Keeping Your Cool

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Posted by Sallie Justice | Posted in Newsletter | Posted on 15-07-2021

Summers can be hot and intense. Have you been too lately? Have you been losing your cool more than you’d like?

Call on Blue Gold with

 

the Power of Patience!

 

Blue Gold energy is full of love and devotion for the people, pets, projects and scenarios that you are most committed to.

Whether it’s your spouse, your children, your staff, your garden, or your latest project at work that you’ve dedicated your care and energy to, this Power can help you stay cool, calm and collected even when things get challenging.

Blue Gold helps you to tenderly accept and tolerate the inevitable delays, interruptions, or struggles that you may encounter along the way as you nurture whomever and whatever you care about. Rather than burn up with frustration, or blow up at others when you hit a bump in the road, the Power of Patience keeps connected to your love and devotion.

 

Here are some things you might notice with

 

the Power of Patience strong and healthy: 

 

  • In relationship with someone you love, it’s easy to slow down and find a rhythm together, instead of just rushing ahead with your own agenda.
  • You don’t mind repeating things many times over for your ultra-inquisitive young child.
  • You show up every morning for your garden, tending to whatever is needed to help it stay healthy, happy and productive, even if there are a million other things you feel you need to be doing. (We personally know this one.)
  • You don’t worry or complain about what you’re missing, when your desk is piled high with all the elements of the latest creative project you’ve devoted yourself to.
  • The extra work that it takes to nurture your new puppy or your aging beloved dog doesn’t phase you.
  • You know that healing yourself doesn’t happen overnight, so you don’t pressure yourself to be better, faster or stronger than you already are on your current path.

Could you use an extra dose of Blue Gold right now?

To wake up the Power of Patience

 

in your life this week, try this:

 

1) First, steep yourself in these Blue Gold affirmations:

I am patient.

I am loving and even-tempered.

I consistently nurture myself and others.

I transform by loving others.

2) Consider something or someone in your life that you’ve been unusually impatient with lately. Contemplate these questions:

  • How committed am I to this person, project or situation, on a scale of 1 – 10, say.
  • If it’s 7 or less, what do I need to do to change that? Recommit? Renegotiate? Be honest with myself, and conclude my commitment?
  • If 8 or more, what would help me reconnect with the passion I have for this person, project or situation so that that is what motivates me, rather than the difficulties?
  • In considering these questions, what one action has become the most obvious one for me to take first?
  • Take that one step, and allow yourself to be more nurturing with yourself and others.

 

Keep cool!

No More Brain Fog

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Posted by Sallie Justice | Posted in Newsletter | Posted on 22-06-2021

In a world of endless stimulus and information, do you find your brain just shutting down and going “offline” a lot?

It’s healthy to deliberately take a mental break periodically to refresh yourself. But it can be anywhere from annoying to scary to notice your brain dipping into a fog, forgetting things, or just shutting down all together.

Call on The Power of Concentration!

Green is the energy that bypasses emotion and perception, and goes straight to the facts, the data, and clear logical thinking.

Though we humans are very nuanced and complicated creatures, this Power is very straight-forward, and it’s one we all need to be able to access consistently. It’s hard to succeed at anything if we can’t process information, tap into our knowledge base, or remember important facts.

When you are strong in the Power of Concentration:

  • Your mind is like a steel trap and you easily access your memory bank when you need to.
  • You don’t panic when you want to introduce someone. You get their name the first time, and it sticks.
  • You easily use technology to process all the information you don’t want to, so you have room in your brain to process what you do.
  • Thinking clearly is your new normal. Trivial Pursuit? Jeopardy? Engaging in intelligent conversations? Where you put your keys? No problem!
  • That sharp mind of yours comes up with a system for quickly and efficiently managing your emails, plus all the data and the information that flies across your desk every day.

Wake up the Power of Concentration


in your life this week


with the following exercise!




1) The next time you notice you have brain fog, stop. Bypass any tendency to freak out or judge yourself. Just stop and take a few deep and relaxed breaths.

