Color Therapy ..... Purple and Green


TODAY'S COLOR THERAPY HUE IS PURPLE !
( PLUS A SMALL DOSE OF GREEN ;)

VIOLET :
BEAUTY, CREATIVITY, INSPIRATION 
Purifies our thoughts and feelings giving us inspiration in all undertakings. The violet energy connects us to our spiritual self bringing guidance, wisdom and inner strength. Enhances artistic talent and creativity.


GREEN :
BALANCE, LOVE, SELF CONTROL
GREEN is the colour of balance, harmony, nature, neutrality and of non-resistance. It was the colour of the first system from which we evolved and remains with us to this day as the calming, peaceful green of spring and nature. Green corresponds to the heart center on the physical plane and heals many illnesses of this nature, specifically including heart troubles, decreasing and stabilizing blood-pressure, ulcers, cancer, headaches, nervous disorders and influenza, and acts as a general tonic.

Most people associate blue with healing. However, green is the universal healing color. The ancient Egyptians and Chinese used green as the primary color of healing. Why? Because green is midway in the color spectrum; therefore, it contains both a physical nature and a spiritual nature, in equal balance and in equal harmony. 
Thus, green can be used for just about any condition in need of healing. 
When in doubt, green will always work.

Helps relax muscles, nerves, and thoughts. Cleanses and balances our energy, to give a feeling of renewal, peace and harmony. Green connects us to unconditional love and is used for balancing our whole being.
In a more practical sense, green affects blood pressure and all conditions of the heart. It has both an energizing effect and a moderating or soothing effect.

I'LL LEAVE YOU WITH THE REST OF THE COLOR MEANINGS AS WELL AS ...

( I JUST RECEIVED NEWS THAT THERE HAS BEEN AN UNEXPECTED ILLNESS IN MY FAMILY, SO I AM OFF TO BE WITH MY PARENTS TOMORROW... MY MOM HAD A STROKE, HOWEVER, SHE'S DOING WELL, AND PURPLE AND GREEN ARE CERTAINLY THE COLORS WE NEED RIGHT NOW. PLEASE SEND PRAYERS AND I SUPPOSE I'LL SEE YA WHEN I SEE YA ;)

YELLOW : WISDOM, CLARITY, SELF-ESTEEM 
Gives us clarity of thought, increases awareness, and stimulates interest and curiosity. Yellow energy is related to the ability to perceive and understand. The yellow energy connects us to our mental self.

ORANGE:  HAPPINESS, CONFIDENCE, RESOURCEFULNESS 
Brings joy to our workday and strengthens our appetite for life! Orange is the best emotional stimulant. It connects us to our senses and helps to remove inhibitions and makes us independent and social.

BLUE: KNOWLEDGE, HEALTH, DECISIVENESS 
This is a mentally-relaxing colour. Blue has a pacifying effect on the nervous system and brings great relaxation. Ideal for sleep problems, and hyper-active children. Connects us to holistic thought, and gives us wisdom and clarity enhancing communication and speech.

INDIGO INTUITION, MYSTICISM, UNDERSTANDING 
The indigo energy connects us to our unconscious self, and gives us the experience of being part of the whole universe. Strengthens intuition, imagination, psychic powers, and increases dream activity.

White:
is the perfect color; for it is all color, in perfect balance and harmony. It is the color of the awakened Spirit; the light of perfection; the light of the Christ and Buddhic consciousness. It is also the Divine Light.

Just about everyone has heard of surrounding people with the "White Light of Healing and Protection." Directing white into the aura helps stimulate the person's own divine nature into healing the self.


Black Energy:

Black is not a color, strictly speaking. It is the absence of all color. When people speak of opposites, it is usually in terms of black and white. Black, and its opposite white, represent polarities. Black absorbs all aspects of light. While white reveals, black conceals. It has come to mean hidden, fearful or bad experience. It is linked to the unknown or the unseen.


Put some black in your life when you want:
  • to become inconspicuous
  • to open the door to mystery
  • to prepare for the unknown
  • a restful emptiness
AS YOU ALL MAY KNOW, I OFTEN 'TAKE UP' FOR BLACK AND FIND IT TO BE AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THE WORLD OF COLOR ;)


In colour there is life. 
To understand this power, is living. 
Colour could very well be the most magnificent experience we take for granted. Look around, it's everywhere, surrounding and embracing us. 
We interpret life as much through colour as we do shape, texture and sound.
The truth is, the power of colour is 
the very essence of life.

another cool link :

I WILL BE IN THE LAND OF NO INTERNET, AND WILL MISS YOU ALL.
xXx
Reva

Feeling SAD ? Try Changing Your Clothes .....

