I met Julia, the owner and founder of Flying Wish Paper, at the National Stationery Show (NSS) in May of this year. Part of the fun of attending the show is seeing all of the new products and meeting the owners and passionate founders who started their own business. Julia had a booth and was handing out samples of her Flying Wish Paper. It wasn't until later, when I returned home from my trip, that I took out my sample and gave it a try. The instructions are simple: "Write it. Light it. Watch it fly."
Flying Wish Paper comes from the belief that writing down your dreams and sending them forth into the world on the whisper of a flame can make your dream come true. This is not to say that belief or ritual is ALL that is needed to make your dreams come true. Dreams also require action, hard work and perseverance.
A lot of studies show that the act of writing down your dreams and goals helps them become reality. Henriette Anne Klauser, author of 'Write it Down, Make it Happen' explains the physiological effects of writing down dreams and goals in simple no-nonsense language. "Writing down your dreams and aspirations is like hanging up a sign that says, "Open for Business."
Working with Flying Wish Paper to write your wish/dream/goal down and then proceeding with the ceremony of crumpling the paper, smoothing it out, rolling it into a tube and lighting it on fire all combine to make a powerful statement to the universe. Click here to watch a video of how it works.
While I know that this is not for everyone, I believe there is some truth and magic in the power of ritual and of writing things down.
If you would like to try this for yourself, leave a comment to be entered into a drawing for one of these packets. They come in two package sizes- the large and the mini. You can see them both on the Flying Wish Paper website where you can also order them. I will send out a LARGE packet to one lucky winner.
This same packet is also part of the September Stationery Giveaway. If you are signed up for the monthly e-newsletter at L&J then you are already entered for that monthly drawing.