2) If you have a bottle, take a few drops of Green Concentrate Vibrancy Essence. (You can order it HERE!).

3) Then imagine putting a thinking cap on:

3) Next, saturate your thoughts with these affirmations:

I am smart.

I concentrate easily.

I am efficient and systematic.

I offer logical solutions.

5) Now, still with your imaginary Green Thinking Cap on, trust that you have direct access to all the Brain Waves of the Universe, and tune in. Allow the factoid you need most to settle into your brain. It may take less or more time than you expect, but stay in Green mode by not getting distracted by emotion or perception. Just wait for the download of data that you want to access.

6) When it has arrived, thank and celebrate your brain and it’s amazing capacity to provide you all the data you could ever need!

7) Keep taking your Green Vibrancy Essence and doing the affirmations above regularly to support your brain in being ever more efficient.

Enjoy your smart self!

Being of Benefit

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Posted by Sallie Justice | Posted in Newsletter | Posted on 03-06-2021

Does the state of the world overwhelm the part of you that so wants to help…but doesn’t know how? We never tire of the wisdom in this little story that may reassure you:

It’s all too common for people to feel like they have nothing to contribute unless they are wired for massive action. Not so! When you are tapped in the the Blue Topaz Power of Altruism, you understand that all small efforts together become massive action when it comes to lending a supportive hand to the those in need.

Strengthen your connection to Blue Topaz energy, and shift your mindset toward who you are, what you have, and what you naturally can give that is true to your own Vibrancy Signature. Your Vibrancy Signature is an excellent tool for knowing what circumstances and situations will feed you rather than drain you. This all important when committing your valuable time and energy to things that are important to you.

And remember…

Now…how can you be of benefit? Read on…

Wake up the Power of Altruism

 

in your life this week

 

with the following exercise!

 

1) First, saturate your thoughts with these affirmations:I care about others.

I make a difference in the world.

I feel deeply about life.

I know my purpose and have a mission.

2) If you know your Vibrancy Signature Powers, consult each one of them to ask what they enjoy doing that you know will benefit someone somewhere, providing some of the support and care needed and deserved. Write down 1 for each of your 5 Primary Powers.

3) If you don’t know your Vibrancy Signature Powers, write a list of 5 things you already like doing that can be considered beneficial to some member of society (four legged or two) who often gets overlooked.

4) Whether you did #2 or #3, choose just one action from your list  that you can take this week…something you consider to be a contribution to humanity that you can uniquely offer.

6) Take it. That’s your starfish!

Make your mark!

Know Where You’re Headed

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Posted by Sallie Justice | Posted in Newsletter | Posted on 18-05-2021

 

“If we keep going in the direction we are headed,

we will end up where we are going.”

~ Chinese Proverb

 

“But… how do I know if where I’m headed is where I should be going??” you ask?

Call on the Emerald Power of Precision to hone in on the best direction…for you! This is the energy that is expert at helping you harness your attention, cut through the non-essentials, and get on with whatever is truly calling to you…rather than going down long winding roads to nowhere. At least nowhere that’s meaningful to you.

Emerald…

  • is intuitive, not getting lost in mental deliberation about this road or that.
  • is logical, able to quickly use the information you have to assess a situation clearly.
  • is not distracted by all the “pretty lights”, all the different directions you could go.
  • pays attention to what’s in front of you. “Is this where I want to keep going?”
  • looks out for and guides you around the possible roadblocks.
  • notices the things that may be tempting you away from what you really want, and alerts you not to blindly follow.
  • and, most importantly, helps you zero in on what matters to you, what is aligned with your aspirations and your values.

Essentially, Emerald helps you get to your desired destination as efficiently as possible. Like your own inner GPS system. Would you like more of that?

 

Wake up the Power of Precision

 

in your life this week

 

with the following quick exercise!

 

1) First, saturate your thoughts with these affirmations:

I see what’s going on.

I am precise.

I communicate my insights tactfully.

