White & Blue

I was writing about our colour preference and its subconscious meaning in this post last year and I remember very well that at that specific point in time, my 3 choice colours were green, turquoise and blue, I even confessed it in the blog post, and now, taking the test again, I selected green, turquoise and red or violet. This means my objectives and goals have shifted directions. They are different than September last year. But I did not reach this important fact by taking the test again. Actually, I just took the test now, while writing this blog post, as I wanted to include that article here, as a reference.

And if you want to learn how to name all colours correctly, try bookmarking this page here and discover your favourite colour name. 

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Photo Credit – Ryan Graybill

I reached this conclusion a couple of days ago, when I realised most of my clothing wish list *temporarily being held on my tkmaxx folder on my laptop – are ranging from the colour palette turquoise, white, hints of deep reds or magenta, some pink and obviously my top preferred greens.

Would you like to have a sneak peak?

Here … they are! 

However, most of my fashion likes from tkmaxx website incorporate blue and white.

If you love the items and colour choices, you might benefit from reading further! I would love it, if you would do!

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Photo Credit – Annie Spratt

I found this website quite recently, and having a scroll through my favourite colour at the time of the browsing, I realised the insights and knowledge and info contained in it, is worth being bookmarked – again initially, after discovering it, green was my first choice. And today, I decided to read why am I attracted to blue and white garments. It turns out, corroborated with the colour personality test you can also take here and of course, on this website I said about bookmarking, the deepest need for a turquoise colour personality is to create emotional balance in their life, to be able to express their hopes and dreams no matter how idealistic they may be and to make their own way in the world under their own terms. Yes, I find myself in this depiction. The deepest need for a white colour personality is to create simplicity in their life and to be independent and self reliant, so that I would not need to depend on anyone else. There’s a special note about white and I quote: “Rarely is this colour a favourite colour from childhood – white tends to become a favourite at a time when you are going through a transitional period in your life, preparing for new beginnings or seeking a new direction in one or more areas of your life.

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Photo Credit – Lyndsey Marie

Well, remember my last update on my About, now Hello page? – I was confessing I am actually deciding whether I still want to go ahead with this blog and if so, how. Colours do work. Reading more about turquoise, I find that it means open communication and clarity of thought. Which in a way, is what happened with me when confessing my perfectionism struggle through my Hello page, as at the bottom of this desire to make it better or the deep subtitle of me, even sharing that, lies a hidden thought that I have not achieved the stability I desire through doing what I want to do in life and earning money from what I love doing. Then, I will follow with this phrase: “In colour psychology, turquoise controls and heals the emotions creating emotional balance and stability. … Turquoise encourages inner healing through its ability to enhance empathy and caring. It heightens our intuitive ability and opens the door to spiritual growth. It is the colour of the evolved soul. Turquoise has strong powers of observation and perception and can be quite discriminating. It has the ability to identify the way forward, the way to success, balancing the pros and cons, the right and wrong, of any situation. It is a good colour to use when you are stuck in a rut and don’t know which way to move.

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Photo Credit – Nilton Oliveira

White – it’s the colour at its most complete and pure, the colour of perfection. Obviously, it reiterates what I have been feeling like lately: “In colour psychology white is the colour of new beginnings, of wiping the slate clean, so to speak. It is the blank canvas waiting to be written upon. While white isn’t stimulating to the senses, it opens the way for the creation of anything the mind can conceive. White is a colour of protection and encouragement, offering a sense of peace and calm, comfort and hope, helping alleviate emotional upsets. It creates a sense of order and efficiency, a great help if you need to de-clutter your life. White may indicate the completion of a cycle in your life – you may find you have a desire for white clothing or white in your surroundings at a time when you are moving in a new direction in your life.” I am only sharing a bite size of the insightful powerful information discovered along my way to understand my recent change of perception in choices made whether buying clothes or other items, such my Avene Hydrance Serum (whose bottle is transparent and the white, creamy moisturiser or hydrating serum can be seen – white again) or a book, whose cover is white, or light green or hints of magenta – my recent book haul, (I have uploaded a picture on my instagram, also, below, now that I am writing this, realise, the colours are impacting my life in a big way!).

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Instagram – @georgya.na

This stuff really works, imagine this – your subconscious goes through updates, and maybe upgrades, and it reflects outwards through our colour choices, which you could say, it’s just what I like, and actually, it reflects your true colours – so, what if, when you want to change something or you would like to upgrade your skills or improve your status quo, you would start incorporating more the specific colour that can help you attain that “goal”. You can listen to each colour subconscious meaning here, by the way.

