Balance Your Colors through Coloring

Have you joined the coloring book craze? Or do you think coloring is just a pastime– something to do when you’re bored or need a timeout?    Our mandala coloring book is different. You color with a pair of color complements in all their stunning hues.  Red/Green Orange/Blue      Yellow/Purple   And then you can color with the rainbow of all three pairs. Along the way, you create your own mandalas (no art talent required). This coloring book offers a simple way to  increase your energy, bring out your creativity, sooth your emotions, and bring balance to your life.  Using  complementary colors will give you new insights to shift your energy and transform your life. The difference is in the balance of the complements. The warm colors (Red, Orange & Yellow) paired with the cool colors (Green, Blue, and Purple)  create a Tao of Coloring. The warm colors open the flow in your human understanding and the cool colors highlight your deeper understanding.  Together they remind you that you are more than human and, at the same time, being human is important. Here’s how I used this coloring strategy to balance my colors: Earlier this month I had myself tightly scheduled between workshops, presentations, and a holistic fair. Early on a Saturday morning, while it was still dark, I was carrying the last box of products to my car. Instead of calling my daughter next door to turn on the light, I started down the porch steps in the dark. Next thing I knew I was tumbling down the stairs. A neighbor, out with his dog, heard my startled...

Emanate Your Magnificence!

You may feel them as body aches and pains, feeling low, noticing that odd thoughts surface, or that you just don’t trust your deeper self. You are not alone. Many are experiencing this. Allow yourself to notice what surfaces without becoming it. Feel the emotions. Notice the thoughts. Be aware of the part of you that doesn’t trust. As you give attention to them, without taking on these emotions and beliefs, there is a healing that can take place. Call in the colors to help. You don’t have to know which ones.  Just allow the appropriate frequency of color to appear in your mind’s eye. Wrap it around you. When you are ready, go deep to find your inner light. Celebrate your magnificence. Notice how this also allows you to celebrate the courage of your human self who is willing to embrace your inner truth without minimizing its part in this incarnation. As your human/divine magnificence, you become more aware of your soul in human form. This is the power of Love right here, right now.   The Luminary called “Love” says:    When humanity acts from fear, Love disappears  It is as if a veil is placed    between humans and that which most deeply connects them to Love.    Survival becomes the main focus. That can change. Love has never    left. Humans often fear being abandoned, but Love, with all its attributes, waits in the wings ready to be acknowledged.  Remember that you were           birthed from Love; therefore, you are a rainbow energy imprint of Love.   The Luminary called “Illumination”...

Shifting from Judgmental to Discerning

Are you programmed to be judgmental?  I certainly was. I don’t mean using good judgment to make the best decision you can; I mean looking for the flaws in myself and others. This kind of judgment is charged with emotions and expectations for how we need to change and, of course, how others need to change. Here are some messages that are judgmental. Judgmental: You’re wrong; you need to change your opinion. You’re doing it wrong; you need to change how you do it. Disagreeing means you are not paying attention to the facts I am presenting. If you paid  attention to the facts, you would agree with me. (In group think)You’re right; let’s make sure everyone else agrees. For me, being judgmental feels like a dead end because there is only one right choice. If you do not make that choice, there is a need to change you. Those with the power can be relentless in forcing you to change. Because there is only one right choice, those who agree can feel entitled to make others change.         Here’s how discerning can work. Discerning             Besides the facts, intuition and knowingness factor into choices. As much as possible, you step back from the situation, so you are less likely to see the situation through fearful thoughts and emotions or opinions and agreements that have come from outside of you. You make choices that are right for you. You do not assume that this is the right choice for others. You do not assume that others must change what they believe....

Imagine there’s No Cellphone

I found Peggy’s blog article a great way to reflect on modern culture.  How do we make choices about how we use our energy and time?  If we don’t stay conscious, we can allow the outside world to take the driver’s seat. Peggy is a close friend and mentor.  I always find what she shares to be insightful and helpful. Arlene Arnold www.ThePowerofColor.com Imagine there’s No Cellphone – Peggy Smith I just had the strangest time traveler moment.  I was futzing about doing daily stuff; cleaning bathrooms, vacuuming, changing sheets, doing laundry and general life maintenance when I realized I didn’t know where my cell phone was.  It had been over an hour since anyone had called, texted or nudged me and then panic set in.  Did I drop it in the washer on the last load?  OMG! At that moment it was as though I walked through a secret door or fell in a rabbit hole because I found myself sitting down at the top of the stairway in a timeless drift. I was remembering that once upon a time in my life there were no cell phones, laptops, iPads, or streaming videos.  Yep, I’m that old.  It didn’t seem to matter any longer if I found my cell phone or not.  I heard a familiar melody running through my head and the voice of John Lennon singing, Imagine there’s no cellphone, Imagine if you can There is no IMS or keypad at hand Imagine all the people living without a tweet No chat or Facebook; we can only speak Sure we have the T.V. and land-line telephones But when you’re traveling,...

Putting Life in Order

Affirmation:  I am putting my life in order! This affirmation became a place of contemplation for me. Here’s what came to me. Why put my life in order? My brain feels free when life is in order. This doesn’t have to be a confining space. It can be a clear space. Order clears the chaos. It frees creativity, allowing higher wisdom to move in easily. Why does order create creativity? The brain will not settle in chaos. It swirls instead. Swirling not only confuses those around me, but it also hides the nuggets of wisdom and creativity ready to emerge.   What are some ways I can put my life in order?   Align with Divine Spirit Breathe Ask “What is my heart’s desire today?” What is my first step toward that heart’s desire? Do it now. Home Study Opportunities for Putting Life in Order: Basic Color Course, Level 1: Balance 3 pairs of complementary chakras so you are operating from both your human and divine self. This can bring order to chaos that tends to drain your life force. Balancing Masculine and Feminine Energies Here you balance the human and divine aspects of the feminine and masculine.  Then you bring these balanced aspects into a new partnership. This is the empowered you! Feel energized, aware, and excited about life. Come Join the One Community at The Power of Color Meet others on a spiritual journey Support each other Receive inspiration Meet on a monthly conference call Share your expertise and...

Compliments Raise Our Vibration

I watched a video (link below) that really caught my interest this morning.  It steered me in a helpful direction. In this video Matt Kahn encourages us to leave behind what we think is our truth and move into becoming “goodness.”  He claims that giving compliments to yourself and others allows us to move into the heart and become the goodness we are.  This raises our vibration and consequently radiates that goodness. When you are in a conversation with someone who is very negative, giving them a compliment is the farthest thing from our natural response.  But, feel the energy of this kind of response.   “I can see how passionate you are about that!” “How deeply you feel for the pain in the world.” “I can feel how much you want life to be different.” “You are so observant!” Can you feel the shift in the energy?  You are not saying they are wrong to feel that way.  You are saying there is something wonderful about them.  They matter and you care that they matter. If they persist in going back to the negative, then find something else to compliment them on.  According to Kahn it sometimes take 3 times for the energy to shift. This is a spiritual practice.  This will help us as much as the other person because we will be leaving behind judgment of where they are coming from.  According to Kahn the person’s negativity can be the soul’s attempt to break through old patterns.  Your compliment may be part of that break-through. Then, there is the more challenging part of giving ourselves compliments....