I offer accurate direction.

2) Now, what is the very first thing that comes to mind if asked, “What direction have you wanted to head in your life that, for whatever reason, you just haven’t?” Don’t deliberate. Go with your first response.

3) Again, tapping into your best approximation of Emerald precision, write down 3 the first three simplest do-able steps you (in your current circumstances) could take that will head you in that direction.

4) Take the first one. And if that is too much of a stretch for you, imagine yourself taking it several times today. If taking the first step isn’t enough, take the second, and maybe the third. The important thing is to allow the Power of Precision to move you one step closer in what seems like the best “right” direction for you.

And remember!

Enjoy!

Looking on the Bright Side

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Posted by Sallie Justice | Posted in Newsletter | Posted on 06-05-2021

3 to 1…Apparently, that’s the magic ratio that will lead you to flourishing in life, rather than languishing.

Many studies have shown that if you want to be truly and deeply joyful, creative, and open, you have to have at least three positive thoughts or feelings for every one negative thought or feeling.

It sounds easy, doesn’t it? Sure, if the Mocha Gold Power of Optimism is flowing freely through your being. But…what if it doesn’t seem to be?

  • What if you’ve succumbed to all the fear in the news?
  • Or what if life has just knocked you around one too many times recently, especially this past year?
  • Maybe you’ve soaked up the negative thought patterns of those around you who focus on all the things that have gone wrong, are horrible now, and/or will be disastrous in the future?

Any one of these scenarios (and more!) can make it hard for you to easily access this inner voice of resilience and positivity. But there is hope! Fill your cells with Mocha Gold energy, and you too can think like an optimist!

 

Bring more of the Power of Optimism

into your life this week

with the following exercise!

 

1) First, saturate your thoughts with these affirmations:

I help myself.

I think positively.

I’m self reliant and resourceful.

I transform by being optimistic.

2) Next, consider one area of your life that you feel cornered by ~ some situation, person, or event that weighs you down in some big or small way.

3) Ask yourself these four simple questions (from Byron Katie’s The Work) about the thought or feeling you have about that topic that causes you to suffer, writing down your responses :

  1. Is it true?
  2. Can you absolutely know that it’s true?
  3. How do you react (what happens) when you believe that thought?
  4. Who would you be without the thought?

Then turn the thought around so you can experience the opposite of what you’ve been believing. Write it down. Read it frequently and let it seep into your system.

4) And keep this in mind in the days to follow:

Walk on the bright side!

Blue Green

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Posted by Sallie Justice | Posted in Newsletter | Posted on 22-04-2021

Spring has sprung (here in Virginia anyway!), and so has that energy that is ready to wake you up out of any leftover winter slumber. Plants… animals…people – all seem to be popping into bloom. How about you? Do you feel the enthusiasm of the season? The sense of wanting to jump up? bust out? and rev into action?

 

…or… maybe not so  much…?

If you’re slumping more than springing,

 

call on the Power of Enthusiasm!

 

This is the Power that, simply put, wants to motivate you. It wants to see that bounce in your stride. It wants to zest up your life, and fill you with a passion for feeling great in body, mind and spirit. It’s not about getting through the day with your internal setting on “mediocre.” Nope, it wants you to feel alive and full of the energy to sink your teeth into what enthuses you the most.

Would you like a little extra taste of that flowing through your cells right about now?

Bring more Blue Green energy

 

into your body this week

 

with the following exercise!

 

The one key factor in connecting with the Power of Enthusiasm is that the healthier your body, the more Blue Green juice will flow through it.

So this week, choose one of the following body-loving steps toward a healthier lifestyle. And once you get one down, feel free to choose another. Or just get a boost from the one. Like building blocks, each step adds another layer of wellbeing into your system. And the healthier you feel, the more motivated you will be to take another metaphorical lap around the “block” of your choice:

1) Drink purified water. Plenty of it to lubricate your cells. About an ounce for every 20 lbs of your body weight. Start where you are and add a little more each day until you get to the suggested level. Squeeze in some lemon juice for extra cleansing, and keep hydrated!

