White objects fully reflect and scatter all the visible wavelengths of light. This Achromatic color (devoid of light) shows us a powerful color associated with elegance, protection, purity, passiveness, the heavenly or divine. In color therapy it is used as a beneficial “color” for clearing, protection, shielding, cleansing and purifying.
Sunlight is visible as white and is actually a variety of different colors. You can separate white light into its component colors by passing the light through a prism. White represents idealism. White is the pure and perfect situation, background or outfit. It is a symbol of cleanliness. White is the color of wellness and recovery.
Every substance on earth contains color. Even the rays cast on earth by celestial bodies contain color in the form of white light. The rays of the sun contain seven different colors – violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red. These are natural colors, which are highly beneficial to the maintenance of health and for healing diseases. Everyone of these colors come from white.
White in Healing
Next to the opposing power of black, white is the most grounding color on the planet. This color is most utilized for its enveloping, heaven-like qualities. It is used as a shielding and protective color. We especially need natural light with its subtle variations that act on our well-being. For treating SAD, (seasonal affective disorder) white light therapy is often preferred over the full-spectrum light. The rhythm of dark and light from day and night and the full-spectrum of light is essential to our circadian rhythms (biological clock), endocrine, immune, sexual and nervous systems.
Visible White Light
Dispersion is the splitting up of white light into seven colors on passing through a transparent medium like a glass prism or raindrops through clouds. When white light is passed through this prism, a band of seven colors are formed, known as the spectrum of white light. The seven colors in the spectrum are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet respectively. The order of colors is constant, and each color has a unique signature identifying its location in the spectrum. The signature of color is the wavelength of light.
White is a symbol of spirituality, which represents purity, the intangible, and the invisible. It is a symbol you can feel but not really see. It can be acknowledged, but not really heard. It can be experienced, but not really found. It is truth. It is trust. The purest form of white light is a symbol of protection, guidance, and strength. It is depicted around religious figures and icons. It is the “halo” or aura that is associated with the mysterious and the untouchable. White represents both ghost or spirit.
The Tao of White
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. White is light, expansive and popular when setting the stage for a soothing, comfortable, and clean look. White’s softening, clear, and crisp associations are offered up in order to open a room, incorporate a pure sense of living, and imply a sense of perfection. White is a power statement, an authoritative gesture with a linked to spirituality, contemplation, light or modesty.
The White Mood
White has been described in a psychological sense as cold, bland, isolating, and sterile. A white room can seem spacious, but empty and unfriendly. Hospitals use white to create a sense of sterility. Yet, white can also convey cleanliness, freshness, and simplicity. A blank slate symbolizes a new beginning or a fresh start. White personalities are the peacekeepers. White represents those with the ability to stay calm and balanced even in the midst of crisis. They have the gift of clarity and tolerance and are generally kind, adaptable, and good-listeners.
White is soft, elegant, easy, and pure. Wearing white, shows competency. White portrays innocence and cleanliness. The traditional wedding dress in the United States is white. It signifies to onlookers that the bride is “pure and wholesome”, “angelic and virtuous”, “honest and with true intention.” Wearing white helps one create professionalism, goodness, trust and worthiness. Doctors, nurses, and dentists give a great example how white engenders trust. Wearing white can represent a casual letting go or white tie elegance.
Power Over Us?
“The full moon” is considered the highest time for manifesting goals, nurturing your passions, full scale healing, encouraging strength and power, love, knowledge, legal undertakings, money and dreams. It is the most potent time for rituals for prophecy, protection, divination and any manifesting work that needs extra power. This is the time when the seed you planted at the new moon may have developed. It is the time of the month when we believe extraordinary and uncontrollable actions occur.
White Light Protection
Imagine white light warming and engulfing first, the top of your head and bathing your eyes in light. Let the white light warm your mind and relax and release all thoughts… Move the white light down the body and let it bathe each portion of your body, allowing light to massage every organ. Finish at the feet. Allow the white light to engulf your entire being. This can be done at any time, in any place. Just close your eyes and visualize this White Light Protector.
The complement color to white, is black. The remedy to “too much white” in our lives is balanced by adding color in any form through light, clothes, food or meditation. Black is a grounding color that helps to center you by giving off feelings of security, self-awareness, protection, and a sense of being rooted. Balancing black with white, gives us a sense of equilibrium. It creates a feeling of stability with a promise of security. This equilibrium of cool and warmth offers a wide open sense of reality.
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The Crown Chakra
The Crown Chakra is called, Sahasrara or the 7th Chakra. It is most associated with the energies of thought, Universal identity, and relates to consciousness as pure awareness. It is our connection to the greater world beyond, to a timeless, space-less place of all-knowing. When developed, this Chakra brings us knowledge, wisdom, understanding, spiritual connection, and bliss. It is the combination of All that Is and the divine connection. The Crown Chakra is located at the top of the head, associated with violet, gold, silver, and white light.
White As Energy
White Energy may help when:
* you have emotional problems
* want to clear an existing situation
* strengthen your spiritual values
* strengthen your creativity
* need more humility
* lack peace, calm or serenity
* need greater mental clarity
* require reverence to your higher self
Lessons from White
From pure white to egg shell, white runs the spectrum from cream to ivory! In theory, Altering pure white with a pigment such as black or a color, causes it to become a bit duller and stand out less because the pigment absorbs some of the light. Warmer tones seem to advance and cooler tones seem to recede. Whether its a kiss of vanilla, a wisp of snow, or a touch of Chantilly or old lace, white has as many variations as the monochromatic scale it comes from.
