Orange equals overwhelm

Today, I should say. Today, orange equals overwhelm.

A little background. My tech skills need updated. I need to learn how to transfer photos to my new laptop so that I can then delete 1,000’s (and I mean 1,000’s) of pix from my phone. Talk about too much!

Then, I need to figure out why blogger won’t let me leave comments (and there, I speak of too little. Too little interaction with some beloved blogs because *#%*£#).

Finally and most immediately, I need to update my blog-reading app. I thought I was keeping up with a chakra exploration led by Acey and come to find out, I’m way behind. Way behind.

Which is actually a terrific place to begin: with that ancient and enduring sense that I am not enough. Perhaps this sense dwells in the lower midsection. A second chakra phenomenon.

Is looking backward an indulgence? Is it at some times and not others, for some people and not others?

Wondering about that.

I scanned Acey’s posts and took a few pix before and during the morning’s dog walk and then pulled out my SoulCollage cards (so much orange!) and went down to my studio (so much MORE orange!)

There was no prayer, music, or movement involved. Just a burning punk and curiosity. I will let most of the photos sit while I let an approach appear.

But to start: a corner of orange fabric sticking out of a desk that once belonged to my mother caught my eye this morning.

It’s a piece of high-end linen given to me by a local upholsterer with a scavenged piece of paper stitched on top. I don’t remember when I made it, but it’s years ago. The design looks map-like and therefore holds excitement, but the grubby aspect makes it also seem forlorn and wrecked. As I go through the chakra exercise, I will add to this little wrecked, forlorn, exciting map-like shape and see what comes.

I was already thinking about yellow and how key it is to orange, when on our walk (our very COLD walk), I came across a plastic gate in a neighbor’s yard.

Look! In that space between panels, is where orange vibrates.

If I was to pick an emotion that would be moderately difficult to explore right now, it would be MISSING. Missing, as in tender longing, not as in regret or obstruction. I suspect I spend a fair amount of time avoiding how much I miss certain aspects of earlier phases of my life, including (MOSTLY) but not limited to my sons.

More soon after more reading, exploring!

Check it out: Acey’s chakra exercises.

14 thoughts on “Orange equals overwhelm

  1. Nancy

    Not enough, missing, longing…all well known to me, always. I would say more, but not one of your photos came through for me today.

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  2. Acey

    I so much relate to a lot of what you say here. Especially the overwhelm and also not being enough syndrome. Your posts always burst with so much energy and meaningful content. When I was first learning about the chakras in my teens it felt as if it would be more logical to ‘put’ orange after yellow since it’s a combination of the other two colors.

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  3. RainSluice

    Your oranges are full of love and life! Comforting.
    Missing. It is an emotion isn’t it? I have never before looked forward so much to the Winter Solstice. We’ve been invited to a socially distanced bonfire! I’m thinking about what to burn.There will be the orange of heat and fire.

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    1. deemallon Post author

      Ah! A solstice bonfire! How nice! K and I have decided to burn all our letters. The boys don’t need to read them. What will you put in the flames?

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