The 12 Colour Slow Release Reiki Pill

Article by Isabela do Val Santana

Since coming across the 12 colour meditation by Mary Derr on Alains’s Herriott’s book Supercharging Quantum Touch, I was inspired to use it within my Reiki practice for both myself and my Reiki clients. I have already been using colours with my Reiki channelling and chakra balancing work, but the moment I learnt this simple yet powerful meditation technique, I instantly visualised it as a perfect, compact slow release Reiki healing pill, slowly and continuously releasing Reiki and enhancing the fundamental colours present in every healthy cell in our body as well as mind and spirit.

Before getting on to the Reiki pill technique itself, let me first go through the 12 colours and their healing benefits. According to Mary Derr, there is a fundamental group of colours in healthy cells that indicates the body’s overall health and well-being. She studied in -uterine babies and noticed that a healthy baby has 12 colours or vibrations associated with its entire body and they are present in each and every cell. She noticed that as long as these colours were bright and even the babies were healthy and when under stressful experiences or toxic environment in the womb, these colours where affected. She extended her studies to people of all ages and concluded that these fundamental colours were also affected and in disharmony in people experiencing stress and health problems. To restore the harmony and brightness of these colours and maintain the balance of our physical and emotional bodies, she developed de 12 colour meditation. Whereas I am not going to go into details of how to do the 12 colour meditation here, I will briefly expand on the principles and colours as they are the basis for the technique for the 12 colour slow release Reiki pill.

Image by OliBac

Also known as the Mind-Body-Spirit Integration Meditation, the 12 color meditation, simply and powerfully balances our mind, body and spirit simultaneously. The 12 colours are divided into inner and outer colours. Each color surrounds the next in layers and each layer is linked and works in harmony with each other. They are:

Inner Colours

– Expand from the center to fill all space within your body and just beyond the skin in this order:

White – core life force energy. If there is no white, there is no life.

Violet – Spirit. Intuition, link to the source of all life.

Indigo – Facilitates communication between spirit and body via the senses. Inner awareness of the physical body, link between physical and spiritual realms.

Metallic copper – Governs the neurological and cardiovascular systems.

Metallic silver – Governs bones, teeth , tendons, muscles, cartilages and nails.

Metallic gold – Governs the functions of all the organs, glands, soft tissues, skin, hair, eyes.

Outer Colours

– Like a sea of colour, they flow from outside the body into its center, filling it and enveloping it in layers in this order:

Yellow – Holds the vibration of internal alignment with that which brings you the deepest sense of wellbeing. Spiritual integrity helps maintain the desire to live.

Emerald Green – Supports the emotional body in matters of self-love, self-worth and self-esteem.

Cyan – helps you speak your deepest truth, aligns your thoughts with your heart.

Safire Blue – link between brain and mind, creative thinking, ideas, spontaneity.

Magenta – compassion, universal love.

Mother of Pearl – outermost field of the body, protective field.

The preparation of the 12 colour of slow release Reiki pill is just as simple as the meditation:

  1. Visualise a small Reiki pill, filled with unlimited, self generating amounts of Reiki.
  2. Just as you would visualise the colours filling your body in the meditation, first visualise the 6 inner colours beaming from the center of the pill and filling all the space inside it and then creating a layer of each colour from the center of the pill to its edge, one at a time in the following order: white, violet, indigo, metallic copper, metallic, silver, metallic gold.
  3. Do the same for the outer colour, changing the direction of the colours from the outside into the center of the pill, like an ocean, filling it and enveloping it layer by layer with the outer colours in the following order: yellow, emerald green, cyan, safire blue, magenta and mother of pearl.
  4. Once all 12 colours are placed and evenly bright, insert Reiki symbols inside it, if you feel inclined to do so. You can insert whichever symbol you are drawn to at the time, and as many as you are guided to.
  5. Ask your Reiki guides and masters your work with, and the Universe to charge the pill with infinite amounts of Reiki and for it to release continuously and gradually in just the right amount for the receiver’s highest good for the next 24 hours.
  6. The pill is now ready! It looks very much like the energetic blueprint of a healthy cell. Visualise it descending through the crown of the person into the hara, just below the belly button, where it will slowly release Reiki and boost each and every colour in their body enhancing their blueprint for perfect health.
Picture of energetic blueprint of a cell from Allain Harriott – Supercharging Quantum Touch

This process of visualisation is really quite brief and should take about a minute or so. It gets even quicker as you practice it as the colours come in instantly and promptly after a while. I like to use the slow release Reiki pill at the end of a treatment and distant healing on other people but I also find it invaluable for self healing, and a wonderful way to start the day with a healing meditation which keeps on giving and healing through the day. I find it very beneficial, try it and see what you think!

