Know things in nature
are like a person.
Talk to tornadoes;
talk to the thunder,
they are your friends
and will protect you.
–Anonymous Navajo Poem
(poemcrazy: freeing your life with words by Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge, p. 108)
This poem didn’t have a title. “Words from the Whirlwind” is my title for this article. “Then answered the Lord unto Job out of the whirlwind . . .” (Job 40:6, KJV). Talk to tornadoes and you may encounter God. Talk to the thunder and you may hear God speak. “Hast thou an arm like God? Or canst thou thunder with a voice like him?” (Job 40:9, KJV)
God speaks through dreams. God speaks through life which includes nature. God’s language is symbolic . . . poetic. That’s why John Sanford, Episcopal priest and Jungian analyst, entitled his book about God speaking through dreams as Dreams: God’s Forgotten Language.
God’s footsteps can be seen guiding you into life’s experiences designed to help you grow. Dialoguing with the thunder could lead to an admonishment from the divine or a reclaiming of your personal power . . . your authentic voice. The result of a symbolic dialogue depends on what you need to hear for your spiritual development at this specific point on your life’s path.
God’s words from a whirlwind could swirl through your body, shaking up your life. Let yourself spin in a new direction, Or maybe, spin yourself into a cocoon and turn into a butterfly.
Photo Credit: Photo by Les Chatfield at Flickr Creative Commons.
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