The French word “clair” means “clear.” It’s the root word for clairvoyance—clear seeing, intuition—the sixth sense that’s governed by our brow chakra. Each of the seven major chakras—energy centers—is influenced by a specific color.
Color is simply energy, energy made visible. Every color has a different wavelength and individual properties, both positive and negative. Different colors stimulate or inhibit the functioning of different parts of our body. Treatment with the appropriate color can restore balance and normal functioning.
Associated with the brown chakra—our third-eye center—indigo can help to enhance insight, clarity, and intellectual wellness. It strengthens intuition, imagination, and understanding.
Brooding and nocturnal, this mysterious color is a combination of deep blue and violet and holds the attributes of both these colors. It’s the color of ripe blueberries, a deep blue midnight sky, the breath-like movement of a nocturnal sea, the plumage of male indigo buntings in the summer, or the bottomless depths of a mountain lake.
When you need a boost in the areas of insight and intuition, indulge yourself with this color. It enhances our sense of knowing and helps us to better understand the big picture—to see clearly.
Are you drawn to pure indigo? It calls to mind the emotions of the sea; promoting responsibility and trust in personal intuition. Or do you prefer the noble shaded tones that exude deep thought, contemplation, inner calm and balance? The frequency of indigo enhances our ability to see things from a higher viewpoint rather than from ego, personal satisfaction, or material comfort.
What we do with our physical environment—our personal space—speaks to our heart and helps us to flourish. Buy a piece of indigo clothing. Add a splash of indigo to your décor with flowers, pillows, a candle, or a throw. Set the stage for nighttime dreams by painting the ceiling in your bedroom indigo. Or take advantage of the healing frequency of indigo crystals such as lapis lazuli, sodalite, or sapphire.
The properties of indigo are expressed as discerning, visionary, wise, inspired, deep, intuitive, empathetic, broadminded, and sensible. Weave indigo into your life’s tapestry and open yourself to unlimited possibility.
This guest post is an excerpt from Laurie Buchanan’s soon-to-be published book, “Discovering the Seven Selves: Your Key to Offloading Baggage and Increasing Joy—Now!”
Laurie’s comprehensive training in energy medicine and transformational life coaching are the foundational offerings at HolEssence, a healing studio she founded over a decade ago in Crystal Lake, Illinois. With the philosophy of “Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing,” Laurie works with the whole person, helping them turn intention into action; getting them from where they are, to where they want to be—body, mind, and spirit. A teacher and student of purposeful living, Laurie is respectful of the earth’s natural resources. Her goal is to leave the slightest footprint on the planet, while at the same time making a lasting impression on its inhabitants—one that is positive, uplifting, constructive, and healing. Please visit her website at www.HolEssence.com and her blog, Speaking from the Heart, at http://holessence.wordpress.com.
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