Wishing Makes It So

Exploring wishing as a science....

Some may wish for that pot of gold.  A few may receive it.  What is your wish today?
Some may wish for that pot of gold. A few may receive it. What is your wish today? | Source

It has happened too many times to be coincidence....


It has happened too many time to be explained by just "coincidence". In fact Pope John Paul II once said that there is no such thing as coincidence.

Perhaps that is part of the explanation for why we wish for something and it comes true?

My wife may be keeping the list I suggested she keep of things she thinks of while wishing.

I suggested she do so because there have been just too many of those "coincidences" of her wishing that resulted in the wish coming true (or were they granted?)

A minor example: She was wishing that she had some ham for cooking a dish she was thinking of cooking, but for which she had no ham. Without any contact between the two (other than possible mental telepathy?) a friend of hers arrived with half a ham shoulder she "hoped" my wife could use. It was the only time that friend, my wife, and ham had ever been connected.

Okay, I warned you it was a minor example. Now for a major one.

One of my wife's students (my wife is a well-being coach, among her many talents) one day asked my wife to take her on a tour of Asia, and the student offered to pay for all the expenses!

There were only two problems with accepting the offer. First of all, my wife is Laotian and after we married and came to America we raised three children and helped to raise two others. When this invitation came, my wife had not been to Asia for nearly 30 years, and she had never even gone on a tour, much less guiding one!

She really wanted to go, for it would allow her to visit Laos after all those years, but she felt she needed more capability before accepting the wonderful invitation.

A few weeks (if that) later, another student told my wife that he wanted to give her two tickets to go on a tour of Asia with his nephew and his nephew's wife. The trip was prepaid and included transportation, hotels, and meals, and would take her to Hong Kong, Singapore, and Thailand. He explained that his gout was bothering him recently and he felt he couldn't keep up with the rest of the group. He further explained that his own children seemed to only come to him when they wanted something from him, so he preferred to offer the tour tickets to my wife.

Problem solved? There is more to the story.

While in Singapore with the group, my wife would arise early in the mornings to walk around the city before the rest of the group had even awakened for breakfast. A hotel employee was curious about her morning walks and struck up a conversation, during which he asked what my wife does in America. When she answered that one thing she does is helping others as a well-being coach, he asked if she could possibly see his wife who was in constant pain and could seldom sleep more than an hour or so before her pain disrupted her sleep.

While visiting the couple's home, my wife was given a tour of their garden and noticed some herbs growing in the garden. She showed the man how to make a salve from the herbs for his wife to ease her pain naturally. (One of my wife's other talents is that she is a master herbalist, having been trained by an elderly Chinese herbal doctor at the same time that she was completing her MD degree in western medicine.)

The following morning the hotel employee excitedly told my wife that his wife had slept through the night free of pain for the first time in many months! He added, "Whenever you come to Singapore, don't stay in any hotel. You must, please, plan to stay at our home!"

He added, "We had been praying that we might find someone who could tell us what to do for her unremitting pain. You have been the answer to our prayers."

From half a world away, on a free trip that took her to Singapore in answer to her own wish, my wife had been able to answer the righteous prayer of a couple praying in Singapore for the help she could provide them.

I think those two examples are sufficient for the purpose of this article, but keep at least a mental record of what righteous wishes you have, and see the results when wishing makes it so.

If even unspoken wishes seem somewhat like a prayer to you, remember this quote from "The General Epistle of James" Chapter 5, verse 16: "Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much."

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© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.




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Attikos 4 years ago from East Cackalacky

There is something to the law of attraction. I never have found proof whether its effect is due to internal guidance or external aid. Maybe it's both. I have experienced it often enough, though, to know it's real.


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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

Besides wanting to meet your wife who sounds lovely with so much purpose. I do believe the story and have had things happen..It reminded me to wish for something painful in my life to be solved. I think our feelings are transmitted in the universe. So I feel hopeful after reading this. Will vote up, share and bookmark when I need some help in believing. Thank you.


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techhound 4 years ago

I wish that the world eradicates war. Hey, it's worth a shot, right? :)


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

It surely is, and it is a righteous wish, too. Sadly, it is also true that there is an adversary who delights in man's cruelty to man. It may take enough people wishing with you to make it so. I will join you, and let's see how many family members and friends we can get to join with us.

Did you know that when Dwight D. Eisenhower was president it was okay to cancel the postage with a plea to "Pray For Peace" and that now it is illegal to do so? Perhaps we could start a campaign of our own, to end each email and Hub with that plea. It may just have kept us from having World War III back then...even now?


