How to Overcome Adversity

paint fanColor and Wellbeing March 2016

March is Color Therapy Month. It is the month in which we “color people” celebrate the wonders and powers of color. There are classes, radio broadcasts, luminary presentations, color ambassador events, and more. (For a full presentation take a look at www.aurahouse.com)

I myself am doing two radio interviews, and a live event as well as launching the long awaited Simply Color Online Course. I will also be creating a few interviews with some of the wonderful contributing authors for Simply Color for Everyday Living, my latest book, which included articles by 25 professionals as well as myself.

So there is a lot going on in the world of color this month. I hope you can avail yourself of some of the events for you will be guided to connect with some of the leading authorities in the field of color therapeutics.

Read on to see a few examples of how color can enhance your life…..

WELLBEING
The year was 1985. It was a low point in my life. I had been in the field of Interior Design for 5 years, had just won Best of Show for a showhouse room I had done for charity, our kids were well on their way towards their futures, yet my life seemed so pointless. No longer needed by our children in the way I had become used to, and doing a job that to me had become stale, I wondered where to turn next.

Then a miracle happened. I attended a seminar on color given by Carlton Wagner of the Wagner Color Research Center out in California. Back in 1985 there were not many books on healing, consciousness, or even how to use color beyond color theory. Then Mr. Wagner arrived in Chicago with his color boards and my life changed in an afternoon. He regaled us with how colors can impact one’s life and what the psychology of color could do for our clients. He had spent a career studying how color affects people and was now out in the world revealing his findings.

I was like a kid in a candy store. I got so excited that afternoon that I purchased his video (remember it was 1985!) and continued to study with him until his untimely death a few years later. But I had found color as a healing tool and was learning to use it to support my clients and their needs. It was a heady time and my life opened up.

In the early years of the 1990’s I discovered feng shui and then Aura Soma, a two color healing system from England. I studied both of them and studied energy systems such as Reiki and Healing Touch. I felt at the time as if I were all over the place but it all came down to learning about energy and how to use it for healing and transformation.
I studied various other fields such as Aura Soma, Reiki, Healing Touch and Feng Shui and learned all about energy, what it does, how to direct it, how to feel and read it etc.
Everything is energy, and color is certainly energy. Learning about each color and how it can change things for people was so exciting…and still is to me. I find color to be a gentle yet effective tool and one reason I love using it and recommending it is that it is readily available, inexpensive and highly effective.

If you want to learn how to harness this power for yourself, there is a great chart in Simply Color for Everyday Living along with so many articles on how to use color in simple everyday ways: cooking, gardening, painting a room, the arts, healing….it is a wonderful, wonderful resource. You don’t have to read it cover to cover either. Just find a chapter that appeals and read bits and pieces that resonate for you.

Here are just a few things color can help with:
• Speaking in business or other public appearances
• Being able to speak your truth
• Memory
• Making decisions
• Supporting a relationship
• Creating and maintaining boundaries
• Grounding, manifesting and increasing energy
• Peace, meditation and calming down
• Moving and transitions of all kinds
• Creating a sense of community
• Overcoming fear, addictions, or a troubled past
And much, much more.

Color is everywhere in our lives. Learning how to relate to and use it is a powerful way to take control of your life and enhance it. Enjoy the miracle and power of color and have fun in March, Color Therapy Month 2016!

The Return of the Light

Labyrinth

Tomorrow is the winter solstice and also the new moon. For those of you who work with moon cycles, it is the time we can discard things that no longer serve us and state our intentions for what we want to create in our lives. This new moon is even more strong tomorrow and the portal is even wider because it falls exactly on the solstice.

 

So how will you celebrate and acknowledge this sacred and powerful portal? There are offerings out there from many teachers and leaders for meditations, sound healings, and celebrations. I personally will be making an energy essence of this time putting into it the things I wish to release. When it is complete, I will pour it into Mother Earth to be released and transformed into liquid light. I will make a second one at the same time, infusing into it all the intentions I have for my life for the future. This one will be preserved to be used to support me in manifesting these positive intentions.

 

The solstice time for my area, which is on Eastern Standard Time, is 6:03pm to 8:36pm EST on Dec. 21. I have the great fortune to be able to walk a labyrinth during this same time period so as I walk in, I will be thinking of all those things I want to release. Once in the center, I will consciously leave those things behind, and as I walk out, I will carry with me the energies of my new intentions.

 

How will you spend the solstice this year? What do you want to release? What do you want to bring in? This solstice period is such a wonderful gift we are being given. Use it wisely and fill your life with more light as we celebrate the return of the light to our lives.

 

Namaste.