This morning, while planting potatoes, i hoed a little
toad right out of the ground. She was surprised, and i was surprised.
Maybe you've felt sort of stunned yourself. For instance, when you're on retreat and something unexpectedly bubbles up from the sub-conscious or the unconscious. Maybe it's sort of ugly, which is a good reason to have repressed it all this time.
I just reviewed the last 12 hours of my father's life (18 years ago), and i suddenly saw it in an entirely different light.
Bringing things to light is part of what is called the purification process. We purify our minds, just like water is purified.
Surprising, yes! And unexpected. And lighter. I feel lighter without that dark thing hiding underground.