One Thing, One Purpose | WD

In this episode on Wisdom Dialogues, Hope Johnson, Laurie Thiboutot and Bob Shine hold an in-depth conversation on our real purpose which is to expand love and joy.

Glean some wisdom on the following topics:

  • What happens when we uplift the veil?
  • What are we going to see that’s real?
  • What are we?
  • What is the meaning of, “It is all one thing,”?
  • What are sadness and bliss?
  • Is there a healing for the body?

What happens when we uplift the veil?

When we uplift the veil, we will see that it is all and for one thing. All the fluctuations we perceive are nothing and just for our entertainment. Though we are struggling to understand it and many people make such choice, healing can still happen when we acknowledge that we are struggling.

We can recognize who we are, make a choice and see everything is nothing. Then, there is no problem at all. When we see everything is one thing, whatever happens is cool, appropriate and awesome.

What are we going to see that’s real?

It not like seeing through our body’s eyes. We see true perception through an inner eye. Whatever is coming to us, we see it is for a guilty self-concept and it is not real. We are just projecting how we wish to see ourselves in our minds.

The way we perceive is through the body-sense. So, it appears we are in a body and we are responsible for our bodies and things that happen in the world. However, in reality, nothing is happening but a play of energies.

What are we?

Everyone has a spark of the Divine. We have a tiny light inside but it can get shrouded by holding onto judgement. When we agree to judgement, it seems we are laying out our future by setting out circumstances that bring out the same feelings forward. We are living like it is an emotional journey. It is the feeling that keeps going forward.

We are made for expanding joy. Symbolically, God made us for His pleasure which can mean, God made us to experience joy through us. We make ourselves joyful through making a choice for reality. When we realize that, we will see it is all and for one thing and the purpose is for expanding joy.

We have an inner smile behind whatever is occurring to us. The little light can be expanded for who we are. However, we are more accepting of the thoughts occurring in our life now which we are all making up. It is like a drama show.

It is all about the natural flow of life so, nothing can hurt us. We just believe in worldly thoughts that we can get hurt, insane, worried and so on. Furthermore, one of the ego’s game is our perceptions will come true. However, we can make a choice and see bliss and liberation instead. In reality, we have no idea what’s going to occur because it will all just play out.

What is the meaning of, “It is all one thing,”?

Nothing separate is happening. It is all just a hologram occurring to us, out of our projection, for us to perceive what we believe.

When we get a charge, our beliefs are revealed and they can get undone. Then, our life becomes an undoing of the guilty self-concept. In that, we are being uplifted and we can get more joy and expand it, too. We can’t also get a perception that someone is doing something to us. So, nothing is happening.

We need to get the feeling, let it be, and believe we are just making everything up until we see and feel empowered.

What are sadness and bliss?

Sadness needs a story, a hook and belief in the feeling. It means we are believing what is untrue and we are acting it out like a drama show. However, it is okay to feel sad because it is still an opportunity.

Meanwhile, our joy helps everyone, it is not selfish. When we see that we are uplifted in joy, it changes the whole vibe of everything. Beneath the thin layer of perception, what we have is bliss. When we see that there’s nothing in our perceptions, we can get an overwhelming bliss. Then, whatever bad that is happening, we can accept it like we are making it up for the blessing.

Thus, we need to refuse to buy into our thoughts and deny the evidence.

Is there a healing for the body?

There is no healing for the body, the body is unhealed at the first place. It is the mind that needs healing. The body sense is just a symbol for a diseased mind. When we are focused on healing for the body, we are not getting to the underlying cause.

The disease to be healed is the sense of upset, not supported by the spirit, and we’re not for expanding joy. There is no limit to healing especially when we recognize it is all for one thing and we are expanding joy in whatever is being perceived. So, we can delete all the problems we perceive in the world.

The only reality is love. We can make a choice for reality just by loving and whatever there is, we can say, “Thank You!”

Lack of Money is Nonsense

This post is a follow-up to Hope’s Wisdom Dialogues Episode Called There is no such thing as a lack of money, written by Gail Florence.

What do you think an adult will do if you give him 5$? Someone might think it is too little, another might ask for more, and another might just save it and work diligently to increase it. How about giving the same amount to a child? We say, “Here’s 5$ for you.” One child might shout from excitement considering the money as a gift, another child might automatically say, “Thank you!” thinking you’ve given something special and another might say, “What’s this?” or just put the money someplace else, forgetting all about it.

Adults can think of the 5$ by it is amount so, giving it value. On the other hand, children can think of it of just another object. To them, it can be a gift like a toy, it can be something mundane or an object that can be brushed off. Now, how about we look at money through the eyes of children?

Certainly, many of us will react to that offering in a shocked way. Automatically, in many minds, considering money as just another object is difficult. “No, how will we survive if we just think of money that simply?” To think that way is alright. However, to many of us who have ‘seen so much of the world’, we can choose how we perceive what surrounds us whereas children, only perceive through innocence and innate feelings.

So, is lack of money real? Lack can be a perception of money. It is just an idea like many thoughts we make in our minds. We believe there is a lack because we are afraid of not having enough, the incapacity to survive or a future without security. We are afraid to simply surrender to the natural flow of life.

Because of our belief in our fear, we tighten our grip on those we think we need like objects (e.g. money, possessions), people, or concepts (e.g. ideas of our identity, past and future). So, there are situations where we declare, “I own this. You own that,” or, “Don’t touch this because it is mine.”

It also strings to the idea of stealing. From our fear, it ripples to controlling and it expands to the belief anyone can steal. We need to remember that stealing can happen because the person’s needs are not met. He also feels an extreme lack. However, it is up to us to recognize that lack is impossible and all of us are enough as we are.

We may not stop negative situations out there. What we can do is to change our perceptions, how we view ourselves and what surrounds us and undo guilt-inducing projections. For example, if we feel guilty the moment we think of money, we can contemplate on it, look into where the feeling is coming from and release the feeling and thoughts. Then, we move on with our lives without identifying with the guilt.

Identifying with an illusion like the scarcity of money or fear of people exploiting us, intensifies the thought so, we think it is real. However, when we don’t identify or believe it, the intensity lessens until it becomes nothing. What is left of us is a stillness, a sense of calm.

