The Rainbow Path

The Rainbow Path

 

Sunburst MandalaFound in varied forms throughout the world, this ancient and beautiful “keyhole door” symbol is the Sunburst Mandala. It is an image describing the soul’s journey of awakening to the Pure Self within, as well as the origin and unfolding of the creation. This universal symbol encompasses the Sunburst teachings and can be used as a tool of inspiration; it can be studied and meditated upon.

The eight rainbow-colored sections of this mandala symbolize the Eightfold Path of Conscious Living. The primary path is meditation, the foundation for all the others. Through these practices, we can unlock inner doors to the Divine Spirit within, giving us the strength to live a loving and compassionate life,
in service to all.

The Eightfold Path of Conscious Living

Meditation Association
Conduct Nourishment
Study Work
Speech Re-creation

The petals around the center of the mandala depict the twelve universal energies of virtue. These energies emanate out of God’s first creation of light, the Christ Consciousness. Corresponding to the twelve astrological signs, they sustain all creation with their healing love.

The Twelve Virtues

Loyalty………………… Aries Equanimity………………….. Libra
Patience………………. Taurus Courage……………………….. Scorpio
Honesty………………. Gemini Humility……………………… Sagittarius
Perseverance……….. Cancer Temperance………………….. Capricorn
Compassion…………. Leo Charity………………………… Aquarius
Continence………….. Virgo Faith……………………………. Pisces

Making the effort to walk the Eightfold Path and exemplify the Twelve Virtues in our daily life will quicken our evolution towards Christ Consciousness, the divine Pure Self within.