The Wand Position

The Wand Position
Often Used for Magic

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Moving The Rain

There was a time many years ago when a friend of mine asked me to come to her wedding and to deflect the rain. She had invited me anyway but they wanted to be married outdoors in a beautiful location near a mountain in Flagstaff and they heard it was going to rain that day and they wanted to have it nice for the wedding.

I did go and sure enough it looked like it was going to rain. I got there and moved myself away from the wedding party to the right place that felt good to me. I stood there and did how I have been taught.

It is not something where you eliminate the rain, it is rather requesting that the rain go around where you are - but speaking the words is not enough and even feeling the energy while that is helpful is not quite enough. It is necessary to do a gesture which I was able to do and with some finesse.

Finesse is important in this kind of work and therefore it rained all around the place where we were but the clouds parted and went around the place of the ceremony and that was fine for the whole ceremony and even afterwards for the party but at some point a hawk flew right between where I was standing and working and the party and hawk was crying - making its sound.

I knew then I needed to stop immediately because rain was needed in that place since it is an open area and a place for the animals and the plants. I stopped immediately, told the people it was time for the rain to be there and immediately the rain started to fall but in a nice way - gently so that the people had time to pack up and by the time we were leaving it was raining with enthusiasm.

I'm mentioning this not to say - oh look at me, how great I am but rather to say that it is possible when you have a heart connection with Mother Earth, the plants, the animals and life here that the elements of Earth will be kind to you when you need them but you must also be kind and considerate as all life needs rain and water and all life needs to be respected.



Patrice said...

Dear Robert,
Thank you for this very inspiring blog. I posted some questions about communication with animals, stones and vegetals in an older part of your blog which is "Insights Through Motion" could you please give me some advices on a way to deepen my connection to other levels of nature?
Good thoughts from Tokyo Japan

Robert Shapiro said...

Patrice, thank you for your comments. I will consider your questions and see if I can answer them in general as one question in an upcoming post on this blog. I also recommend that you read Benevolent Magic blog as well which is my main blog. You may find some interesting material there for you as well.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Robert for your answer,,,Wait for the hint...From your answer or as an application of Benevolent Magic...

Patrice said...

Sorry...animous was me.