The Scorpions, a German band that wrote the song The Winds of Change, was the first rock-band to cross the Iron Curtain, and perform in Russia. The song was inspired by thousands of fans that came to cheer them on when they played in Moscow in 1989.

Walls, real and imagined, are borders that can divide one good person from the next, and prevent hearts from connecting. Wind, however, can move through tiny cracks and crevices to reach its goal.

While people are fighting over walls being built between countries, there is an invisible wall built on aggression, in America and elsewhere around the world. Every day, good people are being pitted against each other. Experiencing the Winds of Change at a deeper, energetic level can help people get along, and work together towards a better world.

Winds have been called upon since the beginning of recorded time to explain life’s mysteries. Mary Poppins blew in on an East Wind with a thump and a loud bang, and then flew away on the wings of the West Wind. Sherlock Homes referred to the coming of the War as a nasty East wind blowing. In Native lore around the world, the North Wind has been in opposition with the South Wind. Winds are present in every culture to explain everything from creation to destruction.

My research, for my upcoming Hay House Book, Winds of Spirit, opened my eyes to the world of winds, which led to the study of books, movies, and pop culture, as well as the legends and mythology of world cultures—particularly ancient and indigenous societies. Mythological wind beings have impacted every culture on Earth. Throughout history many cultures have regarded wind as a mirror of Spirit.

In Christianity, the Holy Spirit is air. In Greek pneuma, like the Hebrew word ruach or the Sanskrit word prana, means “breath,” “wind,” or “spirit.” In parts of South America, the natives know the wind as wayra.

As the wind carried my hot air balloon of inspiration higher and higher, I realized that there was much more to the energies of emotion and thought than I first had imagined. After hundreds of hours of research that barely scratched the surface of these stories, I realized that wind energy was more than a metaphor: it was a literal, dynamic force of nature. This is when I discovered the worlds of Wind Magic.

As my spacecraft travelled further back into the misty past, I realized that there was a time when God was Wind. Through my research I discovered references to 150 wind Gods and Goddesses in various cultures across the world. Each was a creator with different qualities of being. As I began to teach The Wind Work® processes, I came to understand that these Wind Characters were dynamic living energies, and when called upon, could provide wisdom and guidance.

Experience this firsthand. Call to Vayu, the Vedic Wind God, to glimpse the universe from a front row seat.

In Indian mythology, Vayu is a supreme deity that rules the space between the sun and earth. As a giver and taker of life, his role includes balancing light and dark energies. He is also known as a purifier, explorer, messenger of the gods and leader of sacrifices. As one of the strongest Gods, Vayu is portrayed as a white man carrying a bow and arrows as he sits atop a deer. He is often seen accompanying Vishnu’s Golden Chariot.

An understanding of Vayu provides insights into the intrinsic nature of time, space, karma, life, and death. Vayu is viewed as a formless, spiritual wind; a prevailing, dynamic force of nature that energizes all life, but, when absent, invariably leads to stagnation and death.

Vayu can be always felt but never seen. Likewise, our actions can create invisible walls between others and ourselves. Know your strength. Tap into the powerful energy of Vayu before you speak, write, or condemn another person. Be patient before you respond. This is a time to proceed with caution.

Every day, ask yourself,” What am I pouring into my Divine Matrix? Am I contributing to a positive wind flow?” Your breath, your intention, and your energy, flow like a wind and spread across the globe in a few short days.

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