Cleansing Rain

I woke to a dark and rainy morning on my third day of travel.  Setting out early, I blessed the rain for it’s cleansing capabilities.  As the sun rose the clouds started to part and the sky was transformed.  Throughout the day, the skyscape changed.  There were moments of grey rains in Illinois, speckled blue peeking through parting white clouds, deep purple clouds over golden Missouri fields and finally clear blue sky as I reached my destination.

Sunrise after the rain. Illinois.

St Louis, Missouri

Freight Train

Fall foliage exploding with color in Missouri.

Missouri Sky

I felt my own thoughts and mood transforming just as easily as the sky.  They morphed from wonder, to anticipation, to sheer joy.  I am so grateful for the first portion of this journey, the travel here.  I am ready now for the inward journey I am sure to experience here at Unity Village.

May the rains bring cleansing in your life too.  May you live this day with a renewed sense of your own inner light shining brightly on the world.

Love & Blessings,


  1. Christine
    October 15, 2012

    I too love to watch the changing sky with all it’s different moods. Here in the UK we have rather too much rain… cleansing, yes… we must be very clean by now :). But when the clouds part and the sun peaks through… those moments are so wonderful and the way the sun sits low in the sky at this time of year, drenching the hills with golden light so that the fields are citrus lime green is just breathtaking. The sun came out for you as you reached your destination… I hope it’s rays stay within you for your whole stay. I’m looking forward to hearing about it all.

    1. jenhutchins
      October 16, 2012

      Lol, yes, I bet you are very clean! I can just picture that light shining on the hills. You have painted such a beautiful image with your words.

  2. Sartenada
    October 15, 2012

    Great photos. My favorite is the second from the top presenting the Gateway Arch planned by the Finnish architect Eero Saarinen.

  3. jenhutchins
    October 16, 2012

    Thank you for the comment and for giving credit to the architect!


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