Meaning of Colors

 

 

Red is the colour of meditation for the first day of Christmas according to Steiner.  I see red as the colour of anger ...of passion and of power.  I think for us to be able to use that power, we have to be able to overcome our ego; and of what, we think the world should be.(or we should be)  We have only glimpses and then our ego takes over and we decide how it should be and makes it an illusion.  It is very hard to let go of your ego..........With it comes our pride and our knowing of who we are......................it is a very difficult place to always be striving for perfection because you have no sense of who you are.  And then there is the centre of the quiet knowing with faith that you are being lead and supported by the holy spirit.  You are who you are and everything is perfectly right for what you need to know...........you need not to strive...........you need not your pride......you can let go and all will be fine(easier said than done) but something I think we need to journey towards.........

We are all one and the same.........your struggles , my struggles, the unknown friends struggles.  Miracles happen we realize that we aren't separate but one......and the fragmentation becomes whole.  I pray blessing for you and I pray a blessing for the unknown as we journey towards our wholeness.

 

Thoughts about the first day of Christmas

Lisa


Red, the call for action in a hurry!  Inexperienced, the action will be rash, red will bring embarrassment.  Experienced, the action will be full of passion and measured enthusiasm.  Full of hate, the action will bring revenge and even blood.  Filled with love, the action is quick and unfailing like a mother's response to a child's danger.  With unconditional love, the action cools the red with hues of blue and transmutes it to whatever is needed.  Gluttonous, red is a rich feast.  Fearful, red is a sign of danger.  Law abiding, red is the sign to stop.  Free spirited, red is the sign to explore.  Each emotion, each attitude, each one of us can see the potential in red in so many different ways.

 

Daniel

 

 

 

Orange is the colour of the second day of Christmas.  I see orange as the color of flames of a candlesThe flame that illuminates our minds and hearts and souls.  I pray that we are all illuminated with our brilliance.  I think that if we all journey towards that place miracles will happen for all of us, and the world at large.  Orange is the colour between passion and love, the melding of two colours.  Blessings to all on the second day of Christmas.

Lisa


Orange draws me to saffron, the robes of the Buddhist monks and the attitude they try to represent to us:  like a Zen Master who can walk feeling, seeing and hearing everything, but responds only to what s/he senses in her/his heart needs a response!  In our own culture, orange is like walking through the valley of the shadow of death without fearing evil.  Orange is like the flame under the philosopher's stone, burning the dross away, leaving the purity, like an Isis fire, like the phoenix that burns and rises from its own ashes:  orange is a way to purity of soul.

 

Daniel 

 

 

The third day of Christmas is represented by the colour yellow.  Yellow is a difficult colour to see against  the light.  On a white or light filled background yellow fades away.  I see yellow as the colour of hope and the colour of peace.  These two elements can only come together with love.  Love you neighbour as yourself(of course if you can't love yourself............then there are problems)  I would hazard a guess that wars are caused by nations not loving themselves and their mankind.  Yellow is close to the colour of gold.....an earthly element.....alchemist  have tried to make it......some may have even succeeded.  We all have that potential to create gold.....I pray a blessing for all who receive this may you find your vein of gold and may peace and hope and love come to you, or be with you.

Lisa

 

Yellow runs the gamut between indecision and peace.  It is the color of the fifth chakra, the throat, the place of voicing a choice.  With a closed fifth chakra, yellow is a sign of weakness; opened, it is strength conjoined with serenity.  Like all the other colors, when weak, the problems stay within the individual.  When strong, the blessings radiate to everyone.  Just as orange transmutes to saffron, yellow transmutes to gold, as Lisa noted it above as a potential.  A primary color, yellow dominates the summer wild flowers.

Daniel

 

 

The fourth day of Christmas is represented by the colour green.  I think of the green of trees.  I also think of forests and moss.  Then this brings me to my most favourite spots of the Bruce Trail.  A place where there are old growth cedars that are over a hundred years old, growing out of limestone.  These trees do not appear an ancient trees.  They look like saplings with trunks the size of our thumbs.  Parts of the trail on the bruce peninsula have been classified as an eco sphere because of these trees.  In other parts of the world old growth forests are being chopped down for room for more pasture for factory farming, or for whatever other not right but greed based reason.  Green is the colour  quiet thought and reflection.  May all who receive this quietly think about ones actions and how it may impact our world or forest of green.  I pray a blessing on the fourth day of Christmas.

Lisa 

 

Green must be one of most calming colors of the rainbow.  It is the color of the open heart where experience and intellect meet, where the Master or God within mediates between these two, potentially conflicting, ways of living our lives.  Green is the color of life.  Even on the cultural level, green is the go-ahead, all clear color. But where the heart has not opened, it becomes the color of envy and covetousness.  Although every color has its myriad shade, green in the summer is the richest color:  not only the color of vegetation, but the individuality of every leaf, every blade of grass in their course through the sunlight and shadow of each day, creating life.

