Chakras and True Colors
Colors play an interesting role in chi development, so much so that a myriad of terms and theories around the importance of and integration with specific colors and color patterns has woven its way into the exotic terminologies of chi development over the centuries.
Sadly, although their intentions were good, the originators of heretofore chi-color theories did not benefit from nor have access to the information produced by 21st century scientists. Fortunately, we do.
As demonstrated in the article “Energy Healing & Wavelengths from the Sky”, colors are components of the spectrum of [white] of light. What is not widely known that although the eye is the sensory mechanism that registers the electromagnetic energy that is light, it is the brain that assigns light its corresponding color value: the brain determines color, not the eye.
Researchers from The University of Chicago and Vanderbilt University demonstrated that an object’s color and shape are represented in different parts of the brain. When playing catch, for example, the brain recognizes and assigns a value for the shape, color, and velocity of the object more commonly referred to as a baseball. In the aptly titled article “Study Shows That It Is Our Brains, Not Eyes, That See Color”, Gene Ostrovsky quotes Shevell, the Eliakim Hastings Moore Distinguished Service Professor in Psychology and Ophthalmology & Visual Science as saying:
“The knitting together, or what can be called ‘neural gluing,’ of all those different features so we see a unified object is a complex function done by the brain. Our research focused on how the brain does that.”
Through a technique called binocular rivalry, the researchers from The University of Chicago and Vanderbilt University were able to trick the brain by presenting a different image to each eye, thus scrambling the communication between the eyes. Instead of both eyes seeing in unison, the eyes were sending divergent and competing signals, and caused the brain to show its true colors [pun intended].
According to Shevell:
“The brain has difficulty integrating the two eyes’ incompatible signals. When the signals from the two eyes are different enough, the brain resolves the conflicting information by suppressing the information from one of the eyes. We exploited this feature of the brain with a method that caused the shape from one eye to be suppressed but not its color.”
In the article “Chakra Healing Energy & Colors…”, the importance of the correlation between chi training and that it is the brain that interprets/assigns color is made readily apparent. As noted, the colors associated with the Northern Lights are a direct resultant of interaction between the electromagnetic field and various ions/charged particles available for consumption; “blue”, for example, is a result of large amounts of a charged form of nitrogen in the atmosphere.
Minerals play a very important role in the well-being of the human body, each mineral and combination thereof having key roles and attributes. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology lists 22 minerals in the composition of the human body; the Blood Index Organization lists 44. Often, the sources for these minerals come from the foods we consume. All this is to say that, the brain uses the minerals in our own bodies to constantly assign colors to our everyday world. Again, the “blue” we see in the Northern Lights is a result of large amounts of a charged form of nitrogen in the atmosphere; in the process of interpreting the frequency of the electromagnetic signal communicated by our eyes, the quantum computer that is our brain “burns” the same minerals and combinations thereof to effectively match the signal, and provide us with a resulting color; this is why red is red, and not blue.
[The human body generates electromagnetic energy and uses electricity to communicate via its nerve system. How is this any different than the macrocosm we observe in nature?]
As noted in the opening statement, colors do in fact play an interesting role in chi development. We caution the practitioner to use them wisely – extreme techniques are taxing enough on the body in and of themselves. Constantly engaging in and drawing upon the usage of colors for extreme techniques depletes the body and will require addition [and mindful] mineral management and upkeep. Moderation is often the secret…
Sifu Don Brown [certified instructor]
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Energy Healing with Wavelengths of Color
Colors, it turns out, are specific wavelengths of visible light and have accompanying energy depending on said wavelength. The attribute not only fluctuates as your mind attempts to dial-in the specific color, but so does your corresponding chi. A bench-marking effect is needed so as to not only fully harness the mind’s ability to access specific colors in a repeatable fashion, but also dial-in these attributes, on command and on demand, when needed; as you reach the upper echelons in Chi Energy Cultivation, the extreme techniques which attracted many of us to this type of training will require these never-before-realized nuances of color attributes and the specific roles each color plays.
Although the psi-related abilities, such as the concept of moving objects via telekinesis, fill many of us with excitement, it is not about the physical power or sensation of the chi. Rather, these abilities are the resultants of techniques honed to a level of expert craftsman precision.
As per the hyperlink above, you can readily see and make a correlation to colors, their wavelengths, and each color’s corresponding energy. Although the mind interprets “white and black” as bland attributes, the science backs the training, demonstrating that the power- the energetic properties of light- is a direct result of the shorter wavelength of colors that approach (and in the case of pitch black) go beyond violet.
Colors & Formed-Chi
Unfortunately, formed chi is inherently hot. In the book, why does E=mc2?, by Cox and Forshaw, we are given insight into the reason why:
“But it is no easy task to push protons together to that distance because of their electromagnetic repulsion. One way to do it requires the protons to be moving extremely fast, and this in turn means a very high temperature indeed because temperature is essentially nothing more than a measure of the average speed of things; the molecules of water in a hot cup of tea are jiggling around more than the molecules in a cold pint of beer.”
As chi is formed into specific shapes, the very act of clumping the subatomic particles creates heat. As stated above, the heat associated with this effort is also what makes it difficult to form the image- hot particles joggle about and do not stay in place.
As mentioned during the seminar on Colors, light can be frozen. The significance here is not on the technological process that accomplishes the freezing of light, but rather, the fact itself: light can be frozen. This means that the physical temperature, the mental concept of the heat attribute of lights, as well as any color, is malleable and can be manipulated and controlled via the mind.
Furthermore, as indicated in the Color Seminar, light can be stopped. Again, the significance is not about the technological process associated with the stopping of light, but rather absorbing and integrating the concept into your Chi Energy Cultivation.
Colors & the Human Body
Like the Earth itself, each human being puts off an electromagnetic field. The medical field utilizes this fact in scan-related technologies, such as the EEG, when wanting to investigate human body without being… intrusive…
The colors associated with the Northern Lights are a direct resultant of interaction between the electromagnetic field and various ions/charged particles available for consumption. As per the link below, “blue”, for example, is a result of large amounts of a charged form of nitrogen.
The relevance is that, when we engage in creating colors via adding these specific attributes to chi, we are using minerals and fuel stores within the human body. Over time, without proper (and mindful) nourishment, fluctuating from color-to-color proves to be somewhat hard on the body. As many of you have found out, aspects of Chi Energy that the body finds less than enjoyable are areas where it does not cooperate…
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