This week Martin Luther King, Jr. will be celebrated on Monday, January 20th. Many of you may enjoy a day off from work. I’ve been feeling hopeful in spite of everything going on in the world. Yes, I believe we create our reality and feeling hopeful is a choice. I admit that I’ve been called Pollyanna before! Nelson Mandela a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, philanthropist and former President of South Africa said, “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” He was courageous and chose hope even though he was in prison for 27 years! What do you believe? Do you find it easier to make choices from fear or hope? Hmmm.
During one of my meditations I envisioned offering hope to those who were open to receive it, igniting the spark of hope within them. Have you ever tried it? It’s powerful and amazing. Here’s an approach that I use. It’s another way for me to be of service without physically traveling everywhere. After all, we’re all connected and One, aren’t we?
Release all expectation of any outcome as you take some cleansing breaths. Focus on your heart space and allow your thoughts to quiet. Imagine energetically traveling into a refugee camp; visiting a sick friend or relative; journeying into the core of Mother Earth, a planet; or to a part of the world that has suffered a natural disaster. Imagine connecting with someone or thing energetically that is there. Once you make the connection then feel their suffering (remember their suffering isn’t yours to take on) and offer them, through your loving and compassionate heart, a spark of hope! Let them know that you care and express your gratitude for the opportunity to connect and help them to remember that they are not alone!
I find that when I focus on helping someone it’s easier to ignore and release any fear that I have. It’s easier to remember who I truly am, a spark of Source – LOVE. I remember that I can choose to feel hopeful and offer hope to others or sink into fear.
I’m sure that Martin Luther King, Jr. had his moments where he felt fear too. So have I; however, courageously he continued to hope. He said, “Everything that is done in the world is done by hope . . . If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream.” My dream, my hope is that one day soon we can peacefully co-exist, love and support one another – that there is no more war and divisiveness – that we can accept and love ourselves and one another.
What is your dream? Will you choose hope?
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