Yellow is used to find warmth and radiant energy. It helps with flexibility of thought, self-awareness of mind, self-control of body and keeping your own personal power. Yellow helps us with efficiency, organization and a sense of humor.
Yellow expresses intellect and logic by helping us focus. Yellow enhances concentration and is believed to stimulate the metabolism. Cheerful, sunny yellow is an attention-getter. It is considered an optimistic color.
Yellow is associated with our power center, the Solar Plexus, which is the biggest nerve center outside of the brain. It is from here that we move forward. It is from this center that we discern the right information. It is our center of intuition or “gut feeling”. Yellow is one of the best colors to strengthen the immune system, improving alertness and concentration.
Yellow in Healing
Yellow energy corresponds to the biggest nerve plexus in the body, the solar plexus. Through the solar plexus, all the digestive organs (such as the stomach, liver, spleen, gall bladder and pancreas) are affected. It gives power for better digestion, helps with constipation and flatulence and intestinal issues. Try bromelain (pineapple) for better digestion. Yellow energy may help cleanse the pores of the skin and treat disorders of the eyes and throat. Consider chamomile tea bags over the eyes and tea to soothe sore throat. Those who suffer from seasonal disorders, benefit greatly from taking sun or using a sun lamp.
The Nature of Yellow
Yellow is the most luminous of all the colors of the light spectrum. It’s the color that captures our attention more than any other. Autumn leaves, yellow flowers, lemons, bananas and other yellow fruit all contain carotenoids. These yellow and red organic pigments are found in plants and some other photosynthetic organisms. Yellow is the most visible color and is particularly attractive to birds and insects. It is the color of straw and the rich fields of waving wheat, all kissed by a yellow sun.
In almost every culture, yellow represents sunshine, happiness, joy and warmth. Yellow is the color most often associated with the deities in many religions. This golden light and association to the sun, often makes people think of yellow as a spiritual color. Yellow means courage and nobility in Japan. Buddhist monks wear saffron yellow robes and in many Middle Eastern countries, yellow represents golden prosperity. To Native Americans, yellow is the symbol for unconditional love. The golden yellow halo is what is often portrayed over the heads of angels and saints.
The Tao of Yellow
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. Yellow is associated with earth energy, representing Mother Earth. It can bring cheer, infuse us with hope, and clarify and elevate our mental activity. It also creates a sense of stability and nurturing. Yellow is often used to help children with dyslexia improve their focus. Use yellow as an accent in the southeast (prosperity) section of your home or by itself in the center (health) area.
The Taste of Yellow
Food is an important and nourishing way to introduce color in our healing process.Yellow foods generate power. These are foods rich in immune stimulating properties and vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin A, B complex, E, sodium, potassium, selenium and chromium. Many grains fall into this category. When we lack yellow energy in our diets it can lead to poor memory, lack of concentration, tension, irritability, digestive problems and a lack of proper absorption of nutrients. Include these yellow foods into your diet: lemons, bananas, grapefruits, corn, pineapples, rye, wheat, eggs, fish, fish oils and foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids.
Stimulating communication, yellow is a friendly color promoting cheerfulness, hope, creating enthusiasm, and increasing the heart beat. Yellow opens us up freely to better conversation. For most people, yellow is a happy color. Wearing It, generally energizes us, helps us relieve depression, improves memory and stimulates the appetite. It makes us feel good. Yellow energy is good for children in that it enhances their ability to perceive and understand. Too much yellow might be perceived as annoying. While a soft, pale, and toned-down yellow would likely create a warming, happy approachable feel.
Power Over Us?
To be “yellow-bellied” is to be cowardly or easily scared. We blame others when things do not go our way. A lack of yellow could result in becoming rigid, cunning, possessive, defensive, and emotionally aloof. Empowerment is the gift of yellow. It stimulates our ability to find self-worth, self-esteem and self-sufficiency. Our diaphragm is our power center. We take in courage with a breath, we process food into life-giving energy and it is here that we must learn to trust our “gut” or instinct, then “see” with our Third Eye or intuition.
The Balance of Yellow
Too much yellow, and we can develop the inability to focus or complete one task at a time. We can become critical and demanding,. stubborn and judgmental, planning and never manifesting. Other traits are perfectionist thinking, workaholic behavior, the inability to relax and mentally bullying ourselves.
Too little yellow, and we can feel isolated and develop low self-esteem, lack courage to try new things, and become insecure and depressed.
The complement color to yellow, is violet. The remedy for “too much yellow” in our lives is balanced by adding violet in the form of violet light, clothes, food or meditation. Violet is extremely balancing and creates a refined space of unconditional enlightenment. Balancing yellow with violet, gives us a sense of equilibrium. It creates a feeling of being centered with a peaceful repose. This desensitizing of a warm color with a cooling one, offers a welcomed escape!
