Today, Jamie is also asking us (aka Wishcasters) what does wishcasting brings in our life. So I’ll begin by answering this week’s prompt, and then I’ll answer about what do I wishcast the more often I can.
Today’s question is What do you wish for less of ?
And my answer was instantaneous: I wish for less clutter in my life (and by consequence, in my mind).
I was really sad when I talked to my husband about Bindu Wiles’ new project that will begin next week, called “the Shed project“. The goal is to get rid of about 1/4 of your stuff, and shed 10 pounds, in two months. To build a community around this will to let go, and to clear our space and our mind.
My husband disagreed in me trying to do so. I understand completely is point of view “It makes me sick to throw away 1/4 of things we bought, for what we gave money for. Why did we bought this if it’s to throw it away afterwards ?!!!?”. BUT he’s the first person to qualify my stuff as “your mess” (which upsets me… a lot). So what’s the point ?! It’s cluttering the house but because I paid for it, I can’t get rid of it ? It makes me sad too, to think that it costes money and that it’s just sitting there in a corner or whatever.
When we moved from France, we sold lots of our things, and we gave some, and of course, a lot goes directly to the trash. Clothes, cooking stuff, toys, books, decorations… people were happy to get them for less than what it would have costed “new”, and we were happy not to have to bring them in Canada. Sometimes it was painful, because we attach importance to these material things. But it’s only material, physical. We shouldn’t care that much.
I am a compulsive art supply buyer. But i’m healing myself. yes I do. And it’s the same with food: I am always affraid we don’t have enough. I’m planning to sort all my supply, make some piles “use it a lot” “use it sometimes” “bought because it was trendy but I never use it”. I may sell some, and giveaway the rest. Maybe people will have some use of it and it will make them happy (I love happy peoples).
Last week-end, we sorted our daughters’ dresser, and have a big bag to give to the nearest thrift store. It feels good.
I wanted to get rid of some of my cookbooks (cooking is my first passion, then painting/creating came in my life) but Cheridoo is not that okay with it so I keep them all (about… 150 books only about cooking).
I feel the urge to clear my space. It’s calling me for weeks now, but everytime i want to do so, an obstacle comes on my way…
On another note, I wish for less pounds in my body, less food intake. I don’t want to talk much about it, but here too it’s time to make some changes in my alimentation, and I’m beginning soon to work out again.
Sooooo in honour of her new big project (a 52-prompt Wishcasting Journal !!!!!!!!!), Jamie is asking to whom want to answer “What Wishcasting has meant to you“.
For me, Wishcasting allows me to take time to think on a particular subject/area of my life. And to introspect, listening inside for answers. Some are very easy to find and comes as soon as I read the prompt, some are very difficult and need some time to dig deeper in me. Most of the time, Jamie’s week prompt is in perfect timing with what i experience, and it’s an amazement each time, as if she was in my Soul without knowing it.
Putting concrete words on feelings makes SUCH a difference. It’s like an open letter to the Universe. And I experienced several time the love and support we all put in others’ wishes is also something that makes a different, like a huge worldwide tribe of dreamers and wishers, united to change their life. The sentence “as X wishes for himself/herself, so I wish for himself/herself also” may sound cheesy, but trust me: it DOES make a difference.
I feel very thankful to know Jamie, and she makes me wanna jump on a plane to Toronto and hug her “for real”. She inspires me, pushes me to go deeper and deeper, she’s a positive bomb. And so are her projects such as Wishcasting Wednesday.