Do you remember what wishing was like when you were a kid? I wished on all kinds of things: an eyelash recovered from my cheek then blown off the end of my mother’s pinkie, a necklace when the latch found its way to the pendent, petals plucked from field flowers, the twisted stem of an Autumn apple, and candles on birthday cakes. Lots of wishes in my young life to match the depth of potential in front of me.
Well, I haven’t stopped wishing. In fact, I make a point of wishing. I find it is very good for me. Now days, my favorite way to wish is the same as it was when I was a kid, with my eyes to the sky. Growing up, we lived on the edge of a small town. The sky was dynamic and vast, and it’s magnitude seemed to stretch my vision about what was possible and probable. The tiny girl with her feet tucked into strands of Johnson grass toured the Universe via her imagination. Some of those first dreams still drive my life to this day.
I still live in that same town that I grew up in. The skies are a little more crowded and a bit less defined, and my life takes me less frequently to soak in its majesty. But the last couple of weeks as the Texas wild fires have produced smoke that filters the light of the setting sun, my eyes have taken in the sublime theatrics with the wonder of my youth.
Being awe struck for two weeks does something to a person. For me, it has been like having my dreams cultivated in the incubation chamber of my subconscious. And so, as the moon makes her way to fullness, I feel my dreams mirroring her course.
Wishing is not enough though. Action is the life mate of dreaming. Together, they produce the most lovely offspring. It is with this knowledge that I have been actively pursuing my dreams for weeks now. And the results are as inspiring as the dreams themselves.
This vision board shows with broad, sweeping strokes the general highlights of what I am wishing for. To be more specific, I have created a running list of to-do’s in a google doc that I can access on my home computer, my smart phone or where ever I might have access to the internet. I can visit it to check off what is accomplished or add to it as my dreams spawn new ideas. Working in this way feels quick and productive.
One aspect of my vision board is the background paper I have used on it. It is a tissue paper with golden cherubs. When I saw it in my studio, I knew it must cover the board. Something about it spoke to the sense of blessed synchronicities I have been feeling and witnessing. I wrote about this in my thank you letter to Kelly Rae Roberts but know that the blessings I am receiving are much broader than that.
Does wishing work? I have to say that on one hand I am a practical woman who knows there are bounds to what is possible, but I choose to let the world show me those boundaries rather than define them for myself…..in the other hand, I hold the stars that have fallen from the sky and landed securely in my lap. Just a few hours after finishing this dream board, I got smacked upside the head with a dream come true. It is still “in the works,” but when I can, I promise to share it with you!
Do you have wishes and dreams you would like to bring out into the light? Join the tribe of dreamers who regularly claim the visions they have for themselves by doing and sharing Full Moon Dreamboards with the wishstress, Jamie Ridler.