If you spell words, then words are spelled.  If words are spelled, what spell are they casting?

Let’s explore ‘hope’.

It is an interesting word, it implies such wonder and grandeur and yet recently, especially in lightworker circles, this word has gotten a bad reputation.

There is a lot of manifestation and lightworker teachings out there that urge one to not rely on hope, to not even use the word ‘hope’ and to instead replace it with the firmer and more presently manifested word of ‘trust’.

The theory goes a bit like this:  if you are hoping for something, that is tantamount to crossing your fingers and wishing for it to be so, whereas if you are trusting in something, then it is so because you hold the firm belief that it has already happened.

But, when we dig a little deeper we find that ‘hope’ is actually a beautiful thing.  Hope is the expectation and desire for something to be so.  I believe that makes it a wonderful state to be in, a state of expectation and desire for something wonderful is a manifesting state to be in – when you hold a strong emotion of expectation for something, especially something desirable to you, you create the circumstance for it to occur because you expect them to be so.  From this angle ‘hope’ is mightly powerful!

Let’s explore another aspect of ‘hope’ and transpose the word ‘trust’ for ‘hope’ which is the most commonly suggested transposition as a powerful exchange of words.

Very often we say sentences such as;

‘I hope you are well’,

‘I hope you have had a good week’

‘I hope you had a good weekend’.

There is a school of thought that suggests we should not hope for this but trust in this, so the sentence becomes;

‘I trust you are well’,

‘I trust you have had a good week’,

‘I trust you had a good weekend’.

What we see here is a transposition of the word ‘trust’ instead of the word ‘hope’ in order to not use the word hope on the assumption that it is wishy-washy and holds no power for creating a state of being.  The idea behind this is if we ‘hope’ something is so we are not mastering the situation and believing it is so – whereas if we trust something is so that expresses a belief that it is so.  In the realms of the Law of Attraction and manifestation or creation, the idea is that if you believe it to be true, then it is.

However, using ‘trust’ instead of ‘hope’ in the above circumstances actually sounds smug and as though you are telling the person that this is what they should have experienced.  This means that using ‘trust’ instead of ‘hope’ is often actually imposing your desires and direction upon others.

If we understand that ‘hope’ is actually a state of expectation, not a state of wishful thinking, then we understand the actual power of ‘hope’ as a form of manifestation.  When we use the word ‘hope’ we are not suggesting a lack of preparation or planning, we are expressing a state of expectation of something occurring based upon our preparation and planning. It is not a state of crossing your fingers and wishing for it, it is a state of expectation of a beneficial outcome.

You cannot create a ‘good weekend’ for anyone, but you can genuinely hope for them to have a wonderful weekend, you can genuinely energetically cast upon them your desires, dreams and expectations that life is good for them and their weekend reflects this.

So, in defense of the much-maligned state of hope, I say, it is a wonderful, joyful and beautiful thing to be in hope and to hope for good things for the self and others.

Keep hoping my friends!

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