Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Rose et Rouge


My daily wardrobe staples of black-on-black have yielded gradually to a glimmer of pink (as in the year of). And red. Perhaps a fundamental theme has emerged? 

Summer 2012, pink + red ombre wrap.

Fall 2012, pink faux pearl + red crystal mala.

Winter 2013, highlights of pink + red (along with my first French red).

Red is the color of the muladhara (root) chakra, located at the base of the spine. As Anodea Judith writes in Eastern Body, Western Mind, Psychology and the Chakra System as a Path to the Self:
For most of us, our roots are unconscious influences on our behavior, linked to elements of our past. To bring muladhara to consciousness is to bring awareness to our roots, to uncover the past, to examine the past, to delve into it. Everything that grows above branches out into infinity, growing more complex. Going down to our roots brings us into a singular simplicity, and anchors us into the commonality of the collective unconscious. It brings us home to the earth.
The related healing practice, per Anodea: hatha yoga and look at earliest childhood relationship to mother. My intention, exactly.

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