The other day, while I was on an 11 km hike through Loree Forest, a sun halo appeared during the last km out. The halo is a large ring, or circle of light around the sun (or moon) and is typically caused when there are very high, very thin cirrus clouds. These clouds, being so high in the sky, are made from ice crystals. The crystals bend direct sunlight, projecting it elsewhere into the sky, and at a certain angle — 22 degrees. Wisdom keepers of the Americas and Tibet have spiritual understandings about this dramatic omen around the Sun which is known as the Whirling Rainbow or the Sunbow. “The Whirling Rainbow – Prophecy There will come a day when people of all races, colors, and creeds will put aside their differences. They will come together in love, joining hands in unification, to heal the Earth and all Her children. They will move over the Earth like a great Whirling Rainbow, bringing peace, understanding and healing everywhere they go. Many creatures thought to be extinct or mythical will resurface at this time; the great trees that perished will return almost overnight. All living things will flourish, drawing sustenance from the breast of our Mother, the Earth.” Such an incredible site given as a gift for me to see this day from mother earth and yes, I believe in the Prophecy. Signing off, “Hiking with the Viking”.