We've had some rain recently...I think the rainy season has started. I captured a rainbow here, early one morning, just at sunrise.
What a wonderful way to greet the Sun! It peeked through the mist, dispelling the Rain, to the sound of water dripping off the leaves of the Trees.
In my research, I find that one can only see Rainbow with Sun behind one. And that it is impossible to walk under Rainbow.
Legends tell Rainbow's story in differing ways. Some African tribes feel a Rainbow foreshadows bad luck, because it will stop the rain, which was needed for crops.
Rainbows bring light into the darkness, grounding negativity. It's the symbol of Iris, the Messenger of the Gods. Rainbows bring a sense of joy and energy...Rainbows bring hope.
It was needed that dark morning. Sometimes all the little troubles in life join up and become one huge, menacing, black ball. And it colours the surrounding world into a dull, troubled place.
One where I forget there is light...and hope.
Rainbow reminded me. I watched the ribbons of colour shoot across the sky, and my heart lifted. I remembered just in time, that morning, the very great gratitude I feel about where I am today.
I felt the energy that Rainbow sends. It flowed through me until a smile replaced the frown, the anxiety and fear I felt was displaced with peace. I could feel myself become grounded and balanced. My emotional, spiritual, mental and physical bodies, when I applied the balance meter, were aligned at that moment...and the serenity I strive for appeared.
It is reminders like these that I need in my life...far too often, for my liking, I forget the light that shines. I don't see it, I feel closed off.
But there are always messages from Spirit that arrive in my deepest, darkest communion with my negative self. Sometimes, the messenger brings just a small pinprick of light, which grows, finally glowing steadily, if I focus hard on it.
Rainbow's message of hope was a big one for me that morning, bright and unforgett- able. What might have been a sad, fearful day turned into one of joy and peace.
I don't think I could ask for anything better than that.