Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope too, can be given to one only by other human beings. When Hope is damaged, it affects more than one person. When real hope is denied. It is hard to replace. When a person has lost hope it can be hard to find motivation again. All of these statements hold true. The most important impact we have on each other is through how we affect each other's hopes. Hope breeds hope. When hope exists, we engage with our environment more. Hope engages our creativity and our problem-solving skills. Sometimes we may be called upon to help someone. Keep their Hope alive. That is a noble thing to do; when we help others remain, hopeful, WE, in turn see that we are constantly motivating ourselves to stay hopeful as well. Being a positive influence on the world around, you will inspire and motivate people to stay hopeful in their own goals. Each one of us has the capacity to influence each other to stay hopeful.
"Where there is hope, there is life. It fills us with fresh courage, and makes a strong again." -Anne Frank
The capacity to Hope is an indispensable human quality; even in times of crisis, when confidence and trust has been broken, hope sustains us in our living.
I encourage you to be kind and helpful towards one another. You never know just how much you can change someone's life.
Here are some ways to practice hope:
First, we must keep in mind that hope is active, it is some thing we do rather than some thing we have. If you find yourself in a situation that you would like to turn around. Well get out and start doing something about it. Put some action behind your hope.
Second, surround yourself, with positive uplifting people that are out to better than selves in the world. Proverb 27:17 says "As iron, sharpens iron, so one person sharpens the other.” To help us stay sharp and motivated, we need to surround ourselves with positive and uplifting people to keep us with a positive attitude toward our idea of hope.
Thirdly, make a list of possibilities. Plan short term goals to change what you can and take steps to move yourself closer to the outcomes you hope to achieve. Do this while continuing to trust that things will work out if you continually take steps forward towards your goals.
Stay tuned for the final thoughts on An Ideal of HOPE, Part 4
Fulfilling, our ideal of hope, looks different for different people. Sometimes this is a practice that we do without even realizing it. We apply actions to our home because we know that just by hoping for something and yet taking no action has little to no affect. The same goes for our perfect idea of hope for our lives. We put in the time, we stay dedicated and motivated by our goals and dreams by keeping a clear image in our heads of what we want. Further, we translate those dreams and ideas into action. Hope allows us to approach problems with a proactive, positive mindset, and increase our chances of success in age and overall well-being, and is an effective buffer to stress.
It is easiest to have hope when things are going well in your life. It's when life gets difficult that we need to utilize hope the most. Continue to Part 3.
An Ideal of HOPE
The dictionary describes hope as a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. An ideal is described as satisfying one’s conception of what is perfect; most suitable. In conclusion, it is safe to say that when you combine those two words together you “have an expectation and desire for what is most suitable for yourself.”
Hope is compelling because it is universal. Everyone needs it, and almost everyone exhibit at least some measure of hope if they have made it as far as this day.
But it simply isn't enough to just wish for something to happen. Hope is important, because hope involves the will to get there, and different pass for you to take. Life can be difficult, and that should not come as a surprise to anyone. Yet, hope allows you to keep going down different roads to see things differently, and to try and make things for your perfect ideal. This holds true, even when there seems like there isn’t a solution. In fact, the word “Hope” is in the definition of the word faith. Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Furthermore, faith, without work is dead. Meaning, if you simply wish on something to happen, but do nothing to work toward it, then it is of no use. Continue to Part 2.
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a doorway, gate, or entrance, esp. a large and imposing one
any point or place of entry, as one where nerves, vessels, etc. enter an organ
I am interested in exploring the notion of Time Portals. Addressing it is a doorway, gate, or entrance, especially a large and imposing one. During my time exploring and reflecting, the portal also becomes any point or place of entry, as one where nerves, vessels, enter an organ. Portals can represent vortices of energy, which allow matter to travel from one point in time to another. One obvious reason to linger in a portal is to give one the enjoyment of being transported to another world.
Portals can be represented as vortices of energy, which allow matter to travel from one point in time to another by passing through the portal, or may appear as an ordinary doorway. Portals can be keyholes, mirrors (Through the Looking Glass), Cyclones (Wizard of Oz), a wardrobe (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, a chimney (Mary Poppins), a painting (The Gates of Fairyland by Margaret W. Tarrant), a silkscreen (Colette Portal The door by Jacques Marquet) a tunnel (The Cabin in the Woods), a wall at the train station (Harry Potter), a tall tree in the middle of the woods (The Magic Faraway Tree).
Portal as a wormhole or a gateway between two universes. Stephen Hawking said time travel could be difficult, but wormhole travel, that is going faster than the speed of light, is consistent with modern physics. Like anything which is basically a hole or a recess, the door is considered a feminine symbol. The door stands in opposition to the wall. One obvious reason to linger in a portal is to give one the enjoyment of being transported to another world.
TIME PORTALS FROM ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS ARTICLE EXCERPTS.
