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Blackstar Jewelry

Quality, Hand-Crafted, Sterling Silver Jewelry from Nepal.

Color, a catalyst

By Barbara Lopez, 04/13/2016 - 18:05
With exquisite coloring the day comes to us. After the first flush of dawn, the east reddens and all is aglow. We are enveloped in an ever-changing blend of colors -- sky blue; black of night; green plants; cloud white, the sun's yellow rays, grey of our concrete jungles. Color has human characteristics which relate to who we are and how we respond to the world. We are drawn to the colors we need to create balance in our lives, the goal of all healing. We are also subliminally affected by colors. They influence our moods and emotions and have an impact on our sense of well-being. Color can be a powerful catalyst of energetic CHANGE. Colors quicken the senses. They attract our most magnificent experiences without our realizing it. Colors influence even the foods we eat. Colors have a symbolic meaning. Color combinations tell stories of firmly-rooted ancient traditions and spiritual development. There is nothing more tenacious than tradition. Green -- safe and secure, it's the color of nature; strengthens concentration and harmonizes the mind and body, brings peace comfort and calm Gemstones: emerald, tourmaline, aventurine, malachite Brown -- firmly-rooted and stable, the color of tree trunks; earth connected. Gemstones: Orange and yellow --colors of the sun; warm, optimistic and cheery; show new possibilities; stimulate creative thinking; promote clarity Gemstones: amethyst, moonstone, carnelian, coral, orange jasper, orange jade. Indigo/violet -- serenity, mindfulness and compassion; elevation and authority; transformation; brings spiritual insights and renewal; brings sleep and soothes mental and emotional stress; Gemstones: Lilac and lavender -- ancient anecdotes Gemstones: ruby, garnet, smoky quartz, lodestone Red -- speaks of passion; energy, courage; independence, strength; energizes all organs. Gemstones: Blue -- color of the sky -- cool and relaxing; calms strong emotions; brings tranquility; anti-stress; dreamy and magical; Gemstones: turquoise, aquamarine, lapis, sodalite, quartz, angelite, aqua aura. Grey -- the color of intellect, Knowledge an wisdom; dignified and conservative, it is the perfect neutral; the color of compromise Gemstones: Black -- represents lack of color, the primordial void, emptiness; powerful and authoritative Gemstones: onyx White -- purity, cleanliness and neutrality; innocence, purity of mind and soul; the color of fresh beginnings Placed together according to their subjective properties, colors resolve in the mind's eye in an internal equilibrium. Color harmony creates an inherent visual restraint -- harmony implies balance, a symmetry of forces. This harmonizing of colors is seen on cloudy, stormy days as well as on cloudless, pleasant ones. And often after the storm is over, we see painted across the dark clouds, the circling arch of distinct yet wondrously blending colors-the rainbow. Be centered in the universal flow, connecting to source and the earth. Nourish the flow of the four directions; celebrate life. Simplicity / Integrity -- colorful and grounded / Dignity / Emergence