Sense-Based Activities for Aura Color Personalities
Sense-based activities are activities that relate specifically to your senses of Sight, Sound, Smell, Taste Touch and Spirit. Whenever you feel stressed it is because your senses have been, either, over or under stimulated. An example of over-stimulation might be having spent the past 2-3 hours at a rock concert or a job interview, while an example of under-stimulation might be having spent too much time sitting at work, not getting any exercise or feeling bored, which is usually a sign of needing to let your creative side out.
My Aura Energy Self-Test reveals any possible energy imbalances you may be experiencing and the sense-based activities on this page can help you to correct energy imbalances.
This page is purposefully long to make sure you have access to all sense-based activities at a single glance to choose from, but they are color coded so you will always know which section you are in.
Color Therapy Boxes and Guided Meditations are also available by clicking on the interactive links in each of the sections below.
So, how do you choose a sense-based activity?
You can either scroll through and choose an activity that appeals to you, as your intuition is your best guide to knowing what you need most or you can take my Aura Energy Self-Test to see if you have any low energy chakra scores and go from there. For example, should you discover you have a low energy test score in BLUE (the Throat chakra) you will want to choose BLUE sense-based activities.
Really high scores in just one or two chakras can be toned down for better over-all energy balance by using the color wheel above. Let's say, instead, you have an extremely high test score in BLUE. The opposite of Blue is Orange. So, you will want to choose ORANGE sense-based activities for a better balance of energy. High in Violet? Choose GREEN sense-based activities and so on.
Violet Aura Color Personality Sense-Based Activities (Choleric)
Engaging the Sense of Spirit to Increase the Energy of the Crown Chakra
Smudge Fire burns away impurities, while smoke carries those impurities and bad spirits away from us. When smudging, light the incense, herbs or smudge stick (usually sage). It is often safer to light the herb in a shell or fireproof dish, rather than to hold it. You can use a feather, or just your hand, to gently wave the smoke from the dish so that it is pushed into the air about the room as you walk through the house in a space clearing ritual. Cup the smoke and waft it over your face like you would water, keeping your eyes closed if you are sensitive to smoke at all. Smudge over your eyes to see the truth, your ears to hear the truth, your throat to speak the truth, and your heart so that it is opened.
Meditating is easy. Just go somewhere quiet, close your eyes, and try to make your mind blank for a few minutes. At first your mind will be bombarded with all kinds of ‘talk’ and thoughts (grocery lists, ‘to-do’ lists, what you ate last night, what someone at work asked you, etc.). Just accept this. Don’t fight it. When this happens just give yourself a reminder to go back to ‘nothingness’. Perhaps you could focus on a blank screen of a particular color. If ‘nothingness’ or ‘a blank screen’ doesn’t work for you, think of a place you would love to be. A place that is quiet and serene, full of beauty and calm. Whenever the ‘talk’ or thoughts interrupt, return to your private paradise in your mind.
Also click on the Color Box and Guided Meditation button at the bottom of this section.
In this type of prayer, ask for nothing, but say thank you for everything you can possibly think of to be grateful for, even if it is just that the sun rose today.
Go to Church, a Meeting, a Class, or a Group
Whatever your social network is, get involved today. What do you or would you like to do? What would you like to learn? What would you like to share with others? Get involved, take a class, or attend a group.
Send a Card
With the internet available, real physical mail is almost unheard of. In fact, I would not be surprised to see post offices close down, except for packages in the very near future. Still, cards and letters are still enjoyed and appreciated. Send one today to show someone how special they are. Or, send one to yourself.
Write a Heart-Felt Letter
When we are unable to physically face a person to tell them how we feel, whether it’s out of fear of rejection or because they are no longer with us, it can be helpful to write a heartfelt letter to them letting them know your true feelings. These letters can be shared, burned, or buried (in a box or in the ground). The point is, you got your feelings out and those emotions are set free.
Along the same lines of getting your feelings out in a one-time letter (above), emotions can be set free by keeping a journal of your daily feelings and activities. The benefit of writing a journal is that you can begin to see patterns that are either negatively or positively affecting you as you find yourself writing out your thoughts.
Call a Friend or Family Member
Maybe you don’t have anything to say in particular or maybe you do. Call anyway. It’s not always about you. Sometimes, the other person may need you.
Visit a Friend or Family Member
There’s nothing like friendship to keep you going strong. Get off the computer. Stop texting. Go pay an actual visit. Build a memory for you and your friend to look back on. Good memories are the glue that hold life together and are the only thing you take with you when you leave this earth.