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The Solar Plexus Chakra
The Solar Plexus Chakra is known as the power chakra, located in the solar plexus. It rules our personal power, will, and autonomy, as well as our metabolism. When healthy, this chakra brings us energy, effectiveness, spontaneity, and non-dominating power. The color for this Chakra is yellow. Yellow is very good for getting in touch with your power and to build confidence. It is your center of will. This energy center is associated with fire, ego identity, and is oriented to our own self-definition.
Lessons from Yellow
From sun yellow to lemon, yellow runs the spectrum from Titan to Cadmium. The tint or shades of yellow will vary depending how much white or black are mixed into this primary color. By adding one or two of the additional primary colors together with yellow, you create other variations. The darker the yellow around us, the more “enthusiastic” we are, while the lighter the yellow around us, the more satisfaction we feel…
Yellow gives us the ability to see the satisfaction about our life, in a long term way.
Empowerment through authority and reputation, recognition sometimes follows.
Yellow engages our energy center that “empowers” who we are.
Putting our best foot forward, you lead the way for others to be shaped by your actions.
Comes from the power and influence this color makes us feel. It is the results of self-work.
Taking steps forward, trusting the unknown and believing it so, are all parts of adventures with no expectations!
Embracing the open, bright and positive light that yellow brings, makes for a very exciting experience!
Also called Golden Caclite, is a stone that boosts overall energy levels in a peaceful, gentle manner. Yellow calcite increases strength and health. It stimulates the intellect. It can help organize intellectual thoughts and information and is used by people who meditate because the color is linked to the Solar Plexus Chakra, sun and light. It is also an important stone for astral projection.
AKA Chrysoberyl are translucent, multi-colored stones that are often confused with tiger’s eye. It is most often referred to by the French as “oeil de chat”. Chrysoberls are famous for increasing personal power and deepening spirituality and sparks intuition. They help to increase generosity and charitable behavior. This stone promotes forgiveness and offers peace of mind to those who where it.
Considered the merchant stone, citrine is versatile and used for mental and emotional clarity, problem solving, memory issues, will power, optimism, confidence and self-discipline. It reduces anxiety, fear and depression. An energizing crystal, citrine absorbs, transmutes, grounds and dissolves negative energy, which makes it a very protective stone. Citrine crystals are invigorating and positive.
An excellent all-purpose, high level gem amplifier and electrical conductor, Gold works with the Solar Plexus Chakra and Heart Chakra. It strengthens meridians, nerve system, digestion. Attracts prosperity, stores, amplifies thoughts/emotions/energy (and greed too). Amplifies other gems and their effects. A re-generator, helping one renew oneself. Works on the physical, mental, and spiritual planes.
Yellow Jasper can be used at the Solar Plexus Chakra and represents fire, ego and our self-identity. It helps our personal power, will power, and autonomy. This stone can be used to reduce travel sickness. Yellow is very good for getting in touch with your power and to build confidence. Yellow stones are considered projecting stones and are used to destroy dis-ease, strengthen consciousness, courage, strength, physical energy, luck, and success.
This stone is an excellent stone for meditation. It can be used to clear clouded areas of all the Chakra and especially to assist in opening the Heart Chakra. It helps activate the kundalini, or ‘serpent fire’ energies. By placing this stone on the Crown Chakra, it initiates the movement of kundilini energy up the spine. Relaxes one’s overall nature. Serpentine helps us with better control in our lives.
AKA Muscovite (MOP) or (MICA) is the reflection stone. It allows one to reflect on their past and present situations and gives one the opportunity to both acknowledge and eliminate any traits one wishes to detach from. Mica provides for clarity in visions and self-reflection. It can be used during fasting times to help reduce hunger, provide energy, relieve dehydration, bring sparkle to the eyes, sheen to the hair, as well as, help in situations of insomnia.
The stone for bringing more luck into your life, Tiger’s Eye is the most recognized for attracting money, psychic protection, courage, confidence, willpower, clear thinking and speaking to show us the personal power in life that we have. Very versatile for the Solar Plexus Chakra, Third Eye Chakra and Crown Chakra. The root of our intuition is from our Solar Plexus. The “gut feeling” is what’s considered the root, while our Third Eye receives the vision.
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 yellow. Here are some of the most popular essential oils associated with yellow:
~Bergamot, Birch, Cardamon, Coriander, Cajeput, Citronella, Cumin, Lemon, Lemongrass, Grapefruit, Fennel, Vetiver, Cinnamon, Yellow Camphor, Angelica, Aniseed, Caraway, Cedarwood, Carrot Seed, Dill, Ginger, Sandalwood, Tea Tree, Oregano, Linden Blossom, Neroli, Ylang Ylang
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