Orange gives us the power to remove suppression and inhibitions. It allows us to create ideas and gain courage and strength. Symbolic of prosperity and pride it offers us joyfulness, enjoyment in relationships, as it expands our interests and activities.
In using orange, we can learn to understand how the “gut reaction” tells us about our physical situations. Using orange helps with attraction, charm and kindness. It offers encouragement, stimulation, optimism, a brighter look at success and a feeling of abundance.
Orange gives us a stronger sense of authority, enthusiasm and confidence in ourselves.
Orange in Healing
Useful in energizing the central nervous system, orange relieves muscle spasms and cramps (including menstrual cramps), strengthens the lungs and kidneys, improves assimilation of food through effects on the spleen and pancreas and relieves the digestive tract, gas and irritable bowels. Use orange to relieve hiccups, stimulate appetite and stimulate hypo-thyroid (under active thyroid). Orange boosts the immune system and it also stimulates milk producing after childbirth.
Sun and Fire
Orange is associated with the healing of the sun and the power of fire. The warmth of orange gives us comfort and motivation. It brings even more energy than yellow. Fire represents physical strength, force, courage, desire, initiative, fertility, passion, purification and rejuvenation. It represents both light and heat. It is the color of celebration and great abundance, along with comfort and enjoyment of the senses. With orange around you, you are seen as warm, sociable, dynamic and an independent person who is dedicated.
Our Sacred Place
Orange is widely known as the attention grabber and the stimulator of the mind and body. Orange is an anti-depressant color that lifts spirits by giving off feelings of security, warmth, joy, creativity, fun, humor and independence. Like brown, orange frees and releases emotions and alleviates self-pity. It tends to boost our self-worth and the unwillingness to forgive. Physically, orange stimulates the sex organs and is associated with the Sacral Spleen Chakra
Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese art of placement to enhance the flow of “vital life energy” or Qi. Practitioners believe that environments can be arranged and decorated in a way that maximizes the flow of Qi, resulting in improvements to health and happiness of those who live in that environment. Orange is considered the “social color”. It lifts our spirits, encourages a sense of enthusiasm and stimulates conversation. That is why it is best used in a kitchen, dining room or living room. Orange can be used in the southern most area of your home or office.
The Taste of Orange
Food is an important and nourishing way to introduce color in our healing process. Our bodies benefit from the orange food group. Orange foods assist in detoxifying and releasing toxins. They help with the reproductive system, muscle and joint flexibility stagnation in many forms. Beta-carotene, Vitamin C, Vitamin A and Calcium are plentiful in orange foods. These foods help people maintain good vision fortify the immune system, promote proper bone and tooth development and help in the formation and maintenance of healthy skin and hair.
Powerful and confident, is the impression orange gives when we wear it. Orange is stimulating. It helps lift us out of depression, fatigue, confusion and pessimism. Variations of red, orange, red-orange are considered aggressive colors. They release energy. Orange is widely known as the attention grabber and the stimulation of the mind and body. Wearing these bright colors may help in dealing with others. Those who wear orange are action-oriented, often impatient, independent and self-motivated.
Orange and Instinct
Orange has a playful nature. Exposure to orange light for a period of 15-20 minutes in the morning will help overcome feelings of depression and lethargy, stimulating Vitamin D production and lifting our spirits! Orange helps us to re-discover that instinctual nature that we had as children, allowing us to be more open, creative and joyful. Orange makes us more aware of that “gut feeling”, we should instinctively trust.
Orange benefits the stomach and reproductive centers. Physically, orange stimulates the sex organs and has an incredibly beneficial effect on the digestive system, procreation, vitality, sensuality and passion. Citrus fruits are great for nursing moms, as they are full of vitamin C. Orange peels contain a compound called PMF that stimulates the central nervous system and increase circulation, all factors that contribute to a healthy reproductive system.
The complement color to orange, is blue. It is best to avoid orange if you are easily excited or experiencing any type of anxiety disorder. The remedy for “too much orange” in our lives is balanced by adding blue in the form of blue light, clothes, food or meditation. Blue is a calming, cooling color that harmonizes and helps us to express feelings and thoughts honestly. Balancing orange with blue, gives us a sense of peace. It creates a feeling of calm with a promise of hope.
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The Sacral/Spleen Chakra
The Sacral/Spleen Chakra connects us to others through feeling, desire, sensation, and movement. Ideally this chakra brings us fluidity and grace, depth of feeling, sexual fulfillment, and the ability to accept change. The color for this chakra is orange. It is used for creativity, vitality and sexual expression and creates the balance between connection with other people and time spent alone.
Lessons from Orange
From princeton orange to pumpkin, orange runs the spectrum from carrot to peel! The tint or shades of orange will vary depending how much red or yellow are mixed into this secondary color. By adding one or two of the additional primary colors together with orange, you create other variations. The darker the orange around us, the more “enthusiastic” we are, while the lighter the orange around us, the more satisfied we are…
The drive to create a powerful flow of “emotional currency”!
Offering the fulfillment of one’s wishes, expectations, or needs, and enjoying the pleasure derived from this.
Giving us theability with
Symbolic of high visibility, attention getting endurance and invoking a level of prestige.
Brings on arousing energy, the ability to stimulate others and create a sensation!
Channels notoriety, recognition and the ability to encourage a high profile attitude!
Orange stimulates our ability to want to have fun, feel carefree and take life a little less serious.
Showing us how to instinctively impact others by our positive actions.
Gives us a feeling of “empowerment” in order to do the best for ourselves and others.
Allowing us to discover our own self-esteem with focus and strong assurance.
Letting us follow the winding path or take the road less traveled in order to lead us on a great journey!
To use this “gift” of realization and enlightenment with child-like wonder!
This stone helps us in times of depression, loneliness, and boredom. It is the best emotional stimulant. Joy comes from orange energy. Orange has the love from red and the wisdom from yellow. It strengthens confidence and allows independence. This stone gives power to remove suppression and inhibitions. It allows you to create ideas and give courage and strength.
. It is excellent at detoxification and protection from radiation, especially x-rays, sun, computers, airport, planes and other people’s energies. Due to its strong connection to nature and the earth, amber is a great stone for grounding our higher energies. Amber can add stability to your life. Helpful in clearing up depression and suicidal thoughts
This stone represents confidence, boldness, initiative, dramatic abilities, assertiveness and being outgoing. Precision, analysis, stimulates appetite, encourages celebration and brings awareness of feelings. It is the stone of passion and sexuality and is associated with the Sacral Spleen Chakra. This stone helps you feel anchored and comfortable with your surroundings.
The energy of this stone is bright and giving. These are very lively stones.and highly energetic. Anyone needing to open or activate a blocked or sluggish Sacral Spleen Chakra would benefit from this stone. It is used for harmonizing sexual energies, stimulating creativity and moving you beyond your limited belief systems. It can be used in past life healing and benefits the revival of the soul.
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 orange. Here are some of the most popular essential oils associated with orange: Anise, Caraway, Ginger, Carrot Seed, Bergamot, Mandarin, Calendula, Neroli, Nutmeg, Orange, Patchouli, Pimento, Sandalwood, Cardamon, Benzoin, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Marjoram, Cypress
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