Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs depict regular hand and foot care. This honorable practice may have been a precursor to modern reflexology. In the same era, the ancient greek god Thoth brought the awareness of how color light was intrinsic to healing and restoring balance of the vital energies in a person.
In hermetic traditions, it was called chromotherapy. This healing art captures the essence of color light for medicinal, revitalizing, and spiritual purposes.
The art of natural healing
The ancient Greeks and Romans were alchemical geniuses and knew well of the spiritual and intuitive arts. They were innovators of the solarium, which means a sunroom or sun porch as well as the sundial. Light baths were used to promote physical and emotional wellbeing.
It was also a place to gather for a meeting of the minds.
With such a long tradition of these practices, it’s a natural evolution that the two modalities of reflexology and chromotherapy have evolved into a combined practice called color light reflexology.
Simply shine colors upon face, hands, and feet, over reflex zones.
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An eternal solar gift for life
Who questions the sun’s role in the photosynthesis of plant nutrients! It’s one of those things we take for granted. We intuitively know that it’s just as essential to human survival and internal processes as air, food, and water.
But it’s so much more than that as light plays a role in everything around here.
All life-forms in nature are finely tuned to light like an instrument.
The sun delivers a full spectrum apothecary
Color light therapy enters the mainstream
Chromotherapy in general is known for having certain psychological and therapeutic benefits, So, there must be truth to its use, as it has stood the test of recorded time.
The use of photon energy, meaning colors of light have peaked the interest of researchers worldwide as the value of full spectrum light is common knowledge. We have only begun to explore the many branches of light therapies, including low-level laser and red and blue light therapy.
Visible light works like a sundial: It has opposing forces exhibited by its day and night colors.
Let’s take a quick look at this concept
The polarity of visible light
As with the yin-yang concept in ancient philosophies, the use of opposite forces can balance our Qi (universal energy) for wellness. This principle is the foundation for all modes of energywork.
This theory naturally applies to the visible spectrum! Colors are a frequency and a vibration, with either a magnetic or an electric polarity.
Color light is used to influence Qi energy in the meridians, chakras, and aura. Sunlight’s subtle energies can have a balancing, clearing, calming and raising effect.
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Here’s a few day and night color examples:
- Daytime colors of red, orange, and yellow are found to have warming and stimulating effects.
- The evening hues of violets and blues can be calming and cooling.
- Green in the middle is the great equalizer for harmony and balancing energy.
There are as many shades to choose from as there are situations that you’ll experience in practice.
The aura is an energy shield
We reside in an energy field called the aura, and our skin is a sensory organ that responds to its external stimuli. The skin is made up of cells that can also mirror internal imbalances. This may be expressed outward as a visual appearance of a rash or a blemish for example.
Both the aura and the skin are in constant communication. They share many functions including self preservation as both are sensory fields.
Touch therapies and light frequencies stimulate the skin and aura.
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The human mapping systems
Acupressure points are located along the meridians (energy pathways of the body.) There are zones that intersect with them. These identified areas are located on the hands, feet, and the face.
They are called reflexology zones
Throughout the ages, ancient and modern healers and therapists created various maps of these three areas, based on their knowledge and experience in the healing arts. The maps were guidance charts. They depicted the reflex (reflection) zones of the body’s internal systems.
A supportive modality on your life journey
Once the area is stimulated with touch therapy, a handheld color light emitter is introduced over the area. The intent is to inspire a self-healing or a regulating reaction.
Color light reflexology is relaxing and comforting too.
Learn more: The power of chromotherapy in a practice
Color light reflexology
Licensed reflexologists may work alongside wellness professionals to support vitality, maintenance, and recovery programs. A wide range of holistic therapists integrate this modality into their profession.
The spa industry’s anti-aging and beauty treatments can include reflexology techniques and color therapies to tone and clarify the skin.
It’s an intuitive science and a mystical art.
Color psychology is a life journey
The appearance of this world is dependent on sunlight. For example, the impact of color light upon a flower makes it visible to the human eye.
Light brings all of nature visually to life.
The coloration of an object also influences our perception and affects our moods, whether subliminally or consciously. There are innumerable (invisible) hues that silently impart messages around us.
The art of color psychology can make branding a product or image a success. Color psychology research and its findings are used in marketing, branding, décor, and in the fashion industry.
Color affects our perception and behavior…
No wonder it is the driving force behind the creation of art and innovation.
We all know that the colors in nature, art, and cuisine move, tempt, and touch us in profound ways. Forevermore, color nourishes us with its sun-rich nutrients from nature’s bounty, including vitamins and minerals. Life sustaining colors guide us on our journey.
There’s more to light than meets the eye.
The Spectrahue Method, using Lumalight is a four-season approach to self discovery. This is a modality that encourages spiritual growth whiling nourishing and harmonizing the energy system.
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Disclaimer: The ideas and opinions expressed herein are based on the author’s experience and research in the field. No medical claims are made or implied in this article and the information does not replace the advice and care of a medical professional. Always consult your health care team prior to beginning a new modality.
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