We can let thoughts be thoughts, and feelings be feelings. We can just watch them and see where they are going without strongly attaching to them. Spirituality encourages us to see how our energy plays out given a situation. We can do it with our perceptions on money too. We can ask ourselves, “How do I feel about money?” or “How am I using this?” When we think we lack money, we can watch how we feel about it, and from our feelings we will get guidance on what we can do.

We can also remember to laugh. When we recognize that our thoughts of lack, fear, guilt and anxiety are all made-up, we can laugh about them. We can allow them to flow out of our minds and then, give ourselves a laugh for the silliness of our perceptions. We can also follow the guidance that only speaks of love, compassion, and happiness.

Lastly, we can ask others how they feel about a situation. For example, when there is something we want like a burrito, we can ask, “Would you please not touch this food?”, “Can I have this for my snack later?” By asking, we don’t imply a separation between what’s ours and theirs. There’s still a sense of freedom. Everyone is allowed to flow with their energy.

Breaking the Money Illusion | WD

Do you believe you don’t lack money at all? In this episode of Wisdom Dialogues, Hope Johnson with panelists, Laurie Thibuotot and Bob Shine, share with us insights on why there is no such thing as a lack of money. They enlighten us where the feelings of scarcity come from and how we can face it.

This episode particularly blesses us wisdom on:

  • Is lack of money real?
  • How does scarcity consciousness relate to children?
  • How can we keep children from eating the food?
  • Will saying, “Yes,” all the time spoil children?
  • If family members behave in an aggressive or cruel way, are they innocent? When I react to their energy, am I still innocent?

Is there really a lack of money?

Believing that we lack money is a projected feeling. We use money to project guilt onto ourselves and other people. We perceive it as if we don’t have enough. Money, just like other concepts, doesn’t mean anything. It gets its value because we are trying to uphold the projected feeling as a defense of love. We are afraid to surrender or submit. Wanting money comes from built-up fear that makes us stay in the world.

When we continue to identify with the thought of money or any idea, the intensity gets stronger. However, when we don’t identify, the intensity lessens until the thought is nothing. What it will leave behind is a sense of calmly joy.

We can say that having intense feelings means believing something is true. It is also intense because we keep following the pattern and the fear factor ramps up. However, it is up to us to go through it without identifying with the ego play which is telling us that fear or lack is real so we need to save ourselves. The moment we validate the thoughts the ego convinces us, it distracts the underlying cause which is a belief about ourselves.

We can see money in a different way by recognizing what energy is being offered or exchanged. We can think about it as a gift for love. So, Hope encourages us to watch the feeling that arises when we think about money. We just need to stop and watch where our energy is going with it. It is an inner knowing or realization. Our responsibility is to ask ourselves, “What is the energy exchange? How am I using this? How am I using it to attack myself?”

Once we know it and we are in it, then we can laugh and see how silly our thoughts or perceptions are. Hope reminds us that everything is a teaching-learning experience including the rush or intense feelings we get from something. When we keep believing a guilty thought, it becomes serious. When we don’t believe it, we will realize it is just joke, a laughing matter.

How does scarcity-consciousness relate to children?

Hope answers that it is a common misperception that kids can steal. ‘Stealing’ happens when a person, whether kid or adult, feels an extreme sense of lack. However, she reminds us that no one can steal anything. All of us are like children, always innocent.

However, we can look at lack or scarcity as a gift and we will start to see how we are making all of it up. It is projected so we can feel guilt. It leads us to uphold the world, hold on to it and be defensive about it.

What we can do to stop the perception of stealing is to undo this guilty self-concept. In our heart is a recognition where the perception is coming from. If we don’t know, we can ask within.

How can we keep kids from eating the food?

Hope suggests that instead of telling children, “There is no food,” or “This food is only mine”, we can ask them how they feel about it instead. We can say, “This food is mine. Would you please not eat it?”, “Would you be willing for it to be mine tonight?” or “Would you please eat something else instead of this?” This way there is no sense of scarcity. However children react to our asking is a teaching-learning experience for everyone.

Will saying, “Yes,” all the time spoil children?

Hope tells us that we spoil kids thru our energy. Saying “Yes,” doesn’t come from love and compassion when our intention is for them to leave us alone. Spoiling is never an extension of love. It comes from wanting the kids to find gratification through objects rather than getting it directly from us. Hope explains that this can happen because in parents’ minds, they feel fearful of punishment and they are concerned because there is not enough. Parents don’t know how abundant they are.

Hope reminds us to always see it is a dance. The parent and the child are equally in the dance. Whoever has the capacity for more wisdom or for extending love, has more responsibility in that. When there is ignorance, some don’t know they can make a choice. It is a matter of understanding one’s feeling given a situation.

If family members behave in an aggressive or cruel way, are they innocent? When I react to their energy am I still innocent?

Hope answers that if we are the ones who know there is a choice, yes, we have dominion and responsibility. No one is going to help us in our responsibility because it is only for us. It is up to us to choose between love or fear, heaven or hell, comfort or guilt. It is our responsibility alone to make a choice because we have our own creative power. However, in this environment, there seems for us to have a choice because we have constantly chosen guilt.

When we realize that we are believing a guilty self-concept, we go back to the reality which is to choose truth or innocence. All of us are innocent. What’s important is recognizing what perceptions we believe are reality and changing how we see things.

A Spiritual View on Parenting

This post is a follow-up to Hope’s Wisdom Dialogues Episode Called The Spiritual Aspect of Parenting , written by Gail Florence.

Becoming a parent is one of the most beautiful gifts of our existence. It is the sole opportunity to produce a new life, see it grow, and nurture it even after it can create a new life, too. Even after allowing children their independence, parents are parents for a lifetime. No one can remove that. It also means for the rest of a parent’s life, there are changes, challenges, and discoveries to go through. So, it is natural to celebrate milestones of children’s development, react about unwanted behaviors, feel concerned for the children no matter the age, and hope they live a life better than ours.

It is alright to sometimes say that parenthood is tough, or for those who are more optimistic, it is challenging, or even more, that the entire experience is exciting. It is better to acknowledge however we feel about being a mother or father. Whatever emotion we are having, recognize it. That’s how spirituality encourages us to commune with our existence.

So, how does spirituality tackle issues on nurturing children? Before going through the common parental concerns, please remember that this is an alternative view and it is up to us which to apply once we are out there with the grace of children.

