This is an excerpt from my book Aura Colour Therapy, about an aura colour I call Compassion Orange. For anyone who has studied iridology, this auric pattern is equivalent to the Ring or Harmony or Lymphatic Rosary pattern in the iris.
This is a pale fluorescent apricot orange, like sunset reflected on soft fluffy clouds, or water. ‘Gentle’ is the word that most readily comes to mind when I think of this colour. Compassion Orange makes your heart feel expanded and all-encompassing. The feeling you get when your ‘heart goes out’ to another, is a typical Compassion Orange feeling. Sometimes this can be joyful because it keeps us connected with others, but quite often, it can cause an ache or pang in the heart.
Compassion Orange can reflect a compassionate nature or recent growth in a person’s capacity for compassion. Compassion Orange types are instinctive healers, often happiest when helping others or doing what they can to help make the world a better place for everyone to live in. Their concern for the world around them is on par with those who wear heart-based colours such as Wholehearted Pink and Generosity Green. For the most part, their compassion arises from a strong empathetic ability; they can easily imagine how it might feel to walk in the shoes of another person. Continue reading “Compassion Orange”
Many years ago, I created a Chakra Meditation book, filled with chakra meditations and contemplation questions. There were 20 in all, with two meditations and contemplations for each colour. While I use the traditional 7-chakra rainbow system, I recognise extra colours for the base, heart and crown chakras. Here in this picture, for example, is one of the contemplation pages for BROWN, which I consider a second frequency associated with the base chakra, alongside the more traditional red colour used to represent this centre.
Some years after that, I began experimenting with drop-dose liquid herbal medicine, where small doses are used to tap into the energetic properties of plants. At first, I made a few mistakes and it took a bit of experimenting to get the dose right. If you go too low you can trigger symptoms that herb would normally treat. Nettles for example, might helps us release old resentments and stored anger from the solar plexus, but if the dose is too small, it might trigger a physical healing crisis with a hot red rash appearing on the solar plexus area.
Once I got the dose right, I began to see and feel the frequency of each herb with greater accuracy. For many years I used the herbs during chakra/aura healing work, by rubbing them over my hands and allowing the spirit of the plants to guide me. All of this research has now culminated in the creation of 20 Chakra Tonics that align with the chakra meditations and contemplation exercises in the book I’d written years earlier. I hadn’t realised until recently that these two projects were going to merge as one!
For a few months now, I’ve been playing happily with the Chakra Tonics and am delighted with how effective they are. It might take me a bit longer to pull everything together as a full package, but you’re welcome to come have a dabble on the closing down day. Shuffle the Chakra Meditation card deck to find out which Chakra Tonic is right for you, or tell me a little about physical, emotional and psychological challenges you are facing and I can help you choose the right blend, or the right combination of Herbal Chakra Tonic with Aura Spray.
HERBAL STOCK TO CLEAR
I’m about to begin travelling back and forth between Northern NSW and Darwin, which is another reason I’ve wanted to condense or down-size my product range. Being a chakra/aura therapist, I couldn’t resist grouping the ‘herbs for sale’ according to chakras. Each chakra section on the sale day will include liquid herbal ‘singles’ and ‘blends’. Singles are one herb on it’s own, blends are a combination of herbs working together.
In the Brown Base Chakra ‘single herb section for example, I have horsetail, which is rich in minerals, especially silica… a beautiful, earthy herb that builds strength on a musculoskeletal level. Astragalus builds deep strength into the immune system while also improving tone and resilience, being an incredible preventative for colds and flus and a brilliant remedy for prolapse of any kind.
In the blended section for this chakra/colour I have some energy restorative blends, full of herbs that restore depleted adrenal function and help rebuild us when we’ve become run down or are recovering from illness. There’s also a blend of herbs for restoring and strengthening the immune system.
In some chakra sections, there are herbal tablets for sale, and some dried herbs.
If you need a herbalist/naturopath while I’m away, let me introduce you to the lovely Michelle Brown Some of you may remember meeting her when she was apprenticed to me years ago, while completing clinic time for her degree. Michelle is very intuitive and insightful, and shares my passion for holism, both in her whole-person approach to naturopathy and her grasp on the importance of whole-plant synergy and food as medicine.
Over the past few weeks I’ve been testing out my new Wish-Pillows, which are soooo much fun! My inner child really loves them. I keep mine beside the bed and some night I snuggle up with it. I love breathing deep the scent of Schisandra, Shatavari and Rose Petals, while I make my wishes.
Schisandra has a ‘Synchronicity Pink’ frequency to it… for anyone who doesn’t have an Aura Card set, this means it’s a magical herb that helps us to have more faith in (and attunement with) divine timing. And in all the ancient textbooks, Shatavari (wild asparagus), comes with a warning: “Do not use if you don’t want flying dreams’. I mean, really, who wouldn’t want to have flying dreams? Perhaps if you were scared of heights….
