Sometimes we might feel the need to wash away all of our troubles and bring freshness into our lives. Since perhaps the most cleansing substance on this earth is water, we can think of the joy rain brings as an energetic bath, rejuvenating our minds, bodies, and souls. Just being able to spend a few moments every time it rains to become aware of the healing powers water brings to us can renew us in so many ways. As we do this, we will find that the more we appreciate the universe’s gift to us in the form of rain, the more we can see that a gentle rain shower is a robust reflective tool that can cleanse our entire being.
The next time it rains might be a good chance to experience the rain through all of your senses, allowing you to understand how vital each drop of water is true. First, take a few minutes to look outside and notice how each raindrop comes down in a continual stream. By noticing this, you can contemplate how it takes many small accomplishments to create the whole of your existence, for nothing exists in isolation. Then you might wish to focus your attention on the sound of the rainfall, letting the sounds of drops penetrate the innermost recesses of your self. Listening in this way may bring you a greater sense of connection with nature and the world around you, knowing that the sounds you hear are integral to the physical sustenance you require and nourishing your spirit.
Consciously using our senses to feel nature’s healing energy as it comes to us in the form of rain is an act of internal cleansing. Just as the rain physically washes over the earth and rinses out any impurities and imperfections, it also bathes our spirit in the joy that comes from knowing that we are one with the world around us.