WHAT IS AN ENERGY BODY?
As Jeffrey Allen , Energy Researcher/healer likes to describe it, “we are not a body with a soul, we are soul with a body.” Think about that one for a second, it’s an interesting way to describe the idea that we actually don’t just have a physical body, but we also have an energy body. The theory of having not only a physical body but also a energetic /spiritual body is the basis behind many spiritual practices and with today's technology, we are actually able to photograph this energetic body which appears as colours in and around our body (auras). Our energy body is made of , you guessed it, energy and each frequency of energy can be seen as different colours, similar to that of a rainbow. A rainbow is not a physical, material entity, but does it exist? Yes it does, it exists in the form of energy and light. We all have this same formula of energy in and around our physical body and there are so many factors that affect whether our energy body is functioning at an optimal, healthy frequency. Still don't believe me? Think of it like this, try to think back to a time when you may have stood near someone, or had to work closely with someone and their presence just made you feel uncomfortable or perhaps the opposite, you felt great in their presence. Now ask your self, why? Why did that person make me feel like that? You may say their personality, or the things they said to me made me feel that way. Or perhaps you thought it was the sound of their voice. Actually in some ways, all of the above could have been true, but really it was their energy you were feeling and you may have felt that way even if the person hadn’t spoke at all. Even if they were speaking to you, speaking in it’s self stems from, and is an expression of our energy body in the form of sound. Everything we do and say is manifested from our energy body, so keeping it healthy is literally the most important thing you can do for yourself!!!!
Now because our emotions, physical and energy body are all intertwined and connected, it makes perfect sense that if our energy body is not well, then of course it’s gong to spill over into these other areas causing depression and/or physical illness. Now this is a pretty in depth topic and if your wanting to know more I recommend you check out Jeffrey Allen over at MindValley.com or via his website https://www.iamjeffreyallen.com . I have been fascinated with enhancing + feeding my energy body for many many years. Participating in meditation, yoga and eating foods with high frequency are all super beneficial to keeping your energy body at it’s best and I encourage you to look further into those areas too.
Now let's get back on track, interior design/energy body, what the!! Ok, so how can interior design play an important role in keeping our energy body healthy?
Colour influences the flow and amount of energy in our bodies.
Our energy body is made up of different frequencies of energy, similarily to the energy of light + colour. Colour is simply the consequence of different frequencies of light. Light consists of the seven colour energies: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet. Each colour is connected to various areas of our body and will affect us differently emotionally, physically, and mentally. By learning how each colour influences us as a frequency of light, we can effectively use colour to replenish and heal our energy body. This is the basis of ‘Colour Therapy’ and today I want to share with you how applying the principles of colour therapy in the home/office can greatly enhance our energy body and in turn our overall physical + mental health + wellbeing.
Colour has a frequency which works either with or against our energy body.
Below I have listed colours and their energies and how they may be a positive or negative addition in a space. There is no one size fits all colour palette, it is different for every person. These are just some of the considerations I use when providing a tailored colour consult service to my clients. During the consult, my clients and I work closely discussing any relevant physical or mental health needs. I then create a palette of colours that will compliment and support my clients wellbeing goals on an energy level. This holistic approach is how I create spaces that not only look beautiful, but also work to heal, uplift and most importantly increase the health and vibrancy of the clients energy body.
COLOURS + THEIR ENERGETIC FREQUENCY
POSITIVE ENERGIES - Red stimulates the root chakra in our energy body and is said to produce an energy that enhances confidence, courage, love, willpower, masculinity, physical strength and power. Red energy helps those who suffer fatigue and poor blood circulation. It is said to help energise all the organs and the senses in the body. It is excellent for anemia and blood-related conditions as red energy causes hemoglobin to multiply. If your feeling physically ill and low in energy, confidence and drive you may need a good dose of red energy. Try bringing in some homewares that have some punches of red. Being such a strong colour, it may be something you want to introduce with small, temporary additions. Think a bold red vase in the living room, or perhaps a beautiful red throw rug that you cuddle up with on the sofa. Keep it to smaller pieces that are easy to swap out as you no longer need.
Red energy Is known to increase frustration and aggression and because it is a highly stimulative energy it is so not suited to those with a short fuse or those who suffer from insomnia or who have an over active sympathetic nervous system. Avoid strong doses of red is suffering with high blood pressure. (Red is not recommended for cancer as it encourages cell growth)
Orange stimulates the lungs, the respiration and the digestion. Known to increase thyroid activity, reduce inflammation and cramps. Orange (in mild doses) can be a great addition to a nursery as it can stimulate milk production in nursing mothers. Similar to Red, orange is a high energy inducing colour, similar to a burning fire, it brings dynamic vibration to a space and increases energy levels. Orange energy is very healing in that it is cheerful, enthusiastic energy. Orange has the ability to lift our energy and mood and move energy that is stuck or stagnant. Orange energy is benificial for someone who may be feeling they need a change or new perspective on life. Fantastic for business, success and progress. Known to be a lucky energy that attracts wealth, enhances charm, attraction and optimism. Orange is associated with the sacral chakra.
Too much organic can be a source of frustration. As it is an energy stimulant, again high doses are not recommended to those who may have trouble relaxing or suffer from aggressive tendencies. Orange may trigger people who have difficulty expressing their sensual side or those who are too materialistic.
Yellow energy stimulates the mind, mental awareness, awakenings and the nervous system. Can help in healing or supporting those who have nerve damage and pain. Yellow energy can also energise the muscles, aids digestion and is an effective energy to help with conditions of the stomach, liver and intestines.
Yellow is associated with the solar plexus which is known as the psychic centre. Yello energy stimulates intuition, can heal psychic burnout and can energise depressed and moody people. It’s a beautiful energy to renew a love for life. Bring into an office/study to stimulate mental clarity, memory, focus and concentration. Helps us to retain information and enhances our mental ability to visualise.
A cheerful colour, symbolic of the Sun, yellow energy brings a strong punch of vitality and lifeforce to all it meets.
Yellow can aggravate those who may be grieving or going through a major change of life. Although it brings a sense of rejuvenation, it may irritate those who are at not in a place to embrace life. Small doses may be a gentle helping hand through tough times.