Mid September 2020 Newsletter

Chaos. Eagles. Nature. Perspective. View this email in your browser
Eagle by Ken Klancnik
Mid-September 2020 Newsletter I’m thinking of all of you as we are buffeted about by the winds of change. I can feel your confusion, pain, exhaustion, and lack of hope. I send blessings to each of you, and want each of you to find refuge in this chaos all around us.   Is everyone still hanging in there? I’ve never seen such chaos. I’ve never seen such a shuffling of people from one spot to another, or so much in the way of natural disasters, or unwarranted violence. We could get into a deep discussion here but I want to stay away from that in this newsletter and just send you this photo by my good friend, Ken Klancnik. It is an amazing eagle who in the photo following this one has caught a huge fish and then flies away with it to the nest. Ken has taken thousands of photos of nature and sends me only his favorites. This one shows an eagle who is about to strike and catch his prey in his talons…..ready to feed his family back at the nest.   I share this photo because as I was thinking the other day, we need to rise above what is happening around us in order to not get dragged down into the confusing, muddied, emotional energy trying to take over our reality right now. Eagles are good at that. They can soar way above the earth and see hundreds of miles. And even at their great height, they can see a small mouse running in the fields below. Wouldn’t it be great to soar up like that, way above what is happening so that perhaps our perspective is wider, deeper, broader and more keen? If we stay mired in the muddied reality we get pulled down into a spiral, not able to see hope or progress but only the messy underbelly of the chaos.   And yet, like this eagle, we must also be able to dip down into reality so we don’t drift totally away from it. We must tangle with it and deal with it, slipping our talons around it, bringing it back to be digested, and use if to fuel our flight upward.   The world of nature can teach us many things and inspire us to be better. When we get into a snarl, we can sometimes find the answer by observing and learning from nature. The eagle teaches us to soar, yet return and use our reality to lift us back up to observer. Seeing the whole picture helps us know how to move forward in the most direct direction in order to find our way out of the chaos that flourishes below us.   What other things have you learned from the world of nature? What clues have you received in order to survive and even thrive in this crazy world? I would love to hear about the wisdoms you have found along the way……… Image by WikiImages from Pixabay I encourage you all to take a look at this video for a good perspective from Carl Sagan on our earth: https://youtu.be/wupToqz1e2g


Color is a great way to infuse your space with the energy you and it need. This is why I created my complete line of color therapy sprays made from essential oils, crystals, flower essences and love. Go to my shop to find out which color is working for you at this moment in time: http://www.lifepotentials.net/shop/ “There is a way you can work with color to determine which color or colors are supporting you at any moment in time. The idea of color therapy is that our bodies use up colors as we move through challenges. It’s the same way our bodies use the fuel we ingest in the form of foods. As we move through life’s challenges and even just our daily lives, we deplete colors in our body’s energy centers, which are called chakras.”

Diantha Harris
p.14 Simply Color for Everyday Living
  This is the Table of Contents for Simply Color for Everyday Living, the latest book in the Simiply Color series. It was written by 25 professionals plus myself and covers all these ways to use color. Dr. Quaranto describes it as a “combination of self developement, feng shui,” and “tons of ideas.” The book is a great gift item, as well as a wonderful book for your own library and reference http://www.lifepotentials.net/media/books Happy Fall. Until next month…..
Namaste….xo
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September 2020 Newsletter

Moving. Feng Shui. Social Media. View this email in your browser
“Home Is Where the Heart Is”
September 2020 Newsletter As most of you know, we moved houses in mid August which physically took two weeks during the hottest weather! Tip to the wise: never try to move in the middle of summer in HOT Florida! Of course, we rarely have control over when a house sells, and we are so grateful that everything worked out so smoothly. It couldn’t have gone better. AND the bright side is that because it IS summer and work is slow, we got some great deals on furniture, closet build outs, and other new house needs.   During those two weeks of being without a home I got to thinking about how a home defines and secures us. It is such a comfort to walk into your own space, whether a room, or a whole house. “This is where I belong” is what you feel subconsciously. We breathe a sigh of relief walking in that door where we belong. And a home reflects your being. The colors, the shapes, the comfort level, the fabrics and patterns, the accessories, the art…..they all reflect you.   This is how feng shui works. In your home you can arrange things to support you. When you do not feel comfortable in your own home you generally have control over where to place things, what colors to use, what fabrics and surfaces to employ….and if you do not feel “right”, then the feng shui is “off” for you at that particular moment in time. This is when you need to look around and figure out what is not working for you. Perhaps it is the color of your new chair. Or the fabric and pattern of the new draperies. Maybe it is the lack of greenery, or the need to replace that worn out sofa the cat has shredded over the years.   When your home feels “off”, it is time to re-evaluate what is making it feel that way. Take a good look around. Try to rearrange some things and see if that makes a difference. Bring in something new or take out something old. And if this is not something that is easy for you to do, perhaps it is time to hire a professional to help you. Here are a couple of websites to help you but there are many more as well:
http://www.interioralignment.com/practitioner/

https://www.ifsguild.org/FengShui/directory-consultant/  

When I studied Interior Alignment with Denise Linn, she always said, “if it doesn’t feel good, it is not good feng shui.” Ditto my experience in studying with Nancilee Wydra of Feng Shui Institute of America. I loved finding feng shui because it took my profession of interior design into the realm of the Spirit/Soul. I could finally work with clients on that deep level I desired. Both Color and Feng Shui allowed me to change people’s lives on that deeper level which was so much more satisfying than just fluffing up a person’s décor.   At any rate, as I create a new home environment for my husband and myself, I will use this opportunity to address both of our desires and needs of our Souls. It’s a good thing to do every now and then for all of us. Revisit your home and make sure it is working for you because things change. We change. Our needs change. Our focus changes.   When I was growing up I was always moving my bedroom around which drove my Mother crazy. But even then I was so sensitive to the energy around me that I was compelled to do that. So take a look at your home and see what needs tweaking. Fall is a good time to do this as your focus turns from being outside to preparing for the winter months inside.  

