Colors - ( Image by Dr. Blog )

Colors give to light their infinite variety. Without color and light the world would be very drab and we would probably all be very depressed. Instead the gift of colors has imbued the world with such great beauty. Colors give meaning to the things we do , the objects we surround ourselves with, to the personality and all it's shifting moods and to all the events that make our lives.

The infinite number of colors cannot all be explained. They are a tribute to the infinitely subtle and unique qualities of life. Each color has a subtle impression and is part of the creation of atmosphere, desirability and mood. Recently I was in Sweden in a local subway. Subways are usually drab and heavy but this one exhibited light boxes of different colors from one end of the subway to the next and that special touch lifted the whole atmosphere of a normally dull environment.

All over the world where I have watched people dancing with the colored veils. I have seen old men dance so sensitively with them, women come alive and prance around the room like gazelles and in all the times I have worked with them they have always brought people a light happiness and joy. Even the people sitting on the side love the sea of colors dancing before them. The mood becomes ecstatic.

In all cultures and ages colors have attributed with meaning and qualities and sciences have explored their effect on the health and personality and well being.

Here are just a few of the different qualities attributed to colors.

Red

Symbolizes the vital force, energy, passion, courage and action. It is associated with leadership, power, the will and the body. Spontaneity, impulsiveness and the instinctual sexual forces are it’s qualities. It stimulates activity, intensity and extroversion.
Red brings out the revolutionary and leads us into affirmative thought and action . I like to wear red when I need to strengthen my resolve or pursue something I want.

Orange

Symbolizes the social force, emotions, attractiveness, joy and independence. Self assuredness, amiability and constructiveness are it’s qualities. Orange is about spreading joy and happiness and giving emotional pleasure. It helps become free of inhibitions and lightens the mood.

Yellow

Symbolizes the mental force, clarity, perception, understanding and wisdom.
Confidence, curiosity and practical application of wisdom are it’s qualities. Humor and mental detachment make yellow significant for bringing new life to ways of thinking and seeing. Wearing yellow and gold tones brings a rich meaning to my activities. It always seems to bring crystallization to events and issues.

Green

Symbolizes the balancing forces, peace, compassion and renewal. Moderation, harmony, nurturing and diplomacy are it’s qualities. It calms the energies and prevails over excess. Like nature it can draw away energy from being too physical or mental and introduce a stillness that produces a contemplative atmosphere. Relaxation, rest and calm issue from it. For me wearing green increases the sense of wonder, and brings to you that let it be feeling.

Blue

Symbolizes the communicative force, speech, messages and ideas. It relaxes and opens the mind to share thoughts and ideas. Idealism, sincerity, mental empathy and relaxation are associated with blue. It brings out affection, loyalty and inspiration. to me it is the color of friendship and develops that unconditional bonding. I like to wear it to enhance my blue eyes and the color inspires trust and steadiness.

Indigo

Symbolizes the intuitive force, dreams, the unconscious and the invisible.
Associated with it the powers of mental telepathy, empathy and imagination. Deja vu, knowing what will happen before it happens and that sense of being connected to a unifying nature are the qualities of indigo. It is a color of those who intuit a deeper truth . For me it has a mysterious quality of the deep sea. It draws you in like the reflection of the moon on the water.

Violet

Symbolizes the creative force, beauty, inspiration and artistry. Energetically violet inspires the receptive soul to express itself in art, music, spiritual ideals and
selfless acts of love. It is the universal call to excellence that inspires great things and works of art. Violet brings a soft, ethereal quality to the one wearing it and it’s subtlety and fineness have a strong presence invoking the higher virtues in life.

White

Symbolizes purity, union, truth and innocence. It’s qualities are cleanliness, self sacrifice and beginnings. Purity essentially opens us to the deeper levels of existence and renews the souls experience of the moment. Holiness and divinity in it’s feminine aspects are associated with white. To me wearing white is being present for something greater than myself. It omits the presence of self from the event and takes on what there is to learn from it.

Brown

Symbolizes the earth, nurturing, contented sensuality and productivity. Passive,
sensual, fertile and generous qualities are associated with brown. Wearing brown has an assured feeling of being very grounded in and belonging to feeling.Sensuality at it’s deepest roots is conjured by the infinite hues and tones of brown.

Aqua

Symbolizes freshness, the pristine and unspoiled, vigor and movement.
It has a breathtaking quality of stealing the show. Vivacious, extrovert and dramatic in a refreshing way. Confidence, strength and strong individualism bordering on eccentricity are associated with aqua. When I see someone wearing aqua I know they are really excited about life and bring the humor of life to the situation. Fearless and creative the color encourages a festive and celebratory mood. It’s close association with water conjures the more emotional qualities of fun, letting go and joy.

Gold

Symbolizes love of spirit, the primordial yearning towards the essence. Meaning, purpose, awe and spiritual love are it’s qualities. All quests of the heart are associated with the color gold. Wealth of spirit and civilization conjure gold.

Gold goes with everything and has an ancient connection to the hearts desire for power and spiritual mysteries. Gold conjures the beautiful sculptures of Egyptians, the Pre Columbian masks, the civilizations known for mystic powers, high mathematics and profound sciences. Gold is the color of attainment and profound concentration.

The meaning of Colors are as universal as they are personal and like songs they can transport you in a minute to a feeling that goes beyond reason. They invite the individual into their own language of meaning and significance. Each individual lends their uniqueness to the color creating a mood that lifts life into a more magical and feeling realm. As I have witnessed in creating the colors for the veils the variations are endless and each one is a unique personality. Colors seem eternal.