Give a Gift
When’s the last time you bought someone a gift and it wasn’t their birthday or a holiday? Indulge someone. Giving is receiving. It fills the heart with appreciation and gladness. Can’t afford to buy something? What about baking a treat or giving away something you no longer need or want?
Do a Favor for Someone
Lift your head. Look around you. Is there anyone who needs a favor that you could help with? When doing favors for others, some people do way too much and need to slow down, get focused on their own lives, and relax. But, some of us have allowed our sensitivities to keep us a little too isolated and reclusive. Doing a favor for someone can help us out of that rut.
Volunteer or Donate to a Charity
Consider volunteering or donating to a cause in which you find meaning. What do you have passion for? Would you like to share an experience, help those who are ill or in poverty, save wildlife, rescue animals, help rebuild after an earthquake? To find out what’s available in your area, perform a Google search.
Learn Something New
It has been proven that the cells of the brain renew themselves when your mind is actively engaged in new learning. Is there a second language, hobby, or subject of interest you would be interested in pursuing? By doing so, you will increase your mental capacity for years to come.
Join an Online Dating Site
Single? Don’t get out much or don’t have the time? Join an online dating site. Why not? You can always cancel and crawl back under the woodwork if you don’t care for it. I suggest the more popular sites, such as e-Harmony or Match.com as they are more concerned about actually matching you with someone who has characteristics and goals in common with yourself. Do be careful, however. Even the best of dating sites can be host to some real jerks.
Never meet someone alone for the first time. Set up a double or group date. At least, visit in public on your first few dates with a person until you get to know them.
Join a Singles Club in Your City
Another alternative to online dating is to join a singles club in your church, town or state. Singles clubs offer particular activities that you can join in that mirror your interests. Activities are always public and you are surrounded by others you can mingle with and get to know. It’s a good way to make friends and create a support network.
Take a Vacation from the Media
Be mindful of the things you allow yourself to watch on television and at the movies. You may think stimulating dramas, argumentative reality shows, horror flicks, and news channels are entertaining, but they are actually very draining and life shortening. Anything that is disturbing or feeds your eyes and ears negativity will cause your blood chemistry to become more acidic. Acidity causes a host of negative symptoms and diseases. So, avoid negative media as much as you can. Instead, opt for watching comedy shows or movies and shows that make you feel good about life. In fact, try not watching television for an entire week. Go outside and commune with nature instead.
Indigo Aura Color Personality Sense-Based Activities (Choleric & Phelgmatic)
Engaging Spirit & Sound to Increase the Energy of the Brow Chakra
The Brow Chakra (your intuition) works hand in hand with Spirit (the Crown Chakra, your vision) and Sound (the Throat Chakra, your voice). Check under these other two personalities (Violet and Blue) for sense-based activities that appeal to you.
Blue Aura Color Personality Sense-Based Activities (Phlegmatic)
Engaging the Sense of Sound to Increase the Energy of the Throat Chakra
I don't have to tell you that having your ears blasted with anything loud may eventually, and most likely, cause your ears damage. Most Highly Sensitive People avoid loud noise like the plague, preferring the softer side of sound, unless you are one of the HSP that prefer to live in the thrill zone.
Choose Sounds to Listen To
Listen to your cat purr. It has been documented that the purring sound a cat makes when it is content actually heals arthritis.
Listen to your child breathing while asleep, a bird chirping, a creek babbling, or soft, soft music.
Listen to silence. That is one sound we all get too little of and that is the sound of silence. How often do you sit in silence or, for that matter, sleep in silence. Turn off the TV and the radio when you are not really listening.
If you are lonely, call a friend and really listen to their voice without being distracted.
Visit a friend with children and listen to them laughing and running through the house. This is good medicine. After a while you probably won’t mind returning to quiet, but you’ll return feeling fuller.
Play an instrument.
Shake a rattle (or a can full of buttons or beans). Shaking rattles chases away negative energy and gives us an immediate boost.
Listen to music you are not familiar with from another genre or culture.
Choose Music to Sleep By
If you have trouble sleeping or have Tinnitus, invest in CDs with nature sounds or string instrumentals (Violin, Harp, Cello, Mandolin, Ruan, Guitar, etc.) and listen to them in order to fall asleep more quickly. Some HSP are partial to Piano. Either way, it is the softer side of music that is appreciated and music, such as from Pure White Noise, The Secret Garden, Celtic Women, music by Josh Groban or Eva Cassidy, Asian instrumentals, and meditational music are bound to heal the heart through the 'Sense of Hearing'.
