I got to say goodbye to my beautiful stepfather a couple of days ago. After about five months in hospital fighting various infections he finally let go. Honestly, it took me a little by surprise. Only a couple of weeks ago the team of doctors and therapists looking after him told the family to prepare for his discharge from hospital. This news excited him. He was over being in hospital. All he wanted was to get out of there. Sunday morning he got his wish.
I have seen bodies of loved ones before. Each experience was emotional. There was something rather warm and beautiful about it. The experience with my stepfather was so very different. It felt cold and colourless. The only life in the room was in the quillow that lay gently on top of the bed. Covered in cats and bursting with colour, it was a welcome distraction.
I made the quillow (a quilt that folds into a pillow) many years ago for my mum. The brightness of the colours were so her. She loved that quillow.
It was a constant companion, particularly when she had hospital stays. It brightened her room when she didn’t have the energy to.
The past few months it has done the same for my stepfather. It has brightened his room when he didn’t have the energy to.
On Sunday morning, 3rd February 2019, the energy of that rainbow coloured cat quillow carried out its final task for a beautiful man. It filled a room that was devoid of life, and it did so brilliantly.
The experience left me chilled. It was cold and lacked colour. The only warmth I could find came from the rainbow coloured quillow. This got me thinking. What was it in the colours that brought life to a lifeless situation?
Colour is a form of light that is able to be seen by us. One of the most beautiful examples of this phenomenon is a rainbow.
The energy of colour affects us on all levels ...
physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Colours have the power to influence mood, calm the nervous system and make environments more peaceful.
I would have appreciated some colour in my stepfather’s room to support my sister and I as we said our goodbyes.
Come to think about it, the entire hospital could do with an injection of healing colours.
Jacob Olesen, creator of Colour-Meanings.com, says the seven best colours for healing in a hospital are:-
Red is a warm a passionate colour which brings vitality and stimulates energy. A top healing colour for overall vitality. It gives energy on all levels as it represents the colour of life.
Orange is an emotional stimulant. It radiates warmth and is associated with joy and happiness. It is a great colour for hospitals, particularly children’s rooms.
This bright and cheerful colour can stimulate intelligence and inspire creativity in people who feel sluggish or lethargic.
Green is known for its powerful healing properties. Cleansing and balancing to our whole being, it is a restful colour giving a feeling of growth and renewal. It is thought to be beneficial for the heart, lungs and circulatory system.
Blue is a spiritual colour associated with calm and serenity. It is relaxing for the mind and body and thought to be ideal for sleep problems and hyper-active children. It is associated with organs like the eyes, ears and nose, and involved with the senses of smell, sight and sound.
Like green, pink is a soothing colour and is linked to the heart chakra. It reflects caring and affection. It is a protective and compassionate colour that heals and soothes.
Purple, violet, lilac and lavender are connected with spirituality, perception and insight.
From the physical perspective they are linked with the cerebral and nervous systems. (1)
Colour is a visible form of energy that can have a profound impact on us. By knowing how each colour influences us, we can effectively use colour to support us through our day.
Whether it be a boost of energy or the need for some peace and serenity, there is a colour that, through its own unique healing frequency, can assist your feeling of overall wellbeing.
Do you feel you may be lacking a certain colour, and not quite sure which one?
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