There are a number of areas across the world known to be energetic hotspots – from ancient megaliths to Ley Lines, these areas are often alleged to produce hyper-dimensional gateways. While we don’t exactly know how to open a portal to another dimension, there is evidence the phenomenon could exist. And now it seems science may be catching on to the possibility.
Typically, portal areas have some type of electromagnetic significance and are located near large deposits of quartz or other minerals with piezoelectric properties. So, it came as less of a surprise when NASA announced in 2012 that University of Iowa physicist Jack Scudder, found hard evidence of portals created by the interaction between the Earth and Sun’s magnetospheres.
These portals are extremely volatile and unpredictable, opening and closing in the matter of an instant. But Scudder found markers, called x-points or electron diffusion regions, which allowed NASA probes to locate and study them.
Thus, launched the Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission, or MMS, which mapped how two celestial bodies’ magnetic fields connect, disconnect, and explosively transfer energy, subsequently opening portals.
The inter-dimensional portal has long been a device of science fiction, but it also finds its place within myriad ancient cultures. According to Freddy Silva, throughout history we’ve slowly lost our connection to the Earth, but in times of antiquity people were able to naturally distinguish energetic fields and hotspots across the land.
Our ancestors identified particular places considered energetically anomalous, and in these areas, one finds either a succession of temples or a temple that has withstood the test of time. Silva points to a number of gothic cathedrals built on grounds originally identified by Pagans as being sacred.
These energetic locales are considered sacrosanct because they represent areas where our inner temple – the mind – is able to access higher states of consciousness, connecting with extra-dimensional entities or invoking out of body experiences. Whether these areas always represented dimensional portals for the mind, or a portal for the physical body is up for debate.
Graham Hancock references the many stories of native shamans traversing planes of consciousness through the use of psychedelic substances such as ayahuasca. Within this ecstatic state shamans report meeting teachers and guides, who provide advice and wisdom for living within the everyday realm of our existence. But Hancock also says he believes it is worth considering that there maybe something otherworldly to these portal areas; something beyond materialist comprehension.
One location seeming to fit this description is Puerta de Hayu Marca in Peru. Situated on a plateau just off the western banks of Lake Titicaca, Puerta de Hayu Marca translates to the Gate of the Gods. Reaching 23 feet in both height and width, Hayu Marca appears to be a doorway to nowhere carved into a rock face in a remote area known as the Valley of the Spirits, or Stone Forest.
Legend has it that when Spanish conquistadors came to Peru to loot the Inca’s gold, a priest named Amaru Meru used Hayu Marca as a portal to escape. Meru allegedly placed a golden disk, known as the “Key to the Gods of the Seven Rays,” into a socket in the centre of Hayu Marca’s carved door, opening a portal and allowing him to walk through the stone never to be seen again.
Hayu Marca rests on a Ley Line, upon which the famous Gate of the Sun at Tiwanaku also lies in neighbouring Bolivia, along with several other important Incan archeological points.
Visitors of Hayu Marca have reported noticeably unusual energy fields there, with some saying they can feel pulsating energy emanating from the rock when placing their hand in its centre. Many who have reviewed the ancient site online mention this feeling of elevated or intense energy there.
Lake Titicaca nearby was revered by the Incas and considered to be the birthplace of their civilisation. It is also the deepest lake in the world, rumored to contain a lost city and a plethora of treasure looted by the Spanish. In 2000, the lost temple of Atahualpa was discovered deep below the lake, adding to the mysterious nature of this ancient culture.
In more recent lore, a man named Jose Luis Delgado Mamani was said to have rediscovered Hayu Marca in 1996, astonished by what he saw. The gateway of the gods looked familiar to him, as he had seen a similar threshold in his dreams with pink marble. Mamani knew instantly this was the same vision from his reveries.
“When I saw the structure for the first time, I almost passed out. I have dreamed of such a construction repeatedly over the years, but in the dream the path to the door was paved with pink marble, and with pink marble statues lining either side of the path. In the dream, I also saw that the smaller door was open and there was a brilliant blue light coming from what looked like a shimmering tunnel.”
Was Mamani contacted by Amaru Meru, the legendary figure who once passed through the stone doorway of Hayu Marca?
And though there are some similarities between these two worlds as far as the laws that govern them, i.e. electromagnetic energy and gravity, there are vast differences. Similarly, there may be multiple dimensions beyond our own, of which we can only observe certain signs – quantum signs that don’t seem to fall into a unified theory of explanation, based on the dimensions we’re capable of observing.
Could it be possible that a confluence of electromagnetic events occasionally opens up a portal into one of those other dimensions or onto the surface of another brane? Could this have anything to do with all of the ephemeral paranormal phenomena that are so seemingly ineffable?
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Tao Collection created while in residence on the Baja coast in Mexico. T'Alyne was watching the sunrises, sunsets, and the Pacific Ocean. This collection is a daily diary of the sky and water during the months of January and February. During this period of time T'Alyne was resting and healing naturally from breast cancer.
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