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Happy Fall Everyone! I recently had an Akashic Record reading for myself and in it we discussed how to best get along with people during this time of heightened emotions. One of the most obvious choices is to avoid subjects that have a big charge. I don’t always advocate for avoiding tough issues but at this point in time it seems in the best interest of relationships to totally avoid talking about sensitive issues. But what also came out in the reading is to accept people for where they are. Whatever their beliefs. Each person has created a world of their own where their beliefs are their security and the container in which they live. To try to dismantle this for someone will throw them into a panic or worse and cause an upheaval that you don’t want to be responsible for. As the Reader pointed out, we each have our own preferences. Her example was that person A might prefer chocolate ice cream and person B might prefer vanilla. No amount of pleading, cajoling, manipulating, bargaining, belittling, complaining about or whining from person A will change the preference person B will have for vanilla. B will insist that vanilla is best no matter what A says or does. Trying to manipulate another person is just plain wrong. There is nothing wrong with either choice, is there. Both choices are right for A and B. But A’s choice is not right for B and vice versa. Seems simple enough but when we get our emotions into it, these opinions become more important than the persons involved. Is it worth loosing a beloved relationship over “east is east, and west is west and never the twain shall meet”? After all, in the big picture, does it really matter that Person A prefers chocolate and person B vanilla? Our discussion in the Records was such that allowing each person to have their own free will is an act of love. We honor their free will as we recognize that each person is on his or her own unique path and that that path is a culmination of the choices they make with their free will. Honoring that in another is allowing them to move up or down the ladder of consciousness and no matter how much we think we know better, allowing each person the dignity of their choices is a supreme act of love as long as they are not making choices that could endanger themselves or others. Trying to interfere with their choices is an act of manipulation and control and does not come from love but from fear. That said, we also are allowed OUR own choices and free will and having others trying to tell us we are wrong, or crazy, or out of line is their reaction from a fear based belief and often an act they see as trying to “save” us. While we can’t control their thoughts or their reactions towards us, we CAN control OUR reactions. Someone one described this to me as allowing the arrows to pass by us, simply by not responding or not reacting. This defuses the situation for when you don’t engage, there is nothing for them to struggle or fight against. If you drop out and change the dance steps, there is no dance. I know this is easier said than done as emotions are at a peak right now. But give it a try. Take the path of letting those arrows zoom by you, of not engaging with a battle of opinions, as an act of supreme love by allowing your friends and loved ones to have their own opinions. It will save you a lot of energy and heartache and will quite possibly preserve the relationships that are important to you.
“Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
For something a little lighter, take a look at the fashion colors for spring 2021.
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” and to heal the lack of nurturing and “Mother love”. http://www.lifepotentials.net/shop/
“If you have learned how to disagree without being disagreeable, then you have discovered the secret of getting along.”
Enjoy the Fall. Until next month…..
Color 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…..
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
• 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!