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 –