Hopeful is our word of the month for July.
Before I began Deliberately changing my thoughts, before I began doing this on purpose, with purpose, I hated the word hopeful. Why? Hopeful meant maybe, unsure, doubt, quiet desperation to me. I didn’t want anyone to tell me to have Hope. Hope was wishful thinking to me. A Dream that could not be reached. A prayer that went unanswered. A desire still unfulfilled.
This is an example how hope or hopeful was framed in my thoughts:
“I hope my interview went well.” Feeling-unsure of myself,
Thoughts – did they like me, wish i had a better outfit to wear, did i answer the questions right, i really need this job.
“I hope that check comes in” Feeling- doubt
Thoughts – what am I going to do if it’s late, how will I pay the rent, I wish I had more money, etc.
” I hope he calls me” Feeling – quiet desperation
Thoughts- they never call when they say, he probably won’t call, maybe if I looked better, did I talk too much, etc.
Those thoughts would pretty much stay that way unchanged and not moving and playing over and over again with many different experiences, and situations in my life.
That was before I fully understood my emotional guidance system.
Well having fear, doubt or worry running as constant static in the background of my thoughts, it’s really no wonder why hopeful didn’t feel very good to me. I had not yet changed that background noise. I didn’t even know I had it running as background static never mind knowing it was even possible to change.
Thank the heavens it is possible to change. It takes practice and deliberate movement of habits of thoughts we have spent years forming. The good news is it doesn’t take as many years to change those old habits as it did in creating them. I did not know that when I first started to take the emotional journey first.
Now the word and thought hopeful takes on new meaning for me because I apply it to and in my emotional journey first. By taking the emotional journey on all subjects that are important to me I now realize that I have tools and skills I never knew possible before.
I am just not afraid anymore. Even if a wicky wacky thought does occur cause they still do, I am hopeful that I can find a better feeling thought. Just knowing that turns me right around. teeeheee
Hopeful to me now means I can see light at the end of the tunnel on any subject that is important to me. I can see how to get from here to there in my thoughts and feelings. I can move from doubt to any emotion on the emotional scale I choose and just knowing that makes me feel better. And bottom line feeling better just feels better. It just does. Even if you don’t see any physical change in your situation or circumstances immediately…feeling better while you are in it just feels better. Believe me it does!!!
When you feel better anything is possible. You have the courage and faith to move mountains.
The quote today from Abraham actually is so delicious to me, cause now I know things about myself that I didn’t know before.
“I’m Developing the Skill to Direct My Thoughts. . .
The most valuable skill or talent that you could ever develop is that of directing your thoughts toward what you want—to be adept at quickly evaluating all situations and then quickly coming to the conclusion of what you most want—and then giving your undivided attention to that. There is a tremendous skill in deliberately directing your own thoughts that will yield results that cannot be compared with results that mere action can provide.”
Are you using the word of the month? What are your thoughts? Leave a comment below.
Loving and Deliciously Hopeful
Thank you Beth…LOL yes how wicky wacky is that? And thanks for listening to the show
I liked the Abraham quote today, too. I’m usually a positive person, but I know what you mean…. I like to feel in control of my life and if you don’t look at Hope the right way, it’s the opposite of Hope! Talk about wicky wacky. Love the show. Glad you are back!