|Bird's reflection in Greenlake|
Unlike yesterday, I slept in this morning. My husband is often up first, but he slept in a little longer too. It suddenly dawned on me that today is his morning off from teaching yoga. So we went back to our usual pattern and had a leisurely breakfast and then went for a walk together around Greenlake.
While I enjoy walking alone, I also enjoy walking with my husband around the lake. We have such great conversations and sometimes I'm able to see things more clearly with his added perspective.
He often says or reflects back to me the things I've been missing.
I get caught up in the same thinking patterns, but I'm learning to break them or, at least, see them.
As I mentioned in a previous post, I'm reading The Intuitive Way by Penney Peirce and practicing tuning in to my intuition everyday. Since starting this new way of being, I'm picking up on very subtle signs and symbols in my day to day life.
While caught up in a habitual thought pattern, I was suddenly stopped in my tracks by this giant bird or duck perched on a low tree branch over the water. He seemed to be staring down at his reflection in glassy water and through my iPhone it looked like there were two of them.
Reflections became the theme and I realized that everything I saw was somehow a reflection of my own life—where I have been, where I am and where I will go. All I had to do was tune into what was happening in this moment and all the answers were there. I may not fully understand the signs or symbols in my life, but at least I am aware of them and that's all that is important for now.
Further along the path. I glanced off towards the water's edge and saw, sitting clearly in the grass, a dollar. It was just sitting there clear as day. My husband said, "Well, go get it." I hesitated because it didn't belong to me, but there wasn't anyone around that it could have belonged to and it would probably just wash away.
I then realized that money is meant to flow. It doesn't belong to any of us. It symbolized, for me, the abundance of life that is already there for the taking. It is meant to flow and if we are open to it, it will come to our lives. I gave the dollar to my husband and he used it for bus money to go downtown and get movies and books from the public library.
We had a nice lunch at one of our favorite sushi restaurants after our walk. While paying for the meal, I saw yet another dollar on the wall of the sushi restaurant. I asked the waitress why it was there.
"It's the first dollar we received since we've been in business," she said.
I guess it's lucky to keep those things, but I'm going to let it all flow....