"Z" is for Zillions of Wishes
Scholars have long maintained that each era has a unique spirit, a nature or climate that sets it apart from all other epochs. In German, such a spirit is known as a Zeitgeist. It is derived from the German words zeit (meaning "time") and geist (meaning "spirit" or "ghost").
Zillions of thoughts came into our heads when we asked the question, “What is the spirit of this particular time in our lives?”
We started out thinking about “zillions of wishes,” and that’s not such a bad way to look at this particular moment in time. When there is hardship seemingly all around us, it might be challenging to imagine zillions of wishes coming true, but that is exactly when a robust wish practice is most needed: when keeping our attention on what is positive, healthy, joyful, and abundant in life. It will best support each one of us.
Sometimes people say, “That’s being a Pollyanna,” meaning they don’t believe in the impact of elevating one’s vibration, gathering joyful thoughts and feelings to oneself, and keeping what is negative or draining in perspective. We disagree. We are not saying that anyone should ignore what needs attention in serious endeavors. Of course, we all have to address the challenges we face. But we do not have to dwell in them hour after hour, day after day, when we have already taken the practical steps and right actions required. In those moments of down time, we can turn our bodies, minds and spirits to anything that relieves the seriousness, the negativity of those challenges, and dwell in the positivity that brings.
One approach is contemplating your wish list. In fact, what better way to lift up our spirits than to write down our hearts’ desires? Spending just a few minutes a day writing down some wishes and noting any wishes that have recently come true is our prescription for self-care.
Next week, our post will be a story that was shared to us last summer at our sidewalk sale. It is about a wish for a beach house that came true.
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.