First scenario: I believe my kids are behaving badly and I am disciplining them to teach them a lesson

One way to understand discipline is the lack of something that needs to be filled in. We believe our children don’t know proper behavior (they lack proper behavior) so, they have to be punished in order for them to learn their lesson. The urge to discipline can also mean that there is a lack within us which we believe makes us unworthy of love. So, there is a tendency for us to project it to the younger ones and say that we are disciplining them. No matter the form of discipline, it always carries a feeling of restraint. The question now is, is there love in all that?

When we take the spiritual sense, we depend on our energy flow, and see how we can address a situation. When we are aware of the presence of our spiritual voice, we will act or speak accordingly to how children or any other being behaves. The spiritual voice will always make us move with love and other than that is the doing of our ego voice. Most of the time, the ego’s intention is to make us believe we are doing something wrong, we lack something, and we deserve to be punished. Listening to it also makes us perceive others as something wrong, lacking and punishable. Now, it is up to us which voice we follow. Do we watch how we feel about a situation and let the feeling guide us what to do or do we believe the prejudicial thoughts playing in our minds and apply methods to stop those prejudices?

Second scenario: My children annoys everyone for attention

In the spiritual view, we can recognize how we feel about the actions of our children and let that feeling guide us in responding to their actions. How we react to others’ behavior will support or extinct their behavior. When we show that our children’s behavior is no big deal, they will understand it. When we demonstrate that their ‘annoying’ behavior is nothing to us, we are cool about it, their habit or conditioning can be undone.

Third scenario: My negative words are ingrained to my children’s minds and now they lack self-confidence

When we take into consideration that how we perceive others depends on our ego or spirit, we know that the ego will convince us of anything negative and the spirit, anything comforting. We need to realize where our negative perceptions are coming from. Our ego will tell us that our children lack self-confidence and it is our fault. It will also constantly make us feel guilty with our actions and words. However, when we look deeper in ourselves, we realize there are thoughts that will make us feel comfortable and see a situation in a brighter perspective. It is up to us then which thoughts to lean to.

If we are always thinking our children lack self-confidence, we don’t need to believe it. We or our children are not victims to anything. Believing that our past words or actions affect the present is a thought we are just making up.

We can watch our children and observe how our energy plays out with them. There’s always a feeling-effect we can practice. When we acknowledge, accept and take care of our feelings, we will speak or act with a feeling of love and compassion.

A few more words…

It takes a great recognition to see how much we have allowed some thoughts to manipulate our view of what’s outside ourselves, our words and actions. When we constantly believe in thoughts that bring us down and makes us feel guilty, it affects our being a child, parent, friend, or any role we fulfill. Such awakening is necessary for us to realize that we can also lean to thoughts of love, joy and comfort. Once we see through love and compassion, we extend it to others too through our words and actions.

The Spiritual Aspect of Parenting | WD

Being around people is like parenting ourselves because we don’t fully know who we are. So, Hope and her panelists, Laurie Thiboutot, Bob Shine (and later, with Yulia Shevchenko and Alana Saab) demonstrate to us that we are divine.
In this episode of Wisdom Dialogues, receive insights on the following:

  • Seeing an alternative to disciplining children
  • Undoing the habit of children attention-seeking behaviors
  • Communicating to children how to flourish in a world full of freedom and choice.
  • Overcoming a child’s lack of self-confidence

There are parents who can’t see freedom to see the love for themselves and can’t help but put restrictions on their children for their bad behavior. They discipline or punish their kids to teach them a lesson.

Hope explains that it is a parents’ demonstration that they are unworthy of love which is projected to their kids. We can feel if we want to discipline, punish or teach someone a lesson by watching. It is not about not giving punishments at all or negating what we practice at home but to help us see how our energy plays out.

Hope encourages us to watch our feelings and find out how we feel about our children’s behavior. By doing so, we will see if our words or actions are coming from love and acceptance or trying to manipulate something.

Sometimes, children unwittingly annoy others to put restrictions on them.

When this happens, Hope says to notice how the children’s energy is used and not get into it with them. What makes such behavior a problem is feeling that it is wrong. We may or may not find what we need to say about it. When we believe it is up to us what, how and when to say something, we have lost connection with our spirit. There is nothing for us to do and we don’t have responsibility in the world because it is all being done for us. It is playing thru the body sense that will allow love and compassion to play out. It is all about energy being made manifest which is also a thought.

The habit of children annoying others for attention can be undone.

Hope shares that to undo such conditioning is to demonstrate that the behavior is nothing to us. It is not being stoic and not doing anything about it but, it is recognizing that we make it a problem. Projecting to our children that their behavior is a big deal is the ego convincing us. However, the spirt voice tells us that everyone has an innocent mind.

Nothing is wrong but the ego pops out thoughts in our minds that says we screwed up, we made a mistake or we are in trouble. However, when we see through our third eye how our energy plays, we realize we are just making these thoughts up. So, we need to just keep feeling and practice getting the feeling-effect.

Q: I have an 8 year-old son and I have not yet figured out how to communicate with him to allow him to flourish in a world full of freedom and choice.

Hope answers that we don’t have to know how to communicate. We need to admit that we don’t know how to. Real communication is receiving the love of God but people are scared to lose closeness to others. However, we feel closer to them by appreciating their uniqueness. The only way we get connected with one another is thru our spirit. To be connected thru our spirit is to admit when something seems wrong, we are just making it up. Then, we get the feeling effect and realize it is not reality. Through this, things arise and pass very quickly.

Q: I realize how much my words impacted my kids and it is hard. My son held on to my negative words and now, lacks self-confidence.

When we believe that it is hard, it seems like something went wrong. In reality, nothing happened. When we think our kids are this or that way because of us, we give credence to the ego. We say it is hard because we project the past into the present. Being in the now means we are recognizing that we are making our guilty, upset or fearful thoughts up.

The perceived lack of confidence is a perceived error and our kids perceive it in theirselves too. When we say what occurred before can have a real effect just makes it real. It is better not to buy into this belief by willingly see that nothing happened.

Hope reminds us to let things unfold naturally. We can relax by admitting we don’t know what’s going on. Thinking that we know only comes the feeling of pressure and being a victim. It is up to us to let our energy play out and allow the natural flow of things. When the ego also continues with the thoughts it convinces us then, we just laugh about it.

