Bring the rain

Early early this morning waking warm in bed to the sound of rain falling… not sprinkles, or heavy mist, but rain, for hours… I don’t know if I’ve ever been so happy to hear the sound of rain.

I’ve heard that a way to pray is to feel something instead of just to speak it, to feel gratitude is a form of prayer- to enjoy something is a form of prayer, to play in the rain, to ask it to please continue, to notice the feeling of being refreshed in the spirit, to notice the exhale of the land as it’s anxious thirst is quenched and all the plants and animals revel in the rain’s return.

My request/offering/thought/inspiration for all the rain dancers and rain prayers- In whatever ways you notice the rain today, send it out, feel it, let it grow inside of you, love it with the depth of your being. Notice desire quenched and anxiety lifted, even slightly. Celebrate the inconvenience the water brings as just another sacred expression of how life’s continuance is not about our convenience, but about the interconnection of the wellbeing of all of our relations.

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3 thoughts on “Bring the rain

  1. I read this post after a weekend of walking around the city in slippery snowy slush..with a back that aches but a spirit that pressed on to feel the outdoors and breathe a deeper breath and try to ignore the pain. This post is so beautiful that reading it takes one to a calm place of understanding, appreciation and respect. Thank you very much for for writing this and keeping your blog with the honest poetry active. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for reading, for your awake and aliveness, for your beautiful words! I loved reading your words and was touched by them 🙂

      1. Thank you! I’m so honored. 🙂 I love your blog and always look forward to your eloquent posts that provoke deep thought and inspire one to really embrace all that we experience in our lives.

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