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Green ~

We have spoken in passing about color having energy that is the frequency of the color as it is. I want to talk about some of the colors and how they affect me, not as a be all end all answer for any one else, but as a means of checking what they do to each of us, by what they do to each other.

I am absolutely in Looooove with most green colors. There are some, those associated with babies and diapers, that are not among my favorites, but the fresh greens of leaves in spring, and sunshine on grass, those greens are almost literally heart refreshing for me. I never knew how much they were a necessary part of my everyday life until I tried to live for a year in New Mexico. I enjoyed the people, and lived near the Rio Grande in Albuquerque, but it was not the same as northern Indiana. I am now residing in southern Texas, still green, as we are only about 100 miles from the Gulf, but not the same as Indiana, I miss my home. In Googling green, these are some of the things that come up ~

Green is the color that is at the level of the heart chakra, and is considered a “nourishing” color, yes, it is the color of the veggies, so that is a bit of a pun, but there seems more to it than that, It stands for life and renewal: it is a restful color and the “cleaner” greens when coupled with blue can very much denote balance, as in nature. Used with it’s complementary color red, it is associated with Christmas, (which reminds me . . . . . . .)

Green is considered an optimistic color, full of hope and healing. Spiritually, this is considered the color of unconditional love, forgiveness and compassion. These are the keywords associated with the color green: Growth, fertility, harmony, healing, refreshing, peaceful, contentment, satisfaction, confidence,  money, prosperity, hope,  luck,  beauty, balance, self respect, learning.

Worthy of note, when speaking of green there are strong negatives as well as positives, as one can be green with envy, and jealousy is one of the strongest of negative emotions, though of course, that would not be a “clean” green, but one that looked muddy or drab, or even phosphorescent. I was going to chat about all the colors, but maybe I will speak of each of the colors of the rainbow seperately.

From Wikipedia ~

Green is a color, the perception of which is evoked by light having a spectrum dominated by energy with a wavelength of roughly 520–570-nm. In the subtractive color system, it is not a primary color, but is created out of a mixture of yellow and blue, or yellow and cyan; it is considered one of the additive primary colors. On the HSV color wheel, the complement of green is magenta; that is, a purple color corresponding to an equal mixture of red and blue light. On a color wheel based on traditional color theory (RYB), the complementary color to green is considered to be red.[6]

Culturally, green has broad and sometimes contradictory meanings. In some cultures, green symbolizes hope and growth, while in others, it is associated with death, sickness, envy or the devil. The most common associations, however, are found in its ties to nature. For example, Islam venerates the color, as it expects paradise to be full of lush greenery. Green is also associated with regeneration, fertility and rebirth for its connections to nature. Recent political groups have taken on the color as symbol of environmental protection and social justice, and consider themselves part of the Green movement, some naming themselves Green parties. This has led to similar campaigns in advertising, as companies have sold green, or environmentally friendly, products.

The word green is closely related to the Old English verb growan, “to grow”. It is used to describe plants or the ocean. Sometimes it can also describe someone who is inexperienced, jealous, or sick. In America, green is a slang term for money, among other things. Several colloquialisms have derived from these meanings, such as “green around the gills”, a phrase used to describe a person who looks ill.

Several minerals have a green color, including the emerald, which is colored green by its chromium content. Animals such as frogs, lizards, and other reptiles and amphibians, fish, insects, and birds, appear green because of a mixture of layers of blue and green coloring on their skin. By far the largest contributor to green in nature is chlorophyll, the chemical by which plants photosynthesize. Many creatures have adapted to their green environments by taking on a green hue themselves as camouflage.

Thanks, as always, for stopping by, Su

The 13th Principle, oooooh bad luck?

13) Harmonic Resonance is achieved as we learn to flow with the Sacred Song. Dissonance results from resisting the flow of the song. Be certain of nothing, for as surely as you are certain, you are certainly wrong.

I have long been one of those incredibly curious people, in fact, my mother used to kid about how she should have made my middle name “Why?” I have even observed how the little ones move around in their world, and curiosity is natural, folks, it’s parents and teachers who pound it out of us at an early age. So be careful how you respond to that constant “Why?” One of my ‘why’s’ was what made people think of certain things as “bad luck”, like black cats, and the number 13.

When I found out that to the ancients the number 13 was significant of change of any kind, I realized that was it, nobody likes change, so any indicator of change would get a bad reputation. Pretty simple, eh? What about black cats? The ancients thought of them as guardians, who would warn us off of something if there was trouble down the road. So, the black cat crossing your path was warning you, not bringing the bad luck to you. That figures, we humans are good at shooting the messenger.

I always figured I was doomed to an early grave, since curiosity killed the cat, which is one of my totems, and the curiosity is still alive and perking in me, but, here I am, just turned 56 a couple of weeks ago, and still asking “why?” Well, who knows, with my heart doing puddle jumps these days, it could be anytime, but, ya know, 56 really isn’t an early grave, all things considered.

One of the “why’s” that has happened over the years is that sometimes, when I have been seeking an answer for a while, when the answer comes there will be a type of ringing in the ears that seems to indicate that I need to pay attention to what’s happening. I love that, that the universe actually will tell us when we’re closing in on one of the important things in life. It seems a shame that isn’t in some “manual” somewhere, so that more people actually know it when it happens.

And I know that almost all of my fellow travelers wish we came with a tried and true owner’s manual. There are some who believe that is the Bible. That’s fine, but there are too many man-made glitches there for me to trust it completely, and, unfortunately, any manual I have ever seen bears the fingerprints of “humans” all over it. What the hey, if it were produced by non-humans we would probably find reasons to doubt it, we are good at that. But, the warning to be certain of nothing, that holds true for almost everything I have ever run into, when you become that certain, you are certainly wrong.

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