Healing With Color and the Human Aura
Posted By: Rev. Simeon Stefanidakis
It has been known for eons of time that color plays a major role in setting up a particular mood or state of mind. Yet, only recently have design artists put into practice that which the ancients knew all along: color does affect one's feelings, moods, and emotions. Whereas, in the past, so many of our hospitals and schools were painted that ubiquitous institutional green, we now have these places of learning and healing painted in vibrant shades of hues which help stimulate the mind and the emotions to a condition of healing and well-being.
We all respond, in some way, to our color environment. Most people know that bedrooms should not be painted in bright, flashy reds or yellows, because these colors tend to stimulate the body and inhibit relaxation and sleep. Blue is often associated with cold and astringency, while red tends to conjure up thoughts of soothing warmth. Even our vocabulary suggests conditions of "icy blue" and "warm red."
Before examining color and its healing implications, we must address a very important concept: that of cause and effect. True healing comes about when the cause of the condition or illness is addressed and transformed. If healing goes no further than a mere relief or masking of the symptoms, then, eventually, that which brought about the need for healing, in the first place, will resurface and manifest itself within the body in one form or another.
The aura is an effect -- an outward expression -- of that which is taking place within the mind, the soul, and the spirit of the individual. Thus, any healing technique which deals only with the aura or the energy field of the individual tends to accomplish one thing: it jump starts the individual, so to speak, and gives him or her an added boost of energy. That energy boost then allows that person's own internal healing mechanism to become mobilized into greater activity.
For conditions which are purely physical in nature, such an energy jump-start may be all that is necessary. But, if the root cause of the illness is internal in nature -- as it so often is -- then this type of healing must be complemented with true Spiritual Healing, where the power of God's Healing and Holy Spirit can, then, intervene -- if necessary -- and effect a cure. But even here, the individual must change that which needs to be changed, or the condition which brought about the disease will eventually manifest again. God can effect miracles and miraculous healings, through the channels of prayer and Spiritual Healing, but not even God can force the individual to change internally. That would be God's interfering with His most profound gift to us: the freedom of choice. Keeping this in mind, let us look at how color can impact the aura and help jump-start the tired or diseased body