The Red Light Blue Light Diet

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I have spent most of my life trying to find the perfect diet for myself but it definitely doesn’t exist.

So I started to study the eating habits of myself, my son and my husband. My son is  a ‘red light’ person, I am ‘a blue light’ person and my husband is a ‘mixed red and blue light’ person.

What is a Red Light Person?

Usually people who perceive more red light than blue light in the atmosphere are practical, logical people. They like to understand how things work. They like to use their head and sometimes forget to come from a heart place. They see the world in black and white and are quick to find solutions to problems.  They can be quite un- grounded people without the mix of blue.

What is a Blue Light Person?

Usually people who perceive more blue light than red light are intuitive people who have a creative temperament. They enjoy ideas and feelings without always feeling the need to understand everything. They are very heart and feeling centred and don’t feel so comfortable using the logical analytical part of their brain unless there is some emotional connection. They see the world in multi colour and are more interested in making connections between ideas, thoughts and feelings than in finding solutions. They can be quite ungrounded people without the mix of red.

My Family

Me

I am definitely more of a blue light person most of the time. I have my head in the clouds thinking bizarre and crazy thoughts like this post!

My Diet

I need to eat food that calms my zingy energy.

I eat sourdough bread which feels so calming to my gut. I eat dark chocolate which feels so soothing to my soul! I do watch my fructans and eat only vegetables that feel right for me. I eat sheep’s cheese that again feels more calming than cows dairy. I only eat a little cooked fruit (like orange in a beef stir-fry) I don’t eat raw fruit because it feels too energetic. I can feel it right through my body to my toes but it is not a good feeling after the initial euphoria and it seems to disturb my system. The only raw veg I eat are leaves sometimes. I find meat and fish fine to digest but don’t really do nuts and pulses. I eat oats in oat biscuits but don’t have any other cake or biscuits as the sugar feels too much for my sensitive system. I drink a little juice – again for my soul! I like crunchy food most of the time but when I perceive the light as more red I do start to crave softer food.

My Son

My son is definitely a red light person most of the time. He likes to think logically and rationally and likes to find right answers to things.

My Son’s Diet

My son needs to eat food to stimulate his energy but not overstimulate it. It has a ‘neutralising feel to it’

He finds sourdough bread has a sleepy energy and prefers ‘normal’ wheat bread. He also like gluten free grains – rice-cakes and corn-cakes and tortilla chips. He doesn’t like chocolate or sweets! He also has to watch his fructans and doesn’t get on well with much sugar. All dairy feels ‘wrong’ for his gut and he is a soy boy (!) favouring soya milk and yoghurt. Fruit seems to upset his sensitive gut too and he has to choose his vegetables carefully. He is fine digesting meat and fish and possibly nuts. He likes hotter softer food like rice and oat porridge and he also likes really meaty soups like oxtail. He eats softer food most of the year and very rarely craves crunchy food.

My Husband

My husband is a mixed red light and blue light person. He is very grounded and practical. He is also very much an ideas person liking to think outside of the box.

My Husband’s Diet

He will pretty well eat anything on any day at any time of the year. He will eat ‘normal’ wheat bread and sourdough. He likes chocolate in small quantities which would not constitute a craving. He eats any dairy, all fruit, all vegetables, meat, fish, nuts, pulses, biscuits and cake! He will be happy eating salad in the winter or a curry in summer or a pasty on any day of the year! He has his preferences but he is not disturbed or stimulated by food in the same way as me and my son are.

So that is the story of our family’s diet. You can imagine how complicated it is trying to plan meals every week!

How about you? Do you think you are more of a blue light person or a red light person? Or are you a mixture? If you notice any interesting things about your food choices I would love to hear from you.

To read more about my theories of how we perceive coloured light-waves and about how this experience affects us in our daily living please see my book:

‘I Can’t Sit on That Red Chair – The Relationship Between Sensory Processing Difficulties and colour Sensitivity’

No Tomatoes in Late May Please!

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How the light is every day changes my taste, my desire to eat certain textures and also temperature.

At some point in May I always see a burst of more red light. As the light is quite bright I already see the medium and higher light-waves more strongly so the light can appear more balanced to me until the blue starts to dominate in June and the red drops off again.

Seeing the nice red light yesterday I thought “Yum, I can eat tomatoes today!” I looked at the tomatoes and the red appeared fine. I cut the tomatoes and put some olive oil and seasoning on as I usually do and the tomatoes didn’t appear so fine. They seemed to be jumping off the plate with energy! I gave them a good hard stare and thought “Hmm, is this energy I want in myself?” I looked at the other things on my plate – the marinaded pork and new potatoes and thought how calm they looked.  “Are they boringly calm?” I thought ” Could I spice things up a bit with the very energetic tomatoes?” “Could I blend the energies?” Well, I gave it a try – but unfortunately to my peril!!

An hour or so later I had that bloated feeling that I might get if I had yeast or too much sugar. Now I know tomatoes could have mold on them but somehow I knew it was the energy. It was not a match for me. I had no other gut symptoms but I did have a headache. I had felt similar to when the postman turns up in her orange high viz jacket. Something pulls me to look at the brightness but I know it is not a match so I hide my eyes. Well, I should have left the tomatoes in the fridge and saved myself some pain and angst but it is a long learning curve when it comes to energy and food.

