Wishcasting Wednesday

redmountain

This week, Jamie asks: What space do you wish to create? My initial response, first thought, immediate wish as I sit at my cluttered mess of a writing desk is to create space here, space for creating, contemplating, practicing. I wish to clean, clear, and organize, to get rid of what doesn’t belong here, what isn’t serving or inspiring me.

redmountain06

I wish to create space for my body’s wisdom, to be able to connect with its ability to heal, to trust it to tell me what it wants, what it needs, to take the opportunity to support its health and wellness, to make room for breath and movement and rest.

I wish to create space to rest, relax, be at ease, to restore and heal.

redmountain03

I wish to create space to learn, mainly through reading and contemplation, but through connection too. I have access to such a vast and rich amount of wisdom and sanity, in textual and physical forms — soft animal bodies and wild hearts, blood and alphabet — and am wishing for the space to connect with it, consider it.

redmountain05

I wish for the space to be present with my little family, to give attention to the dogs, to connect with Eric in an easy, gentle, loving, content, mindful way.

I wish to create space for what truly matters, to clear away all the stuff and nonsense that no longer serves me (if it ever did), to make way for what is precious and important.

redmountain04

I wish to create space for things to take root and grow, to cultivate what will nourish, give joy, ease suffering.

I wish to create space for stillness, calm, acceptance, self-compassion.

redmountain02

I wish to create space to be, simply be, with what is exactly as I am.

Enough. These few words are enough.
If not these words, this breath.
If not this breath, this sitting here.

This opening to the life
we have refused
again and again
until now.

Until now.
~by David Whyte

P.S. Thanks to Mr. Salahub for the pictures of Red Mountain Open Space.

18 thoughts on “Wishcasting Wednesday

  1. Amanda S.

    Beautiful wishes, Jill! I love that you said, “what isn’t serving or inspiring me.” As you wish for yourself so I wish for you also.
    P.S. I heart David Whyte!

    Reply
  2. Corliss

    Best Wishes!
    Jill, I have thought about your blog regarding self compassion & I see it referenced again today. You have really enlightened me & lessened my burden. Thank You!

    Reply
  3. piercedfuzzis

    Those photos are beautiful and remind me of how long it’s been since I’ve made the journey west. Four years now? I think I must add space for travel to my wishes.

    As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you too!

    Reply
  4. eviegwatts

    This wish for space is so helpful as I have found in all my moving. Every move has meant giving away, throwing away so much stuff. I don’t miss any of it. My most recent bit of enlightenment is the letting go of the yearning for things to be any different from what they are at the moment, even the little clutter here and there. I create clutter through what I do. It’s just who I am and how I live my life. I do a lot of different things with stuff. The recognition that yearning for things to be different actually holds me back, sometimes to a point of depressed paralysis, has been so helpful and is teaching me to just relax, not add more clutter to the clutter with the stories of what that clutter says about me.

    Keep up the good work Jill. There are so many of us who are learning and evolving along with and because of you.

    Reply
    1. Through Gray Eyes

      Eviegwatts, are you reading my mind because you’ve written what I want to feel right now. Right now I am in that paralysis, even the depressed paralysis. I have a beautiful room that I’ve basically turned into a clutter breeding ground but now that it is so much I am too overwhelmed to do anything about it. I’m so embarrassed by it. I want to throw it away I’m just afraid that if I just chuck the box that I stuck in my closet almost two years ago that I will realize Oh wait there was something super important in that box!!!! But if it was that important why haven’t I found it earlier?

      Reply
      1. eviegwatts

        TGE – breathe, just relax. If it all disappeared this afternoon, you’d be fine, maybe better. Try this – pick a small part of the room and set a timer – 40 minutes – that’s it, ONLY 40 minutes. You may NOT work on it more than 40 minutes. Do this once every day and see what the room looks like at the end of the week. I’m cheering for you and I COMPLETELY understand where you are. You are not alone.

    2. jillsalahub Post author

      This makes me so happy, Evie — that this is helping you, that you are allowing space for yourself. I always call myself “a passionate mess.” I love a collection of opportunities, am not against a bit of a mess, but I also need to be careful to not get buried in it, appreciate space, room and light. I am working on cleaning out my studio space right now and it’s so hard for me to part with anything I think I can use to make something, but I’ve got to get honest about the real limit there is on my time to make and my space to store stuff. xo

      Reply
      1. eviegwatts

        I so relate to ” I might be able to use this for something”. And I also understand the need to clear out…as I have in the past few years. What I’m learning is to let go of the yearning for things to be different, even the little clutter left, because it is as it is and I am who I am and that includes some clutter…BUT I think a lot of the clearing out, creating that space, room and light has helped me get here. I know it has. I guess it’s finding our balance of the clutter and the space – just enough clutter to spark ideas and enough space to create them.

  5. Goddess Pearl

    I really loved reading this post and identifying with each wish and image as they passed before my eyes.
    I particularly loved this wish “I wish to create space for my body’s wisdom, to be able to connect with its ability to heal, to trust it to tell me what it wants, what it needs, to take the opportunity to support its health and wellness, to make room for breath and movement and rest.”

    As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you too!

    Reply

I'd love to hear what you think, kind and gentle reader.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s