Sounds & Musical Notes for Chakra Healing
Crown Chakra/Violet Sound: LA/Musical Note: B
Brow Chakra/Indigo Sound: BA/Musical Note: A
Throat Chakra/Blue Sound: RA/Musical Note: G
Heart Chakra/Green Sound: YAM/Musical Note: F
Solar Plexus Chakra/Yellow Sound: HA/Musical Note: E
Sacral Chakra/Orange Sound: AH/Musical Note: D
Root Chakra/Red Sound: AU/Musical Note: C
Consider Tuning Fork Therapy
Tuning forks help to balance your body’s natural energy flow. There are several sizes of forks to choose from. When tapped they each vibrate to a certain frequency and make a particular sound. When held against certain areas of the body (there’s a whole science to this) they can help to heal you emotionally and physically. Tuning Fork Therapy could also be included under sense of ‘Touch’.
Green Aura Color Personality Sense-Based Activities (Phlegmatic)
Engaging the Sense of Touch to Increase the Energy of the Heart Chakra
Hugs, warm baths, comfy clothes, and patting your dog's head all fall into this category. So does 'movement', as in dance, exercise, physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments, and making love. Anything your body touches or that touches your body falls into this category. Things you pick up, hold, or keep against your body, such as clothing, jewelry, cradling your cat, your child, or even caressing a simple stone also fall under 'The Sense of Touch'.
Hug Someone, Let Someone Hug You & Be Affectionate
We cannot get enough hugs and affection in life. Most of us are seriously deficient. Hug someone today. Hug yourself. Trouble in paradise?
Pet Your Cat or Hug Your Dog
Do you own a pet? Hug your pet. They love it and they love you unconditionally.
Intimacy means ‘closeness’. It is a natural emotional component of a healthy relationship. You can be intimate with anyone, as intimacy does not imply anything sexual. Intimacy is simply being close, having an understanding or a deep bond. You can be intimate with your best friend, your parents, your children, and even your dog. Sex, on the other hand, involves romanticism, love, passion, lust, and a physical expression of all of the above. Take time to wine and dine, romance, and love your partner physically. Write it into your schedule and don’t cancel your appointment.
Wrap Yourself Up
Wrap yourself up in a cozy robe or blanket and plunk yourself in the corner of your favorite chair or your bed. Grab a book or a magazine or your pet and just enjoy the warmth and coziness. Be grateful for your robe, your blanket, your chair, your bed, your book, your eyes to read with, and your pet who desires only your loving touch.
Give Yourself Make-Over
Giving yourself a make-over can make such a difference in how you feel about yourself. You can do this yourself or actually visit a salon. ‘Make-overs’ also apply to the sense of Sight.
Visit a Day Spa
Even if you have to save up the money to do so, go somewhere for a couple of hours and just be pampered liked a king or queen. You deserve it.
Clean Up and Organize a Closet or Space
Most Highly Sensitive People are organizers, but when sadness or depression sets in this gift can be ignored. If you have an area of your home or closet that’s getting messy, get to it. It will give you a wonderful sense of accomplishment and boost your self-esteem. Not to mention, it gets you moving.
Iron Some Clothes
Ironing. So many of us don’t perform this activity any longer. I think it is partly to do with wrinkles being in style, but also due to clothing being wash and wear. Still, there must be some things that could use a touch up. There’s nothing like a freshly laundered, creaseless T-shirt pulled over your head or smoothed pillowcases that look straight out of a Home & Garden magazine. Do some ironing!
Rearrange a Room or Cupboard
Sometimes, things just don’t flow well in the home because of placements. Look around your home. What have you been meaning to change or rearrange. Get up and go do that now. It will be one less thing to keep reminding yourself of.
Not everyone has a yard, much less a garden, but you can still enjoy planting and watching things grow. Consider houseplants, or potting some herbs on your window sill. Could you hang a window box, hang a tomato plant. Place a pot of flowers at your entry-way. These things help us to reconnect with nature and our roots. See my The Tiny Medieval Garden board on Pinterest for ideas on how to create a garden in the tiniest of spaces.
Wash Your Face
There’s nothing like a clean face to wake you up and bring back a bit of energy. Don’t hurry through this. Really take your time, feel your face. This might sound ridiculous, but we so often hurry through touching our skin when we are cleansing. Clean your face with your favorite soap or face cream, rinse (and really enjoy the water), pat dry gently, add a bit of face cream or olive oil afterwards, and enjoy newfound perspective.
