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  • Marilyn Young

Rainbows and Unicorns

Spirit has asked me to bring you messages about rainbows and unicorns this week. Yes, rainbows and unicorns! “Why?” you ask? I asked the same question until I realized that Spirit has been putting rainbows in front of me quite often for a long time. I seem to come across the beautiful appearance of the colourful arc in the sky after a storm more often over the last few

years. My sweet granddaughter has presented me with many, many wonderful rainbow drawings since she first put crayons to paper and her favourite toys and stories all incorporate unicorns and/or rainbows. In fact, today, she drew a “rainbow house” for her mom and told me that snails, butterflies, unicorns, and fairies lived in the house. So, although I come across rainbows and unicorns in some form or another many times a week, I have done nothing more than appreciate their beauty. But today I sat down to listen to what Spirit had to say. The messages are simple.

Let’s start by looking at the many meanings of the two phenomena. Most of us know that the rainbow is described by science as an optical phenomenon occurring in the sky caused by sunlight shining through water droplets in the air at a certain angle that makes it possible for the viewer to see the recognizable arc of colours –

red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. Rainbows have come to symbolize many things over the centuries. The first literary appearance was in the Bible where Noah saw a rainbow after the great flood as a sign from God of his promise to never destroy all life on Earth with a global flood. Some cultures describe the rainbow connecting mankind’s world with the realm of the gods. Common Irish folklore describes the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Rainbow flags have been used since the 16th century as a symbol of cooperation. The rainbow has been used as a symbol of diversity such as the rainbow flag of LBGTQ2+ pride and the description of post-apartheid South Africa as a “rainbow nation”, i.e., one of multiculturalism, by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and President Nelson Mandela. (Source: Wikipedia: Rainbow) The conventional definition common threads then, appear to be that the rainbow is a sign of hope, love, good fortune, cooperation, and diversity. What does a rainbow symbolize to you? Do you run across rainbows often?

Unicorns, on the other hand are less straight forward. Webster describes a unicorn as “a mythical, usually white animal generally depicted with the body and head of a horse with long flowing mane and tail and a single often spiraled horn in the middle of the forehead” as well

as “something unusual, rare, or unique.” (Source: Merriam-Webster Dictionary) We have seen these beautiful creatures in European art for the last thousand plus years. There were accounts of unicorns by the ancient Greeks and the unicorn was a common figure on soapstone stamp seals from the Bronze Age around 2000 BC. In medieval times the unicorn was associated with virgins and was said to symbolize the Incarnation and purity. The unicorn as a symbol for Scotland portrays power, honour, and respect.(Source: Wikipedia: Unicorn) Today, unicorns abound in children’s toys, books, and clothing AND in some parts of the world, there are accounts of sightings of the not so mythical creature! We also hear talk of unicorns being a rare find of a unique, highly talented individual especially in the tech industry. As well, unicorns have also been intrinsically linked to rainbows since the Victorian era and so currently are also a symbol for the queer community. (Source: Wikipedia: Unicorn) So, mythical, or not, unicorns seem to mostly represent something unique, rare, and magical, as well as pure and powerful. Do you have a unicorn connection? If so, what is it?

When I review the above definitions, I can see why Spirit would bring up rainbows and unicorns as something everyone could relate to in some manner. Who would not want to have reminders in their life of magic, hope, love, purity, good fortune, cooperation, and power as well as an appreciation for diversity and uniqueness in life? When I think of these things, they are truly gifts that Spirit is reminding us to make note of; to be mindful; to pay attention to,

when we are offered the opportunity to appreciate and grasp these things in life. Spirit is reminding us to look past the trials and tribulations of the storms in our lives to find the rainbows and unicorns. We can see past the pain and negativity to see the silver lining, the positive aspect of a situation. We just need to look for it. Too often we get stuck in the storm and forget to look for the wonderful things it can bring for us. In nature, a storm often settles the dust leaving everything feeling fresh and clean afterwards. It provides water vital for new growth and sustained life. Even the most destructive storms can be seen from the perspective of clearing things out to allow for new beginnings. Have you faced some storms lately that have brought you new hope, helped you recognize your strength and reclaim your personal power; or brought you love, cooperation and support from others to get through it? Look for your rainbow and unicorn.

As we talk about rainbows, Archangel Raziel has come forward because his colour is that of the rainbow or prism. Archangel Raziel is the Archangel of the Revelation of Divine Mysteries, that is, he “knows” all the secrets of the Universe and how it works. He knows the Universe is always working in our best interest and for our highest good so he wants us to get to a place to experience the good things, the joy, in life. He can help us in our spiritual growth through our understanding of concepts such as quantum physics, sacred geometry, alchemy, and metaphysical concepts such as astrology and numerology. He can assist us with removing spiritual/psychic blocks, dream interpretation, and recalling and healing trauma from past lives. He also works with Archangel Ariel to help us manifest our dreams and knows how our thoughts and beliefs play into manifestation. Most of all, he wants us to experience a magical life by pushing aside negativity and tuning into our higher selves to live from a place of love, peace, and trust in the Divine. From there we will see the gifts life is offering us – the rainbows and unicorns. As Judy Garland sang in the song “Over the Rainbow” in the 1939 film, the Wizard of Oz,"Somewhere over the rainbow, Skies are blue, And the dreams that you dare dream, Really do come true..." So, work with Archangel Raziel to enhance your spiritual growth to bring more love and joy into your life. Heal the wounds from past lives that have kept you stuck in negativity. See the gift of working through some of the most difficult life lessons in very negative situations. Manifest the “dreams that you dare to dream” by working with Archangel Raziel and the Law of Attraction.

Spirit has also reminded me that the colours of the rainbow are the colours of the seven main chakras (energy centres) of the body:

  1. Root chakra: Red

  2. Sacral chakra – Orange

  3. Solar plexus chakra – Yellow

  4. Heart chakra – Green

  5. Throat chakra – Blue

  6. Third eye chakra – Indigo

  7. Crown chakra – Violet

(To learn more about the chakras see A Beginners Guide About the 7 Chakras + How to Unblock Them) Each chakra embodies a specific energy that when flowing freely bring health and harmony to mind, body, and spirit. When we are working well with the energy of all the chakras, we are “in the flow” and experiencing a magical, wonderful life. How do we do that? Again, by being mindful and seeing the opportunities for the lessons and positivity in our every day; by appreciating the diversity and beauty in our world; by being love and spreading love everywhere we go and with all we interact with; by practicing gratitude for all the gifts in our lives, AND as Archangel Raziel reminds us, TRUST in the Divine plan and timing.

So, on a go forward basis, will you be able to see your rainbows, to find the elusive unicorn? I

know I will have a different perspective and a deeper understanding of the messages from Spirit the next time I lovingly watch my granddaughter playing with her unicorns or drawing yet another beautiful rainbow. I will try to be more present to feel the joy in her play and appreciate the purity of her energy. How often do you interact with children? Do you see the gifts they innocently bring to us through their imagination, play, and creativity? What brings you your rainbows and unicorns? Whatever it is, I hope you can weather your storms to find the gifts of positivity, joy, and love to make your life just a little more magical.

Lots of love and hugs,



If you would like to learn more about finding the magic in your life, here are a few resources I have found helpful:


Compendium of Magical Things by Radleigh Valentine

Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsh


Intuitive Counselling and Angel Card Readings

If you have the need for a helping hand with working through negative situations or relationships to find the magic in your life, I am offering intuitive counselling and angel card readings online or in person (in Calgary).

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