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By Katt

I was sure we had a beautiful post somewhere about Rainbows, but I can't seem to find it. Last night I saw the most amazing double rainbow, and while I have some general knowledge about rainbows, I was hoping to read more. Can anyone share a bit with me about what rainbows mean to you? Thanks!

I've always seen them as a promise that things are taking a turn for the better, the air is clear and there's a prism of light and color to it. Years ago a friend gave me a plaque that reads: "Without the rain there can be no rainbows" at a time when I was going through a very rough period. They also signify unity and community to me in the sense that we are all One. Each time I see one I think of the Rainbow Tribe, and the path I serve, a bridge to and from Spirit. *Soft smile*

I assume from that thread that rainbows, in your view, bring blessings...? What kind and how do they do that? I was taught that the rainbow is what "god" (who doesn't exist in my world) put in the sky as a sign after the flood destroyed everything except for the people and animals who were with Noah in the arc he felt compelled to build. But I need to scratch all that ~ what a fairytale! So, I am interested in knowing what you guys think rainbows are, why they are, and whatnot. I have not seen one in a while. And they are not only in the sky either... I saw one in an oil-slick in the street one day a few years ago.... Does that mean anything?

I saw the most incredible double rainbow myself just a couple of days ago. I thought it to be a sign, but never thought to ask about it - glad someone did! It was so amazing. We were on our way out the door, and I took a look out our window as I always do before leaving, cause the view always fills me with awe ... and there I saw this double rainbow. The girls were yelling "Come on Mom", the husband was waiting in the car ... and here I couldn't move from the site before me. I felt like a magnet stuck to that spot! I took pictures with the digital camera, but they just could not do it justice. The colors were so vibrant, just incredible. I've never seen anything like it before, and the beautiful memory remains. Just wanted to share.....

Sister Cyber,

“I have not seen one in a while. And they are not only in the sky either... I saw one in an oil-slick in the street one day a few years ago.... Does that mean anything?”

You remember this - and therefore it meant something for you. What did *you* feel - what do you feel *now* remembering it? This is your very personal and beautiful way to connect with your own inner experiences - what does it mean for you? (This is how we all started - this is how we go on - what does this mean for me? It is not that someone will tell us what this "should" mean for us - there is the free will, there is each single person that is to be honored to get things in his/her very own way. As you are to be honored to get your experiences in your very own way. Even if others share with us their opinion - it is us to work with it in order to integrate it in our own life...) Please let me say that for me there is no difference: If I see a rainbow/rainbow colors - whether it is in the sky, in oil on water, in mud, on a piece of paper - it all can hold a deep meaning for me. I am happy for you that you could even see a rainbow in oil... This is a gift... To see Beauty in "daily" things...

Sister Cyber, I'm not sure how to answer your question. I've been going through a very rough time in my life, and I'm hoping that seeing the rainbows, coupled with other signs last night, signify the beginning of something more harmonious. I certainly feel more at peace today. Maybe the blessing, at least for me, is that of hope? I know that if a person were to get technical, a rainbow of any sort is nothing more than light refraction. But you have to be in the right spot at the right time and the right angle to be able to see one. And how beautiful it is to see, whether it's in the sky, a raindrop or an oil stain. SacredGarden, how wonderful! They are riveting, aren't they?

Hope is what they've always meant for me Katt. I'm sure they happen whether I'm there to see them or not so, if I happen to be in the right place at the right time to see them, they do mean something.. usually hope. Sometimes though, honestly - I have to open up and listen to them. Then there may be a message or there may just be music. Either way, I always feel happy and warm - whether I understand why or not.

Katt, thank you for sharing your beautiful experience... I remember a double rainbow when I was on a trip to the South of Germany - for me it was a sign of being taken care of - I needed this sign so much...

