Wishcasting Wednesday

yay-me

art by Jamie Ridler, Jamie Ridler Studios,  for Wishcasting Wednesday

So over at Jamie Ridler Studios, Jamie leads this thing called Wishcasting Wednesday.  Each week, she asks a question and invites the world to play with her in responding to it for themselves.   It’s this circle, of sorts.  For wishcasting.  and supporting one another in wishing. 

I had penciled in a date with myself to participate.

And woke to Jamie’s question:  What do you want to acknowledge yourself for?

Oh darn.  Not that question.  This is the week that I’ve been grumpy.  I’ve struggled in my connecting with my partner.  I’ve questioned my parenting when my four-year-old is screaming at me.  This is the week I’ve been a doubtful, potty-mouthed, non-self-caring kind of gal (and apparently one who likes to hyphenate!). 

So, really?  Yay me?  (Deep breathsWhiny sigh.)  Okay.

What I want to acknowledge myself for today is this…

  • for sticking with the questions even when the answers feel so out of reach
  • for listening to my gut
  • for allowing myself to feel and acknowledge all that comes up, even the icky parts
  • for listening to the icky parts and trusting they have knowledge to share
  • for striving to be the most loving and mindful parent I can be, even when I don’t know what to do next for the screaming four year old
  • for taking a walk at dusk last night when I needed a time out myself
  • for being open to possibilities with colleagues and partners who are in alignment with my work’s mission
  • for taking risks
  • for having a vision of self-caring for advocates and changemakers the world over
  • for holding space for my clients when they need a place to think, question, articulate and dream
  • for stretching further into cyberspace to broaden my community of like-minds (yay twitter!)
  • for practicing myself a style of living that takes into account all that I value–my loved ones, my passions, my well-being
  • for always, always circling back to lovingkindness

Even during the moments (or week?) of tense not-knowing, I acknowledge that I am showing up fully.  Thank you, Jamie, for the timely question.  What are you ready to acknowledge yourself for today?

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25 thoughts on “Wishcasting Wednesday

  1. As Tisha wishes for herself, I wish for her also!

    Wow..powerful first wish!! Welcome to wishcasting!! So glad you have joined us!!
    Yes..I understand the screaming 4 year old..and the screaming 17 year old – yikes!! May you remain strong and present!!
    Namaste, Sarah

  2. Tisha:
    You and I are on the same wave length today….and I want you to know, of all the wishes that I read today, yours is the most dear.

    I want you to hear that we all admire you and respect you for this effort to always, always circle back to loving kindness.

    As Tisha so rightly acknowledges about herself, so I lovingly acknowledge about her also. And, I am grateful for the effort she invests.

  3. I’m so glad you’ve joined us in wishcasting, Tricia! This is truly a caring and supportive circle.

    You’ve bravely stepped out with this beautiful wish and acknowledgement and I acknowledge them with you.

  4. As Tisha wishes to acknowledge for herself, so I wish to acknowledge for her also.

    Yes…the ickies…the very thing most people repress but a place of wisdom and learning if you allow for it.

    Welcome!

  5. I love this even more because it was written in the midst of the crap. Beautiful acknowledgements.

    As Tisha wishes to acknowledge the beauty in herself, so I wish to acknowledge that beauty as well.

  6. As Tisha acknowledges her special qualities, so I acknowledge her as well! Here’s to one day at a time, and recognizing that it is not always sunny, rain must fall for things to grow!

  7. Hi Tisha,

    Lovely list of acknowledgments. I too love the circling back to kindness one. We need way more of that! Enjoy being the great you.

    Giulietta the Muse

  8. As Tisha wishes to acknowledge herself, so I wish for her also.

    It’s so cool how amazing we can be even in the midst of the grumpies! You rock!

    Where can we find you on Twitter?

  9. the gut-listening, question-sticking and space-holding and everything else is what you are all about (and so much more).

    As Tisha wishes to acknowledge herself, so I acknowledge her also.

  10. I love your list. Honesty with ourselves will take us very far…bravo!
    As Tisha wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

  11. Oh Tisha!
    This is wonderful!
    You are connecting with some very lovely women who i have met through Jamie’s Next Chapter Book Group, which by the way i think you should join, they are such wonderful experiences, and the women really are supportive, and the work important!

    Your wishes are stunning, real, deeply rooted in the wonder that is you.
    And within that, you have also given me the hope that i can join in the wish casting as well. And tonight, might just be the night.

    As beautiful Tisha wishes for herself, so i wish for her also!

    hugs and love,
    let’s talk soon!! Friday?

  12. Hello lovely ladies,
    Thank you, thank you for all the virtual kindness left on this post…I feel loved and supported. I’m also so very grateful to have found a new community with you and look forward to getting to know each of you in the future (thanks again Jamie for creating the connection!). I’m off to visit your blogs now, too! Hugs and squeezes to you!

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