Irlen Syndrome – What Colour are You Resisting and Why?


I have been trying to understand my sensitivity to light and colour from many different angles (most of them scientific) but recently something has led me to think about it all from a more spiritual angle.

As I have been observing my Irlen syndrome symptoms over the last 7 months I have noticed that they correlate with me seeing a predominance of one coloured light in the atmosphere.  And also I seem to be experiencing symptoms in a specific area of my body – different for each coloured light.  So . . . in the summer when the light felt more blue to me, the symptoms were around my head and chest. But if it got stormy and there was a lot of cloud I would see the light as yellow and my symptoms would drop lower in my body and affect my mood. I have continued to study my reaction to coloured light and these are my findings so far:-

Red Light – I feel this in my lower abdomen and it makes me feel stronger in my legs.  I feel more secure and grounded but I can feel hot and agitated.

Orange Light – I feel this in my upper abdomen. It feels like strength and causes me to be more outspoken but I can feel a bit separate from other people

Green Light  – I feel this around my stomach. I struggle with green and I get indigestion and an itchy face.

Yellow Light – I feel this around my heart. I struggle with yellow and I feel down-hearted.

Blue – I feel this around my chest and throat. I can feel like I am all alone in the world.

Indigo – I feel strong and resolute but I can get headaches.

Violet – I feel this around my head. I think more clearly and find it easier to let go to my intuition but I can feel more easily overpowered and have a tendency to be impatient and don’t have much time for anything that doesn’t feel really meaningful.

Self Diagnosis

Based on my findings I can deduce certain things about myself . . .Red – I long to feel grounded and present in myself and love it when I do but maybe you can feel too grounded (stodgy!) and I need to let go of my grounded feeling into other aspects of myself to really feel fully present.  Orange – I am in touch with my creativity but long to collaborate with others more. Green – I struggle to really digest life in all its fullness. Yellow – I struggle to let in self acceptance and acceptance from others. Blue – I like to speak my truth but feel alone in what I have to say. Indigo – I trust my intuition as far I can but struggle to let go to the greater plan sometimes. Violet – I have faith in God but I don’t find living my calling easy!

This theory is obviously loosely based on the chakras but is also completely based on my  own experience.  Some of the areas of the body and colours don’t tally with those of the chakras. I don’t know why certain colours resonate with different areas of my body.

We all have our story to unfold. I just wanted to share my story. What is your story?



About Jennie Williams

Hi. Welcome to my blog. I am flying the flag for highly sensitive people. Don't let others put you down and certainly don't put yourself down for being highly sensitive. Rise up in your power, recognise you gifts and bring them to a world in need of more self aware people. Highly Sensitive People are the intimacy barometers in the world. They are the signposts to soulfulness.
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6 Responses to Irlen Syndrome – What Colour are You Resisting and Why?

  1. Alex says:

    Wow, amazing weblog format! How long have you been blogging for? you make blogging look easy. The entire look of your site is great, let alone the content!

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    • Well thank you! I’ve been blogging for 3 years. This is an old theme that apparently has been retired now! (Twenty Ten) My son who is 10 despairs of my choice! But I love its simplicity. Anyway you have cheered my day and I hope you’re finding the content helpful. My blog has gone on a long journey with me and I do feel now that I am saying just what I need to say 🙂


  2. Bobbie Dougherty says:

    What’s Going down i am new to this, I stumbled upon this I have found It absolutely helpful and it has helped me out loads. I hope to contribute & assist other users like its helped me. Great job.


  3. Eloise Mccann says:

    You actually make it appear so easy along with your presentation however I in finding this matter to be actually something which I think I would by no means understand. It kind of feels too complex and extremely extensive for me. I am having a look ahead on your next post, I’ll try to get the hold of it!


    • Eloise, I am really interested in your response. My experience does feel extensive but I would love to be able to simplify it so that I can help others. I have lived my life up till now just having lots of symptoms I don’t understand. Now I feel I understand them but to help myself I have to work with an awareness of how the light is affecting me on a daily basis. Even then I may still have the symptoms but somehow understanding makes me feel better. I can’t control them but I can accept them. Are you already aware of how light/colour is affecting you or is it just something you find interesting?


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