Muddled and confused, we sometimes need a little guidance or clarification to help us on our way. The stories we tell ourselves – good or bad – can cause unease within because our brains are fighting a battle in which one gets priority at any given moment.
The “aha” moments we have experienced over the past several months have provided an opportunity to explore new ways of thinking and new ways of being, even though we are both intentional with our personal growth.
In our development of The Big Lie, we wanted every detail to encompass the meaning and purpose behind the work. As we started talking colour, both of us got pretty ramped up because we had the same colours in mind for our branding. They are opposites (but complementary) on the colour wheel, and when we researched what each meant, we were like little kids in a candy shop! Who gets giddy about the littlest of details? We do!
Blue is considered calming, tranquil, instilling confidence. Think of the peaceful sounds of water, whether it’s ocean waves or a little brook. They lull us, soothe us into a state of oblivion. Okay, maybe that is taking it too far, but it drives home the point we want to make. When something is repetitive and becomes habit, it lulls our senses and can cause us to be unaware of what is lurking around the corner. If we repeat an internal thought to ourselves, or are told something often enough, eventually we will calmly, unknowingly, accept it as truth.
Orange on the other hand, is vibrant and is considered to be the colour of courage! It’s kind of like a wake up call and a jolt of energy all at once. It’s got that you-can-do-it, you’re alive and well, appeal to it. Orange can’t be ignored and is not subtle. It’s upbeat, projects a sense of optimism and must be noticed.
In surrounding the muddled blue of the lies we’ve come to accept, the orange circles remind us that we have control over what happens next and they encompass those stories with truth and vibrancy, little by little, layer by layer.
When truth is given the opportunity to re-frame our thoughts and beliefs, the possibilities are endless. It’s time to let courage be the message you hear, the banner you uphold and the belief you honour and surround yourself with.