I always start by referring to this quote by physicist, David Bohm when explaining the power of using colored light as a treatment medium:
“Light is energy and it is information. It is content, form and structure.
It is the potential for everything. Therefore, when you deal with light,
you come to the fundamental activity in which existence has it’s ground.”
David Bohm, Theoretical Physicist
Bohm has described light’s role perfectly. Light, and it’s “children,” the colors, are the fundamental building blocks of our existence. We are made of light and we are swimming in light! For this reason, it makes perfect sense to use light as a therapeutic medium.
I explore this topic extensively in my book, Energy Psychology Using Light and Color. In this blog post, I’ll summarize highlights from that discussion, and throw in a few additional research findings. Perhaps, you find it difficult to imagine that a tiny bit of colored light applied to points on the skin could ease physical pain and tension, support the body in its recovery from various illnesses, improve our moods and outlook on life, stimulate dreaming, deepen our connection to inner guidance and so much more. Hopefully, the evidence I’m about to describe, coming from scientific research and clinical observations, will help you appreciate light’s amazing potential to support the healing of body and mind.