I also believe that to the degree that one can keep the mind alert and the emotional body centered without fear in the midst of extreme weather or other violent conditions one can intuit just what to do in each moment to remain safe and protected. During the height of the severe weather warnings telling us to “stay inside”, I went out. I got quiet and asked if it was safe. My answer was yes. Nothing happened until a couple of hours later when I was inside meditating with my group at The Black Indian Inn and listening to Red Eagle’s wisdom teachings. Then the lightening storm passed through in full regalia. Because I was in Boston we were not in the tornado path but we did experience severe rain and lightning storms that evening. The lightning strikes were so loud and some were so close that I could feel the sound vibration in my body. The volume of some of the cracks was so loud that my body involuntarily jumped when it hit. By the time I headed back home, the storm had stopped.
The power of this event and the strong winds all the following day were thrilling, energizing and invigorating to me. I also learned that my inner guidance can be completely trusted to care for my safety and well being. Fear is the ego's survival mechanism. When we learn to live outside of the ego's dictates and manipulations - well meaning as they may appear to be - magic happens!