I learned something awesome that I didn’t know yesterday, something that a student shared with me. The infrared band of the electromagnetic spectrum was discovered in 1800. The really cool thing is that Herschel, who discovered it, was testing the temperature of the visible spectrum of the colors of the rainbow as sunlight was refracted through a glass prism. He put a thermometer just outside the red band, and he was shocked at the temp spike. Discovery!
I happen to believe that the vibrations that comprise each visible color are resident in each of us, which is the basis of the yoga belief in our seven energy centers called chakras, each one corresponding to a color of the rainbow. Somewhat technical here, but I want you to get the point I’m going to make.
I think that when we know Self and determine a life purpose, then that purpose acts like our personal prism, refracting the light of our hearts and souls so that all may see. Those colors and qualities associated with each one can be made visible to others by our daily actions — if we are moving along the lines of our life purpose. Then, though, there is something more.
Those vibrations that are not visible send out vibrations characteristic of an energy that is infused and suffused through everything we do. When people say things like “She’s always so caring,” “He always has the right words,” “She loves everything she does.” Those statements describe an almost indefinable, overall characteristic that is the spirit that drives daily actions. It’s a thing of joy, and others notice it.
Louis Armstrong even sang about this concept of our vibrational selves. Yep, he did! “The colors of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky, / Are also on the faces of people going by.”
I love seeing the multi-colored, vibrational depths of those around me. Sometimes, though, they don’t see the possibilities for themselves. I saw it in my students when in I taught, and I am thrilled when I see how some of them are refracting the light of their beautiful hearts.
If you haven’t discovered the prism of your life purpose yet, no worries. It’s not hard; just let the light of your heart define it for you.
“And I think to myself / What a wonderful world.”
Questions to consider:
How many times have you asked yourself or simply thought about the following questions?
Who am I, really?
What is my truth?
How do my actions reveal what I really feel and believe?
What would I do with my life if I could do anything?
What is my passion?
Why am I here?
How can I discover answers to any of these questions?
If you have considered any of these questions, I hope that my experiences and writing will give you some guidance. Please read my blog and comment and share your thoughts. I would love to hear from you!