Hello, again! It has been awhile. Life seems to have slipped by so quickly these last months. I've been working on this post for quite awhile, trying to get the wording right so that it conveys correctly all that I feel. Even though it is Winter now, these feeling are still true, and to be honest, I can't wait for Spring again so I can enjoy these times again.
There is nothing quite so refreshing as walking through the rain. Soft sounds of the raindrops splashing on the leaves. Water running down my scalp, my hair curling gently around my face…it’s then that I feel the most alive. My heart lifting above the clouds, soaring far away from the cares of this world. Peace. The quiet stillness in the rain. Just as the ground soaks up the water, so my soul seems to soak up the goodness of the world being refreshed. Fly free my soul!
My inner self seems to flourish in the rain and storms, much like a plant flourishes in the rain. Crystal drops hovering on my eyelashes and being soaked through doesn’t bother me much. Actually, I welcome it. To be so completely free in the midst of nature! I am in awe of how beautiful and marvelous creation is, and how God made it possible for me to enjoy it. It’s when I am out in the pouring rain I am the most grateful for what God has done for me, and continues to do. It’s when I am soaked to the bone and look less than perfect that I can sense God’s presence, and feel the closest to Him. Perfect harmony. The song of my soul lifts to my Saviour. When I feel drained and empty this is where I wish to be. My heart is filled and I can continue on in my days, full of warmth and love.
The weight on my shoulders seems to slip off in these moments. Freedom from all the pain and hurts. Unencumbered. “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”(Matthew 11: 28-30) I will give you rest…my burden is light. Oh, how real that is for me when I am out in nature! I love it. I really do. Nature is where I feel the most myself, the most joy, and the closest to God. It’s where I can close my eyes and enjoy what Christ has done for me.
Where do you feel the most free? What is it about that place that causes that feeling?