TOO MANY BOXES

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.

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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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17 Days in Colour – Gold

We all love gold don’t we? Gold plays such an important role in life symbolising wealth & prosperity. We use gold for accessories, to celebrate marriage and to remember those vows on anniversaries but what about the other benefits of this mysterious colour?

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The Esoteric/magickal benefits of gold include absolute authority, (self)confidence, creativity, perfection, solar energies, male energy, financial riches, investments, luxury, winning, worldly power, magickal power, overcoming bad habits/addictions. So in a nutshell the colour gold symbolises strength & control. But there’s more to this amazing colour and it isn’t what you’d expect. Whilst gold symbolises self confidence & authority, dominating it is the exact opposite. Many people who choose gold to wear, do so to make a statement & to be seen. It’s almost like ‘wearing a visibility jacket because without it you wouldn’t be quite as obvious.’ People favouring gold accessories & clothing often feel the need to shine having spent too long in the shadow of others, whether it be siblings or others.
Because Gold preference is all about image & the need to belong, it’s strongly connected to the solar plexus or Manipura Chakra. This is the point just above the navel representing attachment to old beliefs, ideals or materialism.

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17 DAYS in COLOUR (Red)

Thanks for joining me on day 2 of our 17 Days in Colour. Today we’re looking at the healing powers & magical properties of RED.

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Healing properties: The colour RED Brings warmth, energy and stimulation, so it’s great to wear if you’ve been suffering tiredness and low energy.  Red energizes the heart and improves blood circulation. It also helps to raise blood pressure so it’s best not to wear red if your blood pressure’s already high.  Red is fantastic for strengthening  all the organs and more importantly, heightening the senses – hearing, smell, taste, vision and touch.  For those with low libido, wearing red is known to increases sexual desire and activity.  Additionally red is evidenced to stimulate ovulation. If you’re using colour as a healing tool, Never wear too much red if you have cancer as this color will stimulate cell growth. Continue reading

You Are Your Best Therapist

Why Buy What You Already Have?

imageThere’s an old Lancashire saying “There’s Nowt Stranger than Folk” and it’s true.  If we go to the fridge and there’s enough food, we don’t go and buy more.  If we’ve eaten a hearty meal, we don’t just eat another, so why do we spend vast amounts of money for someone to solve problems we already have the answers to? It’s a complex question, but often it’s more difficult to look internally than externally – why? Because looking inwardly can reveal things about us we’d rather not admit or face. We live and work on automatic pilot, often jeopardising our own health – anything but face our problems head on. Then when our body grinds to a halt & our mental health suffers, we seek out therapy. The mind is a powerful tool, when relaxed it can help us rationalise and make sense of things in a way we can’t do when it’s busy. This is why meditation is key to our mental & physical wellbeing.

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