There I was sitting in the diner, sipping my coffee, when it happened.
I could come up with a million explanations as to why I may have had this experience. My state of mind after 4 days of being away from home; chemotherapy treatment; blood-building injections for 3 days after treatment; climbing the mountain behind Todd’s house; meditating on a rock above the world; the magnificence of autumn colors …..
Maybe all of the above, maybe none.
I quietly observed one of the servers/waitresses from afar. She was unaware that I was staring. Simply going about her routine, checking her station orders, fully attentive to the job and the moment. I could almost feel her attentiveness to her own inner thoughts.
However, something even deeper was revealed to me while watching her.
There was an aura surrounding her, in fact, it was enveloping the entire space of the diner. Not only could I sense it, I almost could see it.
It felt and appeared as connective tissue, but translucent tissue that morphed and flowed in wavelike patterns. Like being under clear water and seeing the forms floating in it.
In that moment, I was assured that this web of existence is just that. An intricate, unseen Web of Life. A complete mystery that we will never see with these eyes.
Yet I was graced with the experience to glimpse at it.
In only a few short moments of earth “time” the universe revealed its infinite connective eternity to my consciousness.
Pouf. Tah dah! Here I AM, and I AM That!
The miracle. The Mystery. In a diner of all places.