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Photo Credit – Lucas Silva Pinheiro Santos

Those deep hints of red or magenta (and by the way, did you also notice, I uploaded an extra photo with magenta leaves & trees in my Hello page, between the lines explaining what I am doing with this blog?) also say something about me. Magenta is actually the colour of universal harmony and emotional balance. “With magenta as your favourite colour you seek harmony and balance in every aspect of your life; physically, emotionally and spiritually – magenta helps to release old patterns of thinking and behaving that no longer serve you, helping you to grow and move forward to greater balance. With a vivid imagination and creative ability, you are a non-conformist who sees life from a different point of view. This will show up in artistic pursuits … With magenta you also love to surround yourself with beauty as it inspires your creativity.” And now the cherry on the cake when speaking about the deepest need of a personality colour magenta – Your deepest need is to have a perfect balance in your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual attributes to become totally aligned and at one with yourself.” Then, reading about the red, as we all know it is the colour of energy, passion and action, I do feel I am dynamic and actively trying to figure out how to do my own thing, and the deepest need for choosing red is physical achievement, fulfilment and satisfaction and to experience life through the five senses. I do find myself, as I was mentioning money a bit earlier, that I do want to experience all the senses and what they can offer. And that’s through financial satisfaction too, because money can buy you things which can fulfil you and your next needs for life upgrades, such as moving in a new house, having new furniture, new clothes, a new lifestyle. A new you, physical and spiritual. Just, what I am striving to attain and what the colour choice white has pinpointed out to me.

I don’t know about you, but I am yet again, astonished by the profound understanding I am getting from knowing my colours, literally and figuratively speaking. 

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Photo Credit – Sam Harris – @hammy.sarris

WHAT ARE YOUR COLOURS? 

What truly makes me feel accomplished, successful and happy

I remember working for someone many, many years ago and reaching a point when I received a sort of promotion in the form of more money towards my salary. Even though I appreciated receiving more for the work I was putting in, because I did deserve it, as I am extremely reliable, serious and hard working, that did not make me happier or feeling more accomplished or believing of myself to be successful. And that’s because success to me translates to something totally different than what might signify to you or to other people.

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I find success to be something personal and the word itself means something different to another person. Even to you, reading this out, success might come in the form of a huge following online, getting lots of clients or customers, achieving a specific level up, going up in the walk of life or simply more money, more power to buy certain things or services.

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I realized that this definition we all have for success comes from our core values and our character strengths. Every single one of us is different and we all have different values and character traits and strengths. A couple of years ago, when discovering the positive psychology field, I read the basics of it and where it all started and that was through Martin Seligmans books. One of them explored the idea of the science of our characters and a survey he created along with late Dr. Christopher Peterson, changed my world.

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I discovered that what would make me happy in work so that I can tell the world the well known affirmation I am successful, accomplished and happy with my life is made up of 6 character strengths put into 4 core values categories. Understanding these concepts, makes it easier for me and for you as well, if you would like to take the survey (VIA classification survey) to cope with your personal story of the meaning of success and to be happy in life.

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These character strengths I owe are as follows: ranking first place – appreciation of beauty and excellence, second place, creativity, third place honesty, forth place, love, fifth place judgement and sixth place love of learning. These concepts which in their own significance explain so much more about what success and happiness in life is, make me who I am and how I am. Appreciation of beauty and excellence is something I work with through my blog, through all the small (or large) businesses I follow and enjoy shopping from as beauty is not just being beautiful, beauty is something from within too, beauty is being eco friendly, beauty is shopping ethically, beauty is being kind, compassionate, beauty is spirituality and appreciation of art, nature, music, writing, dance, everything that is beautiful in my own realm of beauty. And if you have this character strength, then whatever you are attracted to, that is your way of displaying appreciation of beauty and excellence. I find excellency comes from that beauty, as beauty is something close to perfection and perfection is very hard to attain, it is connected to doing your best in everything you do to obtain that excellent job. And that is beauty too. I am sharing my appreciation of beauty and excellence in this post here. Find out what I appreciate, follow and to whom I would like to collaborate, who inspires me and what composes my human nature and being.

