One of my favorite moments in the life of Jesus is when he was awakened from a deep sleep on a boat by his frightened disciples as they thrashed about in a stormy sea. Mark 4:35-41 NIV
Jesus Calms the Storm
35 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” 36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”
39 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.
40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”
41 They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”
Taking Authority Over Weather
Now when you live in Oklahoma for thirty years, as I did, you have plenty of opportunities to take a cue from Jesus and take authority over storms. Praying about weather conditions is a long-established practice for me. Of course, measuring the effectiveness of said prayers is fairly impossible. However, I did have one enlightening afternoon that has encourage me to stay the course.
About three years ago, I was living in Honolulu by then. My daughter, Sara, who lives in St. Louis, MO, with her family, sent me an urgent text.
Pray for Will and Gracie. They are on the school bus trying to get home and a big storm is here. It’s knocked down trees on their road and everything is flooding.
At the time Will was 10 and Gracie 7. I immediately took a deep dive into prayer mode and connected quickly. I saw Will comforting a very scared Grace, huddled together on the bus. My guides sent me instructions to help the bus driver maintain calm and control. Then I began to work on the storm itself. Thanks to the magic of satellite technology, I pulled up the weather map. They were in the reddest region of the tempest. Images formed in my mind of the clouds breaking up and moving away. It was if I was playing my part in a larger orchestration of storm manipulation. In real time I saw the satellite images forming a horseshoe of lessening intensity over the children’s neighborhood. Energy poured through me, along with images of clouds, wind, rain and sky. The satellite picture looked as if great hands were parting the clouds, pushing the red zone away from them.
I sighed in relief when another text reported the children home, safe and sound. A good Samaritan had arrived in the road with a chainsaw to clear the tree. The rain had abated in the area for a while. The bus driver had made wise decisions. Sadly, the flooding had been so severe on their street that two horses had been washed away.
Since that incident, I’ve taken my intervention for weather and my connection to our vibrant planet more seriously. The intelligence and spirit of earth is often called Gaia and I speak with her daily. A couple of months ago I received a beautiful image of Mother Gaia as a celestial figure, pregnant with earth in her womb. The atmosphere around her, a starry shawl and swirl of fractal lights. Magnificent.
I longed to capture some of that image in a meditation and it finally came together for me. I was also instructed to add a segment of visualization for rain for the southwest United States.
In John 14:12 Jesus said we could do the same things he demonstrated and even greater things. The growing awareness of the power of group consciousness certainly encourages like minded people to come together in the quantum fields to affect our world.
Join me and others in the Mother Earth Meditation with Visualization for Rain for Southwest United States.