As I write this blog post I’m angry. I should be happy because my last kid is finally moving out and I once again, will be an empty nester. This is a milestone for both her and hubs and I. Instead, I’m angry and those are the colors I’m going to write about today.
Today I’m going to use this blog as a diary because I need to vent. When I need to vent I like to write and writing about color always makes me feel better. So here it goes, you are welcome to read my diary for today.
Why am I angry? I’m so trying not to be because it’s going to be a great weekend and one I’ve been looking forward to for a really long time. The role of mom now can take a bit of a back burner and Donna, once again can come out to just be. I’m not saying that I haven’t done my thing over the years god knows I do what I want basically all the time but it’s a bit different when you have kids in the house still. Privacy and respect has always been an issue.
This morning, I’m just angry. Why? Because of communication or lack of it. If there is one thing that ticks me off is lack of communication. It’s frustrating to talk to someone who doesn’t listen or tries to force a conversation and either reads into it too much or doesn’t even come close to getting the point of what I’m trying to say. This is what happened this morning and it left me feeling angry.
I will admit that as an artistic type I know I am EXTREMELY sensitive and the things I probably should let go, I don’t or can’t very easily. This is my problem and one that I work very hard to adjust.
Anyway, how does this fit into color?
I recently designed a deck of cards that has to do with healing emotions using color sequences. Pretty cool right? Yes and very powerful at that. That is what I do, I use color to help heal which is a holistic approach to color and life. Ok, we get that. So what does anger look like? I have a card for that and it looks like this. (see above card)
Look at the card. See the red? The black? The hard sharp lines? That all “feels” like anger to me. Anger is sharp, careless and can be destructive. See the sharp edges? See the waves of anger? See that box in the middle? When anger is so strong we feel boxed in, almost trapped. Red can be a very angry color, it can symbolize so much! Here, the red and black are very typical of what you’d see that represents grounding as in the Root Chakra. The Root Chakra is all about family and financial matters and those two elements alone are where so many of our anger issues reside. Am I right or am I right about that? Well the flip side to all this is that we can “fix” our anger issues and yes, that too has to do with color.
These cards have a front where an “emotion or thought” is represented by a graphic. On the back side, is a color sequence to “heal” the emotion. These cards are for self healing and empowerment. They are also one-of-a-kind cards that don’t exist anywhere else. I designed them.
So on the back of the ANGER card is this graphic.
Envision yourself filled with the softness of white. What is around you are the elements or segments of anger and will always be around you. The difference is, will you soak that in or let those elements just slide off your body?
As you fill yourself with gratitude you create an impermeable layer that cannot be penetrated. Where gratitude resides, anger cannot.
Those are great words to keep saying to yourself as you focus on soft white, turquoise, warm yellow and soft pastels.
Give it a try my friends!
You can purchase these cards on my Angel Hug website. Feel free to email me at DecoratingbyDonna@mac.com for shipping issues or questions about the cards.