There may not be a pot of gold in the literal sense, but rainbows symbolize opportunities to be healthier, happier, and more complete. In Native American culture some tribes believe the
rainbow is a bridge between the spiritual and human world; Buddhists believe the seven colors represent the seven continents. In Irish culture a rainbow is synonymous with a pot of gold; and in the Polish culture the pots of gold are a gift from angels. Christians believe that the rainbow is a sign from God that the world will not be destroyed by a flood again and in the book of Revelations it is a sign of the second coming of Jesus.
I believe there are seven lessons to be learned from a rainbow. My thanks to www.colorpsychology .org and Dr. Jennifer Kunst for her article "Seven Strategies To Truly Be Here Now."
RED is the first color of a rainbow. It has the highest wavelength with each subsequent color
decreasing in wavelength. In Christianity this arc corresponds to Archangel Uriel which
represents wisdom and energy. In modern day Buddhism and Hinduism the red arc
corresponds with the base chakra, which is the first chakra that connects a human to the
#1. Turn toward reality. Don't turn away from life, but towards it.
ORANGE represents creativity and the ability to enjoy oneself. It is the second chakra which
is associated with fertility, sexuality, and creativity.
#2 Embrace your life as it is rather than as you wish it to be.
YELLOW is associated with Archangel Jophiel which represents the brilliance of wisdom and
thoughts. According to the chakra beliefs of Buddhists and Hindus, it is the seat
man's ego and personal power.
#3 Take your time.Slow, disciplined, incremental growth is the kind
of approach that leads to lasting change.
GREEN is the fourth color and represents health, wealth, and love. It is where love is given
#4 Practice gratitude; it is a recipe for emotional health and well-being.
BLUE is the fifth color and is associated with Archangel Michael who represents spirituality.
Within the chakra belief system it is in the throat area and is where the ability to
speak with purity resides.
#5 Stay close to your feelings, even the painful ones. We need our feelings to
find satisfaction, meaning, and pleasure in life.
INDIGO represents the bridge between the conscious and subconscious. It is called the
third eye in Buddhism and Hinduism; the ability to see the unseen on the
#6 Accept success and failure as part of life's journey. We are all learning.
No one gets it right every time. A more compassionate attitude towards
ourselves only helps us grow.
VIOLET is the final color and has the lowest wavelength. It is a mixture of red and blue and
represents mercy. It is the highest chakra point where human consciousness
connects with the Divine.
#7 Tend to your loving relationships. These relationships don't just happen
magically; they grow and are sustained through attentive care and
sometimes hard work.
Thank you for visiting this blog today. I welcome your thoughts and comments.