Saturday, 16 July 2011

Ruby Red...

Today's colour is RED RED RED. Some people instantly associate red with anger, but this is not necessarily so. It is the colour which represents 'fire' and action. It is a motivator for when you need to get things done. I remember a number of years ago when it felt like I was squelching through life in a rut, a car was on my list of needs, I didn't care so much what it was, as long as it was red!! My inner self was ready for action and my little red car took me everywhere.

Red is the colour which relates to the first or root chakra. It is the seat of our existence on the physical plane, our will to live. Fed by fire energy from inside and outside ourselves, it is the recipient chakra for kundalini, the raw earth energy feeding our life force and assuring survival. It is connected with primal feelings and is the prime mover behind the fight or flight response, influencing our immune system, our energy, basic impulses, instincts and endurance. The first chakra receives its basic programming from our family. Through this programming we make decisions regarding our right and will to survive. Our earliest experiences are also recorded here, resulting in the awareness or repression of our most primal feelings. We can help to balance this chakra by cooking and cleaning in the home, sitting on the ground or walking barefoot and dancing.

love this red hair
Red boosts our physical energy levels, increases our heart rate and blood pressure and prompts the release of adrenalin. It is fast moving and promotes a need for action and movement. It relates to physical desire in all its forms- sexual, appetite, cravings. Red stimulates and excites our emotions and inspires us to take action. Red is attention getting and demands you to take notice, it has very high visibility, which is why stop signs, stoplights, and fire equipment are usually painted red. In heraldry, red is used to indicate courage. It is a color found in many national flags.

Use the color red to grab attention and to get people to take action. Use red when you don't want to sink into the background. Use red to suggest speed combined with confidence and perhaps even a dash of danger. A little bit of red goes a long way. Small doses can often be more effective than large amounts of this strong color. Multiple shades of red and even pink or orange can combine for a cheerful palette.


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  2. Thankyou so much for taking the time to leave a comment. I'm glad you have enjoyed the articles :)


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