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Colour me red

Alternate healer Kajal Karia tells Prema K how this hue almost led a couple to divorce.

india Updated: Feb 27, 2009 20:17 IST
Prema K
Prema K
Hindustan Times

This happened two years ago. Avinash Rai (name changed) came for a tarot reading. He was unhappy with his marriage to his childhood sweetheart Sadhna. They were married for 14 years and had a lovely nine-year-old son.

During the tarot session, I discovered he loved his wife a lot and couldn’t understand why they were constantly fighting at home. They were contemplating divorce. But things were okay when they went on a holiday. He had built his new home for his wife, around two years ago.

Before consulting me, he told me that he had done a Vaastu Shanti puja in his house, and had approached astrologers too. They assured him that there would be no divorce but his marriage would be a traumatic one.

After moving into his new home, he also faced another problem. He lost control over his eating habits and had put on weight. His tarot cards indicated that the couple loved each other a lot.

I noticed that he picked up a lot of red coloured cards. When I asked him about it, he told me that red was his favourite colour and even used it to do up his new house. Suddenly everything fell into place and I found the solution to his problems.

It was his way of showing his love to his wife because red is the colour of love. Almost all the furniture in his bedroom and kitchen was red. He had even done up his office in red because he loved the colour a lot.

Using my knowledge of colour therapy, I gauged the situation. Our body comprises seven colours of the universe, one of which is red. This is our root chakra.

But if red is not balanced in our lives, it can give rise to excess anger and aggression. It also causes an increase in appetite in the person who is constantly exposed to it.

Simple solution
I gave him a simple piece of advice. I asked him to change the red walls to white and cover the red furniture with white paper. He was surprised that I was offering him such a simple solution.

He admitted that he had performed many pujas at home over the last three months to bring peace and harmony into his home.

I gave him a reassuring smile and asked him to have faith in alternative therapy. He shared this experience with his wife. She called me up and wanted to know a little more about colour therapy.

She made the changes I had suggested. After two weeks, they told me that things were slowly getting back to normal. Avinash had lost quite a bit of weight. They even wanted to redo their house but I asked them to wait for some time.

Later, they repainted their house using the principles of colour therapy. It’s three years now. The couple share a peaceful and harmonious relationship.

First Published: Feb 27, 2009 16:29 IST