I wanted to share a story today. This story is how I came to understand the supernatural power of rain. I had scheduled a healing session with a well-known shaman. On my way to the appointment, it began to drizzle.
As a woman, I don’t know what I was thinking, driving an hour and a half away from home to meet with this man I didn’t know. I was putting myself in potential danger just to have some mysterious healing work performed on me. This was early on in my psychic development, and I was desperate for answers.
I remember traveling through curvy backroads and being worried that my car would slide off the road. At long last, I pulled into the gravel driveway. I looked around and realized I was in the middle of nowhere. There weren’t any other houses in sight. As far as my eye could see was rolling green acres and tall trees.
As I got closer to the house, my worries started to slip away. With every drop of rain that fell on my shoulders, I became more at ease. I knocked on the wooden door and was greeted by the warm smile of the native shaman.
He ushered me inside the tattered cabin. We walked through a small hallway into a room filled with crystals, dream catchers, drums, pipes, and furs. I remember having lots of questions race through my head about all the different decor I was seeing, but I decided to keep them to myself. He began to explain what we would be doing during the healing session.
Then he said something I will never forget. “You came on a very powerful day.” I’m sure I had a look of confusion on my face. I thought to myself, it’s just a regular Wednesday. I asked, “Really, why is that?” He grinned and said, “It’s raining; there is much power in the rain. It is the best time to give healings because of the increased energy.”
Increased energy? What was this guy talking about? It was just a gloomy rainy day. I took a deep breath and laid myself down on the massage table. Just as my head hit the pillow, the first crack of thunder rolled through. The thunder was so powerful that it shook the house a bit.
He began to drum and move about the room, singing in a language I was unfamiliar with. There was a feeling of otherworldliness and reverence that permeated the room. I felt connected to mother earth and all things living. There was harmony and balance that began to take root in my soul.
It felt as if something negative was being released and transmuted from deep within my spirit with every clap of thunder. This healing was next level; it was far beyond physical healing. I was being cleansed and restored on a spiritual level.
After the session, he opened a window and informed me to rest a little longer. I lay listening to the rain. It was peaceful and reassuring.
On the way home that day, I kept thinking about the shaman’s words, “There is much power in the rain.” I had undoubtedly felt something ethereal had happened that day. I wanted to understand what power the rain had and how I could use it.
From that day forward, I would make it a point to sit and watch the rain. Whenever a rainstorm rolled in, I would pull up a chair under my porch to watch, listen, and observe the rain.
This is what I have learned about rain: there is a kinship that exists between rain and nature. Rain renews the earth and fortifies the lands. It soaks into the ground to nourish plant life. It washes away debris from the earth. Rainwater surges through streams and rivers, providing drinking water. Rain is an essential life-force.
It carries the elements of water and fire. The element of water emerges from the raindrops, while the element of fire originates from the lightning. Water is feminine energy relating to intuition, emotion, instincts, and psychic sensitivity. Fire is masculine energy relating to passion, power, determination, and creativity. Therefore, rain is the balance between these two aspects of energy.
Rain can amplify and charge healing energy. This is because rain acts like a conduit carrying an electrical current to re-energize and re-vitalize life. Rain washes away anything weak and extraneous. Therefore, it clears away negativity and flushes out toxins.
It also awakens all the senses because you can taste, touch, see, smell, and hear the rain. The percussion and rhythmic sound of rain helps synchronize the rhythms of the body. The pulsing energy and roll of thunder heighten your awareness.
Because of the clearing energy of rain, psychic sensitivity is expanded. Energy becomes more tangible during a rainstorm, which makes it easier to sense spiritual activity.
I would encourage you to use rain to amplify your intuitive abilities. Meditate, cleanse crystals, perform releasing rituals and immerse in healing modalities during rainstorms.
There is much power in the rain. The next time you find yourself stuck in a rainstorm, take a moment to let its healing energy wash over you.