Notes – Rainmaker Experiment #3:
Finding the rain inside of me
23/01/13 – Farm Otukaru, Namibia
A hot day – dry earth, clouds on the distant horizon and an empty dam. Ideal to start this experiment.
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.
Blue raindrop nails and butterflies attracted by them…
Feel the heat.
Be grateful for it.
Touch a tree. Climb it.
Touch the earth. Caress it.
On my favourite tree – in awe how they survive through so much dryness and still have grey-green leaves.
Looking down at the earth…
Touch water. Play with it.
Throw it into the air to create drops.
Throwing water drops…
Use my fingers, dipped into water
To paint raining clouds on rusted surfaces.
Rain cloud painted with water on a rusted drum. drying quickly.
Use a stick to draw a raining cloud
On the dry sandy road.
Rain cloud drawn onto dry earth with a stick
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.
Finally it is raining
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!