Wednesday, November 15, 2017

This Nov Use Purple to Inspire You

Purple is my November color, symbol of creativity and higher wisdom. Those who respond to purple may have an artistic or dramatic flair. Some wear it, because they intuitively know it balances thinking and calms hyperactivity. Purple can help you too. Use it to give you a sense of connection and to soothe your spirit.

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Gaze at the mandala below. It suggests the continuous circle of life. If you desire completion, continuity, or a new beginning, envision a purple mandala. Place a purple drawing or representation of a mandala in your home meditation area. Then, while you mediate, know that purple energy supports you in each moment as thoughts and feelings freely flow through you.

Lavender is a calming essential oil made from flowers that are purple. It's a traditional remedy for insomnia or restlessness at night. It also works to heal scratches, burns, headaches, and worry. 

When you have trouble falling asleep, imagine a field of Lavender flowers. Sprinkle a few drops of Lavender essential oil on your pillow or tip of your nose. It helps you drift softly off to dreamland.

In the color spectrum, purple has the shortest wavelength and vibrates at the highest frequency. Purple paint is a blend of relaxed, cool blue with excitable, hot red. 
Purple is often associated with royalty, nobility, luxury, power, and ambition. Purple also signifies wealth, wisdom, dignity, grandeur, devotion, independence, and magic. In some cultures, purple symbolizes mourning, decadence, and the supernatural.

Want to put more purple into daily living? Wear an Amethyst ring or bracelet to feel protected and serene. Place purple crystals in your work or home environment to feel less pressure about deadlines and reduce stress.

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Place purple orchids or another purple flowering plant beside your computer, tablet, or reading area to take note of its beauty, relieve eye strain, and give you a fresh perspective. 
Put purple in your life when you are learning to integrate new skills. Use purple pencils, markers, or other drawing material to encourage your imagination to work in practical ways.

Purple is the color of the crown chakra, the energy center that supports trust, devotion, inspiration, and wisdom. Focus on the area at the top of the head and envision purple. It can help you to feel unity within yourself, with others, and with the Universe.

November is a good time for purple. The color conveys grateful energy. Think of purple's rich color before you start a project or are at a gathering. It will help you view your experiences as building blocks to greater understanding and knowledge. 

Purple is a helpful Thanksgiving color, one that reminds you to count your blessings. Perhaps its ability to inspire will motivate you to serve red cabbage, radicchio, eggplant, or purple grapes at a festive meal this season.

Red Cabbage, Japanese Eggplant, Radicchio

Before you go, take a moment to visualize your favorite shade of purple and imagine it helping you feel inspired and whole. 

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I'd love to know about your relationship to purple. For me, it's a unifying color that makes me feel happy, peaceful, and alive. How does purple make you feel? Do you wear it often and for what reasons? Did my blog post and illustrations help you in some way? Please comment below. Refrain from putting links in your comment, as it won't be published at all.


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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Use Indigo and the Third Eye Chakra to Increase Intuition

Indigo, the mysterious blue color of the nighttime sky, and it is associated with the Third Eye Chakra. 

This energy center increases intuition, clear thinking, insights, wisdom, and spiritual awareness. 

Gazing at, visualizing, or meditating on an indigo object like a flower works with the conscious and subconscious mind. Color energy heals and restores vitality to places in our mind, body, and spirit that needs it.

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Nighttime is the right time for rest and sleep. In sleep, insights and inner wisdom comes to the fore. You might want to keep a pad by your bedside to record dreams and new understandings. Record them when you wake.

Create and maintain healthy habits throughout the day, and it will improve Third Eye Chakra health. Fit exercise into your routine and spend time in sunlight to get enough vitamin D. 

Limit caffeine and alcohol consumption, and eat meals that feature brain food (which is explained below), as well as refrain from eating a large meal at night.

Participate in relaxing activities starting at least 2 hours before you turn in for the night. 

Read a paperback or hardcover book, instead of looking at text from a backlit device. Tablet light is disruptive to your natural sleep rhythm. 

Nix late-night TV watching too. Many programs are stimulating rather than soothing. Light from a television screen can suppress melatonin, the sleep hormone. Try listening to music or audio books instead.

Be consistent with bedtime routines, and get to bed at an hour that will allow you to bank away at least 7 hours of sleep each night. 

Sound sleep increases the flow of chi or life force to and from this chakra. The pineal gland, located at the same level as the eyes and found in the middle of the brain, is influenced by the Third Eye Chakra. 

The pineal gland regulates melatonin production and sleep and wake cycles. Make sure your bedroom is free of electronic device. 

Close blinds, shades, or drapes to assure windows block light and your sleep area is in complete darkness. 

Total darkness stimulates healthy activity in the pineal gland and production of its associated hormones.

The Third Eye Chakra is sixth in line from the base or Root Chakra. See illustration right below.

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Anja is the Sanskrit name for the Third Eye Chakra. Its energy increases through meditation, yoga, and spiritual practices including contemplative journal writing

Tai chi is an excellent third eye aid, as it enhances the nervous system and stimulates parts of the brain that support healthy activity in the pineal gland.

Recite Third Eye Chakra Affirmations I've Provided for You

 or Write and Recite Your Own

My vision is clear and perceptive.
 I accomplish tasks effortlessly.
I create my reality, and whatever I envision comes to pass.
I am at peace in the silence of the Universe.
My spirit vibrates with the Infinite potential of the Universe.
I am wise, intuitive, and use third-eye power to expand vision.

To nourish the third eye chakra eat brain foods high in Omega-3 fatty acids. Whole food plant-based sources include flax and chia seeds, olives and olive oil, walnuts, Brussels sprouts, kale, watercress, dark leafy greens, avocado, and blueberries. 

Dark chocolate, which contains omega-3 as well as caffeine, helps with mental clarity. Look forward to chocolates’ delicious taste as well as its ability to enhance your mood.

Get in the habit of eating intuitively. Often, a food craving means your body knows what nutrient it needs. Blueberries (indigo color) have a positive influence with memory and ability to learn. Berries are a fine Third Eye Chakra food, because they contain powerful antioxidants that improve cognitive thinking and reasoning. 

Some people have sensitive third eye chakra ability and are telepathic. They have highly developed empathic powers (the ability to understand and sense the feelings of another). Empaths
 can imagine what someone else might be thinking or feeling. This is a gift. 

How do you think you'd act if you could put yourself in the shoes of another, and come from that place when you relate?

A word of caution now. If you experience physical symptoms like insomnia, nightmares, vision trouble, anxiety, and headaches often, consult with your health care provider to rule out any physical causes. Then, look for an imbalance in your Third Eye Chakra. 

Wear indigo colored clothing or decorate your home or office. Use dark blue as an accent color to support Third Eye Chakra healing. 

Look for signs that your intuition is working well and you have "aha" moments often. 

If you have issues or situations you want to see with clearer vision, participate in activities that strengthen this chakra. Then, notice which confusing issues have become more understandable to you. 

Are you ready to use Third Eye Chakra Energy to help release negative thoughts and worry?

 Anja energy can draw out the wisdom that's needed, to bring healing and create a greater sense of peace in you.

Which situations or circumstances do you want to understand better, and which ones do you suspect you are powerless to change? 

Have you ever thought to gaze softly at the color indigo? It's a comforting color to me. What about you? 

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