Are you STRESSED? You just feel like nothing is going right? Whether it’s your love life, your work, your kids or family, try wrapping yourself in a dark blue or indigo colored blanket.

There’s been some extra stress in my life lately, and I thought about what colors would calm me down. I realized I’ve been sleeping under a RED blanket! GASP! (Let’s ignite the fire!) and I  asked myself, what color would I prescribe to a client going through extra stress? Blue, I thought. Light blue is associated with opening up the throat chakra, but indigo blue will help with more insight. My stress needed more insight to help calm me and my monkey mind down.

Indigo is a dark purplish blue. It gets its name from the indigo plant used to create indigo dye. Purple grapes and blueberries are actually considered the color indigo. Since indigo is on the blue frequency is has a flavor of blue’s wisdom and trust, but adding the purple frequency, it adds that spiritual insight that is the perfect combination to help calm a stressed out mind.

Indigo is associated with the third eye chakra. Your third eye chakra is located in the brain, at the brow, above the base of the nose. The gift of this chakra is being able to ‘see’ both the inner world and the outer world with more clarity. This will help us integrate both what we’re feeling inside and what is going on in the outside world. It often gives us a sense of wellness because the messages that we receive through this chakra cuts through the illusion of the ego and brings us back to our source, god or love. The third eye helps us to see everything from the point of the  ‘witness’ and helps us be more gentle and kind with our mind.

Indigo stimulates the right brain allowing for more creativity and coveys integrity and deep serenity. If you are feeling stressed out lately, think of an imaginary indigo blanket surrounding you, or if you have one, wrap yourself in it and drink some calming tea. I’m wishing you calming thoughts and blessings.


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