I AM RAINBOW WOMAN … I COME TO TEACH OF POLARITIES
THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT, IS NEITHER
ALL BLACK (ABSENCE) NOR ALL WHITE (FULLNESS) ~
THESE ARE THE POLARITIES
AND WITHIN EACH POLARITY,
THERE DWELLS A PRISON OF SAMENESS
YET BETWEEN THE POLARITIES RESIDES THE RAINBOW
OF YOUR LIFE’S EXPERIENCES.
WRAP YOURSELF IN THIS
AS YOU WOULD WITH YOUR FAVORITE BLANKET
HOLD CLOSE IN YOUR EMBRACE AND SEE CLEARLY
WITH EYES OF LOVE
EACH JEWEL-HUED LESSON/GIFT
YOUR LIFE HAS TO OFFER.
WALK IN THE RAINBOW…WALK IN BALANCE
BETWEEN THE POLARITIES.
“When the Whirling Rainbow Woman of the Navaho and Hopi brings the cleansing regenerative rains to the Earth Mother, her children are also cleansed and healed.”
To the Navaho and Hopi, the Whirling Rainbow brings rains that nurture the three sisters; Corn, Squash and Beans, during the hot summer months. In order to accomplish this, a sand painting of the Whirling Rainbow is drawn within the medicine wheel to draw down the rains of Rainbow Woman.
Within this tradition, there also lies an ancient Prophecy known as the Whirling Rainbow Prophecy of Peace. It speaks of a time after the earth is laden with greed and pollution and after the devastating earth changes called the Awakening. During this time, “Many will remember their purpose for being on this earth walk and will learn to develop their gifts to assist the whole of humanity. Truth will shatter the bonds of separation and goodness will prevail.” It will be a time of peace and understanding that all nations are one, with each working for the good of the whole.
resides at Manataka or Place of Peace, located in Arkansas. For thousands of years this sacred mountain
and its surrounding valleys was a meeting place for all of the Nations
of the Americas. Also known to the Maya as
Lady of the Rainbow or Ix Chel, Rainbow Woman presided over the peace
of the valley. One could tell they were
coming upon the Mountain and its valleys when a gigantic rainbow, “seen
for miles in each direction and stretched across the entire valley”,
came into sight. Tribes came here to
gather the medicinal herbs, crystals, gold, silver, pyrite and
whetstones as well as to bathe in the hot springs, all of which
surrounded the mountain in a great circle.
According to legend, there are seven holy caves guarded by Rainbow Woman, with the central one being entirely made of clear crystal. Today the caves remain hidden, but during the Awakening, Rainbow Woman will guide the Rainbow Warriors to the Crystal Cave. There the Warriors will receive the messages left by the Star People and gain the ability to communicate with them on many planes of existence.
As She is known
to the Maya, Ix Chel, pronounced Eesh Shel, is a Goddess of fertility,
childbirth, water, weaving, the moon and medicine.
She is a Triple Moon Goddess. In
Maiden form She is known as the Mother of all Healing Plants, with
knowledge of their properties, as well as the Patroness of Weaving. In Her Mother aspect she is the Protector of
all Women, aids with the easing of childbirth and forms the facial
features of babies while they are in the womb. In
Her Crone aspect, she is depicted wearing a headdress of snakes and a
skirt of bones. She pours out the waters
of the world from a sacred gourd, dispenses visions, and is the keeper
of the life cycle and keeper of the souls and bones of the dead. It is in Her Crone form that She is said to
have caused the great flood of the world.
The Items Sacred to her include the following:
Essences: Marigold, Vanilla, Almond, Oriental Lily and Bergamot.
Gemstones: Carnelian, Coral, Agate and Brown Jasper (Orange Stones);
Moon Stone, Opal and Paula (Rainbow Colored Stones);
Clear Crystals, Turquoise and Jade.
Colors: Rainbows, White, Silver and Blue.
Fertility Symbol: Water Lilies
Sacred Bird: Swallow
Places: Manataka, The Place of Peace and the Valley of the Vapors and
The Island of Swallows or Island of Women, an Island off of the
Cost of Cuba where statues of Ix Chel were found. During the sixth
Day of every month, her followers were said to have formed at the
Island and performed the Dance of the Moon. Thus the Sixth day of
Month, and Dance are also sacred to Her.
Gather: Candles~Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue and Violet or 1 Rainbow;
1 White & 1 Black
Stones~ Any that are Sacred to Her that You feel drawn toward.
(see above for suggestions)
Container of Water
Set Up: ~Rainbow Candle(s) at the North with the White to the left and
Black to the right of them.
~Place the Stones in the Center.
~Feather in the East.
~Abalone Shell with Sage in the South.
~Container of Water in the West.
*Purify with Sage and Cast the Circle*
*Invoke Directions with Rainbow Woman as Spirit*
Light the Rainbow Candles, Say:
Goddess of Unity
You Dance Endless Colors
In the Hearts of Us All.
Your Love knows no Bounds
We are All Children of the Rainbow.
You teach Us to Love One Another
With Total Acceptance.
Through You We Are One.
Light White Candle, Say:
I honor the Light within Us All.
Light Black Candle, Say:
I honor the Darkness within Us All.
Visualize the Whirling Rainbow Within your Chest Spinning! Say:
I build a Rainbow Bridge So the Light and Dark can Merge
Bringing me to Wholeness of Be-ing.
I build a Rainbow Bridge to the Mother Earth
In order to Help Her Heal.
I build a Rainbow Bridge to my brothers and sisters
To Foster Peace and Love Between Us All.
Raise Energy: Dance! Spin around Twist and Turn. As you do visualize
Rainbow Woman Dancing with you and Through You.
Send the Energy Up to the Star People.
Quiet yourself to receive any messages Rainbow Woman may have for you.
Thank you Rainbow Woman for dancing a wondrous new vision for peace and unity into my life.
Ground excess energy.
Open Circle/Thank Elements.
(1) Telesco, Patricia, 365
Goddess, A Daily Guide to the Magic and
Of the Goddess,
Harpers Collins Publishers, New York, NY, 1998