Margie & Barbara
Do You Have Any More Tips on Wishing?
A reader asked, “Do you have any more tips on wishing?”
Our answer? “Of course, we do!”
MEMORIALIZING WISHES THAT COME TRUE
Wishes are coming true for us all the time and part of the practice - for us, one of the most fun parts of the practice - is noticing how our wishes have been coming true throughout time. Seeing this magic, when it happens, and memorializing it in some way, is part of what inspires us to keep wishing!
HOW TO EXPAND YOUR WISH LIST
In several of our posts, we offer ways to expand your wish list if you find your wishes coming true before year end. Our post “Why Does Spring Make Me Want to Revisit My Wish List?” has some nice specifics. Another option is to keep a “rotating” list of wishes: cross them off as they come true and add new ones as you are inspired.
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU RUN OUT OF WISHES
We have been crossing out wishes at an amazing rate as we notice them coming true. In a previous post, you will find an expanded discussion of what to do with reading aloud, crossing off, end of year, and a completed notebook.
HOW WISHES OPEN DOORS
One of the ways a wish practice works is to knock down imagined obstacles so that we better see and pursue opportunities presented by the Universe. With each wish that comes true, a new “door” can open in our lives, or an obstacle of disbelief can be removed, and we become freer to imagine more of our hearts’ desires flowing to us. In each such moment, we can write a new wish for something we did not previously believe could come true.
WHAT IS THE “WORK” IN “WISH WORK”?
The “work” in a wish practice is suspending disbelief, maintaining a positive emotional “vibration” (no easy task in the face of adversity), believing in the power of the Universe to deliver our hearts’ desires, and taking those next small steps - seizing opportunities - that present themselves. With that, we can have more of what has already been manifested.
HOW CAN SPIRITUAL PRACTICES SUPPORT WISH WORK?
Barbara objects, but Margie says she sometimes thinks of herself as a “junkyard dog.” (Barbara says she should come up with a gentler metaphor!) What Margie means is she has a lot of pieces of wisdom that she follows. For example, Focusing, which develops the skill of felt sensing. That ties in with the looking, listening, and seeing practice from another favorite of hers, the Diamond Approach.
MORE PRACTICES WE ADMIRE*
You may have some practices you use and appreciate to expand your awareness. We wonder if it is clear how these practices support your wish work? For Margie, she uses Centering Prayer to increase her awareness and connect her to groundedness and Shamanic Journeys to open her awareness to previously unknown magics. For Barbara, her favorites have been Focusing, Centering Prayer, and meditations on healing.
Next week our post is brought to you by the letter “R” for reflection and we will let you ponder the double meaning of that word between now and next week!
Peace and All Good
Margie and Barbara
The Wish Mavens
The photo featured in this post was taken by (and is copyrighted by) Margaret A. Herrick.
*We wrote about some of these practices in last week’s post where you will find links to relevant resources.