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Creativity is my second character strength and something I need to use to be happy with the work I put. Growing up, I always attempted to learn how to be creative and to actually display creativity and to make sure I would become a formidable human being, much like an artist that changes the world, failing to recognize that I am already creative and you are too. We are all creative already. Doing exercises to improve or enhance or boost our creative natures is helpful and advisable especially for the brain, that always seeks new food, however, exercising it needs to go more on the side of practicing rather than just reading about it. I like to be creative. I like to do things in a different way, I find this is something that makes me stand out. That forces me to be put into the light. But I want to be creative not for the sake of it, rather to bring something useful, meaningful and enjoyable to humanity too. Maybe this is why I am writing on this blog, maybe this is why I studied psychology and have always wanted to work in a field of psychology that is new, different, more creative and have always found that positive psychology is something I am passionate about, ecopsychology is a new field I am interested in, graphotherapy, which I find extremely useful and easy to put into practice or color therapy that is so wonderful to work with, art therapies and everything in this modern world that is innovative, such as video therapy or the blooming of Virtual world and devices, that will probably come up with a way to do virtual therapy too. I am all into that. Love is and would be something I would look forward to contribute with. And to do that, I have the other character strengths to help with, one of which would be the love of learning and judgement. These last 2 concepts are valuable to me just as much as all the others are, because I am a life long learner and I enjoy finding new things out, I discover that this trait makes me very open minded. Being open minded is very important for the present time and it will be for the future as well, because lots of innovations will come to us and we need to be open to learning and to judge its need into our own inner worlds. Judgement is a character strength I currently work with actually, because I am working in the Fraud Department in a call center, and this along with the other core strength which ranks third, that is honesty, is making me resist in the job I do, even though it is a call center. Honesty is also connected to appreciation of beauty and excellence. Excellence can only be attained through honesty, through love. Love of people and of truth. And then we end up this self centered speech (although sometimes, we need to be self centered to make sure we do know ourselves and we are able to find out right place in this world) with my most important character strength that I do not believe finds much place in the workplace, rather in my personal life, which is love. Family life is the one that matters mostly for me and love is needed for me to maintain my balance, my purpose, my vision. And love is included into appreciation of beauty and excellence as well, because it can speak of humanity, of spirituality, of wisdom, of life. What would life be without love?

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The core virtues are composed by all your character strength and they mention a notion that encompasses it all under one name. My core virtues are transcendence, wisdom, courage and humanity. What does this mean? It means that under these names falls everything that will make me happy, will make me feel successful, will make me feel and be accomplished. I am working on all these aspects, and based on Martin Seligman’s approach, if you work with only 4 of your character strengths (at your current job), you will feel happy in work and ultimately that brings happiness into your life, as you feel successful since you are working with your character strengths. With your strengths, which I believe show your passions, show where your talents are and portray your vision of life, and maybe your mission, if you dig deeper.

What are your character strengths and do you use them in your work life? 

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My appreciation of beauty & excellence character strength

Well, hello there! This post is all about my most important character strength based on VIA classification survey by Martin Seligman, which is appreciation of beauty and excellence. What is this, you might ask? It is what would make me love my job. Having the opportunity to work with brands or within a company in which I find that appreciation of beauty and excellence of the product or service is there. That, together with other core values I have, that I find, fall under this magic fundamental pleasure I have in appreciating my kind of beauty in the world, and the other core values are: transcendence, wisdom, courage and humanity. So, I will share with you here, some of the everything that I am passionate about, that I find useful, meaningful, enjoyable to me and that I believe is to the world as well, as it can influence it to the better, making everyone having a better life in the end. If you want to understand more this vision, read this post here.

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I am probably writing this post more for me than for any other reason. I am writing it to get a clear road on the brands that I would like to work with, to get a bigger picture of the area where I am more focused on, and it seems I am concerned with the body, mind, spirit fields, and I have a focus on environmental friendly, eco and bio products and/or services. I also feel, a lot of this character strength I have is linked with what I wrote in this post here.

