Monday, November 1, 2010

November Cleanse

No, I’m not starting some crazy pre-holiday cleanse, but it probably wouldn’t be a bad idea. The heavy rain that was forecasted for yesterday (Halloween and our annual outdoor family photo shoot) came this morning, in buckets. When I woke up this morning, it was the first thing I heard. Driving on the freeway today, all I could think was “holy cow, it’s raining hard.”
I read my devotional passage this morning as the rain was pounding the roof and the windows:
“I was shown the earth like a draught board painted in black and white squares. As rain came down, the black paint ran into the white, and the whole became a dirty grey. Then even heavier rain came, and the whole was transformed into the purest white. I heard the words:
Have faith. Hold fast and know that the whole earth and all in it are going through a tremendous cleansing process. All is very, very well, for all is going according to my* plan. Be at perfect peace.”
This completely spoke to me and cleansed my soul. I am in transition right now and I feel at peace.
When my three-year-old, Sofia, was younger, she would ask me why it rained. Living in Seattle, I heard that question a lot. I told her the earth was getting cleaned. This morning, on the freeway driving to IKEA (I’ll save that for another post!), the rain was pounding, blinding and water was coming up over the car. Sofia said, “Mama, I think the world is getting cleaned.” I said “I know, isn't that wonderful?” She responded, “Yes, but it’s a little bit too much rain.”  I agree – but for some reason we need it. The rain has stopped and the air is still and peaceful.
*Insert “the Universe, God, the spirit” or whatever gives you peace here. This excerpt is from “Opening Doors Within: 365 Daily Meditations” by Eileen Caddy. I read a passage every morning while I am getting ready. It is a wonderful way to start my day.

1 comment:

  1. I needed this Amy - really perfect. I will never see rain quite in the same way. xo