I’m pleased to announce the release of Color Your Life: Daily Meditations for the Creative Soul. You may notice a different name on the cover. I, Amandah Tayler Blackwell, am using the pen name of Celeste Teylar. The “Daily Meditations” series is being published by Thom Byxbe (Chief Creative Officer/Editorial Director and Author of “Color Your Life”), Nascent Digital Press, A Service of Nascent Publishing, LLC.
The purpose of Color Your Life: Daily Meditations for the Creative Soul is to help you shift your life through the use of color and creativity. As you may or may not know, “color therapy, which is used by alternative and holistic practitioners as a way to help their clients heal from their childhoods, divorces, job losses, sicknesses, stresses, etc. It’s a high vibrational technique that requires a therapist to tune into their creativity and apply color to their clients through the use of visualization, verbal suggestion, and other tools. In fact, the primary colors in the rainbow carry unique healing properties. It’s one of the reasons why people often feel better after they’ve spent time in the sun. On the flip side, some people suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also known as the winter blues, winter depression, or seasonal depression. By using color, you can balance your energies and bring vibrancy to areas that may lack emotional, physical, or spiritual stability. You can literally heal yourself with color. But, you’ll have to tap into your creativity to do so” (Excerpted from “Color Your Life: Daily Meditations for the Creative Soul”).
“Creativity takes courage.” Henri Matisse
Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse was a French artist who’s mostly recognized for his paintings; his work spanned a half-century. In addition to being a painter, Matisse was also a draughtsman (skilled at drawing), printmaker, and sculptor. He expressed himself through the language of color and is hugely recognized as a leading and prominent figure in modern art. Like Matisse, you can express your day through the language of color.
Einstein once said, “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.” Add creativity to this and you’ll have a recipe for success. Whatever you want to accomplish in life takes creativity and courage. It doesn’t matter if you want to go back to school, start your own business, find your soul mate, move to a new city, leave a relationship, change careers, travel around the world, etc., you must take some form of action to get started. This is where color and creativity can help you.
Tap into your imagination and get creative, form a picture in your mind. Or, if you lean more towards “feeling” vs. visualizing, feel your dreams. What colors do you see? Where are you? How do you feel? What are you wearing? What are you doing? Who’s with you? See and feel everything as if it’s your reality right now. Use your creativity to picture and feel yourself accomplishing a goal.
You may not know how you’ll accomplish your dreams and may even be tempted to panic and worry about them. Please don’t. All you’ll do is attract situations and people to you who’ll give you things to panic and worry about on a daily basis. Remember, you don’t have to know every little detail. Leave the details up to the universe. It knows the best way to bring your dreams to fruition. Your job is to daydream and immerse yourself in color.
Paint Your Day with Creativity Color: Red
Before you get out of bed, visualize your day as Red. Allow the color to wash over and surround you. Feel the warmth, strength, and courage properties of the color. Breathe it in and pull it into your root chakra, your first chakra. Really feel the color energize you. Now visualize a situation. Let’s use work. For example, if you’ve been afraid to speak up at meetings, visualize yourself speaking clearly and confidently and sharing your creative ideas with everyone. Visualize your manager and co-workers with big smiles on their faces because you just solved a major problem, creatively.
I breathe in creativity color Red and feel energized and courageous. I can do anything!