Living in the country it’s hard not to notice the impact the drought is having. What were green paddocks only months ago, are now brown and dusty wastelands. Little to no feed. And they’ve already begun trucking water in.
We received an email in the office the other day. From one of our coaches experiencing the same drought conditions, only in another state. It’s so widespread, isn’t it. Killing livestock, taking people down with it, the drought shows no mercy. His only request ‘Send some good vibes to Queensland’.
It was his trust in a greater power that stopped me. His response to the desperation… employing that old Indian belief of feeling the rain had already happened and giving thanks.
A prayer for rain.
And rain has fallen when people gather together to do that.
But the wisdom of this belief can be applied to any aspect of our lives. Feeling the feeling that what we desire has already happened… and giving thanks. Sometimes patience is required. But looking back, I am blown away by how often this simple trust delivers even the greatest of things.
So, feel the feeling. And give thanks for what it is you want.
And take a moment to feel the rain and give thanks for it too…