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Colours in our lives


Most of the time, we’re not aware of how much we’re affected by the colours around us. We don’t realise the importance of colours in our lives. In our choices of what we wear, what we eat or what paint we use on our walls, we’re deeply influenced by colours. So I’ve been trying to understand how and why we’re sensitive to this or that colour, and I’ve learnt a lot!

1. Colours and the chakras

I’ve discovered the connection between the colours of the rainbow and the chakras. Chakras are the various energy centres in our body used in a variety of ancient meditation practices. From the base of our spine to the top of our head, there are seven chakras.

Colour is energy vibrating at certain speeds. To clarify, each colour has a different frequency, thus has a different effect on the body when exposed. It is thought that the colours of the rainbow resonate with the main energy centres of the body. Each of our seven chakras has a corresponding colour that follows the colours of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet (or white). In fact, it’s often said that a journey through the seven chakra colours is essentially a journey through the rainbow. When you start reading about this it’s like a whole new science.


2. Colours in our lives

Colours play a central role in our lives. Knowing how colours affect our conscious and subconscious mind can change our life. It can inspire us to discover more about ourselves and to embrace who we really are. Follow me on my journey to discovering colours and I hope by the end of it you’ll either have learnt something new (I certainly have already), or just be more mindful when choosing colours to fill your life.

While you wait for my next post, why don’t you browse my shop to see how you can add a bit of colour to your life?


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