…but really, whether or not you have flying dreams isn’t really the point here. The flying dreams are a metaphor for freedom; for rising above what you might otherwise by mired within. Like an eagle looking down from a great height, Shatavari gives us the capacity to let go, step back and see the bigger picture. It’s this letting go, this detachment, that is such an important and often overlooked aspect of reality creating. Intending without releasing is like deciding what you want at a restaurant but forgetting to tell the waiter!
Another oft overlooked aspect of reality-creating, or making good wishes, is the ability to come from the heart. Rose-Petals centre us within the heart chakra and help us tap into the high-frequency positive emotions that help empower intent, like gratitude, forgiveness and unconditional love.
I’m madly packing for the big move at the moment, but hopefully once that’s done I’ll have time to write up the Spell-Scrolls that go with the Wish-Pillows. And me being me, I’ll naturally make sure there is a practical side to all of this, with a quality guided meditation that helps you focus not only on the more esoteric side of making wishes, but the grounded actions you can take to make your dreams a reality.
HOMEOPATHIC EMOTIONAL 1st AID KITS
This small kit of five remedies can be used for emotional emergencies. Gelsenium, for example, is brilliant for performance anxiety, where we freeze up while on stage, speaking publically, or being interviewed for a new job. It’s particularly good for anticipatory anxiety, where we are trembling and having trouble with our breathing because we’re getting ourselves worked up about something we are dreading.
Nat Mur helps us with grieving, where the grieving state has become stuck and unable to resolve itself. Nux Vom is the premier bear-with-sore-head remedy, perfect for terrible hangovers and the grumpiness that comes from burned-out, stressed workaholism. Silicea is for weak boundaries and empathic/emotional over-sensitivity, while Chamomilla is the famous teething remedy, great to use when we are acting like an impossible-to-please child who’s having a tantrum or whinging because we can’t get our own way or we’re in pain. I’ll soon be adding a wee scroll to the kits describing how and when to use each remedy.
BOOKS AND CARDS
The big aura book and most recent Aura Card deck are temporarily unavailable, pending a wee make-over sometime next year. In the meantime, I have a few guidebooks left and have rummaged up some old decks, for various prices depending on whether or not I’ve had to replace missing cards with hand-drawn ones.
There are a few Transformation books left, and plenty of the Flower Spirit card and book set. For more insight into the later, check out my flower spirit site. The flower site features the book and blogs about my wildflower spirit journeys, and the two people who fostered my deep love for wildflowers and wildflower photography, my grandmother Anne and grand uncle Peter, who have both passed away now.
I also have some books to give away on the day of the closing down sale, a mix of old and new, that need good homes. Topics range from the natural environment through to Aboriginal art, with the odd fiction book and magazine thrown in. There’s a laminator, a deck of cards, and so on.
This weeks feature chakra in my clinic is the Heart Chakra. There are two colours frequently associated with the Heart Chakra: Green and Pink. This week, we will be exploring the Green ray or aura frequency. You can learn more about the aura and different aura colours here.
In my Aura Colour system, I have many different shades of green, ranging from pale greens to dark greens, from yellow-greens to blue-greens, from olive greens to eucalypt greens.
My spirit guides began teaching me how to read the aura in the mid 1990’s after attending a Reiki course. In 1998 I began providing clients with aura sketches and readings and my chalk box eventually expanded to include over 100 different aura colours.
I’ve been doing a lot of teaching about Burdened Purple lately, so this is the colour I’ll share today. Purple is an aura colour that can tend to make us over-serious if we have too much of it in our aura. An excess is usually characterised by very dark purple colours. While the right amount of purple makes us responsible, spiritual, deep, intuitive, reflective and so on, an excess tends to adversely affect the belly chakra, effectively crippling the free expression of our spontaneous and playful inner child.
You can think of each colour as representing a personality type, an inner self (a part of your personality) or a set of learned and habitual behaviours. Burdened Purple, like all aura colours, expresses itself in many possible ways.
When we have very small amounts of this colour in an otherwise bright and vibrant aura, Burdened Purple can help us to become more responsible, organised, efficient, sensible, and grown-up. This colour appears in the aura when we are taking another step into the seriousness and sobriety of the adult world. It can also appear when our romantic inner child has been woken up to some realities and is becoming more level-headed (but hopefully not jaded and disillusioned).
This can be a tricky colour to keep in balance though. More than a pinch, and you can find yourself struggling with the following:
*Perfectionism. This part of us has very high, often unrelenting or unrealistic standards. The up side to this is that they apply themselves diligently to whatever they do, and can achieve incredible things as a result of their high standards. The down side is that this fastidious attention to detail can make this part of us a bit neurotic and controlling. It’s difficult to work with others when you can’t trust them to have the same standards you do, and it can be difficult to complete things or produce finished works when you are so intensely anxious about it being ‘perfect’. This can cripple the career and potential of people who would otherwise be prolific in their contributions to the world around them. Perfectionism, when managed carefully and kept under control, can be useful but if it takes over, it can wreak havoc on your life. Continue reading “Overcoming perfectionism”
Brown is the structural foundation of the aura, and earthy grounding energy flows down through the legs and feet, anchoring us into our body and the earth. This provides us with a sense of ‘home’, security, support and stability.