In conclusion…

When we see the truth, thoughts about our past and projections of the future do not pain us like they used to. Once our perceptions shift and we start recognizing that we have the choice to listen to our spirit voice, we feel comfort and safety. When we come to this realization, it is like glass shattering into pieces to an enlightenment.

Freeing the Mind from Tension

Freeing Tension From The Mind

This post is a follow-up to Hope’s Wisdom Dialogues Episode Called Freeing Tension from the Mind, written by Gail Florence.

Our minds are constantly playing past and future thoughts. Upon waking up, we think about what we will do throughout the day. As the day passes by, we either have thoughts about yesterday or wonder about the future. Even as we sleep, our minds produce dreams, sometimes a marathon of them that we either remember or forget completely the next day. Our entire bodies are busy as we breathe especially the control center, our brains.

With the thoughts our minds present to us, there are emotions involved. There are images or dialogues we simply brush off, some we linger for a bit because of the happy, excited or comforting emotion they tag along and there are other thoughts we replay in our minds no matter how gripping, painful or guilt-inducing they are.

We don’t have a choice on the thoughts popping out in our minds and there’s nothing wrong with the mind functioning so. Our choice only boils down to two – is it love or fear we permit to extend?

When we choose love…

When it is love we choose, we are honest with our feelings, we are true to our being and we are open and accepting of others as they are. However, if we choose fear, we believe the illusions of the mind as reality. Illusions make us feel guilty, anxious, insecure, hostile, and controlling. Despite these, we consider the negativity as normal or true.

As one entity, what the mind does affects our bodies. Our bodies respond to the fear brought by the illusions by tensing up. There is a tightening in our solar plexus, the muscles between the navel and the chest bone. Tension is even felt in other parts of the body like the thighs, hands, behind the ears or neck, or the back.

Thinking adds tensions

Our bodies are innocent and doesn’t need to feel any tension. However, thinking causes it to tense up. It signals an unwillingness to rest the body from the thoughts playing in the mind. There is a lot of undoing involved when we are in the grips of fearful thinking.

First, when an upsetting, fearful or guilt-inducing thought creeps up, accept, allow and see what happens rather than suppress it. When we are willing to get the feeling-effect of a concept, admit that we don’t know what’s going on and allow the spirit to take care of our feelings, it will bring us back to clarity.

Second, take a step back when feeling constantly upset, scared, anxious or guilty from illusory thoughts. Let the pursuit continue until it burns out on its own. The good guide in the mind will show us what we are holding against ourselves. Our willingness to get the feeling will make us immediately see its release. If we do this over and over again, we will know we are not guilty and it is all energy-game. Fear created by our thoughts is never going to have any effect on us. So, we don’t need to believe the illusions of the mind.

Third, we can always ask help outside our limited minds. It can be from a higher power that appeals to us. It is the kind of help where we ask to change the illusion so we can feel better temporarily or to see who we are taking us back to our core and ingenuity.

Undo our minds

We also need to remember we don’t need a time limit to undo our minds. It is unnecessary to push or force it. Whatever higher power we believe in, it is using time exactly as it needs to be used. We just need to let the thoughts unfold and stay in the asking until we are clear of our questions. Once we share the perception of the higher power, we don’t have any questions anymore and we don’t have to ask anything.

Lastly, when we feel any tension in our body, we simply take several deep breaths and observe where the tension is until it gets released. When thoughts come in, the tension rises again. When it happens, we just need to completely rest our bodies and allow it to float in space to get its healing.

Freeing the mind to allow the spirit to move

Freeing the mind is allowing our spirit to move and take care of the self. It will demonstrate its innocence which is worthy of love, care and support. When we are guided by our spirit, we will know what works for us and we are not fearful of any opinion or judgement. We are also not afraid of other people letting go of us. When we trust our spirit, we don’t have to play mind-games with ourselves and we become open and accepting. How we also respond to other people and circumstances is how we regard our spirit. So, when we are willing to put the spirit in high regard, it will also put us in high regard.

Freeing Tension from the Mind | WD

Wisdom Dialogues - Freeing the mind from Tension

In this week’s episode, Hope Johnson talks about releasing the physical tension brought by the mind, complex concepts on spirituality, perceptions on ourselves and relationships, and the meaning of a free mind.
With panelists Lorry Thiboutot and Bob Shine, catch wisdom on the following:

  • How Lorry can overcome her current fearful feelings
  • How Bob can undo his mind from complex concepts
  • How to trust your partner
  • What is denying the evidence
  • How to be free in the mind
  • What happens when there is undoing and no guilt in the mind

Update on Lorry’s current feelings and thoughts

Lorry gives an update about her current thought-process. She notices a pattern where upon waking up, she is fearful about her future which she feels in her solar plexus. Then, it decreases as the day goes on as she is busy. She feels pain from all the thoughts she is having. Now, she has compassion for the people who went thru the same circumstance.

Hope agrees that people create distractions for them to escape the pain they are feeling. She encourages Lorry to take a step back and just watch the fearful Lorry. She will realize that the fearful-self projection doesn’t have an effect on her. It is just that the illusion shows it is reality because Lorry may be identifying with it. Once she is aware of herself and what the manifestation can do, it doesn’t appeal anymore.

Hope also reassures Lorry that it is alright if now, she can’t get back to the way she was. It is still a benefit, the blessing is coming and she can always ask for help. She has two choices on how to seek help – to change the illusion which brings more pain or see who she truly is that will take her back to her core.

Lorry doesn’t have to put any time limit for the healing. She just needs the Holy Spirit to let it unfold as it knows how to use its own time. Hope encourages her to stay in the asking or question with no judgment or her own answers until she is clear about it and shares the perceptions of the Holy spirit. When it happens, she will not have any questions anymore.

Staying in the question means, “I am not making my own conclusion about this or not leaning to my own understanding in this limited mind just because I am upset or fearful. (H.J., 2019)”

Hope continues to reassures Lorry that all feelings will pass. When someone gets a grip of reality and looks for different ways where fear comes up, the ego is getting undone and becomes big. It is a major change and opportunity for Lorry to take in step-by-step.

