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“Star light, star bright
First star I see tonight
I wish I may, I wish I might
Have my wish come true tonight.”

My father taught me that rhyme when I was a little girl. He told me that some people believe that if you make a wish on the first star that comes out at night, your wish will come true. He didn’t believe it, of course – he was Mr. Math-Science-and-Engineering, and that kind of fanciful stuff was just an amusing story to him, superstitious silliness with which to entertain children.

But I secretly hoped it might be true.

If I happened to catch sight of the very first star at night, there’d be a little thrill of excitement and I would say the rhyme and make a wish.

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Wishing helps you focus

I don’t remember whether any of those childhood wishes came true or not, but I still like the idea of a little bit of magic in the world. And I still like making wishes. I just use them a little differently now; I use them as a focusing tool in my alignment kit.

Somebody once said that a wish is a dream without a plan. It’s true, in a sense. And while we must always take action (and have some idea about what that action will be before we take it) I believe that wishes can be highly useful as a first step.

Make a wish, take a chance, make a change

Make a wish, take a chance, make a change…

This is especially true when we’re feeling lost or confused because wishes give us insight into what our next step should be. Very often, wishes can help us to figure out what it is that we truly want when we feel so overwhelmed that we don’t think we know what we want.

Wishes are signposts

Wishes are signposts. They are a bubbling up from our subconscious, letting us know what the next thing is that will help us in our ongoing personal evolution. They’re an indication of some internal contrast that we are feeling, and contrast is always an indicator of a desire to manifest something different into our existence.

But you need to pay attention to what you’re wishing. What usually happens is that a wish will flash through our minds and then flit away, forgotten in all the hustle-and-bustle of our busy lives. If you pay attention to a wish when it first occurs, though, it will tell you what you need to know.

Whispers, not shouts

The Universe usually communicates in whispers, rather than shouts. And wishes are definitely whispers from within.

Listen to your wishes. Use them to figure out what you want in life, and let that inner knowing propel you forward into inspired action as you start to understand your next best direction.

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As many wishes as you want

You will never run out of wishes, because you will never run out of dreams and possibilities. And that is the way it should be.

”How many wishes do I get?” “As many as you want. And the more wishes you make, the more beautiful Fantastica will become.” ~Michael Ende, The Never Ending Story

The key to wishes, though, lies in not letting yourself fall into despair. Too often we make a wish and then immediately tell ourselves that what we wish for is impossible. And then our wishes make us miserable.

The joy of wishing

That’s not the way it’s supposed to work. Wishes are supposed to bring you joy. They’re supposed to make you think about possibility and potential, and they’re supposed to activate your innate power to shape the energy of the world itself.

When the emotions accompanying our wishes are positive, they become a powerful alignment tool for keeping our vibration in the right place to help manifest the things we want more quickly. And the more wishes you make (that are anchored in positive emotion), the greater your alignment will be.

Used properly, the emotion you generate from your wishes can turn into a cascade of awesomeness that will leave you feeling psyched to go out there and do what it takes to make those changes that you want to see in your world.

So go ahead and make a wish…


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