“Your home is your heart’s work of art.”
William DeFoore   “Wooden Hearts” I’m Breaking up with Social Media.
Wait!  What????  by Carolynn Anctil
  (The following post is from a dear friend of mine from Canada and although we have never met in person, we have become friends through the blessings of the internet. However, we both are stepping back from using Social Media, for several reasons. Here is her latest post about a few reasons why. This is food for thought as many of us re-evaluate where we spend our time, and what practices these online platforms employ. Enjoy:)

  I’m Breaking up with Social Media.
Wait!  What????  

“Life’s like an hourglass glued to the table.”
Anna Nalick – Breathe

  I recently took an extended break from social media and all the “content creation” and posting that we small business owners are encouraged to engage in, if we want to achieve success in our chosen field. It had become a mountain of all-consuming busy work, posing as progress, that was keeping my to-do list full of endless tasks, with very little to show for it. The experience is akin to being caught in an undertow in the ocean. There’s a whole lot of paddling going on, but you’re literally going nowhere. 

In the space that was created by the small act of simply choosing to step away and quiet my mind, I experienced enormous relief. I had long known that social media, as a whole, had become a source of distraction for me and, at the risk of sounding dramatic, it has slowly been sucking the life out of me and my business. 
“You must learn one thing.
The world was made to be free in.
Give up all the other worlds
except the one to which you belong.
Sometimes it takes darkness and
the sweet confinement of your aloneness
to learn
anything or anyone that does not bring you alive
is too small for you.”
John O’Donohue
Since choosing to stop the constant scrolling, I’ve experienced more peace and my muse has tentatively begun showing up in my creative life again. I’ve had more satisfying days in the studio, recently, which only confirms what I already know:

  It’s where I need to focus my time and attention.
Everything else is merely distraction.

 
That’s not to say the events of the world are not important, it’s that I’ve been allowing the noise and turmoil to divert my attention away from what I’m here to do. Namely, to create an energetic oasis in the midst of that chaos, for those who need rest. That is my work.

It seems counter intuitive to step away, yet, if I take the time to examine it, I arrive at the simple truth that I don’t want to be a great Instagrammer. I want to be a great artist.  

 
“No matter how rich you may be, there are only so many sips in the straw…metaphorically speaking, we all want fries with that.”
Karin Bugge
I’m not entirely sure how things will look, going forward, but what I will no longer be doing is following someone else’s business plan. My immediate course of action is to get quiet and see what bubbles up for me.

My new relationship with social media is going to more closely resemble two friends meeting up for coffee, every once in a while, to share what’s new and catch up on events in our lives, rather than the daily check-ins everyone has come to expect. So, if you’re interested in staying in touch with me, I encourage you to stay subscribed to my newsletter. While I’ll continue to post new work and major announcements on my existing social media accounts, I’ll be focusing the bulk of my efforts on building community on my own platforms and, of course, art creation. 

 My plan is to be predictably unpredictable. So, strap yourself in. This could get interesting.   Warmly,

Carolynn
  www.carolynnanctildesign.com
  Color is a great way to infuse your space with the energy you and it need. This is why I created my complete line of color therapy sprays made from essential oils, crystals, flower essences and love. Go to my shop to find out which color is working for you at this moment in time: http://www.lifepotentials.net/shop/ “There is a way you can work with color to determine which color or colors are supporting you at any moment in time. The idea of color therapy is that our bodies use up colors as we move through challenges. It’s the same way our bodies use the fuel we ingest in the form of foods. As we move through life’s challenges and even just our daily lives, we deplete colors in our body’s energy centers, which are called chakras.”

Diantha Harris
p.14 Simply Color for Everyday Living
  This is the Table of Contents for Simply Color for Everyday Living, the latest book in the Simiply Color series. It was written by 25 professionals plus myself and covers all these ways to use color. Dr. Quaranto describes it as a “combination of self developement, feng shui,” and “tons of ideas.” The book is a great gift item, as well as a wonderful book for your own library and reference http://www.lifepotentials.net/media/books Happy Beginning of Fall. Until next month…..
Namaste….xo
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August 2020 Newsletter

Perseverance

Declutter. Persevere. Keep Moving Forward. Moving
Image by Nina Garman Pixabay

AUGUST 2020 Newsletter   This is moving month. After many wonderful years in our current home, we are downsizing for the final time into a graduated care community in this same town. I originally hated the idea of leaving our beautiful home and wonderful, unique neighborhood, but things have changed and we now have a wonderful buyer for our place and a brand new little cottage to move into! Life is good!  

