two things happened today to encourage me on my path: a) I lost my car key and was looking on one floor and stopped to use I/M, imagining and fully feeling the experience of gratitude at having the key back in my hand when I heard a call from someone on the floor above who at that moment had come across my key in a most unlikely place and the person was not looking for it; b) minutes before that I bumped into a friend who is highly developed (at least more than the average bear) in spiritual ways. He said that I had a radiance that he has not seen in me before. We have known one another for 8 years. I took it as confirmation of a progression. It was a great encouragement.