The visualization this week comes from the experience of being in the desert after a season of rainstorms. The intention is to help manifest rain in dry places around the world.
First, I will begin with a quote from Edward Abbey.
" Beyond the wall of the unreal city... there is another world waiting for you. It is the old true world of the deserts, the mountains, the forests, the islands, the shores, the open plains. Go there. Be there. Walk gently and quietly and deep within it. And then---- May your trails be dim, lonesome, stony, narrow, winding and only uphill. May the wind bring rain for the slick rock potholes fourteen miles on the other side of yonder blue ridge. May God's dog serenade your campfire, may the rattlesnake and screech owl amuse your reverie, may the Great Sun dazzle your eyes by day and the Great Bear watch over you at night."
It rarely rains here, but for days, the skies have opened up in the afternoons with vast curtains of thunderstorms and rain.
As a result, the arid desert floor has burst into bloom with carpets of wildflowers that stretch as far as the eyes can see. Wild patches of luminous brittlebush, poppies, bluebells, lupine, sand verbena and desert sunflowers cover the landscape and cast an immediate spell on you.
The seeds lie dormant for years waiting for the moment the rains arrive.
You begin to wander gently through the fields of flowers and find a small animal track to follow through them. It is as if you have stepped into a dream of exquisite colour and scent.
After a while, the trail traverses along the side of a ravine meandering beside rocks and pinon trees.
A dragonfly floats along for a while in front of you.
The path ends at a high spot under sheltered overhanging boulders.
You sit down on a rock and rest.
The silence is absolute. The air is so clear you see the land unfold for miles and miles across the glowing desert landscape.
When you look down at the ground, you notice the tracks of mountain goats or mule deer.
You take your shoes off. The heat from the day has made the sand warm under the soles of your feet. When you burrow your feet underneath the earth, it feels cool and refreshing.
A canyon wren begins to sing.
Far away, you can hear thunder. The wind begins to stir. The slight breeze brings with it a faint perfume of sagebrush mingled with the wildflowers and earth.
In the distance, you can see clouds beginning to roll in. Billowing anvil headed cumulus nimbus clouds trailing a veil of storm.
A wall of rain edges closer and closer to your secret spot. Barefoot, you retreat to the sheltered nook underneath the overhanging slabs of rock.
The rain comes down. Pelting the sand and splattering the rocks with thick raindrops. The landscape becomes blurred and obscured.
Soon the intensity of the rain abates and diminishes to a shower. One large foot of a rainbow hovers above the valley of flowers.
You enjoy the calming sound of the rain and the faraway thunder. You breathe and relax, watching for the rainbow to dissolve.
〰️ Clara 〰️
I am bringing my favourite outside experiences and imaginings to create visualizations that encourage peace and relaxation.