People always ask us, “Does wishing really work?”
We usually respond, “Can you think of a time when something you really wanted came true in a way you could’ve never imagined?”
Most people answer, “Yes!”
This particular question has two components for us. First, does wishing really work? And second, how do you make a wish that works?
First of all, there is faith. For a wish to come true, there has to be at least a glimmer of a belief that it can come true.
Faith is based in belief. Many say that a belief is a thought we think over and over until it becomes embedded. From a wish point of view, repeating the thought of the wish itself and saying to yourself “I believe” is a fine way to energize a wish practice.
Once you begin to notice your wishes coming true, and especially noticing when they come true “against all odds” or in ways that seem “magical,” you are well on your way to establishing and nurturing a robust wish practice.
For both of us, our practices were strengthened by the experience of our wishes coming true, combined with conscious awareness, keeping track, celebrating, and renewing our wish lists on a regular basis.
When Barbara started a deliberate wish practice over 5 years ago, she tracked her 150 wishes and found that over a hundred of them came true in the course of the year. For her, it is undeniable that wishes can come true. She even looked back across the years of her life and realized how often wishes came true before she even had a formal wish practice.
Does that resonate with you? Can you remember a time when a wish you had came true? A trip? A job? A relationship? An acquisition? An event? A windfall? An understanding? Once you have a practice in place and make it a habit to notice - track - your wishes coming true, you are strengthening the foundation of the belief that wishes can come true. We have a celebration at the end of every year to acknowledge how many of our wishes came true.
Which brings us to how to do wishing. For Margie, when she and Barbara began talking about “wish practices,” it wasn’t really “news.” It was the systematic and regular steps to something that she had already known in her life. What she loves about being a “Wish Maven” is how much her thinking has expanded and deepened on the many aspects of wishing: how to write an effective wish, the various methods collected to expand on wish lists, the annual celebration, and so much more.
You will find more about “how to wish” in our Basics section, which showcases our favorite tips and techniques. We would also like to offer you the following resources, which have enhanced our own practices vastly over time.
For general wishing - aligning ourselves with the Universe and all it has to offer - we like Abraham-Hicks and The Universe Talks in particular. For healing the body and mind, we have recently discovered the work of Dr. Joe Dispenza and recommend it highly. And for the “oxygen” for all our practices and well-being, we like Focusing, The Diamond Approach and Centering Prayer. These are just a few of the plethora of resources available, and we want to say that we totally sympathize if this seems overwhelming. That is why we are offering just a few of our favorites here.
If you would like to know more about the benefits we receive from any of these sources or have one you follow and would like to share with us, please contact us. We would love to hear from you!
Next week, our post will include more tips on wishing in our FAQs section.
Peace and All Good
Margie and Barbara
The Wish Mavens
The photo featured in this post was taken by (and is copyrighted by) Barbara J. Dickinson.