When Lorry recognizes that it is all ego-play, her upset feelings will lighten. Whenever the projections disturb her, she just needs to take a step back from the temptation of making them meaningful for her. Through that, she can receive all the power and glory of who she is.

When the mind is gripping with illusions, the body tenses up. It is helpful to let the body rest by taking deep breaths and watching where the tension is until it gets released. When thoughts come in, the tension happens again. All tension comes from the mind.

Lastly, Hope encourages Lorry to just let her body rest from all the tension to get its healing. She says, “Resting the body is resting the mind. (H.J., 2019)”

Bob Shine’s shares about complex concepts of heaven and spirituality

Hope answers that these complexities is for him not to see the present. What is important is how the concepts are used. If it allows him to see through the guilty self-concept and offer up the hurt, wounded or upset feeling then, it is a benefit.

His mind longs for who he is and it is better to let the feeling guide him back to it. Words are meaningless because it is all about energy. If he sees what’s upsetting him, it is where healing takes place.

Q: I have perceptions that men are not all the same and I am beginning to trust that there is a conscious relationship. Men love to be monogamous and show it thru their energy. I am now in a relationship and have perceptions of jealousy and insecurity. It is difficult to trust my partner especially when he clarifies that my perceptions of him looking at other women are different from what he perceives. I just want to stop being distrustful.

Hope says that the trust in this situation is misplaced because there is an attachment to a sole person. However, this is an attachment to the person’s perception of her partner being in a certain way. Her wanting for her partner to be monogamous makes her see the world as opposite to it.

Hope explains that there is nothing that says we need people to be a certain way. We are getting what we want to see.

She adds that there is no physical relationship that will give contentment. There is only one relationship which is with the spirit where real satisfaction or contentment comes from.

Q: Can you give a situation about denying evidence? If your partner sleeps with anybody, are you supposed to act like it is okay?

Hope answers that it is taking things in a materialistic way when we are not supposed to act anything. She clarifies that denying the evidence means we are denying how the perception affects us. Denying the evidence is denying that the illusion is causing us any pain.

It is not about manipulating the illusion. We simply need to watch our mind as people do what they want.

She assures that if we are aware of who we are, there is no need to deny the perception at all. We are able to handle things in the illusion because we have the dominion over it.

She explains that we need to take whatever we are feeling rather than suppressing whatever makes us uncomfortable like if our partner is checking or sleeping with other people.

We need to let our feelings play out. In that way, we are able to support the innocent manifestation. It is allowed to be loved, appreciated and accepted. If there is a perception about cheating and there is difficulty accepting it, we will find ourselves taking care about the feeling and we will know what to say.

We don’t need to put ourselves in something fearful. We simply follow our good guidance and be natural about our words and actions.

Hope Johnson adds, “Watch how much you will be supported when you are willing for your spirit to uplift or guide you. Watch how the spirit will put you in high regard when you are willing to put it in high regard. (H.J., 2019)”

Q: Am I able to tap to other’s energy and true intentions?

Hope answers that it is not about other’s energy and true intention but ours. If we have an intention to make ourselves small when we are dependent on someone’s treatment on us, it is going to be reflected to us that other people have wrong intentions.

Truth is, no one’s doing anything. Our perceptions are symbolic on how we regard our spirit. How we respond is how we regard it.

Q: I just want to be in a relationship where I want to be worthy and my man’s intention is only with me.

Hope says that there’s wanting manifested. It is a symbol of wanting to be who we are. Let people have the intentions they want. It has nothing to do with us. We are being drawn to them so we can recognize we are worthy of so much more. If it doesn’t work then, it doesn’t. It is just a matter of what works for us.

Q: If it is more money you want, it is poverty you are seeking. You can’t want more money when you are not projecting you are lacking.

Hope says that, “Trying to change the feeling to get more money will never work. The striving is coming from feeling of lack. Any appearance of abundance attained this way, will make the opposite of it. (H.J., 2019)”

Wanting is like a block to who we truly are. It is making ourselves into illusions of being lacking. When we realize what we want is reality, we won’t desire anything. The apparent wanting is just a symbol of wanting to be who we are.

Q: For the one who is free, there is no fear of the mind. How can we be free in the mind?

Hope says we are already free. Freeing the mind is letting the upset feeling rise, recognizing it and not pursuing the thoughts it plays out.

We need to take one step back, let the pursuit continue and burn out on its own. The good guide in the mind will show us what we are holding against ourselves. Our willingness to get the feeling will make us automatically see its release. If we do this over and over again, we will know we are not guilty and it is all energy-game.

The choice is seeing and seeing is releasing. The reason for not releasing is the avoidance of not seeing. The more willing we are to praise our spirit, our spirit will move us to take care of our self/body.

Q: What happens when there is undoing, no guilt in the mind? Does the body just die?

Hope explains that there is no body. When we find ourselves in reality, we will realize no one’s missing. We don’t have to be concerned about our loved ones making it. She say, “It is not like anyone’s going to be left here because here doesn’t exist. (H.J., 2019)”

She adds that we don’t need to be afraid of undoing the illusion. As illusion is getting undone, the dream’s going to work until it doesn’t. So, we just take it easy because all are going as they are.

In conclusion, she encourages us not to let the guilt creep up on us because we can’t get it wrong. All is going exactly as they need to be.

Communication thru Energy

Communication Thru Energy - WD Blog

This post is a follow-up to Hope’s Wisdom Dialogues Episode Called Recognizing Ego Temptations, written by Gail Florence.

Have you ever observed in a job interview, you’re doing your best to hide your nervousness but still the interviewer notices it? Or when you argue with your husband and to just end it, you emotionlessly say, “Okay,” yet your husband continues to persuade you why he’s correct and you are not? Or when you say, “Sorry,” to a close friend halfheartedly and the friend notices your indifference and tells you your ‘sorry’ isn’t real?

After covering up our feelings with words, why do other people seem to react the way we truly feel? It is because we communicate through energy. Most of us are not aware or couldn’t accept it, but we connect with one another thru our energy which exudes our feelings. So, no matter what words we say, someone will reflect the emotion behind our words and show us what we truly feel inside.

This makes our words meaningless. Nothing we say is true. To give an example, if we are connected to our feelings, our ‘sure’ can be an extension of love. However, in a different circumstance, it can be a projection. We will know it is a projection thru the reaction of the people surrounding us. So, when someone reacts negatively when we utter, “Sure,” it can be a reflection of suppressed fear, disagreement, or hostility of the situation. It is like other people are mirrors of our genuine feelings.

