"Mac's" COLOR TEST to test your personal balance of mind, body
and spirit. A balance of these three is said to be a key to personal happiness
My personal belief system is based on seeing life in threes. As MIND +
BODY + SPIRIT - and then the Trinity in Christian doctrines - and the
three primary colors of red, yellow, and blue.
For the purposes of this "TEST" and to better understand yourself
and where you are NOW the color RED represents physical energies. RED
would be: exercise; physical labor; hard work; staying fit and in good
shape; matters of the body and health.
YELLOW represents mental energies. Yellow here is: intellectual endeavors;
writing; education; learning and teaching; all study and scholarly pursuits.
BLUE here is spiritual and emotional aspects of human reality. Blue is
spirituality and religion; and as that song says "Love is blue".
Think of RED as tied to LUST and RAGE and waving a red flag at a bull
and "red light" districts. Yellow light bulbs in cartoons are
symbolic of a guy getting a bright idea. Blue is being "blue"
for emotional sadness or the depression of a blue "funk" - and
as noted "love is blue".
To be happier and to live a far more blissful human life - we all need
a good balance of body, mind, and spirit or of the red, yellow and blue
energies. The strongest geometric shape is the equilateral triangle which
has three sides - all of equal length. Most humans are "trapezoids"
- with three sides of various different lengths.
The KEY is a balance and body, mind and spirit - or here of red, yellow
and blue - the physical, mental and spiritual energies.
SO take "MAC'S COLOR TEST which I developed many years ago when the
"New Age" was so much in vogue. Go with your first hunches -
this is not a TEST really - just a quick sketch of where you are now -
A TEST OF NINE QUESTIONS - The Best Score is 3 RED, 3 YELLOW and 3 BLUE!
1. If you met DOROTHY on the Yellow Brick Road to OZ - who could
TODAY help you most?
a. The LION - help you with COURAGE.
b. The Scarecrow - help you with a BRAIN.
c. The Tinman - help you to get a HEART.
2. TODAY what are you most worried about?
a. My body and my health.
b. My mind and mental functioning.
c. My heart and soul - emotional well-being.
3. TODAY what fruit of the spirit do you feel MOST blessed with in
your daily life?
a. Peace, quiet, and a sense of serenity.
b. Joy - happy going about my daily life.
c. Love - I feel loved, cherished, accepted.
4. IF I were to offer you ONE TICKET for just you - worth $500 - which
would you take?
a. Front row seat at an exciting sports event.
b. Seat at a BRILLIANT lecture of an expert!
c. A reading with a gifted psychic or medium.
5. TODAY what are you most concerned over?
a. Being and/or becoming HEALTHY.
b. Being and/or becoming WEALTHY.
c. Being and/or becoming WISE.
6. This LIFE which is your strongest spiritual quality that helps you
onward and upward?
7. TODAY what is working for you to help you get what YOU really want
out of life?
a. BACKBONE - lots of hard work - labor.
b. JAWBONE - talking it up - communication.
c. WISHBONE - passive - letting it happen.
8. There are 3 aspects of the DIVINE - which to YOU is MOST IMPORTANT
9. Right now - today - your favorite COLOR?
GRADE YOUR TEST - do not sneak a peek at the answers - there are no right
or wrong answers. ALL ARE CORRECT answers - what we are seeking is for
a better balance in our lives of body, mind and sprit.
So GRADES = the (a) answers are RED; the (b) answers are YELLOW; and (c)
answers are BLUE. Total up your color scores now.
The ideal is 3 of each - only about ten percent of people who take this
test - score 3-3-3.
IF YOU DID SO - fantastic! Congratulations!
The vast majority score 4-3-2 - where just one area needs some attention
- more fine-tuning than a cause for any concern. If you scored 4-3-2 -
look at your answers and see if there is one of the FOUR answers you could
easily replace with a TWO answer - easing up on the area that got FOUR
- more focus on the TWO area.
A minority score 5-3-1 or worse 6 or 7 of one color. If you have such
a massive imbalance where one color is so overly prominent there
is cause for concern. But for most people it is just a matter of fine-tuning
and some minor adjustments and a redirection of your focus and your energies.
Just some brief tips and pointers would be:
IF YOU HAD TOO MUCH BLUE: get more exercise; get out more; socialize;
take a class; consider a support group; get moving. Get out of yourself
- realize other folks have problems too. Try to share your own burdens
but in a constructive way. It is time to work on SOLUTIONS and not keep
rehearsing your problems again and again. Soon too much blue can drive
loved ones from you!
IF YOU HAD TOO MUCH RED: slow down; relax; get a massage; take a long
hot bath; consider a vacation; even naps can be nice; a nice leisurely
walk or stroll can be relaxing; treat yourself to a good book; maybe take
a class or take up a relaxing hobby. Try not to compete so much.
Life is not a RACE. High RED can be a sign of a work-a-holic. Try to reduce
stress in your life. Rome was not built in a day and few of us are Julius
Caesars born again to conquer, rule Rome.
IF YOU HAD TOO MUCH YELLOW: try not to OVER THINK or OVER-ANALYZE life,
the world, your job, other people. Sometimes it is wise to just let go
and not try to control everything. Other people can help - you are not
indispensable. Shared burdens are cut down to a more manageable size.
RELAX. Try not to be too judgmental and overly critical of others as well
The area of concern is when you only have ONE OR TWO of one color - one
ONLY ONE OR TWO YELLOWS: You are treating life as a CHECKERS GAME and
others around you - at work and at home may be playing CHESS while you
act as if it were a simple checkers game. Think out the moves - the days,
weeks and years ahead. PLAN MORE. Take a class or a course of study that
will help you reach your goals. GOD helps those who help themselves. SOME
PLANNING and GOAL SETTING is very helpful to all of us in today's world.
ONLY ONE OR TWO BLUES: Be kinder to yourself and to others. Don't be such
a harsh judge and jury of yourself and others. Walk a mile in their boots!
How about relaxing - enjoy some mellow music. How about some sort of spiritual
study or pursuit - even a nice walk in the woods or mountains or the beach!
How about even a nice dog or pet - YOUR own man's best friend. Consider
meditation or yoga - even just a hot tub and massage. Gardening and nature
are a real help here.
ONLY ONE OR TWO REDS: Get moving - how about some more exercise - even
if just some brisk walking or taking the stairs at work between floors
or on the way out each day. SPORTS - play with the kids or join the Y
for some basketball or take up golf or swimming. DO SOMETHING physical.
Even MORE sex is good exercise. ACTION is often required of folks low
on red energies. Face up to your fears - try to deal with them.
Life CAN BE VERY COMPLEX - this is a simple "TEST"
of sorts and you are changing all the time. Your results today may NOT
be your results in the future. BUT the goal is for a better balance
that leads to greater personal bliss and happiness.
TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF. If you are HAPPY it rubs off on others. If you
are in greater balance you set a better example for your friends, your
family and colleagues.
Share this TEST with others - those who you believe might benefit from
it. NO NEED to tell them where you saw it. I spoke for many years across
the USA at "New Age Expo's" and this test was printed and circulated
quite widely. I am just dusting if off here for our MEMBERSHIP in hopes
that it may help some of our members and our friends.
REMEMBER the Bi MEN NETWORK is all about: "Life, Liberty and the
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Best Wishes & Big Hugs,
Stewart ("Mac") McCloud
Founder & Lead Moderator
The Bi MEN NETWORK
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