Tuesday, May 15, 2018

7 Ways to Use Green to Enhance Your Lifestyle


Use Green to Enhance Your Lifestyle

I visualize the color green, and use its uplifting color energy to elevate my mood and make me feel invigorated. 

I appreciate green plants that burst forth with new buds, leaves, and blooms. Green helps me think of an analogy, one in which I acknowledge my process, recognize signs of growth, and focus on ways I shine my light. 

Greening my thinking is an effective way to draw attention to positive energy, rather than look at things that are at loose ends.

Want tips to help you use green for healing and health? It can be as simple as envisioning your favorite shade of green or appreciating a green scene from nature. 







Let green help reduce stress, refresh your outlook, and give you motivation to participate in life with more vigor and enthusiasm.


If you need to unwind now or want to learn techniques that can come to your aid, when you feel overwhelmed… See

7 Ways to Use Green to Enhance Your 

Lifestyle

1. EAT GREENS. Dark, leafy greens including chard, kale, collard greens, and spinach are packed with mood-boosting magnesium. Magnesium is a mineral our bodies need to create a feeling of calm. This mineral plays an important role in the development of serotonin. Mix it up and add kale, chard, collards, or spinach to your daily meal planning for less stress and to prevent depression.




2. AFFIRM AND VISUALIZE Want to quiet a racing mind and attract restorative green vibes? Sit, lie down, or stand in a comfortable position as you affirm:

“I absorb the harmonizing, relaxing elements innate in green plants and vegetation to travel to places in my body craving relaxation and comfort." 

"I breathe in refreshing green colors and breathe out stress. I breathe in seeds for change and breathe out outmoded behavior." 

I breathe in joy and release dis-ease. I breathe in love and release fear.

Then, say aloud... "Green energies are always there for me. I enjoy using green in my daily living. Whenever I envision green, it helps me breathe deeply and I am blessed."

Slowly come fully back into yourself and know that green will help you grow and thrive.

Note: Another way to use green as a stress reduction tool is to picture a liquid or gas form of green flowing up from the earth. Imagine green in a hue you like, traveling up through your feet, legs, and torso. Picture your veins filled with green energy, soothing places in your body that are sore, tight, or need attention. Envision green carrying oxygen to spots in your body that feel shut down, blocked, or stagnant. Thank green energy for helping you and be quiet for a few minutes. When you are ready, slowly come fully back into yourself. Know that you have done your part to let green help you feel and look great.
3. SEE EMERALD. Emeralds are the birthstone of May, and associated with the rich green color of spring. This rare gemstone has a vivid tone, one considered to be a symbol of rebirth and love. Emeralds are mined in Colombia, Brazil, Afghanistan and Zambia. Once they are cut and polished, emeralds are set into necklaces, earrings, and rings. 

Wear Emerald jewelry, or imagine its vivid green color and beauty. Hold an Emerald crystal in your hand or envision one. Let green energy from emerald crystals boost your sense of well-being.

Emeralds have been worn boldly by Elizabeth Taylor and Julianne Moore. Do you recall other movie stars or celebrities that wear Emeralds?


4. CONNECT TO HEART CHAKRA. Green is the color of the Heart Chakra, and it attracts compassion and love. Learn more by reading What Everyone Needs to Know About the Heart Chakra.

5. LIVE WITH GREEN. See how quickly your mood improves, when you increase the amount of green household items including towels, dishes, or green plants in your abode. Green paint or accent pieces help establish or maintain a pathway for renewal, expansion, and flexibility. The power of green provides motivation to take good self-care.

"Introduce touches of green into your living space to enliven, balance, and increase the sense of abundance in your life.” Nancy Andres


6. ENLIVEN SENSES. Awaken your senses by soaking in the tub, scented with pure essential eucalyptus oil. This tree sourced oil soothes tense muscles and clears your mind. Many spas and healing centers use green in their decorating schemes. Any time you use it, it’s a sensory way to express your improved sense of well-being.

