Colour Your Day


I share LOTS of self healing tools in my memoir  “Watching the Daisies”

This is one of my favourites:

I ALWAYS begin my day with a colour visualisation; I have done so for many years and I find it helps me stay centred through the good times and the not so good.

I begin by closing my eyes and sitting or lying with my spine straight.

I make sure I will not be disturbed by other people, pets, telephones….

I focus on my breathe and take note of how my body is feeling.

Once I feel settled and quiet, I begin to visualise a beautiful, coloured, healing light above my head or crown chakra – the first colour that pops into my mind is the one that is right for me on that particular day.  (Sometimes I need more than one colour)

I imagine the light moving through every cell in my head, my neck, my shoulders, arms, hands, my back and spine, my abdomen, my legs and feet before it travels on into Mother Earth.

I imagine the energy of Mother Earth travelling up to meet the light in my body, mixing with it, then travelling outwards to fill a giant egg shape around me (my aura).

Finally, I note how I feel before I gently open my eyes, reflect on what transpired, and slowly and gently face a new day.


Each colour has a significance for healing:  

  • Red brings courage,
  • Orange lifts my spirits if I am feeling low,
  • Yellow sharpens the mind when I am called to write or do brain work,
  • Green brings me balance if I cannot get out into Nature,
  • Blue aids communication and creativity,
  • Purple brings serenity if I am feeling overwhelmed,
  • White light contains all the colours of the rainbow and is a great multi tasker,
  • Silver acts like a mirror to aid self awareness,
  • Gold brings compassionate wisdom, something to aspire to!


Wishing you all many happy days filled with the joy of colour.

Brigid P. Gallagher is a retired natural medicines therapist, passionate organic gardener and author of “Watching the Daisies- Life lessons on the Importance of Slow,” a holistic memoir dedicated to the art of mindfulness and healing from debilitating illness.


  1. I’m going to try this tomorrow morning, I’ll be curious to see what color I see! Thank you for sharing this. I listen to guided meditations when I go to bed at night and sometimes chakra clearings. I have a book about chakras but I haven’t read very much…I’m on vacation this week so maybe I’ll be able to spend more time with it! xo

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  2. I had a good friend who was color blind and the flowers he loved the most were the Japanese Lanterns of autumn. Although he couldn’t see the bright orange and greens, he loved the shape. I really appreciate being surrounded by color and a brightness would go from my life if it were not there. And it’s free!

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  3. you have such power in that ability to visualise. my thoughts are frequently in chaos and tears fall easily when I cant focus. I am going to take some of your advice here my dear. and try that. thank you for sharing this.

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  4. Hey Brigid, Question are you rescheduling as opposed to reblog, repost ? Just asking as sometime when I reblog or repost – readers don’t get as far as the original post.

    Anyway, I was nice to re-read this and be reminded of this the colours and their impact. Great photos as well.

    Blogging is great, but our post get lost so quickly as we create a new post, and I think it really worth while reposting . It is like when I re-read a book I love or chapter I love when I need reminding.

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  5. Beautiful white poppy Brigid! I start my day with prayer– in some ways the same as you. Thank God for all he’s given me int he past day and ask his help for people I love. It’s always good. Blessings. xo

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  6. Beautiful, Brigid – I love your color meditation. ❤ Funny, I just did a women's peace and forgiveness group, and our focus was on pausing, observing and listening within. I so appreciate you and send you lots of (multi-colored 🙂 ) Light. ~Debbie

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  7. Hello! Beautiful post! What a wonderful technique––color visualization. I’m very affected by colors. The list of colors and their healing powers is very helpful. Thank you. The pictures are gorgeous too. 😀

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