Squeak! I found information in another thread as follows:

As I came out of work tonight, I turned the wrong way out of the gates and there in front of me was the most vivid rainbow I had ever seen - all the colors of the Chakras in deep rich tones. Then, as I looked again, I saw a second rainbow - above and to the left of the main one - just the end of it as it came down to earth - about a quarter the length of the main rainbow. I stopped the car and just looked for a moment...

The streets near were I work are all one way systems so I had to do a couple of lefts to get to the direction I should have been going when I came out of the office - and then a couple of rights out of the estate the office is on. By the time I got back to facing the rainbow again a couple of minutes later - and from a position about a half mile from, but parallel to the road outside the office, the second rainbow could not be seen.

Something made me take that wrong turn to see the double rainbow as I would not have seen it otherwise... So, does a double rainbow mean anything? Can't help feeling that it is a sign in some way!

Double the blessing. *Smiles* And alignment of the energies putting them in balance to bring it through.

“In a double rainbow the outside ring, called the secondary rainbow is the mirror image of the inside ring or primary rainbow. The secondary rainbow's light simply comes from the bottom of the raindrops, the primary, from the top. Because raindrops are kinda warped on the bottom as they fall, secondary rainbows only come from tiny raindrops that don't fall as fast. So, if it's raining hard, only look for one rainbow, but if it's just misting (in?) the sunlight you might see two or even three rainbows at once.”

(I hope that this link functions: www.weathernotebook.org/t...1/10.html) (This link no longer works)
Some more information: www.free-definition.com/Rainbow.html
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Wolfie, may be the deep inside view may unfold for yourself...I once saw a beautiful double rainbow - and it held a very personal information for me. May be there is some personal information for you, too... May be you want to meditate about the double rainbow and ask for the message... WolfSpirit:

Cinn, maybe this is a sign to hold on in there at the moment - over the last two or three weeks things have been a little "squishy" is the only word I can use - feeling "out of sorts" again after a period of clarity and positivity. Star* Thanks for the links! Meditating on the rainbow sounds like a plan! Strange things are happening right now...I feel that there is something in this - I never take that turn when I come out of work, so I was compelled to do that for a reason!

Cinn, Well you've said it twice now, so point heard and understood! I seem to need that reassurance right now! I am trying to make change in the physical but getting nowhere fast over the last couple of weeks - maybe I am trying too hard - I was told to stop on one thing (the house move) after three or four weekends of constant house-hunting! I was told that the house would come to me - and I understand that one...but work is creating a little bit of stress right now as there are big decisions others would like me to make that I am not ready to make, so am fending off a little bit of other's fear in that respect right now! Add that to relationship stuff coming forward.....but the latter I am letting take its own course (Wolfie is finally learning!)!LOL! So I will take the rainbow as a sign that everything is on course, and in its right place and time! Thanks Cinn.

Hi, Wolfie - Blessings to you in your cycles of changes. Your rainbow post brought to mind a sweet blessing I received. Right after my mother's funeral in 1996, my husband, my grown daughter and I were in our front yard after coming home from her funeral and there was the most beautiful, beautiful, rainbow in the sky. Right then and there, my daughter, who was grieving too, put her arm around my shoulder and sang me this song, The Rainbow Connection... Here are the words - I, too, think it was a blessing for you to see *your* double rainbow.

Written by Paul Williams and used by Kermit the Frog, of The Muppets, Jim Henson Productions
Why are there so many songs about rainbows
And what's on the other side?
Rainbows are visions, but only illusions,
And rainbows have nothing to hide.
So we've been told and some choose to believe it
I know they're wrong, wait and see.
Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection,
The lovers, the dreamers and me.

Who said that every wish would be heard and answered when wished on the morning star?
Somebody thought of that and someone believed it, and look what it's done so far.
What's so amazing that keeps us stargazing? And what do we think we might see?
Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection, the lovers, the dreamers and me.

All of us under its spell, we know that it's probably magic....
Have you been half asleep and have you heard voices?
I've heard them calling my name.
Is this the sweet sound that calls the young sailors?
The voice might be one and the same.
I've heard it too many times to ignore it.
It's something that I'm supposed to be.
Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection, the lovers, the dreamers and me.

