The white light streams down, to be broken up by those human prisms into all the colors of the rainbow. ~Charles R. Brown
It was interesting to read your thoughts and comments on my previous blog. The way we look at our lives and use a bubble as an image. Most of us right away associate this with colours or one specific colour. It throws the most amazing descriptions. Light blue with dark patches or after working through the darker colours in the rainbow, I have now arrived in the lighter part of the rainbow. Even by looking back, some of you could see the colours changing. The feeling of dark and heavy colours have changed into lighter shades. Funnily enough, colours are an amazing tool to explain our emotions. It gives us a chance to look at our own lives from a distance, even when we are still in the centre of it. This way we are able to analyze our own ways of thinking about any given situation that we might be in right now.
In our conversations we use colours to explain behaviour as well as to give stories more character. ‘I’m feeling blue today’ or ‘while telling her story she turned completely red’. To explain that someone has knowledge in a particular area, we might say, ‘ask Ria. She has green fingers’. You might also tell your friends, ‘today I’m giving my husband the red carpet treatment’. We all know what we are talking about. For some reason it gives us a whole new way of explaining ourselves.
This made me think about my own life and the way I view my days. If my day has been filled with traffic jams (go slows as they so beautifully put it here), encountered many angry and yelling people and to top it all, my kids came home in their own colourful moods, my day can be really black. Having said that, it is quite possible that after a good family dinner, I end up laughing about my day, and end it in a beautiful blue and green.
If my day starts off with me waking up very rested, going with the flow and of course my to-do list is small, all the light colours come to mind. It gives me a completely new perspective on my day. It is almost as if I can take out my colour scheme and fill in my day. If it is necessary to change the atmosphere of the day, I need to find a different colour. It seems that when we use colours we can better connect to our heart. The ego gets out of the way and our true feelings are able to surface a lot more, if not totally. The social correct feeling or the feeling of the group we are in, has no control over our own colours. That is something that is coming from own our authentic self.
To connect with our heart we can shift our perspective and the atmosphere of the day. If we are able to change the colour, then more positive thoughts will come with the chosen colour. As we are aware colours do point out certain behaviour and emotions as well. It is important to figure out which of them belongs to our own colour scheme. Sit back and take your time to know if you have chosen this colour yourself or that, maybe it is what you think you need to choose.
As you said, the rainbow is endless. So why not select your colour scheme to flourish your day. This way you will end up with a masterpiece.