The Power of Color: How color affects the totality of our being—the whole quality of our life each day
Colors are the various wavelengths of visible light ranging from 760nm (nanometers or one millionth of a millimeter) of red to the 38nm of violet. Colors are perceived by the eyes and absorbed by the body through the skin and the optic nerves. They penetrate into the brain where they are processed and utilized by the hypothalamus, the system to region of the brain that links the central nervous system to the hormonal system. The light that penetrates the brain at various wavelengths triggers a complex biochemical transfer within the body, through the endocrine system.
When hormones and enzymes are exposed to colored light, they themselves undergo changes in color and begin to have different effects on the body. This is why people who are subjected to prolonged periods of darkness, during which their body cannot absorb any light/color, suffer from vitamin deficiencies, hormonal disorders, disorders of the normal body cycles -- particularly sleep and metabolic functions and depression. The balance of light/color is crucial to our well-being.
If colorful art objects are displayed in an exhibit but night has fallen and the room is totally dark, do the objects contain any color?
What Color Do You Feel? “ I’m feeling blue” “ I’m seeing red” “ I’m turning green with envy” “ He’s acting yellow (coward)” “ Growing purple with rage” “ Falling into the blackness of depression” “ Rising in white hope” “ Perk up a blue Monday ” by looking through “ rose-colored glasses”
Your Response to Color Falls Under 8 Categories: Your endocrine system reacts a certain way to a color because of the neurotransmitters you inherited from your parents. Endocrine glands react to colors as acknowledged by your brain. For instance, red is exciting to the human brain; therefore, neurotransmitters stimulate the adrenal glands to pump adrenaline into the body. 1.Inherited
People and events from your past can cause you to like and dislike certain colors in the present. For example, a favorite grade school teacher's blue dress can stimulate an appreciation for blue in your adulthood. Yet, an intense dislike for that teacher might cause you to “turn off” to blue. In adulthood, you tend to respond to stimuli the way you were conditioned in childhood. 2. Learned
The native colors of a geographic area you like can become your preferred colors. For instance, green could be your favorite color if a rain forest with its lush foliage is a place that helps you feel at ease mentally, spiritually, and physically. 3. Geographic
Cultural attitudes toward specific colors can vary in different regions. 4. Regional
The quality and properties of light can cause you to experience the same color differently when the fight source changes. Stand at the rim of the Grand Canyon at five o'clock on a summer morning and compare the play of light at that time with the light fourteen hours later when the shadows have grown long and the sunlight has weakened. The color sensations will be different for you. 5. Light
Each season of the year has its own characteristic temperature range and ratio of daylight to darkness. Any Alaskan can tell you about the seasonal depression that tends to come with winter and its daily shortness of light and color. 6. Climate
All economic groups use status indicators, and color seems to be one of the most important. How you combine colors subtly reflects the class of people you associate with. 7. Income
As you grow from your life's experiences, you tend to choose new color preferences. 8. Sophistication
General Overview Of The Colors: What Do They Reveal?
Red: Energy Strength Passion Courage Career Goals Fast Action Vibrancy Driving Force Love Survival Red is “I Have.”
Blue: Good Fortune Blue is “I Speak.” Opening Blocked Communication Wisdom Protection Spiritual Inspiration Calm Reassurance Gently Moving Creativity
Orange: Business Goals Orange is “I Feel.” Property Deals Ambition Career Goals General Success Justice Legal Matters Selling Action
Color preferences are innate. You are born with an attraction for particular colors. What you feel about them will probably last throughout your lifetime. Little children who cannot yet speak whole sentences will often express themselves eloquently with a set of crayons. A general delight in colors shown by an adult is thought by psychologists to demonstrate the normal emotional tendencies of the very young. Children usually love bright colors.
A child's preference for the black crayon probably indicates repressed emotion or strict parental domination. A love of yellow is classified as revealing a youngster's infantile traits and a dependence on adults. Red shows carefree feelings. Green means the child is balanced, with few emotional outbursts and a simple, uncomplicated nature. Youngsters' color representations of their mothers are nearly always with pastel shades and of their fathers with darker shades. And so it is with adults. A preference for one color over another reveals your true personality-the characteristics of your "self.”
Following are some of the personality traits associated with the color you adopt as your own.
