You probably learned in school about all light coming from the sun, and that if you shone a light through a prism you would see the full spectrum of rainbow colours. For me, my knowledge of white light and colour didn’t get developed any further by my formal education. And attending a Church of England school, we were not encouraged to look beyond the bible for any answers to why there were colours made by the sun, and what colour meant. After all, in Genesis God said “Let there be light” and there was.
So after my religious education (which also included Sunday School, Confirmation and Girl Guides, which added saving the Queen into my obligations of serving God), I was not convinced that the words of the Old Testament were how I saw the world. I had far too many questions that started with “Yes, but…” I considered myself an atheist and had no draw towards anything spiritual.
Fast forward a few years, and I discovered the “Conversations with God” books by Neale Donald Walsch. I resisted the recommendations to read them, as I was expecting more biblical quotes and eternal damnation for my lack of belief in the judgmental God that created the world, and I cannot remember what finally prompted me to read my first book. But Wow! It was nothing like I’d expected, answered so many of my “Yes, but” questions and refuted so much that has been accepted as ‘gospel’ for the past 2000 years. Here was my Eureka moment! I had found an author who asked the questions that I had always had but he addressed them straight to God. I had an opportunity last year to hear Neale speak about his work in Birmingham. He is the traditional image of God which I have in my own mind, with his white hair and beard, a lovely, kind voice, and a naughty sense of humour that he shared with the audience.
One of Neale’s books that gives me goose bumps, and brings a tear to my eye, is written for children. It both explains a little about the creation of the universe, where everything comes from light, and everything is energy, and introduces them to their own uniqueness, their sense of “I AM” and Forgiveness. Let me introduce you to the story:
Once upon a time, there was a Little Soul who said to God, “I know who I am!”
And God said, “That’s wonderful! Who are you?”
And the Little Soul shouted “I’m the Light”.
The story goes on to explore how this knowing soon became not enough for the Little Soul, who wanted to know more about what it actually felt like to be the light – as knowing and feeling are different things. God explains how as there was nothing but the light, the Little Soul was like a candle in the sun, along with “a million, ka-gillion other candles” who make up the sun, and that the sun would not be the sun without one of its candles, and would not shine as brightly. The question was about how to know oneself as the Light when you are always amidst that light. And so God created darkness, so that the Little Soul (and we ourselves) can recognise that which he is not. The point here is that in order to experience anything at all, we also need the opposite of it in our lives. You cannot know hot without knowing cold; up without down; left without right; male without female. We are surrounded by the darkness, or that which we are not, so that our own light can shine to show how special we each are. Special but not better. And it is okay to let others see how special we are. To find out how you are special, you need that darkness to show it. If you are to be special through your kindness, friendship, or forgiving nature, then you need to have the opposite issues to allow you to shine in the darkness. How can you be kind if there is only kindness in the world? How can you be forgiving if there is no one to forgive?
So in order for the Little Soul to experience himself as special, and to be forgiving, another soul stepped up to offer to help by being that someone that does something that needs to be forgiven. Why would they do that? Because they loved him. The point that Neale is making here is that in our lifetimes (and we have had many since creation began) we have contracted with others to play roles in our lives to allow us to feel, and to become who we truly are.
Thus have we come together, you and I, many times before; each bringing to the other the exact and perfect opportunity to Express and to Experience Who We Really Are…. I will come into your next lifetime and be the ‘bad one’ this time. I will do something really terrible, and then you can experience yourself as One Who Forgives.
So who in your own life is here to teach you how to feel yourself as special? Those people in our lives have contacts with us from the past, to teach us and help us grow – to ascend. They are a mirror for yourself. We have all life, all energy and all light provided by the sun. And as we know from our school days, all the colours of the spectrum come from white light. All our emotions have links to those colours, because we are all light. The colour of your “I AMness” is gold. Bring the colour of gold into your life to explore and reveal who you truly are – and who you want to be.
Each colour that you are drawn to in your life is a message from your sub-conscious, or your soul. Colour helps you find your I AMness – each colour is a mirror, and a message that might answer questions about your past lives, and any soul contracts that you had (because you can never remember them consciously). Colour is linked to the light of the sun, and to the energy within your body – your chakras. Each chakra holds emotions linked to colour energy.