Why am I Here?
In some cultures at pivotal times in a human’s life vision quests are undertaken so that we can remember our original blueprint. Peering into the colors is a way of recalling ourselves. We tend to remember who we are in layers. Seeing the full brilliancy of who we truly are all at once could be overwhelming. The colors offer us a gentle approach to awakening. Once we perceive our true nature then the next question is often, “so why am I here” We begin to inquire into the role that we are here to play in the human journey. We might have thought of ourselves as our job or role, but that is just a tiny fraction of our true living expression. In answering the question we often have to go through the process of identifying and releasing the stories that we have told ourselves. So many of us are trapped by dramas, but once we realize that we have a choice in how we perceive the events that have taken place in our lives, then we are liberated from the past. With a new found freedom we are able to navigate life with grace and ease.
Glossary of the Colors
|GREEN||PERIDOT||TURQUOISE||BLUE||SKY BLUE||SILVER||ROYAL BLUE
The colors that we are drawn to are reflections of how we perceive ourselves and represent the capacities that we have mastered. Each color shows a tendency. People who are drawn towards the more vibrant colors enjoy manifest reality and they are often embodied and enjoy being athletes. People who are drawn to the violets tend to be more introverted and introspective. We are generally combinations of colors and qualities. Here is a list of some of some of the expressions of color in the form of personalities:
RED: The embodied one: warrior, athlete, master builder, lover of life, awakened one.
ORANGE: The life giver: mother, lover, artist, nurturer, dancer, tantrika; one who cares.
YELLOW: The curious one: student, teacher, scientist, doctor, educator with a love of learning.
GREEN: The compassionate one: gardener, naturalist, herbalists, heart-centered counselor.
TURQUOISE: The one who loves community: public speaker, writer, actor, media & PR personality, computer programmer, tech savvy person, inventors, community planners.
BLUE: The one who speaks: musician, businessman, religious personage, communicator, father, positive role model, leader, authority figure.
INDIGO: The one who sees clearly: mystic, visionary, psychic, intuitive, seer, medium, channel, midwife, inspirational speaker, world leader.
VIOLET: The one who heals: ministers, healers, service workers, nurses, people who soothe others, spiritual friends, those in touch with angels.
WHITE: The one who loves the truth: instruments for the light, surrendered ones, those who turn people’s face back to God.
The reason we are here is much more than our personality or our occupation, and yet our true nature likes to share itself and finds satisfaction in living out its heart’s desire. Part of our experience here on earth is the excitement of discovering our unique skills, talents and capacities and learning how to share them with others. Our unique expression fills us with joy and we become living treasures as we share our gifts with others.
Colors: The Forgotten Language of The Divine Mother
A little consideration of what takes place around us every day would show us that a higher law than that of our will regulates events; that our painful labors are unnecessary and fruitless; that only in our easy, simple, spontaneous action are we strong, and by contenting our self with obedience we become divine. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Colors are not the language of the soul exactly, for the soul cannot be limited by words, yet color is often the place where we can begin to explore the bliss of being. The word is a powerful manifestation of sound and has a great influence upon the soul.
As Emerson suggests, there is a higher law that can begin to reveal itself to us. It is through the soul that we can come to know who we are and the heart loves the colors of this world. Our practice is that of inquiry, which is one of the most ancient paths to Self-Realization. The technique is very simple and anyone of any age can practice. We do not have to commit to complete liberation, but we may wish to know ourselves better. That intention is quite enough to get us started.
Many spiritual traditions around the world open the gates to the great mysteries using color as the first turning of the wheel. Colors are familiar to us and even children love them. We need to have a feeling of open curiosity to really begin to understand who we truly are. When we begin navigating our inner worlds, colors can reveal the qualities that we all share: joy, love, compassion, strength, will and many more. By decoding color and understanding its visual symbolism, we can explore what is real within each of us in a precise and in depth manner. For instance, when green opens up within our hearts we feel compassion. As we become familiar with our inner world of color, we can move into a more intimate relationship with our inner world and with our soul. Using color as a tool to increase awareness, we can slow down and meditate on our inner process.
We can begin to sense our own unique pattern and design, stop efforting and simply find our place in the universe. Being alive is a wonderful gift! When we work with color consciously we can upgrade our subconscious mind and begin to bring awareness into our consciousness. This is the way that true growth happens. The bulb of the flower begins to push up from the ground of its being and reach upward towards transcendent heights to find its true expression. We are no different.
With color we can learn to uproot negativity like unwelcomed weeds and instead focus on a healthy holistic outlook on life, which tends towards optimism and hope. We begin to see the difference between a pattern and the truth of who we are and we become spontaneous and naturally joyful. We have found that negativity is transmuted and metabolized quite naturally by a loving consciousness. When we let ourselves simply be who we are, we can let go of our learned outdated dualistic concepts (right/ wrong and good/bad) and instead allow a unified consciousness to begin to emerge that supports our inner and outer realities. A hallmark of maturity is the capacity to hold polarities and paradoxes. We naturally become more drawn to unity, to our shared essence. Spirit is forgiving and allowing. Once we are consciously aware of dysfunctional behaviors or thoughts, we can choose new currents and patterns to create new dynamic behaviors and thought processes which are more aligned with our higher consciousness. It is an easy and natural process. Even while we are struggling to change, what is happening is that change is simply taking place. What a relief when we can take a deep breath, let go of all self-judgment and simply allow our own blossoming to occur. And, even more wonderfully, what if we choose to participate in our own unfoldment?
Knowing each colorful petal of our soul helps us open more fully, take a full breath and embrace the knowing that we already have everything we need within us right now. We are at a time when we can collectively begin to let go of our false programs like outdated garments and align with our higher selves. Over time we can develop new skills and gifts, such as intuition and direct knowing.
All of this is incredibly important, for it is the medium of the soul who acts as a bridge to awakening consciousness and eventually Self-Realization. Our soul is a master colorist. Let’s inquire and see what worlds you have yet to discover within your soul. Explore the glossary of Colors with their individual inquires and prayers.