Autumn Colors

 

The Colors Of Fall

Fall has its own set of colors that fill our senses along with the smell of cool air and the sight of falling leaves.

It is a season that inspires us to turn within ourselves as we prepare for the darkness of winter and the task of keeping the flame burning bright.  We tender the light so that we may make it through the dark, long nights and find our way back into the growing light of spring.

My Own Color Therapy

Colors of autumn tend to be red, yellow and gold, orange and brown. Warm colors that wrap around us and comfort us during the cooler days and nights.  I find the colors of fall begin to exert their influence on me as the temperatures fall.

When I lived in Germany, where cool temperatures in fall are prominent, I noticed my blue sweaters didn't feel right on me in October. I had an urge to wrap myself in the rich colors of the earth as I moved through grey days and cold nights. It was as if I needed to apply my own color therapy so I could settle into my autumnal surroundings.

When I lived in Northern California, I found myself anticipating the cooler temperatures of fall which come much later in the year than in Germany. It's not until mid-November that the trees start to show their reds and yellows and mornings have that familiar chill.

Color In Fashion

It used to be that fashion dictated when we could wear certain colors. For example, white could not be worn before Easter or after Labor Day. Pastels were not appropriate for fall or winter.

Nowadays, those restrictions seem to have disappeared into archaic dictates of the past. But perhaps there was some deeper meaning? Or was it simply a fashion style?

 
Designers want me to dress like Spring, in billowy things.
I don’t feel like Spring.
I feel like a warm, red Autumn.
— Marilyn Monroe
 

Do you find you sometimes need to shift the colors you are wearing based on the season?

Holiday Colors

The holidays of fall have their own colors. Halloween emphasizes the colors orange and black and this is seen in the many pumpkins and gourds. 

Thanksgiving colors are rich with the red of cranberries, the orange of pumpkin pies, the brown finish on our rolls and turkey skins and the yellow of our butternut squash.

Traditional colors for Christmas are the ripe red of holly berries and the primary green of our Christmas trees. 

As we move through the seasons, take a moment to notice if they have an affect on you.

Use Of TRT® During The Seasons

You can combine your use of The Radiance Technique® (TRT®) and your awareness of colors and how they might influence you. As you purchase clothing, you can use your TRT® hands-on to connect with a fabric or color, for example, in Front Position #1 or Head Position #1. 

You can also apply your TRT® hands-on when you are in nature and observe the colors around you, whatever the season. It is particularly helpful for being in the moment of what is happening and sensing your interaction with it. 

Are you seeing the vibration that is within the colors? Placing a hand in your heart is helpful to expand your vision on all levels.

What Is Your Favorite Color?

I used to say I have a favorite color. Now, I've come to realize that my preference is whatever color is there in the moment, depending on the season. 

Do you have favorite shades and hues that reflect the season you're in?