a few weeks ago, i ordered a book called wishcraft, referred to me by another book i was reading.
i received a version with a super fun, cheesy 70's cover, which sort of deterred me from taking it seriously at first. but it's been a pretty decent read.
so far, there have been a lot of exercises asking you to look at yourself in a ways that you wouldn't normally. one in particular asked that we see ourselves as our favorite color.
what's different about this is that it's not supposed to be you, simply describing the color. no. we become the color and THEN describe ourselves as that color. if that makes any sense. for instance "i am pink. i am girly." etc.
of course this IS just another way of seeing ourselves. but the point is to get us to see from the outside, without any of your own judgements and perceptions of yourself clouding the way.
i couldn't choose just one, so i picked green and aqua.
for green i wrote- bright, cheery, fresh. happy, carefree, full of life.
it's interesting. i do believe this description *is* chantilly at her essence...
but here in the "real world", i don't often get to see this side of myself as much as i'd like. i actually often forget about this side of myself. which is maybe why i like to have it around- as an unconsious reminder that this is who i am at my core.
i also discovered aqua or mint green is a color i wear when i want to feel special. usually just as an accent color, or a color i use in my surroundings.
my urban ears headphones...
for insance, you might notice it's been the preferred color of my blog design for quite some time.
i think back at the times in my life when i've worn aqua, and it was often a time when i wanted to feel a certain nice feeling about myself- not particularly for anyone else. just for me.
also, i was once told by an energy healer (i was wearing turquoise/ aqua at the time), that the energy inside me sometimes burns especially hot. so it made sense that i preferred cooler tones to balance it out.
it's interesting to think how a little thing like color affects our lives, and reflects our personalities.
~what are your favorite colors?
~if you were to "become" that color, what would it say about itself?
~what is your relationship to it, and what does it say about you?