For the better part of me I see a new thing in the vision I call SELF. She’s draped in purple–glorious and fine. It is a royal color–a color that soothes and empowers. I feel the essence of the divine as I walk and my face glows from the sunshine. I know that I am blessed and I give life in every breath and receive it. Life is good. I think of the positive and won’t dwell on that which drains the soul. Somewhere I read that purple uplifts, calms the mind and nerves, offers a sense of spirituality and encourages creativity.
Purple has meaning around the world….
In Thailand, purple is worn by a widow mourning her husband’s death.
- The purple in the U.S. military Purple Heart award represents courage. The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the United States armed forces who have been wounded in action.
- In Tibet, amethyst is considered to be sacred to Buddha and rosaries are often fashioned from it.
- A man with the rank of Roman Emperor was referred to as “The Purple” — a name that came from the color of the robe he wore.
- In Japan, the color purple signifies wealth and position.
- Purple was the royal color of the Caesars.
- In pysanky, the traditional Ukrainian form of egg dying, purple speaks of fasting, faith, patience, and trust.
- Purple denotes virtue and faith in Egypt.
- In Tudor Britain, violet was the color of mourning, as well as the color of religious fervor.
- Traditionally, in Iran, purple is a color of what is to come. A sun or moon that looks purple during an eclipse is an omen of bloodshed within the year.[/li]
INTERESTING INFORMATION ABOUT PURPLE
- Purple was the color of the first dye made by man. It was called “Mauveine” and was made out of coal tar. The recipe was discovered by William Henry Perkin in 1856.
- Purple represents the planet Jupiter.
- February is the month associated with the color purple and the birthstone for those born is February is amethyst.
- Purple Stones: Amethyst, Ametrine, Sugilite, Lavender Jade, Sugilite, Selenite, Iolite, Lavender Quartz, Lepidolite
- The Byzantine emperor signed edicts in purple ink.
- Leonardo da Vinci believed that the power of meditation increases ten times when done in a purple light, as in the purple light of stained glass.
- In 1999, formal Moral Majority spokesman Reverend Jerry Farwell came out publicly against the children’s showTeletubbies. He believed that its character “Tinky-Winky” was gay, stating that he was purple – the color of gay pride – and that his antennae was a triangle – the symbol of gay pride.
- The poem “Warning” by English poet Jenny Joseph begins with the line “When I am an old woman I shall wear purple…” The poem and its famous purple line has become a tongue-in-cheek reference to a woman’s struggle with aging.
- Purple is the color of Madison Square Garden and seating for VIP’s was once covered in purple.
- Purple is the color of the highest denomination poker chip = $5,000
- During the Silver Age of comic books, those with purple on their covers sold better.
- In stained glass, the color purple or violet is seen as uniting the “wisdom” of blue and the “love” of red and symbolizes justice and royalty.
- The “Purple Orchid Three” is a sweet potato grown by its Hainan developers from seeds taken into space in 2005 on China’s “Shenzhou VI” rocket.
We’re all glowing in purple. It makes me feel cool. It looks good on me–I wear it well. I feel like a cold drink that everybody wants to gulp down. I’m the real thing…
Feel it. Embrace it. Live it. Glow in it.
Some of you might think: What’s she on? I’m just feeling a certain way today and my thoughts are in The Color Purple.
Is that alright?