“You need to be wearing more yellow,” stated the young woman upon handing me my Chakra portrait.
S A Y W H A T ?
I know what you’re thinking…
Handing me my WHAT portrait?
Last summer I attended a five-day writing workshop at the Omega Institute trying to learn how to get my book published. Omega is a fascinating retreat center in Rhinebeck, NY offering workshops to promote wellness and personal growth. I rode in on the airport shuttle with several people headed to Omega who were attending a workshop seeking to hone their intuitive abilities. I found this all rather intriguing, so during the week I signed up for a Chakra Portrait.
I knew very little about the Chakras but was excited to have my 7 energy levels assessed and illustrated…….
One hour and $120.00 later I received a little sketch of a flowerpot with a cascading bouquet drawn by the Medium during our pleasant chit-chat session. When I ask for an interpretation, the Medium told me I really needed to wear more yellow, but otherwise she thought my energies were balanced.
I just dreaded explaining this to my husband.
Over the next couple of days I showed my “portrait” to two of my new intuitive friends independently of one another .
“I feel like I was ripped off. What do you think about this drawing? Can you explain it?” I asked.
“Well, it looks to me like you need to wear more yellow,” replied friend #1, a man.
“You need more yellow in your life,” replied friend #2, a woman.
Besides the need for more yellow in my life, I was inspired to make these pants after seeing Elizabeth McKay’s new floral pants in the local Lily store. The Elizabeth McKay pants are silk, but my pants are made from Amy Butler’s Optic Blossom cotton fabric from the Midwest Modern collection and sewn from this Style Arc pants pattern.
The pattern is quite appealing with a good cut, nice flat front and side zipper more here.
I lined the pants with batiste and expect they will be great for the beach and the upcoming milder weather.
It’s said that the Yellow Chakra affects WISDOM, CLARITY and SELF-ESTEEM;
definitely a great color to wear when sewing!