Color Watch: Pink

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Good Day Gentiles!

We know it’s been a while since our last post, but we assure you–progress is being made on the forefront of this Earthly existence.

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Today we honor the color pink. The color of unconditional love, passion, romance, femininity, and purity. With Venus in full retrograde, it’s a sensitive time for all of us, and so we study the color pink to gain its virtues and understand its role in our lives. Pink is unique because unlike primary, secondary, and tertiary colors, pink is not found on the light spectrum. In other words, it is not a reflective color. Pink is only visible to the human eye when it is combined with red and white, making it a transmissive color. Nevertheless, it is still a very important color found not just in your underwear drawer, but all across nature, especially in the flower, insect, reptile and mineral kingdoms.

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The etymology of the word ‘pink’ is thought to be of German origin, named after “pinks,” a type of flower with frilled edges representing the endearing hue. Historically, pink has symbolized many feelings and attributes relating to the human condition, including seduction, youth, innocence, and tenderness. Pink also was a symbol of the Body of Christ in many art works during the Middle Ages.

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Metaphysically, pink is associated with the heart chakra, which is also represented by the color green. This chakra deals with the subject of universal love and compassion. Planets associated with this energy center are Venus (as mentioned above), and the Moon, our heavenly guide for the functions of the body. Interestingly enough, Venus is the planet that rules our sensual experiences pertaining to pleasure. This doesn’t limit the term to  simply physical pleasure, but pleasure in the total sense of the word. The pleasure we derive from delicious food, good company, lovers, and friends. The spaces we inhabit and the things and people we like all fall under this energy.

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Psychologically, pink can be used to aid in calming the mind of anxious and irrational thoughts, as well as facilitate compassion and love for fellow man. Pink is also known to help dispel aggression and violence when used in color therapy. Let’s not forget that pink also represents femininity, which indirectly fosters the nurturing, receptive, and intuitive natures of the feminine role.

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We urge both men and women to invite pink into their lives despite the overwhelmingly redundant cultural references to its status in society. We see how, like many scared colors, pink has been made profane by the mass media and marketing entities, and we ask you to set your judgements aside and try pink from another perspective. Perhaps a different tone of pink will help alleviate some of the pressure that pink implies, as there are many alternative hues to pink including magentas, salmons, rose, carnation, and champagne for a more subtle exposition of this fascinating color.

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Pink can flatter any skin tone, but be sure to wear the right hue for you. Those with red undertones should stick to warm pinks (salmon, coral, peach) and those with yellow undertones look best in cool pinks (rose, violet-pink, lavender-pink).

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Suggestions on how to wear pink:

-Pink makes a great accessory or accent piece. Jewelry, scarves, or cardigans are great candidates for pink

-The right pink shoes can take any outfit to the next level

-Pink socks

-Pink blush or lipstick (tastefully, of course)

-Pink nail polish

-Pink pants match virtually any color, as well as a pink top–so treat pink like you would white or black. Don’t be afraid to experiment!

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That’s all for pink. It has been our supreme pleasure to bring you one of our favorite colors on The Dawn’s Color Watch. Stay tuned for more to come!

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Dripping in Love for You,

The Dawn

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Alan Watts: Voice of the Century

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So then, the relationship of self to other is the complete realization that loving yourself is impossible without loving everything defined as other than yourself. – Alan Watts

Greetings from our new headquarters in New York City! The Dawn is pleased to announce our latest move to the big apple where we expect much activity in all areas of style, fashion, and overall health and wealth! As we adjust to this new transition phase, we have been taking ample time to reflect on the time—this time—if you will. Naturally, the experience of time seems to be that of constant transformation, the ebb and flow of existence that simultaneously defines our being at any given moment. The Dawn believes that each moment, each breath is a sacred opportunity to go right or left, up or down, and it is through this determination that we experience the effects of our decisions.

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Which brings us to one of our favorite philosophers of the 20th century: The Great Alan Watts, whom, during his short time on this planet, brought light to some of the most pressing issues in our current state of cosmic affairs. We will note that Mr. Watts’ presence was not only strikingly unique, it commanded the attention of the masses, for his message is one of immense importance.

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Alan Watts was a major advocate for zen buddhism and was essential to the West’s understanding of Eastern philosophy as both a theological practice and psychological study. Bridging such ideas as religion, history, psychology, metaphysics, and science, Mr. Watts was a proponent of the totality of Being–he recognized the dire situation we humans find ourselves in and managed to articulate it in a way that makes cognitive, emotional, and spiritual sense.

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We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society. – Alan Watts

Alan Watts was not only a lover of humanity, he wanted to help heal humanity, for he saw how we are collectively suffering because we do not know, we do not understand the complexities of this era the way we are meant to understand it. It is for this reason that we have mass despair, mass upheaval, poverty, spiritual emptiness, and general disconnection from out true natures. Mr. Watts gave us the gift of his knowledge, his way of interpreting esoteric tradition so that it became palatable to the Western mind, and for that we are forever grateful.

