A few years ago I met a woman at a conference who immediately took in what I was wearing and proceeded to tell me exactly how I was feeling that morning when I chose the outfit. I was wearing a pink shirt with gray pants and a charcoal cardigan [and she was right].
I promptly booked myself into one of their fall courses in San Francisco [2 years ago]. Aura-Soma’s teaching says; ‘You are the colours you choose’. The course was interesting, but I realized that I would have to do a few more before I had the kind of mastery my friend had. Then, the day that we spent a section of the class ‘combing our spiky auras’, made me question whether I would have the patience to continue with the training. Not that I think there’s anything wrong with that, it’s just not the piece I would be interested in learning.
My point [and I do have one] is the scientific part; the meaning of the combinations of colours that you choose. They have over 100 bottles, and each have 2 colour combinations like this one. (my favourite one—of course)
The above bottle was the first bottle I chose and this is what it means: “Great strength and knowledge in the conscious mind (the yellow) and an immense wisdom (gold) within our depths. We may have a sense of humor and an ability to deal with life in a sunny, happy manner. (Now the name of my blog makes sense 🙂
Sunlight is about consciousness. It is self-awareness, which can sometimes manifest in a negative way as a self consciousness or a knot of contradiction within the solar plexus. As the knot begins to loosen and we let go of fear, we can undo the knot of contraction completely and the light can begin to shine. More confidence emerges as self-consciousness is released. Knowledge begins to dawn more brightly. To let go of the knowledge (yellow) may be the first step toward refining our wisdom (gold). The sunlight bottle’s separation of yellow and gold symblolizes the necessity of discriminating between knowledge and wisdom. Knowledge can be acquired; wisdom is inherent.
Then I was reading Penelope’s blog the other day and in an article she posted about ‘How to be more interesting to other people’ she said;
“One really cool thing someone taught me is that the color I choose is most interesting when it intersects with another color. Just knowing the right color to use is not the clever, interesting thing. Rather, interesting is when I am unsure what the two colors will do when they interact. (Here’s a great set of paintings that illustrate this idea.)” Penelope Trunk
When I clicked on the above link, here is what I found (above). And it was so similar to the bottles I have just shown you, I was intrigued. It got me to thinking about one of my new clients. A young woman who is getting a divorce after having been married for 12 years. The colours she choose for her new space are a fresh green (including beige/creams) with an eggplant as the accent colour. The closest bottle to that kind of colour combination is this one:
And here is what the combination means: Choosing this bottle means that we have found space (green) in which to show our feelings and express ourselves, or that we have an inspirational creativity and can join our feminine intuition with our spirituality. It may provide hope to those of use who need to let go of fear and anxiety. This bottle can show that we have a need for healing, especially following an emotional upset or disappointment related to matters of the heart; it also highlights our challenges with self-doubt, stubbornness, and an inability to trust or a fear of trusting ourselves or others.