Build Your Healing Rainbow With Purple/Violet/Indigo
Purple, violet, and indigo all carry a vibration that spiritual leaders, teachers, and healers have used for centuries. These color vibrations help to evoke peace of mind, serenity, sharpening of intuition, healing protection, dreaming, and uplifting of the spirit. These colors relate to the imagination and help us to get in touch with our deepest thoughts.
Violet and purple promote a meditative state in the mind and have been researched to be the most spiritual colors. Poets, artists, musicians, and writers have all been inspired by these lovely colors for their magic and mysterious nature.
When it comes to foods, blue and purple fruits and veggies are a group of foods that are the highest in antioxidant properties.
Blue and Purple foods are rare in our diets but they have so many rich health benefits! Some of these foods that are bathed in these beautiful colors are; blackberries, blueberries (most popular blue food), eggplant, purple potatoes, purple cabbage, purple carrots, purple plums, figs, prunes, black grapes, beetroot, black currants, purple cauliflower, purple asparagus, acai berries, purple corn, purple yams, lavender, passionfruit, elderberries, raisins, purple kohlrabi, purple artichokes, purple kale, purple basil, edible purple violets, purple peppers, purple grapes, and purple thyme.
You would think that these colorful foods would be more plentiful in our diets but they are researched as being the least. They can be more challenging to find in our local supermarkets and roadside stands. If you can, always pick the purple/blue varieties over the regular colored produce items because they have been found to be so much more nutrient dense. These vibrant foods are rich in many nutrients, such as; lutein, zeaxanthin (these 2 are great for eye health), bioflavonoids, resveratrol, Vitamin A, C and E, folate, selenium, fiber, flavonoids, ellagic acid, and quercetin. These foods are also potent in anti-inflammatory properties, anti-cancer agents, antioxidants, and phytonutrients. As you can see these blue/ purple foods are nutritional powerhouses! Try to get them in your diet on a regular basis.
Indigo, Purple, and Violet are the colors that represent the 6th chakra, known as the third eye or the seat of wisdom. It is also known as our Insight, which helps us to connect to a higher level of consciousness. This chakra stands for transformation, creativity, spiritual awareness and reawakening, illumination, and rebirth.
This 6th chakra (third eye area) includes the pituitary gland, pineal gland (known as the seat of the soul), cerebral cortex, skull, eyes, and neurotransmitters. Seeing, thinking, intuition, imagination, dreaming, and sleeping are all involved with this chakra.
Signs of a balanced Third Eye Chakra:
*has a sharp mind and good memory
*dreams while sleeping and can remember them upon awakening
*good cognitive skills
*radiates health, calmness, and peace
*intelligence, able to perceive, analyze, and assimilate information
*healthy reflexes and stress responses/ responds well to changes in the environment
*feels well rested
*healthy positive thought patterns
*healthy nervous system
*can clearly see the underlying meaning in situations, even in adversity
*joyful, imaginative, emotionally balanced
*connected to the body physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually
Signs of an unbalanced Third Eye Chakra
*amnesia, coma, concussion, brain tumor
*learning disabilities, ADD, ADHD, Autism, hyperactivity, focusing issues
*doesn’t dream or claims they don’t dream
*lacks mental sharpness
*irregular sleep patterns
*difficulty with logic and learning new concepts
*unstable moods, bipolar, schizophrenia, depression, obsessive thoughts, psychosis
*out of touch with their intuition
*confusion, frustration, overwhelmed
*dissociation, apathy, feelings of isolation
Effective Ways to Balance the Third Eye Chakra
1. Daily Meditation/ Prayer- this practice helps to quiet and calm us, encouraging us to go inside and reflect-connecting us to God and to our inner voice/intuition
2. Aromatherapy- Frankincense is one of the best essential oils for the brain. It crosses the blood brain barrier and it has powerful health benefits. It also assists in balancing the third eye charka region of the brain. Lavender, Marjoram, Neuroli, Juniper, Clary Sage, Rosemary, and Sandalwood are also very balancing for this region. Also, diffusing one or a blend of these oils can assist with sleeping, especially Lavender.
*Please use very good quality essential oils that have been properly tested for potency and efficacy. I purchase my essential oils from Inshanti in Kinzers PA. The quality is excellent! The website is www.inshanti.com. Also Mountain Rose Herbs has very good quality oils as well: www.mountainroseherbs.com
3. Eat purple/blue foods regularly- 3 new recipes are given in this week’s article as well as 3 recipes from last week’s color blue are available as well
4. Yoga poses that support this region, such as; downward facing dog, plough pose, headstand- check out link below for a yoga sequence:
5. Wear or carry gems that support this chakra- amethyst, lapis lazuli, purple fluorite, moonstone, quartz
6. Wear purple, violet, indigo colors- shirt, shoes, scarf, undergarments, dress, and jewelry
*also place these colors in your meditation/prayer area of your home to facilitate balance and peace
7. Positive Affirmations for the brain/third eye area
*I recognize all wisdom comes from God
*I see all situations with clarity and purity
*I am connected to my true path and purpose
* I hear the voice of my soul
*I trust my intuition
*I know my own voice
*I embody my spiritual gifts
*I have a healthy mind
*My thoughts are calm and peaceful
*I have a creative imagination
*I am clear
8. Eat foods that support brain health
*Make sure your Vitamin D blood levels are in a healthy range- have your physician order r this important test for you. Your level should be in the 55-65 range.
*Eat healthy fats daily- your brain is 60% fat, so make sure you feed it well. These healthy fats include Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Unrefined Coconut Oil, Avocado Oil, Ghee, and Organic Pastured Butter
*Also taking a fish oil supplement daily can be very helpful for brain and cognitive function, typically 2000-3000 mg daily is recommended but check with your health care provider before taking
*this is a very good one:
Walnuts, avocados, blueberries, chia and flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, wild raised salmon, broccoli, turmeric, dark green leafy vegetables, red beets, eggs (especially the yolks), bone broth, celery, rosemary, and dark chocolate (70% or higher) are all great brain foods!