I did the cover design for this lovely book. Its an interesting read about using archetypes and symbols to focus the mind on specific concepts to improve the mind's performance.
I've been working with many of these archetypes for several years now and observe how well they help me to focus my attention on what I choose to.
I was getting directions for somewhere the other day, and I went on the Google Maps site. I chose the option of street view so I could virtually go through my route. When the picture loaded it was a shock of green to my eyes! The 'google' mobile had gone through when it was the height of summer. (It is winter right now for me in NY) The landscape was so saturated in green!
It is amazing the effect of color on our systems.
Medium Greenof early summer means oxidation, growth, new beginnings White of winter is purifying, detoxing, insulating, preparing the ground for new growth. There are a lot of 'heavy' negative frequencies for me that go along with the positive Medium green of Summer... there are dark greens that are symbolic of past experiences that anchor stubborness and stagnation... (you ever see a pool of green algae type stuff stinking in the sun?) this can be a reflection of the stagnation one holds inside. I have had 'trouble' with Summer at times because I find it to be very overwhelming, and I can easily get 'stuck' in worry over what to do next... the dark greens of summer. Winter whites have a lot of Blue tones to them. Too much blue, like the saying goes... "I've got the blues..." can hold sadness and like the medium green, a type of stagnation. I can get 'stuck' in Winter due to not moving around and exploring, blaming the cold and snow for my 'entrapment'. However it is my choice to stagnate or shake that off and push through to better perspectives. I am aware of the influences of color in my environment and the mind patterns that may go along with them. I accept that I can struggle with seasons. With this acceptance I can now understand, be compassionate, and surpass any issues I may come across during the seasons. What about you? Do you have any seasonal 'issues'? Have you ever thought of how color can effect you emotionally and physically?