Second Month of the year. It is still a new year; it is a great time to make a wish or wishes. It’s a great time to make goals and plan for the new season before it’s over.
Its also a great time to let go of that which no longer serves us, making space for the new.
Have you ever made a wish?
Was it a wish or a goal?
If it was a wish, how many wishes do you think you have made in the current life time, 30-35, as the number of the years you have lived, Maybe 350-1000 because you just serious about life.
Dou you still remember the wishes you have made?
What is a wish? What is the difference between a wish and a goal?
Different Dictionaries have different descriptions for this one, I wonder why, some have descriptions I don’t agree with or maybe we not referring to the same thing.
The Synonyms they have are; a desire, longing, hope, yearning, urge, craving, hunger. They almost got it right but it is not what I’m referring to.
It is just not a true definition of a wish.
As kids we have heard of beautiful stories, of making a wish and wishes that came true. Isn’t just great being a kid. Because most of us at that stage we knew less of the bad stuff, life had a total different view.
We then learn about stuff like Gender, colour, class, good, bad, evil, and all that jazz and the suffering started, the one that exist when we have money or not, the one that exist when we succeed or not, and someone decided to give the suffering another name. We busy curing cancer while we have TB. We have a wrong turn situation.
We have heard of stories for example Aladdin and the genie in the bottle, Cinderella.
If you can notice this stories have all somethings in common, ASKING, I think that is the most important commonality in them,
asking the impossible,
asking for the benefit of the greater good
and of course my favourite part the magic, they all have magic.
The people who are asking believe in magic. That is the main rule “believe in magic” don’t ask how.
The is also something in common with the people who make the wishes,
they all don’t not have stories about why they asking or about why they shouldn’t ask. They don’t ask for a qualifying criterion for asking.
They don’t say should I be tall or short, should I have degree or not.
They know that, just by them existing, they qualify, that is good enough, they understand they don’t have to do anything or be anything more or less of who they are, they are enough, they are good enough, they can ask.
they actually understand that there are no criteria, everyone can jump in anytime as they wish.
Another common factor is that in all the stories
the asking party can never ever say, they had something to do with the wish coming true. They get that there is no way they could have done that all by themselves.
They get their position, believe, ask, and receive.
When they receive they also don’t say “oh no that is too much for me”, or “no but I don’t deserve that”, “I can’t have that, people like me don’t get such things”. In summary they receive without drama.
Believing is too easy that its actually complicates the whole thing to the highest degree of difficulty because believing is a choice that we make for ourselves but also others can make it for us easy. So when we believe something we have to be extra careful of who is doing the believing is it us or someone else. And ask ourselves that did we do our due diligence of checking the facts for ourselves before we believe.
we believe coca cola is a soft drink and not a cleaning detergent, while actually it cleans better than what it does in the stomach. What happened, how did we get to believe that, someone every nice out there is doing the believe for us, for free as long as we go along and of course buy the product. it’s good for us isn’t it, we believe that also.
Another easy example If you believe that there is a black person and a white person, did you ever give yourself time to study about PIGMENTATION, maybe 1 hour. That is just basic but It might just end a lot of suffering for you. It might interest you, you can find out more, in the process letting go of some suffering. Check the facts before you believe.
I believe in magic, I believe that the universe is asking me, all of us to make a wish, an upgrade of a goal.
You can have your goals no one is going to take that away from you.
Goals keep us all sane.
Their good for our mental health.
Goals are good because we can perform and measure ourselves, we can get them done all by ourselves, so we can feel good, important and on top of the world, we can be achievers. That is great, if that doesn’t work the are other ways of getting that same feeling.
A wish is not a goal because
1, it has to be something that serves the greater good, not a me and my house case, keeping up with Jones, that’s achievable with goals
2, something you truly desire, it will help a lot if you have the question; “what is my purpose”, your wish is your purpose,
3, a wish cannot be SMART- specific, measurable, Achievable, Realistic, with Time. We do that for goals
A wish needs to be amazing, it needs to be magical. Simply it means that it should not be based on your abilities at all, for example what was your turnover last year, so how much percentages based on that can you grow this year, not a wish
Magic is a free gift from the universe that says “your wish is my command.”
I’m asking that we think of making a wish in this new year, knowing that it has nothing to do with us, no judgement at all of what we have achieved in the past, what we capable of, who we are, who do we know. It all about asking beyond us.
Asking knowing, we are also special, we can ask without a scan of who we are.
Can we do that?
Be careful what you wish for because you might just get it, guess what if you follow the rules you will get it.
Remember it’s got nothing to do with who you are. You are good enough. You are accepted.
Your wish is my command.