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Change Your Colors, Change Your Life

Change Your Colors, Change Your Life

If you want a makeover–a fresh start, a new outlook, an energized zing for spring–take a hint from Mother Nature (even now in the midst of her own marvelous transformation) and let color give you just the right helping hand.

Want to feel more relaxed? Less angry? More motivated, passionate, or creative? Find out which colors will help you make the attitude adjustment that spring calls for from each of us. Set an intention with color, starting here:

First, give some thought to the feeling or quality you most want to embody in the warmer months ahead. Then see which colors will help you attain it. Wear them, surround yourself with them, or use them as a focus for meditation.

For greater ease, relaxation, serenity: Pale pinks, blues, lavender, soft gray (if you are depressed or low on energy, you may want to shift your color scheme away from these).

For more fierce energy and passion: Reds (if you have anger issues, you may want to avoid this color).

For more motivation, drive, will: Yellow-gold, orange (if you’re a type A on the verge of burnout, steer clear of orange).

For more brain power and ability to concentrate: Clear yellow.

For more creativity, growth, optimism: Greens.

For a sense of protection, clarity, fresh start: White.

For greater awareness, empowerment, and dignity: Purple.

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By Cait Johnson, author of Earth, Water, Fire, and Air (SkyLight Paths, 2003).

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.

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9:15AM PDT on Jul 6, 2012

thanks for sharing.

2:15PM PDT on Jun 9, 2012


10:33PM PDT on Jun 8, 2012

Colours affect different people in different ways. It's important to get familiar with which colours perk you up, which ones bliss you out and which ones give you the heebie jeebies!

8:00AM PDT on Apr 10, 2012

Thank you, I believe colors do play a very important role.

7:59AM PDT on Apr 10, 2012

Thank you, I believe colors do play a very important role.

4:43PM PDT on Apr 9, 2012

see, that's different for everyone though. for me, if I want to relax I need dark colors like grey and black. for optimism and a mood boost, oranges, yellows, and white do it for me.

2:10PM PDT on Apr 9, 2012

Thank you, great article :)

5:28PM PDT on Apr 6, 2012

Colors are wonderful, beautiful and powerful.

3:29PM PDT on Apr 6, 2012

Different colors give off different vibrations. It is taught that you can even learn to recognize the colors while holding them blindfolded. I can feel different vibrations with stones of different colors but that may also be the composition of the stone.

2:30PM PDT on Apr 6, 2012


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