what causes thunderstorms?
21 Nov 06
actually, i posted this discussion not necessarily because i don't know the answer to this; rather, i hope to be able to generate as many answers as possible for reference by those people who might need it. as you can see, there are plenty of young minds here, so i want to keep my discussions as educational as possible.
• Janesville, Wisconsin
21 Nov 06
Well.. First you have the scientific explaintions, of the Static building up in the land at the atmosphere the moisture building... Where the Electrons Positive and Negative both have a strong charge and then are pulled to eachother and snap! ... I have seen lightning come Before, After, and During. Out here I have seen many. Boom Lightning Strikes, Thunder Roars, then comes the clouds out of nowhere type storms. I have seen others where the clouds form, and form within 2-6 hrs and then boom the strike and then the rain, or the rain and then a sudden strike. Now here is an explaination that is non-scientific, and I know this is real as I work with the Thunder Spirits. There are spiritual energies all over in nature. I met ones I came to call thunder spirits. When they dance, it storms, when they sit still and are calm the clouds will be around and rain as they hang around.... They remind me of people.. Who walk long dragging their feet and then touch another person giving a carpet shock but instead of touching people the energy naturally grounds around them, as they move. Usually they travel in groups of 1-3 or 20-30 .... I have seen and worked with these spirits since I was 9 years old. If I sing for them drum and chant, or call for them. They will come join me and we dance together, it will start to rain and start to storm. Then I have to dance for them in thanks, or they will be upset at me. Now different cultures have their different people and positions for their Rain and weather workers... I was called to it originally in dream. My Grandmother was friends with a Russian Shaman they both taught me in secret. I to this day do not know the Russian Shaman woman's name as we lost touch after Grandma die. But the last thing both her and Grandma told me was that I was growing up to be a very powerful and respected Shaman... Now I am not into being powerful, but I would love to be respected for anything I do... the Shaman word has popped up with the Spirits numerous times, and my family uses the lable with me, after they out of the blew would dream about it during thunder storms. and then ask me what is a Shaman? ... And that is hard for me to answer... I tell people. I prefer to be called a Spirit worker as I work with the Spirits.. I may do many Shamanic things, but I am non traditional, and my belief system has practices from many religions. So I state if you must use the label Shaman with me Used Heinzist in front of it. Heinzist Shaman.... From this view. I dance raise the energy the Spirits dance in a spiral around me and as they reach the middle over head the cloud appears, and starts to form a spiral, and this is when I thank them for the sign that my rain prayers have been answers. The Spiral cloud slowly spirals out around as I and the Rain/Thunder Spirits dance with eachother... and the suddenly there will be small rain drops, and they will get larger and the rain will start to come heavier until it is a nice hard downpour, and then I Thank Them, and and the lightning starts to go from cloud to cloud after other clouds seem to come out of no where in a distance meeting up with the spiral cloud... that formed all connecting into a really mystical awesome storm. When I do my rain callings the locals all know it was me... I just learned one year to never do it on the fourth of July! lol.... I thought it was the day before oopsies lol.... So my uncle announced it at the parade, and Said I know you did it. I said Did not! He yelled, did too! I said Did not! the Family all yelled did too! I Yelled Did not! Everyone on both sides of the street kept yelling Did too! So I then walked out and tried to escort the clouds to brake.. They broke a moment of sunshine, then they joined back togehter and rained, and everyone laughed! It at least kept us all entertained while waiting for the parade... and I said I tried... Then my relatives all patted me on the back and said at least its not raining as hard :) ....So The Thunderspirits love me. I get blammed for all the bad weather! lol.... What causes thunderstorms? Not me Not me! I didn't do it this time!... Did too! Nuh unh!... :) So I know from a spirit working standpoint this is how I see and interpret it as my interesting work with the spirits. This is not the only way, however I will not go into details about my dances or prayers as it is forbidden to do so... Take care, DNatureofDTrain
• Janesville, Wisconsin
21 Nov 06
Lightning.... Sparks when there is Sudden shifts of Cold and Hot Air colliding the Positive and Negative Electrons meet together and the others line up and energy from above travels into the ground and energy from the ground travels to above and then meet at the center and reverses as another current goes straight into the ground, and the rush triggers this sound wave that echos for miles in beautiful vibration that shakes the ground to losen the soils for plant growth and water drainage..As start discharge from above and below meet, and neutralize some spirits travel on that charge to go into the sky, others ride the charge to the ground, and others help build the charge and windshifts to create the current itself for the others travel on, or with the intention to bring a spirit home, or to release negativity built up in the land, or to cleanse and clear for growth, and then ya got the negative ones also called demons who just like to try to destroy things until the others gang up on them, and chase them through the currents cloud to cloud until they are ran out of their domain, then therothers run them out of theirs, and well from a spiritual perspective. It is just as exciting as the scientific one :) Hope you liked my sharing if not, sorry take care - DNatureofDTrain