I’ve missed some of the Wishcasting Wednesday prompts of late, but no matter — these things are not set in stone, and I do not need to beat myself up if I miss any. :) Anyway, this week’s Wishcasting Wednesday prompt is “What do you wish to delight in?”
Well, what with all my health problems of late, there’s a big part of me that says I would like to delight in being alive. Simply that, completely that, in all its highs and lows and complexities, all its joys and sorrows. I want to delight in being alive — in the laughter and the tears, in the struggles and the successes, in the night and in the day. So much is taken for granted that we often forget to just be thankful and delight in this wonderful life, this amazing world, of which we’re all a part.
For me, this means embracing everything — the good stuff, and the not-so-good stuff. The stuff that scares me as well as the stuff that excites me. I want to lean more fully into the discomfort of things when I need to, and connect with the deeper meaning of what it means to be alive. That’s what I want to delight in.
One of the things I am finding to be incredibly healing of late is my harp practice. I’ve recently started blogging about my harp studies over here, despite having started on my harp journey in late 2010. There’s a lot to be said about connecting with a musical instrument, feeling the music inside you, and expressing it — regardless of if you’re in tune or not! The sensation of the strings under my fingertips, the resonance of the notes as I play, the hum of the melody through the body of the harp where she leans against my chest and shoulder… It’s a soothing balm, like I’m able to express what my emotions cannot. There’s deep healing here as well as the sheer delight of making music.
Perhaps if you play an instrument, you may be inspired to just go and connect with your own inner music for a while… And if you don’t, why not stick some of your favourite tunes on the stereo, and connect with your joy that way? Or perhaps go and do your favourite hobby for a while. Whatever it is that brings you fully into feeling alive, let it lift you up, and remind you what an honour it is to be a living, breathing creature on this Earth… What a delight.
As I wish for myself, so I also wish for you…