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Colour and the Butterfly

The spectral colour range (the colours we see—'(the distribution of light energy versus wavelength) interacting in the eye with the spectral sensitivities of the light receptors' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color]) ranges from infrared to ultraviolet; in other words, red to white. Our choice of pink as a background is meant to be seen as a parenthesis around the full colour spectrum. The colour spectrum reflects the colours of the chakras (see below).

The butterfly represents a spirit of freedom, a lightness of being and the joy that these two feelings bring to life. This concept of lightness is both weightlessness or 'burdenlessness' and the clarity brought about by the light of consciousness.

The butterfly and colour pink combined signify our potential for joy.

The Colour Spectrum & The Chakras

According to Eastern philosophy there is a kind of energy pole centred along the spinal cord. This pole is referred to as the 'Kundalini'. Each section of the Kundalini is represented by a different colour and these sections are known as 'Chakras'. Each coloured chakra has its own meaning and purpose. The Hindus believe that each chakra is important for the wellbeing of the individual.

First chakra Red The root chakra (located in the pelvic area)
Second chakra Orange The sacral chakra (found below the stomach)
Third chakra Yellow The solar plexus
The fourth chakra Green The heart chakra
Fifth chakra Blue The throat chakra
Sixth chakra Indigo The third eye or brow
Seventh chakra Violet The crown of the head

The summit of the chakras is said to be represented by white—pure, clean, vibrant white, as dazzling as snow, as bright as light. This youthful exuberant light is the symbol of spiritual awareness in its ultimate form.

Download the chakra chart for more details (PDF 86 KB).