“VITALITY, COURAGE, SELF CONFIDENCE
Use when you need to meet a demanding day, or when you feel drained of energy. The colour red provides the power from the earth and gives energy on all levels. It connects us to our physical body. Everything that is to be commenced needs the life vitality of red.
Personality Traits: Courageous, confident, humanistic, strong-willed, spontaneous, honest, and extroverted.
The Root Chakra is governed by the red energy.”
I started working with a wonderful group of women doing an 8 month course called the Power of Seven. This course is offered through Colour Energy. We take a journey through aspects of ourselves, the chakras and work on emotional healing. The goal is to recognize our strengths and weaknesses and to try to improve them.
The first colour we began working with was the RED energy (Root Chakra).
I have often felt far from the colour red. I’m rarely drawn to it. When someone tells me it’s their favorite colour I have some questions.
Red? Really? But it’s so… bright.
It’s a difficult colour to look at and I don’t feel very confident when I wear it as clothing. There aren’t even very many red foods that I particularly love.
Feeling disconnected from the colour red, I was excited to start exposing myself to it more.
Physical activity is a main focus of the RED energy. During the month I worked with RED, my desire for more physical strength was heightened. I felt happiest when breathing heavy after a workout. More than ever before, I started to see my physical body as a great way to release my stress & aggression.
Community is another important focus in the RED energy. While working with this energy I developed a deeper connection to my roots and the community I come from. During my 4 weeks working on this energy center I spent a weekend back in my hometown. I gained a deeper understanding of how my sense of self is shaped by where I’m from.
I have more respect from the community I come from. Although it may not be right for me to live there at this point in my life, it’s a city filled with some of the best people on this planet.
A Soul Sister of mine said it best as we were catching up last week:
“5, 10, even 20 years from now we’ll be able to go back and those people will always embrace us with open arms. It will always be like nothing has changed and that’s something special.”
I now feel a lot more connected to my RED energy / Root Chakra. I appreciate how safe it feels to spend time in that energy center. It warms me from the base of my spine and it ignites a lot of passion and drive that I tend to bury.
My goal is to continue incorporating RED energy in my day to day life. I hope that it will bring with it an increased sense of self-confidence and courage to follow my dreams.