"Everything in life is vibration"Albert Einstein


HAPPY MONDAY EVERYBODY !!!
FIRST, I FEEL THE NEED TO APOLOGIZE FOR BEING SO BLAH LAST WEEK ....
MANY BLOGGER'S BLAME IT ON P.M.S., BUT SINCE I NO LONGER HAVE MY 'JUNK',
I REALLY CAN'T BLAME THE YUCKS ON THAT (though i do still have hormones, so maybe?) ...


I WASN'T EVEN GOING TO POST THIS, ( AS THIS IS A FASHION BLOG ) 
BUT I ALWAYS FEEL THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING HONEST AND REAL. 
( I also know that no-one digs hearing about one's uninspired times or "Debby Downer" moments )
SO IF IT'S MY OUTFIT YOU WANT TO SEE, HERE IT IS.
( However, if it's the thought behind the outfit you are interested in, PLUS A SOLUTION read on ;)

SO I BLAMED THE 'ICK' FACTOR ON THE WEATHER ..... AND SURE ENOUGH THERE IS SOMETHING VALID TO REPORT ! THERE IS A REAL, MEDICALLY TESTED CONDITION KNOWN AS S.A.D. (SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER ) WHICH I'M SURE YOU ALL KNOW ABOUT. IT OCCURS DURING THE DARK, WINTER MONTHS ( AKA, NOW ....) AND ESPECIALLY THIS YEAR
THE MID-WESTERN US HAS BEEN HIT WITH ONE OF THE COLDEST , 
SNOWIEST SEASONS IN A LONG WHILE. ( THUS THE INCREASED BLAH-I-TUDE ;)
( It can actually occur in the mid-summer months as well, but I'll tackle one thing at a time ;)
HAVE YOU BEEN FEELING IT , TOO ?


NOT TO FEAR, MY DEAR BLOG BUDDIES !!!
( I Try very hard to make this a bitch-free zone-
After all, there are only so many 'chin-ups' one can muster ;)
SO ON TO THE GOOD STUFF !!!

THE FIX MAY BE AS SIMPLE AS CHANGING YOUR CLOTHES ;) 
AND SINCE MOST OF US CAN'T TAKE OFF FOR FLORIDA ANY TIME SOON, 
THIS MAY BE JUST THE TRICK !

COLOR THERAPY IS AS OLD AS TIME ITSELF AND BY WEARING CERTAIN COLORS, WE CAN ACTUALLY 'CREATE' A MENTAL AND PHYSICAL RESPONSE TO THEM!

SO THIS WEEK, I AM GOING TO PRACTICE COLOR THERAPY, STARTING WITH :

RED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Red is called "The Great Energizer" and "The Father of Vitality." Red is warm, vital, heating. It loosens, opens up clogs, releases stiffness and constrictions. It is excellent for areas that have become stiffened or constricted. ( Such as sofa-ass ...)

RED is the first visible colour we see after the infra-red band is passed. Red is thermal, heating, warming, yang and positive. It has many tendencies including the promotion of cellular growth and activity, stimulating the Will aspect, corresponding to our life force, or the circulatory system. It is therefore indicated for all colds, sluggish or dormant conditions, such as pneumonia, bursitis, paralysis, arthritis, anaemia, as a liver stimulant, an energy builder, for raising the blood pressure and increasing circulation.
Red links with and stimulates the root chakra, at the base of the spine, causing the adrenal glands to release adrenalin. This results in greater strength.


THE SKINNY:
In colour there is life. To understand this power, is living. 
Colour could very well be the most magnificent experience we take for granted. Look around, it's everywhere, surrounding and embracing us. We interpret life as much through colour as we do shape, texture and sound.
The truth is, the power of colour is the very essence of life.

Our most important energy source is light, and the entire spectrum of colours is derived from light. Sunlight, which contains all the wavelengths, consists of the entire electromagnetic spectrum that we depend on to exist on this planet.
Light flows through our eyes and triggers hormone production, which influences our entire complex biochemical system. This biochemical system then affects our being. And light does not travel alone. 

We know that each colour found in the visible light spectrum has its own wavelength and its own frequency, which produces a specific energy and has a nutritive effect. We know some rays can be dangerous if we are exposed to them. But the visible light, the rainbow, has a soothing effect on us. 
Light is the only energy we can see, and we see it in the form of colour.

Our body absorbs colour energy through the vibration colour gives off. All organs, body systems, and functions are connected to main energy centres. 
Through colour we receive all the energies we need to maintain a health body, mind, and soul. The National Institute of Mental Health has done studies showing that our mental health, behaviour, and general efficiency in life depends to a great extent on normal colour balance. When something goes wrong, or is out of balance, we can strengthen our energy centres through the conscious use of colour.

