edge of rainbow reality


Yesterday evening after a brief rainstorm, a rainbow was visible near my house.  Actually a double rainbow.

A “rainbow” is caused by the sun’s light being refracted while entering a droplet of water, then reflected inside on the back of the droplet and refracted again when leaving it.  A rainbow can only be seen in a direction opposite the sun.

The refraction and reflection of the sun’s light causes the light to be split into bands of colors in an arc shape, the familiar, ROY G. BIV, colors; Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet.  With red on the outside of the arc and violet on the inside.

If a “double rainbow” occurs, the colors are reversed with violet on the outside and red on the inside of the arc.  A double rainbow occurs because the light gets reflected twice in the water droplets.

The colors of the light each have a certain “frequency,” a certain amount of “energy,” that can be sensed by our eyes and processed by our brains.

A rainbow is actually a full circle and not an arc.  We only see an arc because the surface of the earth gets in the way of our viewpoint of the rainbow.

A rainbow does not actually exist.  It cannot be physically approached.  Its existence depends on water droplets in the atmosphere, an observer and the observer’s location with respect to the position of the sun.

There is one theory of Quantum mechanics from physics that states “that by the very act of observation, the observer creates the observed reality.”

So is there really a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow?  Can we create one by observing the rainbow?  There is an old Irish myth that says there is always a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow guarded by leprechauns.

Here is an actual picture of a pot-of-gold at the end of one rainbow.  At least before it was stolen by the driver of an SUV.  Just kidding.  An spectacular picture just the same.

One person who posted a response to this picture speculated that:

Leprechauns have a degree of dimensional transcendence which allows them to maintain the minimum observation distance from the rainbow and still be at the end of the rainbow, thereby keeping their gold safe.

That certainly explains it for me.

What is the edge of your observed reality?  What kind of reality are you creating for yourself with your own observations?  If it is not the reality you want, will you change the way you observe things?

So what is the visible edge of your reality?   What else can you “see” that does not really exist?  Is everything you “see” really there?  Is there anything that is reversed because it is reflected twice?  What can you see opposite the sun? Is there anything in your visible reality that is actually is a full and complete circle and you only observe a part of?

Have you looked?

Out There on the Edge of Everything…

Stephen Lesavich, PhD