Balancing Chakras While Doing Dishes

March 19th, 2013 | Posted by Velda in CHAKRAS | COLORS

We all need to relax, meditate, or exercise to balance our chakras, but it seems impossible to find the time. However, most of us generally have to spend time at the kitchen sink doing dishes. We can take this boring sometimes tedious chore and turn it into a visual balancing chakra exercise. Don’t worry if you don’t complete all the chakras. There are always other chores to do that might call for continuing this exercise for distraction. Please take your time, enjoy, and feel free to print this out if you need a reminder of locations and colors of the chakras.

chakras locations and colors1.  Root Chakra:  As you pick up the first dish, picture in your mind’s eye visualize and feel the vibrant red energy at the base of your spine.  Stay with this color until you feel you’ve had enough.

2.  Move to the Sacral Chakra about 2 inches below the navel and visualize a brilliant orange energy and as you are rinsing off dishes soak up this color until you feel you’ve had enough.

3.  You are now at the Solar Plexus, visualize a field of lovely yellow flowers bathing in the sun as you feel the warmth of the dish water.  Soak up this energy until you feel you’ve had enough.

4.  Move up to the Heart Chakra.  Visualize all the luscious greens in nature and soak up the healing green energy.  Stay with this color until you feel you’ve had enough.

5.  Now you are at the Throat Chakra.  Visualize and bathe your hands in the glorious blue energy while continuing your dishes until you feel you have had enough.

6.  Move to Brow Chakra visualize a beautiful flower opening up it’s petals revealing wonderful indigo energy.  Stay with this color until you feel you’ve had enough.

7.  Move to Crown Chakra visualize this wonderful violet energy flowing into and balancing this chakra. 

 

Pink Universal Color of Healing

March 5th, 2013 | Posted by Velda in COLORS

how pink can help calm tension

Pink has an immense soothing effect on the physical, mental, and spiritual body.   It is known to be the universal color of healing and unconditional love.  Pink heals grief and sadness.  It is known to suppress aggression.  The sedating and muscle relaxing effects of pink has been tested in geriatrics, prison reform, adolescent and family therapy.  Pink encourages one to be kind, gentle, compassionate, and approachable.

Add pink color gemstones when you want:

  • calm and serenity
  • neutralize disorder or dampen frustration
  • relaxation
  • acceptance
  • contentment

I wish you all to be “IN THE PINK!” 

Color Affirmations for the Chakras

March 4th, 2013 | Posted by Velda in CHAKRAS | COLORS

Color Affirmations for Chakras

Color Affirmations for the Chakras

This is a lovely way of combining vibrational energy of color with the positive influence of affirmations on our physical, mental and spiritual chakra centers.  You might want to take one week to focus on one chakra affirmation each day of the week.  I suggest that you also include that particular color either with clothing, flowers, gemstones, or other accessories.  You may find that working with only one chakra affirmation feels best.   Here are your choices:

color affirmations for chakras

RED (Root Chakra) can bring in vitality, courage, and inner strength.  Affirmation: ”The power and strength of the red energies bring me courage and motivation for what I must do today.”

color affirmations for chakras

ORANGE (Sacral Chakra)  promotes happiness, confidence, and positive emotion.  Affirmation:  “The uplifting and inspiring orange energies give me joy and confidence in all that I do.”

color affirmations for the chakras

YELLOW (Solar Plexus)  provides knowledge, clarity, and self-esteem.  Affirmation:  ”The refreshing and cheerful yellow energies encourage me and give me focus and clarity in my thoughts and actions.”

color affirmations for the chakras

GREEN (Heart Chakra) creates balance, love, and self-control. Affirmation:  ”The comforting and balancing green energies fill my heart with compassion for myself and others.”

color affirmations for the chakras

BLUE (Throat Chakra)  encourages leadership, inner truth, and understanding.  Affirmation:  ”The calming and tranquil blue energies enable me to express my thoughts and feelings openly.”

color affirmations for the chakras

INDIGO (Brow Chakra) enables intuition, empathy, and understanding.  Affirmation:  “The restorative and meditative indigo energies allow my intuition and spirituality to guide me through the day.”

color affirmations for the chakras

VIOLET (Crown Chakra)  supports peace, creativity and inspiration.  Affirmation:  ”The purifying and inspirational Violet energies foster my self-awareness and creativity.”

color affirmations for chakras

I find when working with clients that many times their Crown Chakra needs balancing.  The following lovely meditation for balancing the Crown Chakra was introduced by Sue Windred.   This would be an excellent chakra meditation to record in your own voice, reading slowly and allowing for pauses where appropriate. (The author’s spaces below indicate pauses).