As if it is not enough to have to eat by colour and texture!  Oh no – I need to eat by energy as well and especially as we approach the middle of summer when the light is at its brightest.

So what are you eating this summer? Can you see the energy of your food or can your sensitive child? Is the energy a match or is it a mismatch? 

Coloured Tints Can Subdue Creativity

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Having visual processing issues I have an array of coloured tinted glasses, but short of buying myself an entire box of every tint available and giving myself a diagnostic every day, I am generally not going to find the perfect tint!

Today though, I rummaged through my glasses and found a pair that worked. They seemed to bring out the reds more and made me feel more calm. So I wondered what I could do wearing my special tints. I thought ‘Well, now I am feeling more calm, I could play my guitar.’ I always improvise and thought ‘Yes, I am pretty sure I have a simple tune in my head I can play.’

After about 5 minutes of wearing my tints though, I started to feel a bit subdued. I still had that tune in my head but lacked a certain umph and edge so I took them off. Immediately I felt more free, even though a little more visually challenged. I thought ‘Can I still play my guitar?’ and then to my delight I found I had in my head a whole crazy lively blues solo just waiting for me –  complete contrast to the simple ditty I had in my head wearing the tints.

So I wonder – do we need the lightwaves and is it really healthy to be blocking them out?

I think we do need the light-waves and that coloured tints can subdue creativity.

I Connect when I…

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I connect when I:-

Look out of the window and see that the light is more blue than yesterday today

Choose my blue trousers that have a hint of green in them to match the light

Hear the bath water gurgling down the plughole and decide that sound is OK

Put my socks on before my trousers because my ankles like it better that way

Feel the crunch of my Nairns ginger biscuits pleasingly in my mouth

Smell the fresh scent of summer in the mint with the potatoes cooking at lunchtime

Listen to and honour my inner child and follow her wherever she want to go

Listen to others, tell my story and ask for my needs

Listen out for guidance in the form of a voice, a feeling, a sense or sensation to help me through my day.

And that is enough!

 

 

 

Highly Sensitives – Your Answers are in the Lightwaves!

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Because I understand my relationship with the light, I know everything I need to know about my sensitive self in every moment of every day.

I know:-

What colour to wear

What food to eat

What sounds to listen to or avoid

What textures to enjoy or avoid

Where to go

Who to spend time with or not spend time with

What to do or not do

And that is an amazing way to live

Go on – become a Lightwatcher!

 

 

Healing – Knees

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Just in my 50’s I have wondered over the last couple of years whether I am going to get knee problems. My Mum had arthritis in both her knees and has 2 new knees.

Symptoms

My knee would just give in sometimes.

I would feel like I was about to pull a ligament sometimes.

I got pain above, in and to the side of my knees at different times.

Decision

  1. To go to the doctor or not?
  2. To think about what I know about knees, health and healing?

So What do I know about knees?

Well, you have to look at the whole person really and particularly the bottom half of someone’s body when it comes to knees. Your upper legs are about belonging, your lower legs are about moving forwards and your feet are about being rooted in yourself and your life. So if any of those aspects are missing or you have a disconnect it will the affect the energy in your legs. And the sacrum is about letting go and a lot of us tend to be holding on for dear life when we would feel better if we could just let go. When we hold on in our sacrum we prevent all our lovely energy travelling into the rest of our body and especially down our legs.

What have I noticed in myself?

Since becoming stronger in myself and my intentions in life my knee problem have almost gone. If it does flare up briefly there is always some reason and usually it means my position I take in life has been challenged in some way. And when I regain my sense of strength in who I am my knees improve again.

A lot of people as they get older have problems with their knees and hips and from how I perceive things, this is about their difficulty in believing in and supporting who they are.

 

Poem – The Red Light

 

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We need red light to help us feel grounded and connected with the world. Sometimes I perceive it strongly and other times less strongly. This all impacts how I feel and how I live.

The Red Light

Overpowered in February

Dances with the blue from March

Regains some power in May

Washed out by the brightness of June and July

From August – it dances with the blue again

November – its here to stay

Lightwatcher Story – 23rd April 2019

Yellow, yellow, yellow!

My last lightwatcher story was in March and I was struggling to see enough yellow. Now there is loads and loads of it. It is jumping out of the leaves on the trees and the moss on our lawn.

How does it make me feel?

Overly vulnerable

Slightly sleepy

Finding it difficult to do anything.

What can I do?

Not much

Rest and drink in from the April colours

Do something if I feel really inspired

Wait until the light balances again.

Something to note

Just as much as lack of yellow can make you feel down-hearted, too much yellow can make you feel lethargic and could easily be interpreted as a depressed feeling.

It is too easy to judge our moods on our feelings about our lives and ourselves. What if some of it was environmental though? To be honest this realisation does take the pressure off. I feel more at peace and more trusting that give it a few days and I will be back to my normal chirpy self again!