In this post, I will outline a few colour self-healing practices for you to try at home. Theoretically, you don’t need to see a healer: you are your best self-healer. However, it can be difficult to concentrate, meditate and relax on your own, so seeing a healer can be helpful.
A healer can facilitate the space for healing to occur.
The cosmos, the universe, call it whatever suits you best, is made out of colour and sound. It is the ever-changing all-knowing cosmic force that guides us all.
We can transpose this understanding into the here and now: at the most fundamental level, we are colour and sound. Each cell within our body has a colour and sound.
Colours are the alphabet of the universe.
Each of us has a primary colour band that dictates our personality type and way of being.
When you see an Energy or Spiritual healer, Reiki healer, Sekhem healer, Vortex Healer, Shamanic Healer, or any practitioner who channels the power of Spirit to conduct healing, these healers are all, in fact, using colour healing because, at its most elemental level, Spirit is colour.
Individual practitioners will see it differently within their minds because of the programming of their personality type, training, cultural conditioning and beliefs. I am not suggesting that using other forms of healing is better or worse; I am simply outlining that, in the end, it is all the same.
One healing modality does not happen at a “higher vibration” than the next. We are all channelling Spirit, or colour, in different ways.
How does healing occur?
Healing takes place when you are able to enter a relaxed state of being through the practice of meditation. When you reach a calm and relaxed state, you become aligned with the universal vibration, allowing more of the healing energy from Spirit to enter your body via the base chakrum (see below for a further explanation of chakras). As the healing energy moves through you, it will cleanse, balance and ground your own spiritual energies.
When a healer is present, they can help direct the healing energy to where it is most needed. You can achieve this by yourself if you become adept at breathwork, relaxation, meditation and chakric healing.
What colours are used in Colour Healing?
For colour self-healing and healing in general, we use the colours from the seven main chakras.
The chakras are the movement of life; like us, they are physical, even though most people cannot see them with the naked eye. When we cease to exist, so do the chakras, and when you are reborn, the chakras come back into play.
It is vital to understand the chakras because they govern nearly every aspect of our physical and spiritual human existence. The word chakra comes from Sanskrit and means “wheel”. The wheel of life is constantly moving; like ourselves, nothing is ever still. Even when we are asleep, we are still changing and moving.
Within human existence, there are seven main chakras and many minor ones. Primarily we focus on the seven main chakras because they govern the rest. You can think of the chakras as energy centres transmitting information around our entire auric energetic system.
The chakras tend to be viewed and observed from the bottom to the top:
- Red or base chakrum – astral or emotional body
- Orange or abdomen chakrum – lower body
- Yellow or spleen chakrum – spiritual body
- Green or heart chakrum – casual body
- Blue or throat and upper chest chakrum – higher body
- Indigo or third eye (centre of the forehead) chakrum – intuitive body
- Violet or crown chakrum (entry of spirit) – etheric (second body)
These chakras are bands of colour, starting at the root (red) and ending at the violet chakra at the crown of the head. The red, orange and yellow chakras are energising and uplifting and correlate more with the earthly realm. The green heart chakrum is the great balancer between the earthly and spiritual realm. The blue, indigo and violet chakras are more calming and soothing and correlate with the spiritual realm.
Just by living, our chakras can become overworked, underworked, out of balance and have blockages. If one energy centre is out of line or not working properly, it can throw our whole system out of balance and even harm our entire body.
However, there are methods to enable you to use the power of your mind to direct colour healing towards a particular chakra or part of your body that might need a boost or cooling down. If I am giving a Spiritual Healing session to a client and I sense that an area of the body is a bit low in energy and needs uplifting, I would direct the colour red towards that area for about two minutes and then finish with about 30 seconds of blue to cool it off. We do not want too much red. Or the guides might indicate that the client needs a different colour, and then I follow that guidance.
Colour self-healing methods
In summary, you are your best colour self-healing. Through various methods of relaxation, meditation and visualisation, you can investigate the state of your chakras and bring them back to a healthy baseline.
First of all, you can use our Flagship meditation which you can access via YouTube. If you are short of time, you can follow the practices below:
Colour self-healing practice one:
I recommend that you sit or lie in a room where you will not be disturbed for about 10 minutes. To create the appropriate ambience, lower the blinds, light a candle and add soothing music. I recommend Silver Wings by Mike Rowland or Cosmic Sailing.
Close your eyes and take three deep breaths in, breathing in and out through the nose. Try to make the exhale slower and longer than the inhale, activating your parasympathetic nervous system and inducing a sense of calm. Take a minute to turn the focus of your mind to different points of your physical body, instructing each part to relax, starting at the head and moving down to the feet.
When you feel heavy and relaxed in your chair or lying down, still breathing deeply, move your hand an inch above your red base chakrum. Hold it there for about a minute whilst breathing slowly. As you hold it there, try to sense the chakra’s colour and if it needs to be brighter or dimmer. With the power of your mind, you change the intensity you feel it needs until it reaches a healthy glow.
Repeat this process with the six remaining chakras.
When you have finished looking at the chakras, shroud yourself in a violet light and ask your guides to help you to close.
Colour self-healing practice two:
This practice is very similar to the one above, but this time I want you to visualise each chakra as a door instead of using your hand.
Achieve a state of relaxation by closing your eyes and following the method of three deep breaths as outlined above.
First, visualise the red base chakrum as a door and only open it slightly to let the Life Force move through you.
Repeat this process with the six remaining chakras, but with the rest of the chakras, open up the doors entirely. Try and absorb the colour of each chakra and sense its properties, such as orange for vitality and red for strength. The more you work with the chakras, the more you will start to perceive the energetic qualities of the colours. When all the doors are open, remain in that state for a few minutes to breathe in the healing power of Spirit.
When you feel ready, perhaps after a few minutes have passed, close one door at a time, starting with the violet crown chakra and move downwards until you reach the red base chakra. This time, with the red door, almost close it but keep it slightly ajar.
Take a few more deep breaths, shroud yourself in a violet light and open your eyes when you are ready. Remember to ask your guides for help to close.
These two practices are all you should need to cleanse, balance and ground your chakras. I recommend that you practice every day for five to ten minutes. Think of it as brushing your teeth!
Afterwards, you should feel calmer, relaxed and more at ease with yourself and the world around you.
If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments below.