La, la la, La, la la la, La Laa, la la, La, La la laaaaaaa

All we need is faith and trust...and just a little pixie dust :)

Minna - thanks for posting that song!! It's one of my all-time favorites, preferably sung by the green one himself, Mr. Kermit the Frog!!! Also, since my Dad passed on in 1984 I've always seen rainbows as him sending me a smile :-)... Cinn...funny but as I was reading Wolf Spirit's initial posting...first thought that came to mind was "Double the Blessings"! And I hadn't even read yours yet....!!!! I have a picture of a double rainbow from when I lived in CO...if SEDD will shrink it (wink wink, nudge nudge* LOL) perhaps we can post it somewhere so everyone can see it! *walks away with a soft smile, humming the song and seeing a small green frog on a log singing...*

HEY I have that album LOL! (for those who don't know what an 'album' is... it's a flat vinyl disk that us dinosaurs used to play on something called a turntable. It made music!) It's one of the best the muppets ever did as a collective. The reprise of that song at the end of the album had slightly different words that may just be of significance? Why are there so many, songs about rainbows that's part of what rainbows do Rainbow are memories, sweet dream reminders what is it you'd like to do? All of us watching and wishing we'd find it. I noticed you're watching to. Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection The lovers the dreamers and... (well, there's instrumental here cause the set starts to fall apart LOL due to that really big muppet who's name escapes me at the moment, crashing the set.. then they start singing again in the rubble of what once had been a pretty set) "Life's like a movie write your own ending keep believing keep pretending we did just what we set out to do Thanks to the lovers the dreamers and you."

"Life's like a movie write your own ending keep believing keep pretending we did just what we set out to do Thanks to the lovers the dreamers and you." Two strange things just happened for me. I came back to read this post and found SEDD's extra words (above). They really hit home as they fitted as a perfect reply to something that has been worrying me this evening. So I copied them down to paste into a notepad so I could keep them. And somehow, whilst I was getting ready to reply here with a thanks for them, I managed to paste and post the words by themselves! I had to use the EDIT to write all of this. How strange.. but nice!

Have you been half asleep and have you heard voices?
I've heard them calling my name.
Is this the sweet sound that calls the young sailors?
The voice might be one and the same.
I've heard it too many times to ignore it.
It's something that I'm supposed to be.

I read those lyrics and thought about my childhood- I used to sing this song all the time as a child. It's a favorite song of both my hubby and me...I have all the Muppet Shows on tape...and we just got the Muppet Movie on DVD. I can be such a dork. But, those words hold deep meaning for me right now. I think of my grandpa who used to sing it with me. I got the name "The Calling" which is the name of the Priestess Process I teach from that very verse. *Happy Tears* Thanks for the memory..

Mouse, thanks for finding that, I tried a search in the archives and didn't turn up anything. My detective skills are terrible.

My late husband told me he would try to send me a sign back that he was Ok, he passed of cancer and so we had time to talk about these things. The day he passed the undertaker took him away and many people stayed with me. About an hour later I was called outside to look at something, it was a massive complete double rainbow, so strong I expected a third bow to appear. The strange thing was it wasn't raining at all, (MN in August) and it stayed beautiful and strong for ages, we called others to come out to look at it, and still it stayed. We all stood just watching it and ohhing an ahhing, then we saw some birds fly (what looked like to us,) over it. I said there are the bluebirds flying over it. It was the 'Somewhere over the Rainbow ' song in real life so we could all see it. Everyone there said it was a sign from Chuck.

Now whenever I see a double rainbow I know it comes from him and he is saying, 'Hi here I am, watching over you. I am Ok up here way up high!' and I smile and sometimes wave, and know that he is there. My friends and family often send me photos of double rainbows, saying, 'I saw this and knew it was for you from Chuck.'

Double Rainbows mean Chuck's love to me


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