What do you think of when you see a rainbow? Do you admire its beauty? Do you think about the science and weather conditions that created it? Do you imagine that if you followed it you might find a pot of gold at the other end that you could use to create your dreams or be happy? As long as we see happiness as something that we find externally, we will never be happy. My intention is to see everything through internal eyes of joy, without judgment.
The double rainbow in the picture appeared in the middle of an early dinner as I was rushing around to get to a meeting. It reminded me that it’s okay to shift my direction in order to enjoy the beauty of a moment that will never come around again. I don’t have to attach to anything I do or view anything in my life, big or little, from a place of right, wrong, good or bad.
The rain, the clouds, and the rainbow don’t go away because they are judging what they are or should be doing. They go away simply because it is time for them to shift into something else. The difference between people and rainbows is that people have conscious control over their lives. However, like rainbows, it is much easier to shift my life into something else when I don’t judge where I’m at. I think about what I want to manifest and then focus on making it happen without attachment.
There’s an old zen story about a monk who jumps off a cliff as the only escape from the tiger chasing him. His fall is stopped by a vine which he is able to grab. Instead of giving up when two mice start chewing at the vine, he looks around and sees a strawberry growing out of the cliff. He picks it, eats it, and notices how sweet it is.
We can enjoy the moment of the rainbow or the strawberry as well as acting on what we want to change in our lives. Or we can focus on what isn’t working and let that continue to manifest.
If the monk had focused on falling to his death off the cliff, he wouldn’t have seen the vine. If he had focused on the mice chewing the vine, he wouldn’t have seen the strawberry. We all have a choice of where we want to focus our intention. The universe responds to our focus – if you focus on what you don’t want, that’s what manifests because you are visualizing the intention that you don’t want – the “not” part usually doesn’t come through clearly.
My most recent manifestation is a return to the Toltec pyramids of Teotihuacan near Mexico City. I’m looking forward to going there and having the opportunity to focus more on what else I want to manifest next. This is all manifesting for me because I have been focusing my energy on next steps in my life.
Think about what you want to manifest today as you look down the list of classes and services that Songbird is offering. How can we help? If you don’t see what you want, let us know. We’ll see if we can find someone to provide it. We look forward to seeing you soon.