Saturday, October 9, 2010

"The Magic of Color Vibration" an Interview with Jovita Wallace, Part 2

Question 3:
What are the subtle energetic effects of color?

Sometimes we may be feeling blue, or seeing red, or feeling in the pink, or green with envy. Or, we may describe something as red-hot, a black day, a brown-out, or the many more color expressions that we use.
Expressions like these indicate that we make intuitive connections between our feelings and the color we use to describe them. These expressions are cultural associations.  But, on a very personal, emotional level our response to color is through the heart, the mind, and the body and its senses. By learning to listen to our color feelings, we can enhance our sensitivity to color vibration.
When you notice a color that stands out from everything around you, or see a color that catches your eye, or find a color that just feels so good to look at, you have identified the vibration needed to balance your energy.
Color energy effects are not restricted only to the sighted. Those with impaired vision are equally receptive to these energies that are received as vibration through the aura.
Every color has specific characteristics that can stimulate a psychological and physiological response in the subtle body aura. Each major visible color’s qualities are linked to the chakra system with which it resonates. The chakras are the energy centers of our body that create the layers of the constantly changing aura. Understanding the nature of the chakras and their higher energetic dimensions helps us to comprehend the energetic effect of each color.

Extremes of emotions are often the outward display of imbalances or blockages in the flow of color vibration into and out of the chakras. Each chakra is designed for a specific purpose.

Below is a journey through the colors and their subtle energy effects that are associated with the major chakras.

Violet is associated with the crown chakra. The purpose of the crown chakra is “to think.”
The crown chakra governs the function of the pineal gland. Violet is the color of the eternal, spiritual self, made up of perfection. The center of spirituality, this chakra connects you to an infinite intelligence. This is the center for spiritual transformation, service, and living in the present.  It is also the energy field where we think too much and need to de-stress. Using the color violet helps us relax our mind and enhance self-respect and dignity. Use violet to help to still the mind and meditate.

Indigo Blue is associated with the brow chakra. The purpose of the brow chakra is “to see.”
The brow chakra, also known as the third eye, governs the function of the master pituitary gland. Known in yoga as the 1000-petalled lotus flower, it is the center of creative visualization, imagination, memory, intuitive wisdom, perception, and gathers instruction from your higher self.
Indigo blue is the greatest healing ray. All of our emotional responses are triggered here through our perception of the sense world. Is what I see pleasurable, painful or neutral? Use indigo blue to study and for memory.

Blue is associated with the throat chakra. The purpose of the throat chakra is “to speak.”
The throat chakra is centered at the energy of the thyroid gland. It is the center for creative expression through sound and is significant in matters of communication, self-expression, decision-making, and truth.
The blue vibration is used to help balance clear communication and the ability to speak truth from the heart. Use blue to calm.

Turquoise is minor chakra related to the heart chakra, and the purpose is “to protect.”
The chakra of the thymus gland is very closely linked with the heart, and connected with a generosity of life and love. Use turquoise as a refresher (equals a 10-minute nap), and to stimulate the thymus gland associated with our great protector- the immune system.

Green is associated with the heart chakra. The purpose of the heart chakra is “to love.”
The heart chakra is the center of love and harmony. This is the area for a person’s soul to shine through. This is where we live! Green is the color of balance. To give and receive love, develop more compassion and altruism, learn forgiveness, and increase prosperity are the aspects of the heart center. Green’s subtle energy gives the feeling of being free.  Getting in touch with our feelings sometimes is the hardest step in knowing what we want. Using the green vibration to go more deeply into the heart energy will be helpful in this process.

Yellow is associated with the solar plexus chakra. The purpose of the solar plexus chakra is “to do.”
The solar plexus, is associated with the pancreas gland and is like sun energy. The nervous system is influenced, and we can get very sensitive to situations. It is the center of human recognition and confidence where “I know I can do it”. President Obama’s election campaign was yellow.
We can use yellow to expand our light, show our gifts to the world, give us the confidence to be pro-active, and experience happiness.
I like to call yellow the Ginko treatment for focus and clarity. The mind and emotions come together in harmony in a balanced solar plexus.

Orange is associated with the sacral chakra. The purpose of the sacral chakra is “to emote.”
The sacral chakra relates to the reproductive organs and is strongly influenced by genetic patterning. Its connection is less spiritual, more earthly. Physical movement, well-being, and joy relate to this chakra.
This dimension is designed to express emotions, pleasure, sexuality, creativity, relationships, and social affairs, taste, and food. Orange is the color to use for feelings of depression or abandonment.

