Playful Rain

For the first time in a couple of weeks, I woke up to the rumble of thunder and the patter of rain. Heavy rain. The thunderstorms started last night and continued to roll through the area overnight. I felt a heightened sense of anticipation as I reached into my glass pitcher this morning. There were nine folded slips of paper left. I knew one of them was a rainy day activity. 

I drew this action:

Play in the rain. 

I laughed! How perfect. How beautifully soul expanding, heart lifting, mind blowing perfect. 

I had a full schedule ahead for the day, beginning with a morning closing. However, I took time to stand on the covered front deck, watching the rain fall down in heavy sheets. The word “deluge” came to mind! I inhaled the fresh earthy scent and grabbed potted plants, holding them out in the rain to receive a drink. 

Ready to leave for the day, I played in the rain, on my way to the car. Because I didn’t want to walk into my office and then a closing soaking wet, I did something that I rarely do. I flipped open an umbrella. I was instantly transported back to my childhood, when I would walk around in the yard while it rained, splashing in puddles, feeling intimately enclosed in my own little world beneath the umbrella. 

When I wrote this creative action, back in late May, I envisioned carrying out this action by dancing wildly in the rain in the backyard. This was much more sedate play today, but full of joy. In the car, the playful attitude stayed with me, and I drove through huge puddles of water with gleeful abandon. 

I am undone by this month of creative actions, these arrows of desire. I am amazed by the synchronicities, and the alignment of the activities with the unfolding of the day. Only two rainy day activities in the batch of 30 and I drew both of them on rainy days, with many days of dry hot weather in between them. 

Every time I reach into that glass pitcher, it is an act of trust. After 22 days of randomly selecting creative actions that are undeniably right for the day, I have sunk deeply into that trust, deeply into Divine guidance. I am surrendered. 

This has been an incredible experience that has opened my heart beyond what I could have imagined. I know I am being prepared for something yet to come, just around the river bend. 

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