Thanks, everybody! I sure appreciate your feedback, encouragement, stories, etc.
Came across a great word today: Mudita: Appreciative joy at the success and good fortune of others." (Wikipedia) Just expanding on the "compersion" thing, another favorite word of mine.
Glad the stomach knots are normal. And I love the way this whole process is bringing me back, nose-to-eyeball, with all of my stupid cultural assumptions about jealousy, monogamy, men etc. It's like the universe is saying, "No, goofball, it doesn't have to work that way. Quit putting everybody in a box, relax, and enjoy the ride."
I WILL learn to trust this. Really. Thanks for being there for the induction of my crazy journey, and I'm looking forward to reading about all of yours!