Friday, 13 April 2012

Cleansing rain

We often think of rain as dreary or perhaps sad.  Rain is quite the opposite.  It give us a chance for inner reflection, it asks us to slow down and take our time.  The rain attempts to wash away the layers of ourselves that are no longer serving us and gives them a pathway into the ground as food for the hungry soil.  Rain clarifies who we are and who we wish to be when the sun finally shines again.  Perhaps the rain makes us feel down because we are experiencing a small death.  The death of a layer of ourselves that we were once tied to.  We can let go of these layers with gratitude if we really feel it.

Take advantage of rainy days.  Write in your journal, try colouring pictures with small children, put on good music and dance indoors, or phone a good friend.  Use these "rainflection" days to open yourself more fully.


  1. Rain is actually my favotite of Mother Nature's gifts. There is nothing more calming and soothing than rain. I look forwar to rain in the same way that other people look forward to sun :)

  2. Vanessa,

    Where do you come up with these ideas? Amazing! It's rare and enjoyable knowing someone with your perspective. I thought I was the only one who thought out of the box. :)

    You challenge my way of thinking---a very good thing. I’ll need to change my name: soon, I will no longer be me.

    You're helping me grow. Really. Last night, I spoke before a group. What you shared about space this week contributed to what I said. Thank you.

    I can imagine us having coffee and enjoying great conversations, along with our friend Keith. I enjoy seeing how your profession helps you gain insight into life, in ways I never would have thunk.

    My sense of wonder has been energized by your comments. Muchas gracias.


    Twice when I tried posting here, my computer freaked out, saying I couldn't access your blog. I think it's something to do with the cookies on my computer. But I did lose what I wrote. Ugh.

  3. Rain is like a good cry – releasing your mind from unwanted tensions… as long as not trying to pull off new straight hairdo on the way to work (without umbrella) of course! That's just utter disaster! :)