Happy New Year, Lyons!
With each new year comes new opportunities, new growth, and new outlooks. It can also come with a side of pressure; The pressure to make this year better than the last and to accomplish everything we didn’t the previous year. Regardless of times and dates, I am a firm believer in self-care of all areas.
Each of us is a powerful source of divine energy encouraged to illuminate earth with our individual lightness! How do we do that? Well, first I would tell you to consult your intuition. Secondly, I am here to give a brief introduction to the chakras.
Chakras are talked about often. They are connected to physical parts of the body, although they are not physical parts themselves. Chakras are a part of us energetically and a part of our everyday lives. Not something trendy to be taken too lightly, although you can exercise them in fun ways.
There are seven chakras throughout our body, stretching from the crown of our skulls to the tips of our tailbones. Yoga is also a great way to keep these balanced. My favorite American Yogi, Adriene, often talks about the importance of spinal alignment. “Head over heart, heart over pelvis,” she says every time, and how the spine includes our neck. So, it’s interesting how the chakras move along our spines as well. Everything is connected! Maintaining chakra balance is a key to keeping us balanced spiritually and mentally. They can be overactive, balanced, or under active.
A way to keep chakras in balance when it comes to something like fashion and how we adorn ourselves is by wearing things that keep us aligned with those chakras. For example, the heart chakra’s color is green, and you can exercise that chakra and amplify it by wearing more green or keeping certain crystals on you such as rose quartz, the loooove stone.
Keep in mind that wearing the colors that match the chakras won’t do all the work. But after all, we are here to keep you fashionably connected, and I will show you to a piece of Porter Lyon’s jewelry that will keep each chakra a little more aligned and active. Now let’s get to the good stuff!
- ROOT: foundation
- SACRAL: emotions/sexuality/connection
- Location: Lower abdomen/navel
- Color: Orange
- PL piece: Perfect Imperfect Pearl Necklace. Like us, pearls vary in size, color, and are each unique in their own way. This necklace can serve as a reminder to feel connected to your individual sexuality, emotions, and the rest of you.
- SOLAR PLEXUS: confidence
- Location: Upper abdomen/stomach
- Color: Yellow
- PL piece: The Deco Waterfall Choker is a sexy piece to boost confidence, and it’s gold!
- HEART: love/ability to love/self-love
- THROAT: communication/self-expression
- 3RD EYE: psychic ability/openness/insight
- Location: Between eyebrows
- Color: Indigo
- PL Piece: Chicken Foot Protection Amulet — third eye needs tentative guarding at times. If you are sensitive to outer influences this necklace may help remind you to stand firm in your power.
- CROWN: spiritual connection/wisdom/oneness
- Location: Top of head
- Color: Violet
- PL Piece: Porter Lyon’s amethyst earrings, pendant (on sale!), ring, or all of the above — from the Voodoo Collection! Also the Eye of the Storm (pictured above) necklace — a gorgeous piece that is not only amethyst but can also remind you of your third eye chakra. Two in one!
- Sidenote: Amethyst is a powerful stone that soothes the mind and emotions. It keeps us calm and has been linked to royalty — perfect for the crown chakra in that sense. It provides spiritual protection and clarity of the mind. Not only can you wear this beautiful crystal in fashion, but it also aids in meditation.
PS. Have fun with this chakra test to see which of yours need balancing along with the paired techniques to do so!
Love & Lyons,
As a new year approaches, I can’t help but think of the many failed resolutions I’ve attempted throughout the years. From eating clean to living a simpler lifestyle without technology, I’ve given up on each of them. Why is it that on the first of January countless people are pumped up about their New Year resolutions, yet, by the end of the week almost all of the formerly eager participants have already forgotten their goals?
It has everything to do with vision and loving your process. When you lose sight of where you’re headed it’s far too easy to lose your way. When I forgot why I was eating clean I drove straight off course to Pizza Domenica. Similarly, when we lose sight of the vision purposed in our lives, we step into unknown territory full of challenges.
In the midst of these adversaries I forget to love the process of the tests and wonder why I’m not seeing my goals come to fruition. The moment I take a step back from myself and realize the bigger picture, I can’t help but feel grateful over the fact that I’m being matured in this season before I can enter into the next one.
We’ll never see goals come to life if we continue to give up after every failed attempt. We must persevere in order to see results. As the clock strikes midnight this New Year, let’s make a resolution to love our process so that we push forward victoriously in our vision and our resolutions. And hey, why not motivate yourself with adding a new piece of jewelry to your collection once you reach your goal?
Happy Holidays from the Lyons Den to our readers. We are appreciative this season for your love & support!
Here are a few of our favorite Holiday quotes to keep in mind these next few days…
“Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.” -Mary Ellen Chase
“Christmas gift suggestions: to your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.” – Oren Arnold
And of course,
“If a woman says she doesn’t want a present for Christmas, what she really means is : I want a present, and it make sure its jewelry”
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Love & Lyons,
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