Those of you who really know me know that my dear and wonderful Mom was a hoarder. It was so terribly hard for her to let go of things so moving her out of her big house into a retirement community was very, very difficult for her, and almost impossible for us, her daughters. I will spare you the details but now it is my turn to downsize for the last time and move into our final home. It is a hard reality but I am excited and ready to roll with this!  

As the daughter of a hoarder, I have the exact same tendencies. I tend to want to hang on to everything: to friendships, to favorite clothes, to favorite books, to photos and memorabilia, well, you get the picture. I have way too much of everything even though my home is neat and not piled with boxes, containers, and piles of clothing the way hoarders get.   It is amazing how much stuff one can pack away into cupboards and closets. We have given away at least 4 truck loads of stuff and more to come. For this old keeper of just about anything, it feels so good to be lightening up.

I was thinking about this the other day and wondering why, what is the difference this time? This time the purging feels so good and I look forward to it whereas in the past it has been heart wrenching to part with things.  

For one thing, I think it is our age. We’ve reached an age where we don’t need a lot of what we thought we did! We don’t use our professional tools any longer. We don’t need huge reference books because everything is online. We won’t be doing our own yard work any longer so all that can go. We don’t entertain the way we used to. We don’t have house guests like we used to. SO MUCH JOY in letting go!  

For another, I think on a more 5th dimensional level we are all letting go of things: old beliefs, old ways of doing things, old patterns, old systems…..there is a lot of letting go in the collective unconscious so I am totally inspired and in sync with what is going on globally. I feel so supported in this and hope you do too. Have you noticed yourself wanting to organize/clean out/declutter?  

Thanks to my Mom and her Mom, I had several very nice things. But life isn’t like it used to be so although they are lovely, I never used them. And we have some nice furniture that we are letting go of. It occurred to me to sell these things but then it didn’t feel right. I was getting a strong message to just let things go and release them into other hands, hands that would love and cherish what I could no longer use. THAT felt right.

  Fast forward to a recent Saturday when my husband took another truck load of stuff to Habitat. There was a line for drop off and while waiting, he opened up the back of the truck and there was a brass planter. The woman behind him, about our age, stepped up and asked if she could buy the planter. Oh, she said, I am from England and I love things like that. Bill replied, No M’am, you can’t buy it but I will give it to you. Then she spied another painted planter and asked if she could buy that. No he, replied, you can’t buy anything. My wife is very generous and she would love that you love her things so just take them. Then he showed her a collection of little things that I always thought I would use with my own grandchildren but it isn’t going to happen so I had sent them away to be treasured and used by other children. Imagine my delight that I now know what happened to those precious things! They ended up with this lady for HER grandchildren and I know she couldn’t have afforded to buy this herself for them. I was THRILLED by all this when he told me. THRILLED! It was much more fun and soul satisfying than keeping them locked away in a closet for years. I love the joy of giving!

You can probably tell how excited I was over this even days later as I write it down.   So what’s my point? (My husband always says I am too long winded and don’t get to the point fast enough but I do love a tale!) My point is to share this experience with you so you might be inspired to pass things along that you no longer use. The general wisdom is if you haven’t used something in the last year and can’t foresee a need for it in the near future, out it goes. I guarantee you, you will make someone’s day!   Further, the more we can do this on the physical level, the faster it will duplicate in the collective unconscious bringing the 5th dimension into our reality faster. Bring it on you guys!     Perseverance “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl, but do whatever you have to do to move forward.” Martin Luther King, Jr.


For moving forward I would suggest using the blue color spray. The color of water, movement, change. For the challenge of change that could be affecting you negatively, orange is your friend. Find these and all the rainbow colors in my shop!



Photo of Great White Heron by Ken Klancnik

Ken is going to contribute a nature photo for the newsletter for your enjoyment. Can you see the green around the eyes?
This is the Table of Contents for Simply Color for Everyday Living, the latest book in the Simiply Color series. It was written by 25 professionals plus myself and covers all these ways to use color. Dr. Quaranto describes it as a “combination of self developement, feng shui,” and “tons of ideas.” The book is a great gift item, as well as a wonderful book for your own library and reference http://www.lifepotentials.net/media/books

Happy August! Enjoy the last days of summer! Until next month…..
Namaste….xo Copyright © *2020, Life Potentials All rights reserved.


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June 2020 Newsletter

Summer
June 2020 Newsletter A bouquet of different blossoms for you this month: Some changes, some announcements, some things that are helpful. Enjoy!

  1. Messages from Heaven I will now be posting MFH on my website, www.lifepotentials.net instead of sending them to mailboxes although you will get a notice that it is posted. My apologies to the two of you who opted out. I fussed with my mailing list for ages and just couldn’t manage to get it right but the messages themselves will not land in your inbox. For those of you who want to continue to read them, a click of your mouse on the link will take you to the new message. http://lifepotentials.net/category/messages-from-heaven/    

2. Announcements During this crisis I’ve been doing two new things. Firstly, I am studying to become a coach for the Brittany Watkins method of Tapping for Weight Loss (and other issues!) using The Emotional Freedom Technique. In the months I have been working with it, I have found such amazing progress with shedding old beliefs and old patterns, repairing emotional issues that have affected me negatively for years. I have months to go before I am fully finished with the training but wanted to let you all know what I have been up to. Soon I will be looking for people to work with for practice so be thinking if you would like to participate at little cost to you. I’ve decided to charge a nominal fee so my “clients” will have skin in the game but it will be a very nominal charge. You do not have to need to loose weight at all as this is really a method for getting our emotional bodies healed and unload a ton of stuff weighing on your soul! Perhaps you are struggling with money issues, or with the drive to be perfect or a struggle with your own inner critic. Or maybe it is relationship issues, or self image. Whatever your main emotional blockages, we can address them in the safety and security of you own home on Skype or Zoom or What’s App.  

