My little experiment to look only for the good this week brought many surprises. First it felt like a cloud had lifted, and I could see more clearly all the goodness around me. This bubble of good insulated me and brought joy on Monday. An unexpected turkey special at the local cafe. Carryout picnic in the backyard on a beautiful sunny day when rain had been in the forecast. Expecting good was bearing fruit. Later, when I spotted a long fork-tongue sticking out of my potted bromeliads, that didn't even move me. Elliot got up from the patio to take a closer look. His curiosity made a young black garden snake slither under the lattice and disappear in the vacant lot next door. That was good, too. I'd been thinking of transplanting pink wildflowers from over there to our garden. Now I knew better to keep my distance. Snake brings a message of sudden change, transmutation. Anytime a snake appears, expect a death and rebirth to occur in some area of your life. It can also reflect your own creative forces are waking up.
The funniest thing happened later in the afternoon. When I opened the living room door, I discovered a cute little lizard on the front porch. He looked up at me as if he'd been patiently waiting to be set free. "Oh, you want to go out?" I asked, opening the porch door.
To my surprise, he walked toward it like a perfect gentleman. It all happened so fast, I wondered if he really did leave. It seemed too good to be true. Maybe he scurried behind the lion statue. But when I checked, there he was on the sidewalk, smiling in the sunshine. I was so surprised. It was that easy. Usually these rascals need to be coaxed into a brown envelope and deposited outside. Thank goodness, I'm beginning to see there is no fear, if I'm only seeing good everywhere. Like attracts like. Lizard is the expert at subtle perception. Also a symbol of letting go of old fears.
The best thing happened late Monday afternoon. In spite of heavy, dark clouds gathering, Elliot and I made a trip to the local public library. Large drops of rain splashed down on the windshield, but as we turned onto New York Avenue, the sky cleared. A beautiful fine misty rainbow appeared in the direction we were heading. So grateful for such a wonderful sign as I gazed up at it through the windshield.
I did notice something rather odd. When I looked ever so slightly to the left, I could clearly see the rainbow. But when I looked, turning my head more toward the right, it was not there. I was reminded of a lenticular 3-D book marker that pictures a dolphin flipping back and forth.
Could it be the rainbow was refracting with such precision that I could only catch it on a certain angle? In that moment, I got a glimpse of seeing good. It's always there... if I just make a little adjustment in my thinking.
Enjoy your day with the Angels.
Love and joyful blessings,
(photo: from web)