In the dead of winter, I deeply miss the color green. Gone are the lush leaves and green grass. In their place are brown branches and white snow. This wintry lack of color gives me the blues.
With green being the traditional color of the heart chakra, and the lack of green bringing me down, I decided to try something: I’d infuse green into my life in order to give myself an emotional boost. I think of this as “recharging my heart chakra.” Here are a few things that work for me:
- Meditate with houseplants: I don’t have the greenest of thumbs, but I do have a few houseplants that are hanging in there. I’ve been sitting near them during some of my meditations, and can feel a heightened frequency coming from them. It makes me very happy!
- Use fresh mint: Pick up some fresh mint from the grocery store and use it any way you’d like. It’s lovely when muddled in ice water; both the scent and flavor lift my spirits. If you can find a small mint plant to bring home and nurture, you can cover both 1 and 2 on this list!
- Meditate with green crystals: Malachite and aventurine are my go-to green crystals, but use whatever feels right to you!
Do you use the color green to ease the winter blues? What are some of your tips?