Green is a masculine mental colour which represents harmony, growth, health, love, concord, and balance. The Holy Grail is Emerald, as is the famed Buddha in Bangkok – looking onto the world with mercy, love and growth. The Chinese use Green as their symbol of joy and happiness at their celebration festivals. Green is very much the spirit of Ole England and is Ireland’s national colour, reflecting that both places are inhibited by people with great love for the forest and field. Green is an excellent tonic for the body and mind alike.
Green is the colour of nature and within the body it dictates perfect balance between the lower mental (mind) and nerves (body), thus the connection through the heart (being the powerhouse) linking the body’s electrical system – working through the muscles. It is the colour of money (prosperity). Science predicts and surveys confirm that if colour choices were given – Green was generally thought of thirdly by mankind.
Green activates the lower physical, connecting us to earth, and is the counter balance to cause and effect. Green eases muscle tension and on a subconscious level, it acts under stress, anxiety, exhaustion, depression and phobias….. no wonder it dominates the South African flag !!
Green is the go between : stimulation and calm – linking the extremes, is the ease over between the physical (material) and the non-physical (unconsciousness & spirituality). In nature, it’s physical being the Tree-tops between the earth (Red-warm) and the sky (Blue-cool). In human terms it is the link between the mind and the spirit.
Is soothing, yet energising and heals infections. It stimulates the pituitary, which in-turn acts on the rest of the glands via the Hypothalamus. It is used to treat the following ; liver, gallbladder (nausea), balances Ph acting on acidity, eases shock, aids fertility, eases flue symptoms, dissolves blood clots, major builder of muscle tissue and is good for the skin, brakes down solidity (congestion/inflammation), eliminates toxins, weakens viruses, modulates Blood pressure and the digestive system, neuralgia (decongest and pain relief), hay-fever, head-aces, cancer, aids memory loss (lets go of blockages), directly associated with heart conditions (heart centre) and shoulders, chest and lower lungs and is a general analgesic.
Contra-Indications– although no know indications exists for Green, for the claustrophobic type and the manic depressives, avoid drowning yourself with shades of deep dark Green.
Brings oxygen into the body, and Green light stimulates the Nitrogen in our bodies. Green activates metabolism, and helps restore anything malignant thus invaluable for the treatment of cancer since it also eases nausea, biliousness and pain. Its governing gland is the Thymus. The Thymus lies in the upper mediastinum behind the sternum and extends upwards into the root of the neck – at birth it weighs about 10-15g and grows until puberty(20-30g), and then atrophies until it reaches around the weight it started off with, at mid-age. The functions of this still mysterious gland diminish as we begin the decline we all know exist, and that is, the lowering of the body’s natural resistance with aging. The maturation of the Thymus and other Lymphoid tissue is stimulated by Thymosin, which is secreted by the Epithelial cells forming the structural part of the Thymus. Perhaps this adds to the mystery of time, being the older we get, the more we are attracted to growth, and Green – on a subconscious level.
The Green Chakra – The Heart Chakra.
This is the centre of compassion, transcending the limits of the ego by identifying with other people, plants, animals and All forms of life - with tolerance, through the giving and receiving of Love, and the act of forgiveness.
The element of this Chakra is Air, its sense – Touch, its plane – Emotional, its planet – Venus, its statement – "I want to give and receive love and I am surrounded by expansive abundance and I am filled with the health and wealth of the Universe". Its symbols are two triangles one up and the other down, representing the balance of 3 above and 3 below – the six pointed Star of David which symbolises the awakening of spirituality whilst being firmly planted on the ground. The oils associated with this chakra are Rose, Vertivet, Ylang-Ylang and Pine. The stones of the heart chakra reminds us to laugh at ourselves, as laughter and humour shakes our rigidity and fixations, thus allows Prana to flow with poise which brings balance -- Green Jade, Green Aventurine, Emerald, Rose-Quartz and Malachite.
The challenge of this chakra is forgiveness, since only through the act of forgiveness can we move beyond our limited belief-systems and dare to dream, let alone ‘allowing’ ourselves real happiness. When this centre is out of balance it births the fear of "I will never love or trust again". Many people within these times have closed hearts, which accounts why so much apathy exists in the world. We are unable to expand as we are restricted by the lack of love (especially self-love), thus renders us unable to unite the opposites within us.
Now that the earth’s energies are accelerating, two new chakras are evident on either side of the heart chakra. It is believed to be so because we need to show more love to the Universe, to all of it’s creatures, plants and humans, in order to play a much more vital part of this solar system.
The Elohim of this chakra is Orion, its Archangel - Chamuel, its Cohan Lady Rivera Rowena, and its flame colour Pink.
The colour Green gives sympathy, kindness, peace, abundance, and evolution and is an excellent tonic for tiredness. It is an emotionally supportive colour, providing new ideas, stimulates a love for growth, gives sympathy with empathy, brings understanding of others and adaptability to surroundings – it express energy. Green brings about emotional support, especially where there is conflict amongst people - by supporting balanced communication without aggression. It is the colour of justice and social awareness and like Nitrogen, it is imperative for living. Green spells generosity to the point of determination to one-self, and others, and it demands self control which supports independence. It activates clarity of the mind thus reduces the effect of stress under duress, anxiety, exhaustion, obsessions and phobias. Like Orange, Green is sociable but creates more awareness. Green relates to suburbia where Orange relates to the city.
Is the Spirit of Evolution which carries humanitarian qualities expressing the desire of love, through the sense of touch. It is halfway between the physical power of Red and the serenity of spiritual Violet – creating balance within, with out, and all round. It is the gateway between the physical and the spiritual. It is the colour of Spring, abundance of life essence, and growth. Within the principles of man, Green reflects in the psychic body through dreams.
The Green Ray – the Ray of concrete Knowledge and Science.
People on this Ray work to reveal the mind and love of God, are devotional to the Great Mind of This World, its ideas and the Universal laws. Truth is their objective, and they will question and examine everything to find it. Science has made our physical life rich and has helped with the development of the human mind BUT, it also enabled us to consider the problems of material existence. Astronomy has opened our minds to the wonders of the Universe and Chemistry and Physics has brought to life the wonders of the intricate. Biology shows us the marvels of life in all living nature. Those sharing this Ray as their major Ray of incarnation have the natural ability to manifest form with thought – depending on their own state of belief and awareness.
Décor In Green
Green is useful in rooms where one needs to feel serene, calm, relaxed and at home. Excellent in recovery rooms for the unwell, and in addition to being calming, it gives the feeling of brotherly love and stability, hence political affairs are best initiated in Green surroundings where it supports balanced communication. In general it brings about neutral feelings thus excellent to use to combine or balance other colours – take care too much green may foster rigidity. Light green is excellent for traffic areas (living rooms, hall-ways and family rooms) and in the kitchen avoid Green appliances since (like gold) it can bring about nervousness whilst cooking. Bathrooms are excellent in Greens and Yellows.
Its almost impossible to generalise on this one since Green is confirmed to be the colour with the most hues. Wearing Green eases insecurities on all levels, brings about feelings of stability, the secure relaxed humanitarian who balances the spiritual and material ways of life, are willing to assist enthusiastically with competence. Apple Green, Chartreuse and Lemon Green deal with insecurities / materialistic gains, which can be complicated for the wearer and observer alike. Pure Green or Kelly Green deal with optimism, ambitions, and the go getters – the dare to leap type (excellent for interviews) and for those who needs to see their bank managers, do indulge in this colour. The in-between shades deals with honesty, practicality, and results. The negative shades of Green are within the family of Moss or Olive Green. These colours deal with denial and conflict – definitely NOT for the faint-hearted.