Old traumas stored in the body as cellular memory may be sensed as a color, or look like shapes or images especially if the trauma was experienced prior to the development of language. Cellular memories may also be generated vicariously (e.g., observing abuse of others). (Pert, Candace, PhD. Molecules of Emotion (audio cassettes) NY: Sound Ideas, 1997)

The pain of the woman’s childhood is imprinted on her cells. Until and unless she deals with her past, her feelings will tend to be out of proportion to the events that trigger them. (Roth, Geneen. When Food is Love. NY: Penguin Group, 1991, 1992, p 157)