One of my favorite bloggers, Havi Brooks, recently gave an invitation to her readers to try a fun exercise. It comes from Chapter 3 of Barbara Sher’s book, Wishcraft, which you can read for free here.
I want to give you the same invitation. Barbara’s basic instructions for the exercise ask you to role-play a color that appeals to you. “Pretend you are that color and speak for it… tell what qualities you have as that color — not as yourself.”
I had such a ball doing this exercise, I did it twice. First I said:
I am Emerald. Green.
The “G” of the rainbow’s: r o y G b i v.
The Heart of the chakras.
Herbs. Leaves. I am plant-plasma.
I eat the Sun. And nourish those who eat me.
I process Light and enliven. Everything.
I am precious. As a gem or a salad.
I am gardens and forests and moss.
I am growth.
Later I said:
I am gray.
Without white, I’d be black.
Without black, I’d be white.
But I am the blended possibility of both.
Bi-racial, if you will.
The middle-road of both/and.
I am smoke. Not fire.
I am matte. Not shiny.
Obscure. Not obvious.
Look closer. Deeper. Past me. Through me.
And you will find, beyond my gossamer veil…
the perfect sky for napping…
the perfect t-shirt for lounging…
the perfect flannel for snuggling…
I am the comforting duvet
minus the worry of dirt
as I am already so very close to dust-nature.
I am what you want to be in
when you come out of those other
“primary” colors. I am second, yet savored.
I am practical. Whole industries
cities and castles are made of me.
Stone. Concrete. Slabs of strength.
I am not to be underestimated.
I am your very foundation.
Trustworthy. Stable. Bedrock.
Rest. On. Me.
But more importantly, what do you say? What color are you? Play with me by answering in the comment section! :-)