So, magical thinking is a phrase that psychology people use and from my understanding, it means thinking something happened because you wanted it to.
But what about magical ‘wishing?” I’ve been freelance writing and editing for years, but have recently been looking for more stable work. I’ve applied to places that I think I’d be a really good fit with. But, on a resume, even a well-designed resume, you’re still nothing more or less than just a bunch of words on a page.
Hmmm… is that really so different from this blog?
I’m really proud of the thousands of weekly readers that visit my blog, because I imagine some percentage of them were helped by my thoughts. It might not be true, but I ‘hope’ and ‘imagine’ it is true.
And I hate to admit it, but I’ve been wishing like crazy lately – or maybe just hoping. “Pllllleeeeasse let them see the person behind the words. Please let me find the right fit, and them with me. Please let me be able to continue taking care of my family.”
There are spiritual reasons one isn’t supposed to wish or pray for things – and it’s because we’re not supposed to believe that we have any lack that can’t or won’t be provided for. But really? Although I believe everything works out with enough time, sometimes, wishing and hoping are about all you can do, once you’ve done everything else in your power on the ‘mortal’ realm. (And I do know that we’re unable to control everything in our lives, no matter how much we might want to.)
A Course in Miracles (and one of my heroes, Marianne Williamson) says that, “Only what you are not giving can be lacking in any situation.” This sentence says (to me) that we have, or will have everything we need, and we don’t need to worry so much. I think it’s good to work towards that, but I don’t think we can beat ourselves up for worrying anyway – or for wishing for things to be better. Isn’t that just human nature?
So, if you’re a’wishin’ and a’hopin’ like I am, I wish you luck. Times may be hard, but I truly believe that a strong spirit, armed with hope, can accomplish *almost* anything.
Here’s hoping anyway,