sacred duty to walk hand in hand with beauty"
Then, slowly, imperceptibly at first, a hint of some colours in front of the blue sky. The beginnings of the left hand 'leg' of a rainbow! I continued to watch the rainbow form. Manifesting itself slowly in my reality. The left 'leg' steadily grew, reaching for the sky, to form the peak, the zenith, of its perfect arch. It reached it - Yes!
And then, it continued to fulfill its mission to become a fully-formed, bright, sparkling rainbow creating more and more of itself as its right 'leg' formed, a downward curve, at an angle out to sea. Perfection achieved, but only for a moment. As soon as it had formed itself fully, it began to become more translucent on the far left, fading out from view. Within 15 minutes or so the rainbow was gone, but I had witnessed its entire life on Earth! I was again, blessed by the gift of Beauty.
Maybe God, knowing each of the infinite possibilities that extend in time and space from a given moment, also knows that each possibility has a different probability. And maybe, just maybe, it is the possibility with the most Beauty within it, rather than the one that is most probable, which actually appears as the gift for us to see and appreciate in all its glory.
Does the manifestation of Beauty in our lives follow from our state of Being? And, is this actually a circular progression? Does the manifested Beauty that we recognise, lead to a greater ability to attract Beauty to us, to enable more Beauty to become manifest in the World? Do we have the ability within us to be active participants in this manifestation of Beauty? Does our potential to continually bring ourselves back to a heart-based consciousness actually contribute towards the evolution of Beauty in the World?
If this is so, and Beauty is fundamental, then just think what the World will be like when the collective consciousness of humanity is a heart-based consciousness, continually enabling supreme Beauty to unfold in every moment. When Beauty will be appreciated for what it "is" and understood as something to be treasured and enjoyed - a true gift - requiring no comparison with anything else to know that it is, indeed, elemental, fundamental...Beautiful.