LIFE - THE COLOR OF THE RAINBOW
Yesterday was Earth Day and Dan and I celebrated by doing our regular three-mile walk. Just stop and feel the fresh air across your face and the tree leaves waving in the wind, while the birds singing a tune.
I know I have taken my surroundings around me for granted. As I feel all these feelings, I add color to the masterpiece of nature. Go out and hug a tree.
Its been 38th days of hunkering down for me and Dan. I think we are getting use to ordering on line, using zoom, face time, what app, using Kroger app and having everything delivered to us. Dan likes to go to the front door and picking up the boxes and guess what it is.
Color is a very important part of my passion. The whole idea of mixing the art of color with the journey of one’s life is to interact with the beauty that surrounds us while creating your own masterpiece. Colors can set a mood, attract attention, or make a statement. You can apply color to energize, or to cool down. By selecting the right color scheme, we create an ambiance of elegance, warmth or tranquility. And convey an image of playful youthfulness. Color can be your most powerful design factor if you learn to use it effectively. I sense that if you understand what the colors represent you will be able to relate to them when you close your eyes and imagine from time to time your path.
I’m not an expert on color, but I enjoy working with it and am amazed how it can change the way we view different things. In the book I wrote, My Journey of Completion – Body, Heat & Soul – Enjoying Life While Managing Cancer; I expressed how important color relates to one’s life.
The first signs of color were addressed in the Bible. The rainbow is a beautiful natural phenomenon; knowing the significance of each of the colors of the rainbow makes it even more beautiful. While Nature or God has created this glorious natural phenomenon; philosophers have given a meaning to its colors.
Every rainbow has seven colors beginning with red and ending with violet or purple. The order of these colors is Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet.
In understanding the rainbow and the colors it stems from the Bible. We cannot talk about the significance of colors of the rainbow without mentioning the Bible. It is believed that “rainbow is a sign from the Almighty that we are not forgotten”. It is mentioned in the story of Noah’s Ark; after God appeared before Noah following the flood, there was a beautiful rainbow in the sky signifying his Glory and Power as well as His Covenant.
In the Bible, Rainbow is mentioned in The Genesis, The Revelation and also Book of Ezekiel.
In Genesis, it is described as a sign of God’s Mercy as well as the pact/covenant He made with Noah that such a flood would not be sent again.
In Ezekiel 1:26-28, colors of the rainbow are compared to the glory of God while in Revelation; Apostle John compares the rainbow colors to the glory or power of God.
Noah teaches Mankind the Seven Basic rules to adhere to conforming to the Seven Colors of The Rainbow:
Thou shall not worship Idols
Thou shall not Blaspheme
Thou shall not murder
Thou shall not have immoral relationships
Thou shall not steal
Thou shall Respect all Living Creatures
Thou Shall Set up Courts of Law
These are termed as Noahide Laws and the seven colors of the rainbow remind us of our obligation to them.
Another important term related to the colors of the rainbow is Angel Colors. Devout Christians use these to focus on their Prayers to the Lord. Like the seven rainbow colors, there are seven Angel colors. Some gifted people with ‘sight’ do not just see the refracted light in the rainbow colors but another metaphysical system which they believe to be Angels sent to Earth to guide us. These are actually similar to the concept of Chakra and Aura colors, which we have discussed before.
The Seven Angel colors include:
Blue- Angel Michael (the leader of all angels). Also denotes Spirituality
Yellow- Angel Jophiel (Thoughts/Wisdom)
Pink- Angel Chamuel- ( relationships)
White- Angel Gabriel ( revelation)
Green- Angel Raphael (healing)
Red- Angel Uriel ( wisdom/energy)
Purple- Angel Zadkeil (angel of Mercy).
Today, a great deal of research has been done on colors. Colors play an important role in our lives. Different colors symbolize different personalities, and also affect our moods differently. The seven colors of rainbow are also linked to seven chakra colors, seven day of the week, the colors of the Auras and so on. People use crystals, gems and other items in seven colors of the rainbow for attaining spirituality, good health, and wisdom.
Let us revisit the seven colors of the rainbow and what each one represents:
Red– This is the first color of the rainbow from top. Red signifies passion, vitality, enthusiasm and security. It is the light with the longest wavelength.
Orange– This light or color is a combination of yellow and red. It is a dynamic color representing creativity, practicality, playfulness as well as equilibrium or control.
Yellow– This is the color of the sunshine itself. It represents clarity of thought, wisdom, orderliness and energy.
Green– This is the middle color of the rainbow and denotes fertility, growth, balance, health and wealth.
Blue– This the fifth color of the rainbow which makes us think of the Unknown. The sky and the wide oceans are in this color and hence it has been associated with Spirituality and Divinity.
Indigo– It is believed that where Blue is calming, Indigo is sedating. Indigo is mystical as it bridges the Gap between Finite and Infinite. Indigo colored gem stones are often used for spiritual attainment, psychic abilities, self-awareness and enhancement of Intuition.
Violet– The last color of the rainbow is a mix of red and blue. It is considered the highest element of spirituality. It can ignite one’s imagination and be an inspiration to artists. Dark tones of violet are associated with sorrow. Deeper shades of violet or purple denote high spiritual mastery.
Life throws challenges and every challenge comes with rainbows and lights to conquer it.
Life Throws Us Challenges
“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain.” — Dolly Parton
“When God puts tears in your eyes, it’s because He wants to put a rainbow in your heart.” — Unknown
“Life throws challenges and every challenge comes with rainbows and lights to conquer it.” ― Amit Ray
RAINBOW Stand Up POPUP Card - DIY Tutorial by Paper Folds
The Video Tutorials on craft, art hosted by Paper Folds is useful for special occasions, events, Holidays and Festivals. The models can be designed and crafted for giving gifts, decorating and as a hobby / learning. We can use this inexpensive art for Birthdays & Weddings, Special days like Valentine’s day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Teacher's day, Children's day and many festivals. The paper dimensions used are for demonstration, you can alter the size as per your need.
I just uploaded an app for a personal project, that turns a picture into a coloring drawing. Save to your desk top and then print out for your children to color.
Until tomorrow, stay strong, life is hard but believe that there’s always a rainbow after every storm.