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Judging by the Rainbow...Your Blaze is Within

Updated: Apr 16, 2020

They say not all that glitters is gold. I say, not all that is subdued is bland. Sometimes your blaze is within.


A rainbow produces different colors, each emitting varying levels of energy. I was surprised to learn that when measured, the color red actually contains less energy than some of its partners on the spectrum. Just like the colors of a rainbow, we all come in different hues and spike different levels of energy and personalities. And just as the color of a rainbow, the vibrancy that radiates inside each individual may not be reflected on the outside. We are unique and mysterious.


While on the outside a person may seem dim in appearance, there could be vibrancy, strength and a firm sense of self on the inside. So, we shouldn't underestimate the timid colors. For example, Violet. In reading about color psychology, I learned that according to old Chakra beliefs, violet purifies our thoughts and feelings giving us inspiration in all undertakings. The violet energy connects us to our spiritual self, bringing guidance, wisdom and inner strength. The color enhances artistic talent and creativity.


I also learned that the rainbow color that radiates the most energy is, indeed, Violet. Red waves have a relatively long wavelength (700 nm range). And violet waves have a much shorter wavelength, about half of that. Because violet waves have the shortest wavelength of the visible light spectrum, they carry the most energy.


We can apply the rainbow to our people realm. For example, let's take job status or title. Some wear suit-and-tie and sit in the big office, while others push mops and clean toilets in office buildings. But that same custodian may have a home that's rich in love and laughter. While the suit could go home to a rigid welcome. Or vice-versa. We are not all privy to the wavelength inside others. Simply observing a person's exterior doesn't tell the whole picture of who they are. Some of us are violets, reds, blues or yellows.


There's a formula to remembering the colors and the order of the rainbows. It's: ROY G. BIV.. Red, orange, yellow green, blue, indigo and violet. But you see, although violet finishes last, it's actually the strongest. Strength is measured from within.




References:

National Geographic

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