Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Orange to Your Emotional Rescue




The color energy of orange has appealed to me, since early childhood. I lived on the east coast then, and the orange zinnias, marigolds, and tea roses in our garden warmed my heart.

Sunsets, Monarch butterflies, amber and orange calcite crystals, and yummy tasting foods including sweet potatoes continue to bring pleasure and are nourishment for body and spirit. 

This post has been updated 8/5/2020


In kindergarten, at my classroom easel, I discovered how to mix red and yellow paints to make orange. In artistic play, I felt the fiery heat of red and the lively cheerfulness of yellow combine and make orange.

Orange is associated with joy, warmth, energy, enthusiasm, creativity, success, encouragement, change, determination, emotional and physical healing, fun, and enjoyment. 
How do you react to it and how does seeing or thinking of orange make you feel?
Certain deep shades of orange like rust, a red-orange-brown color that resembles iron oxide, helps me feel grounded and protected. The color orange comforts me, when I’m feeling especially vulnerable.
In the past, when my dreams have included bright orange, it has given me an emotional lift. I have also noticed I instinctively don a bright orange blouse, if I’m anxious about being in a social situation. 

Orange energy is available, whenever you need extra fortification to meet and greet new people. 

Get some practice wearing orange, eating orange fruits and veggies, and decorating with touches of orange as a part of your self-care routine.
Orange generally attracts those who are fun-loving and sociable or those who wish to be more outgoing. People sometimes wear bright orange to attract attention. 

A friendly attitude is one reason I gravitate to those wearing orange. Perhaps another is that being with these lively folks helps me feel good.

A little bit of orange goes a long way. Orange paint as an accent color adds an invigorating touch to any room that is dark, by energizing the area. 
Another way colors aid is that often a food craving points out a nutritional or emotional need. 
One example is that when my body craves cantaloupe, I make it a point to eat a serving of this delicious orange melon, a good of Vitamin A and C.




What orange fruits and veggies are favorites for you? Do you enjoy eating oranges, sweet potatoes, carrots, tangerines, and butternut squash? 
Here's a post that suggests you eat orange fruits and veggies each day. Eat the rainbow, and include orange, as it's an important element in a healthy eating plan.
Trust your intuition. Color enjoyment and usage is subjective and culturally influenced. Here in the U.S. orange is often associated with Halloween pumpkins and autumn leaves. In other cultures, using it can suggest spirituality, royalty, mourning, courage, and good health.
Colors bypass reason and affect you at the cellular level. Pick those shades that appeal to you. Consider reflecting about members of the orange family like peach, apricot, bright orange, amber, fire maple, and rust.
Close your eyes and envision pleasing shades of orange as “helpers.” Time spent reflecting may be a simple, sensory way for you connect with your emotions and thoughts. 
Note: Colors that resonate with you one day may not be ones you need or enjoy another day. Be mindful of your choices and use what you like and leave the rest.
Want to learn more ways to use orange color energy to balance emotions? Focus on orange, the color of the Sacral Chakra. Let its Sacral Chakra Energy Balance Emotions, Creativity, and Sensuality. 



Please take a moment to comment below.
What’s your favorite shade of orange? Why?
When or where do you use orange to help you?
If you have an aversion to orange, do you understand why? Explain.

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16 comments:

  1. I've been adding more orange into my life as I'm pretty sure my sacral chakra is blocked. Two different reiki sessions both said so! Luckily, this time of year there are peaches! Plus orange t-shirts purchased and even some orange earrings. I've never been an orange fan, like you... blue has always been my go-to color. But, it was nice to see your write up on orange today. #MLSTL

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    1. Thanks Pat for your comment and appreciate your willingness to use more orange. Have a sunny, colorful day.

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  2. I certainly respond well to a beautiful sunset and I love shades of peach, but I have never thought of orange as an emotionally soothing color. I will pay more attention to how I respond in the future. Blue is typically my 'feel good' color, both in nature and in my wardrobe. First time visitor from #MLSTL Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Adore a colorful sunset Suzanne and feel a connection to others on the planet when I see one. Thanks for visiting me from #MLSTL and glad you joined in!

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  3. I always associate orange with Autumn - one of my favourite times of the year. It's not a colour I wear or have in the home, but I do appreciate its warmth and vibrancy. I also associate with Deb from Deb's World because she loves it and often wears orange in her photos. #MLSTL

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    1. Isn't it neat when a color reminds us of someone special? Thanks Leanne for you comment and hosting #MLSTL. Have a colorful day.

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  4. Hi Nancy, I had a flashback to my primary years when you mentioned mixing colors and fingerpainting. :) Orange is a color that I haven't used a lot in design or wardrobe in the past, but will give it more consideration after reading about it's benefits. I do love a beautiful sunset! Shared on SM. #MLSTL

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    1. Thanks Candi for the comment and social media support. Agree about the sunset and glad my post got you thinking. Be well and have a colorful day!

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  5. I love a bright orange. As for orange foods, I like cantaloupe, oranges, and sweet potato fries. And of course, there are few things as beautiful as an orange sunset.

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    1. Ah yes, sweet potato fries. Wishing you a lovely day Christie and many orange sunsets along the way.

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  6. I absolutely love orange - it's my favorite colour. I wear orange all the time, love the smell and the bright sunny colour. Thanks for this interesting post about orange and I tend to agree with your thoughts. #mlstl

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    1. Thanks for the visit Deb. Noticed you are an orange devotee. How about my blog colors? You might guess I love it too. Nice visiting with you at #MLSTL and have a colorful day.

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  7. Hi Nancy, I know Debbie Harris will love this post as her favourite colour is Orange. I love the colour too because it is bright and happy. thanks for sharing at #MLSTL and have a beautiful day full of colour and happiness.

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    1. Your comment is sweet Sue, and I appreciate connecting with you at #MLSTL. Thanks for hosting and have a colorful day!

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  8. I have never really been attracted to the color orange by itself, not sure why. However, I do love the orange sunsets over the desert or a body of water. I also like orange in southwestern patterns and tribal patterns. Thanks for posting, pinned.

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    1. Thanks Joyce for your comment and social media support. Have a wonderful day and stay safe and well!

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