I love this photo I took of a rainbow lorikeet in my garden. They are such colourful birds and it reminds me that a colourful life is a vibrant and vital life. Colour is often symbolic and associated with life values and needs. For example, red is often associated with passion, pink with love, blue with peace or purple with magic and meditation. What colour means and brings to your life is different for everyone.
The power of colour in being able to change your mood and way of thinking was clear to me when I was a child. I used to have terrible nightmares of Jaws swimming into my bedroom and eating me and my family (strange, I know!), or someone chasing me to attack me. These nightmares kept me awake at night and I was fearful of sleeping. I couldn’t even rest in my bed and often had to leave my room. After a while, I started to imagine myself surrounded by a green light. This green light could not be penetrated and kept me safe from harm. I could also imagine my family being surrounded by this green light. This was very calming for me and soon I was back sleeping in my bed soundly again. Since then I have also considered green the colour of safety and it has a calming influence in my life.
Colour can be very influential in healing and adding vibrancy to your life. I find it helpful to think of what colour I’m missing in my life and I often find it useful to wear something of the colour that is missing. That keeps it in focus so I know that I need to work on attracting more of that colour into my life. So how much colour is in your life? Is there a colour or more that you are missing out on? What can you do to introduce those colours back into your life? Please feel free to add a comment about what you think of the importance of colour in your life. If you have some great tips on adding colour, please share them too!