Tonight while sitting on the deck, dipping into a bowl of freshly cut watermelon, childhood memories started flowing through my mind. I had painted earlier in the day and I began to look a little deeper into what I had been working on. One of the pieces had an element of a turtle holding a dandelion in his mouth, the dandelion having gone to seed and just waiting for someone to blow on it and send their wishes to the Universe.
I started thinking about how we are taught at an early age to Wish...blow out the candles and "wish"...blow on the dandelion and "wish"..rub the genie lamp and "wish", and above all "don't tell anyone your wish". While I like the concept of teaching a child to "dream" and "wish" and that anything is possible, I began to think about the act in itself and how it contradicts what we are taught as adults.
As adults we are taught that we need to be more proactive in our dreams and desires, that we need to "speak" them to the Universe, immerse in the Laws of Attraction, visualize, use affirmations and positive self talk, and create vision boards.
As usual, I thought, leave it to us to make things even more complicated than they need to be as we get older. Because in the end, doesn't it really amount to Believing? Simply, Believing. The natural order of things comes much easier to children, their intuition is more pure.
Now, with all of that swirling around in my head, I contemplate on the things that I am trying to manifest in my own life today. I think I will switch gears now, and try to get in touch with the young Jeanne, the Jeanne that doesn't carry around over 40 years of baggage and hurt...the Jeanne that hadn't built up all those walls around her self.
I will remember the Jeanne who sat on my Grandmother's wishing well, and I will
The piece I created is titled "Believe", and is listed in my Etsy shop here