Colour energetics; focus on indigo

 

November has landed with a cold and wet snap, time to bundle up, keep warm and spend more time in introspection. We have just been through the feast of Samhain, when our ancestors recognised our need for a time of letting go, burning up and getting rid of what is no longer useful and making room for the seeds of next year to begin to germinate. It is timely then that we are continuing our journey through the seven colour spectrum with a focus on the colour Indigo. November has landed with a cold and wet snap, time to bundle up and keep warm and spend more time in introspection. We have just been through the feast of Samhain, when our ancestors recognised our need for a time of letting go, burning up and getting rid of what is no longer useful and making room for the seeds of next year to begin to germinate. We are continuing our journey through the seven colour spectrum with a focus on the colour Indigo.

Indigo

An artistic colour, useful for introspection and meditation.

 

In feng shui blues are considered to be associated with the water element. Indigo, being a deeper shade (with black added) of blue and veering toward blue-purple, is the colour of the night sky.

It therefore speaks to greater depths on our journey. It is useful for meditation, when considering our way forward on our life-path.

 

In decoration Deep blues are cooling, calming and will absorb light and therefore reduce the apparent size of a space. Useful for meditation spaces or for bedrooms where a deeply calming atmosphere is required; Edgar Cayce associated this colour with the pineal gland, often considered a vestige of the third eye. This is where the pattern or seed of ideas are first implanted; where we dream them into being. 

Cayce further describes people who favour Indigo as being seekers, searching for a cause or spiritual experience; indicative of high mental abilities, a logical, discerning, enthusiastic and cheerful nature and a desire to express creativity. A dislike of indigo would, according to Cayce, suggest an overcautious, impetuous, and argumentative nature with a desire to give the ego full play.

Indigo is associated with the third eye chakra, the pituitary gland and intuition; knowledge with understanding. This is the chakra centre for intuition, the decision maker, the discriminator. When this chakra is flowing freely, we can see with clarity, anchoring our spiritual vision, allowing ourselves to see the truth. We feel purposeful, direct, clear in our actions and intuitive. “This is where we reel in our kite of intuition and inspiration, becoming part of the guided creative process” (Rick Jarrow “the ultimate anti-career guide”). When this chakra is blocked we can be indecisive, floating and “wishy-washy”. We have two physical eyes looking out and one energetic eye looking in.  Visualising a spinning wheel of deep blue indigo light in this area, just above and between our eyebrows will allow this energy to flow more freely. Affirmation” I am willing to release my fear of seeing the future; the truth. I allow myself to connect to boundless creative energy”. 

In colour therapy indigo is considered to be cooling, astringent and electric, working on the parathyroid glands, it is said to affect our emotional and spiritual levels and to reduce obsessive behaviour.

 

Indigo is a slightly longer wavelength than violet and is associated in colour therapy with the pineal gland. Scientific data suggest that the pineal gland is a vestigial organ, possibly a remnant of a third eye (Roger Lewis Color and the Edgar Cayce readings). The Cayce readings suggest, however, that the pineal is that centre wherein the pattern or the seed is implanted. 

It would follow then that Indigo would then be very useful in meditation spaces for goal setting. 

 

In summary

An artistic colour, useful for introspection and meditation

It is associated with the third eye chakra the pituitary gland and intuition; knowledge with understanding. This is the chakra centre for intuition, the decision maker.

Used in colour therapy to purify the blood, it is  very calming. Indigo is considered to be cooling, astringent and electric, working on the parathyroid glands.

Facilitates the development of inner wisdom, expands and enhances our perception of reality, allowing us to see things as they are.

It is said to affect our emotional and spiritual selves and to reduce obsessive behaviour. 

In feng shui blues are considered to be associated with the water element. Indigo, being a deeper shade (with black added) of blue and veering toward blue-purple is the colour of the night sky. It therefore speaks to greater depths on our journey. It is useful for meditation, when considering our way forward on our life-path.

In decoration it is cooling, calming and will absorb light and therefore reduce the apparent size of a space. Useful for meditation spaces or for bedrooms where a deeply calming, dream inducing atmosphere is required.

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