While sitting and meditating upon how I’m going to pull off writing on this subject of Reiki and its relationship to fashion and style, my first thoughts were “maybe I should skip this one.” But not wanting to be defeated by my own fears, and quite frankly a lack of knowledge in regards to fashion, I meditated a bit longer and it did come to me that I have learned through being a Reiki Master/Teacher, that “everything is energy.” Once in tune with this statement, I for the first time ever visualized fashion as energy. This allowed me to discover my style while either teaching or just providing Reiki sessions to clients. Looking back at almost every instance during these events, I have almost always remained in the same realm of dress, a neat, professional, soft, earthy colored, low key and comfortable series of clothing always with greens, blues, and browns. Knowing now that at the time of these events, I was not choosing my clothing, the universal life force energy was choosing them for me.
I’ve already learned by myself that being comfortable as a practitioner is of the utmost priority; you want to be able to move around a Reiki table without restriction. But I did never in fact pay attention to colors as I would always go with the flow of what was available at my reach in the closet or did I? The energy within me seems to always go for earthy comfortable colors, even without thought.
Some of my favorite colors and some of their effects:
Green :: BALANCE, LOVE, SELF CONTROL
Helps relax muscles, nerves, and thoughts. Cleanses and balances our energy, to give a feeling of renewal, peace and harmony. Green connects us to unconditional love and is used for balancing our whole being.
Blue :: KNOWLEDGE, HEALTH, DECISIVENESS
This is a mentally-relaxing color. Blue has a pacifying effect on the nervous system and brings great relaxation. Ideal for sleep problems. Connects us to holistic thought, and gives us wisdom and clarity enhancing communication and speech.
Indigo :: INTUITION, MYSTICISM, UNDERSTANDING
The indigo energy connects us to our unconscious self, and gives us the experience of being part of the whole universe. Strengthens intuition, imagination, psychic powers.
Brown :: PHYSICAL COMFORT, SIMPLICITY
Brown is friendly and approachable. It is loyal, trustworthy and dependable in a practical and realistic way. In color psychology, brown is honest, genuine and sincere. It relates to the hardworking, the industrious and reliable, with both feet planted firmly on the ground. It is sensual, sensitive and warm, engulfing one in a feeling of calmness and comfort.
So without actually thinking about purchasing or wearing these colors consistently during Reiki work, the universe has chosen for me the necessary colors that will compliment and not hinder a transfer of healing energy.