“Shakti asked me if I knew that all the elements—earth, air, fire, and water—went into making up everything we saw around us. I thought for a minute before answering, ‘No, I didn’t know that.’ But she told me that it was true, and that, if you focused, you could actually see these elements. My mind got perfectly still. I sat there quietly for a few moments. Then I saw, as clearly as if I were seeing them with my eyes open, rich, blue waves of water flowing past me. There was the feeling of wetness, the sense of density, and the awareness of movement. Then the blue waves were no longer in front of me. They had become me. I was the flowing water. I was the blue. I was the density. I had become water.