The 7 Secrets of Color
by Margaret Ann Lembo
The secrets of color are right in front of you in the full spectrum of the rainbow in everything you do daily! Every day you choose clothes to wear, food to eat, and all types of choices that involve color.
What would happen if you started to make all your choices with conscious intention using the 7 secrets of color? What would happen is that you will transform your life into one that is charmed, relaxed, flowing and full of grace and ease. It simply takes a little knowledge about the secrets of color along with focus and intention.
Everything is Energy
Everything that is created is created through intention. We create our lives with our thoughts, actions, words and deeds. Our thoughts vibrate out and return back to us in the form of our personal reality. For example, if you think about and visualize getting up for a drink of water, in short order you will be drinking a glass of water.
Apply this same example to large life issues. What you place your attention on creates your reality through repetitive thoughts and visualization. Thoughts and intentions can be amplified and actualized through focused intent and using some tools like aromatherapy, color and gemstones. Keep in mind that it is not the tool itself that is bringing about the changes; rather, it is the intention behind using the particular tool that effects change.
Intention is established easily by being mindful of what you want in your life. Many of us are clear on what we don’t like or don’t want and that’s where we allow our intention to lie. Unfortunately, focusing attention on what we don’t want gets us more of exactly that – what we do not want! Thoughts create reality. Make conscious choices and create the life you really want.
All thoughts, feelings and memories are stored within the chakra system as vibrations. The vibration reverberates and creates reality. It’s important to note that some of your feelings and memories are stored far below the surface of your awareness much like a program running in the background of a computer. The thoughts are repetitive and redundant. Once you are aware of what you are feeling and thinking, you can make a decision to delete it. You can consciously delete or transform the feelings and thoughts that no longer server you, just like you would delete an unnecessary program running in the background of your computer.
With a little bit of know-how, anyone can change intention into reality. Once purpose is established, maintaining focus allows us to achieve that purpose.
Color and Energy
Each color is associated with the color, vibration and scent of the energy centers of the human body on a mental, physical, spiritual and emotional level. The use of color, gemstones and essential oils employs your vision and sense of smell to maintain your focus on your intentions.
In the words of Paul J. Meyer, “Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass.” Use the tools to maintain your attention on your intention!
There are seven main chakras which are the colors of the rainbow. These energy centers are responsible for regulating the functions of many levels of our being. Each chakra has a color associated with it.
The first chakra is the Root Chakra. Its basic color is red. This energy center is located at the base of the spine and is responsible for our basic needs. This is where we store vital life force and the energy to provide food, shelter and water. Money is strongly associated with this center. A gemstone for the root is garnet. Use an essential oil like vetiver or patchouli to maintain focus and grounding.
The second chakra is the Navel or Sacral Chakra. Its main color is orange and is the center for reproduction and creativity. We store emotional memories in this center. It is a center that allows us to create and take action. A gemstone for the navel is carnelian. Essential oils like orange and cinnamon heat up the vibe for taking action and making things happen.
The third chakra is the Solar Plexus Chakra and therefore, located at the solar plexus. The main color associate with the chakra is yellow, the place of joy, personal power, self-confidence, mental clarity, and the ability to shine our light. Experiences of verbal abuse that reduced our self-esteem as well as kudos and praise that raised our self-confidence are stored at this chakra. A gemstone for the solar plexus is citrine and raises self-esteem. Lemon and bergamot bring the scent of confidence and courage to the day.
Green and Pink
The fourth chakra is the Heart Center. This is the chakras is green and/or pink, located at the center of our chest, the bridge between the lower three chakras of the physical mundane world and the upper chakras of the spiritual world. This is where our true self resides – the Love That We Are – how we integrate that we are spiritual beings having a physical experience. Gemstones for the heart are green aventurine or rose quartz. Rose Water spray with a hint of hyacinth enlivens the feelings of compassion and kindness – for oneself and others.
Turquoise and Pastel Blue
The fifth chakra is the Throat Center. This chakra is blue of the sky or turquoise. This center is located at the throat and provides the ability to communicate and express ourselves. It includes writing, speaking, singing, cooking, and the many ways we express who and what we are. A stone for the throat center is aquamarine. Clear out the cobwebs of communication with eucalyptus, tea tree, and thyme.
The sixth chakra is the Third Eye Center. This chakra is indigo blue. It is located in the center of our forehead. This is the location of our ability to see the unseen, know the unknown and hear what is not being said. It is the place of intuition, knowing and dreaming. A stone for the third eye is lapis lazuli. Frankincense, black pepper and grapefruit garner the attention of the higher mind to connect with wisdom and grace.
White with Golden Light Particles
The seventh chakra is the Crown Chakra. The color associated with the crown ranges from golden white light to a violet flame, the place of higher intuition, channeling, and the connection with Divine Consciousness. It is the place where our connection to miracles resides. Some gemstones for the crown chakra are selenite, amethyst, and clear quartz. Fennel, petit grain and rosewood activate joyous associations with the higher realms and other dimensions of consciousness and reality.
Make the conscious connection with the color, gemstones and essential oil scents in your life and pair it with a positive thought with the intention of creating a happy, prosperous, peaceful and joy-filled life.
About the Author
Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of Chakra Awakening (now in 5 languages); The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones; the Angel Gemstone Oracle Cards and Color Your Life with Crystals and seven spoken audio CDs. She is the creator of a line of Aroma-Energetic Sprays. She is a spiritual entrepreneur, aromatherapist, and the owner of The Crystal Garden — a bookstore, gift store, and spiritual center in southeast Florida.