More colour properties of Pink.
How can we benefit from this colour?
This is a follow-on post from an earlier post on the Metaphysical Properties of Pink. It is from a series of posts about Colour Properties.
You may find reading these first, or at least referring to them will help you understand what I am talking about in this post.
Pink allows us to respond to situations from a place of love and trust, not react to them from a fear based place. Hate and discrimination are emotions born from fear. Fear of the unknown or unfamiliar. Fear that someone will have more, get there first, look different or even be liked more than us.
Fear and Love are the two base emotions. If we don't love it, it is because there is an element of fear and if we don't fear it, it is because we can come from a place of unconditional love.
Although unconditional love sits in this beautiful pink colour, it is not always soft and never a push-over. Think of your mum. She will love you whatever you do, but she may not always like your behaviour, and she will bring you back into line when need be.
Whilst conditional love revolves around some form of exchange or something you get from another – (an emotion or feeling) unconditional love is an action, given freely, no matter what – and from that action, you reward yourself with the emotion or feeling. Unconditional love is treating the person like you would like to be treated in that situation.
It is not being a door-mat and letting people walk all over you. The unconditional love in Pink is also for us. Accept those love handles, be aware of our faults. It doesn’t mean we have to like them and that we can’t work towards improving our weaknesses, it just means that while we are in the process of improvement, we are still worthy of our own and others love.
Pink is kind, considerate and caring. It enables us, and others to show our vulnerability. To let our tough exterior fade and to receive the love and compassion that we yearn for. It is not a sign of weakness but of strength. It’s having the courage to show others the softer side of us when we have no control of the outcome.
How can the lessons be addressed?
If we feel the only way we can be loved is conditional, then we may do anything to get that love. This can then cause guilt, shame and lack of respect for our own actions and that of others. This is one of the lessons of pink.
There is a thought that dogs want attention and will do nearly anything to get it. Even “bad” attention is still attention in their eyes....at least someone is focused on them at that time. In their mind it is preferable to be growled at and in trouble for chewing the chair, etc, than to be ignored.
We have similar requirements when we feel unloved and may partake in high risk actions or inappropriate behaviours just to feel accepted and loved, even if momentarily.
Physically, the ears are associated with pink and although there may be no hearing loss as such, we may feel unheard or not listened to. We may believe our feelings are not validated or taken seriously. We may even have closed off ourselves and not be willing to listen to our own needs, dreams and desires or that of others. There is a need for Pink to be heard.
Give yourself some quiet time to listen to your own needs. Make a journal of the issues or solutions that you wish to pay attention to. Listen to others “in the moment”. Just listen. Paraphrase if you must to make sure you understand what they are saying / where they are coming from /what their needs are. Remember to use the energy of Pink to be respectful and respond to your / their needs, instead of reacting. This may take some time to develop, so be gentle with yourself and your newfound vulnerability.
Pink can also have a problem with severity and may find feminine energy difficult to deal with. Let’s go back to the mum who loved us no matter what, but was also able to discipline us when we got out of hand. Not all parents are made the same. I am using parent here as this is the feminine energy we are discussing, not the female. As with us all, they are a product of their upbringing, genetics and surrounds. There are some parents who find it difficult to love or show affection and who punished or threatened in place of discipline. And as we all know, there are some that are much worse.
An affirmation to say each day is
“I am loveable”
Of course just saying this once is not going to make it true, but each time you feel unloved or even unlovable, just bring it to mind in a determined and focused manner.
There used to be an advertisement that said something along the lines of "it won't happen overnight, but it will happen". Affirmations work in a similar way.
Chakra and Physical areas associated with Pink
If any of these areas or conditions listed under the Chakra and Physical areas of the original post, are causing concern, you can look at using the suggested crystals in their Pink form. Small pieces can be carried in your pocket or use larger specimens in your office or bedroom. Rose Quartz in particular is known as the stone for unconditional love and is such a gentle, yet powerful energy.
Clothing is another easy way to benefit from the energy of colour. Can't bring yourself to be seen in Pink? Use Pink socks or underwear as a great way of reminding yourself that you are both loved and loving– and no-one will know.
If that doesn’t suit you, how about pink sheets (or just the pillowcase) or bathe in pink bath-salts. Drink a pink smoothie, eat some watermelon. All these things will just hold your attention and remind you that you are on a journey to recapture your feelings of being loved unconditionally - by yourself, others and the universe.