Second, I found a new company that is creating lots of jobs especially for young people and they make and distribute effective and natural supplements to help us be as good as we can be. I am loving the products. If you are looking for extra income, a new stream of income and a healthier body, please contact me. One of the two evening capsules gently sculpts your body using probiotics, prebiotics and other gentle digestive things that work while you sleep. You take it at night along with their capsule that enhances sleep without grogginess. The third product I use is their multivitamin that contains all the vitamins along with adaptogens and nootropics for the brain. All natural ingredients. I have more focus, and energy, during the day and sleep more deeply as I am getting those deep sleep waves instead of being half awake while sleeping, a common complaint as we age. There is also an awesome vitamin product for kids with no sugar and again, all natural. This is a powder and adults use it to mix up with water and drink as a vitamin water. Anyway, if you are interested in the products or the business side let me know. This company is world wide and ready to explode.  

Third. I’ve been doing more painting lately, both watercolors and acrylics, and am just having fun playing with color. My paintings will never hang in a shop much less a museum, but the joy of creating and seeing the colors on canvas or paper is so much fun. I highly encourage you to find something that tweaks your creative nature. Writing, sketching, making up songs, strumming a banjo, humming a tune, singing in the shower…..just have fun! It lightens up life so much! Two of my Florida series are below.  

Fourth: I found this article on using green light to minimize pain. Since many of us suffer from chronic pain, I thought some of you might find this interesting, if not an answer! Enjoy. https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/12/15/787138928/researchers-explore-a-drug-free-idea-to-relieve-chronic-pain-green-light  

Finally: The month of June is my natal month. As a way of celebrating I am offering my last book to you at the unknown price of $18 which includes shipping. It is my birthday gift to you! Retail price on Simply Color for Everyday Living is $35 for this all color tome that will be welcome in anyone’s library. You’ll have to send me an email to lifepnet@aol.com to order as I cannot for the life of me figure out how to fix this on my website. Please forgive me my shortcomings in the tech sector. Just send me your order and a way to contact you and I’ll get in touch with you for details such as where to send your order and how you wish to pay. I can do paypal or check.   That’s it for this month! I hope most of you are able to return to more freedom as we head towards our July 4 Holiday. And I hope none of you got the dreaded COVID 19 virus. Stay healthy and happy and may your life be filled with joy!       Happy June! Until next month…..
Namaste….xo
May 2020 Newsletter

May 2020 Newsletter

“We are all sitting and waiting.” This is the message I received from a good friend the other day. She said there was a Robin who had built a nest on her exterior light fixture next to the family room and every day she could watch the bird sit and wait for her eggs to hatch. It was such a great analogy for what is going on today that I had to share this with you.

I consider myself extremely fortunate in this quarantine situation since I am safe and healthy. Other than my hair that is wildly out of control things are fine for us. If I ever had doubts about whether or not I am a homebody at heart they are gone now. I am DEFINITELY a home body. I am loving not going out and staying home and reading, painting, napping, putzing, cooking…..I am happy as can be.

But I know not everyone is. My husband, a definite extrovert, is being patient but I know he would love to be out there doing his charity work much more actively. He is a great example of how to do retirement: put your skills to work doing something worthwhile. I have not yet retired but when I do or if I do, I hope to use his example as my guide.

Waiting patiently is wearing thin for most of you no doubt. How can we keep sitting on our nests waiting for those little robins to emerge when we have things to do? Things we deem important. And most of us need to get back to work.

I don’t have answers for you. The answers lie within each of you. Your own situation is unique, and each solution will be as well. I know people are resilient and clever and creative and so are you. I would love to hear about how you are handling things and managing and surviving right now. If you would like me to pray for you, let me know.

I have been busy taking a coaching course from Brittany Watkins on Tapping for Weight Loss, using EFT. I have shifted so many things in this course and have more to go, but I wanted to share a little today. This is on Brittany’s Instagram account so you can find the entire piece there but here is a little guide line to know when and if you are self sabotaging yourself. This is particularly hazardous during times of anxiety and isolation so I thought it timely:

Signs of self sabotaging:

~Procrastination

~People pleasing

~Negative self talk

~Making excuses or justifying your behavior

~Not taking responsibility

~Initiating conflicts

~Over indulgence

~Perfectionist behavior

~Being too busy

~Projecting or blaming others

~Self blame

Any and all of the above can lead us into self sabotage. Be on the lookout for these when they appear in your lives in order to recognize them, name them, and let them go. And if you know how to tap with EFT, you can do so. Engaging the nervous system helps to change behaviors dramatically. In a few months I will be looking for volunteers so I can practice. You do not need to have a weight problem to be a part of this as we will be addressing so many other issues that underlie what manifests on the physical. Be on the lookout if this might be something of interest to you.

