She gave me a long look, that while enigmatic, was also loving and kind.
When she finally spoke, it was deliberately, quietly; but with a power that made the air hum, weaving itself into a moment of only us, apart from time.
"It's all right there in front of you. Look.
Where your eyes see form, structure, depth and balance...
Your heart will understand truth, wisdom, discernment.
Then listen carefully. For in that moment you will Know... and you will be free."
She took a breath. The air waited expectantly.
"As above, so below... as within, so without, top to bottom, side to side, corner to corner, all around. So be it. Now."
She opened her eyes and smiled.
Then slowly faded... and disappeared.
It took me years to understand what she meant.
©Karen Hutton - Creative Commons (CC BY-NC 3.0)
Eastern Sierras, CA