You may not have noticed, we often use colours to describe our mood and emotions. But according to practitioners of colour therapy, the link between colours and our moods and emotions goes deeper than that. They believe that not only do colours affect our emotions, as happened to me yesterday, but they also have healing properties. According to them, every colour in the light spectrum vibrates at a different frequency: The faster the vibration, the warmer the colour and the slower the vibration, the cooler the colour. For instance, red is a warm colour, while blue is cool. This is not a new-fangled theory, but one that has been practiced as far back in time as the Egyptian civilization. In ancient Egypt, people often immersed themselves in vats of coloured pigment as a curative measure. In ancient times, there were great halls with coloured glass panels or windows where people would stand and be bathed in the light that filtered in.
I would after yesterday experience tend to agree. All those colours did have a wonderful healing effect on my mind. And then my thoughts go to a colourless world. To a world of black and white: How dismal it would be to have only blacks and whites around. I do remember those days a few years ago when we had only black and white, TV sets. I do remember when we had only black and white photographs. But today, it is a colourful world. And we should be happy for it.
We Asians are a colourful people in our dressing, compared to the west, who still love their greys, blacks and whites. But let us remain so, a people, who love colour, and enjoy colour.
I will go back tonight to watch the dancing. There is a colour theme, I believe, and tonight’s colour is yellow: A colour, I believe, which stimulates the intellect and has a generally cheering effect. So let me get my intellect stimulated tonight and also become a lot more cheerful. A toast, to colourful us..!