"W" is for "Why"
Why did we choose “why” for the letter “w” rather than all the other possibilities like wish? Because “why” opens so many doors for exploration within the wish practice. “What’s your ‘why?'” is a question we admire because once we know what our “why” is, the rest of what is needed and wanted comes more easily.
Let’s begin with “Why wish?” There came a time when we learned that articulating in a positive, vibrationally aligned way what we wanted, but did not have, brought results we had not previously experienced. That led us on a “merry chase” to find out more about wish practices through the ages, wish practitioners in our world, and more about how useful this practice could be to help ourselves, those we love, and many others to live more fulfilled lives.
Foundationally, our wish practice requires honest clarification of what is important to us, what we want more of in our lives, and what we see as our contribution to good in the world. We quickly realized that the practice of honest clarification is a benefit all by itself, bringing more joy into our lives. We are both better communicators now than we were before because of how much of our time is spent finding and refining meaning and aspiration for ourselves, but also for those with whom we share our work.
Let’s review something we have said in the past: “wishing is not just about attracting more material goods into our lives.” For us, it is about the kind of relationships we want to have, how we want to be in the world, the contributions we want to make. We wish for things like wisdom, patience, strength, and resilience, just to name a few.
Of course, there is the importance of gratitude in all of life, not just a wish practice. We’ve had a lively debate about the nature of gratitude; however, there is one thing on which we agree: gratitude is almost as important as the air we breathe to keep us on track and living the kind of life we want. It is the observation, coupled with the felt emotion, that we are lucky, blessed, or whatever word suits you best, to live in the environment we do.
Let’s conclude with an acknowledgement that “why we wish” is like a cornucopia filled with a wide variety of reasons, at the heart of which is a “feast” of gratitude and fulfillment.
Next week, our post will be about Barbara’s wish to see the kind of airplane her father flew in the U.S. Army Air Force in the 1940s. Stay tuned to find out if she got her wish.
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.