Remember Sesame Street? Each day the program was brought to you by the letter “A “(or B or C and so on). So I thought what about a colour of the day? Following up on Laurie’s green theme, I would suggest that today is brought to you by the colour green!
Green is the colour of spring! What a delight after the grey tones of winter to gaze upon the yellow-green grass and foliage springing up everywhere. It is almost a fluorescent colour in the early spring before it turns to a deeper hue as we move into the summer months. Take a moment today to let your eyes gaze upon the colour green. Green is the colour found most in nature and so it is no surprise that the “green” movement got its’ name from its association with nature. Organic foods, natural materials, recycling, and even green energy are all by-products of what nature already does naturally! Man made, synthetic and genetically modified products have brought us great economic and efficiency gains along with great perils to our planet. Our celebration of Earth Day on April 22 is an important reminder to take care of our planet as our well-being and health is directly linked to the well-being and health of mother earth.
In her book “Colour of the Soul” author June McLeod explores how colour directly influences the way we feel. Our moods can change according to our surroundings and we may not even be aware of it. Colour therapy, as described by McLeod can be used to transform your life, by healing our body and soul. It is no surprise that green is a powerful colour! Green is associated with the heart and when used as a healing colour brings the quality of balance. Green is associated with unconditional love, compassion, forgiveness and understanding. So how does one use colour therapy for healing? A simple way to experience the healing qualities of colour, is to wear it or use it in your home décor. As each colour has something to offer, you would first want to refer to her charts to determine which colour/s you need to add into your life.
Wasn’t it Kermit the frog who said “It’s not easy being green”? I think it would be fair to say that we all need a little more green in our lives.
Get your green on!