Light consists of the seven colour energies: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet. Each colour is connected to various areas of our body and will affect us differently emotionally, physically, and mentally. By learning how each colour influences us, we can effectively use colour to give us an extra boost of energy when we need it.

If you wake up in the morning with little energy, this is where the power of colours can help. All you have to do is reflect on the type of day you have planned; choose the colour that will help you meet the demands of the day; and then absorb that particular colour. It's like fuelling your system with the right kind of gas!
( or you can buy a very expensive bulb system that is supposed to simulate natural light ,
  but I am way too thrifty (cheap) to invest , so I'm gonna try this instead ;)

disclaimer: I am in no way a doctor, this is just an opinion ;)


I'LL BE GOING THROUGH THE OTHER COLORS THIS WEEK AS WELL ;)
KISSES ALSO MAKE ME FEEL STRONGER ;)
WOW... FEELING PRETTY INSPIRED ALREADY !
HERE'S TO A GREAT WEEK !!!
xXx
Reva
ATTIRE:   ALL THRIFTED
                   EXCEPT FOR BERET/SCARF AND RED SWEATER TUNIC (BOTH OLD)

other color-therapy links:

on "Collections" ...... The Fashion and Philosophy Series


YES, I ALSO LOVE LOOKING AT THE SPRING COLLECTIONS ...... 
( ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY ARE REALLY FLORAL, LIKE THIS YEAR ;) 
BUT COME ON !!!


I KNOW YOU KNOW, THAT THESE 'NEW' STAPLES WE "MUST" HAVE TO BE 'IN' THIS SPRING ARE ALL MADE UP BY A BUNCH OF SUITS WHO DIDN'T SELL ENOUGH NEUTRALS LAST YEAR, AND HAVE DECIDED TO HERD US INTO YET ANOTHER TREND (AKA, MONEY-MAKING SCHEME) TO PAD THE LINING OF THE POCKETS OF SAID 'TREND MAKERS',  ( HERD MAKERS ) ......
WE ARE SO MUCH SMARTER THAN THAT !!!




YES, THERE WILL INEVITABLY BE 'THAT PERFECT' FLORAL PANT I WILL SWOON OVER SOON.
BUT, MAY I BE STRUCK DEAD ( By a gentle bolt of lightening, or a cushy 'drift off in my sleep' heart attack ....) I WILL NOT BE SWAYED BY SOMEONE OR SOME PRETTY, SHINY OVER-PRICED LITTLE NUMBER THIS YEAR !!!


AND IF I DO SEE SOMETHING I TRULY LIKE, I WILL THRIFT IT.....
ACTUALLY IF I JUST WAIT TIL NEXT FALL, IT WILL BE IN MY LOCAL GOODWILL ANYWAY ;)



SO JUST IN TIME FOR MY 'RANT THOUGHT OF THE WEEK' , BELLA Q, AKA THE CITIZEN ROSEBUD
SENT ME THIS PLEDGE , AND I HAVE TAKEN IT WHOLE-HEARTEDLY ......
SHE IS STARTING A MOVEMENT THAT WILL CHANGE THE FASHION WORLD AS WE KNOW IT!


I TOOK THE SECOND-HAND PLEDGE !!!

I pledge to SHOP SECOND-HAND. 
I resolve to purchase items that are thrifted, swapped or handed down. My aim is to limit my consumption, and in doing so I intend to shop from second-hand sources first. I pledge to support business that commits to sustainable and smart design. I look first for upcycled, recycled, and pre-loved goods. I barter and swap when possible, and shop consignment, thrift-stores and flea markets when probable. I pledge to shop secondhand because I put the planet first.



YIPEE !!! I FEEL GREAT ABOUT THIS AND INVITE EVERYONE AND ANYONE TO JOIN IN :)
LET'S START A REVOLUTION !
THANKS, BELLA, FOR THIS GREAT START TO A BRAVE NEW WORLD !

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYBODY !!!!
xXx
Reva
ATTIRE: SILK DRESS; THRIFTED
                  JACKET: THRIFTED
                  BASICS: OLD
                  BOOTS: THRIFTED ~ EARRINGS: BIG LOT'S
                  SILVER METAL RING: BIG LOT'S

Posies and Cabin Fever


HI EVERYBODY ! 
AS ANOTHER ROUND OF SNOW HIT THE MID-WESTERN US TODAY, 
I HAVE MADE MYSELF A VOW TO GET DRESSED NO MATTER WHAT .......
TO 'PRETEND' THAT I AM A REAL PERSON WHO HAS STUFF TO DO ;) ~ WHICH I DO .
EVEN IF MY 'TO-DO' LIST CONSISTS OF WATCHING MOVIES OR CLEANING THE BATHROOM....



