The Garden I

I laid down to meditate and shortly after I got into that really nice, quiet place, the big toe on my right foot started to hurt.  And it was getting worse.  I thought perhaps the devil had me by the toe.  I'm not sure why I thought that.  I suppose it was because the pain in my toe was so severe.   So, I silently said, "Get thee behind me, Satan."  The pain worsened and it got so bad that I thought perhaps I would need to abandon my meditation and get up.  Then it occurred to me that perhaps God had my toe, that this pain was something else altogether.  So I said to myself, "Okay Lord, you have my attention."  And the pain instantly left.

Simultaneously, however, my toe turned into this huge tap root that traveled down through my mattress, through my concrete floor and into the earth, deep into the earth.  Then the voices came to me.