I Wish . . .
Today is my birthday (well, not really . . . as I write this, it is the Monday before my birthday, but the muse walked in and said “Write.” I had been thinking about whether I would miss my birth minute again, 60 seconds when what you wish for will come true. As a kid, I would watch the clock while sitting in my classroom at Howe School in Schenectady and watch as the minutes and seconds would tick down to 10:55 a.m. I would sit inside myself as it hit that magical once-a-year moment, and I would as unobtrusively as possible go into wish mode and wish for whatever was my heart’s desire at the time. And then it would be 10:56 a.m. and the magical moment passed, and I returned my attention to whatever was being taught. Some years I would be aware of the minute and some years I would miss it and feel sorrow that I had let that opportunity slip through time into oblivion. Then I would sigh and keep on going, because, really, what else is there to do in such moments? Then, one year, I think when I was in my 20s, I discovered that I was not born at 10:55 a.m., but, rather, 11:55 a.m. The shock was hard. All those minutes I had wished for whatever I had wished for were wasted. There was nothing to be done. I felt disappointed and cheated. I tried to switch to being attentive to the new time, but I rarely noted it in time for it to be of any special use. Now I am older, and I hope a little wiser, and I know it doesn’t matter what time I focus on an intent of my heart. Any time, any minute is fine. But now, it is not so much that I ask for something like a new item. Now I send out intent for there to be more healing, peace, light, and love in the world. I send out the intent for specific healings for friends and strangers whose needs are aired on Facebook. I send out intent that there be peace in the hearts of those around me and for the planet. I send out intent that the light of spirit shine in each and every one of us. And, in sending all of these, I send the intent that there be love in and for everyone and everything. So, now, today (well, as I write, five days from now), I send out these wishes as I do every day. And now I know that Spirit is always listening to my heartfelt intent, not just in one minute of one day in a year. Blessings to all! (And now, today, really is my birthday! I send healing, peace, light, and love to all!) Namaste!
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