Our color this month, Cerulean Blue, (Pantone’s Colorstrology by Michelle Bernhardt) may not necessarily fit in with the traditional autumn hues (browns, oranges and reds). Cerulean provides us with something those other colors lack: a feeling of peace and serenity.
This color is actually very close to the color in my dining room. I find it is soothing and harmonius (especially during family gatherings when the subject of politics comes up!)
According to Colorstrology, this color can also drive us to take decisive action, helping you to find peace of mind.
In willPower, we also associate our monthly color to the corresponding chakra; in this case the throat chakra, which is typically a light blue. When balanced, the throat chakra can help us communicate clearly, effectively and truthfully. When balanced, the throat chakra allows us to express ourselves through (not only) speech, singing, dancing, surfing..you name it.
Below is a recipe submitted by Heather Prince, a Level 3 instructor and graceful in the willPower program. This recipe includes thyme, an herb that can help us speak our truth, leading to peace of mind. It is also super healthy as well as hearty. Thanks Heather!
In a large soup pot, add 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Heat until warm, add:
- One medium diced onion
- 4 sliced carrots
- 4 diced cloves garlic
- 3-4 diced celery (depending on size)
When vegetables are sauteed, add the following to the pan:
- 1 tsp. thyme
- 18oz. vegetable broth / stock
- 1/2 tsp. Salt
- 1/2 cup good quality sherry
- 1/2 tsp. Pepper
- 11.oz corn
- 3/4 tsp. Red pepper flakes
- 15 oz. Chopped cooked artichokes
- 28oz. Cannelini beans
- 10 sliced fresh mushrooms
Simmer on low / medium for approximately 15-20 minutes. Then add:
- 14oz. diced tomatoes
- 8 oz. fresh spinach
Soup is ready when spinach was wilted. Enjoy!