I had become quite discontented and disturbed at the misery of the folks who had been inundated by sea and rain water in the beloved country of Cornwall. One lady in particular made me simultaneously laugh and cry when she said:
“I’m packing up what’s left of my stuff, and now I’m having to move out….It’s not my fault!”
That really made me think. “It’s not my fault”…It was a strange thing to say, but quite reflective of a “blame culture” which is infecting these islands. Yet, I understood what she meant at heart – why was this terrible tragedy happening to such an extent, to nice people, and to a lovely county? It was the British sense of “fairness” coming into play. It was all so unfair. I was prodded into action.
I had been to Cornwall recently – just before the storms started. Many of the places mentioned as being devastated were places that I had been to or through. Having had experience of weather control as a druid skill I wondered whether it would be right for me to try to intervene. Only the dowsing rods could answer this for me, in conjunction with my spirit guide Ash.
Having recently changed my study room I no longer knew where my power centre was. Turns out it has moved from one side to the very centre of the room, which makes it easier to work now. I stood in the power centre and dowsed some questions about the storms:-
- Were the storms necessary to re-balance the climate in these lands? NO.
- Was an imbalance of water being created by the storms? YES.
- Was it appropriate for my to call for a cessation to the storms? YES.
- Did I have enough personal power? YES.
- Was it the right time of the full moon cycle to do this work? YES, it is First Quarter – the beginning of the power cycle.
- Would there be any negative impact on the land or its inhabitants if I called a halt to the storms? NO.
- Could I do this work even though I had released my elemental associates? YES – their powers are now a part of you.
I felt that with this series of questions I had the green light to at least give it a go! I asked how ling it would take to take effect if I did the work – the answer was three days. Today was Thursday 6th February. The storms would cease by Sunday 9th. That was my hope, my belief, my faith. With that news, that feeling, I knew I had to try something.
The Process of Calming a Storm
I wast to detail the process I went through: the sequence, the kinds of things I visualised, so that you can try this yourself. Here was the process I used:-
- Ground and centre, then call upon your spirit guide to assist with the work.
- Imagine a vortex of energy swelling upwards and outwards from your centre to form a huge shield around the main island and around Ireland – like a huge umbrella
- Face the correct cardinal direction and call upon the elements of the wind to sweep away the rain clouds, and to hold the in-coming storm fronts from America and the South-West
- Face the correct cardinal direction and call upon the elements of the sun to heat the earth and quickly dry the land. Ask them to create a high-pressure bubble over the land which would keep in-coming weather systems away.
- Face the correct cardinal direction and call upon the elements of the land to absorb the water deep into the bowels of the earth, to open up channels to drain water away quickly. Ask the soil to accept the warmth of the sun and retain in to keep the temperatures up.
- Face the correct cardinal direction and call upon the elements of the sea, specifically the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea, to draw passing water down into themselves, rather than letting it pass overhead. To create a vortex in the deep ocean which will draw water down from the clouds, rather than feeding the clouds further.
- Give thanks to the elements and your guide.
I picked up my dowsing rods and asked if the work had begun. They indicated that it had. When would the changes begin? Immediately, but the culmination would on Sunday evening as the storm cycle is broken completely. Now, I just have to wait to see how helpful that work might be.
I realise how ridiculous I will look if next week Cornwall and Devon are hit by another storm cycle, but that’s the nature of magickal experimentation! It takes an element of faith.