With no specific order, I appreciate and enjoy tea. Is there a job where I can live to taste tea and maybe get involved in creating blends? I would love that. I have fallen in love with tea because my grandmother used to drink it a lot, having had her own yard and growing her own herbs and medicinal plants, and also being very close to a hill/mountain where together with my grandfather they would climb it for fun and also in search of wild medicinal plants and berries. I was in those expeditions too when growing up and I guess, that’s how I have given birth to this love of nature and natural products and nutritional foods. That is a beautiful thing to me, I appreciate a company that does products or services that are in alignment with our natures and with nature, not disturbing the environment. I myself, try to be as eco-friendly as possibly. So, tea. There are several tea companies I follow and bought tea from, that I believe are worth the money. I sometimes wonder if, whenever I discover a new small brand of tea, is good to make more awareness of it or not, because that small biz is small because that’s how it can actually remain organic, natural, wild and eco friendly, as an example. If more people would buy from it, the company might need to start exploring more ways into bringing the product or service to the needs of the market, which might mean compromising on the quality or on the quality of suppliers. If you know what I mean. There had been lots of products or services I really loved and once they became bigger, the quality dropped. To fulfill the need. But I am not sure that is really a sustainable way of doing good business. And let’s remember that businesses initially were set up or at least their very definition was suppose to be related to helping the community. Or maybe that’s just a modern concept of green responsibility. But every business should have it. My master degree (as I studied Knowing and Combating Crime) focused on Corporate Crime, and I believe a corporate crime is not having this social responsibility. Going back to tea, the brands I really love and their teas are so tasty, natural, good, healthy, again, in no specific order, as I am unable to compare and it would fail the purpose of the post, are:

JingTea – they focus their sourcing efforts on what they consider to be the best tea regions in the world. A large proportion of these are in South and East Asia, which subsumes countries and regions with hundreds if not thousands of years of history of producing the finest tea. The teas I bought from them, which were so delicious are:

JingTea Organic Green Tea Dragon Well (fair trade and single gardened) – so what do we have here? First, it is organic (I do not need to explain the importance of this, do I?), second, it is fair trade, which means, people working at it were paid a fair price and are able to live good, those communities being helped (humanity, doing good in the world) and third, is that it comes from a single garden, not from multiple places, mixing the tea. This makes it better at taste, and at micro-nutrients and minerals. Healthy. Also, can I mention that the packaging is so beautiful and so good for tea to maintain its characteristics. It is also a good caddy to use in the future, after you have finished the tea. You can use it for something else to deposit into.

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Another tea from JingTea I loved, but I purchased it in a different format when I bought it, and I cannot find that they have it now like that, is Morrocan Mint Tea (which is made up with green tea). I really liked this, because it was naturally sweet, and you could sense the mint and the green tea. Apparently this happens, because they use Chinese steamed tea, than the traditional gunpowder tea (which is commonly used when making this tea blend).


LalaniandCo Tea – well, this is a luxurious tea, in taste and price as well. But so worth it. The one I have is The Winter White Tea which is a vintage white tea, a rarity, from 2011 and I take special care of it, I only drink it with special occasions. You can actually drink multiple times from the same cup of tea used, with the condition to dry the leaves back or use it for various cups the same day (if having guests, as an example). I chose it because of this (taken from lalaniandco website): “Young, boutique and family run, LaKyrsiew was planted in 2001 on fresh organic soil and produces a total of just 1,500kg of tea per year with a passion for flavour.” When I read fresh organic soil, passion for flavor and the rarity or the plant, of course, I went for it. I seek quality, luxurious tea. And this is definitely worth it, especially if you enjoy tea as much as I do. It is a treat. The tea is so soft when you drink it. It is not hard as most teas. It has a scent of some kind of alcohol. But it is not. This January if you want to stay away from alcohol, but wish to enjoy a wonderful taste of something rich, why not try this great tea? Being organic and since 2011, each year, I find that its taste improves and it is truly something to hold for the years to come. It ages too. That is spectacular. Not to mention Lalaniandco teas are a family run company and they specialize in finding extraordinary small-batch teas, choosing from the most talented gardens, going even into the detail of the varietals of tea plant used and the making process for the batch, the best, made as a luxury craft, with the same artisan skill as with a family vineyard or a small whisky distillery. That is excellency. And I appreciate that very, very much. Would love to travel to those places to see it being made. To really taste those regions, the nature.


LovOrganic Tea – I bought from here a very dear tea I enjoy, which is linden tea, which is not very common in the UK or maybe not even in other parts of the world, apart from my home country, Romania, which tastes like a cookie, if I had to describe it. The authentic taste I know for the linden tea was close to the linden tea sold by LovOrganic, having organic teas, which as you might expect, again are the best to drink, to really take in the vitamins, nutrients and minerals it has. I do not have the packaging for these LovOrganic teas I bought, and the Linden tea I was mentioning, at the time I purchased it, it had the Linden logo (possibly this one to be very authenticLinden Rose), I am sure it is still enjoyable, along with some other teas I purchased at the time, such as Vanilla Rooibos Tea and Lov is Good Tea, but something did remain, apart from the sweet memories, and that is the mugs I purchased, one which is green made from ceramic and transparent one made up of glass. Perfect for my teas!



