Let’s Clear the Color-Ray Confusion: Main Rays, Primary Rays, Limiting Rays, and More
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When we discuss color-ray theory and Gemstone Therapy Color-Ray Healing, we talk about certain types of color rays. You may have heard these or similar terms before: “main ray,” “primary ray,” and “limiting ray.” But what exactly are these rays, and how are they different?
To be able to answer this question, you first have to understand how we view the spectrums that contain these rays.
If you have heard of these terms before, I invite you to let go of all your previously learned ideas and walk with me through this explanation with new eyes. It has taken me years to figure this out, and I’m confident that now it all makes sense.
Below is an example of a color-ray spectrum. We call it a resident spectrum. Life abounds in spectrums. They’re everywhere from the smallest atom to the largest bone in our body, from the sweetest emotion to the most daring thought.
We can measure the resident spectrum of any organ, tissue, or system of the body. These spectrums can also be tested for a chosen issue or condition, because each is a medley of feelings, memories, and thoughts, which are also comprised of spectrums.
You’ll notice that the above spectrum has varying amounts of color, red being the most deficient. In the spectrum below, indigo is the most deficient. We call the ray present in least amount the primary ray.
What is a Primary Ray?
The primary ray is one of the most important color rays in a spectrum. It’s the ray that attracts things we need, such as nutrients, oxygen, positive feelings, healing applications, and anything else life requires.
The primary ray attracts because the more deficient a color ray is, the more desperately it needs color to replenish itself. The greater its need, the stronger its ability to call in another spectrum to fill that need. Since color rays exist only in spectrums, the primary ray will call in colors arranged into spectrums. These spectrums represent experiences.
The graphic below shows a resident spectrum on the left, with an indigo primary ray. It is calling in an experience spectrum (right) that is rich in indigo ray. This experience spectrum would be curative, because it fills the entire designated area of the spectrum.
Most of our experiences do not fill the spectrum, as illustrated by the graphic below. We need many experiences to learn our lessons, cure our illnesses, and keep our bodies going.
The graphic below shows what a typical experience is like. It nourishes a little, but doesn’t do much to fill the spectrum. Though not curative, it does represent a small step on a person’s healing journey.
Let’s look at a specific example.
Healthy bones have a primary ray of indigo. Weakened bones may also have indigo as a primary ray, but the amount of the color in their resident spectrum (see below left) falls generally to the left of the halfway mark and is considered relatively deficient.
Bones with such a spectrum would call in experiences that are abundant in indigo. (See spectrum below right.) Such experiences would likely involve structure, intuition, dreams, or inner strength, all of which are usually associated with indigo. These experiences help fill the indigo deficiency, and the bones receive the essential nourishment they need to heal.
What is a Limiting Ray?
A limiting ray is the color ray present in greatest abundance in a resident spectrum. However, not all spectrums have limiting rays. Having one color present in an amount far greater than the other colors is not a good thing because it prevents a spectrum with any significant amount of that color from being called in.
In the spectrum pictured below, for example, the limiting ray is orange. Because there is already so much orange, there simply isn’t room for an experience with much orange in it. This is why we call it a limiting ray: it limits the types of experiences a spectrum can call to itself.
What are Secondary Rays?
Secondary rays define the type, nature, and character of the experiences that the primary ray calls in. Secondary rays are neither most deficient or excessive. They comprise the bulk of the spectrum.
In the graphic below, red, yellow, green, blue, and purple are considered secondary rays, even though they vary in their respective amounts.
In Gemstone Color-Ray Therapy, we work with the main ray (the primary ray of the spectrum that encompasses our entire being, which we’ll talk more about in another article), primary ray, secondary rays, and limiting ray. All other terms are vague and imprecise. We apply Spectrum Balancing™ techniques to reduce excessive limiting rays and to nourish the primary ray and secondary rays. This nourishes and evens out the spectrum to invite healthful, enjoyable experiences into a person’s life. Click here to browse our collection of color-ray gemstones.
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