Color as a Healing Vibration & Connection to Earth
edited: Monday, January 28, 2008
By Katherine Lash
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Posted: Monday, January 28, 2008
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This article explores the healing power of the frequencies of color and its relation to Earth Shumann resonances, and human brain states.
The body is a living photocell, stimulated and regulated by light entering our eyes—“the windows of our souls.” The body as a “light meter” assists us and puts us in sync with Nature and the Universe. The idea of light being an integral part of all life has been evident since the beginning of time. Sunlight is composed of a variety of energies that are transmitted to Earth in the form of electromagnetic waves. This electromagnetic spectrum is the distribution of electromagnetic radiation according to energy. The visible portion of the spectrum, containing all the colors of the rainbow, makes up only about 1% of the total. The others consist of waves such as Radio, Micro, Infrared, Ultraviolet, X-Rays and Gamma waves. It’s interesting that we speak about the power of such energy waves but we do not acknowledge the essential role the color spectrum of visible light plays in our lives in terms of healing.
Sunlight provides plants with the energy for photosynthesis and this in turn sustains the lives of all humans and animals. It actually sustains the Earth itself. Just as a tuning fork has natural frequencies for sound, the planet earth has natural frequencies for electromagnetic radiation. These are called Schumann resonances. The human brain also has natural frequencies for electromagnetic radiation. It turns out that the Earth’s Schumann resonances are “in tune” with the human brain’s Alpha states and Theta states. There are five basic brain states:
*Delta waves (0.1 to 3 HZ) occur in deep sleep. Delta waves are involved with our ability to integrate and let go. It reflects the unconscious mind. It is the dominant rhythm in infants up to one year. We increase Delta waves in order to decrease our awareness of the physical world. We also access information in our unconscious mind through Delta. We decrease Delta waves when high focus and peak performance are required.
*Theta (3.5 to 7.5 Hz) are connected with creativity, intuition, daydreaming, fantasizing, and is a repository for memories, emotions, and sensations. Theta waves are strong during internal focus, meditation, prayer, and spiritual awareness. It reflects a state between wakefulness and sleep. It is abnormal in awake adults but normal in children up to 13 years old.
*Alpha (8-12 Hz) Promotes mental resourcefulness, aids the ability to mentally coordinate. Most people feel at ease and calm. Alpha appears to bridge the conscious to the subconscious. It is the major rhythm in normal relaxed adults age 13 and older. When the alpha is within normal ranges, we experience good moods, see the world truthfully, and have a sense of calmness. One can increase alpha by closing the eyes and deep breathing or one can decrease alpha by thinking or calculating.
*Beta (above 12 Hz) Fast activity. This is dominant in those who are anxious. It is the state that most of the brain is in when we have our eyes open and are listening and thinking during analytical problem solving, judgment, decision making, and processing information at a fast rate.
*Gamma (40 Hz) When the brain needs to simultaneously process information from different areas, it is thought that the 40 Hz activity consolidates the required areas for simultaneous processing. A good memory is associated with cell-regulated and efficient 40 Hz activity whereas a 40 H deficiency creates learning disabilities.
These five waves of function for the brain reflect all states of being, from meditation to sleep, to resting, to active involvement. They are impacted by color; they are impacted by light. Light entering our eyes causes a release of hormones by the pineal gland and we are then able to slow brain waves in order to sleep and complete many other body functions.
In deep meditation where waves of Alpha and Theta rhythms move across the entire brain, it is possible for the human being and the planet to come into resonance. There is a transfer of energy and information. The planet communicates with us in this primal language of frequencies. Planet earth has a natural frequency for electromagnetic radiation called the Schumann resonances. The human brain also has natural frequencies for electromagnetic radiation in tune with the planetary cycles. Earth’s low frequency magnetic field, and the electrostatic field which emerges from our bodies are closely interwoven. Our internal rhythms interact with external rhythms affecting our balance, health, REM patterns, and mental clarity. SR waves probably help regulate our bodies’ internal clocks, affecting sleep patterns, and our hormonal secretion. The rhythms and pulsations of the human brain mirror those of the Earth’s resonant properties, which function as a waveguide. This is our planetary heartbeat which sets the tempo for health and well-being.