The Ego’s Temptation

These projections expressed thru words are the ego’s temptation for conflict. Instead of being true to our emotions, the ego makes us say something to create a disturbance within our minds and our relationships. It plays different thoughts, concepts, beliefs or ideas and it always tempts us to get these illusions validated. Rather than being in-tuned to our feelings, it tells us to manifest the opposite to test these illusions which only results to conflicts.

It’s a defense of the ego to make us believe that the illusions are real. So, we project them thru our words and actions. It convinces us that our negative thoughts, sense of guilt and shame are reality. Naturally, we follow such guidance because we believe the reality created by the ego is true.

Listening to the voice of the ego only paves way for problems to arise and when our suppressed feelings are reflected by our loved ones thru their reactions, the problems just escalate. It is also a way for the ego to make trifle things a big deal when, in the first place, there is nothing to make a big deal.

However, conflicts are necessary for our learning. It will show us the workings of our minds. It is self-talk going back and forth. When we look at conflicts this way, we realize they arise from our fears. At first, we will feel scared ones recognition takes place. It is certainly alright. What’s essential is to take care of our fearful feelings.

We are Fearful, When…

We will know we are fearful when, physically, there is a constriction in our solar plexus, the area between the navel and the breastbone. When we go thru the emotion, it will help to reflect on what’s holding us back before launching an attack or defiance against the thoughts our ego will produce. Being aware of the reasons that make us scared, anxious, depressed or guilty will help us get in-tuned to our true feelings. It will guide us to return to our core and connect with our energy.

All we need to do is to get the feeling-effect of our thoughts and watch how our energy flows and be natural about it. For example, when someone wronged us, this idea is connected with a feeling and we need to recognize, accept and take care of it. Getting the feeling effect will help us realize that the conflicts our mind kept playing or taking place in our relationships are projections. They are manifestations of our ego but they also serve as an eye-opener for the reasons that are withholding us. So, recognizing the emotions hidden in our thoughts and beliefs is a benefit.

When we are in-tuned to our feelings or to who we truly are, we get the guidance to love. Through this guidance, we speak or act in ways that extend love and calm any situation. When we communicate love through our energy, our body, relationships and spirit are completely protected. There is no need for us to impose on another person any concept, idea or teaching. It is unnecessary for us to test or validate the ego’s illusions. It is also meaningless to manifest an image of being spiritual or anything opposite the truth of our being.

Remember, we always have the option to return to our core anytime. It doesn’t matter how far we allowed our egoistic thinking to play in our minds. If we are willing to recognize its healing and its illusions have no effect, complete forgiveness takes place. We also have a choice to laugh which is also a feeling. So, when the going gets tough, laugh about it. Recognize the feeling underneath a disturbance, accept it, take care of it and laugh it away.

It is All a Benefit

It is all a Benefit

This post is a follow-up to Hope’s Wisdom Dialogues Episode Called Everything is A Benefit, written by Gail Florence.

In these times, there is so much emphasis on sexual sin, molestation, child abuse, sex trafficking and so on that, we are in constant fear of living in a perverse culture.

But, all of these concepts are just projected from our minds. Perversion of any kind has no place in a sane mind. Only the insane one allows such thoughts to persist over and over again. It does not mean when you think of sexual ideas or crimes, you automatically have an insane mind. No, but it is an opportunity to bring that darkness into awareness. No one belongs to a culture because culture, itself, is a projection.

Separation from reality

Paranoia and worry brought by negative ideas stem from a self-belief that you separated yourself from reality. Though the truth is we are not separate, we feel that way because we strongly believe it. Once you start getting worried about society, you notice the situations that make you worry, doubling the fear you are feeling. We are entangled on these thoughts because the world wants to prove that we are separate from reality. This separation is the cause of paranoia. We fear we will lose our image in this world so, we fear death and believe in karma and having multiple lifetimes.

We believe we are punishable by death whenever we get uncomfortable or painful feelings. The fear of losing the world and it’s very strong defenses set up by the ego make us choose to follow its guidance. The ego presents to us illusions like a dreadful world full of violence and abuse, mortal sins and death as a life sentence. Choosing to yield to the ego allows constant feelings of despair, depression, guilt, and fear.

But all of us have our own perceptions. A person may be paranoid about violent crimes but another can simply brush off the thought and go on with the day as if nothing is happening. Our minds create ideas that make us believe some things are bad and others are good. However, reality is, nothing is good or bad, right or wrong, black or white.

Sex matters..?

When we speak of sex, either as a sin that makes us feel guilty or as a beautiful act to reproduce offspring, it is all perception. Sex matters because we and society at large put so much meaning and worth to it.

Truth is, sex is nothing. It’s equal to other actions that humans can do like eat, walk, pray, sleep, play and so on. Singling sex out by labeling it as a mortal sin or as the most beautiful thing in evolution is just an ILLUSION. It is not ugly nor wonderful. It is nothing and it doesn’t matter else, we are just making the illusion of sex stronger and powerful.

Healing comes in when we undo our self-belief and see the illusion as one thing. When we start to see our experiences as a benefit, sufferings are opportunities for learning rather than punishment of a lifetime guilt.

How do we practice seeing everything as a benefit? We thank our experiences and encounters. We accept them with grateful hearts and look at them in neutral lenses. Even when you find yourself projecting, you don’t need to be fearful about it.

When you start noticing how you express sadness or anger, you are preventing the guilty self-belief. You are just identifying who you truly are even as you’re projecting. This practice lessens the power of the projection and you reclaimed your power from it. No matter how much projections play out in your mind, they are not going anywhere unless you start believing them again. Remember, you are learning when you consider everything around you as a benefit.

The beauty of healing within us reflects how we see others, as well. We allow ourselves to be free from prejudice and see another person for who he is. Everyone that you think of or approaches you will seem to ask you to show them their innocence. Because of the fact that you are innocent, you have the power to show them your innocence.

