When a single ray of white light enters a prism it is refracted and dispersed creating a rainbow-like effect.
Is the source light different than the dispersed light? No.
Is the source light the same as the dispersed light? No.
They differ in frequency, function, appearance and activity. The degree to which the light is refracted depends upon the prism. The prism doesn't create colors, it is a lens through which the qualities of the original light can be fully understood.
If your practice is the prism, what is the source light? What is the refractive index? What colors and qualities are refracted upon the world?
Are they the same as the source? Are they different?