GREEN – Develop Your Emotional Empowerment

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For those of you who are just joining us, welcome to the University of Life. In the previous “classes” we laid the groundwork for this course—The Color of Wellness, and looked at the therapeutic properties of the colors red, orange, and yellow. Today is my 53rd birthday and I worked it out so that the class palette would feature my favorite color, Green.

Green is associated with self-acceptance, love, and emotional wellness. It enhances love, peace, and inner-balance. It’s the color of growth. Think of freshly-mowed grass that springs back after a barefoot step, a wedge of lime hugging the rim of a glass, moss-covered rocks in a stream, freshly-snapped sugar peas, or new leaves unfurling as they herald spring.

The positive properties of green are expressed as warm, sympathetic, compassionate, soothing, relaxed, fair-minded, and consistent.

The negative properties of green are described as envious, mean, bitter, inflexible, and jaded.

The healing properties of green are described as calming and soothing, and can address physical symptoms that include headaches, heart, and kidney problems, flu, and negative states of mind such as irritability, spite, fear, of emotional involvement, and claustrophobia.

When you need a boost in the areas of love and self-acceptance, indulge yourself with this color. Its frequency revitalizes the heart chakra, the center energy station in a system of seven. It encourages us to love ourselves just as we are.

Love, the most powerful energy of all, helps us to heal emotional wounds through unconditional acceptance and understanding. It’s here—the place of the heart—where we become a balanced and peaceful being.

What shade of green are you drawn to? Pure green is strongly associated with nature, new beginnings, and a sense of renewal; it’s the most neutral color in the spectrum. While the more muted tones are calm, restful, and soothing. Maybe you prefer the deeper, shaded variants that project trust and order, encouraging contemplation, serenity, and repose.

Regardless of the hue, green reminds us to listen with our hearts and encourages us to fulfill our heart’s desire. Archangel Raphael—Heaven’s Physician—is associated with the color green. It’s no wonder this color is often used in healing circles.

What we do with our physical environment—our personal space—speaks to our heart and helps us to flourish. Buy a piece of green clothing. Add a splash of green to your décor with flowers, pillows, a candle. or a throw. Do you enjoy antiques? Add a few pieces of depression glass or a green seltzer bottle to your collection. Or take advantage of the healing frequency of green crystals such as green aventurine, malachite, green jade, or emerald.

A special thank you to Joseph’s Market for allowing me to take photographs in their produce department.

Listen with your heart,

Laurie Buchanan

Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.”
               – Laurie Buchanan

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Crystal Therapy

Crystal Therapy by Len Buchanan

Crystal Therapy by Len Buchanan

In an effort to keep this post from being excessive in length, I’ve put in lots of helpful links that will take you to detailed information on the HolEssence website. But first, let’s do a quick review. Our bodies have three interdependent energy systems:

Chakras – energy stations
Meridians – energy pathways
Aura – energy shell

These systems work together to govern related functions in our body, mind and spirit. When the energy in one or more of these systems is in discord, our body is negatively affected and prone to disease. A number of energy-based therapies are available to help bring our personal energy signature back into balance. In previous “classes” we learned about:


Cranial Therapy

Today’s focus is Crystal Therapy.

Simply put, Crystal Therapy is the application of therapeutic and metaphysical properties in crystals for the purpose of healing. Follow this LINK to learn more about the difference between crystals, stones and minerals, and why they work. Crystal Therapy boosts our own profound healing capacities, balances energy, and promotes optimal health, well-being, and vitality.

Do you incorporate the use of crystals, stones, or minerals in your home or on your person? As an example, I wear a Lithium Quartz pendant, Eoghan wears a Blue Kyanite pendant, and Len switches out between Clear Quartz, Green Tourmaline, and Amber. We also drink gemstone elixirs. That “class” will be coming up in alphabetical order, stay tuned …

A special thank you to Eoghan Buchanan for graciously modeling for the Crystal Therapy photograph.