THIS OUTFIT IS A BOHEMIAN THROW-TOGETHER LOOK
( WHICH USUALLY TURN OUT BETTER THAN 'PLANNED' ONES ).
THIS TOP WAS ACTUALLY SUPPOSED TO BE WORN COMPLETELY DIFFERENTLY,
BUT A DOSE OF POSIES WAS IN ORDER :)

HONESTLY, THIS WINTER HAS BEEN MOSTLY SPENT LEARNING HOW TO TAKE BETTER PHOTOS AND THE ABOVE MENTIONED MOVIE-A-THON ;)  ~ We have free movie channels for 6 months ;)
I HAVE ALSO BEEN DOING DIY STUFF AND RESEARCHING REALLY INTERESTING PSYCHOBABBLE ....
CABIN FEVER IS FINALLY BEGINNING TO ROT MY BRAIN.... 
I HAD A GREAT CONVERSATION AT THE GROCERY STORE LAST NIGHT ON POLITICS ........
( I THINK I WORE OUT MY WELCOME WHEN SHE BEGAN TO INCH SLOWLY BACKWARDS )
ARRGH ! I'VE BECAME THAT WOMAN !


Mwa, HA, HA .....
IF YOU SEE ME COMING, QUICKLY WALK THE OTHER WAY ;)

ATTIRE:    FLORAL TOP/ Brown Linen SKIRT: THRIFTED
                  ACCESSORIES: A VARIETY OF OLD STUFF
                  SPANDEX/COTTON TANKS: SEARS ( INVALUABLE ;)

Long , Tan and Funky


YEP, I NORMALLY DON'T LIKE COATS
BUT THIS ONE  CAUGHT MY EYE IMMEDIATELY.
THE SUPER-LENGTH AND THE NO-BULK FEATURE BOTH ARE SO ME.
I COULD SEE THE AMAZING VIX WEARING THIS BEAUTY !


IT'S ACTUALLY A SIZE TOO SMALL AND WON'T BUTTON, SO I SAW IT AS THE PERFECT 'COAT' TO WEAR WITH TEES AND STILL BE THIN ENOUGH TO AVOID THE PUFFIES :)
SO, IT'S ACTUALLY AN OPEN COAT DRESS ! I FEEL LIKE A TRUE BOHEMIAN IN THIS :)
I ALSO HAD TO WEAR WIDE-LEG PANTS AS WELL. THEY GO TOGETHER LIKE ROCK AND ROLL !
(Not sure what era this is from..... Any clues ? I'd wager the 70's, but don't remember any like this)


PLUS SINCE BEING ON A "NO-SAVING-STUFF" KICK,
I'VE STILL GOT A LOT OF STUFF TO WEAR THIS WINTER !!!



WE ARE GEARING UP FOR ANOTHER SNOW DUMP..... YIPEE......
 SO I'M OFF FOR SUPPLIES.
It's funny, but since the weekend, I haven't had much to say .....
I suppose that's when it's best to say nothing at all ;)
I suppose we know each other well enough to have comfortable moments of silence together :)

STAY WARM FOR ME ;)
xXx
Reva
ATTIRE: COAT: THRIFTED
                 PANTS: LIMITED, THRIFTED
                  BLACK CARDI / DRESS: THRIFTED
                  HAT/BELT: THRIFTED ~ SUNNIES: OLD
                  POCKET WATCH AS PENDANT: THRIFTED

There's Nothing Like Leather !

TA- DA ! I DID IT !
I FOUND ANOTHER PAIR OF LEATHER PANTS :) 
I DON'T SEE MYSELF STARTING A ROCK BAND ( SORRY JIM ) BUT I GOTTA ADMIT, I FEEL LIKE A BAD-ASS IN THESE THINGS !  I TRIED REALLY HARD TO LOOK THE PART, BUT I WAS GIGGLING INSIDE THE WHOLE TIME. THANKS TO WHOMEVER ATE TOO MANY COOKIES OVER THE HOLIDAYS. THEY LEFT ME THESE GAP LEATHER JEANS AT GOODWILL FOR 19.99. SCORE !!!
( Quick back-story : I found a pair in December only to return them. They were too tight and painful )
Honestly, I'm not sure how much wear these dream-boats will get either as I don't do pants well ....
We'll see ;)

I PAIRED THEM WITH A FOO-FOO DRESS I FOUND AT TARGEI' FOR 4.24 (75%OFF) AS NOT TO MAKE THEM TOO TOUGH.  I FOUND THE PERFECT SHADES ( image 1 & 3 ) FOR A BUCK AT GOODWILL AS WELL. THEY HAVE THAT STEAMPUNK APPEAL THAT I'M STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT..... 
( no eye-piece, just metal ) ~ BUT MY LATEST GIANT SUNNIES JUST LOOKED LESS 'CONTRIVED'.

