Creating Your Wish List - Step Two
The original design we followed, drawn from many sources, recommended identifying 150 desires and from that list, writing out 101 wishes. Wishing, however, is a dynamic process and in working with many people, we have found that there are other effective ways of clarifying our heart’s desires and creating a practice of having them flow into our lives.
For example, under Step One, we mentioned writing a wish a day, or a few wishes a week, or ten wishes a month, all of which move you in the right direction. If you do write out 150 wishes, know that there are no hard and fast rules about choosing your first 101. When we started this practice, we tended to choose the wishes we thought had the most likelihood of coming true sooner. You can do that as well, or do something completely different! It is up to you!
Here is an important sidebar. If you find something inside of you doubting this process will work, that is not unusual. Both of us, and many people we work with, have had the same experience. Doubting is part of being human, particularly if we grow up in a society where magic isn’t part of everyday living.
We welcome the doubting voices inside us, and invite them to take a comfortable seat and watch the process unfold. This is another good reason for trying everyday wishes to start out like finding the perfect parking spot, finding the right pair of jeans or comfortable summer sandals to wear, or even finding the ideal book to read or TV show or movie to watch.
In future posts, we are going to explore more about the scope of wishes, whether or not to wish for other people, the role of free will in wishing, and what to do when wishes come true. For now, we will leave you with this thought: write your wishes freely! Don’t edit yourself! Get into the habit of identifying, writing, and reading out loud your heart’s desires, and watch what happens.
Peace and All Good,
Margie and Barbara
The photo featured in this post was taken by (and is copyrighted by) Margaret A. Herrick.