|In the Northern Hemisphere, summer is truly upon us, and with it comes increased thunderstorm activity. A thunderstorm calls forth each of the four elements: air, water, fire, and earth. The next time there is a thunderstorm, take time to closely observe it, being careful not to place anyone in danger. Turn out the lights. (They may go out anyway.)
In a fireproof container, burn a large candle in the color of your choice, for whatever your intention. Open the curtains or blinds, and settle down in a comfortable spot where you are not too close to the windows, but are able to see the sky. Allow yourself to become entranced by the storm, and meditate on the power of the elements. Wind blows-intention. Rain falls-blessing. Lightning strikes-energy. Thunder reverberates-closure.
"Air, Water, Fire, and Earth,
East, West, South, and North,
I ask of the elements and corners four,
Protection provide from this storm at
I pause in my actions, freely lost
In this space and time, nature tossed.
I reflect on _____, till storm is done,
With positive intentions, harm to none."