Recently, I heard a popular song that has a beautiful message. The song is “Rainbow” by Kacey Musgraves.
We have had an abundance of rain this year. It is unusual for us in Southern California. Our hills are filled with green grass and yellow mustard. It is lush and beautiful. We really needed the rain. I am so grateful for the moisture.
These days, I am rarely surprised when I see wet pavement in the morning. But still, I look forward to enjoying a warm, sunny day.
Our personal life can be compared to a day. Clouds, rain, cold, and sunshine may come and go. Our thoughts can pass like clouds on a beautiful spring day. Or we can get stuck in our self-recriminations or doubts.
When I am not feeling good about myself, I create the emotional atmosphere of my day. I create it with my attitude and my feelings. I create it by thinking about the past rather than living in the present moment. If my thoughts are fearful, my countenance changes to one of darkness. I may even describe myself as feeling stormy.
One of the ideas in the song and in life is that we can either notice what we are noticing, or we can stay stuck in a storm of our own making.
When I first heard the song “Rainbow,” I thought about singing this song to a good friend.
Then I thought about a good friend singing the song to me. Upon further reflection, I think this song is about my Spirit, or God, singing it to me. It is about that Holiest of Holies reminding you and me that wherever we are, and whatever is happening in our lives, that we are loved. That we are divinely connected to Source.
I think this is a lovely reminder that we have been given a beautiful symbol for hope — the rainbow. Not only have we all been given the same symbol, but also the reminder is to either look past the limiting thoughts or to look at the wonderful world in which we live.
What do you decide to see? Are you going to stay out in the same old storm or are you going to realize that you have always been guided, guarded and protected? The First Cause of all creation has made you and is keeping you safe. There has always been a rainbow over your head.