Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will be as one.” -John Lennon
In the last few years some friends (who know the conservative family I grew up in) have joked with me about becoming a “hippie”. At first, I didn’t know what to make of it but now I actually take it as a compliment. If being a “hippie” means being more conscious and aware, then so be it.
According to Michele Bernhardt, author of Colorstrology, Sheer Lilac, the color for February, “is the color that corresponds with friendship and community”. This color can “be used by anyone to feel a sense of belonging and global community”. This makes me wonder if John Lennon was wearing this color when he wrote “All You Need is Love.” The Beatles performed this song on a program called “Our World” which was the first global TV link of its kind in 1967. The show reached millions and millions of people in 26 different countries in a time when world peace was a profound movement.
Perfect focus on the spiritual light at the top of the head brings visions of realized being.”–Patanjali, Yoga Sutras, 3.32
It makes perfect sense that the color of this month’s chakra are colors of purple and white (the white light around the crown signifies the synchronization of all the colors of the other six chakras). The crown chakra or sahasrara connects your individual awareness with universal consciousness. When the crown chakra is balanced, there is a clear spiritual connection and sense of open-mindedness.
Instead of highlighting a relative food this month, I wanted to highlight one basic need and element above all others–WATER. No matter what country you live in, we all share the same basic need for water. As I’m sure you already know, no human can thrive without a certain amount of water; so why then do some of us have more access to fresh drinking water than others? According to www.water.org, 780 million people on Earth lack access to clean water. The awareness of this fact alone can help broaden our global consciousness and hopefully set intentions for those less fortunate. willPower Method® instructors even promote water-breaks in class with intentional water-break songs!
Lavender, this month’s essential oil, promotes consciousness and a general sense of well being. From ADHD to depression, anxiety to insomnia, chicken pox to herpes and sunburn to wrinkles, lavender’s usage list goes on and on. Lavender is the most widely used essential oil on the market because it is a universal oil that works pretty much wherever there is a need in the body. So when in doubt, use lavender with caution and dilute well.
Thank you for your attention this month! Stay aware and spread the love.