If you adopt red as your personal color, it shows that you are outgoing. You are assertive, vigorous, and prone to impulsive actions and variable moods. You feel deep sympathy for fellow human beings and are easily swayed. You entertain stimulating fantasies. You are an optimist, but you are also a complainer and do not hesitate to voice your complaints. How many of you like Red ?
If you adopt orange as your personal color, you are good-natured, enjoy being with other people, and are swayed by outside opinions. You do good work, have strong loyalties, feel good will, and possess a solicitous heart. However, unwarranted feelings of elation often pervade your psyche. How many of you like Orange ?
If you adopt yellow as your personal color, you have a well-functioning imagination, nervous energy, neatly formed thoughts, and a need to help the world. However, you tend to be aloof and more given to theory than to action; you are inclined to speak of lofty doings without doing them. Secretly, you are shy, long to be respected, crave admiration for your sagacity, and are a mental loner. You are a safe friend and a reliable confidant. How many of you like Yellow ?
If you adopt green as your personal color, you are a good citizen and a pillar of the community, "keep up with the Joneses, " and are sensitive to social customs and etiquette. You are frank, moral, and reputable. You make a splendid teacher, and feel deep affection for your family. How many of you like Green ?
If you adopt blue as your personal color, you are deliberate and introspective. You have conservative convictions, retreat to gentler surroundings in times of stress, and are sensitive to the feelings of others. You keep a tight rein on your passions and enthusiasms, are a loyal friend, and lead a sober life. You nourish preposterous dreams but don’t act on them. Stupidity in others annoys you, as does superior intelligence. How many of you like Blue ?
If you adopt purple as your personal color, you have a good mind, a ready wit, and an ability to observe things that go unnoticed by others. You are easily incensed and are verbose when witnessing misfortune. You have a degree of vanity, display a fine-arts creativity, and relish the subtle but recognize the magnificent. How many of you like Purple ?
If you adopt brown as your personal color, you perform your duties conscientiously, are shrewd when it comes to money, are obstinate in your habits and convictions, and are parsimonious. You are dependable and steady, disdain impulsiveness, and can bargain as well as any horse trader. How many of you like Brown ?
If you adopt gray as your personal color, you are cautious, try to strike a compromise in most situations you encounter, and seek composure and peace. You have tried very hard to fit yourself into a mold of your own design. How many of you like Gray ?
If you adopt black as your personal color, you are above average, worldly, conventional, proper, polite, and regal. Black is a color that means one thing (depression) to the clinical psychologist and quite another (dignity) to you. How many of you like Black ?
From the association of purple with royalty, there are derived meanings for the color. Royalty has ruling power and is the source of justice. Jesus will bring swift judgment upon the nations of the earth like smashing a clay pot with a rod of iron (Psalm 2:9) . Thus, purple refers to justice
The purple in the Gate of the Tabernacle (Ex. 27:16) represented Jesus Christ, the Royal Messiah. But this Royal Messiah would first have to suffer the justice of God on behalf of mankind. Thus, inherent in the color purple was the justice of God. Jesus Christ satisfied the justice of God and thereby became the mediator between God and mankind.
Colors are part of creation. They are also part of the Plan of God. When the meanings of the colors are understood, then faith-application will take on new meaning. The stage of life will be portrayed in living color. Of course, the stage lights can only been seen by the believer who is walking in the light (I John 1:7). This is only possible by means of the filling of the Holy Spirit (Eph. 5:18).
The only production that counts in this life is from grace. Attempts to whitewash the devil's world are legalistic. Our Lord Jesus Christ referred to such people as whitewashed tombstones: Matthew 23:27 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs that on the outside appear beautiful, but inside they are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness. ”
Where there is light, there is God; but the true interpretation of that light is only possible by means of faith. Faith perception must precede faith-application. Colors can only be understood by means of accurate application of doctrine to experience. Those who attempt to understand the meaning of colors apart from grace will not succeed. For those who "walk in the light," colors emphasize and highlight divine good production. CONCLUSION
As the believer walks in the light, the Plan of God provides an encapsulated environment. The believer on the stage of life is surrounded by the production of the Plan of God. Everything on the stage of life is color coded, numerically coded, and the production of the Protocol Plan of God by means of the work of the Holy Spirit.
The stage of life is guarded by angels. Nothing enters or exits without the approval of the Director of Human History, the Lord Jesus Christ. When evil enters the stage, it enters under the Justice of God, which means it is separated and color- coded appropriately.