2) Eat more healthfully today than you did yesterday. Again, start where you are and add in an extra dose of fresh vegetables, fruit, green smoothies, anything that for you is a notch up the scale. A meal at a time, a day at a time.

Learn all that you can about what healthy bodies love most and gradually add into your repertoire. Bodies crave good food and will thank you in the form of an increased level of feel-good energy that stays with you longer.

Chaya, the Blue Green Enthusiastic healthy-eating cheerleader in our family, loves to make this juice for our afternoon snack a couple times a week: Pineapple, apple, cucumber, celery, parsley, and dandelion greens (fresh this time of year!). You can practically feel your cells singing!

            

3) Move your body. Another must if you want to feel excited about life. Again, move a little more today than you did yesterday. Research the suggested levels for your gender, age and physical capacity or circumstance. But generally, find ways to include a combination of activities that will strengthen your muscles, get your heartrate up, and stretch you out a little more and in the right direction…and go with activities that are easier for you to like.

Start where you are and add on as you adjust to a more healthful pattern. One step always becomes two…as long as you take the first.

Have you heard that sitting is the new smoking? Jamie recently got an activity tracker to keep him honest about how much he’s moving throughout the day. On weekends he practically short-circuits the thing he does so much movement in the garden and with the dogs! But long client days is the other end of the spectrum, so….

Another great purchase has been a desktop apparatus that, with the push of a button, raises his computer screen up to a level so he can stand! And in between clients, sometimes he jumps on the rebounder for a few minutes.

4) Do things that lift your spirit. Add in an activity or practice that helps you connect with what you are genuinely enthusiastic about. Depending on your Vibrancy Signature, it could be anything from meditation in the morning, to hang gliding off a cliff, to designing a lovely woodland garden. You get to pick. The point is that doing things that make your heart happy will translate to ever more energy and ever more reasons to enjoy being alive.

And let this become a dominant thought in your day:

May the bubbling energy fill your cells!

Being True Blue

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Posted by Sallie Justice | Posted in Newsletter | Posted on 06-04-2021

Should I? or Shouldn’t I?

Do I want to stay? or do I want to go?

Would it be better to do this? or to do that?

Does this sound familiar? Indecision often happens when you have conflicting feelings about the options available to you.

  • You love your partner…but…you keep fantasizing about a fresh start.
  • You have a great job, but keep dreaming of something “better”.
  • You want to plant a garden this year…but wonder if you should just opt for a lot more free time by shopping at the farmer’s market.
  • You contribute to one cause you believe in, but keep wondering if you should shift to a different one with a different focus.
  • Or maybe you have your own scenario that tugs at you on a daily basis…hoping the “right decision” will just materialize…but it never really seems to.

If you’re not 100% sure you want to get out,

 

then jump 100% in with both feet!

 

Allow the Power of Commitment to carry you!

 

Blue is the energy that supports you in giving yourself fully to who and what you love. It fills you with with a sense of devotion, loyalty and dedication. There’s no match for the emotional depth of feeling that this energy pours into your cells, carrying the message of commitment into your chosen relationships.

With both feet in one camp, you can pour all of that love and devotion and caring into one place, rather than a half baked approximation that leaves you splintered, weary and confused. Both you and the recipient of your care, whether person, animal, or hobby, will thrive with that level of dedication.

Imagine if your daily life was completely infused with the affirmation below. How would that feel?

 Bring more Blue energy

 

into your world this week

 

with the following exercise!

 

Step 1) Choose one area of your life where you feel “on the fence.” Maybe you notice yourself waffling about whether to be in or out of a particular relationship. Or you constantly debate with yourself regarding your chosen career path. Or it could be something less weighty, like whether or not you want to put in a veggie garden this spring.

