"A" is for Asking
Barbara: Margie, what made you think of ASKING in conjunction with wishing?
Margie: Because you are asking the Universe to bring into your life what it is your heart desires.
Don’t tell the Universe how to achieve your heart’s desire. Ask in detail, but with openness.
For example, you might wish “I want to be perfectly financially secure” rather than “I want to have $1 million” or “I want to win the lottery.”
I’ve had so many things fulfilled in ways that I could not have planned them. So even though we ask in detail, we remain open to how the Universe might fulfill our wish in ways we could never have imagined. When I first began this practice, these requests were made in the direst of circumstances. For example, job changes, distress in the family, financial challenges, illness.
It came naturally because as a “cradle catholic” I’m used to prayers of supplication, I’m used to asking.
Barbara: Did your faith have something to do with your current belief that wishes come true?
Margie: Yes, because I believe I don’t have to make everything happen myself. I ask, the Universe fulfills. There’s a comfort in this, besides not being alone. I like computer metaphors: I can set the program to run and it will loop through until the wish is fulfilled. The timing is something I used to try to control tightly until I handed that over to the Universe. Now, I ask and then I go about my business.
Barbara: When did you first realize this and why are you writing about it now?
Margie: I realized that when I put a request to the Universe out there, and really wanted it, it would happen, it would come true. I thought everybody knew this and knew it growing up because it was something that happened throughout my childhood.
I was shocked when other people didn’t understand this! Once you and I developed this practice to the point where we were having over 100 wishes per year come true, I knew we had to share the work with as many people as we could.
The photo featured in this post was taken by (and is copyrighted by) Margaret A. Herrick.