Smooth On Lotion
Slathering on lotions and creams are kind of like giving yourself a mini-massage. You can also use olive, almond, or vegetable oil to do so. A bit of Crisco is great on the feet for healing dry, cracked skin.
Are you feeling like a moody? Shave your face, guys. And, ladies, shave those arm pits and legs. Even if you usually go all-natural, an occasional shave can be a real pick-me-up. Little changes can offer big boosts of energy.
Give Yourself a Body-Scrub
In a 16 ounce jar or plastic container, mix together 1 cup of dark brown sugar, ½ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Almond or Vegetable oil is fine to use), 1 teaspoon of vitamin E Oil (or open liquid gel caps), 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract and 1 tablespoon of Honey (optional). Scrub mixture into skin (not too hard) and rinse. Save any left over by covering with a lid. This recipe came from Paula Dean’s son, Corrie.
Give Yourself a Massage
The first thing I think of when I think of touch therapies is massage. How about you? Even if you live alone and have no significant other, you can still get a great massage with your own two hands. Yes, you can. Take a shower or a bath to loosen up tight muscles and then become your own masseuse. Massage every part of your body you can reach easily with long or circular strokes in the direction of your heart.
For those places you can’t reach easily, a percussion massager with heat adjustment is the best massage device to own. The pulsating part of a percussion massager doesn’t go around and around. It goes up and down giving your body little ‘beats’ that wake up the blood vessels in sluggish muscles and help to increase oxygen flow, which relieves pain.
The following hand massages help to heal specific chakra centers and help them to become more balanced and energetic. Some you can do yourself. Others demand a partner.
Crown & Brow Chakra/Indigo Massage - Massaging the head and face helps with sinus blockage, allergies, nasal congestion, hay fever, nose bleed, headaches and migraines (can be sexual tension, by the way), strokes, nightmares, gum, toothache and eye (vision) problems. As the Brow and Heart chakras are related, neck and back massage may also be helpful.
Throat Chakra/Blue Massage - Massaging the ears, chin, neck, and throat helps with stress, nervousness, metabolic problems, energy and immune system stimulation and absorption of calcium. Shoulders also fall under the 5th chakra. Shoulder massage helps with nervousness, upper back tension, lung and spinal problems.
Heart Chakra/Green Massage - Massaging the breast line (across top of rib cage) helps with breast cysts, milk production, lymphatic disorders, lungs, heart, circulatory system, arms, and hands.
Solar Plexus Chakra/Yellow Massage - Upper Abdomen: (Adrenal Glands, Pancreas & Upper Abs) The Solar Plexus Chakra governs both sides of the rib cage and shares the waistline with the 2nd chakra right below it. Massage helps with chronic fatigue, high blood pressure. Right Rib Cage: Massage helps with the liver, gall bladder and stones, colitis, constipation, upper colon and mucus assimilation. Left Rib Cage: Massage helps with the upper colon, stomach, ulcers, digestive aliments, spasms, pancreas, blood sugar imbalances and diabetes.
Sacral Chakra/Orange Massage - Massage in this the lower abdomen, womb, and spleen areas area helps with female and male reproductive disorders, kidney, bladder and urinary tract infections, arthritis, problems with the womb, lower back, painful menses and sexual problems. This chakra shares the waistline with the 3rd chakra (above). Massaging the waistline, between the Solar Plexus and Sacral Chakras, helps with Lower colon, lower digestive disorders, small intestine and spasms. By massaging the waistline area on the back of the body, hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, kidneys, high blood pressure, infections, arthritis and the adrenalin glands are also helped.
Root Chakra/Red Massage - Massage in the tail bone area of the lower back helps with large intestines (constipation), reproductive disorders, lower back and lower limb problems (feet, legs, bones), tail bone, sciatica, testes, ovaries and adrenals.
Acupuncture serves to remove energy blockages in the body's electromagnetic energy field, which can reduce physical symptoms. Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TMC) where tiny, painless needles are placed into the skin in exact locations to open energy pathways. Treatments are often combined with the use of certain herbal combinations for over-all health.
Acupressure follows the same theory as acupuncture. However, instead of using needles pressure is applied to an exact location to open energy pathways and relieve tension and pain.
Other ‘Touch’ Therapies might include Craniosacral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMOR), Reflexology, Watsu, and Chiropractics.
Touch includes movement and movement includes exercise. You, as a Highly Sensitive Person, must design your own body energizing program. You can work out and stay comfortable, during and after exercise, while regaining energy and muscle tone without terrible relapses of pain.
