Well… another typically British weekend. A washout. Mother Nature clearing out our autumnal cobwebs, ready for the winter ahead. I am captivated by the power of wind. It feels so human against my body, being touched by the full force of the natural world. Enough to physically take your breath away. A battle in the wind is like a full cardio workout at the gym! It leaves you feeling invigorated then sleepy. For young children, wind gives them permission to be as wild as a banshee. Being in a gale is like facing all your demons at once, headlong into what has been thrown at you. It challenges you to meet it face on and fight. If you don’t, you cannot progress, you have to turn back. At times, wind has been my analogy for life.
Wind also picks up all that is not strong and controls it, moves it to where it feels it needs to be. Those discarded pieces of paper, those dropped cans, those lost dreams. It plays with your senses, it can waft beautiful scents on a crisp spring day, it can channel the sizzling smell of cooking – just like the old Bisto adverts. It can also give kindness on a warm summer’s day, blowing a cooling breeze to counteract the fierceness of the sun’s rays. Wind, like us can be anything. It has its own personality.
Living by the sea I am lucky enough to witness the awesome power of the wind as it works in partnership with the moon. The tides that crash and cascade walls of water onto the shingle, the tides that ebb and flow with the gentleness of a stroke of an animal. Wind the destroyer. Wind the prompter. Wind the facilitator. Harness the power.
Wind of change – Change your mindset – Change your life
“If you can surrender to the wind, you can ride it.” Toni Morrison
Dream BIG, Sparkle MORE, Shine BRIGHTLY