I’m listening to this very interesting audiobook on Shamanism while riding my bicycle to work and I’d like to share a small passage of it because it made me laugh.
The writer was explaining how important it is to use clear and unambigious wording when requesting anything from the spiritual realms.
She mentioned two examples.
She was at a conference on Shamanism where she spoke, and after her appearance she was approached by a woman and a man. The woman explained that she in the past had expressed her wish to the spirit guides that she wanted to marry a rich man. It was with a smile on her face that she proceeded to introduce her husband Rich, who happened to be a poor man.
The second example was a man who expressed the wish to open his heart. Of course this was only figuratively speaking, but he underwent open heart surgery some time later.