The joy of living life in colour!

This page offers you a kind of game to play.  The game is all about giving you some colourful tools to have at your fingertips that those I work with have found really helpful. 

If I were to ask you to PAUSE for a moment and to feel with the whole of your being into what colour you would paint your day, I wonder what your reply would be.

Your curiosity could easily lead you to “Google” all about the meanings, the psychology and history of colour. Indeed this website that explores these aspects but you don;t need that here!  

Each of us has an experience of colour built up from our lifetime’s experiences and our contact and interaction with light. We are AWARE, INSTINCTIVELY, how a particular colour, its tones and shades, make us FEEL.

So lets's try that RIGHT NOW, bringing curiosity to your experience.

For some of you that suggestion “Bring curiosity to your experience right NOW” might seem a strange thing to say, never mind ‘do’. In fact you don’t actually have to DO anything. Just kind of rest and breathe gently for a short while.  Then just consider for a moment which colour you feel at this moment closest to? Which colour comes to mind? It may help to gently close your eyes ……

Your favourite colour may pop into your mind or a colour that reflects your mood … It doesn;t matter what colour emerges .. there are no right and wrongs in this. And it doesn’t matter either if no colour comes to mind ….. 

I would like you to pretend that you have a big box of crayons ....

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Now let your mind travel back to YOUR childhood for a moment.

What sense of colour do you feel now?  It doesn’t matter if you cannot sense a particular colour. Notice if you get a sense of it … or may be an event in your childhood.

Our physical visual and tactile experiences influence our sense of colour but then so does our emotional touch .. our reactivity to an event, a person, an experience.

Try that too … sensing into how you would colour a feeling of ANGER, or even LAUGHTER! And what about LOVE? 

May be there will be an array of different colours enter your awareness.  That often pops up when we focus on love.

Now pause again for a moment!

When you bring your attention to an experience or emotion, an event or relationship  you may  (or may not!) get a sense of a colour (or colours).  That sense of a colour, may well emerge from a memory but sometimes it just bubbles up from nowhere.  But it’s there in just a moment …in a thought …in a feeling that sometimes locates itself somewhere in your body.  But it’s YOUR experience, utterly unique to you.

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Now! Let’s turn all of this around for a moment!

Let’s suppose that you have been given a choice of colours you can include in an amazing box of crayons … or in a box of watercolour paints.    Suppose you have the opportunity to  “COLOUR YOUR DAY”.  What colours would you take with you in your box of crayons?   Which watercolours would you add to your paintbox?