Though the experiential journal does not necessarily indicate the creation of a sacred space, altar or representation of each color, I have found that the gathering of small items into a designated area helps to focus on the color being explored, and bring to mind the aspects of that color. The purpose is twofold; first to create focus, clarity and concentration on the lessons of that color and what may be learned from them, and second, to be caught out of the corner of the eye, to pass on the way to somewhere else, to be glimpsed across the room, or noticed while engaged in some other pursuit, and stand as a reminder of the color being studied, and the message that color is bringing.
Also, it stands to celebrate each color, its wisdom, its lessons, its steps as part of the journey.
Today I began my walk with Pink.
While I had already begun to create a space for this color, I found that a second smaller area evolved as an extension of the first, initially to avoid the combination of open flame and flowy scarves (!!), but in the end to serve as a separate focal point, a reminder that the lessons of the colors are not relegated to one space, one aspect, one approach.
As the experiential journal indicates, there are no wrong answers.
In creating these spaces I have decided that I want to always include some element of my artwork, be it paintings, figures, drawings…some token to represent the creative flow in all things, and in me, and its connection to the divine. The fairy, of course, stands for whimsy! (Fairy figure by the wonderful Amy Brown)
The pyramids represent focus, clarity and wishes, the goddess figure the spark of divinity in us all, and of course, naturally, the color Pink!
The pink incense burner offers soothing scents, a pathway for meditation, dreaming, thought and healing.
The flowing scarves represent tactile experience, touch and beauty and softness, and the tiny bells represent (in their small clear tone) focus and center and clarity.
The candleholders light from within beautiful designs in pink, casting shadows of that image on the pink scarf that covers the table, just as the elements of this color are reflected in us and those around us, lit by an inner spark.
Crystals and shimmer represent the joy of pink, and a love of beautiful, shiny, sparkling things, playfulness, and laughter.
Rose Quartz for love, healing, serenity, tranquility, release, and gentle, much-needed rest after facing deep heart wounds.
The heart in rose quartz represents the symbol given to Caroline at the completion of her time with Pink.
The darker pink (fuchsia) stone is a reminder that while Pink is often soft and gentle and joyful and giddy and girly… it is also bold and strong and free and wild and spirited. May we embody that also.
Above the second area is a self portrait I did back when I first started painting, representing the sacred spark in all of womankind. Perhaps unsurprisingly, she is wearing robes of Pink!
It seemed a fitting addition.