Continually shifting perspective from SF Bay Area. Love that weird place of too much that doesn't quite work and wondering where it will go, wanting, insisting that it all work and go somewhere, but even so being surprised by the big unaccounted-for unknown that changes everything!
When the sky's electric forces become strong enough, air breaks down into a 'soup' of electric charges, called a plasma. Normally air is a gas that does not allow much electricity to flow. As a plasma, air can conduct massive electric sparks. The air changes into a plasma in small steps, starting from the cloud and heading towards the ground. When the plasma channel nears the ground, one or more return strokes leap from the ground to the cloud. This is the lightning we see. What interests me in life is that "empty" space of plasma that creates a path, a kind of void for lightning to occur. What do we do in life that creates room for electrifying change?
Nisargadatta Maharaj: "Wisdom is knowing I am nothing. Love is knowing I am everything. And between the two my life moves."