There seems to be a common theme already on this lovely Thursday…
No, not a luscious forest with overgrown trees (I wish that was part of my day…)
The common theme to my day so far has been the colour green. It keeps popping up and it’s only 9:30am in the morning! I don’t think it’s any coincidence though….
The colour green is so much more than just my morning smoothie =)
Aside from my post-workout breakky (which contained rapini, kale, banana, chia seeds, almond milk, coconut water, multivitamins: shown above) – I gave a little bit of tender love and care to my plants today (green). Sunlight, water, and a new location in my room.
It made me think of something that my teacher mentioned in class, comparing plants and humans…
When you think of your plants – what do they need in order to stay alive and look healthy?
Here’s a few things off the top of my head.
- Provide them with consistent water (keep them hydrated)
- Provide them with the right light (some need more than others)
- Feed them (with some sort of fertilizer)
- Love ! If you don’t give the plants some love, who will? Break your plants heart, and they will probably wilt away as revenge!
These can apply directly to humans as well. If you don’t nourish YOURSELF with all 4 of these steps – you too will wilt away, or become ill.
This does NOT include consuming coffee, beer, processed fruit juice, diet coke, etc. Drink clean, fresh water – and drink it liberally!
2. Provide yourself with LIGHT. From the sun, not indoor lights or tanning beds.
If you spend time in nature, you’ll spend time in the light – it can make the world of difference in your mood.
3. Feed yourself with something HEALTHY.
If you pureed a Big Mac and fertilized your plant with it, what do you think would happen? I have no idea, but I imagine that it’s better to puree some fresh carrot if you’re going to try anything…
4. Love and have healthy relationships!
Plants need them and so do humans. Unhealthy relationships = unhealthy life. Soak in the good and leave out the bad…
Finally – the colour of the 4th chakra (heart chakra) that is our central powerhouse and gives us the ability to love, is GREEN!
Go figure. You can read more about the heart chakra and whether yours is balanced or imbalanced right here on Mind, Body, Green.
All this being said, try and notice where the sources of green in your life come from
(besides 20$ bills)
Veggies, Trees, Indoor Plants, A room in your house, using ‘greener’ appliances, having a garden, wearing green scarves, etc.
I think I like this colour a whole lot more than I used to!