It is hard for me to describe how I feel when I am " within " the storm, but it is something ancient, even primeval. I feel as though I become a part of storm. Part of the raw power that makes up the elements that fuel these massive spinning whirlwinds that are hurricanes. I have never feared lightning storms, or hurricanes, or the like. I am instead energized by them, and enlightened by their elemental powers. Mother Nature is not to be feared. She does not do these things out of hatred or malice, and these events would happen whether mankind existed or not. If humans are injured or killed in these storms it is not Her fault, it is because we do not respect her power, and live and build, where we do not belong !
It is a shame that most people cannot put aside their fears of the natural forces of both Mother Nature and Mother Earth. To put aside our fears and let these elemental powers flow through us is a tremendous experience that everyone should know and appreciate ! I also believe that if you are killed by Mother Nature, or Mother Earth, that you become a part of Their elemental powers, and add to Their great strength, and the beauty of these great Goddesses. This has always quelled my fears.
So as the trees start to sway, and the rain is pushed sideways by tremendous gusts of wind, I will be there on my porch, allowing these ancient powers to fill me with their beauty, and their absolute power. For nothing, other than Mother Earth, is as powerful as the absolute unrelenting fury of Mother Nature. She is supreme at that moment, and I am going to enjoy every minute of her raw beauty ! Then I will raise my glass to her, and honor her might with a respectful toast. After that I will just enjoy the show !
Go with Odin's wisdom, Freyja's love, and Thor's protection !