Wish, Prayer and Courage-Process of Change-In the Eye of the Storm-An individual response to the Global Crisis
July 4, 2020
In addition, dreams can rely on subliminal memory traces that are no longer able to influence consciousness effectively. With regard to prognosis, therefore, dreams are often in a much more favorable position than consciousness. (Jung, 1960b, p. 256)
This wishing well was placed during the 1800’s. It sits off to the side of the property which allows privacy as I consider the wish I want to make. The scenery is tranquil. The air is fresh, My ears rest in silence. This opportunity feels like anything is possible. It feels like a dream. I am in the world of no restrictions, no movement, and yet in the world of potential.
The photo was taken in February 2020, when the world was so different. Sometimes it is hard to remember back then. It is like chasing a dream to journal before waking up too much. It feels elusive and remote. I am grateful to have the image to remind me of the gesture of the wishing well—the tossing of a coin into it. It is different than prayer that is tossed to the heavens. The coin is something of value I am willing to let go of to give me hope that my wish will come true. I have made an investment in my future.
In this resurge of the pandemic in the United States, the social unrest, etc., it would be valuable to find cherished moments of life to hold onto, and to still dream/wish for healing to happen and make needed changes in our democracy for social justice. The energy from those moments can be used to create action. The wishing well should say, “Make a wish. Now do the work to have it come […]