“He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass, as showers that water the earth. In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth…” Psalm 72:6-7
Inspiration: Dreaming of Rain... the rains bring renewal and grace
If you encounter rain in your dream, then this suggests that it is time to communicate with others. An impressive downpour demonstrates that you are conscious of spiritual development.
Have you ever had a dream that is not only vivid but also palpable? What do you remember about it? How did it make you feel? Rain is a very powerful symbol in almost every culture. It is known as the water of life. We pray for rain to grow our crops, we honor the rainfall for our harvest, the heavens rain when a great soul is lost, and God‘s promise to Noah is part of that popular biblical rain story… Recently, I had a powerful dream about rain; a torrential, heavy, unrelenting deluge, and it prompted this post.
The Dream: I was at a book signing with Toni Morrison. It was a wonderful event and lots of people were there in a brightly lit space. My children and many others were there chatting away and doing the usual things that occur at a signing. It was a happy event and Ms. Morrison was in her element.
“The spiritual person is so shaken with fear of the Lord as to break out in tears, just as CLOUDS draw their water from the upper reaches and pour it forth as rain.” Hildegard of Bingen
Inspiration: Dreaming of Rain... rain is cleansing and healing
Jimmy Cliff – I Can See Clearly Now
A gift or assistance from God. Nourishment and replenishing (as rain nourished plants). Spiritual presence. Cleansing, washing away the old, and starting new .
The Dream: After a while, I decided to head out as I had errands to run. I joyfully said my goodbyes and headed out the door. It was a bright and sunny day and I remember as I opened the door, a gust of wind and a few droplets of rain fell on me. As I stepped into the rain, I realized I had stepped into a deluge. It was the heaviest rainfall I had even been under that it took my breath away.
As I struggled with my open umbrella, I could hear myself gasping for breath, and the rain showers fell on me like heavy sheets of glass. Interestingly, the rain felt like a deep cleansing even as I struggled to catch my breath. I was drenched and my umbrella couldn’t compete with the rainfall… and then, as my breath grew weak, I prayed out loud for help and almost immediately, I felt a release; awash with grace I awoke and bolted out of bed.
“The quality of mercy is not strained. It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest: It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.” William Shakespeare (Portia from Merchant of Venice)
Inspiration: Dreaming of Rain... even the deluge brings forgiveness
Dreaming that you get wet from the rain means that you will soon be cleansed from your troubles and problems. Rain also symbolizes fertility and renewal. Seeing and hear rain falling, symbolizes forgiveness and grace.
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare (Portia speaks)
The quality of mercy is not strained.
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest:
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.
Tis mightiest in the mightiest; it becomes
The throned monarch better than his crown.
His scepter shows the force of temporal power,
The attribute to awe and majesty,
Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings.
But mercy is above this sceptered sway;
It is enthroned in the hearts of kings;
It is an attribute of God himself;
And earthly power doth then show like God’s
When mercy seasons justice
Even in a deluge, rain is also a symbol of forgiveness. The image of that rainfall has stayed with me, and I remember the feeling of it around me; the heaviness, the struggle, the words of prayer, and the release. The rain was relentless; yet forgiving, once I accepted the power and grace behind it… What do you think? More below…