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We adore Mr. Watts for a number of reasons. He was, in the highest sense, striving for completeness in all ares of life. He understood the concept of balance and Self realization, including the mastery of sensuality. When we speak of sensuality, we speak to the notion of sensual experience, or the act of sensing. This pertains to the outside world–recognizing what is attractive, embodying the utmost of one’s being as it applies to the physical senses. Alan Watts says that there are two realms we humans must master and balance, and those are the realms of the spiritual and physical, and both are, in a sense, dependent on the other.

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What wonder! For this is our purpose here at The Dawn, to help find that balance between the inner and the outer—much of which rides on one’s sense of style, their outward signature to the world. We believe in the deep appreciation and expression of beauty, and we are convicted in the knowledge that finding one’s balance is one of the great secrets of this life. We here at The Dawn have a sincere desire to maintain the passion of Alan Watts when it comes to helping others understand themselves, to know their power as they stand in space–and we will stop for nothing.

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The myths underlying our culture and underlying our common sense have not taught us to feel identical with the universe, but only parts of it, only in it, only confronting it – aliens. -Alan Watts

We leave you with one of our most beloved compilations of Mr. Watts’ teachings for your auditory pleasure:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHT5fjMnJyI

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Day Dreaming of Your Glory,

The Dawn

Get Glowing with Bee pollen

There’s been a buzz here at The Dawn about proper nutrition and nourishment for the body. After all, we only get one in this lifetime, making its optimum functioning a top priority for us. The modern Western diet has done a great job of doing the exact opposite, and as a result we allow these large pharmaceutical companies to make millions off of our ignorance. The truth is, humans and nature have been created to work together. Our bodies are synchronized with nature and can be healed by plants and minerals without the use of any synthetic medicine.

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We will begin by explaining a basic notion that has been lost (might we suggest hidden) from the mainstream culture that can change the way we live. Our bodies depend on 90 essential nutrients. These include vitamins, minerals, acids, and enzymes. In a nutshell, before agriculture became the chemical-pumping machine that it is today, the soil on the Earth used to be rich in minerals and nutrients that were absorbed by plants and animals, then into humans when we consumed those plants and animals. Oh, such harmony!! We were getting all the essential nutrients and minerals through our diets, before processed and enriched foods became the staple.

Today, a majority of the Earth’s soil has been depleted of its mineral content due to industrialized agriculture, and as a result, in tangent with the over consumption of processed foods, the modern body is now nutrient deficient. It’s also important to remember that our bodies do not produce these nutrients on their own. We need to get them from an outside source.

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Studies have shown that nutrient deficiencies play a huge role in disease, stress, and even depression. Pharmacy and insurance companies are benefitting from our lack of knowledge on the importance of nutrient absorption, simply because if the people understood what was happening, these large corporations would cease to exist. Luckily, there is an underground push for this kind of knowledge. Doctors, nutritionists, and healers are coming out and sharing useful information on how to combat this epidemic.

Very few foods can be said to be ‘complete foods,’ meaning they contain most, if not all of the essential nutrients needed by humans. A complete food is a food one can fully live off of. Bee pollen is one of those foods. Pollen is the male seed of flowers, as well as the food of the young bee. Bee pollen is the product of the pollination process, which is edible to humans.

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Coined “the life giving dust” by the ancient Greeks and Romans, bee pollen has been around for centuries. Ancient Chinese, Native Americans, and Ancient Egyptians all used bee pollen either ritually or for consumption. Bees and the work of bees are citied in many religious and sacred texts. Symbolically, bees represent the sacred feminine, receptivity, communication, family, and harmony. We also think they are adorable.

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When taken regularly, (one-two heaping teaspoons/day) bee pollen has a myriad of health benefits:

– increase in strength, energy and physical activity

-radiant, blemish free, glowing skin

-weight control

-antioxidants

-anti inflammatory (including allergies)

-digestive system and nutrient absorption

-infertility 

-longevity


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There’s a lot that didn’t make the list, and we implore you to research more on the subject. Bee pollen also contains more protein than any animal product. In addition, it has B complex vitamins, which are all the B vitamins the body needs. It can be eaten plain or with other foods such as fruit, cereal, yogurt, or breads. We like to pair it with fruit or put it inside tea. Bee pollen is a food, not a supplement, so there aren’t any real restrictions on how or when it should be taken. We love the idea of integrating bee pollen into fancy desserts:

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You can buy bee pollen at most health food stores. Some studies suggest that the best bee pollen is 100% raw and organic. Whole Foods sells it in the bulk section, but it’s not organic. Again, a little research can help you decide what’s best to fit your lifestyle.

A healthy body creates sound mind. It’s also the cornerstone of great style. The Dawn wants to help spread as much knowledge as possible to help those who may be struggling during these crazy times. We ask that you take some time to nourish your body and pay attention to its needs, for it is truly your best friend. Any comments or additional information are encouraged. Spread the buzz!

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Some nice links: One Two Three

Keep it clean and classy,

The Dawn