Intuition allows us a sense of “knowing” and can be helpful by opening our mind up to a clear, calm space.
Spirituality in positive, reaffirming messages ~ honors the sense of looking inward.
White is the epitome of elegance and refinery. Consider the “white tie” or “white jacket”.
White represents the knowledge of the ages, “steeped in pure intention .”
From the white canvas or white slate ~ springs all the colors of our imagination!
Find your destiny among the stars of the evening. Let your path be free and clear.
White infers the fog of the unknown and the intrigue of divine mystery.
From the darkest ashes and blackest night, comes the transformation to purity of light.
Dreams stem from the REM cycle of sleep, the void of the mind, and stepping into the unknown.
No greater stimulus occurs than from a mind, open to receiving the colorful expressions of inspiration!
Nobility is trusted, honored and revered by the presence of heavenly white.
Luxury is honored and sensed by the plush feeling and pure appeal of white.
Apophyllite is the stone of peace and spirituality. It’s clarity resonates like the toll of a bell on a crisp winter’s night. Looking like “frozen water“, apophyllite is a very useful stone for meditation, as it helps us to clear away sabotaging thoughts. It calms apprehension by overcoming stress, worry and anxiety as it releases suppressed emotions. This crystal relieves mental blockage along with negative thought patterns, helping uncertainties to be tolerated.
This stone is referred to as the stone of the Nameless Light. The name Azeztulite is derived from Azez, an angelic entity or group that is believed to be inter-dimensional beings, which seem to hover over many major power vortexes on Earth. Azeztulite’s vibrations are intended to be received on all levels of our being, from the etheric body throughout the physical organs, and into our cellular structure.
Coral is not a crystal but has been used for centuries for its healing properties like shells, pearls and resins. Coral is a blend of calcium and calcite. Coral brings diplomacy and concurrence, quiets emotions, brings peace to inner-self. Facilitates intuition, imagination, visualization, expedite, accelerate the transfer of knowledge. Has a true link with the past and can pass knowledge along.
This crystal is used to “release the energies that bound us” including conceit, anger and jealousy. The constraints that hold us down can affect our will power held in our Solar Plexus Chakra and Heart Chakra. Heulandite is a stone used when dealing with a grief and sense of loss. It helps to neutralize distressing thoughts. This is a stone offered at midnight on New Year’s eve as it is helpful in discovering the old and the new, bringing the synergy of them together to achieve the best of both.
“The stone of emotional expression”, howlite can be used to facilitate awareness, encourage calm communication by combining reason with patience and observation. Howlite gently absorbs and uplifts stress, tension, anxiety and emotional intensity due to emotional imbalance. Howlite works by helping one to build decency of character. It shows us how to be less selfish, confrontational and less critical.
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. Jade is considered having a gentle, steady pulse of healing energy.
This mineral is used to provide both clarity and states of “suspension” in both meditation and tantric activities. Provides for strength of self control and mastery of thought. It enhances the powers of serenity. Marble can provide the “good common sense” in matters of the home, heart and one’s constitution. Allows for total recall of dreams as well as, provides protection, stability and structure both in the physical and emotional mind.
Moonstone honors the Goddess in all women. This stone helps women (and men) to be more comfortable with their gentler feminine/yin receiving side. This stone is also an excellent remedy for overly aggressive females or for men who need to connect to their more feminine/emotional side. Its connection to the moon has been documented for centuries.
In tune with emotions, water, and women, especially pregnant women, pearls are a symbol of pure heart and mind; innocence and faith. Because it is from the sea, it has watery and lunar elements, therefore it is used for balancing emotions, especially for water signs. Remember, Pearl is the result of layer upon layer of substance produced to combat irritation. Pearl is cooling, soothing and nurturing.
This is the mineral gypsum. Its white/clear striated crystalline body is a sheer source of calming, spiritual light. It works with the higher spiritual Crown Chakra in accessing our higher consciousness, spirit guides and the angelic realm. Because of its striations, like tourmaline, it works along the spinal column grounding and anchoring our Earth vibration and utilizing kundalini energy to rise freely up our light body, stimulating each center as it vibrates.
itive and aware of the beauty and love that is around us.
Snow White Quartz
Snow White Quartz: also known as Snow Quartz or Milky Quartz, it is a variety of Rock Quartz crystal with microscopic water bubbles and inclusions of carbon dioxide. This gives the stone its “snowy”, white, or “milky” appearance. Snow White Quartz is the Observation Stone. It can help us to meditate on parts of our personality that we admire and those we need to change. Compelling us from thought to action. Snow White Quartz represents the wonder and innocence of pure snow
This white translucent stone offers insight into the self and others. It assists in seeing solutions to many of our difficulties. Some find it helpful for amplifying dreams, imagination, imagery and fantasy. Consider this stone to help you to inspire creativity. This rock is also known as “TV stone” due to its unusual optical characteristics. The fibers of TV stone act as fiber optics, transmitting light along their lengths by internal reflection.
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.
Green = pine, eucalyptus, vetiver
Rose/Red = roses, geraniums, tulips
Purple/Indigo = lavender, lilac
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 white. Here are some of the most popular essential oils associated with white:
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