Spirit paints rainbows
Missed by those who would not see
With eyes of their heart
I would have missed it had I not looked around and taken the whole of the experience in with all of my senses. To the south the sky was crystal blue and the sun shone brightly. But over my shoulder, I felt the faintest drop of rain. I turned to the east and large puffy clouds were gathering – a convention in the sky. My eyes wandered north and I could see more rain, and then I caught a glimpse of color.
I was not sure I had seen anything, so I studied the canvas in the sky and to my delight Spirit painted perfection before my very eyes. In all her glory my surprise rainbow appeared and the depth of her beauty radiated out to those who would see her. It was almost as if she was painted just for me, as no one else seemed to notice her.
I wanted to share this beauty so I told the 30 or so people who were all facing south, “Look! There’s a rainbow!” They started to turn as I got my camera ready and took aim. I watched her disintegrate into the ether of the sky. I pressed the button on my camera as the crowd moaned and groaned, somewhat annoyed I had disturbed them.
I couldn’t tell what my photo looked like in the outdoor sun and had completely forgotten about it until today. I opened my photo gallery and there she was! Just before she exited the canvas in the sky, she let me capture a portion of her beauty.
It made me think about how excited I get when I am touched by Spirit and I learn a lesson based in the love of Creation. I run around and jump for joy and try to get everyone to “see” it. But many times I am met with the same blank stares as when my surprise rainbow appeared to shine only for me.
I am reminded that I don’t need confirmation of the way my soul is touched, and that I can’t force another soul to feel, or think, or see what I do. While we are all on this journey, and we are all connected, we all walk at our own pace and this is not a race!
I can’t walk the walk for another, this walk is mine. And while I am thrilled to come upon another soul who is walking the same pace, I can’t force anyone to walk at mine.
But, knowing myself as I do, I’ve a feeling that I will always get excited when Spirit paints rainbows, and I will always jump for joy and try to get others to look!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING, FRIENDS!!