Moving on, to something more beauty related. I also make sure when I purchase beauty or skincare products, to choose natural, organic, cruelty free as much as possible, because it does matter, to the planet and to our health. I do not use that much make up, if I even use it on a daily basis, but when I do, I reach to RMS Beauty products, that I mostly purchased through another beauty related brand I follow and enjoy, LoveLula, a website that holds and promotes and sells products that are natural, organic, vegan, cruelty free and where you can discover new brands in those areas. RMS Beauty stands for certified organic ingredients, feeding the skin with nutrients, vitamins and enzymes and the products are formulated to be as pure as possible, keeping skin healthy and promoting anti aging benefits for long-term beauty. That again is something I appreciate, doing beauty that does not last only for the day, but that in time, still shows, through the hidden natural benefits of the products. That is true beauty products. The ones I use and you might be interested in (if you’re a woman) or your partner might be (if you’re a guy reading this) are:

RMS Beauty Brightening Brush – I use it for defining my eyes actually

RMS Beauty Luminizer Xquad – these four high-impact luminizers can be worn alone, blended for a custom glow or mixed into any product for super luminosity.

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RMS Beauty Vintage Liner – for defining your eyes with the RMS Beauty Brightening Brush

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RMS Beauty Skin2Skin Foundation Brush – This brush is free of animal hair and is completely vegan. Designed with a dual technology that has never been seen before, the skin2skin foundation brush uses varying length bristles that are tightly layered in a swirl pattern to effortlessly and instantaneously blend your foundation. This is very good looking too on your vanity table.

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Baggu bags – which I discovered through the website RedRubyRouge (focusing on supporting budding designers who are forward thinking and offer something utterly unique and RedRubyRouge also believes in the ethos and the ethics behind the brands they promote and that is something I really appreciate). So Baggu makes bags based on the construction of the plastic grocery bag, the Standard Baggu is durable, lightweight, and can hold 2-3 times more than a traditional grocery bag. The ones I have are 2 – one, which is back at home, in Romania and I do not have a picture of it here with me, but this is the one I chose (link) , and I actually wear it as a work/casual day out bag as it fits lots of stuff in and the other one is this fat cat black bag for transporting or storing (let’s say when travelling, either clothes or cosmetics or books, or notebooks, etc, you can use it for whatever you need it to). It is a bag that you look at and it instantly makes you smile.

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Moisturisers – Vegan Cruelty free natural skincare from Vision VIP Group. I wrote about it a lot on my other blog. More info on this here and here.  I also use the products I mentioned in my most current minimalist skincare routine – link here.

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I use Vision products because they use ingredients from the finest regions on Earth, that are organic, wild, natural and unaltered by humans or technology. The ingredients are gathered at specific times in the year when their nutrients are at the highest level and can increase our or boost our health.

I like Oskia Skincare products which I discovered initially, through LoveLula, I read their philosophy and I appreciate their honesty. Oskia uses only naturally derived, clean ingredients that are kind to the skin and to the environment and they do not use potentially harmful synthetic ingredients. Oskia products also work with our skin to provide a long term skincare solution. All this along with their other parts of their mission has made the brand to reach my heart. What I used from the brand was Eye Wonder cream, PURE MSM beauty supplement, Get up and Glow, an awarded serum to be used before and after make up, bringing glow and brightness to the skin and the Renaissance Hand Cream. All these products are BEAUTIFUL.

Wantfeed platform – there is not much I can say about this one now, but this is a platform developed by Stefan Michalaks, a youtuber, where you can upload your favourite products from the online and share them. I have a tremendous list, but it seems wantfeed is in the beta version now and even though the links used to work a couple of months ago, at this point in time, it seems they do not. You can see what I have included in my wantfeed here until the website will be up and running. I support their work so I bought a make up bag in which you can actually hold various other items too. I do not have that much make up to use. And the pattern is so alive and so feminine. A bit of art. Which again, I love.

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Why do I enjoy all these I shared here so far? Because their visions, missions and plans relate much to a form of beauty that I appreciate and to which I want to associate myself with. It’s like gathering the things you like, much like a collection of beautiful stuff. It just makes you happy. Because it relates to something deep inside that feeds your soul, your values, your character, your true nature. All these brands and services and products I write about are in a way or another shaping the world we live in, and the owners, their creators are pursuing their dreams; the fact that they do that, transforms our lives in better, brings something good into the world and inspires me and hopefully you too, to change something in your life, to pursue your passions too, in order to be able to help people in your own way. That’s what appreciation of beauty and excellence stands for in my humble opinion.

