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Looking for Hope? Take Courage! It’s not Just You.

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Have you been feeling like nothing is working, nothing will work, it’s all hopeless and you might as well quit? Everything’s overwhelming and just too hard.

Yeah…it’s been going around, or rather in the atmosphere.

I got hit with it pretty hard earlier this year and thought it was just me. I just tried working harder to see if I couldn’t push through and get ‘er done anyway. I pushed myself until I hit a wall…

Not literally, fortunately. But, thankfully a friend and life coach brought it to my attention. I got off the hamster wheel, and the rest has been delightfully healing! I started to realize that lots of other people I know have been similarly struggling. Oh, the details are different, but there’s this same spiral downwards that sucks the life and hope out of you. I just talked to someone else today who is going through a similar thing.

It seems to be attacking people especially in the realm of destiny. That thing that normally is your greatest gift and joy – has become a burden and a drag. It’s too hard. It’s never going to get better. You should just quit, right?

Absolutely not!!!

Don’t let the lies win.

Hope Comes in the Morning The odd thing about this particular attack, is that it seems to be able to blind your eyes to the truth about your situation. You’re not able to see the progress that’s been made, or how well you’re really doing. It’s the craziest thing… I looked at the same black and white numbers on a page and saw failure, when they don’t say that at all – I’m actually doing quite well. But I couldn’t see it.

At least, I couldn’t see it until I got away from busyness and into rest. Then the light of hope began to dawn.

So, how do you get off the hamster wheel?

  • Realize you’re on it, but that there’s hope. It doesn’t always have to be like this. You can make a change.
  • Start somewhere. I gave myself permission to just rest and not do the hundred projects that are on my list. The stuff that had to be done, I did those, but many things don’t have to be done now or at all. They would be nice, but they aren’t essential. I cut it all out. I set a timer on my phone to remind myself when my work day was over – being self-employed is delightful, but I’m the worst boss I’ve ever had! I’m not always successful at “clocking out”, but I have been better at picking up books to read for pleasure, which is one of the things I love to do.
  • I created a timeline of events in my life, and discovered that there were a lot of pretty intense things that have happened pretty regularly. Some good, some not so good, but the intensity itself is a stressor. It was a revelation! And, it also helped me to see that I had good reason to need rest and to make sure I’ve processed these things well. It’s so easy to pile something on top of other things and assume we can handle it until the proverbial straw brings it all crashing around us. Acceptance of my path and the events in my life as significant has been freeing. I don’t have a perfect life. I have a great one, but not perfect. I can give myself grace for the imperfections along the way. Draw a line and start walking backward on it, making note of all the things that have happened, good and bad. There’s probably a good reason why you need the rest. There’s a good reason why you feel the way you do.
  • I’ve addressed physical needs with recommended supplements and better nutrition – along with the rest I mentioned above. You might check with your health care provider and see if there is anything that you can do to support yourself and your healing physically. Body, soul, and spirit are all intertwined. Disruptions in one area will often have an effect on the others as well.
  • To conquer the overwhelm, I’ve found a few things helpful. Getting clarity on what really needs to be done, and not just what I want to have done is key. Then, setting a timer for X number of minutes, or a definite number of something can be helpful. Be sure and stop when you say you’re going to, though… Have integrity with yourself. If the time limit is flexible, then let yourself know that you can continue to go if you want, but don’t say you’re going to quit if you’re not going to. Break up tasks into bite-sized, do-able chunks and do one a day. Sometimes you have time constraints, but often they are self-imposed and could be more flexible.
  • Celebrate your successes… A couple years ago, I wrote this post on my other blog: I’m Winning! How to Celebrate Your Way to Success. It was, and is life changing…but I’m still not very good at it. I’ve decided that I’m going to do an “Achievement Board” or something like that. I’m working on making a collage of all the things that I’ve done that I’m proud of, or that I should be. I may include things like places I’ve been, nice things people have said about me, goals I’ve achieved, the books I’ve written, etc. Like a vision board, but looking back at what I’ve accomplished, and not forward at what I hope to.
  • Reach out to a safe person to help you talk through what you’re doing if you need to, I did. Break out those prophetic words that talk about what you’re called to do. Scour the Scriptures for all the things God says about you. Look for the hope that’s there. Grab onto all of the joy. We tend to see what we look for.

Freedom Hope HoplessI still have a ways to go to recover my physical strength, but I’ll tell you this: my joy and hope are back. I didn’t even realize how joyless I had become, until the joy started coming back. My job now is to continue to get my strength back and to not lose sight of the lessons I’ve learned; to continue to allow for rest and relaxation so that hopelessness can’t get a foothold again.

As I said at the beginning, hopelessness is in the atmosphere – which means that it’s like a broadcast that your spirit and soul hear that your ears don’t. It sounds like your voice, but it’s not…it’s the enemy – the one who’s job it is to steal, kill, and destroy. If you like, you can pray the following prayer over yourself or your friends and family. Or pray one like it. The exact words don’t matter as much as being aware of what’s coming at you and knowing you have the authority to send it back. Feel free to add in there anything that you’re sensing.

