Gazing across the azure ocean to where the horizon meets a cloudless blue sky we ponder endless possibilities. Sky blue speaks to our inner explorer, urging us to give voice to truths and discoveries beyond our immediate levels of awareness, just as ancient mariners sailed into the wide blue yonder in search of distant lands.
We see the ocean and sky as blue, yet we know it’s an illusion.
This is how our mind translates the perception of light’s interaction here.
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Solar Action Creation
From sunrise to sunset the atmosphere directs and scatters the sun’s visible light into a brilliance of color rays. Electric blue and violet hues with their short, small wavelengths are more easily scattered and reflected by the earth’s sky and surface than reds and greens.
Blue shade names, including Capri, Celestial, and Vista, evoke images of peaceful, glistening, calm seas and dreamy clouds that guide our eyes along an ethereal canvas.
A darker sky blue hue is Cobalt, used extensively in the storied stained glass windows of places of worship.
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Sky Blue in Flight
Nature also has hidden truths about the sky blue aspect of the blue range. No backboned creatures are known to harbor blue pigment.
Now, that includes blue whales, iguanas, tropical fish, and the iridescent blue feathers you see on the hummingbird’s chest, the blue jay’s wing or a yellow-billed blue magpie. Their skins, scales, or feathers have ingenious evolutionary microscopic structures that reflect blue light.
Even in the insect world, the apparent blue on butterfly and dragonfly wings is due to reflective crystalline scales.
An exception, the olivewing butterfly, produces a blue pigment on its body but scientists don’t know why or how. Icy blue eyes have no blue pigment either! Their color is completely due to their internal structure and how much light they scatter back into the atmosphere.
It’s no wonder that poets have described bright blue eyes as ‘limpid pools” due their clarity, serenity, and allure.
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Sky Blue Expression
Nature does produce some blue pigments for protection against too much sunlight. A light blue pigment biliverdin is deposited when the eggs of birds including American robins, blue jays, and starlings, are laid.
Photosynthetic blue-green algae have a blue pigment phycobilin. Some lighter blue gemstones and minerals include aquamarine, lapis lazuli (which when ground produces ultramarine pigment), and sodalite.
A high-energy visible light (HEV), blue light, has been shown through research to boost alertness, improve memory and cognitive function, and elevate mood. We need regular exposure to sky blue light to regulate our circadian rhythms and get a restful sleep.
Blue was the first man-made pigment as it is difficult to extract in nature.
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Too little exposure, as in the fall and winter months, can cause the depressive symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). While SAD has been traditionally treated with ‘full spectrum white light’, treatment with less intense LED blue frequency light has been found to be effective with timesaving shorter treatment sessions.
Too much exposure to blue light, as through digital devices close to bedtime, can throw off our cycles as well, and special eyeglasses with yellow lenses to filter out blue light are now available.
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Speaking of Blue
Sky blue is associated with the fifth chakra, the throat chakra. It’s connected to peace, speaking, and awareness.
- Lumalight experts begin a session by introducing the sky blue into the aura.
- The intent is to support the body’s self-healing ability while being open to receive from the subconscious mind, elevating it to meld with the super-conscious.
- This energy can foster a higher connection to self during meditation.
- Inner knowledge can be released as if ‘out of the blue’, helping to develop inspired solutions to problems and situations.
Sky Blue is reflective of the Throat Chakra and its intuitive abilities.
True Blue Inspiration
Sky blue frees up old ideas and readies us for new inspiration. This is the frequency of choice for moving forward in life when used during inner reflection. It enhances freedom of speech and helps you become ‘true blue’, or someone who speaks the truth.
Elegance out of the Blue
The rich shades of blue have been prominent in art, ornaments, and decorations since ancient times. During the Renaissance the stone lapis lazuli was used to make the pigment ultramarine. The next color we will focus on is indigo, the deep blue with a touch of violet.
© 2018 Julianne Bien. Spectrahue.com. The ideas and opinions expressed herein are based on the author’s experience and exploration in the field. No medical claims are made or implied.