Mapology is another small biz, a creative one that I would really like to collaborate with.

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I am thinking of designing myself a map. If that project will come alive, I would be so happy to share it with you. I have written about the creative maps Mapology makes here and here.

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I think for now, this has become too long. I will keep some for another post if that is what you would be interested in, share your comments down below. Have you heard so far of any of these small (and big) creative businesses? 

What’s your color? (Personality test)

The pleasure of seeing color is undeniable. But did you know that color preference reveals subconscious secrets, complex individual mental and emotional characteristics? The following color test will allow a deeper exploration of your personality and it will put a name for what is happening in our subconscious, shedding light to profound and subtle insights of your self. Take the test and discover more about yourself!

How does it work? 

First, take a look at the following 8 colors.

Colour personality test

The choice of certain colors can reveal emotional and physical deficiencies and imbalances as well as powerful positive aspects of the personality of which the individual may not be aware. It can provide guidance as to how to take responsibility for overcoming problems and make the most of potential strengths.Choose 3 colours in the order that you prefer at this moment. It is important to pick your colours intuitively, without allowing mental evaluations and judgments to interfere. Forget about your favorite colours, or anything that a particular colour may remind you of. Choose without too much thought.

Now have your 3 chosen colours separately in order of your preference. First, Second and Third. 

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The first colour represents the essence of an individual. It expresses who you really are, reflecting your basic personality and suggests how you would normally respond to everyday situations. It is the expression of your True Self. It can also represent the predominant colour you are expressing at any given time.

The second colour speaks of the present. It relates to your current condition on all levels of the here and now: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. This colour is usually the colour you need to work with immediately and reflects your deep, subconscious needs, deficiencies or weaknesses. It also represents your main challenge.

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The third colour stands for your objectives, and tells you how to achieve them. This is the colour which reflects your innermost hopes, visions, and dreams, pointing to the direction of your destiny, and indicating the next step to take. Growth is possible here, if you are willing to take full responsibility for satisfying your needs. The colour of the third choice shows you what kind of constructive action you need to take in order to bring about a new, fresh perspective.

So now, listen to each interpretation for each colour and its choice position to understand yourself better. Enjoy!

Red in the first position

Red in the second position

Red in the third position 

Yellow in the first position

Yellow in the second position

Yellow in the third position

Orange in the first position

Orange in the second position

Orange in the third position

Green in the first position

Green in the second position

Green in the third position

Turquoise in the first position

Turquoise in the second position

Turquoise in the third position

Blue in the first position

Blue in the second position

Blue in the third position

Violet in the first position

Violet in the second position

Violet in the third position 

Magenta in the first position

Magenta in the second position

Magenta in the third position

Curious about what my colours were? First position I am Green, second position I am Turquoise and third position I am Blue.

choose your colour color test personality                                                     This test should be taken every 3 months as your colour choices will probably change. There is a definite correlation between the colors which people react to and particular traits of personality, which holds whether they react positively, negatively or with indifference. I believe this personality color test has proved this to you as well.

What are your colours

 

 

 

Birthday colors

A couple of years ago, I stumbled upon a website called Colostrology. Which no longer exists, but it was transformed into a book. Colostrology or your birthday color combines astrology with intuitive wisdom and the power of the color to create a personal color for each day of the month of the year.

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“There is a world of possibility contained in each day of birth. There are strengths and weaknesses and gifts and challenges. You have a sun sign and a ruling planet, and you belong to a particular element – fire, earth, air or water. Your birthday carries a numerological vibration that has a specific meaning. Each of these components shapes your personality and life experiences, and when combined, they create the personal colors on which Colostrology is based.” There are 365 personal colors. When the original website was still up, you only needed to search for your date of birth and see the color picked up for you. It may not be a color that you like, but it was designed to help you add it to your environment to help bring out the essence and meaning of you more into the world.

There are also monthly colors. The following are words taken from the book. This will determine you purchase it as you need to know exactly what does it say on your exact date of birth.

I have put it together with the names of colors, shade names from my previous article about the correct names of colors, in an attempt to see if they can be called differently. Some of them have slight differences, the shade is either too dark or too light, some, like caramel, I cannot find what to compare it with. Enjoy!

