Amethyst Dreams, a Life Filled with Purple
Purple has been my favorite color since I was a young girl. Over the years, I have shopped in stores dedicated to the color purple, and at least a quarter of my wardrobe is purple. People have told me that I look good in purple so I do my best to have lots of it in my wardrobe.
Yet my lifelong love of purple goes deeper than my clothes. Nobody who loves purple stops at what can be seen. Instead, we look deeply into the world, to find the mysteries of the world that wait for deep seekers to find them. Thus, my love of purple is also a soulful connection, from the inside out.
Why Do I Love Purple?
*Purple is a secondary color, and it is a color that is the meeting of cool blue and hot red. Therefore, it is a balance between opposites. I love deep indigo purple best because it is a dark, relaxing color, and often the color of the midnight sky. That shade seems to enhance the brightness of the stars on a cloudless night.
* I also love the lighter shades of purple because I have a romantic heart. The guest bathroom on the first floor of our family townhouse is lavender, and the theme of the décor is Victorian, an era where true romance flourished.
* Purple is a color of thoughtfulness and spiritual sensitivity. It is both a regal and mystical color - the color of monarchs, monks and magicians.
* Purple is also the color of the dream world, of mystical seekers whose souls journey through the night. Though my daughter loves the color pink, she chose the color purple when asked what color she would like her new dream catcher to be by a family friend who intends to make her one.
The Many faces of the Color Purple ~
- Personality Color Purple
Having a personality color purple or violet as your favorite color means you are sensitive and compassionate, understanding and supportive, thinking of others before yourself. Follow this link to learn more.
- The Color Purple
Visit this site dedicated to providing information about the color Purple - and the Symbolic, Christian and other religious meanings of the color Purple.The history of the color Purple and the dye that produced it is also included.
- Purple Heart Memorial Site
Purple Heart Memorial Site: The Purple Heart is the oldest American military combat honor still in existence. Follow this link to learn more.
- The 7 Chakras for Beginners - Healing, Balancing, and Opening Your Chakras
The 7 Chakras are the energy centers in our body in which energy flows through.Blocked energy in our 7 Chakras can often lead to illness so it's important to understand them. Follow this link to learn more.
Oh, Purple, how do I love thee?...
Color Associations and Symbolism
* Purple is a color that is associated with royalty and power . Kings often wore indigo robes, most likely because they were the only ones who could afford to. Court magicians, such as the great Merlin, wore purple because the monarchs who sought their wisdom gave them such a cloak. Common folk, especially in the early centuries of this millennium, could not afford to wear clothes dyed with indigo.
* Purple is also a color that is associated with meditation and intuition. Most evident here is the spiritual significance of the color, and it is the color used for vestments in Catholic churches during the seasons of Lent and Advent. It represents solemnity, mourning, fasting, and self-denial.
* Following the self-denial theme, purple has been associated with bravery. The Purple Heart is a medal given to soldiers who have risked their lives to save another person while serving their country.
* In Eastern Hindu cultures, the color purple represents the crown Chakra , or internal center of energy. It is the center associated with thinking, reflection, intuition, and dreaming.
The Not-so-Rosy side of Purple
Alongside all of the positive ways to perceive purple, the color has its dark side. The vibrations of purple can lead to irresponsibility, brooding, or over-extending oneself. That is why balancing one's internal centers of energy with each other is important to our well-being, so that the less-than-desirable aspects of the color are kept in check. Surrounding ourselves with all of the colors of the rainbow, or at least a couple that are complementary to purple, is a good start. Two examples are orange and yellow.
Some ways for you to add balance to your life include:
* Painting the trim of a purple room a neutral or complementary color, like a honey yellow or gold. Include complementary accessories that fit the chosen theme for the room, if there is one.
* Wearing accessories of complementary colors with purple clothing, like gold, tan, or green.
* Keep an appointment book and make the effort to organize some of your time each day. I have a beautiful one with quotes by Paolo Coelho and colorful South-American art. This encourages me to set some attainable daily goals toward maintaining my household around my writing and other beloved hobbies.
* Keep a pet, if you have a lifestyle that supports having an animal as part of the family. A dog will help you get exercise, and anything furry and friendly will offer lots of unconditional love.
A Room full of Purple
A room full of purple using this oil warmer lamp would be a room I'd want to stay in forever.
© 2012 Karen Szklany Gault
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