March 2020 Newsletter

March is Color Therapy Month! In this issue we unveil an interview with the founder of CTM, Eleyne-Mari Sharp of Aura House School of Color and Light.

We also have a guest post from Lisa Erickson, author of Chakra Empowerment for Women, a new and insightful book taking a look at our chakras and how to heal them.

Each chakra is related to a color of the rainbow and combining Lisa’s exercises with the corresponding color of the chakra creates wonderful healing.

And finally, with the threat of coronavirus looming, Eleyne-Mari Sharp is sharing a link to a you tube video on how to make your own wonderful hand sanitizer without alcohol and other irritating ingredients.

I can’t wait to make mine! Enjoy this issue of our news!

“Color is the key to the subconscious mind.” – Carl Jung

Q&A WITH ELEYNE-MARI SHARP, founder of Color Therapy Month

Q1: March has become the one month every year when color lovers like me get a bit giddy. But Color Therapy Month must be a lot of work to organize. What on earth made you decide to create this worldwide celebration?

I know it’s a cliche, but Color Therapy Month is truly a labor of love. Ever since I launched the Aura House School of Color and Light in 2003—and then Color Healing Radio in 2009— my personal mission has been to help people find their light and joy through color. Color Therapy Month is a natural extension of that mission and I look forward to it, like Christmas.

Q2: When you created Color Therapy Month in 2011, what was your specific vision?

I wanted to create an event that increased public awareness about the benefits of color healing and encouraged support for color therapists and others who work with color.

Q3: That’s a nice vision. But why a month instead of a day? And why March?

Good questions. Initially, I did think of planning a one-day event, then I did some research and discovered there is a National Occupational Therapy Month and a National Physical Therapy Month. So I thought, why not a National Color Therapy Month? It quickly became an international celebration—and I didn’t want the name to sound like a mouthful—so it was shortened to Color Therapy Month.

I wanted to choose a month that was not overpopulated with holidays. When many of us here in this country think of March, we think of St. Paddy’s Day, leprechauns, shamrocks, and rainbows. Because of its rainbow association, March seemed ideal.

Q4: When did you first become interested in Color Therapy?

Color first became my muse when I was a professional writer in my thirties and suffering from an unusual case of writer’s block. I walked into a metaphysical gift shop here in Rhode Island and discovered Aura-Soma, the holistic color system developed by Vicky Wall, a surgical chiropodist before she lost her eyesight. I had a life-changing Aura-Soma color reading that day, which awakened a ravenous interest in all things color therapy!

Q5: The Color Therapy Month celebration truly is global. In addition to online activities, which countries are hosting colorful events this year?

There are so many and you’ll find them listed on the Calendar at colortherapymonth.com. This year the countries represented include Canada, England, Italy, New Zealand, Phillipines, Switzerland, and the United States. As always, I remain grateful for the efforts of the Color Ambassadors and all the color experts who generously share their knowledge about the benefits of color healing.

Q6: Will you be hosting any Color Therapy Month events yourself?

Definitely! Besides the online Color Pep Rally on March 1, I will be conducting a “Rainbow Crystal Journaling” teleseminar on March 15.

Q7: I’ve read the Color the World Opportunities Guide and I’m guessing that it answers nearly every question one might have about Color Therapy Month. Can anyone participate in this celebration?

Yes, and I’m glad you mentioned the free opportunities guide because it gives ideas for virtually every profession. For instance, a florist could create special Color Therapy Month theme bouquets. Jewelers might display their merchandise according to their color healing properties. Broadcasters could interview a color expert for their podcasts or television shows. There are many possibilities.

Q8: But what if you’ve read the guide and you still can’t decide on an event for your business? Or you just want to celebrate Color in a more private way?

It is for that exact reason that I am gifting my “Color for Peace Meditation” script to anyone who wants to celebrate Color Therapy Month in a very special way. The meditation was first broadcast on Color Healing Radio in September 2015, in celebration of the International Day of Peace. You can download it from the website.

Q9: How can we support Color Therapy Month?

Oh, I do love that question! People may support our efforts by planning a color-related event and helping us spread the word about Color Therapy Month. Go to our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WorldColorTherapyMonth and post your colorful artwork.

There are free graphics available on our website at colortherapymonth.com, as well as free social media promotional posts, and we have promotional products like t-shirts and totebags, too. We also have a Patreon account for donations.

Q10: Speaking of social media, there are two special Color Therapy Month hashtags people should remember to use: #colortherapymonth and #thankhueday. Thank Hue Day?

Yes, it’s the final day of Color Therapy Month—March 31—and an opportunity to show gratitude for all the pretty colors of the world. So post your color selfies with pride. Color heals—pass it on!

For a full list of the events and offerings for Color Therapy Month click here.

As always, if you want to find out which color to use for which chakra and for what support you might need, read about each color here: http://www.lifepotentials.net/shop/

Our entire being is nourished by color.” – Hans Hofman

Lisa Erickson: Guest post from the author of Chakra Empowerment for Women

Excerpted from Chakra Empowerment for Women: Self-Guided Techniques for Healing Trauma, Owning Your Power & Finding Overall Wellness by Lisa Erickson, from Llewellyn Worldwide Publishing.

