A Magical Mind.
Last evening we were planning to go out, and I was hoping it won’t rain. Then I did something very childish, I crossed my fingers promising to open it only when I returned.
As kids whenever we had a secret wish, we would cross our fingers and of course not tell it to anyone until the wish was fulfilled, my aunt Janaki would tell us if could not share then it meant we were ashamed of our wishes and if wishes came true that way then our fingers would stay stuck because we would forever want something.
Yet there is something innocent and magical about making a wish, something that recalls the energy of childhood that moved the universe to grant us our wish. Wishing is not about formulating a plan and following it step by step to attain a goal, that is the realm of adulthood. Wishing is like inviting the universe to play, the wait for the wish to be granted is an integral part of the game.
In our straightforward action-oriented society, we may tend to dismiss the power of this seemingly passive process. Yet we say ”be careful what you wish for.” Think of it, many of us who have given up wishing in favour or more adult pursuits like cynicism, planning and focusing could do with bringing the magic back into our life. I mean looking at the first star, picking a dropped eyelash or being in front of a birthday cake that threatens set the cake on fire, taking that deep breath, closing our eyes and whispering the secret to the universe, the secret then floats from us into the magical realm of wishes, that are filled with wishing wells and wishing trees to the universal power and returning to fulfil us.
From blowing dandelion seeds into the air, to throwing a penny into a fountain we have all felt inspired to make a wish to whisper our secret desires into the ears of the universe and wait for signs that we have been heard. Some wishes come true while others remain ethereal visions that slowly fade from our realm, maybe to strengthen somebody else whose need for the magical wish is more.
As we wish for something enough to share it with the universe, we are expressing our desire/ as well as intention to create something new in our lives. When we wish for something our consciousness opens to receiving it like a flower unfolding its petals to receive a bee. It inspires an innocent opening to the possibility of magic as we wait to see if the invisible realm will bring our wish to life. This opening is a beautiful gesture in and of itself regardless of the outcome. we place ourselves in a magical mind and this mind is arguably as wonderful as the fulfilment of our wish.
A Magical Mind.