I truly believe that the Earth is a living sentient being. And we are royally fucking her up too. But anyway. I've been studying shamanism to go along with my end of life care/psychopomp way of life and I just read the other night that when you truly give love to the earth, ie by tending to it and helping it to be healthy, she will thank you for your kindness.
So yesterday evening, I'm out back watering and sending happy thoughts so grass will grow again and while I'm meditating on it mindfully and enjoying the way the water smells when it hits the dry earth, I hear crows. So I look up and two fly across the cloudy, overcast, sky right over the sun....
And then. And then. So beautiful...
A rainbow. A circular rainbow literally blossomed out if the clouds as I watched. Coincidence? Maybe. But I believe I got a thank you from the Universe. And this synchronicity kind of felt like a little miracle just for me!
The effect is called a Sun Halo - a refraction/reflection of ice crystals. I have never seen one personally before and to see it bloom while I was looking up at the crows flying by, was just amazing. I have been having more and more of these experiences since starting my Psychopomp studies too. And I am so very grateful.
The photos don't do it justice - I only had my phone but still, I think they are lovely.
Not vicious or malicious
Just de-lovely and delicious