Todd Participates in Rain in the Rockies Rain Dance
We need some rain and we need it badly! The High Park Fire is now over 50 thousand acres and it is still growing! Dave Jensen, Shawn Patrick and I decided to do our own rain dance. We grabbed the iPhone and headed to the parking lot. The dance is in no way meant to offend anyone, only to bring some much-needed rain to Northern Colorado.
You will probably notice we didn’t have any turquoise or feathers and I think Shawn and I are dancing in the wrong direction, but here is our attempt to bring the rain:
Thanks to YouTube for the video!
How to Perform a Native American Rain Dance, according to eHow.com:
- Wear turquoise and feathers, if you have any. Many Native American tribes associate turquoise with rain and feathers with the wind. Put on any turquoise-colored clothing that you may have and turquoise jewelry. If you have access to any bird or decorative feathers, place a couple in your hair or secure them to a hat and wear them during the rain dance.
- Find an outdoor space where you have plenty of room to move around. Choose a space that has sparse or no tree cover so that you have a clear view of the sky. The terrain of the space you choose should be relatively flat, which will make it easier to perform the rain dance.
- Spin around in circles. Begin spinning clockwise at a slow and steady pace. Chant your own simple rain chant as you spin. Your chant can be something as simple as the word “rain” repeated over and over or an entire phrase, such as “Come down rain.” Raise your hands to the sky occasionally to urge the rain to fall.
- Speed up your spinning and chanting. The longer you spin and chant the faster you should spin and chant. Close your eyes as you dance and breathe in deeply between chants. When you want to end the dance, drop to your knees in silence. Stay on your knees until any dizziness you feel goes away and you can regain your balance.