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Q. Lewis, can the colors I surround myself with be used to make me happier, and improve my positive emotions?
A. Yes. Color is the characteristic of visual perception described through color categories, with names such as red, yellow, blue, etc, This perception of color derives from the stimulation of photoreceptor cells in the human eyes. Color categories and physical specifications of color are associated with objects through the wavelengths of the light that is reflected from them and their intensities. This reflection is governed by the object’s physical properties such as light absorption emission spectra, etc.
Getting Happier with Color
Consciously choosing your clothing color scheme can help you reduce depression. Yellows, whites, turquoise blue are happier colors than browns, dark blue, reds, blacks, and gray. However yellow may actually aggravate depression in some individuals. This may be because more light is reflected by bright colors, resulting in excessive stimulation of the eyes. Therefore, yellow may be an eye irritant.
How color is administered will depend on whether or not it is visible or invisible to the eye.
The basic theory accepted by most color therapists both scientific and energetic in orientation is that in the same way that a person needs certain nutrients, water and light, they also need to have contact with certain energetic wavelengths. These specific wavelengths manifest as color.
The visual system can make out many thousands of hues through the use of just three color receptors, one tuned to red, another to blue, a third to green. Being deficient in contact with any specific color means that you will be deficient in the precise wavelengths that color represents. Such a deficiency will affect you on many levels including brain wave patterns, hormonally and emotionally. What is the solution? The deficient individual should be given that color in a specific way at a specific time to gain the best results.
Current research is focusing on the ways certain types of light interact with the human body, affecting metabolic, endocrine, and hormonal processes in the body. It is known that the influence of light begins a series of actions that in one way or another affect the Optic Nerve, the 8th Cranial Nerve, the Visual Cortex, the Thalamus, and finally the Hypothalamus.
From the Hypothalamus a long and complex series of events take place ultimately influencing the Pineal Gland. As recently as twenty-five years ago the Pineal Gland (which controls the daily rhythms of life) was thought by many researchers to be dormant. It is now known to secrete the hormone Melatonin. Melatonin helps the body synchronize its functioning with diurnal, lunar, and seasonal variations as well as modifying many essential body functions including those of the Pancreas, and Adrenal, Pituitary, Thyroid, Pineal, and Thymus glands. When light rays enter through the eyes (or the skin) they travel neurological pathways to these glands. Different colors give off different wavelength frequencies, which have different effects on the physical and psychological functions of these glands
“You put down one color and it calls for an answer. You have to look at it like a melody.”
…………………… Romare Bearden
Color is the energy of a light frequency, and it is also something we can imagine in our minds. Whether we are aware of it or not this frequency and visual imagery directly affect our minds and our Qi in many ways, some obvious and others more subtly. Common sense tells us that there is a biological interaction of humans with light and color and that color can influence attitude and behavior. If we want to heal from mental and emotional challenges color can be a powerful tool.
Author: Lewis Harrison is a psychonaut. An Independent Scholar and a Results-Oriented Success Coach, He has a passion for knowledge, personal development, applied game theory, self-improvement, creativity, innovation, problem-solving, and story-telling. He is a practitioner of Transmoderm Zen. Lewis Harrison is also a speaker, best-selling author, and the creator of the Best Course to Happiness…at Last.
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