Pink Is Everything! The Healing Power of ColorJune 9, 2015
Detail of “Pink Is Everything“
One afternoon last January while meditating, I heard/saw the words “Pink is Everything!” Exclamation point and all. Whatever did it mean? At first, I took it literally, as we humans often do. Pink? I was never a pink kind of girl. Or woman. Never particularly liked the color.
But wait a minute. The last couple of years I’ve noticed myself bringing this color into my life (muted, rich shades of it, of course – not Disney pink).
I have a favorite pink scarf that I frequently wear and I’m knitting one with (you guessed it!) pink yarn.
I moved to Jersey City last summer and had my bedroom painted PINK.
I went to buy a new rug and when I stepped out of the elevator, the most beautiful pink Persian rug (on sale!) was lying there just waiting for me.
I thought this was a new phenomenon, but I started to look around and saw that I’d used this color frequently in my art.
And my heart absolutely broke open when I would see pink flowers in bloom.
I noticed that at different times in my life, going through different challenges, I would either be drawn to/or turned off by certain colors.
Being an artist, this always got my attention. I wondered why I’d have such a visceral reaction to certain colors.
I used to detest the color orange, which is the color associated with the second chakra. My whole life I had issues in this chakra and suddenly, when I started paying attention and healing it, I noticed orange becoming part of my palette.
Same with the color green (heart chakra). I can’t get enough of the color green these days – especially in nature (hence my recent trip to Scotland). I bought a green jacket before my trip. And a green suitcase with a matching green backpack.
My least favorite color is bright red, the color of the root chakra. One of these days perhaps I will surround myself in red and finally be able to say “I’m grounded”. Red was the favorite color of my partner, Ralph – one of the most grounded, rooted Kapha-types I’ve known. Like a tree trunk.
Interesting that pink is a combination of red (1st chakra) and white (7th chakra). The heart (4th) chakra is the bridge between the upper and lower chakras.
Who doesn’t think of the heart when they think of pink?
Like a dream that stays with us longer than usual or a wonderful synchronicity that appears, these messages are gems that can add meaning to our often mundane or challenging life here on earth.
I believe getting quiet is the best way to open up to them. You don’t need to be sitting in meditation, although that’s where some of the more profound (or at least interesting) messages have come to me.
They also come when I’m riding my bike, making art, dancing, or in the middle of a yoga pose, or even washing the dishes. Sitting under a tree. Rowing a boat. You get the picture. Whatever works for you.
Get quiet. Stay open. Receive. Reflect.
I became a little obsessed with this message. It floated in and out of my mind for days. It never went away. Months later it nudged me back to making art, and as I worked on a piece aptly titled “Pink Is Everything”, meaning began to take shape.
I looked in my notebook where I had jotted it down the day it happened and noticed the date was 1-11-2015. 111. 1+1+1+2+0+1+5 = 11. A numerologist would have a field day with all of these 1s. My knowledge is limited, but I do know that my life path number is 11/2. (If you’re curious what yours is, click here.)
Much of the meaning of my particular life path number rings true for me. Certainly in the way my life has evolved in the last decade.
Intuition is strong in an 11 life path. Intuition, and giving credence to signs and synchronicity has made my life so much easier to navigate and, dare I say, magical.
Pink is the secondary color of the heart chakra (after green).
Pink is a sign of hope.
It’s the color of unconditional love – for self and others.
It’s the Divine Feminine.
After my partner died I retreated and was okay with being alone. I’m an artist – we generally do alone really well.It’s been a four-year journey of really getting to know myself for the first time in my life. But all of these signs – I can’t help but wonder if it’s time to open my heart to another. I’m horrified to even see those words typed in front of me. And that I’m sharing the thought with you. I’m really a terribly private person and wonder constantly why the hell I write a blog.
I’m not a dater. I recently saw the film “I’ll See You in My Dreams” starring Blythe Danner. I could write a whole post on that movie. Phenomenal acting. Her reluctant dating made me shudder in horror.
Danner’s character was such a sad example of someone so stuck in grief that she’s given up on her own life having much meaning. I am eternally grateful that I was able to grieve and move forward from both my divorce (a death in itself) and my partner’s death.
I’m not really over-thinking how a relationship could occur without dating. I trust that the Universe will guide me to whatever is right for me NOW – and that very well may be to remain alone. I’m okay with that.
In the meantime, I would love to hear stories of messages/signs/synchronicities that have appeared in your life.
What colors do you love or hate, and can you relate them to your life?
Or do you think this is all just hooey?