Focusing Brought Us Together
Both of us, at different times, learned about a method called Focusing, a kind of mindfulness practiced in partnership and all about connecting to our inner wisdom. It was in a workshop about “Thinking at the Edge” (TAE), a derivative of Focusing, where we really got to know each other. From there, our friendship blossomed! We realized we wanted to do more of the TAE work together, which led to an epic partnership, extrapolating from TAE to “Thinking at Multiple Edges” (T.A.M.E.), and a successful consultation on non-profit work in Africa. Not too long after, we started our collaboration on wish work and the rest, as they say, is “her-story”!
When it comes to wishing, we dove right in. The origins of wishing have come to us as an organic evolutionary process ever since we started the practice. We both had active spiritual lives when we started wishing, but it has added an element that amplifies joy. We figured this is the right time to begin to look at the origins of wishing and add some depth to our practice in concert with the breadth of experience we now have, the more than four years of wishing under our belts.
In this first of a four-part series about Focusing and wishing, we will be exploring how Focusing taught us about the kinds of blocks in our lives that can interfere with wishes coming true. Focusing has also taught us how to manage those blocks and achieve shifts in our emotional vibration.
Next time in this section, we will talk about what one Focusing teacher calls “Blocks to Action”. Have you ever wanted something, tried every avenue you could imagine to attain that something, but it remains tantalizingly just out of reach? If your answer is a resounding “Yes!”, make sure to keep an eye out for the next part in this series.
Until Next Time,
Peace and All Good
Margie and Barbara
The Wish Mavens
PS: If you would like to know more about the practices we mentioned in this post, check out these links.
Thinking at the Edge (TAE): https://focusing.org/felt-sense/thinking-edge-tae
Thinking at Multiple Edges (T.A.M.E.): http://previous.focusing.org/folio/Vol27No12016/Dickinson2016.pdf
The photo featured in this post was taken by (and is copyrighted by) Margaret A. Herrick.