Green gives a feeling of renewal, new life, freshness, growth and clarity. The heart is the center of the soul and it is the heart that makes us one with our fellow man. Most importantly, it harbors love energy, the leading principle of life. Being with loved ones, family, and friends, strengthens the heart energy. Made up of the blue and yellow, green is regarded as a center of harmony.
In using green we must accept and allow love in our hearts and learn to give it without expecting anything in return. When our heart center is balanced, we are able to give positive feelings and happiness, unconditionally.
Green in Healing
Green can be used for practically any condition in need of healing. Because green is midway in the color spectrum; it contains both a physical nature and a spiritual connection, offering the psychological and emotional harmony we need. It is the most restful and relaxing color for the human eye to view. While it is the color most associated with good health, it is also the color most often associated with toxicity and poison. Green can help enhance vision, stability and endurance.
Nature and Nurture
Green comes from the Germanic root “grass” and “grow”. It is the color most associated with Spring, growth and nature. It represents the lush vegetation of paradise. The largest contributor to green in nature is chlorophyll, the chemical by which plants photosynthesize and convert sunlight into energy. Many creatures have adapted to their environments by taking on green camouflage. Several minerals have a green color, such as emerald, which is colored green by its chromium content.
Green brings us closer to nature and therefore, closer to its maker. That is why we see a higher power in the unbelievable process that nature shows us. From change of seasons to sunrise and sunset, the wind in the trees and the ever changing weather, green is a spiritual color. Green is the most important color in Islam, as it was the color of the banner of Muhammad and is found in the flags of nearly all Islamic countries. It is often associated with the culture of Gaelic Ireland, and is a color of the flag of Ireland.
The Tao of Green
In Feng Shui, green is the color of renewal, freshness and new beginnings. Green belongs to the Wood element. Green works best with the Prosperity, Family and Skills/Knowledge Baqua areas of your home. When using green, consider using 3 shades within a space. Three is a powerful number and by mixing 3 shades, such as adding wall color, with accents such as pillows, throw rugs, blankets, curtains… you can create a very balanced state. Consider using lush green plants. They are not only beautiful, but also purifying the indoor air.
The Taste of Green
Food is an important and nourishing way to introduce color in our healing process. Our bodies benefit from the green food group. Green foods contain antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, active enzymes, bioflavinoids, chlorophyll and other phytonutrients necessary for optimal cellular metabolism, repair and protection! Green foods contain the most powerful combination of nutrients in any grain, herb or food. They contain almost all of the vitamins, minerals, proteins and enzymes necessary for the human diet, plus chlorophyll.
Wear green when you want to create an atmosphere of peace. Green helps to reduce stress and creates security. If you wish to diffuse a situation, consider wearing green. When wearing green you are more likely to be successful in negotiating and mediating. Children also respond favorably to adults who wear green. Green is associated with prosperity and the Heart Chakra, as is pink, making these two colors a soothing compliment to each other, especially for self-worth.
The intoxication of green, may come from the fact that in legend, folk tales and films, fairies, dragons, monsters and the devil were often shown as green. Green was the color of the serpent in the Garden of Eden. European dragons were often malevolent, while the Chinese dragon was benevolent,symbolizing potent and auspicious powers. The dragon is also symbolic of power, strength, and good luck. In Irish and English folklore, the color was sometimes associated with witchcraft and with fairies, wood nymphs spirits and leprechaun. The intoxicating drink “absinthe” was known as “the green fairy”.
Are You Green with Envy?
Green is often associated with jealousy and envy. The expression “green-eyed monster” was coined by Shakespeare in Othello and “green-eyed jealousy” in the Merchant of Venice. Money is also associated with green, as is wealth and power, and therefore, the imbalance is true! In Europe and the US, green has also been a synonym for sickness or the devil, A green color in the skin is sometimes associated with nausea. The expression “green at the gills” means appearing sick. In China, its associations are very positive, as the symbol of fertility and happiness.
The complement color to green, is red. The remedy for “too much green” in our lives is balanced by adding red in the form of red light, clothes, food or meditation. Red is associated with energy and strength. It’s strong association to fire, grounding and centering is very important in order to be balanced, determined and ambitious. Balancing green with red, gives us a sense of equilibrium. It creates a feeling of being centered with a rooted repose. This desensitizing of neutral with a hot color, offers welcomed relief.
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The Heart Chakra
This Chakra center is called the Heart Chakra and is the middle Chakra in a system of seven, located near the heart. It is associated with air, social identity, and is oriented to self-acceptance. It is related to love and is the integrator of opposites in the psyche: mind and body, male and female, persona and shadow, ego and unity. A healthy 4th Chakra allows us to love deeply, feel compassion, have a deep sense of peace and feel centered. The color for this Chakra is green or pink. It deals with physical healing, balance, harmony, compassion and love. This Chakra is most important in all facets of love, when it is balanced, you trust in others, take risks, love and feel loved.
