by Andrew Pacholyk MS L.Ac ~
Peacefulmind.com

Using the full color spectrum of light in meditation can be a very peaceful and rewarding attunement to the power of color.  Color holds a special power over us, and often the full spectrum of visible light that we can see, can be the most rewarding of all. So how about recreating the power of the rainbow with this soothing meditation.

Here is what you need: your imagination!  If you want to get creative, you can add in colored lights, crystals of all different colors, knowledge of the Chakra or a single mantra or word!

We are not just our physical selves. We are multi-dimensional beings, composed of an Inner Spirit, a mental body, an emotional body, a vital body, and a physical body.

The energy of these bodies becomes progressively subtler from physical to spiritual. Illness begins with disharmony in one of these energy bodies. If not harmonized, the dis-ease moves outward, effecting the denser bodies, ultimately manifesting as physical illness.

Total healing requires restoring harmony to all of our bodies. This meditation is designed to cleanse and harmonize your various bodies with the healing energies of color.

Sit comfortably with your eyes closed. If you wish to use crystals in this meditation consider this:

Use one large multi-colored crystal (angel aura quartz, labradorite, chalcopyrite…) and place the stone above your head or at the base of your feet.

If you use a variety of stones, consider coordinating them with each Chakra center or Auric Layer.  Crystals can also be laid out in a grid around the body as an “energy net” or circle.

Visualize a large ball of radiant golden light a few inches over your head. Visualize that ball of light slowly descending through your crown, filling your entire bring with golden light.

Imagine yourself absorbing that light as it nourishes, cleanses and heals your whole being – your Spirit and all of your bodies – dissolving blocked and toxic energies.

Repeat this exercise, visualizing a ball of red light. Continue through the entire spectrum like this, visualizing a ball of orange light; yellow light; green light; blue light; indigo light; and violet light. Go through the spectrum at whatever pace feels appropriate.

Consider starting your focus at the base of your feet and slowly moving your energy up the body, using the rainbow colors to enhance and fill each area as you move your intention up toward the top of your head.  Use the ROY G. BIV color spectrum:

Red at the feet, knees, base of spine
Orange below the navel
Yellow at the solar plexus
Green a the heart center
Blue at the throat
Indigo at the brow or third eye
Violet at the top of the head or crown

Take some time to visualize yourself in a state of perfect, radiant health.