Step 2) Now, if deep down inside, you know you need to move on, then please show yourself some love and devotion and do that. Otherwise…

Step 3) Give yourself a window of time to explore what it might feel like to get off on one side of the fence, to make a move and make a choice…just not forever. Decide on a time frame that you will try on this choice: a week, a month, 6 months, a year…whatever will give you enough time to experience what it would really be like to live in that choice with both feet planted.

Sometimes, it’s the sense of “this decision is forever” that keeps us immobilized. Forever is a long time. And if you can’t “try on” your decision long enough to know if it feels right, then fence sitting keeps you close to what you want, but not too close.

Step 4) Once you’ve bitten off a chunk of time you can commit to, dive in and give yourself to it fully. Allow it to move you, to fill you, and for you to fill it with your love and true blue devotion…for that period of time. Do your best not to waffle or second guess during this phase!

Step 5) At the end that time frame, re-evaluate. Having devoted yourself 100% to being on this side of the fence, you’ll be better able to to choose to stay there or to move on to greener pastures.

Be true blue!

Your own “green tips” of new growth!

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Posted by Jamie and Chaya | Posted in Newsletter | Posted on 23-03-2021

What’s been the benefit of the current pandemic? (You’re likely quite familiar with the downsides!) Many are saying it’s been the unanticipated opportunity for inner growth. Though it may not have been intentional, you likely have had a little, or maybe a LOT, of extra time to confront some of your own edges.

That’s something that doesn’t readily happen when you’re super busy and preoccupied with living life “in the world.” You’re less likely to take on the challenge of clearing out old, worn-out behaviors and patterns when you’re distracted or always on the go.

Maybe some of these scenarios are familiar? (All offered with great compassion, if you have found yourself in these uncomfortable situations.)

  • Rather than address your relationship challenges, you used to avoid interacting in a deep, authentic way. But lately you can’t, because it’s been harder to get away, literally.
  • You used to be able to ignore any dissatisfaction with your work life, because you were stuck in that feedback loop of showing up every day to collect a paycheck. With this recent slow down, how you really feel about it has resurfaced. You have visions of something more suited to your gifts and needs, but aren’t sure how to make any changes.
  • You’ve seen and read about others who practice, and even teach, novel ways to evolve themselves into new ways of being in the world. That seems so fulfilling…but it all sounds overwhelming and scary!
  • Maybe you have your own story? That story you tell yourself that keeps you stuck and unsatisfied.

Why not maximize the time you still have now to transform?

It’s Spring, and you can call on the Red Gold Power of Growing to help you out! Red Gold energy is what gives you the strength to tell the truth about what’s going on with yourself, the stamina to do the hard work of doing things differently, and the willingness to let your own worn out ways burn up, making way for those “green tips” of new growth. Internal gardening, anyone?!

 Bring more Red Gold energy

 

into your world this week

 

with the following exercise!

 

Choose one area of your life where you feel stuck. Depending on your temperament, it may be a small but do-able challenge, a big boulder that’s been in your way forever, or something in between. It might be a destructive behavior, or an annoying pattern in how you relate. Maybe it’s a belief etched in your consciousness that was passed down to you, but that no longer serves your goals for yourself.

Here’s some Red Gold Affirmations to help you get warmed up for what’s next:

I grow each day.

I embrace personal growth.

I am a paradigm-shifter.

I transform by acknowledging the truth.

Now, dig up some vehicle to help you transform whatever your challenge is into a newer better version of you:

  • a therapist who specializes in this type of issue
  • a workshop focused on that topic
  • a one-off seminar that in some laser-like way, helps free up people with this concern
  • a process that has helped others you trust in shifting this pattern
  • or, if you feel drawn to it, a Vibrancy Healing session with Jamie!

Whatever your source for support, choose something that resonates and commit yourself to following through with it until you see yourself step free of what no longer serves you! And remind yourself…

Happy Soul Gardening!

What Inner Adventure is Calling You?

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Posted by Sallie Justice | Posted in Newsletter | Posted on 26-02-2021

Do you love a little excitement in your life? A step to the edge? An adventure to get your pulse racing? Although everyone’s definition of adventure is different, we all need a little Mango Power of Courage in our lives to feel engaged, whole and healthy.

