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With intention to inspire and edify the readers with each post, JRM pours her heart out reflecting her emotions, expressions, perceptions, excursions, philosophies and experiences through her poetry, quotes and photography... all which binds together as memories - sweet, sour and beautiful!

"The best thing about Memories is that We can simply create them Anytime!" © Jyotika Rajput Mehra

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Discovering Mystical Powers with the Colors of Nature...


With the Violet of the Lavender, I want to spread joys wherever I wander…

With the Indigo of the Ocean, I want to break free my emotions…

With the Blue of the Sky I want to fly high…

With the Green of the Tree, I want my spirit to be free…

With the Yellow of the Sunshine, I want to make people around me smile…

With the Orange of the Leaves, I want to dilute the grieves…

With the Red of the Roses, I want to be with my loved ones and see world’s amuses…

With the "Colors of Nature", I want to admire the beauty of the World,

With the wonderful Rainbow, I want to see more wonders beyond the Earth…

I want to learn, explore, discover and grow…
~Jyotika Rajput Mehra Poetry
Colors of Nature...
With this post I wish to share the fascinating facts about the “Seven Colours of Nature” through the phenomenon called Colour Therapy (also known as Chromotherapy, Cromatherapy or Colourology). The initiators of discovery are from the ancient cultures of Egypt, China and India.

[PS: I never knew the significance of colours until I was introduced to this phenomenal concept. The information here is just a brief introduction to Colour Therapy.]

Originated from the magnanimity of Mother Nature, “Colour” is actually a form of visible light of varying wave lengths. It is an “energy” impacting each single living cell in this universe and beyond. It’s incredible healing properties balance out the energy in all the living beings, thereby curing all kinds of ailments.

You will be absolutely amazed to know how the universal energy of colours co-relates with the energy inside us! All living beings radiate an electro-magnetic field around their bodies, also called "Aura". 

This aura can be positive or negative based upon how strong are the energy centres (i.e. the Chakras in our body controlling mental, physical,emotional and spiritual well-being). Each energy centre is associated with different set of characteristics and attributes of a living being.

Did you know? The sets of characteristics appear to be more in human beings than in any other life form.

With the pace of time and sedentary life style, it is observed that the energy centres in the body experience blockages, and hence tend to become weak. This is the reason for all the ill-effects on mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health of a person. 

In the world of wellness, Colour Therapy is widely used to open the blocked energy centres and safeguard the health. The spectrum of seven Colours resonates with the seven prime Chakras in the human body. 

Each colour denotes and stimulates the energy at respective chakra level:

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VIOLET represents the 7th  CHAKRA i.e. the CROWN CHAKRA
  • Spiritual connection
  • Cosmic awareness
  • Intuition
  • Meditation abilities

INDIGO represents the 6th  CHAKRA i.e. the THIRD EYE CHAKRA
  • Clairvoyance
  • Imagination
  • Cognitive abilities
  • Honesty

BLUE represents the 5th CHAKRA i.e. the THROAT CHAKRA
  • Speech 
  • Self-expression
  • Emotional Quotient
  • Intelligence
  • Calmness
  • Loyalty
  • Sincerity
  • Devotion
  • Kindness

GREEN represents the 4th  CHAKRA i.e. the HEART CHAKRA
  • Love
  • Hope
  • Peace
  • Harmony
  • Compassion
  • Encouragement
  • Balanced emotions
  • Energizing Effect

YELLOW represents the 3rd CHAKRA i.e. the SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA
  • Cheerfulness
  • Optimism
  • Creativity
  • Intellect
  • Humor
  • Power
  • Logic
  • Confidence
  • Control
  • Concentration

ORANGE represents the 2nd CHAKRA i.e. the SACRAL CHAKRA
  • Joy
  • Wisdom
  • Passion
  • Pleasure
  • Productivity
  • Emotional expressions
  • Physical comfort
  • Immunity

RED represents the 1st CHAKRA i.e. the BASE or the ROOT CHAKRA
  • Courage
  • Vigor and vitality
  • Physical strength for survival
  • Stability
  • Spontaneity
  • Desire
WHITE (absence of all colours) denotes PEACE, PURITY and INNOCENCE – Cleanses mind at the highest levels

BLACK (amalgamation of all colours) denotes POWER, AUTHORITY and STRENGTH – Strengthens mind to handle anything and everything

If ever you feel to strengthen the above mentioned characteristics or traits, do stick to the specific colour to feel the magic! You may eat, drink or just wear the colour. Isn't it wonderful!

Self Healing Through Colour Therapy

Skilled practitioners help in regaining the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness via many curative ways, such as:
  • Placing coloured silks on the body
  • Directing coloured lights on the body
  • *Consuming solarised coloured water and specific coloured foods
  • *Staying in specific coloured ambience and draping specific coloured clothes
  • Meditation with colours
  • Using coloured crystals/ stones

Colour Therapy is safe and can be used as self-help or complementary approach during any medical treatment. To re-iterate, this approach is also helpful in healing the flora and fauna.

Evidences show holistic healing of people who have truly believed in the marvel.

The therapy can yield profound benefits but be watchful while choosing a practitioner, else the excessive impact of colours may lead to negative results.

