14 Days of Summer, a Meditation:
Day Five

Rain: Replenishment

Rain is essential to all our survival. Sometimes it forces us to stop our activities and just rest and replenish ourselves, just as it replenishes the earth. Think about it: We’ve all heard the statement “what goes up must come down.” But what comes down also goes back up again. Rain is the ultimate cycle of regeneration: It comes down and feeds the life on earth, then evaporates back up into clouds and then comes back down again.

What do you need to replenish in your life? Are you stopping to enjoy the rain and the rest it brings? What might the rain be telling you in its call to slow down? Listen to it for a minute. Watch it. Smell it! Feel it. There’s nothing quite like a warm summer rain to make you feel refreshed, cleansed, and replenished.

Make sure to come back tomorrow!

 

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4 Responses to 14 Days of Summer, a Meditation:
Day Five

  1. Laura Jo K August 22, 2013 at 9:29 am #

    One of the things I miss about being up North is summer rains. Down in the Carolinas when it rains, it just gets worse. I miss refreshing summer rains. I loved them as a child.

  2. Donna in Delaware August 22, 2013 at 11:29 am #

    Just as I’ve said in Day Three. As a child, I used to, after a storm, open the entry door and watch the sun come out as it rained. It was a beautiful sight. Everything looked so washed and smelled so clean and fresh. Sometimes there was a rainbow afterwards, other times a child would come outside barefoot and whirl around in the rain giggling. I would stand and laugh with her, enjoying the rain falling on her and the sun shining anew. There was/is a saying in the south that when the sun came out during a rain, the ‘Devil is beating his wife’. Not sure if that saying is still in force, but I found it hilarious. I can understand it though, being jealous of the beauty of a clear rain, and a bright new sun shining its light on the still, washed and thirsty earth. Everything seemed greener, brighter and more beautiful.

  3. Alice Green August 22, 2013 at 11:36 am #

    I love the way everything is cleaner, grass is greener, the sky is bluer, the air is fresher, after a nice rain! And without the rain, where would we get those wonderful, magical Rainbows?

  4. Bill August 22, 2013 at 8:07 pm #

    I’ve spent so much time fretting over all the rain this year (it’s been a very difficult year for gardens here) that I really needed this reminder to focus on what a blessing rain is.

    thanks

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