Make a Wish

I saw this beautiful wishing tree at the Berkshire Botanical Gardens this weekend, and it inspired me to make a wish. I loved looking at the tags and the beautiful things that every single person wished for. It was like looking into their hearts. It made me realize that we we all wish for goodness in some form or other.

It got me thinking about my own wishes. The first thing that came from my heart was: “I wish for authenticity and feeling good in my skin.” Of course I came up with many others as well, but this seemed to be at the root of my own little wishing tree. I also realized that having a spiritual practice has been the trunk of my tree for some time. It is something that has evolved over years.

When my tree was just a sapling I sort of dipped into prayer or meditation here and there – usually when things weren’t going so great. I would find an inspiring book and pore over it for a week or two. Over time I realized that the days I prayed or meditated I was much more grounded and things just seemed to flow better. I decided to make a wish to make this a part of each day, and I have.

I made a little altar, carved out a quiet space for myself in my house, and set aside about 30 minutes each day to connect with my spirit. It has become the source of so much inspiration that I can’t imagine a day without it. All the branches of my tree – what I’m creating- change and vary but there is something always growing and blooming. Seeing that lovely tree at the Botanical Gardens really granted me the gift of inspiration, just wanted to pass it on. What does your Wishing Tree look like? Make a wish today!  One of my most recent blooms arrived in the form of these positive message graphics now available at Uncommon Goods. My friend Amy Humes created the concept (watch her video at the site) and I painted the decals. Click on the photo below for the link! There’s a free App coming soon called 60 Seconds to Peace. I’ll keep you updated! xoxo

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