Native American Indian rain 'ceremony'
I heard about a native American Indian chief who was invited to a rain dance ceremony in California some years ago. They were desperately in need of rain and hundreds of people gathered in a circle to watch. This humble man walked into the centre of the circle and stood there with eyes closed for one minute then walked away. Many people were puzzled, some disappointed and angry. What kind of ceremony consists of standing still with eyes closed for 1 minute and then it's over? They were expecting complicated rituals. The next day the rains everyone had wanted came in fullness and abundance. Later when people asked him exactly what he did while he stood in the centre of the circle he replied:-
"As I stood there with eyes closed, I imagined that the rain was already here. I could smell the fresh smell of rain in the air, hear the drops pelting on the soil and the wind gushing in the trees, feel the mud beneath my feet and 'saw' the rainclouds heavy in the sky. My visualisation was so intense it felt more real than the dry hard earth and hot air around me."
If you act like something you want is already here, you create the possibility for it. But if you pray for it you are instantly separated from it and no longer part of the creation process. Our minds are powerful. Every time you think a thought you create the seed for its manifestation. Thinking is a form of magic as we magnetise to us what we think about when we feel strong emotion.