The Bitterness and Sweetness of Olive Green By Mike Booth

Colour is a universal language which can help us in the process of individuation and self-realisation. Aura-Soma® works with the spectrum of visible colour as well as the information encoded in the sequence of colour combinations.  

As Rudolph Steiner said: 

‘Colour is the soul element of nature and of the whole cosmos, and we have a share in this soul element when we experience colour.’

Aura-Soma appeals to many people throughout the world, regardless of race or religion, because of the inherent simplicity of colour. Yet as we begin to understand the complexity of colour, those of us who are compelled to look deeper can find the exploration extremely satisfying.

Olive Green

The colour olive reminds us that as we let go of the bitterness of the past, we may find sweetness of spirit. Much like the olive tree that bears fruit that is bitter when first picked, it needs to go through a process of soaking and marinating with just the right amount of salt to turn its bitterness into something sweet and edible. This hope and optimism for ‘sweetness’ is contained in olive. 

From an Aura-Soma perspective, olive expresses the feminine aspect of ourselves – the female leadership of the heart. It is in our heart that we may find trust in our intuition, which in turn is guided by our awareness (green) and clarity (yellow) which come together as olive green. 

Olive also reminds us of the joy of finding our own space and making space for ourselves. 

Our Aura-Soma Olive Green Pomander encourages feminine, heart-centred leadership, enhancing our ability to stand up for our truth. It may also help to bring clarity to our path when we are at a crossroads or in the process of decision making. Perhaps opening a way for us to find a new space, to let go, especially if we are feeling strong emotions such as jealousy or envy; bringing wisdom into the heart, releasing fear, to help us find our own way. 

How to Benefit from Colour

Aura-Soma engages us at our sense doors. Whilst it is intriguing to look at the colours and colour combinations to see which ones call to us, it is far more effective to actually use the various Equilibrium bottles, Pomanders. Quintessences, ArchAngeloi and Colour Essences. In doing so, experiencing the liquids and aromas can bring rapid personal growth, balance and support in our journey toward ourselves. 

Steiner explains this living experience as such: 

‘We must bring to life what is in the colour, not by practicing colour symbolism, which is the worst possible thing, but by actually discovering what is in colour, in the same way as the power of laughter is in someone who laughs. … The essential thing is to know how to open our souls to what speaks to us out of colour.’ 

Mike Booth is the principle of Aura-Soma Academy and chairman of Aura-Soma Products Ltd

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Mike Booth

Mike Booth is the principal of Aura-Soma Academy and chairman of Aura-Soma Products Ltd.

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