GREEN: The fourth chakra corresponds to the heart and lung center. It is the seat of love, forgiveness, and compassion. Breathing more deeply and fully increases the amount of oxygen in the blood. Good posture encourages deep breathing, good circulation, a calmer mind, improved concentration and mood, and better function of all the organs. Wear comfortable clothing that promotes circulation without binding. Take walks in the pine forests or along the beach and breathe the air.
Live a greener life. Support organics. Go vegetarian, or even raw food vegan pedestrian. Recycle more than you already do. Vote with your dollars. Buy that which supports good cause and do your best to consume less that is harmful or polluting to the planet. This may be the year that you stop buying things that require dry cleaning and buy some organic cotton or hemp clothes. We can’t just talk about saving whales and rainforests. Put your money where your mouth is and be willing to donate to at least some good causes. Gardens affirm our belief in the future, even if it’s only on the balcony, or a sprout garden on the kitchen counter. Start or join a community garden. Plant fruit trees. “The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The next best time is now.” Learn about wild edibles instead of spraying them. Be a steward of the earth and help recreate a paradise. Have an attitude of gratitude. Dark green leafy vegetables such as kale, arugula, watercress, and avocados give us the green ray. Super foods like barley grass and wheat grass juice, blue green algae, spirulina and chlorella can be highly energizing, alkalinizing and help support us when letting go of addictions.
BLUE: The fifth chakra corresponds to the base of throat, thyroid and parathyroid. It is the center of the spoken word and communication. Speak out more. Take time to sign petitions or write letters to the editor about community concerns. Is there something that you might like to teach others or give a class on? Before I taught at a university, I gave herb walks for my daughter’s Brownie troops. It all starts somewhere. Have a hobby you love as a form of self-expression. Hand activities keep our brains alert, and hands out of the snack bowl. Drawing, playing a musical instrument, knitting, crochet, sketching, sewing, woodworking, origami, and beadwork can all make our realms more enriched. Let your projects be an expression of your love and positive thoughts. Blueberries, blue corn, and plums are foods to bring in the blue ray.
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INDIGO: Between the eyebrows, deep in the brain, the pituitary regulates the glandular function of the entire body. This is the center of intelligence and intuition.
Perhaps some old habit is getting in the way. Be clear that you want to give up your addiction. Write down all the reasons you want to let go of an addiction and post it in several places where you will see it daily. Find support with a qualified practitioner, on the net or with a group for your concerns. Supplements such as GTF chromium (which helps stabilize blood sugar levels), B complex and calcium magnesium (which calm and nourish the nervous system) all can support one letting go of addictions. Learn about getting more alkaline. When our bodies are in a more acidic state, it is easy to feel overwhelmed with unhealthful cravings.
Keep learning new things your entire life. Is there something you have always wanted to learn? Make a commitment to read a least two books on the subject and/or take a class on it this year. Listening to motivational tapes put your consciousness where you want it. Rather than playing video games about destruction, check out some of the tools at wilddivine.com that have video games that inspire higher consciousness.
Black sesame seeds, elderberries, currants, and raisins all represent the indigo color.
VIOLET: The “crown” chakra corresponds to the pineal gland at top of head. It is the center of divine consciousness and spirituality. Do you have a path that helps you feel connected to Divine Source? This might be the year that you visit a place of worship, remember to pray, learn to meditate, join a spiritual study or discussion group, create an altar or place for contemplation in your home, or read books that are spiritually uplifting.
Acai fruit, grapes, and purple cabbage, are reminders of the violet ray.
May this New Year be filled with truth, beauty, goodness, and health!
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