Daniel

 

Dear friends,

Blue is the colour of the fifth day of Christmas.  It reminds me of the colour of Chamomile oil.  Chamomile is a healing balm for those who have hurt themselves and are raw and wounded.  When a person is blue , they are usually wounded also.  Maybe if people  quietly reflect and allow this blue feeling to overcome them instead of fearing it or fighting it.  They would be able to heal themselves. Blue is my favourite colour.  I pray a blessing to all of those who receive this. For the fifth day of Christmas.

Lisa

 

Blue is the color of our planet, our sky on clear days.  Blue is also intellectual clarity.  That clarity can be emotionally clouded as we go through our circadian cycles.  Lisa noted that blue is for reflecting.  Without that activity, it turns cold. Sex without passion gives rise to blue movies.  Blue without clarity brings us gender typing like 'blue for boys and pink for girls'.

Daniel

 

Dear Friends,

The sixth day of christmas is represented by the colour indigo.  Indigo is representational of new generation of children.  Children who are sensitive to, and over stimulated to, many things that our culture espouses.  Maybe they are a new tribe, asking us to change our ways, for the sake of everyone's' well being.  I see indigo as the colour of the night sky.  This colour reflects to us the stars and the moon.  A way of knowing if we wish to choose it.  As of above, so is below.May we be in harmony with the cosmos.  This is what I pray for the 6th day of christmas.

Lisa

 

Indigo is one of the strangest, most difficult colors for me.  For most of my life, it represented duplicity:  the indigo paper made copies when placed between two sheets of paper.  By the time I discovered it had spiritual meaning, indigo became the Janus face, able to see both forwards and backwards.  As such, indigo allows us to reconcile polarities and walk the path where all things are possible, where no one needs to be polarized and cleave only to one dogma, to one god, to one person.

Daniel

 

 

The seventh day of Christmas is represented by the colour violet.  The colour of violet is special to me.To me, it represents special gifts.  Has one ever tasted candied violets?  These are a sweet flowers that bloom shortly after the snow has melted, and the earth begins to warmWhen I see violets, it is my celebration time, of the passing of winterThis is also a colour of lent.  A Christian celebration about the passing of Christ.  Some would see this as also a special gift.  In his death, Christians believe that everyone is able to enter the kingdom of heaven.  It is also the colour of amethyst a semi precious stone.  This stone has been used on adornments of royal things.........crowns, rings staffs. Qualities of amethyst are calming.  I pray for special gifts to be received by all who receive and read these thoughts for the seventh day of Christmas.

Lisa  

 

Violet brings to mind Spring and being precious.  In Theosophy the Violet Ray brings ennoblement of purpose.  Yet, violet is so rare in everyday life!  Childhood brings a natural sense to collect the flowers.  Spiritual development brings a special love for amethyst.  But an uncontrolled urge to possess brings an unbridled lust to seek its power at all costs.

Daniel

 

 

Lilac is the colour of the eighth day of Christmas.  Mountains are often viewed as lilac in colour.  This based on the perception of seeing.  Often perceptions can be veiled, with a mistiness of illusion.Often people make the mistake of "thinking" seeing is done with the eyes.  I would like to suggest that the colour lilac is a veiled colour, to remind us that seeing is a matter of alignment, and perceptions can often be veiled.  I pray a blessing for the eighth day of Christmas, that we may all let go of our veiled way of thinking, and align ourselves with truth.


.............the 9th day of christmas is represented by the colour of light lilac.  I can't begin to tell you how much trouble this colour gave me.  It drew blanks and nothing, no feeling, no emotion, no thought came to me about this colour.  Then I thought, this is what the colour is suppose to do.  It is like a veil.  Like magician's smoke.  A colour that gentle persuades you into seeing something, that is not.  A haze to take you to a dream like place.  We all need to go to that "place"; however very few of us ever have the courage to face that haze, and walk through it.  It is a magical walk that can take you to magical places.  The journey is not easy to guarded veiled land.  I pray a pray for all to be able to have the heart to walk though the veils.

Lisa

 

Peach Blossom is the colour of the 10th day of Christmas.  I have had no difficulty with this colour.  I like it very much; however it is not my favourite colour.  This colour represents to me our hamanityThe colour of our skin.  And even flesh has inperfections and blemishes, all part of our humanity.  Skin contains our muscles blood, chyle and lymph, and when we break the container we bleed.  Some of our wounds can not been seen to most eyes.  I have seen yellowed skin caused by years of worry.  May we all have the peach blossom glow of health.

Lisa