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Indigenous Rainmaking Song for Grief, Healing & Bringing Actual Rain

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When I hear about wildfires, I get into prayer and ceremony, and I sing my Indigenous rain-making song Water from the Sky, for grief, healing and bringing actual rain. You can download “Water from the Sky” for free, to help pray rain for anywhere that needs it, and to help you with your own emotions during difficult times.

Grief, overwhelm, exhaustion, fear and rage are all literally in the air right now, burning with as much power as the many dangerous wildfires in different parts of the world. My prayers go out to all affected by wildfires or wildfire smoke.

Download the lyrics, protocols, mp3 and full instructions for my Indigenous rainmaking song “Water from the Sky” here. Please feel free to share the video, song and pdf.


  1. This isn’t to make rain for fun any time you feel like it. It’s a ceremonial practice and meant to HELP where needed. I share this song with intentions of healing and balance, not so people can attempt to control the weather for amusement or worse. It probably won’t work for those reasons anyway, but please, honour the protocols.
  2. Please sing this song when you’re not under the influence of recreational drugs or alcohol. The clearer your mind and body, the clearer your prayers and intentions and the better the song’s medicine will work.
  3. If it’s already raining, and you want to bring rain somewhere else, get out and stand in the rain while you sing the song (or even just listen to it). Then you can even more powerfully focus your visualization and extra senses on that specific area.
  4. If you’re using an indigenous hand drum, please use it with respect and gratitude. Our drums are not “musical instruments.” They are alive with a spirit. Ask your drum to help you and treat it with love and respect.
  5. When you share or this song with others, please only share it along with these protocols, and the song’s origin story, right below.

The Origin Story:

If you share this Indigenous rain-making song “Water from the Sky,” please tell them the song’s origin story. Brenda MacIntyre Medicine Song Woman received the song “Water from the Sky” directly from Spirit and the rain in 2005. It brings rain when needed, if you sing it with gratitude, respect and prayer using the protocols and guidelines given by Brenda. The song came through in a downpour the day before Brenda MacIntyre went to an Indigenous women’s water ceremony on Thunder Mountain in northern Ontario back in 2005.

What I often forget about this song is that it can help you in a few other ways:

  1. Clear your energy field
  2. Raise your vibrational frequency
  3. Let go of what is no longer aligned with you
  4. Healing
  5. Grieve – Let your tears fall and allow the song to dissolve some of your grief

WATER FROM THE SKY – from the Thunder Mountain Healing Songs album

How to Bring Rain and Healing with this Indigenous Rainmaking Song:

  1. Listen, yes, but learn and sing it if you can, or hum it, to really activate the energy of it.
  2. If you can gather with others to sing this song, it will add more power to the prayers and song. We have brought rain with this song easily in this way, and especially if at least a few of us are also drumming.
  3. Imagine you’re standing in the rain on the land wherever it is needed (Australia, for example).
  4. Imagine ongoing gentle rains, just a slight breeze or stillness, and healing of the land and people wherever and for as long as it is needed (be specific in your prayers and intentions). We don’t want lightning or high winds added to the picture, so imagine the opposite.
  5. Hear it, see it, feel it, smell it, taste it, touch it (in your mind’s eye) and use any other senses you may have.

The Deeper Practice – How I use “Water from the Sky” to Bring Rain:

I imagine myself standing in the rain, barefoot. I can feel the cool rain touching my skin, soaking my hair and clothing and running down my arms, legs and feet. I can feel the earth softening underneath me as it receives the rain. I can feel the rain dripping from my hair. I imagine myself looking up as I say in the song: “Lift your head, let the rain touch your tears.” As I just say this out loud while I’m writing, the healing tears come and it feels so beautiful. That’s from years of practice and because of how the song came to me, the power of that.

For me personally, rain clears my migraines, which is why I was outside that day to begin with. If I have a migraine, I also imagine it dissolving, as it always does when I stand in the rain.

I have immense gratitude to the point of tears, and I revel in the delicious feeling of the rain mixing with my tears and going down to Mother Earth.

In my mind’s eye, I see myself looking down at my rain-soaked dirty feet, from the rain hitting the ground and the mud splashing back up onto my feet. It makes me feel like a child playing in the rain.

If you have fond memories of rain, add them to your thoughts, to re-create and enjoy those emotions, feelings and sensations.

When you hear the words “Thank you, water from the sky,” really feel your gratitude for that rain.

Maybe the biggest key of all: Don’t just believe that it’s going to work. KNOW that it already has.

KNOW that the rain has already begun to fall.

KNOW that the land is already soaking in exactly the amount of rain that is needed.

KNOW that the rain is healing the people and the land, and, if you’re asking for it and letting it, healing you as well.

Questions about the article? Leave a comment here. I’m sure it will help others too.

If you’re a hand drummer, please let me know who you are. I’m keeping a loose database of who’s singing my songs for a song-sharing project down the road. Miigwech. Thank You.

Love & Blessings,

Brenda MacIntyre, Medicine Song Woman



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  1. Paula

    Thank you Brenda , Sharing is caring !! The Rain song is most honored @ this time. How beautiful of you to bring that thought to light in a positive way. May the ancestors continue to give you support and love . Abundantly I say thank you again and again Brenda. Rain is beautiful! ?? Love ❤️

    • Brenda MacIntyre

      Thank you, Granny Griffin. That means a lot and yes! Rain is so beautiful indeed.
      Blessings to you,

  2. Melena

    Just beautiful Brenda. Ty

    • Brenda MacIntyre

      Thanks, Melena. ❤

  3. Cindy

    Love this song. Thank you! I am looking out in central NY through the haze of the Quebec wildfires that has drifted to us, and singing the song with you.

    • Brenda MacIntyre

      Thank you Cindy! Yes, I think you all got the worst of the air quality beyond the wildfire locations. Ours is still not great but it never got anywhere near what you all have had. Praying light gentle rains into existence exactly where needed.


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About Brenda MacIntyre

About Brenda MacIntyre

Known by her indigenous name Medicine Song Woman, Brenda MacIntyre has shared her evocative melodic voice and fusion of reggae, rap and indigenous hand drum healing music with appreciative audiences of 30 to 3,000 across North America. The Toronto-based Juno Award-winning singer has been featured nationally on MuchMusic, CTV, CP24, APTN and most recently, Global and the front page of the Toronto Star.

Powered by her grief from losing her son to murder in 2016, Brenda MacIntyre pours her soulful voice over a confluence of indigenous hand drum healing, soft rap and conscious roots reggae in her album “Picking Up the Pieces,” released in September 2019.

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