Dancing is one of the easiest ways to allow your body to express its emotions. You don’t have to understand choreography. Just put on some music and move however your body wants to. No one has to see. Just go with the flow. If you feel like curling up in a ball and then reaching your arms wide only to swoop down and do it all over again, do so. It’s your dance of life. NIA is a combination of yoga, martial arts, and dance. It is sensory-based movement. Visit http://www.nianow.com.
Yellow Aura Color Personality Sense-Based Activities (Sanguine)
Engaging the Sense of Sight to Increase the Energy of the Solar Plexus Chakra
Light's Relationship to Color
When light enters the body, it affects the major gland of the endocrine system, which is the pituitary. The pituitary gland controls hormones released by the endocrine glands. These regulate body functions such as metabolism, energy levels, appetite, sex drive, quality of sleep and growth. You don't have to see color to be influenced by it. By choosing, more carefully, what colors we wear and bring into our environments, we can bring about emotional, physical and mental balance.
We may have a certain affinity to certain colors (favorites) because they support and resonate our personal vibrations. The colors we choose to place around us communicate to the world, what we feel and who we are. It is important to include both warm and cool shades in your home and in the colors you wear.
Experiment with a New Color
Color affects our mood and health on a very deep, cellular, level. Think about the color of your car, your dishes, your bath towels, or your sheets. Do you see any correlation between any of the color meaning key words (below) and how you may be feeling lately at home or work?
Take a contemplative look at the color schemes of each room in your home, your office or work area, your car or yard. Do you see any room for improving the energy of these areas with a bit of color? Use the color meaning keywords as a guide from your workbook to selecting the type of energy you would like in any of these areas.
Meditate On a Particular Color
Meditation doesn't have to be complicated. It is simply a chance to rest the body and mind at the same time. In this day and age it can be a real trial for HSP to relieve stress and stay grounded. We need time out. We need to go somewhere and just rest without distraction.
The use of color in meditation enhances the opening of our chakras centers, developing and expanding them beyond previous limits.
For help in choosing the right chakra to meditate upon or color to visualize, again, the Aura Energy Self-Test can help you to determine which of your chakras may be experiencing low energy levels. Since each chakra is associated with a specific color, it is the color that corresponds to the low energy chakra that you will want to focus on. You can scroll through the color gazing boxes until you find the color that makes you feel immediately interested or relaxed. Be sure to enlarge the page so all you see is the color in the box on your screen. Soak up your color through your eyes. When you have reached your fill, your aura will let you know by causing you to lose interest.
It doesn’t really matter what you are thinking about when you are color gazing. The color is being absorbed into your aura through your eyes. However, I sometimes like to think of as many things as I can that relate to that color. Take Blue for example. Blue makes me think of Blue Jays, a clear Blue stone from my mother’s bracelet I used to gaze through as a child, my Blue blanket, Blue berries, Smurfs. You get the idea. When thinking of these things, imagine how they feel, smell, taste, sound, and look. Indulge your senses with the color of your choice. See Color Therapy Box and Guided Meditation at the bottom of this section.
Meditate on a Candle Flame
Meditating on a candle flame can be very relaxing. When viewing Color Therapy Boxes (above) it is easy to let your mind wander, but when meditating on a candle flame the mind is focused on the flame’s little dance. Choose a candle color based on your intentions and you will be able to balance your aura at the same time you relax. Simply, use the Color Meaning Key Words, mentioned earlier for help in choosing a color which reflects your intentions.
Make Rainbow Water
Believe it or not, one way to internalize color is to drink it.
Yellow Water helps constipation, motor nerves and digestion.
Green Water helps to relieve head colds, allergies, skin rash and broken heart.
Blue Water helps with kidneys, throat and mouth problems, colitis, hot flashes and sunburn.
Indigo Water helps headaches, tired eyes and tension.
Violet Water helps rid the body of tension and the mind of emotional difficulties.
Nothing brings back perspective like a day in the country away from everything. Nature soothes. It’s a part of us. We all need roots and nature provides this. So go out, see the sights, and get energized!
Bring Nature into Your Home
You can bring natural energy into your home by learning to decorate with nature itself. How many times have we walked down the beach, here in the Northwest, and pocketed a special looking rock or a pretty little shell? Bringing these treasures home with us not only remind us of fond moments and special memories, but ground us spiritually with the earth we live in. Not only can you decorate with rocks, crystals and shells, but the materials you use in your home can be natural as well. Adding wicker in the kitchen, driftwood on your porch or flowers on the coffee table all add life to your home. Placing pictures around the home that display nature are also beneficial. Don't forget water fountains and aquariums.