Caramel

January Color – Caramel – Practical, Determined, Builder 

The color for the month of January is Caramel. Logical and sure-footed, this is a color of substance and determination. After the exuberance of December, we are met with the practical and down-to-earth month of January. The earth tones in Caramel help us feel stable and responsible. This color encourages us to ground our earthly ambitions through discipline and persistence.

Sheer lilac

 

February – Sheer Lilac – Uplifting, Progressive, Detached

The color for the month of February is Sheer Lilac. Inspiring and imaginative, this color invokes the qualities of humanity and kindness. Sheer Lilac helps us comprehend the spirit of humankind and allows us to experience our friends and the people in our community as family. Use this color when emotionally entangled, for it can help you practice and understand detachment.

Fair Aqua

March – Fair Aqua – Intuitive, Subtle, Empathetic 

The color of the month of March is Fair Aqua. Dreamy and illusive, this color helps guide people between the conscious and subconscious worlds. Fair Aqua evokes the qualities of trust and clarity. Neptune, god of the oceans, presides over the month of March.

Cayenne

April – Cayenne – Fiery, Energetic, Courageous 

The color for the month of April is Cayenne. Fiery and energetic, this color signifies passion, strength, and courage. Mars, the ruling planet of Aries, governs the heavens during the month of April. We have just entered the spring season, during which there is a promise of growth and plenty, and everything is new and popping with excitement. This is a time for new beginnings and initiating action.

Bud Green

May – Bud green – Healing, Rejuvenating, Prosperous 

The color for the month of May is Bud Green. Vital and assuring, this is the color of stability and healing. Bud Green opens the heart and rejuvenates the spirit. The sun moves through the earth sign of Taurus during the month of May. This earthy quality is prevalent as the color green springs into action after the bleakness of winter and graces us with its presence. Bud Green gives us a balance of strength and substance.

Aspen Gold

June – Aspen Gold – Radiant, Intellectually Energizing, Uplifting 

The color of the month June is Aspen Gold. Energizing and activating, this is a color filled with radiance and light. Aspen Gold has the ability to lift out spirits and bring sunshine into our lives. Mercury, the planet of communication, moves through the heavens during the month of June. Yellow is known for stimulating the brain and increasing intelligence and mental agility.

Coral Blush

July – Coral Blush – Soothing, Receptive, Nurturing 

The color for the month of July is Coral Blush. Gentle and soothing, Coral Blush inspires love and receptivity. The moon rules the skies during the month of July and just as the moon goes through its phases and cycles, so do we. The silver in this color signifies the value of change, reflection and receptivity, and the pink represents love and tenderness. Together they make a color that can be used in times of change or transition and as an aid for emotional healing.

Sun Orange

August – Sun Orange – Regal, Inspiring, Powerful 

The color of the month of August is Sun Orange. Grand and royal, this is a color that resonates with power and greatness. Gold signifies both spiritual and material wealth. During the month of August the sun moves through the majestic sign of Leo, the sign that rules royalty. The brightness of this color dispels darkness and is especially helpful when you feel the need to protect yourself. It also assists in aligning you with riches, monetary support, and your position in life.

Baja Blue

September –  Baja Blue – Divine, Discerning, Artistic

The color for the month of September is Baja Blue. This is a divine and alluring color that resonates with beauty, purity and wisdom. Mercury and then Venus move through the heavens during the month of September. This is a time when our thinking and our appreciation of beauty is heightened. Baja Blue increases our breadth of scope. It can help ease tension and promote tranquility. This color opens the mind to higher concepts and a less limiting point of view.

Cerulean

October – Cerulean – Peaceful, Poised, Balanced 

The color for October is Cerulean. Calm and soothing, Cerulean signifies love, beauty and balance. Cerulean embodies the essence of peace and serenity while inspiring us to be strong and take decisive action. Venus, the planet that rules the month of October, governs love and beauty. This is a great month to enhance your physical appearance or beautify your surroundings.

Claret Red

November – Claret Red – Intense, Passionate, Transforming 

The color for the month of November is Claret Red. Intense and passionate, this color inspired depth, strength, and love. People during this month can see beyond the mundane and into the heart of others. This is a great color to use when integrating perception with a more lighthearted detachment. Claret Red helps you stay inspired as you build your dreams and ambitions.

Pagoda Blue

December – Pagoda Blue – Wisdom, Truth, Vision

The color for December is Pagoda Blue. Deep and meditative, this color signifies wisdom, truth and optimism. Pagoda Blue gives vision and trust to those who wear it. It is a great color to use while traveling or exploring. The color is a useful aid in dealing with others who have alternative points of view.

