So here we are with another amazing Wishcasting Wednesday
and Jamie has provided another wonderfully thought provoking
What is your greatest wish?
I have a couple of them.
I wish to live my life like it's Golden (thank you Jill Scott)
That means living my life to the fullest
being the best 'Dionne' I can be with no fear, no apathy, no regrets.
I wish to move through my life with as much
grace and ease as possible.
And in doing so I wish to provide my children
with as many tools and resources to move
through their own lives in the same way.
And because she is one of the most empowering divas in the most positive sense of the word, here's the song I'm talking about. May you live your life like it's Golden...whatever that looks like for you. Bless!
I see myself turning and listening to the heart of a young woman
a circle sister who shares, “My boyfriend wants me to do things
that I’m just not comfortable with. He says if I won’t he can find
someone else who will”. She is comforted because there are other
sisters there…older women who have had similar experiences years ago
and are able to offer their wisdom
They remind her she is valuable.
I find myself surprised because even though the world has
changed so much since I was in my 20s there’s still much that has
stayed the same. In her sharing I’ve found something of value to
pass on to my daughter as she readies herself to move into the world.
I thank this 20 something sister because she has made me a better mother. “How can that be?” she asks, “I’ve never been a mother.”
I say “because I heard you with my heart”.
I see myself turning and listening to the heart of middle age woman…a circle sister who shares what she’s struggling with.
She cries out “Why won’t my body let me be mother?!”
Her sisters hold her and she is reminded of how
often she nurtures her circle sisters and cheer them on.
She is comforted by all her sisters and told that she is valuable.
“How can that be?” she asks, “I’ll never be a mother.”
And we’ll say “because we heard you with our hearts.”
I see myself turning and listening to the heart of another woman
slightly older than middle aged shares her struggles.
“I’ve spent so much time being a mother I lost myself
somewhere along the way and I don’t know how to find her again.”
We comfort her and invite her out and tell her she is valuable still.
In her sharing I’ve found something of value because I realize
I hadn’t done anything for myself in a long while so I decide to
get a babysitter and join them for dessert after the play.
I thank her and reaffirm her value.
“How can I be valuable to you?” she asks, “I’m done being a
full time mother.”
l'll say “because I heard you with our hearts.”
I see myself turning and listening to the heart of a career woman
who shares what she’s struggling with.
“I’ve just buried my parents and I have no family because I am an
only child and I chose not to have children.
Now I’m being asked when I am going to retire.
Have I wasted my life because I haven't had a child? What's left for me?”
Another sister shares how lonely she has been since
her husband died. “My kids are busy with their kids and
don’t have time for me.” And sisters all around them offer comfort and tell
them both how much they value these sister’s experiences.
The widow promises to check in with the parentless sister outside of circle.
We reaffirm their value as we tell them both
“we’ve heard you with our hearts.”
The faces of these women swim before me
young and old women enjoy each other.
As I open my eyes and see a lovely multigenerational
group of women sitting at my table
I hold back the tears of gratitude
Because the reality of what I created
is even better than what I envisioned.
Bless you dear wishers and readers!
I returned from my personal retreat
rested and restored....so well in fact
that I've been basking in the after
glow and not wanting to spend loads
of time online!
But we are here at another Wishcasting Wednesday and Jamie has asked
a question that seems tailor made for this tea priestess!
Who do you wish to have tea with?
For me, taking tea is a sacred act of communion
Tea gives us the ability to connect with all of the elements (earth, air, fire, water, spirit)
at once and experience the power of transformation on
mind, body and spirit levels of consciousness; quieting our minds
refreshing our bodies, and renewing our spirits one sip at a time.
As tea is being brewed it encourages us to slow down and breathe.
It's mystical power reminds us of both solitude and intimate
company....a time outside of time only to be filled with what
Conscious effort is required to create dainty sandwiches and enticing
sweets presented in a beautiful way to delight the senses.
This alone is proof to me bringing attention and reverence to anything
we do in this life becomes an act of prayer and meditation
renewing our connection with the Divine in it's purest essence.
Tea can provide hope when all feels lost.
So who would I wish to share this sacred connection with?
Anyone who is in need of this deep healing and sacred union.
Come to tea dear ones, the kettle is always on.
Last week after getting honest about what was holding
me back from taking a retreat, I took the plunge
and made a reservation for a cabin in the woods.
This weekend, I'll be on private retreat...and
I'm super excited!!!!
So we come to this week's Wishcasting and
How do you wish to be nourished?
Fantastic question and great timing.
I've been pondering this very question since
I made the reservations.
My knee jerk reaction is to plan
yoga, meditation, journal writing exercises, meals
and pretty much schedule everything which
is almost the opposite of what I'm craving most;
time for stillness.
Keeping that in mind as I make my plans and prepare to go on retreat,
I wish plan a nourishing balance of activity and stillness
so I can bring the rhythm of both into my 'non retreat' life.
I wish to return from retreat nourished by the time and space
I've given myself to just be.
I am so filled with gratitude for everyone who
participated in the Superhero Mastermind Blog Tour
and to everyone who commented on my post,
signed up for my newsletter and followed me
I was supposed to be sharing the winner
of my ebook, Sanctuary for the Soul
yesterday but we had a major costume
malfunction and near melt down that
would have ruined all the trick or treating
fun...but lucky for my Lil Bear I'm a super
crafter and was able to repair the costume
just in time! Whew!
So...from the comments, new Twitter followers
and newsletter subscribers, I put everyone's name in a hat,
mixed it all up and let my daughter choose! (don't you love
my Mouse ears? It even has my name on the back!)
Without further adieu
the winner of my fabulous
You'll be receiving an
email from me shortly!
A big THANK YOU to everyone who participated!
I'm Dionne, a Natural Rhythms Creation Coach and Elemental Forces of Creation Oracle Reader. I teach people how to tune into to the power of the elements and rhythms of nature to design a life they love