As I write this blog (sitting on my porch swing), I am surprised at my fixation on the beautiful rose bush I find myself consistently gazing at across the street. Each pink pedal so delicate and bright sends vibrations of love and hope right through those who take the time to appreciate it. This month, I am taking time to smell the roses and enjoy simple aspects of summer that sometimes go overlooked. Things like bright rich flowers, bare feet, family barbecues and the satiety and sweetness of summer staples like watermelon. What makes some of these summer staples even sweeter, like roses and watermelon, is that they offer tons of benefits to our mind, body and spirit.
This month’s Colorstrology color is Coral Blush, a soothing, receptive and nurturing shade of pink. Coral blush “can be used by anyone to open the heart and lift the spirit.” This color can help attract love and sweetness to your life. For more on this color and the act of blushing itself, check out last year’s post on Coral Blush.
To love is the great amulet that makes the world a garden.” -Robert Louis Stevenson
The color of Coral Blush also associates well with the pink association of the heart chakra. The name for the heart chakra, or Anahata, is translated to mean “unstruck”. In the color spectrum of electromagnetic energy, the color of magenta (a pinkish tone) helps us let go of old relationships, hence freeing the heart from past experiences and opening the heart to receive present love. Characteristics of a balanced heart chakra are being caring, compassionate, empathetic, accepting, self-loving, peaceful and content. In short, love is the an ultimate healer. As I have learned from Deepak Chopra, when your heart is whole, it is healed and you are “holy”.
Does your mouth water just at the thought of watermelon? (If you have ever been on a high protein, low sugar diet, I’m sure it does.) Yes it’s true, watermelon is higher in sugar than many other fruits BUT it has a slew of benefits. First off, watermelon contains high amounts of lycopene which is helpful in fighting prostate cancer. It’s also a great source of potassium, Vitamin A, C and B6 plus amino acids like citrulline and arginine which help maintain the arteries of the heart and aid in all around cardiac function. Not to mention, if you are a mom, you know that watermelon is kid tasted and very much approved by most kiddies and you don’t even need to tell them it’s good for them.
I have been wanted to write about rose essential oil for a while. The truth is, it’s one of the most sought after essential oils in the world. It has the highest frequency of all the oils, around 320 MHz. According to the Reference Guide for Essential Oils, it “enhances the frequency of every cell, brings balance and harmony to the body.” It is stimulating, elevating and of course an aphrodisiac but it also has historically been used for digestive, menstrual , nervous tension, poor circulation and skin complaints. It will cost you though, a 5 ml bottle of pure therapeutic essential oil will cost you up to $250 but hey this is your heart we are talking about. Other options like rose water (that are not considered as pure and therapeutic) may still offer less potent benefits of rose.
Enjoy this month stopping to smell the roses!