Lisa is an energy worker specializing in women’s energetics and sexual trauma healing. In this book she presents twelve chakra activation processes, all specific to variations in women’s energy bodies. Every chapter includes case studies and sections on how this chakra is often the most impacted for women in general through cultural conditioning as well as sexual trauma. The following excerpt is from the throat chakra chapter, ‘The Throat Matrix’, and begins with the story of Maia, who came to Lisa for energy work.

NOTE from Diantha: In Color Therapy we typically work with the color orange to help heal traumas, abuse, shocks and any issue around boundaries. This is not in any way a substitute for professional guidance and help, but color can be very supportive as you move through any healing process whether physical, emotional, spiritual or mental. Blue would be the color for the throat.

Maia

Maia was twenty-six and a prime example of an overtalker. It was difficult to break into her narrative to speak, and while she clearly needed someone to truly hear her, it hindered our ability to do any meaningful energy work. She told me that her primary goal for our work was to help gain some financial stability. Although she had certification as a masseuse, she had never been able to make ends meet through it and had ended up jumping from job to job in the service industry.

When we spoke, Maia would typically begin with a story of some situation or encounter at work or with a friend that had triggered her and then tangent off into situations from her childhood that she believed had contributed to her being triggered. While often insightful, everything stayed decidedly on an analytic level, and it was difficult for her to express how she felt or where she experienced a particular emotion or energy in her body. Often it was difficult to ask these questions without deliberately interrupting her.

I asked Maia to first begin working with the Root Bowl [a tool presented earlier in this book related to the first, or root, chakra] to ground and connect with her body. Although she could connect with the exercise as we did it together, once she began talking afterward her energy surged upward, into her throat and third eye chakras, creating a hyperactivity there that then expressed through her talking and self-analysis. I described for her what I was sensing and asked her to do the Root Bowl daily between sessions, and to practice staying grounded in her lower chakras as much as possible, without popping upward.

We worked with Maia’s root chakra for several weeks, focused on releasing blocks from past experiences that had hindered her ability to connect with her root and to stay grounded in it. Although Maia became more aware of her tendency to disassociate from her root, she continued to use her excessive speech as a wall at times, slowing further work. We then shifted into working with the Throat Matrix.

It was while working with the Throat Matrix that Maia really began to open up. She mentioned having been sexually abused by a family friend when she was between the ages of five and eight years old. Although Maia had very clear memories of what had occurred, she had only ever told one person, her mother, when she was around seven years old. Her mother reacted very angrily and accused Maia of lying, so she never spoke of the abuse again. In fact, Maia insisted that …...to continue reading click here.

Thanks to the founder of Color Therapy Month, Eleyne-Mari Sharp, for this timely link for home made hand sanitizer. Good for your hands but still most effective in killing germs, it smells good and nourishes your hands at the same time.

Color Comes Alive!!!

This is the Table of Contents for Simply Color for Everyday Living, the latest book in the Simply Color series. It was written by 25 professionals plus myself and covers all these ways to use color. Dr. Quaranto describes it as a “combination of self developement, feng shui,” and “tons of ideas.” The book is a great gift item, as well as a wonderful book for your own library and reference: http://www.lifepotentials.net/media/books

Happy Color Therapy Month. Until next month…..
Namaste….xo

January/February 2020 Newsletter

This month I am combining the January and February newsletters. This year got started off with many obligations and many friends who are facing troubled times. Illnesses, deaths, funerals, hospital visits, and so on have taken up my time.

I am sure there are many of you who are having similar experiences and know you will understand how time got away from me and necessitated the combining of two newsletters. Hopefully I can be more timely in being with you.

New Year’s greetings to you and Blessings always…..

Diantha

January

At the start of a new year, it is customary for some to review where they have been and to focus on where they want to go. Some make vision boards. Some do intense journaling. Some do meditation, prayer or focus exercises. Others go blithely along their way neither reviewing nor focusing, doing no planning or giving no thought to how to make their life better.

This year for Christmas one of our gifts from our sons was a membership to StoryWorth.com. Each week we are sent a question like, “What were your Christmases like when you were a child?” or “What was your first big trip?”

The process of writing out the answers has been a wonderful way to review where we have been in life and how we have overcome obstacles , created memories, and experienced life. It has given me a whole new appreciation for my childhood which was difficult in many ways and so blessed in others. With only two of my “stories” written, I look forward to a whole year in which I will write one story a week. At the end we can choose to have these stories collected into a book if we wish. I thought it was a great idea our kids had and I am thoroughly enjoying the process!

So no matter how you rang in the New Year…either with great conscious effort or none at all….I wish you the best for 2020. May your story continue to define the brilliance that is you.

https://www.storyworth.com

This quote comes through a dear friend and I loved it so much I wanted to share it with you. It’s a wonderful New Year’s wish for you:

JOHN O’DONOHUE Irish Poet

May all that is unforgiven in you

Be released.

May your fears yield

Their deepest tranquilities.

May all that is unlived in you

Blossom into the future

Graced with love.

February

This is the month we celebrate love. Valentine’s seems to accentuate romantic love but love comes in all sorts of iterations. We love our children, our parents, our families, our animals, our foods, our drinks, our homes, and we love objects like books, trees, the ocean, seashells, cars, stamps, coins…..the list is as varied as we are. We have all experienced love, and quite probably the absence of it as well: the highs and the heartbreaks. It seems God uses love as a tool to round us out, to smooth off our rough edges, to force us to think more deeply and act from a less selfish place in our hearts. We never quite perfect the art of love and loving, but it is a tribute to the human spirit that we never stop trying.

