Nature Teachings: Dancing With the Wind
On a recent, early Spring morning, I ventured outside to do a ritual. It had to be that morning, and I didn't care about the weather, though I was thankful that it was not raining. Indeed, it was a very cold, very windy morning!
As the wind blew, I created my sacred space and lit my candle and incense, protecting the flames best I could without getting burnt. For a while, there was calm, but toward the end, the wind really picked up again, and my candle went out. I chose not to relight it, as I knew the ritual was over at that point.
I spent a few minutes, however, focusing on the wind. The wind buffeted my face and threatened to blow away my altar items. I sat still, enjoying the feel of the wind and the warmth of the Sun on my face, and then something occurred to me...
I could choose to see this wind as an impediment, as an opposing force in the Universe, meant to hold me back. I chose instead to see the wind as the wind at my back, supporting me and propelling me forward...
Would you know--once I chose to shift my perspective, the wind changed direction! ;)
Photo Credit: "Vibrancy" (c) 2013 Jennifer L. Moore. Do not duplicate.