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Isabela do Val Santana

Isabela do Val Santana

Isabela do Val Santana has been practising reiki since 2000. She is a Reiki Master teacher, Reflexologist, Aromatherapist , private Yoga instructor and Massage Practitioner in Vancouver, Canada. Her passion for complementary and alternative medicine led her to pursue a MSc Complementary Therapy: Bodywork at University of Westminster, London UK, which looked into ways of integrating complementary and alternative therapies into our current orthodox medicine for the greater benefit of public healthcare. Energy medicine is her primary focus and Reiki is part of her daily routine at home, at work and at every opportune moment. Isabela can be reached through her facebook page Reiki Yoga Integrated Bodyworks and email


    • You are welcome cswain. I hope you find this as helpful and healing as I have. It certainly makes a big difference to my day when I do it first thing in the morning. It works wonders in distant healing too! I would love to hear what you experience!

  1. I am also very inspired with the concept of using colours with reiki. Do you have any more information about how I can learn more about this….books, teachers etc. thanks..

    • Hi Roslyn,

      I am glad you are inspired by colours. There’s certainly an infinite amount of information out there about it. A lot of my colour techniques with reiki I learnt from my reiki teachers. There are simple good books that are great to get started and add to your healing practice too such as How to Heal with Color and Supercharging Quantum Touch (you can find both on Amazon), which I mentioned at the start of the article. In the last one you can find the 12 colour meditation which I adapted to the slow release ‘reiki pill’ and lots of other interesting techniques for energy healing too. I hope you try the technique in the article and benefit from it as much as I do!

  2. Guess constant practice of visualisation would bring about perfection soon but one query…any logic to only these 6 colors?Would love to know,sounds interesting..

    • Hi Dalia,
      The picture helps to illustrate the article, but the important aspect of the technique is for you to visualise the 12 colours building in the order and direction described in the article. The first 6 colours from the centre to the edge of the pill and the next 6 colours from the outside of the pill to the centre. The brief description explains each colour’s benefits, but if you want more detailed information on the colours check out the 12 colour meditation technique in the book Supercharging Quantum Touch I mentioned in the article. I hope you enjoy trying this technique in your practice!

  3. I love Reiki , I am certified inUsui Reiki II and I will be opening my business doing that. I do reflexology and acupressure. I have been doing natural cures helping family and friends get better and myself of course. I would only go to natural cures doctors and now I treat myself now. Exercise and diet is very important also and the meditation works wonders for the body, mind and spirtit. this is a great article, thx

    • Thank you Manuel, I am very glad you enjoyed the article. I too work with reflexology and massage therapy and find reiki an invaluable tool on its own and added to other modalities. It is wonderful to be able to help others and yourself with natural cures. I hope this technique adds to your practice! Best wishes to you in your new business!

  4. Wow! It’s good to see the Love and Light of Universe growing in such beautiful ways! It warms my Heart so much. I am glad that what I shared has helped so many people in the World. Thank You Isabela and others for sharing what you experienced and what grew from within you with others. Nameste.

    Mary White Eagle Derr

    • Thank you Isabela! I am simply overwhelmed with what reiki rays has to offer.I look forward to every article.I am even doing a course from them at present and have recommended to all my healer friends.Wonder if reiki rays offers a course on NUMEROLGY as well?

      • Hi Dalia! Reiki is certainly infinite in all its uses and possibilities so it can be overwhelming and exciting! Good luck with your studies and enjoy every step in your reiki journey!

  5. Awesome meditation !! I don’t hv words to explain this power meditation . The moment u start the meditation u can feel the sensation in ur palms n body n as u insert the pill u feel u r in heaven. I am very grateful to u to share this meditation. Thank u very much.

    • I am so happy you like it Pragya! Thank you for letting me know your experience with it. It sounds amazing! I hope you keep enjoying and benefiting from it.

  6. Wow
    I know quantum touch and the 12 colors and the u-nan but never thought to make a energy pill from it…
    What a great idea

    Thank you! I’ll try it

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