WISHCASTING | 37 If anything's possible (and it is), what would you wish for?
I want for very little, but if I could wish for anything (beyond good health and good choices for me and my children) it would be for a lifetime membership to and property at Canyon Ranch, Tucson. I would visit regularly and make the desert lifestyle a more physcially present part of my life and not just every April!
What about you? If anything's possible, what would you wish for?
WISHCASTING | 38 Who is the "you" you wish to be?
I want to be comfortable in my own skin. In that I mean, I want to be the weight of the woman inside. The weight of the woman with my test results. I have no problem with the look of the weight - as in I feel no shame because of it - but I do have a problem with not looking like how I feel. The woman I wish to be better resembles the woman I was before the thyroid disease, before the frozen shoulder, before adrenal failure. I am happy to be the woman who had four kids in four-and-a-half years who is now 50. The rest I could do without!
What about you? Who is the "you" you wish to be?
WISHCASTING | 39 What rules do you wish to break?
Given the current level of bullying and mean behaviour I've witnessed, I have some serious issues with societal rules of engagement. Especially those that just don't ring true in that they are meant to elicit an inauthentic response - the made up rules that protect the bully and shame the victim. I wish to break every rule that does not honour the only one that matters to me: treat people the way you want to be treated.
What about you? What rules do you wish to break?
WISHCASTING | 40 How do you wish to be brave?
I wish I could consistently stand in my truth every minute of every day. I would let the words and actions of those in "power" (who use judgment and shame to manipulate) just wash over me with no reaction. I would really like to convert my current reaction of anger and helplessness to pity - or even generosity and gratitude.
What about you? How do you wish to be brave?
These are responses to the prompts found in Jamie Ridler's 52-week e-course: What If You Filled Your Year With Wishes. Though I'm more goal-oriented than a dream-believer, I have a fondness for wishes. Recently, there has been much heart-work done and I can be more authentic, more gentle and more kind with myself and my wishes.