This Week’s Quotation:

For some, there is the belief that God can work through a person as the holy spirit. So there is appreciation for the possibility that God, by whatever name, does not have to be so distant. The idea often associated with this belief is that all of who the human being is can open up to all that God is extending to them. This belief can be translated into an ecstatic experience, named by some as the “outpouring of the holy spirit.”

Becoming a Sun p. 224

The Outpouring

David Karchere
Author, Becoming a Sun

All the different ways that Christians interpret the outpouring of the holy spirit fascinate me.

In Western Christianity, Pentecost is this Sunday. The holiday celebrates the outpouring of the holy spirit told of in the Book of Acts. Jesus’ disciples gathered with 120 followers in Jerusalem and had an extraordinary experience. Perhaps it is the coming of the holiday that has inspired me to think about such an outpouring.

Not to make fun of the idea, but it sounds intriguing, doesn’t it? An ecstasy that is better than drugs or alcohol. But what is it, really?

Here are some of my insights and experience.

The holy spirit is often pictured as a uniform stream proceeding from the Creator—a white light. My experience tells me it most often comes in the colors of the rainbow.

The holy spirit is what flows from the Creator to and through people. Given that we are many-faceted as human beings, doesn’t it make sense that the creativity that activates us relates to all the facets of who we are? 

It inspires our thoughts. It moves our hearts. It brings life to the body. And it lifts our spirit.

That is why the holy spirit is a rainbow. There is a color to activate each part of who we are.

The implication is that the outpouring of the holy spirit is not only an overwhelming emotional release. It is a highly practical activation of every part of who we are.

What brings this activation?

My own meditation connects me to the relevant color of the rainbow to activate the dimension of who I am that needs activation.

As I meditate on Love, the power of Love comes near my heart. It touches my heart. And there is an immediate outpouring.

As I meditate on Higher Wisdom, it touches my mind. My mind is fired up—inspired—by that Higher Wisdom.

And so it goes.

You might ask, So how do you meditate on these things?

All I can say here is that true meditation is the meditation that creates activation and outpouring. And while others can guide us to that experience, we are best off finding it for ourselves. In fact, no matter how much assistance we receive, that’s the only way it happens.

Good to meditate with you on this through this writing.

What does it mean to become a sun?

Every human being is already a sun on the inside—a being of intense love and light. The difference is that some people have the vision and courage to become a sun on the outside. This difference is our human destiny.

6 Responses

  1. Thank you, David, YES, may this rainbow of outpouring be chronic, full-spectrum, and fully aligned, Thank you. i open my heart further now that it may be even more so ! loving thanks for this invitation to meditate in this great stream of spirit. Love, Tom

  2. Thank you, David, for your passion and sharing your meditations every week ! I deeply resonate with your invitation to activate and pour out the meditations of one’s heart and mind; and I know this is the longing of people in my field. They too naturally desire to discover and Be themselves more fully. Let the rainbow nation reveal its splendour and glory. May we together with many others, be on hand to show the way through our own activated passionate Lives, revealing this outpouring in all its splendid colours.

  3. Thanks, David. It always fascinates me to see how we are connected to that rainbow. As we ‘reach out’ with our intention to connect with that love, higher wisdom (and more) we tune in to the flow of those vibrations and experience the reality that exists in each one. Our consciousness brings that reality to life within us.
    They say that white encompasses the full spectrum of all colours.It makes me wonder… when people have spoken about the ‘white light’ if that light IS the Divine presence—holding the prism/rainbow of divine experiences and our personal unique and beautiful colours/vibrations within it? Makes sense to me.

  4. This is such a helpful consideration of the Holy Spirit. You have joined mystery and practicality which is how the invisible and manifest work in my experience. The desire to have concrete measurable descriptions and explanations is antithetical to how this works. Being vulnerable to what is real but not yet manifest is exciting and fulfilling. What an adventure. Welcome Holy Spirit and all its diversity and discover the many facets of what is possible.

  5. To paraphrase one of God’s Biblical promises: I will pour you out a blessing, the likes of which have never been seen or imagined. That has become my daily experience. Each day brings with it a inundation of blessings to me, and through me. Among those blessings are your words and the wisdom and inspiration they provide. Thank you Lord. Thank you Jesus. Thank you David. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

  6. That is why the holy spirit is a rainbow. There is a color to activate each part of who we are.

    I have always loved rainbows – they are so very joyful!!!

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