Tuesday, June 28, 2011

What do you Hope for?

"Money Grows on the Tree of Persistence" Japanese Proverb
They say money doesn't grow on trees, well if you think about it, in a way it does! Paper is created from a tree.

They say, "ask and you shall receive, knock and it shall be given unto you. You have not because you ask not."  But is this not speaking about our interior desires for understanding and healing?  Either way,  if one does not reach up and grasp an opportunity, the blessing will be lost. Prosperity is all around us and who are the "they's" in our life anyhow?

Our thoughts will take us wherever we desire to go. But our thoughts go only as deep as our roots.Thoughts of the film SCROOGE come to mind. Ebenezer visited by the third angel was shown his dead self, the nature of greed metastasized from his broken heart. And Hitler, rejected from Vienna Art School, by a Jewish professor and a Jewish doctor couldn't prevent his mother's death. It is said he was brutalized as a youth, if only Hitler could have had Ebenezer's dream!

Just what are we harboring in our own hearts? What are the 'if only"...thoughts ?

In my community we share with the homeless, hungry and hurting,  An outreach where rescued souls help others. Not unlike my profession as a protective investigator, we listen and discover their problem is just the tip of the iceberg; repeated motions by unimproved mindsThey were only living like their parents did or sadly admitting creating a life they "vowed never to repeat". In many cases the abused became the abuser, breaking this cycle takes courage and persistence.Courage for the one seeking help and for the intercessor.

One story comes to mind, a story of a woman's extraordinary healing from her past. About three weeks into counsel she had a vision of a lonely barren tree (representing her life.) She didn't see this at first.

 Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined.

Early in its life, the tree was damaged to its core by a horrendous experience, stunting her future growth and leaving her vulnerable to the elements of life. It was at the end of her counsel she said God gave her another vision - this time of a thriving tree- "the Truth Tree", a tree filled with life; fruit, birds and insects all benefiting from the "luscious foliage and strong branches". The wound, still visible on the trunk had been healed and was no longer diminishing the fullness of life within her. She was released from the shame of her past and set free to live in fullness. She could sleep nights now and didn't have that "heavy feeling" in her heart. She forgave her oppressors, she forgave herself, she received life.

"On Earth as it is in Heaven"   the Lord's Prayer

So if a paradigm shift has come your way; a place where your world appears to be upside down...just look up and give thanks! Remembering, prosperity is just a barometer of the virtue within you.  So STAND tall, JUMP UP already, grab it, let hope send you, for your legacy has just begun.


  1. Brenda, this is awesome. Love the music. I need to put music in my blog...

    I found out that we need to reprogram our minds cleaning them from lies others recorded without our permission when we were too young to understand...

    much love,

  2. i.....heart.....YOU!!! yup we so do!! JUMP out of the old....INTO the HOPE of yet to be!,,we grow on

  3. Very thought provoking. I doubt there is one among us who has not either hid the scars of the past from shame or horror or fear or faced them down and become stronger for having conquered them. Or possibly some who have succumbed to them. The past surely does support who we are.
    Over-coming the evil requires strength and produces confidence.
    Fabulous post.

  4. If only all would buy this thought... what a wonderful world it would be.


  5. Some interesting facts you pointed out here. Great post.

    --Diana Jillian

  6. Joyce...lol nah...just receive..and for those who are really young and exuberant...JUMP!!

  7. Your line 'Paper is created from a tree.' is simply great! Food for thought indeed

  8. This was so thought provoking and inspirational! Well done!!


  9. Great post - inspired! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Brenda---this post is simply amazing. I L-O-V-E it!! I see it as finding the right vision...the vision of truth, holding on to it...and making what we can of it. Great post!! You Rock!! Cheers, Jenn

  11. I love everything about this post. I sincerely believe that our thoughts will take us wherever we desire to go. And this is fantastic: So STAND tall, JUMP UP already, grab it, let hope send you, for your legacy has just begun. !!!!!

  12. I'm simply not worthy. :)

    This was phenominal.

  13. We could all learn a lot from trees!

    Beautiful blog!

  14. So much to think about in this post. Thank you!


  15. This was terrific. Great stuff, from start to finish. Well done!

  16. The whole post is wonderful and the pictures are great. My favourite part: "let hope send you" - simply awesome!!

  17. Wonderful !! this was very inspiring , i loved the Healing Story...*hug....I have warm fuzzies feelings now..thank you !