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My favorite color at the moment is green. A beautiful, deep emerald green. So I guess it’s no surprise that this morning I picked out a green sweater to wear, and I drew an angel oracle card with a message from Archangel Raphael, the archangel of healing whose aura has an emerald green color. I also love forests and plants in general…green is just such a lovely healing color and I was clearly guided to work with it today!

Just a few years ago, I was mostly drawn to the color yellow: Sunflowers, suns, yellow shirts, yellow curtains…I even painted my room yellow the first time I lived away from home. When I was a child, my favorite color was pink. I couldn’t get enough of that color! All the princesses I drew had pink dresses on and I loved all things Barbie…

I guess I’m going through different phases in which I am drawn to different colors. Now you may be wondering what all this color talk is all about! 😀 Well, by now you might know that I am fascinated by all things chakra-related. And this is no exception:

There’s a theory saying that you go through different chakra life cycles. From age 0-7 the Root Chakra at the base of the spine develops, from age 7-14 the Sacral Chakra, from age 14-21 the Solar Plexus Chakra and so on. And I can clearly see how my color preferences match these cycles: At first I was drawn to pink, which is not too far off the classic red of the Root Chakra…in my later teenage years, during the phase of the Solar Plexus Chakra, I loved all things yellow…and now, at age 26, I’m in the middle of the Heart Chakra phase and in love with the color green.

I can see a few more parallels in hindsight: My period started when I was 10, which is right in the Sacral Chakra phase, the energy center that governs the female reproductive system. When I was around 16 years old I was feeling my most rebellious: Not in a way of destroying stuff and shouting around, but rather, being moody, angry, blowing off steam on my drumset every day, feeling dissatisfied with societal and cultural norms…it was a fiery time, and I can definitely see my Solar Plexus Chakra acting up around that time. And now, in the second half of my twenties, I’m feeling more loving, peaceful and compassionate than ever. Not that my life is all roses and butterflies, but overall, I feel my heart growing stronger, sturdier – in my marriage as well as in friendships, the relationships to my family and my own sense of self-love.

I like the insights this chakra life cycle theory is bringing about, and I’m looking forward to what’s lying ahead: the throat chakra phase starting at age 28! Will I finally be able to speak my mind better? Will I have more courage to speak up, coming from a place of love and integrity? Will I be able to incorporate speaking more into my business, and not just writing?

It might also be interesting to look at others in their respective chakra cycles: My husband for instance is 35, so he is just getting towards the end of his Throat Chakra cycle and into his Third Eye Chakra cycle. He’s definitely great at expressing himself verbally, in a very structured, clear, easy to understand and convincing way. I’ve only known him like that, but according to him he had to learn to speak up and express himself, too! It’ll be interesting to see what changes he’ll go through when the Sixth Chakra starts to take over…

This is definitely a super nerdy post! 😀 But here’s one thing I do want to tell you:

It’s okay to go through phases in life. It’s okay to change and evolve. There is a core part of you that never changes, your spirit, your soul; everything else is bound to change. Sometimes in intense and sudden ways, sometimes slowly and gradually. The people in your life will change as well: Some people will grow and develop with you – other relationships will naturally drift apart. It’s completely normal to be afraid of change, afraid of the unknown, but at the same time, change is something very natural and organic in life.

The most important thing is to trust, and to go with the flow of life. Sometimes all that is necessary is to keep doing what you’re doing. Sometimes it’s necessary to take a step back and reassess. And then there’s time for change. Be open to when it comes, embrace it, and relax into the unknown. Stay curious, knowing that the Universe always has your back. All you need to do is open up to receiving its blessings, and relax into the flow of life.

I’m sending you all my blessings for whatever phase of your life you’re in!

Much love ❤️

Paula