Have you noticed how we humans tend to dissect ourselves and put the different parts in clearly labeled boxes? Let me try to explain further…..We often define ourselves by our jobs, religion, position in life etc.
This struck me a couple of days ago whilst running a self awareness & self development workshop. Each person was asked to tell me a little bit about ‘him/herself.’ As each one spoke it struck me, most of us define ourself by things, people & situations around us. For example; I’m a teacher, a mother, husband or wife. I’m a Christian or I work in a high ranking job. But nobody spoke about his or herself as a person. So I set the following exercise:
You’re given weeks to live. Already you’re becoming dependent on those around you for feeding, bathing etc. Your job has gone now & although you’re missed, you’ve been replaced already. All the clothes you own, suits, dresses, shoes etc will soon all belong to someone else maybe resold through the charity shop. It’s the same with your husband or wife, they’ll one day share their life with another but right now they’re responsible for your comfort and care. Deep down in your heart, you know your beautiful children & grandchildren will always remember you through photos, but may very well call someone else mum & grandma in the future. Everything you own, your life savings, the world you thought you knew & the dreams you had, are all relative now as you lay confined to your bed.
All the external things that once defined you have pretty much gone. Who are you?
What are your thoughts?
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Have you noticed how your favourite colour is different now than it was as a child?
As we move through life’s journey, our health & experiences change and believe it or not, colour plays a major part in this. Did you know, the colours you wear or surround yourself with can affect your physical & mental health? – it’s true. Each day for the next 17 Days you’ll find a different colour and a full description of its health benefits. Let’s start with ORANGE…
The Life Chaging Benefits of Orange
Healing properties: Orange is warm, mood lifting & non-constricting. Surrounding ourselves with the colour orange has a freeing action upon the body and mind and is an instant reliever of tension. When we feel stuck in life, wearing orange clothes or accessories helps us find clarity. This is because the colour orange stimulates creative thinking and enthusiasm. Burning a drop of Orange essential oil, stimulates the lungs, the respiratory & digestive system and also Increases thyroid activity. If you have muscle cramps from working out, mix 5 drops of orange essential oil in a cup of olive oil & massage into the muscles ( Always check for Contraindications before use) and if you’re breastfeeding, eating an orange each day will increase breast milk.
Orange links strongly with the sacral chakra.
It’s magickal benefits are said to attract the Deities of good luck and fortune.
If RED is your Colour – Check Out Tomorrow’s Post!