Monday, September 15, 2014

The Star - Hope

The Star is always a welcome card to draw, full of inspiration, possibility, creativity, insight, understanding, and new ideas.

It's lovely to have drawn such a hopeful positive Major Arcana card today.

As I reflect on what hope means and where I have found it, I conclude that hope means everything to me, because there have been many times in my life, when I felt like there was no hope. No hope for happiness. It was for others, but was elusive to me.

In 1994 I finally came to the realization that I was responsible for my own happiness. This gave me hope. Fortunately, I had a belief in the God of my understanding, that also gave me a lot hope, and after learning to care for myself, it I was able to care for others, and to understand hope, which I believe is a spiritual gift given through Grace.

Humility, humour and having a love for all humanity gives me hope.

The great hope I see, that others possess, in spite of having been through so much suffering and adversity, gives me hope.

Appreciating and being grateful for the little things, helps me to maintain hope.

Mostly hope is about trust, persistence, and prayer.

I would love to hear what hope means to you, and what gives you hope.

 “But let us not put our sights too high. We do not have to be saviours of the world! We are simply human beings, enfolded in weakness and in hope, called together to change our world one heart at a time.”
― Jean Vanier, Becoming Human 


Ellen said...

Thank you for this post my friend. I needed to be reminded of hope today . Hope is for me the courage to face each day with a smile and expect the sun to come out one way or another. To notice the beauty of the little things and to love and be loved
Thank God there is always hope

Unknown said...

Me too Ellen, I needed reminding, and so I was very happy to have drawn this card, just what I so needed today! I'm very happy to know it helped you too! Yes, that is for sure, thank God there is always hope! <3

thesycamoretree said...

I love the picture of the child with the balloon! :) Hope means walking a fine line for me. I want to be optimistic, but if I build up expectations (this is how it's going to be), I'm likely to be disappointed. I like Julian of Norwich's quote "All will be well." It doesn't mean that things will turn out like I want them, but it will be okay. I don't believe in an outer deity that intervenes in the natural cycles of life, but I do believe I can tap into an inner resource (Higher Self/Divine Spark) that will grace me with strength, peace and wise guidance. And that I suppose is my definition of hope! :)

Unknown said...

Thank you Bev for your great comment. Yes those expectations, especially those unrealistic ones, can sure leave you in the dumper. ;)
I love Julian of Norwich.
Thank you so much for sharing!

Las Magas said...

Hi dear Catherine! Your post is beautiful, deep and positive. When I look at the past in my life and I see all the difficulties and strong things had happened to me, I tell you my friend, that only hope, faith and positive mind supported me, and everything and each of these situations came to a successful end. Hope strengthens us. So The star means great for me. A kiss and Muchas Estrellas!!!!!

Unknown said...

Thank you so very much Las Magas. Your positive words lift me up! To the Stars! :)
Your wise words are so true about hope strengthening us.
Love and blessings to you Las Magas!!! <3