Lessons from Green
From fire emerald to jade ,green runs the spectrum from lime to olive The tint or shades of green will vary depending how much white or black are mixed into this secondary color. By adding one or two of the additional primary colors together with green, you create other variations. The darker the green around us, the more “ambitious” we are, while the lighter the green around us, the more youthful or inexperienced we feel…
Use green to bring about renewal and the empowerment to transform
Brings the balance and desire to regenerate and renew your health on all levels.
Green is the color of money, motivation, encouragement and abundance!
Use green as a practice of forming or pursuing ideals, especially those that seem unrealistic.
Use green to promote, encourage and enrich the possibilities of fertile abundance.
Green inspires productive behavior. It offers an association to abundance, inspiration and wealth.
The “root” or heart of our spiritual base. Green helps us to grow our spiritual side!
This stone represents prosperity. Great over a door to bring in new business. It is wonderful for entrepreneurs and those in sales. This hope stone is important to have when starting a new business or financial venture. A gentle friendly, calming, soothing stone, which opens Throat Chakra, Heart Chakra, and Solar Plexus Chakra.
Aventurine seems to enable abundance and brings good luck and money, joy, balance and clarity. Universal love, truth and prosperity are traits we can gain by working with Aventurine. This stone is good to have when job interviewing, selling products, or play lotto. This stone helps to stable financial matters.
The martyr stone aptly named, due to the legend of this stone being at the foot of the cross and stained by the drops of blood from Jesus. It is associated with honesty and integrity and is useful in removing obstacles in life. Promotes a calm, tranquil atmosphere that is grounding or revitalize insufficient energy.
Tranquility and soothing the spiritual heart, green calcite helps us learn from lessons in each situation and new options. Clarifies visions, imagery, astral travel and recall. Helps us replace fears, old ways with healthier ones. Green Calcite helps you adjust to the transition from a stagnant or negative situation to a challenging, more fulfilling, and positive one.
This stone allows greater flexibility, wisdom, generosity, and self-confidence. Heals depression, excess self-focus, emotions/sexual imbalance. Placed on heart, neck, or on brown for meditation. This stone uplifts the Heart Chakra. It soothes the energy of the heart when you are heart heavy. It therefore brings internal peace, harmony and contentment.
A beautiful, deep green healing stone encourages expansion of the Heart Chakra, enhancing the power of love, commitment, trust and humbleness. Diopside is utilized for encouraging a positive attitude in life. It has been used to help those who suffer from long term problems in their life and who have yet to find a resolution. this stone helps its owner find peace and divine equilibrium.
AKA Dragon Stone is is a magical stone designed by nature and capturing a rich “dragon green” matrix (epidote) that is dotted with deep red drops of “dragon’s blood” (really, red piedmontite). This is the stone of for perception and personal power, enhancing our vital Qi or life force energy. It is a stone for strength and courage.
This gemstone’s healing abilities have the ability to create, store and conduct energy. It has an uncanny ability to absorb many types of pain, excelling in healing emotional and physical aspects of Heart Chakra and Throat Chakra. Eilat is unique because when placed on the Solar Plexus Chakra, it aligns the subtle bodies, harmonizes heart, mind, and body.
A symbol of love and good fortune, this stone is used for abundance, growth, peace, harmony, patience, love, fidelity and honesty. It’s used against negative energy and used in many forms of divination. Most effective on the Heart Chakra perhaps because it access desires held deep within. Emerald provides inspiration and helps those in need of balance, healing, and infinite patience.
The ancient Chinese culture has revered Jade for centuries. Jade is considered the health, wealth and longevity stone. Traditionally, Jade symbolizes the Five Virtues of Humanity : wisdom, justice, compassion, modesty and courage. Therefore, it is used for emotional balance, stamina, love, fidelity, humility, generosity, peace, harmony, courage, wisdom, justice, mercy.
This stone has a steady pulsing electromagnetic energy. (High copper content) Malachite promotes growth and builds strength, both emotionally and physically. It draws out deep anxieties, unwanted fears and psychosomatic issues teaching us to take responsibility for our own actions. Use at the Solar Plexus Chakra, Heart Chakra and Third Eye Chakra.
This stone of fire, light and illumination is considered the stone associated with Archangel Seraphiel who rules with the highest order of angels, The Seraphim. Seraphinite assists one in healing on all levels, through provoking an understanding of unconditional love. It helps dispel negative energy, especially when there is difficulty in a relationship.
Color and Aromatherapy
The marriage of color and scent have long had strong associations. Often, when we see a color, we can sense the type of scent that could accompany it. The color of the flower can be a direct correlation with the oils they produce.
But sometimes, the direct association is not obvious and the color can often be found in the hue of the leaves or the tint of the inner workings, we only get a glimpse of. This is the case with green. Here are some of the most popular essential oils associated with green:
~Eucalyptus, Fir, Lime, Linden Blossom, Peppermint, Petitgrain, Parsley, Star Anise, Red Thyme, Verbena, Rosewood, Palmarosa, Melissa, Celery, Marigold, Lemon, Bay Laurel, Coriander, Myrtle, Oregano.
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Color therapy is a technique of restoring imbalance by means of applying color to the body. It was a popular method of therapy even in ancient times.
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