Plants and flowers are one of the easiest ways to bring nature into the home. Add some potted herbs to your windowsill. The following plants do a great job at cleaning the air of unhealthy electromagnetic energies and add oxygen to the air. English ivy, Spider plant, Bamboo palm, Dwarf date, Boston fern, Peace lily, Schefflera, Rubber plant and the Janet Craig dracaena are good choices for house plants. Be aware that the Philodendron plant is poisonous to cats.
Never use dry (dead) flowers and plants to decorate your home. I know, some of them are beautiful, but they are dead. It's just not a good vibe at all. Instead, use silk plants and flowers. They can be washed. If they fade, replace them. If you wish to dry flowers and save them as keepsakes, try to find a special container or display case for them.
For more ideas on how to increase the energy wellness and raise the positive vibration of your spaces, see Spiritual Protection.
Plant a Tree Outside of Your Window
Plant a tree in your yard or on your deck or balcony. Just make sure when planting in your yard it is kept away from pipes and your septic tank. Some trees, such as Willows, have tiny roots that can get into the smallest of places, splitting pipes open and strangling tanks. As long as you have the space, you can add beauty and romance to your world with the small price of watering.
Fill a Bowl with Rocks and Crystals
A special bowl filled with rocks, gemstones, and crystals can be left within view anywhere in your home or office. Not only is it a beautiful reminder of nature, but these stones absorb negative energies. Larger crystals can be set around your computer to help eliminate harmful EMFs (electromagnetic energy fields). See Stones & Crystals for which stones and crystals to use to ward off ailments or to choose based on your zodiac sign.
Create a Basket Full of Sea Shells
A basket of sea shells is a calm reminder of nature. Passing a basket of sea shells can feel a bit like taking a breath of fresh air. Entry ways, bathrooms, desks, and coffee tables are excellent places to set a basket of shells. Shells can also be place in clear jars and vases. See my Dome, Cloche, Bottle & Jar board on Pinterest for decorating ideas.
Grow Herbs on Your Window Seal
Take a trip to a garden center and choose a few of your favorite herbs to grow in your kitchen. Herbs can be started from seed or from tiny plants and add a bit charm to a kitchen. Not only that, but they can be clipped back and added to your favorite dishes. See my The Tiny Medieval Garden board on Pinterest to learn how to create a medieval herb garden in the tiniest of spaces.
Place a Vision on Your Visor
Place a picture of someone you love on your visor. Your energy wellness is affected by the things you see around you. Malaysia never ceases to make me smile. When I’m in traffic and am reminded of her, my mood instantly shifts to ‘happy’.
Hang Pictures of Nature in Your Home or Office
Try not to place pictures of ice, snow or crashing waves or parched desert around. Stick with pictures of trees, fields, calm waters, plant life, fruit, flowers or pictures of healthy people. The idea here is growth, not threat.
Add Some Flowersto a Room
Flowers in home and garden are instant eye candy. Go buy yourself some fresh cut flowers today, or a couple of potted flowers for the window sill. Maybe it’s time to plant some wild flowers in the yard. For the meanings of flowers, see pages 29-30. If you are allergic to flowers and grasses, visit an arts and crafts store and purchase silk flowers to arrange. They can be just a beautiful and less expensive in the long run.
Choose a Symbol
Symbols are all around us no matter where we look. They are also inside of us. Laminin is a cell adhesion protein molecule also called the “basement membrane”, which is responsible for holding us together. Laminin is shaped in a cross.
“…all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together."
~ Collosians 1:15-20
The octagon of a stop sign, the rectangular shape of a book, the circle of the moon, the square of a kitchen table all communicate meanings. We rarely stop to mentally think about the symbols around us, but they all represent ideas and communicate meaning. We even use symbols in our language when describing people.
“She’s so square.” implies someone is boxed in, hampered, inhibited. “He’s cross with me.” usually means someone is upset and they feel it is time for a change regarding an attitude or behavior. When someone is considered is starry eyed, it means they are viewing something in an extremely favorable light. A circle of friends is considered to be the perfect ring of support that makes one feels supported and whole.
Placing a symbol in your car, office or home that you can see often will remind you of an intention (something you are striving for). One idea would be to paint a rock with your symbol of choice and use it as a door stopper. For more about symbols and their meanings, see Spiritual Protection.
Schedule a Visit to a Museum, Exhibit or Antique Store
Schedule an afternoon by yourself or with friends and family to visit an art museum, car show, arts and crafts fair or some other event or destination where the idea is to look at what’s on display. It offers the mind a break from routine and monotonous thought patterns.
