Sunday, October 28, 2012

Heavenly Fall Colors


There is nothing I enjoy more that tramping around in the woods with my dogs especially when the paths are strewn with brightly colored leaves. I forget all about treading gently Indian-style and swish swash through with childlike glee as clouds of color swirl about.

Fall is one of my most favorite times of year and along with that slight nip in the air, I get a huge, mind-blowing hit of color; yellows, oranges and reds along with touches of bronze, purples and greens. Trees that shimmer with golden light or millions of teeny pink and green leaves that flicker fairy-like in the breeze.
The wonderful thing about spending time in the woods is that nature is gently healing without me having to do any fancy footwork. My thoughts, emotions and feelings are nourished by simply absorbing all I see. I am uplifted and energized, new ideas abound and I just feel more at peace. How brilliant is that?
Spending time in nature is my way to recharge, relax, meditate and enjoy the moment. 

I would like to share some thoughts on the healing power of these fall colors. I encourage you to get outside and experience the magnificence for yourself.  Add touches of fall to your home and use the colors if you want to make simple changes to your life. It is amazing that the fall colors generally help us to feel more grounded and earthed. They are also good for soothing emotions and nourishing the stomach, spleen and pancreas. Using these colors in our cooking adds a stronger influence to our healing.

Adds warmth, energy and stimulation, and is good for increased energy, Energizes all organs and the senses, hearing, smell, taste, vision and touch. Increases passion, sexuality and greater strength. Helps with courage, independence, health, will power, sports and relaxing parts of the body that have become stiff or constricted.

Adds warmth, and cheerfulness. Orange has a freeing action upon the body and mind, and helps to relieve repressions. Can show new possibilities and other choices in life. Helps to stimulate creative thinking, enthusiasm, and new ideas. Orange increases attraction, charm, kindness, stimulation, optimism, success, abundance, prosperity, energy, and achieving business-goals.

Adds a lust for life and strengthens the nerves and the mind. It awakens mental inspiration and is an excellent color for nervous or nerve-related conditions. It also energizes the muscles. Yellow can be used to nourish the stomach, liver, and intestines. Yellow can activate and cheer you up if feeling depressed or melancholic. Helps with vitality, change, progress, communication, confidence, joy, learning, knowledge, mental clarity, concentration, memorizing, tests, speaking and writing, traveling, and visualization.Yellow is one of the most balanced and harmonized colors.

Heals grief and sadness and creates a sense of youth. Helps to bring you into contact with your feelings. Pink increases, softness, tenderness, romance, caring, and nurturing. Helps youth, peace, friendship, femininity, emotional love, and emotional healing.

Adds balance and harmony and a soothing influence upon both mind and body. It is neither relaxing nor astringent in its influence.  Green can be used for just about any condition in need of healing. Green is both energizing and soothing to the heart. It can help hormonal imbalances, add a cleansing, purifying and healing effect to the organs, strengthen the immune, and nourish muscles, bones and tissues.  Stimulates inner peace, fertility, hope, growth, new beginnings and prosperity. 

Falling Leaves

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