This week's Body Poem mini-retreat focuses on the color Magenta and the quality Compassionate.

Deep Listening: a tuning fork meditation with an image of the associated color.


Just listen, breathe, and let the sound and color tune you.

The tuning fork tones used are C - D - F


  • use long and slow tones to vocalize the word "Compassionate"
  • visualize the color Magenta filling your energy field

Color: my thoughts on its healing properties



Technically magenta is not actually part of visible light spectrum. The color we see is what our brain creates to fill in a gap left between red and blue wavelengths. As magenta is a color of mystery I associate her with the magic of the divine mystery that mystics speak of as being at the heart of life.

Word: a contemplation on the mystical energy it inspires



I find being compassionate to both be a state of openness to the flow of life and a choice I make in the moment. Compassionate relationships requires patience with other people’s chaos and a strong sense of your own boundaries. It’s difficult to be compassionate when you are also letting your energy be drained away. Letting go of judgement and surrendering to whatever kind of love you connect to in life can help to manifest compassionate awareness into your day.

Sound: a chant, tone, or simple song related to the poetic theme of the week.

Feel free to follow along with my voice or go on your own improvisational journey - harmonize, be rhythmic, play - simply take the time to be in your voice.


Om Shreem Maha Lakshmiyei Swaha

I first met this chant in a "Cross-Cultural Sound and Music in Healing" workshop with Dr. Pat Moffitt Cook. It is an honoring chant for the Hindu Goddess Lakshmi and is often used in the spirit of calling for abundant beauty to bless our lives.


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