• Margaret Herrick

Why Does Spring Make Me Want to Revisit My Wish List?


Spring - beautiful, marvelous spring! The air is sweet; birdsongs abound; little green shoots emerge from hard-packed soil; trees burst forth in pinks and whites and yellows before taking on their coat of summer green. It’s a time of effervescent new life that lifts my heart and it’s with this new energy that I revisit my wish list.


Dusting off the cobwebs from the cold, gray of March in New England inspires me to bring this vibration of new life into my daily practices, most especially the contemplation of my heart’s deepest desires. In practical terms, what this means is to read my wishes with new eyes - to perform the periodic review that is part of the practice. Is this wish still relevant? Does it continue to resonate with my deepest desires? Does it need tweaking? Does it need to be replaced or retired? Is there a new wish that isn't reflected yet on my list?


So how do I go about doing this? First, I expand on my weekly reading of my wish list. I ask myself the questions you see in the previous paragraph as I read through my list. At this springtime, I also pause to sit with each wish to feel its vibration and joy, and either give it new life or put it on hold. I can also, if I feel the need, use the other tools we have in our wish practice - like the calendar and the “9 Boxes of Life” - to make a thorough review of my most current heart’s desires. These options are always available, but I find that the springtime inspires me to be more celebratory and ceremonial about this review.


My dear readers, here is a challenge for you. As you take spring into your heart, we urge you to bring the essence of the new life that is vibrating all around you into your wish practice. Are there areas of your life where you are feeling stuck? Or stagnant? Or asleep? What does your heart desire in that area of your living? Can you form it into a wish? No matter how far-fetched an idea may seem today, remember the seed that sprouts to a green shoot and then becomes a beautiful daffodil. Try to form that desire into a wish so that you set the intention, let the Universe hear your voice - your expression of your heart’s desire - and see what happens.


We are always here to help, and we would love to hear from you with any wish related suggestions or questions!


Next week, our post will be brought to you by the letter “J” for Joy.


Until then,

Peace and All Good

Margie and Barbara

The Wish Mavens


Photo Credit


The photo featured in this post was taken by (and is copyrighted by) Barbara J. Dickinson.