A very important aspect of our visual experience – is color. I often reference colors because they transform us and provide monumental shifts in our psychological vibrations and flow of energy. Oddly, when I awoke this morning, the sky above my home had three surreal shades of blue; the one that grasped my attention most was the shade comparable to that of sapphire. A rare and beautiful reflection, Sapphire is the birthstone of September. Sapphires have been worn by royalty throughout the ages as a symbol of good fortune, virtue, wisdom and holiness.
While glaring up at the sky from my back patio, not surprisingly, a sense of true tranquility came over me. The clouds were sitting pictographic, as they usually do and the observable hues of blue endorsed an abundance of peaceful cosmic sensation. I imagine this sense of serenity was my late great father Lorenzo, smiling down on me with sheer allure and wishing me peace of mind. Today, September 21st marks the 30th anniversary of my fathers passing. And I am assured that he is resting – still.
The synergy that sapphire brings is one of a calm abiding. Blue is a peaceful color – the color of the sky, ocean, sleep, twilight. A pure blue symbolizes inspiration, spirituality and sincerity. It gives us a sense of relaxation as we transition into the season of fall.
The energy of the color blue allows us to look beyond ourselves and increase our perspectives outward. Its cool vibrations further encourage in us feelings of enhanced communication and peace.
September 21st is also International Peace Day around the world. The International Day of Peace, also known as Peace Day, was established by a UN resolution in 1981 in an effort to coincide with the opening of the UN General Assembly. The essence of Peace Day is to recognize the efforts of those who have worked hard to end conflict and promote peace; political, communal, economical, social and even personal. In 2001, the Assembly decided that this day should be annually observed on September 21st of each year thereafter, to be observed as a day of global ceasefire and non-violence. On this day, a number of organizations and people around the world of different creeds, colors and communities take part in activities including interfaith peace ceremonies, peace walks, picnics, candle lightings for peace and even art exhibitions promoting peace. As we recognize, the dove is continually represented as still in flight to remind us of its role as a messenger.
Peace begins with you. Cultivating personal inner peace is a wonderful place to start in order to give love, discipline and resolve to another. Radiating and mystically connecting with the color blue is a good way to stimulate feelings of relaxation, calmness, confidence, conservatism and clarity. Sapphire symbolizes sincerity and faithfulness of the heart, and can be as vivid as the sky and as supreme as the sea.
I devote anniversary wishes of love, peace and prosperity to all my September Sisters and Brothers (which are many), who are celebrating, yet another year of living, loving and learning in this very month. May the month of September bring you peace in abundance and may the sapphire skies continue to guide you with gratitude.
Love for your Tuesday and your September!