I see you hopelessness and overwhelm. You are not mine, and I refuse to partner with you. I break you off of me and I revoke any agreement that I’ve made with you. I cast you to the cross of Jesus, and I place the blood of Jesus between all of that and me. I reverse and correct all effects of this hopelessness and overwhelm, and I ask you Father, to fill me with your hope and courage. Please give me wisdom and revelation to know how to move forward in the path where you’ve placed me. I receive Your truth that there is always hope, and that You have given me a good destiny that I can move forward in and towards. I thank you for your peace, hope, and joy. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Some other things that you might find helpful to gain new hope, and to reinforce the hope that you gain:

Tomorrow Flower Essence Hope

My friend Seneca at Freedom-Flowers has a “Tomorrow” flower essence that rebuilds lost hope and eases anxiety about the future. Helps you to receive insight about the path you are on and helps you to grab hold of opportunities by shutting down cynicism and apathy. You just put a few drops in whatever you’re drinking, or under your tongue.

New Hope Healing Frequencies Music EMDR

Another friend, Del at Healing Frequencies Music has a new album out called New Hope. I’ve been listening to it softly at night, but all day every day might be fabulous! It’s also available on iTunes and will hopefully be up on Amazon soon!

If you need or want some one on one help, grab a session with me here.

For more blogs from friends about hope and feeling hopeless, check out (I’ll add them as I find them, so check back for more!):

Flower Essences for Disappointment and Hopelessness

A Vision of Hope – Rebecca Clayton

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Generational Healing Class

Family can be stressful…

Family get togethers are not necessarily the happy and joyous occasions that advertisers would like us to think that they are. Our family, those who should love us most, can often be our source of greatest pain. Often we find that patterns of behavior repeat themselves over and over again – and as we are gathered with our family, we notice them more clearly.

A part of many different inner healing protocols and methods is something that goes by different names. Generally I use the phrase “Generational Work”, but I’ve heard Ancestral Cleansing, Bloodline Clearing, among others. As far as I know, it is all based on the idea that the sins of our fathers (and mothers) can negatively impact us today.

You can see this the most clearly when there is a strong family history of abuse or alcoholism. Those seem to be the classic cases. It can also be true that there’s a family history of poverty or anger or even physical issues. This is theorized to be because an ancestor first started down that path, and for some reason, or for many reasons, their children, grandchildren, etc.; carried on this destructive tradition.

I don’t believe that all our sins “go generational,” in that they all go on to effect the generations after us. But it seems pretty clear that some do. And that the enemy is often at work in the middle of it. He is ever watching to catch us at our weakest. His job description is to steal, kill, and destroy, and he doesn’t seem to ever go on vacation.

Right, you say. That sounds like me. Now what?

I’m so glad you asked. I’ve developed this online class to help you address many of the most common issues in the arena of generational work that I’ve gathered over more than 10 years of investigating for my own use, and most recently for that of my clients. I’ll walk you through each section step-by-step with sample prayers that you can use. I will give you the tools that you need to see greater freedom come in your life and in the lives of those in your family.

If you are ready to get started cleaning out the baggage from the family closet as it were, I have a class that you might find helpful as others have done. It can be found here:  http://emotionalandspiritualhealing.com/generational-healing-class/ the class is 100% online, so you can take it from anywhere and at any time.
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13 online classes with sessions for $199 including:

  • What and Why?
  • Identificational Repentance
  • Forgiveness
  • Narrow Your Focus for now
  • Curses
  • Agreements
  • Strongholds
  • Altered DNA
  • Restoring Spiritual Inheritance
  • Entities, Victim Marks, Soul Ties, etc.

There are also a couple of bonus upgrades available.

Upgrade to the Advanced Value for only $100 more ($299 total – $457 value):

  • Everything in the Basic Class, and:
  • Up to 2 hour 1 on 1 Skype session with me
  • PDF copy of my book:  A Guide to Freedom

Upgrade to the Optimal Value for only $350 more ($549 total – $757 value):

  • Everything in the Basic Class, and:
  • Secret Facebook group for online discussion
  • Up to 6 hours of 1 on 1 Skype sessions with me
  • PDF copy of my book:  A Guide to Freedom
  • PDF copy of Accessing Your Spiritual Inheritance
  • AND a bonus teaching on going to the Courtroom of Heaven
With prayers for greater peace to come –

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*The class is from a Christian perspective, and utilizes visualization or seeing in the Spirit. If this is something that you don’t know that you can do, you can take my friend Del’s class on Supernatural Encounters. The link can be found here. You will have access to the content of this class for as long as I have this website (theoretically forever, but life is uncertain), so if you get started and want to go back and take Del’s class, and then come back, you are more than welcome to do so. You are welcome to take this class if you are not a believer, I will not try and “convert” you, but it will be helpful for you if you are comfortable with my Christ-centered worldview. I welcome you to try the class for the first 3 weeks to get a feel for me and my beliefs.

Terms and Conditions: As this is an e-course, and all materials are accessible immediately, no refund can or will be given. Please ask any questions you might have prior to enrolling. I cannot guarantee any particular outcome as a result of taking the class, as this depends on too many factors over which I have no control. 1 on 1 sessions must be scheduled within 4 months of starting the class. Please be advised that the class may be an emotional experience for you, in fact it is likely. If you are not in a place where you are able to deal with these things, this might not be the best time or format. Individual sessions might be a better choice. You can contact me for more information about those. I do Skype and in person sessions for $75/hour.