Mother Nature at Work

I love watching thunderstorms. Especially at night. And especially  the spectacular show of lightning flashes lighting up the sky.  There is something majestically primeval and awesome about the show that Mother Nature puts on. Wouldn’t it be fantastic to be able to harvest all that energy!

There is a whole other arena to the storms in the skies. Mythology abounds around the flashes of light and the rumblings of thunder. I can remember as a kid being told that thunder was God working in the rock quarry carting loads of boulders.

Thunder and lightning announced the presence of God to Moses (Exodus 19:16-18). In many shamanic traditions, lighting is a signal for an initiate to progress to the next level of training in the art of shaman wisdom.

The Celts established sacred spaces in spots where lightning struck.  They became holy places of worship.  The Native American Thunderbird emits lightning bolts from its eyes. There is a strong association with honesty, truth and morality. If this is breached the bolt will strike the perpetrator. For the Chinese lightning is a fertility symbol.

In Greek mythology, the god Zeus holds a lightning bolt, symbolising intuition and spiritual illumination.

Sit back, relax and enjoy nature at work –

Raili Tanska

Steps for Peace
Tread the path of life gently and reverently.
Speak softly with discernment. 
Leave footprints of Light for others to follow.

13 thoughts on “Mother Nature at Work

  1. Yes…I love thunder and lightening storms but have a healthy respect for them. Once you have been in a tornado you fully understand the enormus power.

    1. That would be so scary. Awesome as they are, to be immersed in one takes it to a whole other dimension. I can never understand why people purposely chase storms. Adrenalin rush I suppose. Back in the early 70’s Darwin was annihilated on Christmas Day by a monster cyclone.

  2. Having watched these, I think I’ve not really experienced a storm! Definitely nothing like these. I think it is because I’ve mainly lived on little islands.

    1. We get nothing like these where we live either. I think they tend to occur more in tropical areas. I have witnessed some fabulous ones in Qld, but not of this magnitude. Safer to see on video 🙂

      1. I agree! We went fishing in Florida with some friends. On the horizon, all around us, were storms, with some striking lightning bolts. Even though in the distance, it did remind me of our vulnerability.

  3. I love watching lightning storms … as long as they aren’t right on top of me.

    Growing up, we were always told the thunder was the angels bowling.

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