Fountain Of Hope

by Mark Ivar Myhre on January 2, 2011

You know how I’ve talked about an emotional wellspring?  I refer to it as a flow of ‘raw’ emotional energy – out of which we create our thoughts and feelings.

See, everyone knows there’s a steam of thought.  Well, I believe there’s a stream of emotion – not just a stream of thoughts.  We have a stream of thoughts and a stream of feelings.  Actually, it’s the same stream, not two different ones.  It’s the same pathway.

Anyway, as this stream of energy comes into our consciousness, it bubbles up into what I call the ’emotional wellspring’.  I believe it’s the ‘ki’ or ‘chi’ energy that’s sourced deep inside us, below our belly buttons.  The stream of energy flows into us at our emotional wellspring, and out of this energy, we think our thoughts and feel our feelings.

So what does this have to do with hope?

I’ve just made what I consider to be a major discovery regarding the nature of hope. Not only do we have an emotional wellspring, but we also have a fountain of hope inside us as well.  I’ve seen this fountain, and it’s truly beautiful beyond words.  I’d like to describe it, but there’s just no way.

It’s something you have to experience for yourself.  You see, with the emotional wellspring, when I’ve gone to mine – it just kind of flows up out of the ‘ground’ – like a small spring.  It’s great in its own way. I go there sometimes just to drink that pure energy.  It’s one way to take in power, and become more powerful.  Plus, it feels wonderful!

But this fountain of hope is at a whole new level of beauty and experience.
It’s exquisitely beautiful; something that takes your breath away.  But besides that, we’re talking about hope here!  Hope!

Hope can be a guiding light to show you where you want to go.  It can illuminate your pathway into the future your heart desires.  It can inspire you on your life’s journey.  It’s so much more than the refuge of last resort that most people see it as.

Hope stands as a powerful force you can tap into and use to mold and shape your life into a life worth living.  Hope has a resonance that can change you.  It can uplift you.  You can allow hope into your life – invite it into your life – and benefit from its resonance.  You can function from a state of hope.

Understand, this luminous hope I’m referring to comes from the future.  It comes from the future.  It’s born of the future.  What does that mean?

Well, first of all, it means the future is real.  It’s more real than the present; just like the present is more real than the past.  The future is the ‘more real’.  It’s a ‘higher reality’ than what we experience in the ‘here and now’.

I don’t want to throw a monkey wrench into the theory of ‘be here now’.  Hey, it’s taken us decades to finally accept the concept of being and living in the present moment.  And I agree, it is important to ‘be here now’.  Everything happens in the present moment.  And yet, the future is more real than the present moment.

There’s a word for this phenomenon – it’s called a ‘paradox’.

Yes, the present is all we have.  But we can use the power of the future in the present moment.  It can be a tool, or an ally.  We can tap into the future.  And using the power of hope – the energy of hope – the resonance of hope – is an excellent way to start tapping into our future.

Most people don’t have a good relationship with the future.  Either they ignore it, or they’re cynical about it, or they’re afraid of it.  Your relationship with the future can be summed up in one word – expectation.

What do you expect will happen?  What does your future hold?  What will you have, and do and be in the future?  It all depends on your expectation.

I devote a lot of time to the energy of expectation in the e-book, How To Create Your Own Reality.

Why?  Because it’s so important to creating the life you want.  Expectation is the pathway you choose – the pathway to the future.  But for so many people, their expectation is lacking.  Instead of a living, breathing, powerful expectation, instead they substitute cynicism, pessimism, doubt, anxiety, fear, depression, or a few other similar energies.

Actually, rather than having just one of those substitutes, it’s usually a combination of them.  And this combination expresses itself in layers.  To illustrate:  I think of something I want.  And I start imagining it clearly.  And I start wanting it more and more.

“Oh yes!  The beautiful shiny new red sports car!  I can see it so clearly!  I want it, I want it, I want it!”

Then what happens?

“I probably won’t get it.  I never get what I want anyway.  It’s so depressing.  But what if I did?  That’s scary to even think about.  I’ll bet it doesn’t happen.”

And on and on it goes.  We have a unique pattern of thoughts and feelings we go through when we’re confronted with a future we want to create.  It may be more pessimistic than the example I just listed, or it may be less pessimistic.  Whatever it is, it’s our own unique pattern of expectation.  It may even be a positive expectation.  Either way, it’s a well-worn path.

