Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life with Rainbow Man and Bodhisattva

Photo taken at our locals street fair. I tried to snap a candid when these two strangers posed for me  in the late afternoon sun.

One of these two people is the Rainbow Man both are Bodhisattvas.  I love this word even the way it sounds, In Buddhism a Bodhisattva is one who has achieved enlightenment  or nirvana and chosen to stay in the world to help guide and protect their fellow human beings . You can think of many founders of world religions, saints and perhaps angels who were Bodhisattva. I believe we they exist among us all the time. And from time to time we can be that ourselves, even if it’s just for a moment, like the time we hold the door open for a stranger then give them a big smile. Who knows how that act simple act may affect the rest of the day.

The Story of the Rainbow Man.  Is he was once, in his own words, addicted to travel.  If you look closely the medallion he is wearing, it is a Tibetan Wheel. Nothing you could buy at your local gift shop. He went for many years never staying in one place for more than 5 months. He has now settled down in a space in Berkeley where he has a dance and art studio and makes his own costumes. He makes a living as a street performer.  As many of you guessed he really does want to make people smile. At the end of a very long day he got the lovely police woman laughing and smiling and giving him advise on the best spot for his next performance. I suspect she is quite the Bodhisattva herself.

FYI The Rainbow man mentioned that he also has 6 foot wings he often adds to his already astounding costume. He does it just for the AWE factor! To see the peoples faces light up. How many of us could pull that off.

Below is yesterday’s post from Carolisle blog but I think the Celestial news and the TV news need to be woven together as we step through the door way of change.

The  external revelation is being televised as I write.

But that internal change, letting go, expansion or up-against-the-wall personal revolution will not be televised.  What was once dependable patterns will no longer hold. This week and next look for shifts that are far beyond anything you ever expected.

Time Line

Virgo New Moon September 15.  Plant seeds of kindness in thought word and deed. Set intention to become the Bodhisattva, Angel, or Girl Scout you have always known you were called to be. As always being good to yourself comes first. Please, I beg you ,don’t believe the mindset that says: you are a failure or not enough. Jettison those thoughts completely off this planet. Every cruel thought arrow you turn on yourself or others hurts. Brain sciences has proven that your mind can’t tell the difference between “just” thoughts and actions.

Sept. 18-19 Pluto Ruler of the Dramatic obsessive depths turns around comes out of hiding and slams into Uranus God of revolutionary change. We are already feeling the rumblings of this interaction. Pluto squaring Uranus  not a sudden out of the blue moment it has been in the works since March 2011 and will Become exact for the second time on these days.

“Many of us are already suffering with soul fatigue, especially those of us trying to make ends meet or working overtime to help others to make it through to safer ground. But because this square is a symbol for cultural and collective revolution, and because it always signifies social unrest, many of us are also suffering from the despair that our global situation may not change as quickly as it needs to for future generations to flourish. This would not be the moment to give up hope. Revolution happens one heart at a time, and yours could be the heart that makes the difference.” Ralfi Finn The Aquarium Age

10 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life with Rainbow Man and Bodhisattva

  1. I love the title “Rainbow Man,” what a cool way to live life, seeking to make people smile, even the police woman. I’ve heard of Bodhisattvas via Pema Chodron’s work, she says they are warriors of kindness. I love that! People rushing in to heal, what a beautiful legacy.

    Thanks so much for sharing, this made me smile and warmed my heart.


  2. I like that you were able to include this as Everyday Life. I love to watch people at fairs…they are intriguing. Thank you for sharing. I love your photos and the story of Rainbow Man. 🙂


  3. The Iphone lets me get a lot of photos because folks aren’t intimidated by the little flat camera. and it i is easy to cart around. maybe this is sour grapes for not being able to a i ford a fancy camera ;_Thanks by the way


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