Red is associated with the root chakra. The purpose of the root chakra is “to have.”
The base chakra governs the function of the adrenal glands, energy. It is connected to passion, life-force energy, will, being stable and the ability to provide oneself with the basics of survival: Food, shelter, and material needs.  The use of the red vibration helps us physically energize and brings us into the moment, fully present. It also relates to our roots- our family, our country.
Subtle energy effects of color are inter-related with the wondrous wheels of light and color of the chakras, spinning and vibrating and always seeking balance.

Question 4:
Why are our responses to color so varied?

Because we are constantly seeking balance through the expression of our chakras, our attraction to a color(s) is letting us know what we need at any given time. The chakras can be in balance or expressing in a deficient or excessive manner to some degree. Always changing and fluctuating, the chakras are responding to our reaction to situations around us.
This is why one day you might feel attracted to green and the next day red. It can be that you may be drawn to a certain color over and over again for a period of time. With some knowledge of the chakras and some self-reflection, you will be able to identify what it is you are lacking or trying too hard to manage. It could be physical, emotional/mental, or spiritual.

In the color wheel, colors that are opposite each other are called complimentary. We can use one of these two complimentary colors to balance a chakra. For instance, anger is associated with red and the opposite color is blue. In this case anger is excessive and blue would be used to calm. Put your angry, fiery, redheaded boyfriend in a blue room where he can calm down and feel peaceful.

How’s your social life? Have you been a hermit lately? You need orange to stimulate the sacral chakra to want to get out and be social and find pleasure in the company of others.
You may be preparing for a speaking engagement and feeling nervous and stressed because you really are a shy person. Several days before the presentation, you purchase a bouquet of yellow daisies to cheer yourself, to feel a little happier. You are on the right track; you listened to your intuitive color message. The subtle energy vibration of yellow stimulates the solar plexus to release fear and helps give you the self-confidence you need. You can do it!
As you prepare for your presentation, you plan what you are wearing. If you choose blue or turquoise your audience will be better, calmer listeners. They will be responding to the subtle energy vibration of blue, which relates to communication and the throat chakra. Blue makes people feel comfortable and trusting. Still not sure of yourself, put a red scarf or red color near your throat chakra to increase the resonance of your voice.  A challenge for all of us is to forgive and love unconditionally, especially in our close relationships.
We know green, associated with the heart chakra, is the color for healing our grief and emotional wounds, but magenta is the complimentary color that can stimulate a feeling of unconditional love. The spectrum for magenta goes from pink, to rose, to burgundy. You can choose the one that most resonates with you to enhance the ability to forgive and start loving unconditionally.
If you have a cold, the best colors to surround yourself with are blue and indigo blue. Their subtle energy vibrations will give your immune system support. And, it will feel so good.
If lavender or violet has been calling to you, you may be seeking a spiritual teacher or maybe trying to get out of all the distressing thoughts you have been having lately.

Recently there was a special mask project at a local Mental Health Clinic for their outpatient clients. I was invited to participate in the project with a small group of artists. We were each paired with one of the clients. It happened that my participant was the most depressed of the group. She did not speak, and I was sure she would not come back for the second workshop. She did come back and finished her mask. And her mask was beautiful. The color she used was peach, which is in the orange spectrum. Orange is the color of joy and the optimal color vibration used for depression.

Sometimes people may have an aversion to a certain color. Although there may be a negative concept or experience connected to this particular color vibration, it is still important information. It will lead to an area where concepts need to change and healing needs to occur. The dislike of the color really says that I am trying very hard to manage and deny a particular expression of myself.
For example a man might intensely dislike pink. Society has connected pink to the feminine. Has he forfeited his creative, nurturing right-brain self?  Bringing the male and female energies together in balance is healthy for both men and women.

These are just a few examples of how color attracts and how we can use the information to re-balance a chakra. When one chakra is vibrating out of balance, it can affect the remaining energy centers.  We just do not want a chakra to stay stuck for a long period of time. The “stuck” is energy being diverted or blocked, preventing the chakra to resonate fully and the pathways of energy to flow. When all of our chakras are spinning open and in clock-wise motion, their light and color equates to a high state of vibration and well-being.

By paying attention to our color choices, we can become aware of our physical, emotional/mental, and spiritual needs. By consciously working with the subtle energy of color vibration, we can also empower ourselves and our world.

.... interview to be continued in Part 3.
Part one...

Thanks again to Karen Casey-Smith for the use of her stunning Mandala images.
Jovita Wallace can be contacted at: 


  1. Great post Diane. Lot of good and useful information. And, of course, Karen's photos are sublime.

  2. I love anything inspired by colour and the effects on the soul, I use colour in my work alot. Fantastic post :)



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