“Sit back comfortably      with your back straight,      take a deep breath      and breathe out all your tension.    Imagine yourself on a grassy patch      on top of a hill. Looking up    you see a beautiful rainbow      in the clear blue sky.     All the colors are clear    yet blending into each other.    As you gaze at the rainbow    you feel it coming towards you.     You watch     as it gets closer     until it is above your head.    Sitting there    you feel the colors absorbing in through your Crown Chakra.

crown chakra meditationFeel the red going down to your Root Chakra.    The orange going down to your Sacral Center.   The yellow going down to your Solar Plexus.     The green going down to the heart.  The blue going to the throat.   The indigo going to third eye.   And the violet to your crown.  

Feel all the colors     absorbing     into all your chakras.     Sit for awhile     continue to take in all the colors.       When you are ready      open your eyes,      feeling relaxed     but alive.”

This chakra balancing meditation can be used whenever and as often as you like.

 

Violet Associated with Crown Chakra

March 1st, 2013 | Posted by Velda in COLORS

crown chakra color violet

The Crown Chakra is associated with the color Violet which is a blend of red (matter) and blue (spirit).  Violet has the shortest wavelength and the highest vibration of all the colors of the visible spectrum of light.  The calming color of Violet slows down nervous energy, which then helps slow down the nervous system.  It enhances artistic talent and creativity. Violet can be used to raise low self-esteem, stimulate dream activity, clarify our thinking,  and help us connect to our higher spiritual self.

People with balanced Violet energy have all their chakras spinning smoothly with the energy flowing freely in their body from bottom to top.  They radiate health, peace, harmony, and effortless energy.

violet is the color of transformation

Self-Comforting & Calming Energy Exercise

February 15th, 2013 | Posted by Velda in COLORS

Practice this exercise whenever you need self-comforting and calming energy.  Start by placing right hand over the middle of your chest, and left hand on top of right hand. Close your eyes and begin breathing in and out slowly.  Envision the color emerald green swirling around in the palm of your hand and flowing into your Heart Chakra.

Focus your intent on filling your Heart Chakra with warm and radiant loving energy.  Breathe deeply and allow the calming warmth to flow through your entire inner being.  This can bring a feeling of unconditional love and sometimes tears from the feelings of comfort, relieve, and gratitude.  ENJOY!

Indigo’s Healing Properties & More

February 9th, 2013 | Posted by Velda in COLORS

healing properites of indigo

The healing properties of Indigo may help when needing to find inner balance, calming nerves and lymphatic systems, having hearing or eye problems, or sleeping problems. Indigo is a great purifier of the bloodstream. It may also benefit mental problems. Indigo relates to self responsibility and following one’s own intuition. This is the healing color for the Brow Chakra.

Indigo combines the deep blue of devotion with a trace of stabilizing and objective red. This color is cool and electric. When surrounded with too much Indigo, the ego can get the better of us and we can begin to think we are spiritually above others. With too little Indigo in our lives, we can become over sensitive, fearful, and undisciplined withdrawing into the fantasies of romantic novels and wishful thinking.

Is Blue the Color Therapy for You?

January 28th, 2013 | Posted by Velda in COLORS

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The healing properties of blue may help calm strong emotions, anger, aggression, hysteria, and soothe mind and nerves.  Blue color therapy can cool down inflammations, reduce fevers, and help with insomnia.  Because the color blue is associated with the Throat Chakra, blue color therapy can help with eyes, ears, nose, and throat problems.

 

Those with a preference for blue find the color cool and soothing.  It is a color that makes them feel at peace and restful.  People who prefer blue often keep their distance but will offer calm and practical help when needed.

A person with an aversion to blue may be very disciplined, strong career worker, and doesn’t care for commentary or restriction.  Also too much exposure to blue can create depression, feelings of gloom, fearfulness or melancholy.

 

 

Green is a Good General Healing Color

January 18th, 2013 | Posted by Velda in COLORS

greenisahealingcolorforbodyandmindGreen color therapy is a good general healing color.  The Heart Chakra is stimulated by the color green and this color helps with issues of the heart.  Green helps bring harmony, balance, and possesses a soothing influence on both mind and body.  Because Green is a combination of both yellow and blue, this energy brings growth, compassion, unconditional love, openness, forgiveness, acceptance and contentment.

Love it:  People who associate themselves with green often show a keen interest in nature, fellowmen, health and healing.  They tend to dislike conflicts. They are drawn to peace, rest, hope, comfort, and calmness.  Hate it:  A person with an aversion to green may be more interested in independence and self-development than in a warm family-life.  They may prefer to keep a certain distance in relationships.

 

 

 

 

Can Healing Yellow Help Winter Blues?

January 10th, 2013 | Posted by Velda in COLORS

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We can benefit bringing the warmth and radiant energy of yellow into our winter months.  Yellow is mentally stimulating, strengthens the nervous system, stimulates the solar plexus, helps the pores of the skin, aids scarred tissue in healing itself, great color for treating depression and great for one’s confidence.  Chase away the winter blues by letting  your inner child try to out laugh a large smiley face - my kind of exercise.