Tuesday, December 14, 2021

“The Gates of Heaven Opened”

 The saying in Hebrew that describes rain, speaks of the gates of heaven opening. Admittedly, it’s more meaningful for a land that is often parched.


I have heard some describe the smell of rain as their favorite. Rain doesn’t have a smell, so it’s the wetness bringing out the earthy smells that they resonate to; the smell of leaves, the ground, the life mushrooming from below.


Rain is all about resonance. It’s how it hits other matter, and what that interaction brings forth.


Resonance is what life forces are, not only the physical, but also the spiritual. In this way, the expression of rain as the gates of heaven opening always makes sense to me.


Listen to the falling rain
Listen to it pour
And with every drop of rain,
I can hear you call,

Call my name right out loud,
I can hear above the clouds
And I'm here among the puddles
You and I together huddle.

Listen to the falling rain,
Listen to it rain.


From RAIN by ©José Feliciano & Hilda Feliciano


Listening to my muse on a blessed rainy day~~~


Vijaya said...

That's so lovely, Mirka. It resonates especially now as I think of the chant, Rorate caeli...drop down ye dew from heaven...sublime.

Evelyn said...

Rain can be a mixed blessing. I lived through a hurricane when I was 6 weeks old (it took the roof off my grandparents' house where we were visiting). And when I was growing up (2nd grade and 8th grade) I lived through two floods that devastated our community. But I'm thankful for rain and that I live in a part of the country where we have plenty of it.

MirkaK said...

I am so grateful for the latest rains and hope we have more. You're right about the smell. It's truly earthy. And where I live, every walk brings me in sight of the incredible abundance of mushrooms. I have seen more in quantity and diversity than in the last 15 years. Yahoo for the rain!