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Blinded By Color

What is your favorite color?

 

 

Please, answer this question now before reading any further.
Stop yourself~
Don’t think about it, be spontaneous with your answer; accept the first color that comes into your mind and don’t analyze your choice.

ColorThe effect produced on the eye and its associated nerves by light waves of different wavelength or frequency. Light transmitted from an object to the eye stimulates the different color cones of the retina, thus making possible perception of various colors in the object.

 
 

Like death and taxes, there is no escaping color. It is ubiquitous.  

 
Yet, what does it all mean? 
Why are people more relaxed in green rooms? 
Why do weightlifters do their best in blue gyms?
I have wondered even why do I tend to use a blue ink or font when writing?
 
 
 
It is our instinctual choice of a color that tells us a lot about who we are; how we function and how others see us?  It can be yet another means to understanding our behavior and our personal traits; as well as our mental, emotional, spiritual, & even our physical states. It can be reflective of the way we choose to navigate in the world. Color can help guide us through our strengths and weaknesses, through our vulnerabilities, and through all our challenges we experience. 
 
Most all of us choose what the industry refers to as Personality Colors
Our personality color do not have to be one(s) that we wear all the time; but it is usually our favorite, the color that excites us the most, and makes us feel alive when we see it. That being said, we are often drawn to our personality color for clothing and home decorating. It is often a predominant color in our aura.
It is also the color that when our family & close friends think of us, or when asked what our favorite color is they are likely to instinctively know. 
So, ask loved ones what your favorite color is…..
What they share with you could be telling.  

Does everyone have a favorite color?

Many of us do have a favorable color, and most of us have had the same one since childhood. Or maybe a variance in hue or tint. 
 Some of us may change our color favorites one or more times during our life,  while others will have one color for their whole lifetime. 
Some us will prefer another color for a while, depending on our needs & moods at that time.
Yet we are likely to come back to our original favorite when those specific needs are met. 
When the color has served its purpose. 
If you are someone who doesn’t think you have a personality color, could you maybe reconsider? 
 Take a meander into your clothes closet/cupboard where you store you clothes you wear regularly. 
Peek around your home or office, reflect on the way you choose to decorate.
 See color? Of course you do.
Anything stand out?
Is there one, or are there more colors you consistently choose?  For my home, it has been a combo of forest green and a rich shade of maroon, yet I tend to wear blues, and earth-tones. I throw in some purple for sassy days. 
These choices will be the colors that reflect our personality, and our deepest needs & desires.
 Whether we like or dislike a color can be dependent on our own life experiences; our positive and negative associations to “our favorite color” as well as our need for the qualities of that color.

Dislike a Color?

The colors that we dislike are as telling about ourselves as the choices we like, most often reflecting where our weaknesses and vulnerabilities lie.
Our most disliked color could likely to relate to areas in our life that need to be given some attention; or past hurts that need to be healed.
If we feel a visceral dislike to a color there is  likely a reason.
 It can be helpful and a good idea to try to incorporate a small amount of the disliked colors into our life by using small amounts of the color in clothing, or in your home to help balance our energies. 
I have found for me rejecting whole color choices creates an imbalance in my life something I am uncomfortable with.
But what if we are color blind? 
A note on Color Blindness 
 It doesn’t mean a person who is color blind can’t see any color at all, like a black and white movie.
It does however mean having trouble seeing the difference between certain colors.
Being color blind can make it tricky to match your shirt and pants, but it’ s not a serious problem. People who are color blind can do normal stuff, even drive. Most color blind people can’t tell the difference between red or green, but they can learn to respond to the way the traffic signal lights up — because the red light is generally on top and green is on the bottom.

What does your (favorite) personality color say about you?

While you may not exhibit all the character traits of your personality color, you will find yourself somewhere in the descriptions I believe. You may also find you might exhibit some of the negative traits, particularly when you are stressed.

  • If you have two equally favorite colors, read the information on both to fully understand yourself and what motivates you.

  • If your favorite color is red, you are action oriented with a deep need for physical fulfillment and to experience life through the five senses.
  • If orange is your favorite color, you have a great need to be with people, to socialize with them, and be accepted and respected as part of a group. You also have a need for challenges in your life, whether it is physical or social challenges.
  • Choosing yellow as your favorite means you have a deep need for logical order in your everyday life and to be able to express your individuality by using your logical mind to inspire and create new ideas.
  • If green is your favorite, you have a deep need to belong, to love and be loved, and to feel safe and secure. You need acceptance and acknowledgment for the everyday things you do for others – just a ‘thank you’ is sufficient.
  • Lovers of blue have a deep need to find inner peace and truth, to live their life according to their ideals and beliefs without having to change their inflexible viewpoint of life to satisfy others.
  • Indigo lovers have a need to feel in harmony and at one with the Universe and to be accepted by others as the aware and intuitive spiritual beings that they are.
  • If purple or violet is your favorite color, you have a deep need for emotional security and to create order and perfection in all areas of your life, including your spiritual life. You also have a deep need to create and participate in humanitarian projects, helping others in need.
  • If your personality color is pink you have a deep need to be accepted and loved unconditionally.
  • If turquoise is your favorite color your deepest need is to create emotional balance in your life, to be able to express your hopes and dreams no matter how idealistic they may be and to make your own way in the world under your own terms.
  • If your favorite color is magenta, you are a non-conformist who sees life from a different point of view.
  • Lovers of brown have a deep need for a safe, secure, simple and comfortable existence with supportive family and friends.
  • Lovers of black have a need for power and control in order to protect their own emotional insecurities.
  • If white  is your personality color, your deepest need is for simplicity in your own life and to be independent and self-reliant so you do not need to depend on anyone else.
  • With gray as your favorite color, you are the middle of the road type, cool, conserved, composed and reliable. You tend to conform just to keep the peace.
  • If silver is your favorite, you are intuitive and insightful and have a strong connection with a higher spiritual guidance.
  • With a personality color gold, you radiate charisma, personality and individuality, making others feel relaxed and valued in your company.

