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Colour Therapy with Reiki

Updated: Aug 24, 2022

Reiki & Colour Therapy - Violet, Indigo & Yellow.

Following the completion of my recent Diploma, I wanted to share the key properties of each colour so we can all benefit in our daily lives. What I learnt is very much going to enhance my Reiki Practice, I often see colours during a session and now feel better equipped to understand their true meaning. It is important to keep in mind that all colours are beautiful and if you have an adversity to a colour then it is worth investigating why and where the distance originates from. 

Incorporating the use of colour with Reiki is about achieving a greater understanding of their meanings, affects on our moods & health. If a client has a particular attraction to a certain colour or a colour keeps showing up during treatment then it can help to understand the underlying feelings or issues they could be experiencing. This can be both positive and negative, for example, if they are drawn to yellow & are feeling inspired and happy then it is clear this colour is helping to enhance their feelings of joy and self-acceptance. Remember to look for the positive traits as well as any negative associations with colours by your clients. 

The frequency of each colour is measured in Terahertz which are equivalent to one trillion cycles per second. The wavelength is measured in nanometers, one meter is the same as 1,000,000,000 nanometers and one nanometer is equivalent to ten atoms in a row. Each colour has a complimentary colour and is affectively the second half of a pair.

Violet or Purple

The colour wheel starts with Violet, the main colour of spirituality, self-knowledge and spiritual awareness. It's complimentary colour is Yellow & it is the highest colour on the visible spectrum. Violet is regarded as a cool colour, with a very calming effect and so aids with stress and sleep difficulties. On the flip side it can aggravate people suffering from depression.

In colour & art therapy it aids meditation and treatments & therapies as it reduces mental blocks, ensuring a stronger experience for the recipient. 

Wavelength: 425 to 400 nm & Frequency: 700 to 790 thz

Chakra = Crown

Related organ: Brain

Endocrine Gland: Pineal Gland

Illnesses: Depression, Parkinson's, Schizophrenia, Epilepsy & Dementia

Positive Traits:                                                                                            Negative:

Reverence for Life                                                                                      Belief in being superior

Outstanding performance at work                                                           Ability to flaunt power

Great mental powers                                                                                 Morbid interest in the darker elements of spiritual awakening or awareness

Strong humanitarian beliefs and actions                                                Broken contact with reality

Idealism                                                                                                       No concern for others

Self-sacrifice                                                                                               Fanaticism


Next is Indigo, the colour of intuition and perception and it is great for concentration during meditation and introspection. If you feel drawn to this colour it could mean you desire structure to function fully otherwise you feel off balance. It is linked to people on the autism spectrum, as they function better with structure and organisation in their lives. Using Indigo in the home creates a balanced environment and when incorporated into treatment rooms it  aids those looking to reach further beyond their limits.

Wavelength: 450 to 425 nm & Frequency: 670 to 700, the complimentary colour is Orange

Chakra: Third Eye

Related Organs: Eyes, Lower Head & Sinuses

Endocrine glands: Pituitary gland

Illnesses: Ear Issues, Migraine, Sinus Problems, Visual defects, Glaucoma, Cataracts, Catarrh & Tension Headaches.

Postive:                                                          Negative: 

Highly Intuitive                                              Sense of separateness

Faithful                                                           Fearful

Sense of Unity                                              Intolerant

Fearless                                                        Judgmental

Devotion to duty                                          Inconsiderate

Articulate                                                     Easily depressed

Practical idealists


A warm, stimulating colour of self-worth, self-perception and our we feel others perceive us. It relates to our intellect, ego and self-confidence and is great for study & concentration. Yellow is the first colour after the rebalancing achieved from it's next door neighbour, green.

Complimentary Colour: Violet 

Wavelength: 590 - 570 nm & Frequency: 530 - 510, the complimentary colour is Orange

Chakra: Solar Plexus

Related Organs: Liver, Spleen, Stomach & Small Intestine

Endocrine glands: Pancreas Illnesses: Diabetes, Pancreatitis, Liver Disease, Coeliac, Gall Stones & Peptic Ulcers

Postive:                                                          Negative: 

Broad mindedness                                       Vindictive

Good Humour                                               Requiring flattery

Confidence                                                    Feeling inferior

Wise (noticeably so)                                    Overly analytical           

Logical                                                           Pessimistic

Positive in their approach                          Cowardly

Intellectual                                                    Devious

The majority of the content of this blog is taken from Reiki & Colour Therapy Diploma Course by Libby Seery & Lisa Powers. I would highly recommend this course, a great addition for anyone looking to expand there understanding of colour and art with Reiki. I will cover Orange, Red, Green & Blue in a blog soon. Let me know how colours affect your world & day to day perception of it in the comments below. 

Have a great week,




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