7. SOOTHE EYES. Green is easy on the eyes. It’s a good color to choose as a screen saver, because it relaxes the nervous system, and reduces stress. Place an emerald green object in eye-range while you work, and feel its power to rejuvenate you. 

Darker shades of green represent prestige, wealth, and money. Lighter greens can makes you feel refreshed. A word of caution: too much green represents jealousy, envy, greed, and revenge.

Now that I've shown you 7 ways green can enhance your lifestyle, here's a special request. 

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This is One Example of How Colors of Joy Uses Green Energy




Before you go, please comment below. 

How do you use green in daily living? 

What leafy green veggies do you like to eat?  How often do you eat them?

Do you use green decor, clothing, and accessories to enhance your lifestyle? Please explain.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Orange to Your Emotional Rescue





The color orange has appealed to me, since early childhood. I loved to look at orange zinnias, marigolds, and tea roses in our garden. I knew even then that the beauty in nature was food for the spirit.



In kindergarten, at my classroom easel, I discovered how to mix red and yellow paints to make orange. In artistic play, I felt the fiery heat of red and the lively cheerfulness of yellow combine and make orange.

Orange is associated with joy, warmth, energy, enthusiasm, creativity, success, encouragement, change, determination, healing, fun, and enjoyment. 
How do you react to it and how does seeing or thinking of orange make you feel?
Certain deep shades of orange like rust, a red-orange-brown color that resembles iron oxide, helps me feel grounded and protected. The vibrational frequency of orange comforts me, when I’m feeling especially vulnerable.
In the past, my dreams have included bright orange, and gave me an emotional lift. 
I also have noticed I instinctively don a bright orange blouse, if I’m anxious about being in a social situation. Orange energy is available, whenever I feel I need extra fortification to meet and greet new people. It's available to you too; just practice putting it into your self-care routine.
Orange generally attracts those who are fun-loving and sociable or those who wish to be more outgoing. People sometimes wear bright orange to attract attention. A friendly attitude is one reason I gravitate to those wearing orange. Perhaps another is that being with these lively folks helps me feel a part of a popular group.

Meditating on orange helps me take a lighthearted approach with myself, when I'm encouraging my "quiet self" to engage in a social situation.
A little bit of orange goes a long way. Orange paint as an accent color adds an invigorating touch to any room that is dark, by energizing the area. 
Another way colors aid is that often a food craving points out a nutritional or emotional need. 
One example is that when my body craves cantaloupe, I make it a point to eat a serving of this delicious orange melon, a good of Vitamin A and C.



What orange fruits and veggies are favorites for you? Do you enjoy eating oranges, sweet potatoes, carrots, tangerines, and butternut squash? 
Here's a post that suggests you eat orange fruits and veggies each day. Eat the rainbow, and include orange, as it's an important element in a healthy eating plan.
Trust your intuition. Color enjoyment and usage is subjective and culturally influenced. Here in the U.S. orange is often associated with Halloween pumpkins and autumn leaves. In other cultures, using it can suggest spirituality, royalty, mourning, courage, and good health.
Colors bypass reason and affect you at the cellular level. Pick those shades that appeal to you. Consider reflecting about members of the orange family like peach, apricot, bright orange, amber, fire maple, and rust.
Close your eyes and envision pleasing shades of orange as “helpers.” Time spent reflecting may be a simple, sensory way for you connect with your emotions and thoughts. 
Note: Colors that resonate with you one day may not be ones you need or enjoy another day. Be mindful of your choices and use what you like and leave the rest.
Want to learn more ways to use orange color energy to balance emotions? Focus on orange, the color of the Sacral Chakra. Let its Sacral Chakra Energy Balance Emotions, Creativity, and Sensuality. 


Please take a moment to comment below.
What’s your favorite shade of orange? Why?
When or where do you use orange to help you?
If you have an aversion to orange, do you understand why? Explain.

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See orange pictures from National Geographic Magazine.


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