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

You may want to consider what Pope John Paul II said about this subject:

Terrorism: "Killing in the name of God is an act of blasphemy and a perversion of religion. This morning, I wish to repeat what I wrote in my message for January 1: It is a profanation of religion to declare oneself a terrorist in the name of God, to do violence to others in his name."

- Address to the Vatican diplomatic corps, January 2002.


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Kate Mc Bride 4 years ago from Donegal Ireland

Such an inspirational hub which I really enjoyed reading . Thanks for sharing it.


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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Demas, I am so glad that this worked out for everyone involved. Your wife sounds like a wonderful woman, with many great gifts that must be appreciated.


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catgypsy 4 years ago from the South

So very interesting! I have always believed in the power of the mind. I'm so glad the trip worked out for your wife. Her job sounds fascinating...it must be wonderful to be able to help people like that. Great hub.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Kate Mc Bride, aviannovice, catgypsy: Thanks go to the three of you for also commenting on these three true incidents, and the first customer got her tour of Asia, too.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and interesting. Wonderful story. Lovely pic of your wife. I know which wish is of utmost importance to me now. It is to get back to the states not for my own reasons but to see my godfather who was feeling poorly and is 91 and his wife who has been like a second mom to me and who is 81 and had a hip replacement operation. God willing there will be a way.


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BlossomSB 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

What a wonderful, uplifting witness to the power of God in our lives when we let Him take over. I agree that there are no coincidences - only God incidents. Voted it up.


Janhorner 4 years ago

Such a story to tell! Absolutely wonderful, and it is so amazing that the ending was, your lovely wife being able to ease the pain of another.

Brilliant, enjoyed the read, and voted up!

Jan


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

I have often heard it said that God expects us to provide the hands and voices that serve humanity's needs. May we all do our share.


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I also do not believe in coincidences. I do believe in intuitive thinking that coupled with awareness happens for a purpose. Just this morning, the one email I sent started with the statement that I do not believe in coincidence. I hereby wish, Perspycacious, that someday I am fortunate enough to meet your wife. I have many medical questions that tradition medicine refuses to deal with. For all the money it costs to see the doctor, I am told by the GI specialist when I pose a question "Don't think so much. It will only get you into trouble." A second opinion at a highly regarded medical center came from an arrogant physician who smiled at me and said "Just smile, go home and take your medicine." There are many mysteries about autoimmune disease, but if the medical community looked at patients with more compassion and interest than they do with billing, there would be more answers. Thank you for a beautiful piece that gives me hope. Up and awesome!


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Not to sound impertinent, but a round trip bus ticket St. Louis to Provo, UT is cheaper than those doctor visits. When you can swing it, come on out and see what she would do, if she was you. Ask your questions that way, too, for in America freedom of speech extends only to telling you what she would do, if she had such concerns.


Janhorner 4 years ago

I just love the stream of comments on this hub. It has brought about all kinds of thoughts. It does make you think about a 'coincidence,' making you seriously aware of 'wishes' being answered!

Fascinating to say the least.

Jan


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

wow...i got goosebumps! i am a firm believer in the universe and if we 'put it out there'..or..'give it up to a higher power' - often it comes back to us..

your wife must have been very gratified to be able to help another human being!


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

ImKarn23: She always is and it happens every day, sometimes several times a day....and that's not counting helping me!


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Janhorner 2: You are right. Sometimes the comments add more to the Hub, certainly more than was there in the first place!


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KT Banks 4 years ago from Texas

Perspycacious - I'm so happy to have found you (actually, I think you found me first, lol)

I love this hub, and so many of the subjects you write about. I had planned to work on my current manuscript today, however, between catching up with you and ImKarn23, it looks as if I may just be reading all day long - and I'm happy to!


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

KT Banks: Thank you for your comment and interest in reading further. I, too, am caught up in writing about what I feel is a pivotal Election 2012. Right now I am writing about Debate #3 and CBS' Bob Schieffer.

There is indeed a power in "positive thinking" and (at least sometimes)wishing makes it so.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

A roast chicken is the latest "unspoken wish" come true. And it tasted good to both the giver (for the deed) and we as the recipients of the gift.


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

It is now 20 months since the last comment here, yet the "wishes come true" continue, and I am sure they do for other readers who commented on this Hub. May God continue to bless your righteous desires.

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