Birthday Wish/Shooting Stars

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September 05, 2016

This is my birthday week and I saw a shooting star in the evening night sky.

Someone above must be listening because, I need to have my birthday wishes come true.

Since we were children we made wishes before a birthday cake, and I think that its even more important for adults to make birthday wishes, even without ever seeing a shooting star because the Universe is always listening.

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My spiritual practice requires that the wishes are no more than three at a time.

Because the number three is a magic number.

As far as the origin of this practice is concerned, legend has it that wishing upon a shooting star makes the wish come true. This belief dates back to around AD 127-151 when Greek astronomer Ptolemy wrote that occasionally, out of curiosity or even boredom, the Gods peer down at the earth from between the spheres. He stated that while this happens, stars sometimes slip out of this gap, flashing towards the earth. Shooting stars are hence an indication that the Gods are now paying attention to whatever you would ask for.

As far as my three wishes they are private but I make the three same wishes, generally speaking.

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But what magic and power of manifestation for  wish making with the arrival of a birthday, and a shooting star in conjunction with a birthday,  wow!



About melbrake

Mel Brake is an awarding winning Philadelphia based poet/singer/song writer, whose poetry has appeared in several media outlets and journals, including Philadelphia Poets 2007, 2008 and 2009, Mad Poets Review, Fox Chase Review, and The Philadelphia Bulletin. In addition, Long Island Sounds: An Anthology of Poetry, Writing Outside The Lines (WOSTL) Anthology, Word Riot Magazine, The New Verse News, Word Salad Magazine and Poetry Ink 2010 has published his works. Recently, his band, the Mel Brake Family Band performed a benefit concert at Cross Road Café in Delaware County. He is the Founder and Executive Director of MPW, a non-profit organization, focusing on using the arts to reach children in the Tri-state area. In addition, his first chapbook, “Obama Poetry Project” is available at:
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