Wear Color Tinted Glasses
One of my favorite pick-me-ups is wearing a pair of tinted sunglasses that have orange tinted lenses. When I first put them on the whole world looks orange. However, within just a couple of minutes everything I see returns back to its original hue, but stronger, brighter, and more vivid than ever before. Trees are greener, the sky a bolder blue, and the sea a rich green instead of moss colored. I found these glasses at the The Dollar Tree. They are worth every penny.
Inspect Something in Nature
When’s the last time you just bent over and inspected a blade of grass, the pattern of a butterfly’s wings, the lines in a leaf? Go outside, look around and really see your world and the natural things that live in it with you.
Watch a ‘Good’ Movie, Film, or Documentary
Watch a good movie, film, or documentary that is uplifting, funny, and inspiring.
Draw a Picture
Remember when you were little and you would spend hours coloring pictures in your color book? Your world existed only in that moment while experimenting with different colors and trying to stay, ever so carefully, within the lines. When coloring in school, the classmates voices would drift away and you would all but forget your teacher was even in the room. You can do that again. Go ahead. Buy yourself some crayons and a color book and let go of all of your problems for the moment. I actually paint quite well, but I allowed the little kid in me to draw that picture up there of the boat and kitty, which proves you don’t have to be a skilled artist to be creative.
Read a ‘Good’ Book or Magazine
Read a ‘good’ book. There’s nothing like a good book to come back to over the space of several days to keep you looking forward to something. And, sometimes, just looking through magazines and ‘coffee table’ pictures books (decorating, other cultures and countries, art, etc.) can give you back your perspective and inspire you toward new creations.
Learn to Embroider or Sew
20 minutes of embroidering has been proven to be equal to 20 minutes of meditation. So, pick up some needle and thread and mend that seam or go down to the crafts store and check out their embroidery information and supplies. While you are there, consider other hobbies as well.
Take a Drive
Sometimes, getting away from it all as fast as you can is what is necessary. The next time you need to get away and clear your head, take a drive, but take a route that affords you a lovely look at nature. Drive the speed limit and enjoy your surroundings. If you find a particularly lovely spot, get out and breathe the fresh air. No car? Gas prices too high? Take a walk for at least 20 minutes. Strolling is fine. Focus on what you see around you.
Orange Aura Color Personality Sense-Based Activities (Sanguine)
Engaging the Sense of Taste to Increase the Energy of the Sacral Chakra
This one is easy! We have to eat to survive so it is necessary to taste things. We cannot escape our taste buds. In fact, we heal through our sense of taste more than any other, through the foods we put into our bodies. Therefore, take the opportunity to taste whole foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, fish and organic red meat, and fresh, pure water.
Eat Live Foods
At least half (50%) of our foods should be live, which is food that has not been heated, cooked or refined in any way. When foods are cooked in more than 113 degrees, they lose their enzymes and our bodies have to rush in extra 'back up' enzymes to do the job of breaking down and digesting the food we have just eaten. The body is then short changed elsewhere, as these enzymes (little protein molecule factory workers) will have to leave their posts (from your heart, lungs, muscle tissue, liver tissue, etc,) in order to assist with digesting the dead food you just ate. This doesn't happen when we eat 'live' foods. Live foods contain their own natural enzymes. Reduced enzyme function is one of the major causes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, which includes symptoms, such as upset stomach, gas, constipation and/or diarrhea.
The Best Foods for Healing Mind, Body & Soul
Best foods include fish (Alaskan or Oregonian wild salmon), fowl, cheese, beans, blueberries, broccoli, oats, oranges, pumpkin, soy, spinach, skinless turkey breast, tomatoes, walnuts, yogurt and tea, which are brimming with nutrients, vitamins, and enzymes that our bodies need. For more on how to begin eating naturally, see Nutrition & Diet.
Remedies Right Out of Your Own Kitchen
Items right in your very own kitchen have very specific meanings and can help to increase your energy wellness. Just skim down the list, below, and see if there is anything that appeals to you. Need more money? Place green apples where you can see them until you are ready to eat them. Need personal protection? Tuck a bulb of garlic somewhere. Want more playfulness in your life? Place a bowl of nuts within your reach. See Spiritual Protection for ideas.
Eat Something Yummy & Savor a Flavor
Too many times we don’t take time to chew our foods thoroughly and taste the flavor. We are in a hurry, watching TV, on our computers, or taking to someone. When’s the last time you can remember actually enjoying the simple taste of something you ate without distraction? Live in the moment today by savoring a flavor. Whether it is a piece of chocolate or your favorite wine, go ahead and indulge as if it is your first and your last time to enjoy it.