OH, YEAH, I'M BAD ....

ATTIRE:    GAP LEATHER JEANS:THRIFTED
                 DRESS: TARGET ~ CROPPED SWEATER: OLD
                 BOOTS: HARLEY DAVIDSON, THRIFTED
                 HAT: THRIFTED ~ BROOCH: 1928 (RETIRED)
                 LATEST GIANT SUNNIES (with silver trim) RUE21

Tribal Layers and Basics


HAPPY MONDAY EVERYBODY !!!
HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED THE BEST SHOTS OF YOUR OUTFIT ARE THE ONES WHERE YOUR HEAD IS CUT OFF ? ~ OH WELL ;)
FIRST, A BIG "HI" TO MY NEW PALS ! *HI!* AND, I FORGOT TO POST MY E-MAIL ADDRESS FOR THE "RAW" POST. ( It's on my side-bar now ). I INVITE EVERYONE TO SEND ME THEIR MAKEUP-LESS, SMILE-LINED, SCARRED,  BEAUTIFUL SHOTS TO BE INCLUDED IN A KIND OF 'SELF-LOVE' CELEBRATION POST FOR THE FIRST WEEK OF FEBRUARY ( in honor of St.Valentine's Day ).  
AW, COME-ON, YOU CAN DO IT ;) THIS IS A JUDGE-FREE ZONE ! 
( OUR DIFFERENCES AND SPECIAL "FLAWS" ARE WHAT MAKE US ALL SO SPECIAL :)
(include a link with your photo)
TODAY'S OUTFIT :
I HAVE NOTICED , ESPECIALLY THIS WINTER, THAT I PREFER BASICS LAYERED WITH TONS OF UNIQUE ACCESSORIES. ( You guys probably figured it out way before me ;)
THIS THRIFTED BELT WAS THE BEGINNING OF THIS OUTFIT.
 I FLIPPED WHEN I SAW IT, AND IT WAS ONLY A BUCK !

THEN CAME THE BEADS AND SCARF .....
I AM ALSO ENAMOURED WITH OVER-THE-KNEE SOX.
THEY GIVE ME A NAUGHTY FEELING ......
HOWEVER, I plan to surprise you this week by wearing some of my latest new finds.
  I am through saving stuff ;)
ALSO, THANKS FOR YOUR GET-WELL WISHES :)
I feel much better !

HERE'S TO A TERRIFIC WEEK !!!
xXx
Reva
ATTIRE: COTTON SLIP DRESS: OLD
                  LEGGINGS: TARGEI' ~ TANK:MOSSIMO
                  SOCKS: TARGEI' ~ SUEDE MARYJANES; I FORGET, SEARS?
                  BEADS: VINTAGE, PENNY'S, WORLD MKT. ~ EARRINGS: DOT'S
                  SCARF/HAT: THRIFTED ~ WHITE CARDI: OLD NAVY,CLX.

Quick as a Whip ;)


OK, SO THIS IS A TEST ;) MY HUBS WILL BE HOME SOON, AND I AM TRYING TO SEE HOW FAST I CAN DO A POST ..... IT USUALLY TAKES ME A VERY LONG TIME TO GET DRESSED, 'SET-UP' THE AREA, POP EM OFF, THEN CHOOSE ( Not to mention thinking of something to say ;)

ON A 'GOOD' DAY, IT FLOWS LIKE WATER, BUT LATELY ( Snow days...), 
IT SEEMS TO TAKE ME FOREVER !
OK, I'M WELL INTO AN HOUR (EXCLUDING BATH TIME) AND HE IS PULLING INTO THE DRIVE-WAY. HOW DO YOU GUYS DO IT ? ARE YOU MAGIC ???


 Something to say : This tunic was one of those keepers that I knew I would wear again ( it's from the early 90's ), plus I love a great tunic. They are very slimming, look great with anything, from short skirts to wide-leg pants. The skirt, well, it even has an outside zipper ;)




HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND !!!
xXx
Reva
ATTIRE: BLACK TUNIC: MOSSIMO, VERY OLD
                  SKIRT: ISSAC MISRAHI for Target
                  WELLIES: J CREW, THRIFTED
                  HAT/SCARF: THRIFTED ~ TIGHTS: KMART
                   

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