Living a holistic lifestyle sounds great on paper but how do we go out actually living it? Well you know I’m going to tie in color of course because color is hugely related to holistic living as far as I’m concerned.
So let get right to it. Here’s three tips to help you live a holistic lifestyle with color.
- A Color Therapy Room. I mentioned this before in a previous post and I think that is the best place to start. This idea is not even in the typical home yet and when it catches on, it’ll be as common as the kitchen sink. You can click on the link to read the post about it but what it boils down to is having a room in your home that will visually heal you. It’s more than just painting your bedroom blue and feeling relaxed. That’s so 101. The idea behind a Color Therapy Room is to have one room dedicated to a specific color or the ability to change the color of the room via lighting. Let’s say you are suffering from osteoporosis. Those drugs are not good for your body and some people are having horrible side effects from them. Now I’m not saying NOT to take your meds, I’m not a Doctor. I’m saying to try natural medicines first such as color. What would this room look like? It would be red of course. Red is the color of the Root Chakra and when your Root Chakra is in balance all is good. When it’s out of balance, your bones will suffer. Our bones are what support us, just like the trunk of a tree and the roots that support it. See?
- Go Green – I’m not talking about low VOC paint although that’s a great idea I’m literally talking about green. Green is the color of the Heart Chakra. Having green in the home helps aid in heart issues, lung ailments and circulatory problems. Painting your walls of course is the obvious way but if you don’t want to commit to wall color or it’s just not in your budget at this time, bring in the plants! Keep is simple with pillows, area rugs or even something as little green plates in the kitchen.
- Culinary Colors – we eat with our eyes right? Well there you go, it’s all about the color. How about a big red lobster? (Heart Chakra for heart, lungs and circulatory) Love oranges? They’re good for vitamin C to keep you healthy but also that’s what color you Sacral Chakra is. Have problems with your reproductive area? Orange your home up and that’s just too easy to do. I have spicy orange plates and burnt orange in the guest bath. Great color by the way. We all know just about everyone loves blue and that would be the Throat Chakra. Have a sore throat? Dental problems? Afraid to speak in public? These are all Throat Chakra issues.
Oh this list can go on and on and on. Just think how cool it would be if on some level, you can heal yourself just by getting your chakras balanced and by looking at colors. Well you can and it’s called Reiki. It’s the life I lead and it’s a great way of life for the home.