Day 18: I am grateful for hope.
365 Days of Wonderful – Day 18
I am grateful for Hope. I am grateful for my dreams. Today I am grateful for the opportunity to be open and allowing. I think God gives us dreams to hope for, and stretch into. Hope is like the fountain of youth for the soul.
Wikipedia describes hope as: “Hope is an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to events and circumstances in one’s life or the world at large. As a verb, its definitions include: “expect with confidence” and “to cherish a desire with anticipation.”
I feel so grateful that my soul, gives me more desires (and more desires, and more desires) and that my mind has a framework where hope is the first place I go. I tend toward expecting with confidence, and anticipation. I generally believe that ANYTHING is possible. I may not know HOW, AND I may have to release my expectation of outcome.
One of my friends is a Buddhist, and excellent at letting go and allowing. She is great acknowledging when her mind is tripping her up, and at stepping back, and letting go. I tend to be more focused on making my life come true. On taking steps, and moving things forward. I am grateful that I know, deeply and truly, that some things cannot be purely willed into existence. I hold the belief that I am excellent at manifesting. I seem to be able to magic up about most anything I desire (parking spots, dressers, shoes). And there are times I am honestly surprised when something doesn’t manifest.
In the Law of Attraction, there is a balance between envisioning, and releasing attachment to the outcome. Our human monkey minds really like things to be just so… It could be that I get tripped up when I focus on the specifics that I want, and when those specifics don’t actualize my ego monkey mind gets a shock.
It is a nice reminder… to be open and allowing. All things come to us, in the right timing. When things seemingly don’t work out… that is right timing too. A woman I know recently shared a story and said that she prays for: “God to close the doors that are not right for her, and open the doors that are.” I am so grateful for this prayer, being delivered to me through her story–at just the right time.
When I was in my 20’s friends and I would get our Tarot cards read. One of us would take notes for the person getting the reading. I remember distinctly, that the intuitive would offer a reading on specific cards, and my mind would try and use logic to suss out the details… And six months later I’d come across the notes, and see how things had come to fruition, but not in the way that I had imagined. Now I think our lives and dreams are like this as well. It’s probably better to get out of our way!
Today I am grateful for the reminder to slow down, allow, remain open, and see what and when the Universe delivers. Love is everywhere. ____________
365 Days of Wonderful – A Gratitude Practice for shifting the way that we think, and re-framing life with a slant toward the positive.
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Blessings. ______________ Individual Inquiry: Are you connected to your dreams? Do find that you regularly go toward hope? Are you good at letting go of your expectations to the outcome?