Rain: What it means to me

Courtesy of theguardian.com.

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Rain.  What is it?  Scientifically, rain is the result of condensation from the moisture that collects in the Earth’s atmosphere. To me however, that’s not all that rain is.

It is storm season in Florida and the rain is coming down everyday (at least it is on the Treasure Coast). Many people think of rain as depressing and a hinderance due to the fact that it puts a damper on most outdoor activities. There are a few of us out there that find rain both exhilarating and spiritual. Rain, in many cultures is a symbol of growth, new beginnings, and sensuality.

When the heavens open up and gift us with their nectar, they are providing Earth with a great life force. Rain makes everything grow. For example: a seed falls from a plant and lands on the ground. The wind covers the seed up with dirt and debris. It rains. The rain penetrates through the dirt and debris and surrounds the seed, providing it with the first nutrient it needs to begin its journey to the surface. The seed then soon becomes a seedling, then a plan t, then food for the creatures of Earth. Without rain the Earth as we know it would cease to exist.

Rain is not always so pleasant.  Destruction can also be an outcome from rain.  Rain erodes the Earth, bring down cities, and cause civilizations to crumble.  Rain is a force that must be respected.  It must be honored and worshipped.  Next time it rains, go outside, throw your hands in the air, and thank the Gods for their gift.



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