the fridge for a long time.
Black Relates to the beginning, the empty place where all springs from. No complementary
No chakra reference number. Black has many colour uses. Sometimes we use it to strengthen the vibrations of a colour. We can choose black clothes to present a chic appearance. We may hide behind it because we are not sure which colour to choose. Sometimes we don’t want anyone to know our colour preferences.
Over positive, can deliberately choose to appear mystical may want to confuse others, may want to dominate in business
Over negative, hide behind it, afraid to make choices, feel sad or melancholic.
There is a great deal of information about colour therapy. Try the web, or RNIB for a range of books about colour, crystals and Bach Flower Remedies.
“Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.”
Louise L. Hay (born 1926)
I have compiled these pages from knowledge gained for example, from courses, web pages on colour therapy, books, oils and experience of colour therapy use on myself and clients. Any books, imagery, products etcetera I mention are not written or made by me, and are therefore used at your own choice and risk.