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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Circadian Rhythm and Optimum Performance

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Many of us walking this Earth live our day to day lives unaware of the natural forces that affect us biologically. The distractions of modernity keep us in spiritual and mental limbo as we struggle to find some kind of happy medium–often leading to destructive habits that could have lasting consequences.

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The circadian rhythm is a most treasured process that is constantly working to regulate the body’s system as it relates to the external world. One may call it our “internal clock,” as it is most commonly referred, but the circadian rhythm is much more than that–it is the reason for our consciousness, it protects us from sickness, and connects us to the cosmos.

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When the circadian rhythm is disrupted, the human body will suffer. Human beings are diurnal, meaning we operate most fully during daylight hours. Our bodies are programmed to metabolize energy (food) during certain times of the day. Similarly, we are also programmed to sleep, rise, and even procreate during preferred hours, all of which operate according to circadian rhythms.

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Because of our extreme sensitivity to the environment, circadian rhythm can be disrupted quite easily if one is not aware. Jet lag, decreased metabolism, inconsistent eating patterns, stress, absence of light, and sleep deprivation all pose a threat to our circadian rhythm. Drug abuse is also a major culprit, leading to a number of problems, including emotional instability and depression. Essentially, circadian rhythm reiterates the notion that everything is connected, and when we understand the bigger picture, the details can be more easily manageable.

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Scientists are still trying to understand how this phenomenon works, but they do know that light plays a primary role. Temperature is also a factor, and together, the human body uses these (and other) external stimuli to measure time and regulate the functions of the body. Through this, we can deduce that the human body is in fact its own system, separate from consciousness. We here at The Dawn will go even further to say consiousness arises from circadian rhythm, due to processes in the brain that allow intellectual growth and other elements of conscious thought and experience.

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Some suggest that when we are out of tune, problems such as obesity, diabetes, and other metabolic illnesses will appear due to dissonance. It is important to note that all living beings on this planet are operating within the circadian rhythm. The Earth itself is also aligned with this rhythm, so one may imagine the havoc that could come with mass disruption. Many of us today are not in sync with our circadian rhythm, which is one reason why we see so much sickness and suffering running rampant in so called ‘developed’ countries, not to mention the atrocities happening in less industrialized parts of this world.

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You may be asking how this relates to one’s sense of self or style. The Dawn believes in the importance of awareness as it pertains to the living body. When people walk about unaware of the basic functions and powers that dictate their existence, they are in danger of losing track of their purpose. Style is about visually appearing in line with one’s internal ‘fire.’ If we are out of touch, we are misrepresenting ourselves, and we all know what troubles that brings.

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So we ask you, Dear Ones, to study yourselves as you are: living, breathing wonders, sharing a planet with other beings such as yourselves, as well as plants and animals. We are all quite intimately connected to all that surrounds us, and we must not dispel this fact with over-rationality. What we humans have is the power to discern–we are given the power to choose, to create, to form our environments. However, we also have great responsibility to use this power for good. The crisis of our day is the abuse and ungratefulness of this gift.

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The circadian rhythm is a beautiful metaphor for the rhythm of our lives. Like music, if we are out of rhythm, the piece is no longer effective. Again, it is our belief that when one is ineffective, the point of existence becomes meaningless. In order to be effective, one must first understand their Truth, and much of that lies in how one flows with the rhythm of Being.

And don’t ever forget to do it in style.

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Thinking of You,

The Dawn