As Tiny Tim said in A Christmas Carol, “God bless us everyone!” For we try. And we fail. And we get up again and try once more. Love is a great motivator. And worth fighting for, and getting up and trying again. 

So in this month that celebrates love, I wish you the best of love. May you all feel at least once in your lives this amazing emotion in its purest form.

Quotes

“Love is a Many-Splendored Thing” (a film from 1955)

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too big a burden to bear.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” Oscar Wilde

“If you would be loved, love, and be loveable.” Benjamin Franklin

“Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love. This is the eternal rule.” Buddha

“And now abide faith, hope and love, these three, but the greatest of these is love.”

1 Corinthians, 13:13

And as we enter the year of a very hot political election cycle please remember there is more that unites us than divides us. Put your differences aside and focus on the things you love about your friend, your relative, your neighbor.

The hatred and vitriol will get us nowhere but further down the spiral of failure and defeat. Rise above. It is from the vantage point of the eagle that we get the whole picture, and not the myopic viewpoint of the ant. In the end, love is the point.

Love is all there is. And the reason we are here in the Universe. So be the carrier of love, not division or hatred. Seek to BE LOVE, not right.

The colors of love could be any of these depending on how you use them. I recommend pink for unifying group energies and to create an atmosphere of unconditional love in a space. Red for passionate love. Green for infusing heart energy into an environment, and purple for a more spiritual type of love. Magenta is love of beauty and can be used to infuse “love from above”. http://www.lifepotentials.net/shop/

As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism. Today I know it is “LOVE OF ONESELF”. – Charlie Chaplin

This is the Table of Contents for Simply Color for Everyday Living, the latest book in the Simiply Color series. It was written by 25 professionals plus myself and covers all these ways to use color. Dr. Quaranto describes it as a “combination of self developement, feng shui,” and “tons of ideas.” The book is a great gift item, as well as a wonderful book for your own library and reference.

Happy New Year and Happy Valentine’s Day. Until next month…..
Namaste….xo

December 2019 Newsletter

This month of gift giving has inspired me to use this newsletter and opportunity to gift you, my readers, with some fun facts on color, and a few significant and easy helpers in the spiritual realm. I hope you will enjoy my gifts to you and find them of some value either now or in the future.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to one and all!

First up: The Hawaiian Ho-oponopono.

Most of you have heard of this compassionate approach to problem solving coming out of Hawaiian wisdom. Whenever we are faced with a challenge or problem we are given 4 steps to say and work through. They are:

I’m sorry

Please forgive me

Thank you

I love you

These four simple steps to this method are supposedly used in any order. Repentance, Forgiveness, Gratitude and Love are the only forces at work – but these forces have amazing power.

Next, The Four Agreements.

Several years ago a simple little book was written by Don Miguel Ruiz and it became a huge best seller. For those of you who have never read his little book, you have a real treat in store for you, and for those of you who have read it, go back in time to review the wisdom in its pages:

1. Be Impeccable with your Word.
2. Don’t take anything personally.
3. Don’t make assumptions.
4. Always do your best.

This is actually a compilation of several methods I have been taught over the years.Not attirbutable to any one system as I have combined several methods into this way of helping yourself through challenges.Bring in protection (energetically via color, intent or any method you have learned) and state your challenge, bringing to mind memories, and sensory memories.

Let them flood your body. Taking your wounded self, bring that wounded being into your bubble of protection. I generally make this bubble a color of healing and strength and often bring in angels, or masters, or Spiritual Teachers but you do what resonates for you).

Then say to your wounded self: I accept you just as you are. I forgive you. I am grateful for all our experiences so that we can learn and expand. I love you unconditionally. I am here for you always. You are never alone.

Sit with this as it sinks into your being and consciousness for as long as you can.

Color is a great way to “seal the deal” so to speak. My color sprays are perfect for this sort of exercise but you can bring color in with your intent, through essential oils, flower essences, gems, fabrics, and other items.

Now for wisdom I heard from a dear friend. She has taught me so many things over the years and I couldn’t wait to share this with you. When you are in a charged conversation with someone, before responding, ask yourself the following questions about what you are about to say:

Is it true?
Is it kind?
Is it necessary?
Would silence be better?

GREAT wisdom here.

PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR 2020

CLASSIC BLUE

A hue that exudes friendly authority and the room for expanse and endless horizons!

According to Sherwin Williams, green kitchens are trending. Read about it here.

Many of you are probably familiar with the amazing work on color that Kate Smith does. Her website has been redesigned and is better than ever. Her newsletter addressing all the different “Colors of the Year” has great commentary. If you are at all into color you must pay a visit to Kate’s website. Enjoy!

Still shopping? What about a signed copy of Simply Color for Everyday Living along with a RAINBOW spray from the Simply Color Collection? I can’t think of a more thoughtful way of saying “I care about you” than this lovely combo.

This is the Table of Contents for Simply Color for Everyday Living, the latest book in the Simiply Color series. It was written by 25 professionals plus myself and covers all these ways to use color. Dr. Quaranto describes it as a “combination of self developement, feng shui,” and “tons of ideas.” The book is a great gift item, as well as a wonderful book for your own library and reference: http://www.lifepotentials.net/media/books

Season’s Blessings to you all! Until next month,

Namaste….xo

November 2019 Newsletter

It’s November already and I have 8 weeks left to finish cleaning out my clutter. I don’t remember what iteration this is of clutter clearing. All I know is I’ve done this a lot and although in one breath I hate doing it again, I also know that once it is done, I will feel a whole lot better. 

