by Lyn Lomasi, Staff Writer
One night, about a year or so ago, I went to grab some caffeine after dark (yeah, yeah, I know it's bad, let's get to the real story). Silly me didn't check the weather beforehand (not that I ever do). Wouldn't you know that on the way back I ended up surrounded by an electrical storm – you know, the kind where the lightning is shooting straight across the air in all directions, but it isn't even raining? Yeah, those. I attract storms regularly, so this was far from the first time I'd been in one like it.
Instead of running screaming down the street, I just calmly returned my walk home as lightning was flying around me from all sides. I must say, I felt rather invincible and powerful in some of those moments, even though I realize I am not. Instead of scaring me, what the storm did was have me reflecting. Funny thing is, even when I was a child years before and a tornado was right behind us, I still didn't scream. It was literally following us as we raced away in a vehicle that we all had to jump in to escape it.
You see, I attract storms often, both literally and figuratively. Like the true survivor that I am, I always come out whole. More than that, I am usually better than I was before. I am a true believer that storms are not meant to harm us, but to shape us. They are supposed to cleanse us, show us things we wouldn't see normally, test us, and even us break us down so that we are fresh and ready for what's to come.
You would not believe some of the storms I have seen in my life, starting at just a small age. My child self went through more terror than some would even dream up in a nightmare. That's all in the past now and I am at the stage where I am thankful for it (though would never wish it on anyone) because it made me the person I am today.
Just like literal storms often produce rainbows and make the plants grow, both kinds of storms can do the same within us. Not many days prior to the lightning storm, I was also close to a tornado and several other storms. As a child (okay and even as an adult...shhh), I identified with the X-Men comic book character named Storm. My brother and I even role-played the comics with me as Storm (nothing you can say here because I proudly proclaim both my nerdiness, as well as my geekiness) for quite a long while.
Do I try to fight the storms I attract in all life aspects? Hell no! I embrace them and rise above them each and every time. Like Storm from the X-Men, sometimes I even figure out how to control them, where appropriate. I always come out a stronger, more ready person than ever before. Do I think I will ever be done with storms? I hope not because I want to keep growing and thriving until the day I am meant to leave this life.
Do you attract storms?
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