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Blue ~

As much as I love green, and cannot live without it, I love the color blue even more. Most specifically the color of lapis lazuli, or indigo, the color of the midnight sky. Yes, you may have gathered by now that I am a color addict. Where another person may want a fix of a drug like heroin, give me a good set of colored pencils and I will be quite happy for days. Many of the drawings on this blog are my “work”, I put that in quotes because it is sheer joy to draw. A pity I cannot seem to earn a living at it, as that would be truly a vocation to live with. Hm, I was just Googling the colors again, and it seems that I am extremely ordinary, blue being the all time favorite color with green following as a close second. I like that, I don’t often get to celebrate being normal like the rest of the world, that’s kind of nice!

Blue is considered “honest”, i.e. true blue, loyal and faithful. It symbolizescommitment and constancy, presumably because it is indeed the color of the sky and of water, (which is colorless and reflective, and mostly reflects the sky. Blue is considered cooling, and a color that is used in Emergency rooms as it is calming. Blue is also a color associated with the intuition and the aiding of it.

The Trivia Library had some fun things to say about blue. This color is also considered to indicate depression, extremes of loneliness and sorrow. I love the blueness of the sky, there is something quite reassuring about the constancy of that sky in a world that just keeps on changing whether I want it to or not. From Wikipedia, my favorite quick source on the web;

Blue is a colour, the perception of which is evoked by light having a spectrum dominated by energy with a wavelength of roughly 440–490 nm. It is considered one of the additive primary colours. On the HSV Colour Wheel, the complement of blue is yellow; that is, a colour corresponding to an equal mixture of red and green light. On a colour wheel based on traditional colour theory (RYB), the complementary colour to blue is considered to be orange (based on the Munsell colour wheel).[2] The English language commonly uses “blue” to refer to any colour from navy blue to cyan. The word itself is derived from the Old French word bleu.

The bluebird as a totem is about inner, true happiness, and the mindfulness that brings that awareness. Since blue is attuned to the throat chakra, it is about speaking truth for happiness to awaken in it’s carrier. The bluebird totem is also a reminder to be open to creatively expressing yourself, whether through singing, (bluebirds are songbirds, after all), painting or writing.

The 8th ~

8 ) The Song is always evolving. The only constant in the Universe is change.

Change is a dirty word to many people. This has always been so, even to the point that 13, the number for “cosmic” change, remains a signal of bad luck from a time when superstition ruled our daily existence. The only symbol for change that is not disliked at a subliminal level is the butterfly, which always signals beneficial and gentle change.

We humans are not likely to seek change, ever, and more likely to grab onto anything we can to bring even an illusion of stability, whether it be religion or money or another person. That becomes complicated by the fact that the human body is always changing from infancy to elder. We have an entire group of industries in cosmetics and plastic surgery to keep that nasty creature, change, from knocking at our door. We are to a point where our society decries wisdom, eschewing it’s benefits for the gloss of skin that will not tell that we are older.

Do we really think we can fool that fellow with the sythe? Apparently there are many willing to bet in that direction. I am not, I am betting that the old one with the sythe will catch me when it is time for me to cross over, and I will not run. I treasure the teachings of the old wise ones, from Lao Tse, to Einstein. We must be willing to grasp the changes and make them work for us if we wish to evolve into a people of maturity and wisdom. These are far more important, or should be, than the surgeries and cosmetics that fool each other if not the Reaper.

There are many forms of wisdom, all of them important, and saddest of all, perhaps, is that the great Lady Wisdom has promised to bless all who seek her. (see Proverbs). It is Divine Wisdom that is the object of search for mysticism, the path I follow. I believe it is she, Lady Wisdom, who has kept me on a good path and out of serious trouble for most of my life. This is not because of some great private gift that is mine alone, she promises to give to all who seek her, that is the truly wonderfly part about serving her, she is not an exclusivist in any way, if you want wisdom, it is yours, you need only seek it.

Our Universe is in a constant state of change, the only way to deal with that with grace is to gain the help of the Lady, and hold on, because you are in for the ride of your life.

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