Sunday, May 2, 2010



Colors of the Rainbow and Their Meaning:
As a child, I often remember getting the jitters as far as remembering the colors of the rainbow was concerned. An easy way to remember it was memorizing the term VIBGYOR. This helped one to remember the colors of the rainbow in order.

Violet is a combination of the colors red and blue. This is the highest and the subtlest specialization of light. This is because it is at the opposite end of the red color. This color is viewed as the completion as well as the beginning of the energy vibration. Different shades of violet have varied meanings. A deep purple symbolizes high spiritual attainment and a pale shade symbolizes love for humanity. The shade violet brings about a stabilizing factor to the frenzied shades of red.

The color indigo means infinity. It also symbolizes wisdom and self-mastery. The indigo color is known to be the bridge between the finite and the infinite.

Blue is known as the color of divinity. This is the color of the open skies and the oceans. Using the color blue in our daily lives is said to bring about a peace and understanding. This color also helps to soothe and relax.

The color green is formed with the merging of yellow and blue. Therefore, this is located in the center of the spectrum. The color green, symbolizes harmony, balance, growth and good health.

The color yellow is vibrant in itself being close to the color of the sun. This is known to be full of energy. Yellow also means something bright and happy and the usage of this color is know to bring about a proper clarity of thought in a persons mind and also improve the decision making skills.

The color, orange is a combination of red and yellow. This is not as fiery as red and but symbolizes a lot of energy and wisdom as well. Although dynamic, the color orange is more thoughtful and controlled. This color can increase the creativity of the person and bring about equilibrium in life.

This is the color of energy and enthusiasm. This is also the color with the longest wavelength. Red symbolizes passion, energy, vibrancy and success.

If tomorrow morning the sky falls...have clouds for breakfast. If you have butterflies in your stomach...ask them into your heart."

And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.

When it looked like the sun wasn't going to shine any more, there's a rainbow in the clouds,
Maya Angelou
The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears. John Vance

How The Birds Got Their Colours

Back in the Dreamtime (Alcheringa) all the bird tribes were the same colour, and that was black.

One day the Peaceful Dove caught his foot on a sharp prong of wood on a broken off tree branch. The Dove called out piteously for help, and all the other bird tribes heard his cry and came to the place where the Dove lay. The Dove was in great pain and his foot had swollen up.

The other birds gathered and provided shelter for him with their wings. Some brought water for him to drink and some bathed his foot with water. All except Crow, who was in a bad mood and was angered by the attention the other birds were giving the liitle Dove.

Crow harangued the other birds and told them that they were wasting their time, the Peaceful Dove was done for. And indeed the foot was festering and swelling more all the time. But the other birds paid the Crow no heed, and finally they had had enough of him and chased him away.

Then the Galah had an idea. She rushed forward and bit the Dove’s swollen foot with her sharp, hooked beak. The Dove cried out in pain and a myriad of colours, all the colours in nature flowed out of the Dove’s foot and splashed all over every bird gathered ‘round.

Some got only a little colour, and some got one or two colours only. Some were splashed with many colours, and the Rainbow Lorikeet was splashed with a so much colour that he looked like the rainbow itself!

The Galah was splashed with rosey rink and grey, and the little Peaceful Dove was almost drained of colour till he was a light mottled grey-brown.

And so it was that all the bird tribes got their beautiful coloured plumage, except for the selfish, bad-tempered Crow who remains in his original black to this day.


For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.” Judy Garland

If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito. ~ Unknown

Having two ears and one tongue, we should listen twice as much as we speak.

A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out. Grace Pulpit

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.~Albert Einstein

A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself: Jim Morrison

You don’t love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not" ~ Jodi Picoult

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment: Leo Buscaglia

We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.” Paulo Coelho

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. Mother Theresea

Where there is love there is life. ~ Gandhi

Don't keep a man guessing too long - he's sure to find the answer somewhere else. ~ Mae West

Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyways.

" God works in mysterious ways in order to remain anonymous..." Journey