HOPE — 1 : to cherish a desire with anticipation : to want something to happen or be true 2 : trust 3 : to desire with expectation of obtainment or fulfillment
Think of a time you when you were filled with HOPE. It may be a recent happening, or from the past. Picture it clearly in your heart, mind and soul.
Witness all the emotions.
What sensations do you feel in the body?
Where do you feel these sensations?
Label the emotions or sensations felt with one word. Tuck this word deep into your heart.
Keep hoping. Keep believing. Keep trusting.
In this world of uncertainties and constant change, where or with whom do you place your hope? ALL of us are affected by the current pandemic of COVID-19. This world and its people need hope and healing.
Personally, seeking God and holding on to His promises — and staying grounded and connected through yoga, breath, prayer, and meditation — helps me to trust everything will be okay — that healing will come to our land, and that we are intimately learning and transforming through this global experience.
To ground my body and mind, I love to use the acronym FBS = Focus + Breathe + Soften. Pause and focus your attention on this present moment. Tune into, and deepen the breath. Soften and relax the body. You cannot be stressed out in a relaxed muscle body. Try it.
Here are some Scriptures that bring hope and encouragement deep into my heart and soul. ❤️
11 For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.
12 Then you will call upon Me, and you will come and pray to Me, and I will hear and heed you.
13 Then you will seek Me, inquire for, and require Me [as a vital necessity] and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. — Joshua 1:9 (NIV)
At the very moment I called out to You, You answered me! You strengthened me deep within my soul and breathed fresh courage into me. — Psalms 138:3 (TPT)
Everything I’ve taught you is so that the peace which is in Me will be in you and will give you great confidence as you rest in Me. For in this unbelieving world you will experience trouble and sorrows, but you must be courageous, for I have conquered the world! — John 16:33 (TPT)
What brings you hope, strength, peace, and healing? I would love to hear your thoughts, words of wisdom, and prayer requests. Connect with me HERE. We are in this together. Stay healthy, strong, encouraged and HOPE-FULL. I am sending love and praying for you and your loved ones. 🙏🏻
P.S. Please enjoy this FREE uplifting visualization meditation to help you stay calm and centered.
✨ Message in a Bottle — 11 Minute Visualization Meditation ✨
Encourages awareness, compassion, and resilience. ❤️