Color Therapy • White

 
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The sea is part of OKRA's story. When I had to pick 4 colors for the Serpentine, it was unquestionable that the seashell would be one of them. It embodies the color white of the collection.

I'm forever grateful for the sea, for its turbelences and stillness. For the many lessons it has taught me.

While doing my research, I came across this script from The Book of Awakening by author Mark Nepo.

I’d like to share it with you today, hoping that it will move you too.

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THE SURFACE AND THE DEEP
by Mark Nepo

When under, remember the surface. When on the surface, remember the deep. When our days are turbulent and troubled, our challenge is to remember that the wave is not the sea. Though it pounds us, the pounding will pass. Though it tosses us about, the tossing will pass, if we don’t fight it.

Often our fear misleads us to stay in close to shore, when the safest place is in the deep, if we can get there. Any swimmer knows: Stay too close to the shore and you will be battered by the surf and undertow. We must swim our past the breakers if we are to know the hammock of the deep. Stay on land or make it to the deep. It is the in-between that kills.

Meditate:

• Sit quietly and practice entering the deep

• Imagine each breath is a stroke.

• Breathe slowly and stroke your way past all distraction.

• When you feel the swell of life around you, simply drift...

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Below is a collection of imagery of the color white for Serpentine - Mother of Pearl.

Image via @vaux_shop

Image via @vaux_shop

Mother of Pearl collection in Mauritius

Mother of Pearl collection in Mauritius

Tropical embroidery

Tropical embroidery

Portrait Vessel via Somme Studio

Portrait Vessel via Somme Studio

Ellsworth Kelly, Circle Line 1951

Ellsworth Kelly, Circle Line 1951

Image via Pinterest

Image via Pinterest

Homemade raw coconut milk

Homemade raw coconut milk

Sea scape sorcery via Good Rest Studios

Sea scape sorcery via Good Rest Studios

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Beautiful lingerie by @_marieyat

Beautiful lingerie by @_marieyat

Photo by Eclair Vintage

Photo by Eclair Vintage

Photography by Monica Friese

Photography by Monica Friese

THE SURFACE AND THE DEEP
by Mark Nepo

Pearl rings by Danni Schwaag

Pearl rings by Danni Schwaag

Grace Bol shot by Txema Yeste

Grace Bol shot by Txema Yeste

Mother of Pearl dishes

Mother of Pearl dishes

Mother of pear fan in Bali

Mother of pear fan in Bali

"Umran Mosque" - Berber Architecture | Oasis town of Ghadames, Libya. Photography by Charles O. Cecil

"Umran Mosque" - Berber Architecture | Oasis town of Ghadames, Libya. Photography by Charles O. Cecil

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Via Goodrest Studios

Via Goodrest Studios

Image by Joel Meyerowitz, Longnook Beach, 1983

Image by Joel Meyerowitz, Longnook Beach, 1983

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The Mother of Pearls series from our new collection Serpentine

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