If it’s not the one you want, you can always change it.  I outline exactly what to do in the e-book How To Create Your Own Reality.

But think about it:  That’s our pathway to the future!  It’s vitally important to heal that pathway, if it needs to be healed.  And in addition to the e-book mentioned above, you can also use hope to heal it.  Here’s why:

Hope exists as a synergy of expectation and anticipation.

Expectation:  what you honestly believe in your heart is going to happen.

Anticipation:  what you plan on doing about what will happen in the future.

When you focus on a particular future event, anticipation is the energy before that event, while expectation is the energy after the event.  Not that you need to worry about these details…

The point is, by going to your fountain of hope, you can strengthen your expectation and your anticipation.  You can help yourself heal the false expectation you may be using now.  You can let the resonance of hope heal you and change you.

Working with hope strengthens expectation, while working with expectation strengthens hope.

Now, how do you work with hope in a tangible way?  How can you find your fountain of hope?  Because I’ll tell you right now; if you can just get there – if you can just get to the fountain of hope – then you can let the resonance itself do the heavy lifting of healing you.  That’s why I’m so excited about this!

And keep in mind, hope really does spring eternal.  It’s there – just waiting for you.  Another thing to keep in mind is that there’s never been a greater need for hope than right now.

Hope can be the answer to the despair and darkness so many people experience these days. As our anchors in the world continue to slowly crumble, we need to find new anchors.  We need to find new ‘things’ to hold on to – to give us some sort of stability and safety and security in our lives.  Hope can be one of those things!

Anyway, there’s several different ways to get to this fountain of hope.  And you’re also going to have to overcome your resistances to getting to your fountain.  I’m still playing around with the best way to do all this.  I should have a concrete plan in place in the next day or so.

But now, I’m going to take a break and go for a walk.  I’m excited about this new energy and I’m excited about working with it in a productive way.  I’m excited for you, too.

I’ll get back with you real soon.

Oh, and I just got a new microphone.  It was my birthday present to myself.  It’s heavy, and it was expensive.  So I guess that means it’s a good one…

I can’t wait to start cranking out some new audios!


andrew January 2, 2011 at 1:46 pm

i was abuse for 60 years by my older brother. I been in a lot of christian couseling. It has alot to do with forgiving an transformation an healing but i still need something else. thks. andrew

Mark Ivar Myhre January 2, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Hi Andrew,

the only way to heal is to first return the shame to your brother.

he put his shame into you, and you can’t process out his shame.
you can only give it back to him.

you do this in meditation.

I wrote a few articles on shame and you can access them by clicking
on the word – shame – above, in the tag cloud on the right hand side
of this page.

Shan January 2, 2011 at 2:31 pm

ok, so you speak to me in plain English. Thank you for your emails. I’m at a point that not much matters…My story is complicated. But I appreciate your emails, and I’m trying to grab hold of hope. I know you make your living doing this, and if I had the money to spend, I would buy your books and e-books, however, the situation is not that way. Keep doing what you’re doing and you will help others, and myself, in spite of barriers. I know it won’t put money in your pocket, but thanks… Shan

Leslie January 2, 2011 at 4:07 pm

Hi! Mark,



mahdi January 2, 2011 at 10:18 pm

Hi mark
it was great
i enjoy too much

zvone January 3, 2011 at 12:27 pm

I like to read you, too..

Heather January 5, 2011 at 9:22 pm

Fascinating! I think I may have stumbled upon this fountain of hope. I’m not sure if I would know how to get back.
I spent New Years weekend releasing pent up emotions, probably years worth. I uncovered some faulty beliefs and did a few forgiveness rituals. I felt much better but was left feeling empty.
They say the Universe hates a vacuum and as I fell asleep I had a vision of a possible future that filled me with so much energy I’ve been buzzing for 3 days. Its been a little unsettling, but so much better than the pain and anguish I was feeling. I’m trying to hang on to the feeling more than the vision. It’s not always easy, I get lots of distractions during my day.
(I highly suggest drinking lots of water should anyone attempt this. )

I’m looking forward to your future posts on this subject, thanks for posting it!

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