Notes – Rainmaker Experiment #3:
Finding the rain inside of me
23/01/13 – Farm Otukaru, Namibia
Have the intention.
The bringer of rain.
Swaying my body.
Recognize it everywhere I look.
My blue toenails like large water drops.
The clouds on the distant horizon.
Feel the heat.
Be grateful for it.
Touch a tree. Climb it.
Touch the earth. Caress it.
Touch water. Play with it.
Throw it into the air to create drops.
Use my fingers, dipped into water
To paint raining clouds on rusted surfaces.
Use a stick to draw a raining cloud
On the dry sandy road.
Notice how I sweat.
Being in touch with my own wetness.
Be grateful for the water inside of me.
Take a cold shower,
A cool, wet relief.
Closing my eyes,
Imagining the cold water as rain on my skin.
Drops start falling outside.
Today it is raining in Berlin. The rain reminded me of my rainmaking experiments in Namibia. I always wanted to share the notes and pics I have made of this experiment, but the time never felt right. So, sitting with a grey sky and the sound of rain outside of my window, I am enjoying the memories of some time gone by and sharing them with you!
This also links up nicely to my previous post about rituals, explaining how the ancient rainmaker or shaman would connect with the spirit of the rain through a ritual.
Today I am grateful for the rain and joyously breathe in the fresh, wet air!
Danke Imke schoen wie wie Du das machst.
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I’m amazed you could stand still long enough to snap the butterfly pic. I’m so ticklish I don’t think I could stand still long enough! I always love your posts because it gives me something to ponder… having read all your ritual posts I’m thinking my life lacks rituals. I’m now thinking what rituals to create for myself 🙂
As for rain — we’ve had a lovely spring early summer nicely balanced with sun and rain. Unusual for us that we haven’t been hit with high humidity (yet) so it is actually a pleasant summer so far!
Oh, I looove long messages and it is stupid that WordPress seems to not allow them to be too long. Thank you for your regular comments which make my heart smile everytime. Yes, creating one’s own rituals are fun and somehow add magic to life, I hope you find some cool personal rituals for yourself! 🙂 And yes, the butterflies were tickling, but it was just so beautiful to watch them and at least somebody really appreciated my feet for a while – that does not happen too often 😉
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