“Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.” — Hosea Ballou

“Rain is grace; rain is the sky condescending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.” — John Updike

When you were a kid, did you ever run outside to stand in the warm, pouring rain?  We did!  We’d throw back our heads with mouths wide open and “catch” the raindrops on our face and tongue.  We’d create whole dam systems in the rivulets that ran beside the road.  I remember feeling absolutely nourished and washed clean by those summer rains.

You are nourished by the gentle presence of Life, just as the earth is nourished by the rain.  Spirit is forever showering you with life.  Love is always radiating into your life.  Light is forever illuminating your way. Stand open in the “rain” of Life’s bounty and allow yourself to receive the blessings of this downpour of Love, Joy, Wholeness, and Peace.  Let it wash your mind and heart clean of the past.  Open your heart and mind wide to take it all in!

Reflection:  Are you open to the nourishing rain of the Presence?  Where are you holding up a blocking “umbrella”?

Affirmation:  I allow Spirit to wash over me, nourishing and fulfilling all my needs.  My Light and Love overflow and nourish others.