December Color Blue | The willPower Method®

Will you be traveling this holiday season?  Be sure to pack some Pagoda Blue items, the official color for December. According to Michele Bernhardt, author of the book “Colorstrology”, Pagoda Blue, (a teal-like hue) is a deeply meditative color, “can be used for travel and exploration or when you are longing for a mystical adventure”. Pagoda blue signifies, “wisdom, truth and optimism” and can help guide us intuitively and spiritually.

The willPower Method® teachers and students will reflect on the brow chakra (6th major energy center) which is a teal-like shade. When balancing this chakra, we must take a deeper look within ourselves and our perception of the world, as this will help us honor other cultures and become more open-minded.  Since the spiraling energy of the brow chakra lives between our eyebrows and inside of our crown, pure self-realization is paramount in order for clarity and wisdom to naturally follow.

Of course, there is no need to travel very far if you are one of millions of people who believe in the  “oh-so-jolly” figurine of the season, Santa Claus.  Children are reminded “If you don’t believe, you won’t receive.”  This magical notion also holds weight for anyone who believes that they attract their own destiny or that “like attracts like.” This concept has been referred to as the “Law of Attraction.” At the very least, Pagoda Blue may help you produce more positive thoughts, which in turn will produce a more positive outlook on life.

Interested in more opportunities to balance you to balance your brow chakra and stimulate brain function? Consume more omega -3s!  Chia is the richest plant source of this type of healthy fat.  Chia can also help curb appetite and balance blood sugar levels.  Adding chia to your diet is just a no-brainer (yes… pun intended!)

This  raw chocolate truffle recipe includes plenty of chia.  This recipe was submitted by Tracy Vicente, Graceful and Level III willPower & grace® instructor.  This vegan holiday treat may even replace the cookies and milk for Santa! His belly will thank you. (We heard he’s gluten-free these days).

Raw Chocolate Chia Truffles:

  • 1 cup of raw walnuts
  • 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups soft medjool dates (if dates aren’t gooey, soak in water for an hour and drain)
  • 1 cup of raw cacao powder or nibs (powder makes a smoother truffle, nibs provide a textured earthy truffle)
  • 2 rounded TBSPs of chia seed, ground in coffee grinder (there is chia powder also available in health food stores)

In food processor, grind walnuts and ground chia alone for a minute until powdery.  Add dates and raw cacao and run processor until blended (a couple minutes) into a formed block of glistening fudge consistency.  If mixture is dry add a bit more dates until fudgy and firm.

Roll in your hand into 1″ circles and then dust in cacao powder or coconut flakes. Makes 24 truffles.

Enjoy!

Jennifer DeLuccia

Jennifer DeLuccia

Jennifer considers herself lucky to have made her passion her career! Her professional fitness experience of over a decade boasts multiple nationally accredited certifications including 500hr. RYT for yoga helps to keep her students safe and motivated. Jennifer is a EBFA Barefoot Training Specialist, and spent 4+ years as a national master instructor for The willPower Method® and a dedicated contributor to willPower infusion®.

5 Comments

  1. M:eg McNeely
    Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 at 10:43 am ·

    Oooorah! For Gluten Free and Chia Seeds! Lots of fiber and sounds yummy. I can’t wait to try this recipe out.
    As my daughter turns 18 this month I will definitely need to resort to this chakra for her and myself!
    As our brows start dropping that first beed of sweat during our willPower & grace classes, what an ideal time to analyze this chakra.

    ~Meg :)

  2. Steff Gallante
    Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 at 1:30 pm ·

    I LOVE chia seeds! I am so excited to have another recipe to add this super food to! What a great reminder, with the busy holiday season upon us, to reflect on the brow chakra and its incredible power in our lives. Beautifully written, Jenn! Thanks.

  3. Maurita Marley
    Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 at 1:52 pm ·

    I love chia seeds as well! They are included in the oatmeal and flourless pancake recipes that I use weekly. I am anxious to try these truffles now too! Pagoda Blue is such a peaceful and yet refreshing color. I embrace it this month hoping to close the year out with increased “wisdom, truth and optimism”.

  4. Kim Harring
    Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 at 7:18 pm ·

    Love the Chia seed!
    The Tarahumara (Born To Run) drank a Chia seed drink of water, lime juice, honey, and Chia seeds every morning before running. Amazing stuff- I have made this my routine before my runs everyday!
    Thanks for the recipe Jennifer!

  5. Jodi Cortes
    Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 at 10:55 pm ·

    Jenn, this is great and Tracy can’t wait to make this recipe, sounds delicious! Although I am not traveling :( I am always looking for a mystical adventure. I will be using pagoda blue as I close out the year keeping me optimistic for what 2013 has to bring!!