In my last two blog posts I wrote about working with energy. If you read the blogs then you should remember that energy follows the mind. You can lead energy with your thoughts. I went to the park with my family this afternoon and while the teenagers played basketball I sat under a cedar tree and played tunes on one of my Native American flutes. While playing I watched cotton-ball clouds drift by overhead.
I decided to practice cloud bursting. Developing the ability to play with the clouds is one of the first step in developing weather shamanism skills. The objective of cloud bursting is to pick out a cloud in the sky and dissolve with you your intent, with your mind. I suggest that you start with a fairly small, wispy cloud. Cirrus clouds work great for this. Pick out a cloud, focus your eyes and your intent on erasing the cloud from the sky. Once you send your intent you can relax and just watch the cloud. Work you way up from cirrus clouds to more dense and larger clouds like cumulus clouds.
Once you have develop the ability to focus your intent and dissolve clouds try to do the opposite. Pick out a small cloud and use your intent to make it grow. Once you have mastered that skill you might try moving a cloud or merging two clouds into a larger cloud. When you start to practice cloud merger or cloud movement do it on a day when the clouds are stationary.
You will probably be surprised by how many things you can influence with your intent. But, for the next week or two practice cloud bursting and then growing clouds. I'll post another blog in a couple of weeks on other weather shamanism skills you might work on developing.
Peace my friends,
I'm Dr. Dave, an eclectic shaman. I lived and worked in Bolivia and Peru for over six years, where I and was trained by Andean Shamans, and today practice eclectic shamanism.