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Sweep and sew and cook and clean,
Smile when Esmeralda’s mean.
Try not to make your Stepmom mad.
All this time where was your Dad?
It’s my lame attempt at grade school poetry but didn’t you always wonder why Cinderella’s Dad never showed up to protect her from her evil stepmother and those sloth-like stepsisters? Her patience was rewarded. When the last glass shoe dropped she ended up with a prince, a palace, and a happy ending. All she had to do was work like a slave and believe in magic.
Everyone living thing (that’s us!) has an aura of light. The light is composed of all the colors in the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.
Those same seven colors are the very ones assigned to the seven chakras. Chakras are energy centers in the body; they are like interrelated spirals. They start at the base of the spine and go up to the crown of the head each one spiraling into the ones above. Healthy energy flows in happy swirls that make us feel like a million bucks, stuck energy is what makes us feel blah and depressed.
It is believed that if there is trouble in one chakra, the energy can’t flow freely in the others. Those who work with energy use colors and gemstones to encourage the body (the person) to release stuck energy. This is a brief recap of the chakras and their related colors and body parts.
Red is the color of the 1st chakra, the root chakra. The root chakra is located at the base of the spine and includes the adrenal glands, kidneys, colon, spinal column, legs, and bones. This is the chakra of money, birth issues, survival patterns, grounding, and issues related to food and health. People who are attracted to red are motivated, enthusiastic emotional, and stimulating. Focusing on red or even thinking about red can give you energy when feeling tired.
Orange is the color of the 2nd chakra, The Sacral Chakra, which includes the prostate gland, spleen, ovaries, womb, genitals, testicles, and bladder. This chakra is located just below the navel and it oversees sexuality, relationships, creativity and feelings of pleasure. People who are attracted to orange are sensitive, considerate, positive, persuasive, and tactful. They are good at making others feel at ease. Orange brings peace.
Yellow is the color of the 3rd chakra, the personal power chakra. This chakra is located just above the navel and includes the adrenal glands, stomach, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, nerves, muscles, nervous system. Personal power gets us everywhere or nowhere, depending on how much we have and how we use it. Yellow lovers are sociable, creative, imaginative, outgoing, positive and empathic. They bounce back quickly after setbacks. Yellow stimulates the mind.
Green is the color of the 4th chakra, the Heart Chakra. This chakra is located at the center of the chest and includes the thymus gland, heart, lungs arms, hands, and circulatory system. Wear Green to help open this chakra if you want to be more compassionate, forgiving and self-accepting. Green lovers are hardworking, practical, down to earth, determined and conscientious. They are good at achieving goals. Green is soothing and healing.
Blue is associated with the 5th chakra, the throat chakra. This chakra is located at the hollow of the throat and includes the thyroid gland, hypothalamus, parathyroid, throat, mouth. Opening this chakra will help alleviate stress, encourage you to speak your truth and to help you to be heard. Blue people are versatile, enthusiastic and see opportunities everywhere. They embrace change and can motivate and inspire others.
Indigo is associated with the 6th Chakra, the Third Eye chakra. This is a chakra of intuition and guides what we “see” with our third eye. It is located between the eyes and includes the pituitary gland, nose, ears, left eye, and third eye. This is the chakra to open if you’d like to use your intuition to make better decisions. Indigo lovers are sympathetic, generous, kind and loving. They are reliable, idealistic and tolerant and usually embrace both the spiritual and the physical.
Violet is the color associated with the 7th chakra, the Crown Chakra. This chakra is located at the top of the head and includes the central nervous system, pineal gland, cerebral cortex, right eye. Wear violet if you’d like to experience more clarity and a stronger connection to your inner consciousness. Violet lovers are Intuitive, sensitive and discriminating. They are seekers of truth and understanding. Violet calms the nerves and promotes the spirit.
Horoscopes are written by people who study the planets but in the end put their own spin on what it all means. Since we’re masters of our own lives or should be, we can read what the year of the horse may bring using my formula: take what we like and leave what we don’t.
The Chinese believe that those born in the year of the horse have a strong need to improve themselves and they make a constant effort to do so. Horse people are probably the ones who propel self-help books to the bestseller lists.
They are also energetic, bright, warm-hearted, intelligent and able. In ancient lore they are designated ‘Qianli Ma’, meaning “a horse that covers many thousands of miles in a day. I like the sound of that but must take care not to use up too many of those miles chasing my tail.
Believe in it as year of transformation and do what you need to do to make the glass slipper fit. Believing in Magic Worked for Cinderella.
I found a list of their characteristics on ChinaTravelGuide.com
Actors don’t all have memories like elephants, sometimes they just act like they do.
Researchers have looked to actors for memory clues with the idea of using these actor based techniques to counter cognitive decline.
Lately there are a lot of impressive claims about the brain boosting powers of things like calisthenics, crosswords, and complicated software. Advancements in technology and neurosciences are fueling the phenomenon. We have better equipment for studying and measuring brain function and smart people devoting themselves to the research. Most of them admit that while we know a lot more than we did even a few years ago, what we know about the brain is still relatively little compared to what we don’t know.