Make a wish upon a “star”

nativity-starAlmost everyone has heard that phrase for successful wishing while he or she was growing up. But what does it really mean to make a wish upon a star?

It seems more enchanting than even throwing coins into a wishing well (unless it requires three coins).

Symbolically speaking (psycho-spiritually) a “star” represents knowledge and feelings that are beyond our habitual earthly experience. (Physically, a star resides “above” us and our earthly plane, and represents an influence that comes from above—like a heavenly influence). A “star’s” light can also provide us with direction when we travel at night. Similarly, higher knowledge and heavenly affections can show us the way (enlightenment) through tough times of inner darkness and mental obscurity.

Therefore, “wishing upon a star” is the desire to obtain some noble goal that lies outside our usual self-centered and worldly nature.

God gives special attention to these higher wishes, and therefore, they have a better chance of coming true!

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EDWARD F. SYLVIA, M.T.S. Philosopher/Theologian Edward F. Sylvia attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and received his Master of Theological Studies at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA and a Certificate of Swedenborgian Studies from the Swedenborgian House of Studies. He is a member of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (C.T.N.S.) and the Swedenborg Scientific Association (S.S.A.). Award-winning author of "Sermon From the Compost Pile: Seven Steps Toward Creating An Inner Garden" and "Proving God," which fulfills a continuing vision that God’s fingerprints of love can be found everywhere in the manifest universe. His most recent book, "Swedenborg & Gurdjieff: The Missing Links" is an edgy collection of anti-intuitive essays for personal transformation that challenges and inspires. He has been a student of the ideas of both Emanuel Swedenborg and George I. Gurdjieff for over thirty years. Read more about TheGodGuy, his books and his ideas at
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2 Responses to Make a wish upon a “star”

  1. havau22 says:

    Stop the habit of wishful thinking and start the habit of thoughtful wishes.

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