Influence of Colors

Influence of Colors

Influence of Colors

Colors have a big influence on our well being. Many times more than we know, more than we expect.
We absorb colors with our eyes into our brain cells, but we also sense the color-specific vibrations (energy)directly into our chakra’s and own body energy.
Colortherapy or Chromotherapy  is an ancient therapy. Already around 1.000 BC Avicenna wrote 450 articles on many subjects, 150 of his surviving treatises concentrate on philosophy and 40 of them concentrate on medicine. He was a father in modern medicine and a pioneer in aromatherapy. He also was a poet, philosopher, with great knowledge of medicine, physics and science. He discussed chromotherapy in his book; ‘The Canon of Medicine’ and believed; ”red moved the blood, blue or white cooled it, and yellow reduced muscular pain and inflammation.”

Nowadays scientist still try to find the explanation why different colors of light have effects on growth of plants. And because this growth effect is measurable, scientist must believe what they see. So the next easy question is; how does men react on different colors of light?
I would like to go one step further. If men react on different colors of light…we must also react on the colors around us, on our walls, in our clothes.
Mama knows she feels more happy in bright colors, and a bit down in grey, black and brown. We all love yellow light (sunshine!), we all love the vibrant colors of flowers.
Jessica Colaluca , creator of the website www.design-seeds.com, has made such a beautiful attempt to bring color into our world. She uses the colors of nature, and again nature is amazing. Color-combinations we are unable to think of, are already there, right in front of us. Jessica shows us with beautiful color pallets how we can combine these colors and use them in our lives.
A few examples:

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Shell tones

Shell tones

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Lovebird Hues

Lovebird Hues

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Setting Warmth

Setting Warmth

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Please take some time to visit her website, it is amazing!
Another friend of Mama Buddha is an Image & Styling consultant. Chantal is coaching men and women to look their best in colors that not only match, but also enhance your skin tone and hair color. If the colors of your hair, glasses, make-up and clothes are perfectly aligned, you will look so much better. You will shine. And isn’t that what we all want, look good, feel good, shine! Next post more about the influence of colors in our clothes.

 

Apple juice & Meditation

Apple juice & Meditation

Apple juice & Meditation

Meditation, according to many Buddhist teachers, is the only way to clear your mind and heal your body. The peace we all have inside of us, but most of the times we look outside ourselves to find it. The peace inside of us we all want to experience so badly, but only little of us seem to find.

There are many books written on meditation, but you can only use them as a guide, a starter. A meditation guru told me once: ‘Meditation you cannot learn from reading a book. You have to sit down, be quiet and experience it for yourself. And if you will not find the relaxation the first time, keep on trying. Only trough practice you will obtain these skills. No one can ‘teach’ you how a strawberry tastes; you have to eat it yourself. Then you know.’

The first time I heard this, I thought…this is so obvious, of course you have to do it yourself. Like all things in life, get up and ‘do it’. But you also need guidance, someone to help you on the road of meditation. But the truth is: you can mediate whenever, wherever you want. It is not difficult; you just have to find yourself a quiet spot, maybe some tranquilizing music, some incense for good smell and a nice pillow to sit on. Close your eyes and concentrate on your breathing, do not change your breathing, just let it be, but be fully aware of it.
In the book: ‘Sun in my heart’, of the famous writer and mindfulness teacher Thich Nhat Hahn, a wonderful story about apple juice makes the importance of meditation clear, literally.
He tells a story of a little girl, who did not wanted to drink the glass of fresh apple juice he poured her. Because the juice was made of real apples, there was some pulp and the juice was cloudy because of it. The little girl did not like the look of it, so refused to drink it and walked away to play. After 30 minutes or so, the girl returned, and took a look at the juice. The pulp sunk to the bottom of the glass, the juice was clear! So the girl said: ‘Look Uncle Monk, the apple juice has meditated! It is clear now’.
We are like that apple juice, after 30 minutes of meditation ‘our clouds are sunk too’.

This video gives you some meditative music. By Okanokumo

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Multi Purpose Virgin Coconut Oil

Multi Purpose Virgin Coconut Oil

Multi Purpose Virgin Coconut Oil

Don’t you love it when you can use one product for different purposes?
Mama Buddha does!
That is why I recommend this beautiful multi purpose virgin coconut oil to you.

  • Jar contains 16 ounces which can be used for 32 servings
  • 100% Organic and island fresh
  • Exceptional coconut flavor and aroma
  • Cold pressed fresh for vibrant health and energy
  • Solvent and chemical free

Not only for cooking (please read our food-post on virgin coconut oil), but also very good for your skin, and what to think of a nice massage? Keep in mind that coconut oil is solid by temperatures under 76 degrees Fahrenheit (=25 degrees Celsius). Then you can scoop it out of the jar… always use a clean spoon to do so!

And on a hot day, you can pour the oil right out, so be careful when opening.
You can leave the jar in the kitchen, bathroom or on your bedside-table.

I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn

Tangled Christmas tree lights...

Tangled Christmas tree lights…

Maya Angelou is a famous author.

She said and wrote some pretty amazing things. That is why we start off with a quote from her.
Mama Buddha thinks she is a true inspiration!
Read more about May Angelou on her own official website.

I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.” I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

― Maya Angelou