Imbalance In The Chakra System Due To Excessive Consumption of Colours

EXCESS OF VIOLET
  • Negative thoughts
  • Disorientation
  • Fatigue
  • Indecisiveness

EXCESS OF INDIGO
  • Headache
  • Unnecessary tension and worry

EXCESS OF BLUE
  • Depression
  • Sadness

EXCESS OF GREEN
  • Negative Thoughts
  • Selfishness 
  • Jealousy
  • Greediness


EXCESS OF YELLOW
  • Mental exhaustion
  • Lack of confidence
  • Lack of concentration

EXCESS OF ORANGE
  • Anxiety

EXCESS OF RED
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Stress

Nature has always blessed human with incredible mystical powers... It is entirely upon us to explore the eclectic cosmic energies and feel the magic! :)


Disclaimer:

* Author of this post reserves rights for the written content source being an original concept. Please do not copy without permission. ©Jyotika Rajput Mehra

* This post is purely based on the author’s personal experience, knowledge and perception. The purpose of this post is to spread awareness on the subjects of power of colours, colour therapy and self healing techniques thereby making the readers believe in the magical Chakra system.


* This information by no means claims to provide cure for any kind of chronic ailment. Though the *techniques discussed here have yielded good results for the author but the outcome can vary in case of different individuals. It is a sincere recommendation to practice Colour Therapy as an additional approach while consulting an expert.

*  Image courtesy; validation of facts: Google

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Marvellous Melbourne - Truly a Dream Destination!

The moment we ponder over a “Dream Destination”, breeze of an incredible fantasy world captivates our senses... Right? 

Indeed, it is the place that spreads its magical aura through stories and pictures, while arousing an intense urge of actually being there!

Recently a friend of mine shared an amazing out-of-the-world experience of his trip to Melbourne, consequence of which has made me completely bowled over… The desire to pamper my heart by visiting this oh so fantastic destination is thumping up high!

Through this post I intend to portray my friend’s emotions which will surely charm anybody to count “Melbourne” in their list of “Dream Destinations”!

So, here I go revealing the facts...

Rendezvous with the Marvellous Melbourne...

Welcome your senses in the blend of bountiful nature and contemporary era; explore the city in motion - the arty and marvellous… “Melbourne”! The history, arts, culture and sports enticingly makes the place your perfect destination. 

A voguish and vibrant potpourri of effervescent styles, events, sports, exquisite culinary delights, diversified cultures, colossally beautiful nature and astonishing architectural wonders is waiting for you to weave the most intricate story ever.

Experience the Unusual...

The unique geographic location sets your date with all four seasons in one day. Let your heart beat with the thrill of rock-climbing, fishing, skiing, surfing, and hiking. Invade into the territory of strikingly breath-taking valleys and mountains, pristine beaches, sweeping coastlines, lush green botanical and wildlife parks and much more!


Marvellous Melbourne
Charm of the Cosmopolitan...

Melbourne is the beautiful capital of the south-eastern state of Victoria and is the second most populated city of Australia. What was once known as Batmania has now derived the name Melbourne – referring to an urban agglomeration area. 

The Culture, Sports and Events capital of Australia offers a plethora of hallmark cultural, sports and business events. Host to the Cricket World Cup 2015 final, Melbourne is the only city in the world offering five international standard sporting facilities at the fringe of its Central Business District (CBD). 



The Culture, Sports, Events Capital of Australia - Melbourne

Within a while of arriving into the world’s greatest Street Art capital, you can feel the zephyr of the Aboriginal culture and the urban era mesmerising your neurons via the colourful glimpses of the street art. 

Street Art - Melbourne
Scoring high on offering outstanding infrastructure, healthcare and education, the city continues to bag the tag of the world’s most liveable city


One can truly capture the essence of the cosmopolitan by travelling via the world’s fourth largest tram system and through the extensive network of bike trails across the city, bays and suburbs. 

The Journey of Joy...


Melbourne, being the most populous city of Victoria, has the largest number of cafes and restaurants per capita than anywhere else in the world

Kick start your journey by hitting upon the perky rooftop bars, buzzing laneways and embellished arcades; shop frenziedly at the upmarket Chapel Street or the Brunswick Street and indulge in the melange of cuisines at Carlton, Richmond, and Fitzroy. 

Board the City Circle Tram at the Flinders Street, the central railway junction, to get a free ride to most prime attractions. 



City Circle Tram - The Flinders Street

Though the list is non-exhaustive but some of the “not-to-be-missed” hot spots are…

The Federation Square – which is the one-stop shop for cultural attractions, speciality stores, tourist expositions and further so.

The Federation Square

Royal Botanic Gardens – where you can breathe in the freshest air observing the nature’s canvas.

Royal Botanic Gardens

St. Paul’s Cathedral – where you can trigger your spiritual strings in the tranquil atmospheres of the neo-gothic transitional style church. 


St. Paul's Cathedral

Fall in Love with Melbourne...

Here are the curtain raisers that will truly satiate your soul enriching your heart with delightful experiences of a lifetime.

Be it plucking the fresh and succulent strawberries at the Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farms;

Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farms

Ballooning over the Yarra Valley vineyards at sunrise;

Yarra Valley Vineyards

Gazing through the endearing Penguin Parade at the Phillip Island at sunset;

Penguin Parade at Phillip Island

Viewing incredibly adorable Kangaroos and Whales along The Great Ocean Road;

The Great Ocean Road

Capturing entire city’s scintillating view from the Eureka Skydeck 88;

Eureka Skydeck 88 

Creating your own chocolate bar at Phillip Island Chocolate Factory; or

Phillip Island Chocolate Factory

Watching a live cricket match in the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)... the unforgettable experiences will unarguably make you fall in love with Melbourne!

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
God… isn't that incredible!!!

I am eagerly waiting to unroll the fun beyond my imagination… vacation at Melbourne can never be less than a dream!

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Disclaimer: 

* Author of this post reserves rights for the written content source being an original concept. Please do not copy without permission. ©Jyotika Rajput Mehra

* Image Courtesy: Google; Image collage orchestration: Done by author 

* This post is a part of Vir Sanghvi's #BloggerDreamTeam - Food & Travel Carnival, under the theme Travel - Dream Destinations, at Blogmint.