When you think of adventures, you likely think of the physical, “outer world” kind – traveling to new places, meeting new people, exploring new places, trying something different and daring. Those types of adventures have been harder to come by these days with limits to our movement, proximity, and well, you know.

But there’s another path of adventure

that can be taken at any time!

And that one is on the inner level.

If you want to explore your edges, you don’t have to jump off a cliff.

You just have to look inside.

Surely there is an area of your life where you are afraid to go, isn’t there? One with a personal reward that just might be worth the risk? The Mango Power of Courage is right there for you to tap into and take that risk! 

Would you like to:

  • drum up the courage to embark on a more rewarding line of work?
  • be bold and share something vulnerable with your partner that you’ve never been able to before?
  • challenge yourself to engage with that project you’ve let slide because you doubted you could really complete it successfully?
  • risk your comfort and make a much needed change in your life that your heart knows is needed, but that you’ve always kept in the future?
  • step up and learn something new that you are passionate about, but the thought of actually doing it makes you shake in your boots?

You may have something else in mind, but small steps or large, when you have the courage to take them, to keep on going and venture into seemingly scary territory, you’ll keep on growing, and discover passions and capacities you have that you never knew before.

This week…

 

Choose one scary step in your life that you really, really would rather not take, but that you really, really wish you could. C’mon, just one. You can do it.

If you need a little help, here are some good Power of Courage affirmations:

I am brave and courageous.

I choose my own exciting adventures.

I respond to emergencies quickly.

I’m a calulated risk-taker.

If your first thought is really adventuresome, but it freaks you out, then break it down into smaller do-able steps.

Ok, maybe another few rounds of affirmations if you need it, and then, let’s take that first step. Who knows. It may lead to two! And each one after may lead to you doing the very thing you thought was impossible.

You are brave and courageous!

Keeping Your Connections Strong

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Posted by Sallie Justice | Posted in Newsletter | Posted on 08-12-2020

Though you’re probably celebrating the holidays a bit differently this year, you still may have need for a little back up support from the Indigo Topaz Power of Connecting.

When this energy is alive and well in you, it’s joyful and easy to connect with family and friends and feel that community spirit.

Even in the midst of this pandemic, Indigo Topaz energy will tug at your sleeve to jump on a Zoom call, share holiday inspirations on social media, or simply pick up the phone to “feel the love”.

But if this energy is low or imbalanced, you might find yourself….

  • Having a hard time coming up with fun and safe ways to be together with special people in your life.
  • Find yourself dreading another zoom call, or at the very least just needing more oomph to want to get on one.
  • Still feeling a little alienated from, or judgmental of, friends or family members in your life due to political differences.

If ‘connection is why we’re here’ as Brene Brown tells us, then isn’t it worth strengthening and balancing your Power of Connecting? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have the resistance melt away, and be replaced by desire to connect in a loving way?

Do you need an extra boost of the Power of Connecting? Here are some practices you might want to try in the coming weeks (and year!) to help you bring more warmth into your life, and build more bridges with others in your world.

  • For a week, lay aside your struggle with the little differences, annoyance and impatience you my typically have with others. In their place, keep your attention on what you appreciate them, on what they bring to your life. The other “stuff” will always be there if you want to go back to it.
  • Have fun. Enjoy yourself! These times are great for dreaming up novel ways to be together without making anyone uncomfortable or unsafe. Online game night, writing real letters to loved ones, sending gifts that help you bridge any gaps that may have crept between you. Come up with your own unique way to stay in touch.
  • Know your needs and your limits in connecting…and honor them. Notice how long to stay on the phone without getting glassy-eyed. Decide how many people you want to be on a zoom call with before it gets too chaotic. And be aware of how often you need to connect to feel human, to feel alive, to feel all cozy inside. Find your sweet spot of not too much and not too little…you want just the right level of connection time to keep your Indigo Topaz tank full while still honoring your temperament.