I went to a weather web site and this image was on their front page. It made me smile from ear to ear.
You may not believe there are certain people in this world that can make it rain. You may not believe there are people in this world who can see the imbalance of our planet in perfect clarity, or know every connection of mountain to ocean, river to stream, just as the veins in their own body. But trust me when I say, there are. There are wisdom keepers and tribes who retain not only a knowledge but a way of being that has remained untouched for 1000’s of years. They understand that all things speak – the trees, the stones, the water – and they can converse with them no different than you and I over coffee. That knowledge, steeped not only in their culture but in their very DNA, allow them to be so deeply in harmony with nature that their very presence and prayers (or more conversation and honoring) can restore balance to an area on earth, just as peacekeepers can create calm in amongst conflict.
I have no doubt the rains we received – and that shocked meteorologists – is thanks in large part to people like Gary Christmas who helped bring together a beautiful group of indigenous elders and wisdom keepers (like the Kogi of Columbia and members of the water clan from the Hopi) for the purpose of helping our drought-stricken part of the world that is completely out of balance. Along, of course, with the 100’s of people who came out to support them, pray with them, give offerings with them, and be guided to restore balance.
We, in our western culture, are so far out of balance with our natural world that most people could never fathom that a mere mortal person could make it rain. But it is not about being in control of, or being the master of, any one element. It is not that they snap their fingers and demand water fall from the sky. It is that they are so deeply in harmony with our elements and with our earth, and can see and understand in perfect clarity how our land and towns are out of balance, that all it took was 1 week of ceremonies to bring about rainfall to our drought-stricken area – even during mid-summer when it should be 90 degrees and sunny. That is the power of prayer, honoring, and being in balance in everything you do and everything you are.
Imagine the healing our planet could receive if we all learned to come in to harmony with mother earth in such a way.
Miracles can happen. BELIEVE.
(ps. here is the full article: http://www.weather.com/