Serenity Circle March
7th Chakra and The Color Purple
A few weeks ago I was taking a yoga practice, and the teacher asked us to focus on our 7th chakra (I had no idea which one that is). She then asked us if we knew the color of the 7th chakra and for some reason purple popped into my head. A lucky guess or was my higher state of consciousness (according to the definition of the 7th chakra) enlightening me? I would go with lucky guess, but it left me intrigued and gave me the subject for this month’s blog.
The symbol of the 7th shakra is the crown of the head represented by a circle and a thousand petals. I didn’t manage a thousand petals, but you can use your imagination for this one.
Here is a quote from one of my sources. “There is no intellectual knowing at the level of seventh chakra, but there is serenity, joy, and deep peace about life.” Hey, isn’t that what we’re all about?
In yoga, one of the positions to aid in connecting with the 7th chakra is Shavasana or corpse position. Another position is the headstand, which will help connect with the crown shakra. If anyone does this, please post so we can all be jealous.
The color purple has many meanings (who dreams up this stuff). “The color purple is often associated with royalty, nobility, luxury, power, and ambition. Purple also represents meanings of wealth, extravagance, creativity, wisdom, dignity, grandeur, devotion, peace, pride, mystery, independence, and magic.”
There are many references to purple in the Bible. Purple dye, in the time of the Bible, was expensive and that is why it is referenced as royalty wearing it. The Christian faith allows for purple vestments during Lent and Advent. In more “modern times”, Queen Elizabeth I of England forbad non-members of the royal family to wear purple.
And finally there is purple rain. I wasn’t a fan of Prince (showing my age, I suppose), but who doesn’t know the song “Purple Rain.” I looked up the meaning of the song and this is Prince’s explanation according to Wikipedia.
“Prince explained the meaning of "Purple Rain" as follows: "When there's blood in the sky – red and blue = purple... purple rain pertains to the end of the world and being with the one you love and letting your faith/god guide you through the purple rain”
“I never meant to cause you any sorrow
I never meant to cause you any pain
I only wanted to one time to see you laughing
I only wanted to see you
Laughing in the purple rain”
So there you go. I’ve given you a condensed version of the meanings of the color purple whether you wanted it or not!
Next up in The Serenity Circle is Emily Hamson of Lavender Lime Photography.