Rainbow Remedy - The Book
FIRST CHAPTER OF BOOK OF 'THE RAINBOW REMEDY'
The reasons for writing this book began with the basic and natural desire felt by all people to effectively answer life’s deepest questions with more simplicity and clarity. What is the meaning of life? Why are we here? What are the simple characteristics that define the nature of the human mind?
Given that all our earthly creations, manifestations and perceptions originate inside our minds, seemingly everything begins (and ends) in the mind. If the human mind is perhaps the greatest phenomenon all people share, then clearly we all have the huge potential to conquer its mysteries while we learn more about our self and each other during this highly valuable process of self-discovery. While many argue that ‘mind-knowledge’ is precisely the most precious pearl of wisdom that any person may seek on this planet in comparison to any other form of available knowledge.
Many people have noticed from times gone by that the activities of our mind are also broadly similar to the principles of light refraction, image creation and dreaming we all use to create our everyday reality. Countless references to the subject of ‘light-wisdom’ in relation to ‘knowing thyself’ and being aware of the subtle qualities of the ‘human mind’ are to be found in scriptures throughout the ancient world within the context of early civilisations and tribal cultures. It wasn’t until the late 1600’s a new movement began in the West that was clearly inspired by many remnants of these early studies and coined the term ‘enlightenment’, used to refer to the total attainment of spiritual wisdom as displayed by the Buddha for example.
‘To make bright’; ‘to light up’; ‘to illuminate’; ’to awaken’; were also terms used in relation to self-development, increasing our understanding, attaining a higher state of self-awareness, and reaching a higher state of realisation during the course of our lives. This frequently overlooked example also curiously defines very specifically what exactly a ‘teacher’ is. A teacher should of course be a ‘light’ to help us comprehend new concepts by ‘illuminating’ previously dark areas of our understanding. A teacher should after all be a lighthouse for those boats lost on the high seas and the brighter the light, the better the teacher! Indeed we all have the ability to illuminate different subjects for each other of course, as we all have strong points in different areas of life.
Long-winded and overly complex explanations will always somewhat inevitably result in our being ‘left in the dark’. Much like a guide may shine a search light onto a dark path for people to traverse, if any so-called ‘teacher’ is not able to highlight the way for a student who is in darkness, then clearly they will never be of any benefit. Convoluted arguments may mimic the feeling of comprehension and illumination, but may not after all be the ‘real thing’, as trickery is inevitably a strong feature of this teaching territory. Even the word ‘understand’ implies the meaning of ‘to stand under’ and to be left in darkness, while supposedly comprehending what has been said. To say ‘over-stand’ implying to see clearly is surely more appropriate.
“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough”
The extremely close associations between teaching and the subject of illumination/enlightenment, all appear closely entwined with the themes of awakening, self-realisation, spiritual wisdom and mind-awareness from the very beginning of mankind’s bid to learn new things. Furthermore an abundance of ‘light inspired studies from ancient times’ can be found in practically every corner of the globe. Thousands of temples covering the Asian continent, accompanied by ornate sculptures, elaborate artwork originating from India, China, Tibet, right across to the Aboriginal artwork of the famous ‘Rainbow Snake’ (found inside caves of Australia). The abundance of hieroglyphs as found inside the Egyptian pyramids, spiritual symbols and numerous other cultural artefacts scattered around the globe all show the tell-tale signs of investigations into the nature of light.
Making full use of our observational skills we were clearly fascinated by nature’s most awe-inspiring spectacles, most obviously the sky at night, waves, clouds, rainbows, storms, volcanoes and so forth. All the wonders of the cosmos appeared to fall into the same basic cycle of transformation from birth, maturation and death. Perhaps the first and most obvious example is created by the sun itself, turning night into day, and day into night with the revolution of the earth. The sun clearly gives life to all earth’s flora/fauna and was accordingly held in the highest possible esteem by the vast majority of ancient cultures. Early humans not only worshiped the sun with the greatest gratitude but also probed further into the concept of ‘light as the source to all life’ for very transparent reasons.
We can’t make a fire without first applying a match. And light is also the subtle precursor to all the other forms of energy (heat, sound, movement etc.) we experience in our known universe. Sunlight allows plants to grow, which are eaten by animals that in turn are eaten by other animals, which are later eaten by insects, and so on. So light energy is captured, stored, fought over, and passed down the food chain in a hugely complex tapestry of ever changing pathways.
Observing other great natural spectacles such as the cycles of the moon and the stars also paved the way for combining astrology with light science. Although many nations have studied the stars in great depth perhaps the oldest and richest astrological tradition originates from India. The world’s earliest and most prolific spiritual literature known as the sacred Vedas date to 2000-3000 years B.C of which Vedic astrology forms an integral part. The Sanskrit name for Vedic astrology is ‘Jyotish’ literally translating as ‘science of light’.
To the ancient Vedic astrologer the occurrence of eclipses, the concepts of solar and lunar months, the equinoxes, and the formation of seasons all appear to be well understood. However the humble beginnings of such work all clearly began in a similar fashion, tracking and recording the movements of the stars in order to increase our understanding of their significant positions and angles to each other. For example large pieces of papyrus (or any other material that could be inscribed) were laid on the floor each evening while star gazers attempted to plot a precise map of the stars each night of the year. Considering we now have phone apps that will tell us this information just by pointing to the device to any part of the sky, we can only marvel at the time and labour such undertakings required. A map was created for each day of the year, and as years passed (and the map collection grew) the star-maps were laid out against one another for people to ponder over. Had specific incidents or disasters coincided with certain planetary alignments?
Moreover as certain star alignments appeared to coincide with the unfolding of specific earthly events, the corresponding star positions were carefully noted at such times, especially of course in times of stress and tragedy. Creating in due course an unusually accurate method of prediction of forthcoming occurrences that could potentially help us to avoid unwanted mistakes, strife or life-threatening disasters/situations. So virtually every royal monarch employed an astrologer for such purposes. Although kings and queens were notoriously selective, one classic exchange highlights the tense relationship between the two parties that existed. An elderly king calls in an astrologer to predict his life-expectancy, the astrologer tries his best to reply as honestly and accurately as possible ‘in the region of 2 years…’ he stammered, at which point the king interrupts the astrologer ‘and how long do you think you have to live?’ ‘About 10 years…’ answers the hopeful astrologer. ‘Sadly your prediction is incorrect…’ explains the king ‘you have about 1 minute!’
By following repeating trends, cycles and patterns ancients were also able to predict with amazing accuracy cosmic climates in the near future, but even thousands of years ahead. Each of the twelve constellations that form the star belt around the earth were given different symbols and names, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, and Aquarius; four constellations for each season of the year. However what is of specific interest is how people may have approached the subject of astrology in times gone by and cross referenced this astrological information with the many revelations from light science regarding the human soul, to develop a ‘astro-light science’ and ‘guide to the galaxy’ to assist us on our journey through the stars.
One of the first observations of the nature of light noted that, unlike many people, ‘light never lies’ and never makes mistakes. Indeed light always tells the truth obeying the same exact patterns of behaviour, regardless where upon the earth we may be, or in which century we may happen live. As we shall see, many ingenious skills were developed long ago and gradually innovated and perfected over the course of time in order to effectively translate and very successfully decode the ‘language of the rainbow’ (in much the same way the ‘language of the stars’ was slowly translated) often with extraordinary success producing many highly beneficial consequences for the rest of humanity.