From my newsletter before I started this blog, July 5, 2008:
Well! I could spend every post talking about the incredible coincidences that punctuate my days! Thursday I had arranged to meet my friend Althea in Madison, WI, where we went for a walk along Lake Monona. A small park along the lakefront tugged at me hard and we crossed the street. I followed my feet onto a floating dock and, with all the recent flooding in Wisconsin, we walked UP the hinged first segment of (instead of the usual DOWN).
I love looking out over water, don't you? At my feet, it was fascinating that the current under the water (full of the green dots of algae) was going one direction, (toward the dock), while the surface of the water (covered with tiny flower petals) was going another (toward the middle of the lake). What a metaphor for people, I said -- trying to appear on the surface to be something different than we are underneath!
Then I saw the fish -- tons of little bluegills and a striped perch or two. I had to say HI! They were everywhere. Then Althea mentioned it felt like a kind of fog was over the lake and I could feel it too. Thick, slow. So while we continued chatting, I did some Reconnective Healing over the water to see if that would help. You never know about healing, but you can always offer it.
I played, and we talked. Then, after several minutes the wind picked up suddenly and tiny ripples on the water made it look all sparkly. I smiled and asked Althea if the lake felt the same, and, surprised, she said no, not at all. Then we tuned into something that felt like a giant muddy morass in the middle of the lake, and I focused there. After a while longer, we agreed that it felt like some container was still there but it was empty now, whatever that means. But overall, the lake felt much better.
As we turned to leave she pointed down and said, "Look!" Now both layers of the water were going in exactly the same direction.
We finished our delightful walk.