Create a smoothie. Try this easy recipe. Take 2 cored and peeled sweet apples, 1/2 cup of raspberries or strawberries, a few grapes, ½ cup of water, 5-6 ice cubes and a packet of Stevia and toss it in the blender. Blend well and enjoy!
Make Your Own Energy Bar
Energy bars are great for grabbing instead of chips and sodas that aren’t good for your body or your energy levels. Try making this 7-ingredient Chocolate Chip Energy Bar Recipe.
Invite Someone to Dinner
Many people don’t like to cook for one. Invite someone to dinner and enjoy a hot, home-cooked meal.
Share a Dessert or Meal
Desserts are always special and sharing them with someone can be an added pleasure at home. When you are out and about with a friend, buy just one serving and ask for two spoons. It saves you money and extra inches around the waist, while providing a wonderful memory.
Sip Your Favorite Beverage
What do you like to drink? Whether it is tea or Scotch, the next time you drink it, really notice the aroma, the taste, and how it feels going down. Really ‘taste’ the moment.
Eat Out at a Place You Have Never Been Before
Be open-minded. Tantalize your taste buds. Eat something you have never eaten before.
Brush Your Teeth
There’s nothing worse to sink your spirits than your mouth feeling as if someone tramped through it in muddy boots. Brush your teeth. Uplift your mood in a couple of minutes.
Drink a Tall Glass of Water
People in the United States don’t drink enough water. Our bodies need fresh water in order to remain healthy and energetic. Make drinking pure water on a regular basis your new, best habit.
Red Aura Color Personality Sense-Based Activities (Melancholic)
Engaging the Sense of Smell to Increase the Energy of the Root Chakra
Breathing could also be associated with movement under sense of ‘Touch’. However, I placed it here as most people associate breathing with the nose and the sense of smell. There are more elaborate breathing exercises, but try this simple one on for size.
Sit or lie quietly and listen to your breath. Begin by inhaling through the nose for a normal count of 4, hold for 2 seconds, then exhale to a count of 4, making sure to empty your lungs of air (pull in your belly), and repeat. Try for at least 8 repetitions at a sitting. You're breathing right if your tummy expands on the inhale and flattens on the exhale. See if you can do this every day or whenever you need a stress reliever. It is natural relaxation response during the inhale that relaxes the body. If you feel light headed at all, don't breathe in quite so deeply until you get used to deep breathing in and out, deeply, over the next few days or weeks. Breath is life. Breathe deeply.
Essential Oils & Incense
Have you ever been stopped at a light in traffic and gotten anxious when someone else's car exhaust started infiltrating your air space? Highly Sensitive People can actually become faint when confined to areas with bad or strong smells. This is our prehistoric, instinctual self, the tiny bean shaped organs called the amygdalae, reacting to preserve us. The opposite is also true. It is proven that a wonderful scent can immediately calm us down.
For the emotional and spiritual benefits of using certain herbs, spices and foods in ritual prayer, see Spiritual Protection.
Experiment with a New Cologne
A new cologne might be just the thing. Often we wear the same cologne year after year. We are known by it. It’s our label. It’s who we are. Maybe, it’s time for defining yourself in a new way. Go to the store and sample some new cologne. You might be surprised at who you have become. Better yet, make your own. I teach you how on my website, The Captains Lady, at www.thecaptainslady.com.
Light Up a Stick of Incense
Incense isn’t just all strong and mossy anymore. There’s a world of scent in incense land. There’s sure to be at least one you will really enjoy. Incense chases away negative vibes, makes the home smell nice, and lifts the spirits. So, go ahead. Light one up!
Smell the Roses
Roses are not my favorite flower, but when they begin to bloom at the park I just have to go out and enjoy their fragrance. My favorite is Lavender. The aroma of Lavender transports me to another place and time. Follow the flowers. Take in their fragrance. Live a little.
There’s nothing like the smell of baking in the house to make one feel a sense of ease and appreciation for simple goodness.
Believe it or not, one of the reasons that influences our choice of partners in life is our sense of smell. Is there anything more wonderful than be curled up with the one you love and smelling their hair, their skin, their breath? Unless you have reason for being celibate or are under the age of 18, having a healthy sex life is an important part of connecting with your significant other. It’s the most intimate of intimacies. We need this to feel connected to our mates in a special way. The Red Aura Color Personality is all about the physical pleasures of life on earth. Enjoy!
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