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Belly Zen & Double Rainbows

In my quest to infuse my personal passions into my professional life, it occurred to me that it all revolves around belly’s.  I am by no means an extreme health nut, but at the core I do try to eat and live healthfully.  My cooking philosophy is to always incorporate great flavor and richness, while preserving the nutrients of the ingredients.  I work out when I can, get plenty of sleep, blah blah blah.  But when you break it all down, it the way we feel begins at our bellies…hopefully I can share some belly zen with you!

Yesterday, I had to run to the grocery store with my son and we were caught in a fantastically wild rain storm on the way home.  I noticed a rainbow off in the distance.  It was the brightest rainbow I’d seen in quite some time.  I pointed it out the half circle jewel in the sky to my little guy.  He began rattling off about pots of gold, little leprechaun’s and whether or not we could actually have a leprechaun live with us.  Lost in his babble, I glanced at the rainbow again and saw there was another faint rainbow just above it.  This sight is rare in the desert, so I had to stop and snap a picture…I also couldn’t help googling the meaning of a double rainbow… Here’s what I found:

Double Rainbow Meaning:  What Double Rainbows Symbolize

Double Rainbows are considered symbolic of transformations in your life. The material world is represented by the first rainbow while the second rainbow is the spiritual world. Seeing a single rainbow is fairly common so something we take for granted in the universe but when we see a double rainbow we stop and take time to admire the wonder of the universe.

In Chinese culture red is symbolic of the feet and violet represents the head. So a Primary Rainbow can be seen to illustrate a human descending from heaven. As stated before, the secondary arc in a Double Rainbow has reversed colors so, since the red is on the bottom and the violet is on top, the human figure is ascending from the material earth to the spiritual heaven. Therefore seeing a Double Rainbow is considered a very auspicious occasion and a reason for reflection and meditation.

Checking the sky during a rain or mist to find a rainbow or double rainbow can be a magical time and as can give you a chance to reflect on your life and wonders of the world whether physical or spiritual.

Now, while this may not exactly be great advice or insight into a healthy buddha belly, it’s definitely worth sharing!!!  Seeing this unique sight and reading the symbolism, made me grin and gave me belly butterflies.

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