Recognizing Ego Temptations | WD

In this week’s episode of Wisdom Dialogues, Hope Johnson shares insight on projections, communication thru energy, and illusions as blocks to our flow. With guest panelist, Lorry Thiboutot. Receive wisdom on the following:

  • How did Lorry relieve her stress?
  • If food doesn’t affect our body, is it okay to eat an Orbeez?
  • How do you know you have the energy?
  • My husband feels like he is stuck and depressed. Is it a reflection of myself on how husband feels? How do I deal with that?
  • How do we avoid conflict?
  • How far do you go in having fun and living it up? Is it okay to do drugs, drink alcohol and such activities?
  • How does a person make that transformation?
  • What feelings do you have? How do you go through your day? Do you think about your vibration?
  • What is truth?
  • What if I feel unsafe to trust the wisdom of the person?
  • How do I approach the pain?


Lorry’s Relief from Her Stressors

Lorry shares that she was going thru a hell of a week. She’s about to leave her abode and she was bombarded with fearful thoughts of losing her house, a sense of safety and the future. She never felt such fear where her stomach and legs tightened. It was getting worse day by day until she talked to Hope Johnson.

Hope Johnson consoles Lorry by saying she needed to go through all that to be knocked down and realize that it is the ego’s idea to sacrifice as if there’s truly something needed to be sacrificed. She adds that the divine doesn’t know the illusion Lorry makes in her mind. She is not receiving information from the divine because she chooses not to but instead, chooses to listen to the fearful thoughts generated by the ego. However, she reassures that everything is alright because it is all coming together. It is all a blessing.

Lorry shares that it is good to be back to her center. At first, it didn’t feel like a blessing. She didn’t have an appetite for the past few days. Hope answers that Lorry’s feelings were a symbol of excitement that she identified them as fear. Despite that, it is an opportunity to extend and express more love. Once the intense experience is released, all she will experience is a relief.

Lorry agrees that it was an unbelievable sense of relief. Her experience made her understand when people with depression run for medicine. Now, she has compassion for them.  

Hope explains that what people go thru are projections. However, deep within those illusions is innocence. They can lead to a miracle of healing. We can choose to let go of them anytime, choose the truth and allow ourselves to be released from them. However, when we think we don’t have a choice but only those projections, then, we become victims of our thoughts. We will only wait for good news to be in a good mood.

Hope also adds that the ego shows us that once we screw up, other things get screwed up, too. We need to recognize that it is a red flag. To get out of the rabbit hole of the ego, we need to realize that there is no right and wrong. (10:43-11:03) Once we understand our feelings, there is forgiveness like nothing happened. When we get relief from our fearful mode, there is so much love in the end. It is important for us to realize that we have the option to return to our core anytime no matter how far our ego makes us think. Our ego-thinking has no effects and we are completely forgiven by it.

Hope is not here to advise what we should or should not do. It is irrelevant because we don’t have a choice in those. She explains further that actions are symbolic of one’s thinking.  For example, we have a perception of putting someone in danger that is our thought giving us an illusion. We need to defy such thinking. We will know thru reactions when we are projecting.

Q: If food doesn’t affect our body, is it okay to eat an Orbeez?

Gabriela, a listener, recounts a situation at home where her four-year-old son was playing with Orbeez. She told her son that there is no such thing as good or bad food, nothing outside doesn’t affect the body. Her son, then, asked her if it is okay to eat an Orbeez. Hope answers Gabriela that it is unnecessary to teach a kid anything. There is no need to pretend that she can teach him something. What she says or does to another person is teaching her mind instead.

Then, Gabriela shares that her boyfriend went mad when she told her son it is okay to eat an Orbeez, creating a huge argument between them.

Hope explains that Gabriela didn’t do anything wrong. Believing so is the effect of the ego who wants to make conflict. What matters is getting a feeling reaction in the body. The fearful reaction is the temptation of the ego. Instead of taking care of the feeling, Gabriela spoke and said, “Sure.” She reminds us that nothing we say is true. Instead, we communicate thru energy. “Sure” can be an extension of love. However, Gabriela’s ‘sure’ could have been a projection. She would know it is a projection thru her boyfriend’s reaction.  

Hope says, “The ego will take on any kind of spiritual concept to make conflict. In Buddhism, when a concept is new, it needs to be protected like a baby plant. (H.J. 2019)” The world is made up, it has a lot of manifestation and full of the ego and these are the bugs surrounding the baby plant. When a concept is not yet nurtured, it needs to be loved up and taken care of.

The illusory world is based on the denial of who you are. We just need to take care of the fear. We will know we are fearful thru other people’s reactions. If they are scared, it reflects your feeling. Remember, the ego does not have full power over us. It is just our perception that it does.  

It is not about communicating thru words but communicating thru energy. When we are communicating love, no one will eat Orbeez and the body is completely protected.

Q: How do you know you have the energy?

Hope answers that we are always communicating with energy. Our words are meaningless. (35:07 – 35: 19) “What’s being communicated is love, other than that is projection making more illusions. (H.J., 2019)” We will know we are projecting illusions when we are fearful.

Most people do not know how to tune in with their energy. We will recognize our energy when we get the feeling effect. As words come out when we speak, we need to watch and feel our body’s energy. When there’s fear, our solar plexus area constricts. The solar plexus is between the navel and the breastbone. It has a lot of nerves. It is an energy center of the body.

It is between a sense of openness and receiving divine information and a closed-off sense. Our function is to remove the blocks in our feelings. When we sense something, get the feeling effect first. So that energy is cleared of it.  

Q: My husband feels like he is stuck and depressed. Is it a reflection of myself on how husband feels? How do I deal with that?

Hope answers Stacey by saying there’s a lot of fear going on there. She will know it through reaction. So, she needs to allow energy to play and herself to feel the effects. The first manifestation is the words she says. It will help her to think about what it feels like. If she allows the sensation, it will reveal the truth and she will get guidance to get to love. She will be made to speak and extend love and calm the situation. However, when something is going fast, the mind will say she needs to say something but there is no need to put herself in conflict. Doing so simply sets up for guilt and shame and the situation will just escalate. It is how the ego wants to get validated.  

Q: How do we avoid conflict?

Hope says that all conflicts come from fearful thoughts. When we get the feeling, we will get what we are holding against ourselves. We can avoid that by trying not to get there. She further reassures that conflict needs to arise for the teaching. When we have a conflicted mind, in return, we experience conflict in our lives.

