• Margaret Herrick

Seattle Parking Story


It was a dark and stormy night in Seattle and, coincidentally, the last evening of our west coast vacation. We enjoyed a full day of sightseeing and we were pretty tired, but there was just one last item on my “must do” list. I had started collecting Indian baskets and there was one shop I was told that had an exceptional collection at reasonable prices. (I should add that this was long before shops offered online purchasing.) I was determined to visit this shop! Thankfully, my tired and hungry husband agreed to this one last stop before dinner.


As we arrived at a parking area, we found ourselves driving around under the elevated highway with rain distorting the glare of the headlights from all of the other cars who were also vying for a parking spot. Driving up and down the aisles, the tension in the car was building steadily with every thump, thump of the windshield wipers.


Finally came the words I was dreading. “This is not working. I’m driving back to the hotel.”


At that moment, some instinct within me kicked in. “Turn right,” I said. “Now turn left.”


Immediately to our right, a car was backing out of a parking space. “How did you do that?” my husband asked. He always seemed amazed when he experienced my “parking karma”.


This happened decades before my wishing matured and evolved into the practice that Barbara and I share with you today. From childhood, I had observed that praying or wishing seemed to bring things into my life in ways I could neither foresee nor explain. My “parking karma” is one of them.


And, dear reader, if you are tempted to trivialize my “parking karma”, think of the many small things in your life that bring you joy because they enhance your living experience. Would you like to have more of those things in your life? Wish work is about attracting into our lives more of what brings joy to our hearts. I am pleased to have developed a practice that can be shared to help others bring more into their lives that gives them joy and fulfillment.


As the saying goes, “It’s the small things in life…”


Photo Credit


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

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