True confessions: I am the daughter of a hoarder. It took my two sisters, an “adopted brother”, and me at least three years to clean out our family home where my Grandmother and we five had lived for over 40 years. Well, not all of us lived there for 40 years, but our Mother did and it was she who filled up every nook and cranny of a rambling mid century ranch house. We had a basement that went at least half way under the house and two big attics, one at each end. One was Grandmother’s and one was Mother’s. Each was equally jammed with stuff. Plus we had a barn. Yep, all filled up.

I don’t want to dwell on that particular clean out as it was a challenge beyond your wildest dreams. For three years we sisters would make the trek back to the old homestead and stay for 4-8 days and spend them all sorting, cleaning, tossing, and dispersing all the treasures in the house. To complicate things, the house held lots of junk too, like empty egg cartons, used napkins carefully folded for later use, used tin foil, empty jelly containers from restaurants, and little boxes, little plastic containers, newspapers, magazines and stacks of old comics from our growing up years. Some treasures, lots of junk.

So this experience began my “clutter clearing in earnest” history. As a child I was very neat and liked keeping things in their place, but since I never had my own space, that was hard. I gradually gave up on the idea that I could live in a neat environment after living first with sisters, then with roommates, then a husband and children.

After our children grew up and left the nest, we made our first big downsizing move. THAT was a chore. I will spare you the details but I ended up hiring an organizer and it was the best money I ever spent. She showed me how to declutter by sorting things into the piles of Keep, Pass it On, and Trash It. She gave me one plastic container in which I could put keepsakes, but once that was filled, that was it. She was great!

Since that move we have moved at least 5 more times and each time we move we get a chance to declutter. It’s a process I both love and hate. The fun part is finding things I’ve forgotten about that make me smile or laugh. Or finding things I thought were so wonderful and wondering now: “what were you thinking?”

Ah clutter: the bane of my existence. But it has taught me how to prioritize, and how to detach from material things. It has gotten so much easier over time. Part of it is, I realize, that as we age, things become far less important than they once were. As we talked about before, there is nothing wrong with things, except when they become the focus of our lives. But now, I can honestly say that most of the things I am keeping bring me joy, but never as much as being with the people I love.

I am so very grateful for each and every one of you. Thank you for being a part of my life.

What colors do you associate with gratitude, giving, fall? Maybe it’s green for an open heart? Or red to warm up our bodies from the cool weather? Or perhaps orange, the color of community as we sit down to a Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends?

Whatever color you want or need, we have it here for you. Each bottle is handmade just for you. None sit around on a shelf getting old. They are made to order so we can sometimes add in extra magic! Click here to purchase.

This has been around before but it is so worth watching over and over.

I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.
― L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Happy Thanksgiving! Until next month,

Namaste….xo

October 2019 Newsletter

A friend and colleague of mine, Eleyne-Marie of Aura House recently did a great series on the coming 5G technology and its dangers.  She had asked me to do a short video on Electrical Magnetic Frequencies which are present all around us in our world of WiFi, Bluetooth, Smart Homes, Alexas etc. As a feng shui practioner and a certified Interior Alignment graduate, I had been trained in the basics of how to manage living with these frequencies. That short video is here.

I will let you explore Eleyne Marie’s series, my video, and this article from Elana’s Pantry which have some great tips for you to manage your own immersion into EMF’s. For those who will not bother going further let me just ask you to be cautious about wearing a computer watch or a type of Fit Bit as it will cause you to be constantly bombarded with EMF frequencies. In addition, please do not sleep with your cell phones, cordless phones or electronic gadgets next to your bed. All kinds of physical conditions have been thought to come from them from infertility to migraines to sleeplessness to cancer and beyond.

Please just be careful and be mindful of what devices such as cell phones, cordless phones, computers, tablets, computer watches, fit bit types of devices, smart home devices, TV’s etc can do to you. If you are aware, you can then take action, or not, depending on your own free will. But not knowing gives you no choice.

Awareness gives you power over your life. Ignorance disempowers you. “Forewarned is forearmed” as the saying goes.

The colors of fall bring us such an abundance of bright joyous hues. Oranges and purples and reds and greens all gather together to send us a blaze of glory before winter sets in. Here in Florida we don’t get a fall like that, but we actually do have trees here shedding their leaves and needles. Some trees will go somewhat bare, not like the north for sure, but there are subtle differences in the seasons here.

Having lived in both climates, I enjoy the differences and the subtleness of Florida’s seasons have taught me to be super aware. Nature is always a great teacher and we can learn all sorts of things from her. What are some of your own learnings from Mother Nature? I would love to hear from you!

I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.
― L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

The colors of fall are many and various depending on where you are living. From the bright yellows and oranges and reds to the deeper purples and harvest browns the colors of fall are a wonder of nature. Choose your favorite from our Simply Color Collection to enhance your experience of fall.

“Autumn begins to show us how beautiful it is to let things go.”

– Unknown

Happy Fall! Until next month,

Namaste….xo