Finally, have you changed your favorite color?

If you have changed your personality color, try to identify the circumstances surrounding your life at that time as your new favorite will reflect qualities you need to attract into your life to help you navigate and process any new circumstances.
I prefer to make a practice out of surrounding myself with the colors I love, either by wearing them, or using them decoratively in my environment.
The color choices I make empower me to be true to myself.
It is the perfect expression of showing my true-colors, wouldn’t you say?
 
Now, inquiring minds now want to know:
What does any a particular pattern or motif we keep in our home or wear say about us?
 For instance I have a plethora of roses and elephants. 
I know I know… 
I’m just curious.
tjtaylor2013©

 

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What I Do To Stay Out Of Trouble

September’s Final Efforts

The last of the hand-made cards I created in the month of September. Working with my hands to create a piece that may give another pleasure works to keep me on an even keep most of the time. It’s an emotional release creating art. It is also so meditative with music to sing to, and hands to create with, I am certainly blessed.

September 2012 Creations:

The sentiment on this card says “Hello” I am not sure why it is reversed I have never had this happen an did nothing different in the taking the photo, cropping it, and uploading it here at WP.

Changing Season

Fall cool weather has finally hit the high desert in Central Oregon. I am grateful to smell the cool dry air that we have here. Now the watch for snow begins, creatively I have moved on to Halloween and Thanksgiving/Gratitude cards. I love the color palette I am working with this time of year.The earth tones with tints of bronze and golds speaks to my heart. This time of year is also my favorite – for the textures and colors in nature are like no other time of the year. I even like the raking of the Fall leaves into piles. I will invite the neighbor hood children for a dip.

©tjhelser2012

Re-Re-Rearranging

Not happy with my blogs appearance I keep rearranging. I needed a new blueprint of what I was really looking for. Some real thoughts this time going into how I am choosing to arrange my bog rooms and their content.

Just like in my non-cyber world I am not truly comfortable until I feel I have everything just the way I like it. Just the way it allows me to think of it all, as comfortable.

I needed color I realized. It was missing from the last Theme Appearance I picked out. The lines were clean and sharp. I did not mind the way each aspect laid out but was not crazy about them. It felt organized which I like to some degree, but mostly it just felt too sterile for me. I need color in my life. Even on my blog apparently.Which if this is going to be home for where I write than it should feel like my home. A soft place to fall.

As I typically do when I make any changes in my life, I have considered making it for some time. Maybe in the eyes of those closest to me I consider much too long. I want to make a choice I will not regret. One I can live with.  Do not we all? Really! Yet taking the time to consider could be keeping me from making some wonderful choices just by gut. That’s not always a bad thing.

My last housekeeping I did here on my bog was just that Gut Instinct. I had been browsing for a bit much like window shopping if you will. Even like car testing before purchasing if you will, as we are able to test drive the possible theme choices before deciding on the new. Or maybe deciding to keep the old dependable, I knew it like no other.  But I needed more room. I was ready to go from 3-door to 2-door. Just a bit more pizzazz I wanted to be able to add. Restrictions were keeping from making the changes and adding the pizzazz. I detest restrictions. Please do not tell me I cannot do something, because then I will just because.

I needed to make the changes in order to be content. The lack of color was one real big problem for me and because of the “home decor” I chose, my restrictions were too limited. I needed a whole revamp. I needed to look at just what it was I wanted and needed. I had to find for my heart and my soul so that I would be as comfortable as I needed to write. Part of my particular space includes my quiet room, no TV, maybe music. A comfortable and supportive way for both myself and for my laptop to sit. A place for my books that I need to keep near me where I write. And some of the photos and memory books that tell my family and my friends stories. I needed a plan. Time to make all the changes in each room,finding each aspect their own home.

And color, textures, and light…..

Maybe this will be it now. I have changed my appearance 3 times in maybe a years time. It’s really no different from how often I may rearrange my furniture. Maybe it is one of those somethings that your own mom did and it seems that you have embraced it. I have embraced it. I remember hearing my dad often telling his friends that he was “afraid to get up and go to the bathroom at night for fear that when he comes back to bed he’ll trip because Penny (mom’s name) was rearranging the house again!” It was true that she did rearrange all the time. Just as you knew where things belonged she was up rearranging them again. Maybe her way to keep her family on their toes?

So maybe this is where I get it from. I have no clue nor do I care where it came from. It just is. For my family & friends that know me they know what it is like when I move into a new home. They put up with the drinking glasses being put in a different place. They know it can take me a long time to settle in to where I am comfortable.

Looking to be comfortable.  Looking to feel organized.

Maybe I got it this time.

TESTING..TESTING…

©tjhelser 2012