I also swam yesterday. I went down to the pool and swam 22 laps 550 yards with very little stopping to rest and alternating between the crawl and the breast stroke. When I got out of the pool I felt the good kind of tired that tells me that my body did something it enjoyed doing and stretched a little further then it had before. I began seeing mySelf swimming the 66 laps or so that make up a mile in the not to distant future. I began seeing mySelf gliding more effortlessly through the water as my strokes become more graceful, smooth and efficient. I began to see myself hop easily out of the pool in one smooth and easy motion as that person does who feels completely at ease in pools does. I feel the dream of mySelf as a swimmer beginning to weave itself into the dream of an integrated Self. Part of that dream is to be able to swim in a steady and certain stroke around the island that has my cottage on it this summer.
Yesterday I did two different meditations as well. I did a gentle healing meditation, in which I scanned my body, mind, spirit, and emotions to look for any thing that was out of balance and if I found anything I looked at was needed to bring it back into balance. This is a new meditation for me and even in the scanning I am getting fuzzy images and question marks along with some interesting things that show up that need some breath or energy sent to them. I do know however that the more I scan the clearer things will become. The second meditation I got to lie down on the floor in my little cupola on the top of my house and sink into the dream that is my life and tune into how that dream merges with the dream of the universe and all life. It is an amazing opening that feels, sometimes, like I am a little kid peeking behind the curtain of how all of this is set up and works. In adding these two different meditations into my practice of meditation I realize I am building quite a little repertoire of meditations, all of which are profoundly helpful in creating the life I am living and the dream I am moving into.