Most of the time when we talk about a rainbow, or draw one, we think of it in terms of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple. Right? But, we were all taught in school the acronym ROY G BIV because a rainbow consists of seven color spectrums rather than six.
Why is it that we combine indigo and violet together into one purple category?
Truthfully, I have no idea. But, I do find it interesting when that question is asked in the context of the chakras. Each of the seven primary chakras corresponds to a color of the rainbow.
7th chakra – violet
6th chakra – indigo
5th chakra – blue
4th chakra – green
3rd chakra – yellow
2nd chakra – orange
1st chakra – red
Understanding this, you can see that by reducing the last two colors of the rainbow to “purple” means that you would have to combine the energies of the 6th and 7th chakras. The 6th chakra is the third eye and it symbolizes intuition as well as thinking and the intellect. The 7th chakra is the crown and it symbolizes your connection to Source.
An overwhelming cultural theme to combine these two energies into one speaks to the fact that many of us are confused about our connection to Source energy. We have a very intellectual approach to understanding God. We think that we have to intellectually understand our spiritual connection in order for us to have one.
This is not true at all. Our intellect is a separate energy from our connection with Source energy. If we can learn to once again honor the difference between indigo and violet perhaps we will be able to pull these two energies apart.
Your intuition gives you insight into your connection with Source, but it is not the connection itself. Those are two separate things. One is the communication received and the thoughts that you form around that information and the other is your actual divine connection which just is without the need for thought.
As a collective we are very stuck in the indigo energy. We are all in our heads. We know it is important to drop down into our hearts and our bodies, but we also need to remember to stretch up into our connection with the divine. We need to develop a stronger violet energy. We need to honor the violet energy in our lives.
In what ways are you living a purple life? Are you stuck in your mind and intellectualizing your spiritual life? Meditate on the difference between the energy of the indigo and the energy of the violet. Open your crown chakra and connect to Source.