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How Can I Relate Wishing to the World Today?


We decided to go public with our wish work in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic. It was obvious to us that, even though wish work might seem frivolous, it really is crucial to living your best life - one that is defined by your heart’s desires. When you are at your clearest and strongest, you have the resilience to address, to work on, and to affect life around you. After the bombing in Kabul, we were thinking about wishing as it relates to current events and/or devastations around the world. Then came Hurricane Ida…and then Henri…and another and another!


When we started this work, we wondered how to help our readers understand that wishing isn’t just for the perfect date or the perfect pair of jeans. In fact, what we’ve noticed after several years of developing our wish practice is that our wishes have become increasingly spiritual in nature. This is ideal for addressing the way the world is at any given moment. We say “spiritual”, meaning wishing for strength, clarity, understanding, and better relating.


Below we share examples of wishes that we have made. One set of examples is for personal resilience while the other set is for community healing and well-being, but we are always conscious that the most effective wishes focus on the self. We believe fervently in free will and that is why we don’t make wishes that would control the life of another. When wishing for your community, it gets complicated to protect free will, while at the same time wishing for a general uplifting. That is why we use the phrase, “I want to do what I can to …”; you’re still able to put out a wish for your community while also taking personal responsibility.


We would love to hear from you about what you think of these example wishes. Do they work for you? Would you add a wish to this list? Would you rewrite any of them? Please use our contact page in order to get in touch with us.


These wishes are for yourself as you relate to current events, so that you can still find peace, comfort, joy and resilience in your everyday life, no matter how the world is spinning:

  1. I want clarity on what I can do to be effective in my wants.

  2. I want solitude, empathy, and compassion in the right amounts for me.

  3. I want more improvement toward positive thinking.

  4. I want more patience.

  5. I want more strength.

  6. I want to achieve clarity about so many things.

  7. I want to be my best self all the time!

  8. I want to be my best self in the work that I say I want to do.

  9. I want spiritual growth.

  10. I want to learn the truth, discerning fact from fiction.

  11. I want the negative effects of the pandemic to end now.

  12. I want more wisdom.


These wishes are to help you to be more proactive on the “larger stage”:

  1. I want to do what I can to promote peace, recovery, and healing in this country.

  2. I want to do what I can to promote safety and comfort for those at risk.

  3. I want to do what I can to promote serenity, comfort, and healing for all who are suffering.

  4. I want to do what I can to help people to heal and learn well from this pandemic experience.

  5. I want to do what I can to promote the principles of public service, greater good, and a higher purpose.


We hope these examples will help you form the kind of wishes you want to make in support of the needs of all creation. Speaking of which, we didn’t include them here, but we always wish for the best for all creatures - human and non-human alike!


Peace and All Good!


Photo Credit


The photo featured in this post was taken by (and is copyrighted by) Margaret A. Herrick.

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