What to wish for?
It’s a strange sort of thing to do. Thinking about doing something which you’re not sure if is just plain stupid or whether it could actually work and really do something and even be dangerous! And if it isn’t cranky and actually does do something, how on earth do you know if you’re doing it right or not. What happens if you do it wrong, or indeed what happens if you do it right!
Anyway, what I did was in fact quite simple. It wasn’t my original idea at all, far from it, but taken from several of the books I had been reading, but I adapted them slightly to my situation and the items I had available.
So basically all I did was, I took a piece of A4 typing paper and 4 candles. White candles. And then a drinks tray. Silver; I don’t know if that’s important, but it is what I had. And that’s about it. Easy.
Then I wrote on the piece of paper what I wanted.
Now here, I think it might be a good idea to say that it’s at this moment mistakes can easily start to be made. Firstly, although it seems to be widely understood the notion of Karma, it is nonetheless important not to forget it, and so whatever you wish on others will ultimately come back to you. Therefore, never wish bad on others, because it will all come back to you. Secondly, perhaps not quite so obviously, that when you wish for something, it’s not enough to wish for what you want; the trick is to imagine you have already received what you want. For example, if you wanted a new car, and you asked for a new car, what would happen is exactly that: the thing that you would receive is just that; you wouldn’t get the new car, you would find yourself just having the wanting of a new car! – You got what you asked for!!
If you read very carefully the Christian Lord’s Prayer and try to interpret it in this way, remembering not to wish bad on others, and being grateful for already having received what you want, this will probably give you a very good starting point.
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.
So then, how do you get what you want, and get revenge?