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"X" is for The Unknown Quantity


In mathematics, X is commonly used as a variable, something for which the value is not yet determined; the unknown quantity. In wishing, the “unknown quantity” is the “how.” In our practice, the effort we make is to clarify what we want, what will fulfill our hearts’ desires. We leave the how to the Universe and we are glad we do because how our wishes are fulfilled is often in ways we could’ve never dreamed. We do not want to constrain the infinite possibilities with our limited imaginations.


This is fairly simple to describe, but it is not always easy to do. Humans are, by nature, problem solvers. It comes from that old survival programming that says “Something is not right. I have to fix it so no one gets eaten by the saber-toothed tiger.”


Here are two of our stories that illustrate the unknown quantity in making wishes come true.


There was a time Margie really needed to change jobs. She hadn’t done much with her wish practice yet, but she did put that thought “out there.” Then a friend invited her to lunch with another friend. In the lunch table discussion, he mentioned he was looking to fill a new position. Before lunch was over, Margie had a new job!


For Barbara, there was a wish for healing her painful knee. She went to the doctor, but she wanted healing that did not involve surgery. She did the physical therapy he recommended, but she also worked with a meditation practice that is all about the human ability to heal the body by “thought alone.” The painful problem has since been resolved and no surgery is needed. If you had told her ten years ago that meditation would be part of her path to health, she might have given you a squinty-eyed look.


So you see, how our hearts’ desires come to us is so often beyond our imagination that we do not need to spend any of our time or energy “conducting the symphony!” We can think it, feel how it would be to already have it, and leave the rest to the Universe.


Next week, our post will be about how children see magic because they look for it.


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) Margaret A. Herrick.

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