No, I’m not going crazy but, prompted by a trusted friend of mine who just happens to practise reflexology, crystal healing and all those wonderful new-agey things that I love I have been breathing in the colours of the rainbow all week and have to admit that I like it. All you need is an open mind and a belief that inhaling colours can stimulate, relax, rebuild and cleanse.
As a highly sensitive person (HSP) colour inhalation makes sense and when my world becomes too hectic and unbalanced I sit and practise my deep breathing as usual only now it is enhanced by inhaling the most beautiful shades of blue-violet-purple which are purported to induce relaxation, promote sleep and relieve anxiety. It works for me but I have to be mindful that I don’t miss my station or fall asleep at my desk.
After just a week I think that heaven must be indigo. Peaceful, safe and calm.
Alternatively, if you need a kick up the backside or some intellectual stimulation you could always try red, orange and yellow/gold. Shades of green and turquoise are said to be healing and cleansing, reducing pain and accelerating the healing process balancing body, mind and spirit. Even if you are sceptical about the physical, mental and emotional effectiveness of colour inhalation, it just feels nice. It’s win win so give it a try next time you have a few minutes to chill out.
This afternoon I have spent a couple of hours with a friend (J) who lives round the corner from me and who usually provides me with wonderful reflexology treatment. Today however, sensing I am rather more troubled than usual we sat and talked. J is very easy to talk to and I soon found myself unburdening myself not in the manic, distressed way in which stuff usually tumbles out but in a very calm, intelligent and mutually understanding way.
This lady practises many forms of alternative healing and she has an amazing gift for calming the mind with her extensive knowledge and reassuring demeanour. I haven’t felt this calm when talking about my triggers for months.
Our last topics of conversation before I tore myself away were about crystal healing and colour therapy. With an open box of various crystals on the chair, I leant forward and immediately picked up the beautiful aquamarine polished crystal lying at the back. J laughed and when I asked why she told me that people are drawn to the stone that they need. I have no knowledge of crystal healing but amongst a boxful of beautiful, coloured crystals I was most definitely drawn to the aquamarine and the urge to hold it was intense.
When I got home I looked it up and this is what I found. Bearing in mind I am a Pisces that loves water it starts to make sense.
Aquamarine is a transparent form of Beryl and ranges in colour from blue to blue-green. Legend says that it is the treasure of mermaids and in ancient times sailors often carried Aquamarine to protect them against drowning.
Aquamarine is said to be the Stone of Courage and is believed to instil courage and fortitude and to counteract a victim mentality. Its energies are calming and it is thought to act to reduce stress and quieten the mind, thus clarifying perception, sharpening the intellect and removing confusion. It is a good stone for promoting creative self-expression and for removing blocks to communication. Aquamarine is also believed to give strength to deal with difficult situations and to allow you to stay focused under pressure.
I need all that and in abundance.
After Easter I am going back to see J for a crystal healing session. It will be interesting to see if I still need the aquamarine and if so what it can do to quieten this disturbed mind.