This morning I replied to my friend in Norway, regarding changes in the weather here in California. Here is a slightly edited version of my letter:
“I hope that you are well! So much has happened since I last wrote. We had reports of a bad windstorm coming, especially for the northern part of the state. The National Weather Service had been warning of high wind, more destructive fires, and even that we should leave our homes.
In due course, I contacted a powerful nature Being through my awareness and focus – A huge fellow, made of clouds, a fearsome weather and wind entity – and for just a split-second after getting so involved I asked myself, “What have I gotten myself into?” – ha, ha, but it passed and I began to just plainly ‘speak’ with him (mostly done telepathically). No ceremony or yagya needed – just a heart-to-heart exchange.
I said how we are so sorry for ignoring him and after so many years his loneliness, alienation, and anger are understandable. I didn’t try to change his mind, but just plainly stated my case how we are all so bone-tired of the fires and could the wind blow instead not so hard, a little more water in the air and so on, and still accomplish the weather dharma? I have found it never hurts to ask… 🙂
Then I let it go. About a half-day later I checked in and the Being was not enraged anymore – A little attention, compassion, and recognition for any living thing goes such a long way – and he was now simply angry. I just took this into my heart and let it sit, so that the anger could be dissolved by Divine love. Then a few hours later, the Being became calmer and more content. I did nothing except continue a sattvic response, which greatly encourages Divinity.
Up here in the Sierra Nevada foothills though they did cut our power again, the strong wind never materialized. Now across the state the few fires created have been extinguished, and Cal Fire has cancelled Red Flag Warnings for all of California – the first time since August, at least.
What a quick turnaround! Maharishi said we should take credit for such things, so I will offer it back to Him. 🙂 Non-attachment and Brahman go together, like the sun and its light.
Now I am working on politics here in the USA, to culture a smoother transition. A different process altogether. Plenty to learn and plenty to do. Please wish me luck. 🙂
Wishing you All Blessings,
Jai Guru Dev