Brown teaches us the wisdom of caution and planning ahead. Under the influence of this colour we learn to pace ourselves, and to know ourselves via our connection with family, ancestry, tribe.
Brown aura frequencies are generated by the base chakra, earth chakra and feet chakras. Our feet chakras are minor chakra extensions of the base chakra, connecting or anchoring the base of our chakra system with the earth via our personal earth chakra. The earth chakra is positioned below our feet, in the earth, which is our larger body. The earth chakra could be likened to the belly button of the Earth Mother, our portal via which we can access stabilising, nourishing, supportive and strengthening energy from our mother body, whilst also discharging or ‘earthing’ excess energy.
Too much brown in the aura reflects an over-active base chakra. This pattern is associated with fearful, unadventurous, materialistic, stubborn, closed-minded, and over-cautious attitudes and behaviours. A brown aura frequency that tends towards excess is Conservative Brown, the grandfather of the brown colour frequency.
A lack of brown in the aura can reflect a blocked or under-active base chakra. This pattern can be associated with a vague, impractical, dreamy, unfocused personality who either rushes into things blindly or procrastinates without taking constructive action. If you would like to become more grounded, consider working with Om’s Grounding meditation.
A healthy balance of brown in the aura is found in those who are patient, cautious, stable, resourceful, conservative, enduring, safe, and practical. For an insight into balanced brown aura colours, read Home Brown, or Investment Brown.
For more comprehensive information about ‘Brown’ people and excess or lack patterns, read Om’s blog about brown people.
(Excerpt from Omanisa’s book: Aura Colour Therapy)
This aura colour often reminds me of the blue clothing worn by ‘little boy blue’ in the nursery rhyme. Like cloth, it has a textured, finely woven feel to it. It can contain spiralling energy lines or seem grainy and slightly rough in texture. Visually, it appears to be matt, rather than shiny or sparkly, and it has more of a dense solid feel to it, rather than being wispy or cloud-like.
Listen Blue enhances our ability to listen attentively and focus on the person who is speaking, so we can gather knowledge and skills. To ensure we have heard and understood, we need to repeat the instructions or information back to the speaker or teacher using our own words. This is called active listening. We cannot listen actively if our mind wanders off, we interrupt people, or we mentally compose what we are going to say next while the other person is still speaking.
Rather than strutting about trying to convince people that we know everything already, Listen Blue encourages us to be open to learning from others. People who wear Listen Blue as a personality colour respect other people as valuable sources of knowledge and information, especially when those people are older or more experienced. After all, it makes sense to learn from someone else’s mistakes rather than go through the trouble of making them yourself!
Listen Blue people listen carefully with an open mind, rather than erecting barriers based on ego, judgements and preconceived ideas. By no means gullible or easily influenced by others, they simply take everything in, weigh it all up and make a calculated, informed, yet independent decision based on all the information available. Listen Blue is one of the primary clairaudient colours, enhancing our psychic ability to read between the lines and hear what is really being said. People with natural skills in this area can usually tell when people are lying to them.
I sometimes call Listen Blue the apprenticeship colour because it appears in the aura when we are learning on-the-job skills alongside a mentor or more experienced person. People wearing this colour may be undertaking training, providing training or they may simply be better suited to a hands-on style of learning or teaching.
Often representing young people, Listen Blue most specifically represents young men in their teens and twenties who are focussed on developing career skills. This is an excellent colour for mutually beneficial relationships between youth and wise elders. Elders need to be valued for their wealth of life experience and youth need to inherit the elders wisdom so that this wisdom can be preserved and built upon by each successive generation.
While Listen Blue can represent a particular kind of personality and accompanying skills, it can also be a reminder to listen and be open to taking advice from other people, especially elders. If you are already listening and demonstrating the skills outlined above, well done. If you find it more difficult to listen to well-meaning advice from others without getting grumpy about it, you may need to take a deep breath and embrace the wisdom of this colour. If advice from others is pressing your buttons, ask yourself why it is getting such a rise from you.
Even when our elders repeat themselves or assume we know less than we do, we can still have the maturity to humour them and be polite. It’s undignified and immature to be impatient with people and over-defend our ego because we need other people to know how clever we really are. It doesn’t take much to smile and keep listening or to find a polite way to redirect the conversation along pathways that hold more interest for us. Listen to others in the manner you yourself would like to be listened to.
Listen Blue is excellent for students, people learning new practical skills and those who want to learn how to listen attentively without interrupting. This is a particularly useful colour for helping us overcome ego based ‘know it all’ resistance to guidance from others. It can also help us shift from self-conscious inattention to a more confident focus on the task at hand. Imagine wearing this colour around the ear and throat areas, perhaps like a blue scarf around the throat and elephant sized blue ears like radar dishes.