Falling for red
In the past, I've shied away from the color red, feeling that it was somehow too strong, too assertive, too powerful. But lately, it seems like everywhere I go, I'm falling all over myself for all things red. (Case in point: I couldn't resist picking up these pretty russet-hued calla lilies from Whole Foods.)
Upon the advice of a very wise fellow blogger, I began researching what my newfound inclination might mean. One of the most interesting things I learned is that red is associated with the 1st chakra, which governs our sense of physical vitality and well-being.
Over the past year, I've made changes that have brought me into a greater awareness of my body and what it needs to feel healthy, so I was fascinated to learn that my craving for red might actually be related to this sense of "re-inhabiting" my body.
The other day, I bought what I think is my first article of red clothing ever: a beautiful hand-knit scarf. It might just be the power of suggestion at work, but I'll admit that, wearing this scarf, I felt a new sense of energy and connectedness to my physical self.
Do you ever feel inexplicably drawn toward a certain color? Have you ever noticed your mood or feelings affected by particular colors?