„Yes, I believe we can make rain and we should!
Is it easy? No, but it is definitely more constructive and fun, than being prophets of misfortune and disaster and clinging to our fears.”
That is what I wrote in my last blog.
I might have left you wondering if I am crazy. Or if there could possibly be some truth to it. Or both. I hope that at least you did consider the option that it is possible and I hope that there was a tiny little voice inside of you that wished it was true.
That little voice is in me, and even though it is little, it is very strong.
It is the voice of my inner child, my idealist, my investigator and my rebel. My mind, which is intensely tuned into the creative-solution-finder mode, loves taking up a challenge, especially when it comes to improving our experience here on earth. So together we all have a strong interest in finding out if rainmaking is indeed possible and if so, how and what we can do.
Those of you who have been following my blog for a while, or have explored my webpage, know that I have experimented with this for the past 5 years. I have read all information I could get on the subject and am always on the lookout for new understandings. I have been putting together my own ideas and insights and started a few different experiments and have planned a few more. As usual, I love to throw all my information together, stir it and see what speaks to me, what makes the most sense and what is practical. Then I weave together those aspects with my personal ideas and creativity in an intuitive process and see what happens.
Possibly the one thing most of us still easily associate with rainmaking is a rain dance. I think most people have heard of it, but very few have any idea how it works. Me included. The idea of the rain dance was the starting point for me. I assume that the fact that there is such a thing practiced in many cultures and over many generations, told me, that there must be some truth to it.
Only bummer is, that my dancing skills are pretty awkward and I do not know the steps. Dancing sounds like a suitable thing to do – just not for me.
So I tried to understand what of the dance makes it rain? Simply put, I think it is a combination of a few things:
- People coming together with the same intention,
- People expressing joy and gratitude, but also respect and reverence to the weather,
- people changing the energy and vibration through their creative action or ritual
- And since like attracts like, that vibration attracts and favours the vibration of rain.
Most of the time I am on my own and not with a bunch of people who would be willing to partake in my experiments, but the rest of those findings I can somehow integrate into my experiments. And add some more of my personal creative ingredients…
I could write forever about this, but let me rather just share my Rainmaking Experiment #4 with you:
Rainmaking Experiment #4
See-through plastic bags filled with water and closed with a knot. These bags are then tied with fishing line to a branch, like a mobile. I enjoyed looking at it as often as I could. Every time I saw the drops I paused for a moment in awareness, gratitude and joy. I consciouly remembered the smell, sound and feeling of rain when I saw these oversized ‘raindrops’.
After having these mobile water drops hanging in my garden for a while I started to pinch a small hole into the bottom of one of the drops every day. Then I watched with gratitude how the water slowly poured out in small drops over some time. This ritual added another layer to the rainmaker, by giving it movement, real dripping water and continuity (for the duration of the dripping, but also for the daily morning ritual.)
To create rain, I guess it is helpful to remind nature of its watery and wet side. The plastic bags formed visual drops and on top of that were filled with water. Combined they looked like rain.
Once the installation was hanging for a while, I increased the sense of rain and water by releasing the water from the plastic bags in a ritual activity.
It started raining even before all drops were emptied and there were still more rains coming afterwards.
Please click on the images to see them enlarged and individually.
Mobile installation of raindrops at night © Imke Rust
Detailed view of individual raindrops © Imke Rust
Mobile installation of raindrops in the early morning sun © Imke Rust
First drip of water escaping from the plastic bag drop © Imke Rust
The plastic bag drop dripping empty © Imke Rust
A drop is falling © Imke Rust
It is raining – view with rainmaker raindrops © Imke Rust
Real rain and make-believe raindrops… © Imke Rust
To find out more about my rainmaking experiemnts and ideas, please read my previous blogs on this subject HERE