Anthropological evidence shows that humans have synchronized with the planetary resonance throughout human history. One example is the Shamanic drumming and trance dance—used over 50,000 years ago. Another example is the bobbing and swaying while praying or reading holy text in both Jewish and Muslim faiths. It may also be linked to mudras and speech. Mudras are hand gestures used while meditating or repeating mantras. Mantras are powerful chants often repeated as a means of emptying the mind. Mead and Bateson reported a technique transmitted to Balinese children which is used intuitively to harmonize their communities. They discovered that the parents encourage their children to vibrate parts of their body, harmonizing to the SR cycle. In most ceremonial practices, the whole body is usually shaking and fluttering. Another example is the Kalahari Bushmen healing dance in which every part of the body becomes aroused, heated, and begins to shake. These are all vibrations used to align one’s self to the planet. Pulsating light is another example.
Color is a series of waves. Visible light waves are the only electromagnetic waves we can see. Each color has a different wavelength. Red is the longest and violet is the shortest. All biological functions are a function of electromagnetic field interactions. Colors are the part of the electromagnetic field that we can see—organisms and plants and minerals etc. reflect one or several colors and absorb the rest. Our bodies do the same. Likewise, we are drawn to the “colors” or frequencies that we need i.e. we are drawn to the zesty bite of a bright orange tangerine.
Electromagnetic waves reside between the earth and the ionosphere. Our brainwaves are in sync with this pattern of waves. According to Gabriel Cousens MD, “What is particularly exciting about light therapy is the relative preciseness with which color frequency and intensity enables us to open up the pathways into specific brain structures, such as the limbic system, where so many basic emotional traumas are stored.” Light energy turns into electrical neuronal energy. By receiving energy through the eyes, the brain uses this energy to optimize itself. Emotional energy is condensed and stored in our bodies. When it is suppressed, this unexpressed form becomes a biological resistor and creates a dissonant resonance. Thus, we get out of balance and out of resonance with the universe.
Color light therapy affects every cell and key regulator centers of the body including the hypothalamus and pineal gland, the autonomic nervous system and the more subtle energies of the chakras. Light is released into our systems as electrical energy. It also stimulates an equal and opposite release of inner light. Our bodies also are surrounded with an electromagnetic field. Visible light is our nourishment. Plants absorb light and reflect light. We do the same. We consume the “light” i.e. color that we need. When we pulsate these colors, these various electromagnetic waves penetrate our bodies and impact us in a multitude of ways in order to fight dis-ease. Light becomes our healer.
Szent-Gyorgyi discovered that many enzymes and hormones are colored and very sensitive to light. Light directly striking a body can alter basic biological functions involving the processing of the body’s fuel, just as plants produce fuel based on the availability of sunlight. Futhermore, Dr. Zane Kime in his book Sunlight states that a series of exposures to sunlight will produce decreases in resting heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, blood sugar, and lactic acid in the blood following exercise; and increases in energy, strength, endurance, tolerance to stress, and the ability of the blood to absorb and carry oxygen.
In summary, the earth vibrates with a certain electromagnetic frequency which is in sync with the brain activity of all living beings. The visible light spectrum which includes various wavelengths seen by the naked eye as “color” enters the eyes and skin thus impacting brain waves, moods, and bodily functions. Emotions and toxins that are stored in the human body blocking light and flow cause illness and dis-ease. Healthy exposures to light on a daily basis enhance body regulators and put us in sync with the Universe and our place in it. The result is healing and serenity. Life is all about wavelength and vibration. We can heal ourselves by being in synchronicity with the resonances of the Earth and by exposing ourselves to healthy wavelengths of color daily.
Light is my vibration
Out of the darkness
Rises the miracle of life
My life. Your life.