Our ego will use spiritual concepts to make conflicts with other people. However, we are in a relationship with one another. The whole point is to extend love. When the person is fearful, there is no love but only projections and illusions. When we teach other’s minds, we are using our perceptions of ourselves. We need to recognize that it is just our perception. We will get the clue when we get the feeling effect. Inner conflict makes our bodies vulnerable. Our ego makes illusions to make us feel guilty. Manifestations come from conflicts. However, they will not happen, it is simply our ego making them real. Thus, spiritual concepts are irrelevant when we engage in conflicts. Conflicts with ourselves, affects our relationships. If we are loving right now, no one will get hurt.

Q: How far do you go in having fun and living it up? Is it okay to do drugs, drink alcohol and such activities?

Hope says that we don’t have a choice. Having a choice blinds people of having a function. Our function is to extend love. It is not a concern about what we eat or drink. People take such thought in an egotistical way. What we eat depends on what we think is a healthy diet.

For Hope, she doesn’t have any conflict about eating a pastrami sandwich because she knows food doesn’t have an effect on the body. She adds that food and anything else is magic. Feeling hungry is not possible and is projected outside the mind. What is confusing the mind is a sense of guilt. Feeling hungry, full, sick, hyper are used to get an effect in the illusion. The awareness of the effect of food coalesces to take care of the body. It is a tool of communication.

Q: How does a person make that transformation?

Hope say not to even try to do that. It will seem you have a choice when you don’t have one. It is just the ego talking. It has nothing to do with realizing the truth behind the illusion. It is not about getting a better illusion. When people manifest being spiritual then something hits them rock-bottom, the spirituality is gone completely. They become inconsolable because they only built up an image of spirituality. When things go wrong, they are really gloomy. When they have a dangerous thought, they think of to use their minds to get a better illusion. It is not about that.

So, we need to forget about trying to manifest anything. The manifestation is already working in our favor.

Q: What feelings do you have? How do you go through your day? Do you think about your vibration?

Hope answers, “I am aware of who I am. (H.J., 2019)” She explains that her vibration is all an illusion. It is all about the connection kept to who she is.

She describes it as a déjà vu where past thoughts come out. Scenarios like, “I need to…”, “I have to…”, “I should do…” are played out in the mind. What’s important is if we agree with those thoughts then, we make more manifestations. When we do them, we feel proud. When we don’t, we feel guilty. It is about you agreeing or disagreeing with what the mind tells you.

Q: What about heaven?

Hope explains that heaven has nothing to do with manifestations. A world full of manifestation denies that heaven exists. There is denial because there is death. We can’t conceptualize what heaven is.

There are two things- an awareness of creation and reality created by the mind. When there is confusion, happens, there is a projection imposed between awareness and the mind’s reality of a physical world. The ego will trick us that our projection is the reality. It will make you believe that false reality is better. It is mental imprisonment.

Our only choice is between truth and illusion.  We have the choice in making an illusion true or recognize what is true. Some spiritual teachings are about making more for myself. Though it is not bad, it is not all truth, it is all a lie. Parts of it is used as a teaching tool. We, who tune in to Wisdom Dialogues, mean there is something in us making a choice that we want the truth. You don’t want to manifest anymore. 

Q: What is truth?

Hope says, “Truth is who you are. (H.J., 2019)”

Truth is an individualized experience. The ego makes a point that denies us, our innocence and what is divine. Let’s those blocks be removed. The most efficient way to the truth is to look at the conflict of the thought. Get the feeling effect of those thoughts. Realize we made it up for ourselves. See what we are holding against ourselves and we will realize they are just thoughts.

Hope reminds us to detach ourselves from the voices. We are not in the illusion. Let those voices just play out and we can be aware of ourselves. When we are lost, ask for help. When we can’t see, ask for help. The goal is to know who we are within it.

When we realize that our projections are just made up, we experience peace. It is an extension of love for ourselves. It is a short time to go back to heaven.

As our mind becomes saner, manifestations follow soot. However, peace happens when manifestations are neutral whenever they pop up.Lorry adds that peace is not thinking whether something is right or wrong.

Hope adds that being in service to yourself is extending love. When we see a pattern of conflict, allow feelings for that. That’s in service to yourself and others. The manifestation is following that thinking. Attacking those thoughts has no effect unless we let it. When we recognize them, we accept full forgiveness as if they didn’t happen.

Accepting forgiveness means projection didn’t happen, it was just a dream and it does not affect us. There is no before. The past is just being projected to give us a guilty self-concept. We don’t have to make the projection real.

There is only truth and illusion. We don’t have a choice on what spiritual concept that comes through us. We only choose between agreeing and disagreeing. When we choose who we are over the illusion, we will definitely be moved.

Q: What if I feel unsafe to trust the wisdom of the person?

Vidir Hallgrimss shares that he always sees a blind spot when something happens with a teacher. He believes it comes from a wound within him. It makes him feel unsafe and distrust himself in the situation. He feels unsafe to trust the wisdom of the person.

Hope believes that’s never safe. It like making illusions true. A person he perceives is projected from his own mind. There is no need to put it over onto them. His experience needs to occur for his learning. He doesn’t need to judge himself for it. If he feels the person got it wrong, he is projecting that. Whether or not he recognizes that he’s projecting it, it’s always going to be for his best interests. Any blinds spots that he perceives is not really there. He’s not actually seeing the person as they are because of those blind spots.

Seeing the blind spot of another will move us but we are seeing our perceptions only. Choosing truth over illusion comes together for our learning. What we do with the illusion or find the truth, we simply need to get the feeling of that. There’s nothing wrong with our choice. Just let it flow.

Q: How do I approach the pain?

Vidir further shares that he senses pain in him and he wants to approach the pain. Something about illusion makes it hard for him to access the pain.

Hope explains that a strong defense from pain is the thought that it is hard. She adds, “It’s also associated with a feeling. So when it seems to you that it’s hard to undo this, that it’s hard to see it, that’s the block. It’s self-doubt. (H.J., 2019)”

(2:11:27 – 2: 11: 57) When we say to ourselves, “I can’t get this,” it is better to laugh. We have no choice about the thoughts that come up in our minds but we have a choice to laugh. When you choose truth, it is laughing. It is laughter on what we thought was real. Then, anything can come and we have an open space for that. What makes it fun is there’s no block.