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Wishcasting Wednesday

Jamie asks, “What do you wish for your prosperity?” When I first read it, I didn’t even understand the question as worded, so I did what I always do when I’m stumped by a wishcast prompt and looked up the definition of the key word.

At first, that didn’t really help because prosperity is “the state of being prosperous,” but listed as synonyms were things like “the good life, (good) fortune, ease, plenty, comfort, security,” and with that, my answer became clear.

I thought about how I’d spent my birthday. I took the day off work and gave myself permission to do anything I wanted. It was interesting that under those conditions I didn’t really do anything unusual, but rather spent the day how I’d spend most of my days. That’s very good news: I am living my life every day exactly the way I’d want to, doing whatever I want, living my version of the good life. I am learning that I can want what I want, have what I want, savor it and be satisfied, that this is allowed.

The other thing I’ve noticed about myself in the past year is if I have enough myself, if my needs are meet, if I am content and satisfied, I’m going to give away most of the extra — money, time, food, stuff, etc. Generosity is one of my most fundamental qualities. This balance — having, doing, and being as I want but also having extra to offer is exactly what I wish for my prosperity.

The only things I’d wish to change, to make this a truly balanced system is to declutter my life even more, own and keep less stuff for myself, simplify my way of being in the world, and shift my income source so I can eventually spend ALL my time working guided by my own instincts and intention, my own values and desires.

So, I wish for my prosperity to manifest directly from my own truth, and to earn enough through my efforts that I can share, and in this way most directly ease suffering, in myself and the world.

Once again, I start the wishcasting process from a place of not knowing and end with new insight and clarity. Magic.

Wishcasting Wednesday

If you wishcast with Jamie long enough, you start to see that what you wish for — your desire, your longing, your hunger — is the same no matter what she asks, no matter how she phrases it. And yet, the specific prompt each week allows me to see those wishes in a different light, from a different angle.

This week for example I consider what it means to immerse myself, what that looks like, feels like. There’s a particular sense of sinking, relaxing, a single minded focus and intensity, doing just what I’m doing, being exactly where I am, in the flow, allowing everything else to fade, go quiet, tuning in to my own truth.

And how interesting that the animal card reading Rachael Maddox did for me recently called for a return to my own wisdom, to flow and play, and recommended water cleansing rituals, and this word immersion means “to dip or submerge in a liquid,” to baptize by submerging in water, but also to involve oneself deeply in an activity or interest, be absorbed in the flow, to lose oneself in it, to engage wholly and deeply.

I wish to immerse myself in comfort and ease.

I wish to immerse myself in reading, words, stories and narrative, magic and medicine.

I wish to immerse myself in eating, whole food that satisfies all of my appetites.

I wish to immerse myself in home, that sense of safety, belonging, intimacy and truth.

I wish to immerse myself in practice, showing up with an open heart and no agenda, allowing whatever might arise.

I wish to immerse myself in stillness and quiet.

I wish to immerse myself in creativity, my hands covered in ink and glue and paint and dirt.

I wish to immerse myself in connection and conversation, present and listening deeply.

I wish to immerse myself in love and joy.

I wish to immerse myself in my own inherent deep inner knowing, my own authority.