bear Medicinewalker talk about the Storms of Life

Storms of Life

A Storm is described as a violent disturbance of the atmosphere with strong winds and usually rain, thunder, lightning, or snow. It can also refer to moving angrily or forcefully in a specific direction. Whatever way you choose to describe it, the Thunder nation was busy throughout the night and into the early morning hours here at the lake.

I sat and watched as the lightening danced on top of the water and the sky echoed and rolled with its partner, Thunder. Rain, cleansing and ever revitalizing, continued to fall, sometimes in a fierce way and at other times as gentle reminders it is hear to help nurture, grow and supply life to creation itself.

It reminded me that it is similar to us humans, as in nature… sometimes we bring about mighty storms forcefully sending out emotion, energy, anger or grief out to the universe around us and into our very lives. Yet other times it seems to continue for lifetimes, and at others it comes in short quick bursts but still holding that wicked sting as if it were lightening itself.

Then like the rain, the tears fall…sometimes gently and sometimes like the floodgates themselves were released. Emotion again pours out and releases, renewing self it is a way to let go of what we can not, do not control.

It is a renewal of faith that the world continues …that all of creation is cared for… that there are cycles that begin and end… that it is a circle of life, beginning to end and back again to start new and fresh. Transitions, Awakenings, Understandings of Hope and Faith all continue in that circle.

As Mother Theresa said, “More tears have been shed for prayers that have been answered than for those prayers that have not.” So have faith that after the storms of your life pass, there will be renewal, new purpose just remember you are unique and perfect within your own imperfections… and that even through all the storms the Creator God loves us all unconditionally.

I so love natures storms!

Mitakuye O’yasin,

~ bear Medicinewalker