Imagine a world without colour, it’s almost impossible to find that image, and who would want to...?
Depression takes us the closest to perceiving it.
The paintbrush of Creation’s colour is the palette of life we take for granted every day. Think of those trips into work by car, train or bus, and how the colours fade to grey as our minds begin to be consumed by work.
Yet colour gives meaning to our lives. We express it in our clothes. Colour creates life in a dreary house. It is the countryside in full bloom and the blue sky ushering in a sunny day.
We look up into that deep blue, and its colour washes us from the mundane to sublime euphoria.
Oh how we Love a rainbow!
How many people have you walked past and felt immediately uplifted by the colour they were wearing? I always wear colourful clothes, I notice the joy it brings to me and others.
Those of us in the laughter profession express our infinite joy in life through colour. Clowns do the same - just imagine if they wore grey suits (some do, hahha)! Colour uplifts us.
Lets think of the rainbow and the light spectrum when refracted by water, suddenly we see natures colours. I wonder, what is the colour of Joy?
Well, according to colour wheel specialists, here are some ideas on the meaning of colours.
Red is the colour of Passion, and is associated with energy, strength, power, determination as well as desire, and love.
Orange is the colour of JOY, and combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation.
Yellow is the colour of happiness, and is associated with lightheartedness, sunshine, the intellect, and energy.
Green is the colour of nature. It symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility. Green also has a strong emotional correspondence with safety. Green also symbolizes love, and is the colour of the Heart Chakra.
Blue is the colour communication, and is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven.
Purple is the colour of spirituality and royalty. It combines the stability of blue and the energy of red. Purple symbolizes creativity and magic, power, nobility, luxury, and ambition. It conveys wealth and extravagance. Purple is associated with wisdom, dignity and independence.
White is associated with light, healing, goodness, Holyness, innocence and purity. It is considered to be the colour of perfection.
Black is associated with power, elegance, formality and mystery.
Pink is the colour of LOVE, and is associated with health, gentleness and the feminine.
Colour and JOY
There was a story of a Clown who travelled to Thailand. She found herself in a HIV clinic with patients who were dying. She used her squeaky nose, her melodic flute, colourful ribbons, laughter, smile, giggles and colourful / magical presence to bring joy to everyone. They all smiled. After a while, she went out onto the landing, and saw a child between two parents. She noticed they were not responding to her juggling and merriment. She came to the child and then suddenly realised the people were blind. So she took out her melodic flute and gently reached out to the child’s hand. She allowed the child to push the metal trombone like metal piece up and down, which changed the sound of the flute. The little child suddenly became excited and started clapping with delight. It turned out through hearing sound she was able to see colour.
That was the moment the clown saw the Colour of Joy through Love.
What colours do YOU wear and
surround yourself with? How are
they affecting you and your life?
What colours can you include
from now on to create more
harmony and joy in YOUR life?
......... May YOUR life be filled with the colours of JOY and Love.