Brown is the color of fertility, the Earth, and is reminiscent
of Autumn with the seasonal timing and images of falling leaves, discarded dried
out summer berries, seeds, nut shells, and bark shavings found decaying in the
moist soil and among decomposing wooden logs of the forest. The natural process
of decomposition promotes healthy soil conditions and provides a fertile
environment for future growth. Brown crystals may be used to form an energetic
link that resonates with the natural elements and seasonal cycles, minerals,
crystals, plant and animal kingdoms, and with earth fairies and caretakers.
The color brown is both rich and humble invoking descriptions
ranging from the chocolately richness of cacoa or coffee beans to warm, fertile
handfuls of moist, organic planting soil. The color brown is created by mixing
a palette of colors – red, yellow, and gray. This mixing of colors to create a
new color, Brown, represents the energy and intentions of the individual
blending beautifully with the collective whole. The color brown represents the
call to service and is reflected in some of the clothing associated with specific
service roles/careers in the community. Some examples: a monk’s robe, youth scout
groups, law enforcement and military uniforms. The color brown is one of the
most common colors found in the natural environment. Serving as a cloak of protection
for furry creatures, the coloring of brown fur offers camouflage allowing
animals to blend in with the surrounding landscape.
Just like the blending of colors to make brown, mud is created
when the elements of water and earth combine. Add the elements of controlled fire
and heat and you have the creative and functional use of mud: art and dishes from
the potter’s wheel and bricks to build solid foundations, buildings, and
Brown crystals are wonderful energetic tools supportive for grounding.
The color brown offers thoughts of mud with analogies about finding balance
during periods of transition and transformation. For instance, if the
environment is experiencing extreme weather conditions, too much rain or in a drought
situation, the terrain may become unstable due to an undermining of the soil’s foundation
(mudslides) or the top soil removal (erosion by wind). Acknowledging potential extremes,
brown crystals energetically supports balance in life when dealing with unexpected upheavals or as a result of the long
term accumulation of circumstances.
The color brown supports the energies associated with “down
to earth” practicality and the appropriate usage of available resources. Offering comfort and nurturing energies,
Brown crystals remind us to be gentle, take care of ourselves, and not to
overextend our energies with commitments and resources. Use the color brown for
establishing a “soft place to land,” and to create a calm and home-like environment
that may be helpful in reducing the feelings of stress, anxiety, and
nervousness. Let the color brown be a reminder to recharge and reinforce your
personal connection to the earth and renew the intentions of balanced abundance
and well-being in life.
Excessive mud is a warning of getting stuck and bogged down
in particular areas of your life. What are you symbolically carrying forward? Think
of the temporarily heavy weight of mud clinging to the bottom of your shoes?
Wipe or knock the mud off your shoes and keep moving through it. Stay grounded
as you trek and avoid the potential slip slide down the slick muddy path of
Brown is also the color of confusion, unclear of opinions, as
if you can’t see the entire situation due to muddy, murky information and
fluid boundaries that have appeared as part of the path you must navigate.
Perhaps a mudslide has completely altered the terrain resulting in a new homestead
and environmental reality. It takes strength and courage to face discouraging
circumstances, perceived fears, and the muddy places in our energy fields. Dig deep, ground down, and keep moving through IT. Use
brown crystals to support the understanding of divine timing and the powerful
forces of nature. Trust that you are
supported energetically by the earth and the resources necessary to support you
in a caring, loving, protective manner.
In healing, the color brown may be used to stimulate the
appetite and support a “back to basics” sensible approach to life style changes.