The Intersection of Energy and Color

Jennifer McDaniel - June 30, 2020
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This post is written by our contributing writer, Amy Daniels.

The great artist and poet Khalil Gibran wrote “Let me, O let me bathe my soul in colours; let me swallow the sunset and drink the rainbow.”

Merriam Webster describes color as a phenomenon of light. We can then assume that light is energy and thus color exists in energy. Color is provocative and mysterious. Let us turn our attention towards a symbol of color that Gibran eluded to in his writing. The sun. The sun is a system that sustains and unites life for the entire planet. Yellow is one of the brightest and most vibrant colors in the spectrum that dictates other sources of energy like life and growth.

Color has power.

Color has meaning.

Color has influence.

Consider two very ordinary colors like black and white. Arbitrary in nature, but someone thought enough to choose those two colors to help create another source of energy. The piano. The keys on a piano are black and white. When the keys are struck, they produce melody and sounds that are soothing melancholy relaxing and sensual. Music causes inspiration and quite simply musing. In the span of a moment those black and white keys create moods and memories from times past and creates anticipation of things to come.


Can you feel that energy?

Couldn’t you just live in that moment?


When color and energy meet it is quite a powerful sensation. That experience with color and energy will leave an indelible impression on your journey. We need energy and it comes from color.  There is plenty of color on the planet to choose from. There is plenty of color on the planet to help guide the trajectory of your emotions and meanings to aid in balance.

Let us continue this discussion with the assorted and vibrant colors of the rainbow. A myriad of hue and harmony. Who would have ever thought that beautiful standalone color could come together with such ease and in such a noncompetitive manner? The rainbow also stands as a symbol and as a lesson that strength never has to cower. Strength, your strength, should elevate another person.  Much like light and energy elevate the colors of the rainbow your strength should always compliment another person. Oh,  the lessons we can learn from color and from the energy that color manifests!


There are seven colors in the rainbow and defines each color as:

  1. Red is a warm color. Red means having vitality, passion, grounding, and security.


  1. Orange has a portion of red and yellow in it. This dynamic color signifies practicality, creativity, and personality.


  1. Yellow represents the sun. Yellow brings wisdom, personal power, clarity, determination, and energy.


  1. Green is the point of balance in the rainbow and represents balance, love, growth, perfect health, and abundance.


  1. Blue is the color of the sky and ocean. It is a calm color that brings peace. It represent higher spirituality, communication, devotion, and freedom.


  1. Indigo promotes increased levels of consciousness, higher spirituality, intuition, and enlightenment.


  1. Violet as it is a blend of red and blue, it promotes higher levels of enlightenment.


 Let us now put these colors and the energy they illuminate into perspective. If you are a businesswoman getting ready for a presentation at your office remember that people see you first before they hear you speak. The most important thing then is presentation of self. What colors would you pick for the day when you know you have a business presentation for your company?  We usually automatically remember to look neat and well put together. That is usually a given because you want to project preparedness.

But what colors should you choose to combine with your Outfit Of The Day (OOTD)? Depending on your presentation and your audience pick colors that are harmonious and that provoke the energy you would like your audience to experience with you and your presentation. For example, if your presentation concerns investing money your best choice of colors would be Blue and Green. A nice blue suit says let us have a conversation and a nice green blouse says a conversation about money and how to continue to grow money. Simple right! Exactly. It does not have to be hard. Your accessories should never overshadow your overall look in this example, but they should complement a winning personality.

Never take color choice for granted. Color is energy. Color helps to project the energy surrounding you and the energy from inside of you. Now when you look at color you can see the energy it brings to you and those with whom you interact with. Therefore, do not forget to wrap yourself your thought and wrap your soul in colors that represents the energy you wish to exhibit as your best life


Amy Daniels has always enjoyed writing since her first writings of poetry in 1992. Her greatest influences have been Toni Morrison Kahlil Gibran and Dr. Maya Angelou.  As a young woman she would find solace in thought and meaning of words.  Words have power and her ideas around words are to use them responsibly.  Amy has two published books which include The Absence Of Gray a book of poetry and a novel titled A Circular Notion.  

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Jennifer McDaniel

Jennifer McDaniel is a well being strategist, ICF accredited professional coach. She has 25+ years of experience as a professional speaker, corporate trainer and a learning development leader in the beauty, health and wellness space.

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