I am Irish and I know about rain.
Do you know it rains in Ireland?
That’s why Ireland is renowned for its forty shades of green – it’s due to constant rain.
It is raining to-day.
It rained yesterday and the weather forecast for tomorrow is – wait for it – yes more rain.
I remember as a child singing
Rain rain go away,
Come again another day.
Little Johnny wants to play;
Rain, rain, go to Spain,
Never show your face again!
It never did.
It stayed and it continues to play havoc. But the added effect
is the depressor – the grayness that goes with this rain.
This is the game changer – this is what brings on the low moods – even depression.
These are the days of blown out skies with no contrast – no definition.
These are the dull flat days that some individuals struggle to cope with.
These are the days when the lonely feel lonelier – when flatness changes to despair
-when hope changes to helplessness.
And yet all can be turned around if we remember 4 little things.
“The Celtic Festival of Samhain marks that time when we can let go of the old year and allow ourselves to dream new dreams in the darkness of winter;
follow the urge to withdraw and remember who we are;
dream the seeds of the future we wish to see happen, and gather them within ourselves, to be nurtured and germinated in the depth of our imagination in the darkness of winter.
This puts a whole new meaning to those gray rainy days. Its time to warm up – cosy up – listen to our heart and dream.
Light the fire – beckon to the flames – and sit as our ancestors did – and nourish the soul.
The soul knows what it needs.
The soul knows what it wants.
It is when we focus on the froth and bubble of life and mistakenly believe in it that brings us into the hopelessness of gray rainy weather.
But read this fantastic poster
I love this poster that I found on my friends fan page. It signifies getting back to ourselves. Back to the energy – the life force – of who we really are.
It is in connection with ourselves that we can be prompted to dance – to sing – to tell stores – to be in the silence where all wisdom radiates into our lives.
- Never stop dancing.
- Never stop singing
- Never stop being enchanted by stories.
- Never stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence.
The journey of every day begins at the core of your being. That connection with your higher self – soul – God – life – whatever label you want to put on it – motivates us through the many cycles of life into the colorful dance.