The Healing Power of Blue

The Healing Power of Blue

There was a great predominance of blue rays in the light, and that was why it was so wonderful a place for mental recovery…

Stead, W. T.. The Blue Island and Other Spiritualist Writings (Life on Other Worlds Series) (pp. 23-24). Square Circles Publishing. Kindle Edition.


After I read about the blue rays of healing light on the Blue Island, I wanted to do a little more research on the healing qualities of the color blue.

According to, blue has a multitude of healing properties which relate to the mental recovery William T. Stead was talking about (see Blue Island post for more information about him):

Blue is the color of purity and those who enjoy it, carry with them a sense of calmness, peace, serenity, and beauty. This energy is peaceful and soothing. Calming tired nerves, alleviating agony and the pain we suffer from physical stress. It has a pacifying effect over our nervous system and brings us great relaxation.

In using blue, it connects us to a spiritual and higher ground. The nature of blue energy is to connect our beings with the Cosmic Universe, from the interstellar to the cellular. It is associated with flow and communication on every level and is the color most connected to water and sky.

Blue in Healing:  Next to the balancing power of green, blue is the most healing color on the planet.  It is our emotional connection, which helps us on levels of understanding, creativity, empathy, appreciation and acceptance. Blue also is associated with a cool, cleansed, relaxed, calm, hopeful, protected, reassuring, trusting and accepting feeling. It inspires mental control, clarity and creativity. Blue has a direct effect on the autonomic nervous system.


Blue Gemstones

An interesting way to bring blue healing into your life is with the use of gemstones that are blue. From aquamarine to lapis lazuli, these stones carry many different benefits including calm and peace:

Blue-tinted lenses

Since Robin liked to wear blue-tinted lenses, I have provided a link from a reputable vision care insurance company which mentions the benefits of blue lenses as well as many other colors:

God as Blue Light

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

~1 John 1:5

Some scientists have the belief that blue light is God. One such doctor is Dr. Pillai:

Dr. Baskaran Pillai is an international teacher, spiritual leader, humanitarian and scholar-mystic from South India. Dr. Pillai’s mission is to alleviate human pain and suffering in all forms through educational and humanitarian initiatives.

Below, I have provided a link where he gives a brief description of his belief in blue light being God. For example, in the Hindu tradition, the Gods are blue in color. They emanate blue light. In general, he teaches that God can be thought of in terms of light spectrum, and that blue light is especially important when considering God:

Here is a video of Dr. Pillai on YouTube giving a short teaching on the Blue Light:


Blue Meditation

Julian found this great book called Color Healing: An Exhaustive Survey Compiled by Health Research from 21 Works of the Leading Practitioners of Chromotherapy (1999), Reprinted by Health Research.


In this book, there is an article by Roland Hunt called The Seven Keys to Color Healing. I would like to provide some excerpts demonstrating his unique and knowledgeable perspective on healing with the color blue:

Color is a divine force used down the ages in healing on all levels of being. The 7 major glandular centers in the body are keyed to the 7 colors of the spectrum, and the individual’s mental and emotional activities affect the vibrations of these centers, as do the foods eaten…

He also states that the blue ray is sedative, cooling, electric, soporific, and astringent. It controls the throat chakra, the creative power center.

Below, I have provided his color breathing exercise which is like a meditation and then a beautiful affirmation on blue for deeper healing:


In the color breathing for blue, visualize a cloudless bright blue sky of an early summer morning being breathed into the lungs and absorbed by every eager pore in the body, and think of yourself as sailing high aloft above the earth and all the minute activities upon it, absorbed in the consciousness of blue.

Then give the affirmation:

O tranquil ray of sapphire blue, calm thou my mind

In solace new, in solace new,

Quench thou all fevers in coolness new, refreshing dew.

Tone thou my speech, O ray of blue,

And make it true, and make it true.

Help me to learn, O ray of blue

To rest in you, to rest in you.

Help me to learn, O ray of blue,

To speak anew, to speak anew.

Help me to learn, O ray of blue,

To sing in you, to sing in you.  (pg. 80)

After studying all of these different aspects of the healing power of blue, I can truly see why there would be a place in the afterlife where we can go as spirits to heal and renew ourselves before embarking on the next part of our journey.

Deep peace of the color blue to you,