Behold! My Friends … Spring is Come ! – By Donna Powell

rainbow _ ireland

Four leaf clovers.  Rainbows.  Pots of gold.  Leprechauns.  They are all symbols of the month of March.  March heralds the beginning of spring.  The new beginning of the seasons where everything is blooming, smelling sweet and looking brighter after the dull, dark, quiet months of winter.  Birds are chirping, bees are buzzing, and crickets are sounding off.  I could go on and on.  March is a great month.  But how does it relate to you?

Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love!  Sitting Bull

I remember not that long ago when we had a sudden and beautiful rainbow here.  I looked out my back door and there it was.  Sitting over the base.  It was a beautiful sight.  But it made me wonder what the symbolism was.  I consulted with my favorite Shaman and not only did he enlighten me on a few things but in my research I rediscovered a few things.  Things that I want to share.

Rainbows— 

Rainbows hold all kinds of symbolism…If you look at Norse Mythology; you learn that the rainbow was called Bifrost which is a bridge between our world and the world of the Gods.  Christian religion has it as a covenant between God and man that he would never again destroy the Earth as he did with the Great Flood.  In Greek Mythology, Iris dressed in rainbow colors.  It was said that she used the rainbow as a sole mode of transportation.  There is a lot of bright and wonderful symbolism with rainbows, just as there exists dark and very scary symbolism.  It has meaning in every culture.  And it makes you stop and think.  We all have bright, wonderful, exciting sides to us.  Just as we all have dark, shadow sides to us.

Four leaf clovers 

Four Leaf Clovers are supposed to bring good luck to their finders.  The four leaves each represent something different.  The first Hope, the second faith, the third love and the fourth luck, of course.

Pot of Gold 

Legend has it that the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is an indication of how you handle the trials and tribulations of the life you life.  The better you handle things, the more gold you will have.

Leprechaun 

According to Irish folklore, Leprechauns are a type of fairy.  They usually take the form of an old man and they enjoy making mischief.  They store all their coins in a hidden pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  And if you ever capture one, they have the magical power to grant three wishes in exchange for their release.

Do you see where this is going? 

Fairies that are lucky to find, store their pots of gold at the end of a rainbow.  Hope, faith, love and luck are things that we all need in our life.  I would expect we all have a little hope residing in us somewhere, as well as faith and love.  Luck is what we make it.

IT’S YOU!!!!!   lilac_muse

Can you see???  You are the beautiful rainbow!!!  All those beautiful colors, the pot of gold at the end is this life, the people we hold dear and everything that we cherish.  We are our own fairies and since you are 1 in a bazillion, you are the 4 leaf clover!!!

Ready for another one?  Think about this….. 

What if you were to be captured?  What if you ARE captured now?  What would it take to set you free?

Would you grant the 3 wishes?  Or would you choose to just stay imprisoned?

You would set yourself free right?  I know I would.  But what would you have to grant in order to free yourself?  What are three things you need to do to free yourself just a little bit?  What kind of love do you need to show yourself or even others?

Think about that for awhile.  Do share though!  Inquiring minds want to know.

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donnaDonna’s Twitter bio describes her as: “Southern and loud! She loves her Crimson Tide, Marvel Comics, Thai food, Martinis, old movies and books, LOTS of books”.  Her journey towards empowerment & wellness began a couple of years ago when she stepped off a curb and broke her left ankle, both bones. She became aware, then and there:  her body was telling her something had to change!

Since then, Donna has listened to her true spirit.  When she’s not fabricating gorgeous quilts, spending time with good friends, or writing on her blog, Donna takes the time to make herself a hot cuppa tea and truly listen to her body and its needs.

You can follow Donna’s journey on her blog: Lipstick, Keats, and Tea ~ Because sometimes that’s all a girl needs and on Twitter.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Donna! Thanks so much for this post. I had to go away and think about it for a bit. The whole notion of what you are speaking about, fairies,rainbows,lucky four leaf clovers and little leprechauns brings a sense of childhood dreams and the fact we can still make our dreams happen!! xoxo

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