Starting tomorrow, I have a new exercise: not just finding the connections, but trying to plug into them and complete a circuit. I am a bit wary of trying this one on my own, so I asked Dale to help.
Me: (explains new exercise) Would you be willing to sit with me and monitor, and also tell me if you perceive anything?
Me: I've already told Malachite I'm nervous about this, both about failing and about it working and me getting stuck.
Dale: It's a meditation technique, it probably won't work the first time.
Me: Don't be so sure.
Me: I got some fairly strong connections the first time I tried the "which do I connect to". I feel like I'm skewing the results, but Malachite has already made it very clear that THAT'S WHAT I'M SUPPOSED TO BE DOING, that if it works because I want it to, it still works.
Dale: That's true. Of course (takes my hand and turns it palm up) you could manifest Elemental Fire right there and your first reaction would be to look around and demand to know where the projector was.
Me: Why did you pick that element?
Dale: Oh, really?
Me: Well, yeah. And earth. Which makes no sense. They're opposites.
Dale: You seem to have techno-mage tendencies.
Me: And . . . electricity is fire.
Dale: And what's silicon?
Me: I am so screwed.
It has just been pointed out to me that the opposite of fire is water, not earth. I am an idiot.