Do you have a different opinion as to which color could be the shade from the color thesaurus created by Ingrid Sundberg?

If you wish to purchase the Colostrology book from Amazon, click here

Happy Colorful Birthday! 

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How do you want to feel?

As is your desire, so is your will.

As is your will, so is your deed.

As is your deed,

So is your destiny.

The Upanishads

We tend to focus so much on external goals, on tasks to complete, on plans to get them concrete, on objectives and practical things to obtain and stuff to get. But we rarely think about any internal goals, any feelings we wish to achieve, any sensations to experience, anything new in the field of emotional intelligence.

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How do you want to feel?

Knowing how you actually wish to feel is the most potent form of clarity that you can have. Making those feelings to come to life is the most creative and the most powerful thing you can do with your life.

When I was studying Psychology, back in uni, one of my teachers said something that stood in my mind, he said that behind every emotion, there is another emotion. For instance, when you feel angry, you feel angry because you were (as an example) made to be ashamed of something, so you felt embarrassment. And because of that feeling you are angry as you did not wish to show it or you did not wish for someone to spot you doing that thing that caused you to feel that way in the first place. Just like this, behind any goal, there is an emotion.

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“You are not chasing the goal itself, you are chasing the feeling that you hope attaining those goals will give you.”, mentions Danielle LaPorte. When you are clear on how you wish to feel, the pursuit itself will become more satisfying.

Your desire is the most creative tool in the universe to achieve your goals. And the essence of your desire is a feeling.

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Desire is a teacher:

“When we immerse ourselves in it without guilt, shame or clinging, it can show us something special about our own minds that allows us to embrace life fully.” Mark Epstein

So, how do you want to feel and what is it that you can do to generate those feelings more often, so that you can be happier and more grateful towards life?

Here’s a list to being with to get you inspired: 

Energized 

Connected

Empowered with superpowers to accomplish it all 

Free

Limitless

Ready

Expansive

Abundant

Vibrant

Luxurious

Authentic

Brilliant

Calm

In the flow 

Innovative

Powerful

Genuine

Grateful

Purposeful

Clear

Masterful

Joyful

Guided

Blessed

Healthy

Amazing

Divine

Youthful

Validated

Valued

Jubilant

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Everything we do is driven by the desire to feel in a certain way.

“The heart generates the largest electromagnetic field in the body… The electrical field is about 60 times greater in amplitude than the brain waves. The magnetic component of the heart’s field, which is around 100 times stronger than that produced by the brain … can be measured several feet away from the body.” Rollin McCraty, PhD.

Feelings are magnetic. Feelings are indicators of your personal reality. Feelings are how you perceive life. Perception informs you how you live.

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Your feelings are the road signs directing you to your soul. 

Seek out environments that match your desired feelings.

You may purchase The Desire Map book and workbook by clicking here. 

“Remember, what you seek is seeking you.” Rumi.

 

 

Real 50 Shades of Grey

Writer and children’s book illustrator Ingrid Sundberg has created a Color Thesaurus – a collection of 12 color charts that list the correct names of all shades. It is an useful reference tool for anyone interested in arts and everyone loving colors, like me.

So check them out below !

white shades

I think it is so sophisticated to name a color of a different item, such as a piece of clothing or jewelry as having a pearl color or porcelain color. Or ivory color. Love it !

pink shades

From this range I like very much the watermelon color, the rosewood and taffy colors.

brown shades

Now this is useful for hair colors. My hair color is a combination of umber, mocha and pecan. It sounds like a desert 🙂

green shades

Green is one of my favorite colors. Therefore all its shades are my preferred colors !

light yellow shades

Don’t you love the latte color or the macaroon color ?

red shades

Well, this is going to be useful when purchasing lipsticks, although many of the lipsticks have names that resound in a way or another to a specific shade of “rouge”.

blue shades

The ocean color is so exquisite !

purple shades

Now this is the second preferred color, and every shade of it is so beautiful! I especially enjoy the mulberry, the wine and the eggplant.

black shades

Who said black is a non-color ?

yellow shades

I start to think that I enjoy more the name of the shade of the color than the color itself 🙂

grey shades

And take a look at this. It’s just 20 shades of grey.

May I remind you to bookmark this page for your future references and purchases 🙂

Images courtesy of Ingrid Sundberg.

More shades of colors are to be found in my newest post – Birthday colors!