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The Psychology of Color

color is a vibration that affects our body and brain.

author   by PLAIN JANE  2017

As we discussed earlier, color is a vibration that affects our body and brain. Thus, color therapy is an important method of treatment.

Color affects our personality in a number of ways. It can be cultural conditioning. For example, in India color red is the color of weddings, while on the European continent the bride wears white.

In the West, fashion designers often combine black and silver; in Poland, those are the colors of burial ceremonies.

In addition to cultural conditioning, we are influenced by distinctive vibrations that each color possesses. Each color in the spectrum vibrates at its own rate and these vibrations correspond with the body’s inner vibrations. Each part of the body resonates to a different color. When we are ill or troubled we can use the appropriate color to harmonize our vibrations and restore balance.

Each color has a psychological association that can be linked with moods. Warm colors, such as reds, oranges and yellows are expansive and give a feeling of energy, excitement and joy. Cool colors, such as blues, indigos and purples are calming. They pacify the temperament and induce relaxation.

The psychology of color is a language that we can learn, in the same way that we learn the alphabet in order to read and write. When we understand the basic meanings of that language, we can interpret what it reveals.

When we are well we may like most colors, but emotional and physical problems will tend to bring out preferences for different colors. Sometimes we will be drawn to the color we need, such as bright red when we are exhausted. About 10 years ago, I started wearing red, although it was never my favorite color. Over months, I was wearing more and more red, to the point, I was dressed in red top to bottom, including my underwear. An unplanned but lucky medical test revealed that I was so low on iron, I was close to dying. Red stirs the iron in blood and makes it flow through our veins. My body tried to save itself by using red. At the same time, I also developed a taste for spinach, which contains iron. Yet, my level of iron was so low, my doctor told me, a dinner portion of spinach could not help me. It took about three years for my iron to get back to normal levels. As the level of iron was rising, I was wearing less and less red.

When we need some rest and healing, we may find ourselves attracted to blues. Those of us who are over-excited will benefit from blues. However, those who feel depressed need yellows and golds.

On the other hand, we may be attracted to dark colors and blacks not because we need them, but because we are psychologically troubled, have unresolved issues, and are even suicidal. Those who are possessed by spirits often wear black. (More on black later.)

In the pages that follow, we will analyze each of the colors so you can check specifically what is happening in your system, and choose the pertinent color to correct the situation.

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