Thunder and Lightening

Thunder and Lightening. I have always been mesmerized by storms, big storms. The more thunder, lightening, and torrential rain the better. 

Storms are cleansing.

A while back I looked at the leaves of the trees and plants I was photographing, they looked dirty, dusty and tired from the long hot dry spell we had been going through. That night, a storm rolled through, torrential rain and thunder and lightening off in the distance.

I went out with my camera the following day and the same leaves and plants looked clean, invigorated, full and lush. 

The rain had cleaned them off, the water in the soil was filling up their leaves, making them thick, healthy and very, very green.

Thunder and lightening engage the senses, rumbling sounds and water rushing down for the sky to earth and then across the land is also cleansing, purging and is life giving. Lightening is lifting us to pay attention.

Now I know that some people are scarred of thunder, lightening and the often heavy rain that comes with those types of storms. I am not asking you to go out walking in the rain, but if you have a window that is not facing the storm and not letting in any rain water, there is nothing to stop you turning out the light and opening that window.

If you do not have a window that opens, many condo windows do not open, sitting by the window and watching the action and looking at the rain asking the streets clean, the cars and everything that is growing, is just as good.

Clear your mind as you watch and absorb the storm is important to let in the cleansing action of the storm. Be relaxed, stop using any electronics. I know. Many recommend turning them off, I prefer to stop using them, turn the screen down, or off so that it is not intruding on your quiet thoughts by calling out to you. You can go back to them later.

I usually turn off the lights as well so that the full impact of the lightening and thunder comes through to me. In this case, unless you are able to watch the forks of lightening come down from the sky to earth, I find that simply be aware of the sudden brightness is all that is all I need.

Oh and one thing, don’t get caught up in counting the number of seconds between the thunder boom and the flash of lightening. The goal is to hear and see/feel, experience the storm. Counting the seconds between the booms and flashes is a distraction the busy mind is able to latch on to. 

A simple routine fo breathing in and relaxing the air slowly and repeating “I breathe in to calm my body and breathe out to calm my mind.” Is all it takes.

Be like the leaves and trees after a storm, all washed and cleansed, filled with new energy and life.

Vision Boards need not be Perfect

A vision board is a creative way to visualize the things you desire to manifest in your life.

Over the years I have created many vision boards, including ones that are text only. The intention behind the board is that creating it or writing out what you want to manifest is a way of reinforcing your desires and communicating with your angels and guides what it is your need or want.

In the past I have created vision boards where the three big desires, health, wealth, and happiness are each described separately.

For example, I envisaged wealth as a pot of gold, and where do you find post of gold usually? At the end of a rainbow. So I found images of rainbows and pots fo gold, and even printed out the claim form form the lottery corporation and put them all together on my vision board. 

For health I printed out pictures of myself when I was a lot less heavy and in better health. I looked at You Tube videos and wished to have good health to walk long distances to take photographic landscapes. 

For happiness, I decided that meant a female companion and printed images of women that stood in place for a style or type that I felt I could live and like as a companion.

The images were all glossy and clean and I have a magnetic clip board so I could put them up in combinations that seemed to speak my needs and intentions.

Well, because the images were all separated, the interconnection between things was lost. Wealth would give the house, condo or physical space I needed but being healthy would help me enjoy it. I needed the companion to make a physical space a home.

My most recent vision board has no immaculate images, it is all on one large sheet of paper, and more detailed in the sense that what smaller simpler components are drawn. 

The drawings are simple stick figures. But as I drew each part of my vision board, I would draw a circle around it but show connections with the other things on the board. The pot of gold is  linked to the condo and the vehicle and other things. I appear in each circle as a simple stick figure with the word ‘Happy’ next to me.

Things like health are indicated by simple words, ‘fit, trim, and healthy.’ The earlier board with images of me as I was in the past are not suitable for how I want to look and feel in the future. In the future there will be a new me, not an old me reborn.

The relationship is now not an idealized version, or even someone I know. She is someone I am vacationing with and I accept that I have not met her yet and have no preconception of what she will look like, just that we are shown as being happy together.

Engaging your angels, arch angels, guides, and scented masters/mistresses to help with the manifestation increases the imprint of your desires and goals on your mind and your positive outlook on life.

The vision board in the end should not be perfect it is the unexpected that brings amazing things in to our lives. The risk of a perfect vision board is that what we receive may not match what we see on the wall and are disappointed with it and continue hoping for something that is too perfect to materialize.