Remembering the Purple…


On Thursday, April 10, 2014, I published the post, “Red, a la NaPoWriMo…”  You can read it by visiting https://thisgaymanslife.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/red-a-la-napowrimo/

I had been Divinely Guided to write a series of blog posts about the colors of the Rainbow Flag.  My intention and desire was to write a poetic post for each color of the Rainbow Flag in honor of National Poetry Writing Month (or, NaPoWriMo, for short).

However, between a very busy professional schedule, followed by a major health scare, followed by a great deal of Healing, and then a busier professional schedule, it did not happen.

Purple in the Rainbow Flag represents Spirit.  Many of us refer to Spirit by different names: Goddess, God, Lord Most High, the Universe, etc.

As an openly Gay Man, and a Witch, as well as a Happily-Recovered-Catholic, I refer to Spirit as Goddess.  Many Jews refer to Spirit as the “Lord Most High.”  Some of us use other beautiful terms, such as “Divine Great Mystery,” or “Universal Life Source Energy.”

What does Spirit mean to you?  Does it represent a Being, or an Energy?  Or both?

When you look at the color purple, how do you feel?

Personally, as a Witch, and especially as a Moon Magick Witch, I especially love the color purple.  I love Amethysts, and have several pieces of jewelry set with that gemstone.  I love purple foods, such as Concord grapes and eggplants, and love Lavender (the herb and the Essential Oil, but also the color).

According to one of my favorite books, The Goddess’s Guide to Love, by Margie Lapanja (Copyright 1999, Conari Press, Berkeley, California), Thursday, Day of Jupiter, is an ideal day to wear purple, lavender, or lilac.

I recall reading a Star Trek: The Next Generation novel in which Counselor Deanna Troi loved wearing purple when she was feeling amorous.

That purple is traditionally associated with the Crown Chakra, located on the inside top of the head, the Energy Center of the Universe and of Spirit, is no coincidence.

For some, wearing purple is also an empowering color.

For example, let us say that you are feeling vulnerable and afraid of taking on a new challenge in your professional life, or beginning a new endeavor in your personal one.  Perhaps wearing purple could empower you in remembering your strengths and help you focus on what needs to be accomplished, as opposed to succumbing to your fears and insecurities.

If you use purple in this way, please share your experience in a comment.

As I AM running behind on another writing project, I AM keeping this short and sweet,.  However, before I close, I wish to acknowledge my newest blog follower, “artgland.”  Thank you for honoring who you are and what you do, and for honoring who I AM and what I do, too.

And for those of you already following or reading “This Gay man’s Life…” thank you for may we continue to radiate purple and our Spirit, brightly, boldly, powerfully, and PRIDEfully.purple

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