Hope is widely regarded as one of humanity’s most positive aspirations. Social media abounds with memes extolling the virtues of hope: “Never lose hope,” “Hold on—pain ends,” “Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.” Even Albert Einstein wrote, “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.”

The Ascension path, however, requires us to abandon all hope.

Eh?

The mastery spectrum

What is hope? Hope is an aspiration for a better future. But hope doesn’t stand in isolation. Hope exists on a spectrum: I hope, I think, I believe, I know, I am. Here’s an example:

  • I hope I will have a great day
  • I think I will have a great day
  • I believe I will have a great day
  • I know I will have a great day
  • I am having a great day

Can you see the shift in the centre of power in these statements? It is the shift from victim to master. Hope is at the ‘weak’ end of this spectrum. Hope is what we have when we desire a certain outcome, but realising it is outside our control. We are the powerless victims of what fate, others—or just our own unconscious distortions—have in store for us.

To hope means to deny the reality of the Law of Attraction, the fundamental law that like attracts like. When you recognise that everything that happens is simply like attracting like, you realise that hope is futile.

To hope means to deny the reality of the Law of Attraction, the fundamental law that like attracts like. When you recognise that everything that happens is simply like attracting like, you realise that hope is futile. Things will play out according to the levels of consciousness of all those involved.

So, abandon hope all ye who enter Ascension. If you’re in pain, don’t hope—learn self-care. Learn to transmute pain and fear into emotional cohesion. As you do, you will gradually improve the quality of what you attract into your life.

Boundaries

Hope also has a lot to do with boundaries. Hope highlights what is and isn’t ours.

If we hope for something in our own future, it implies we have no control over it. Instead of hoping for it, discover what is blocking that outcome from manifesting and remove the blocks. As Steven Pressfield puts it, do the work.

If we hope for things in others’ future, not only do we fail to recognise the overarching Law of Attraction but we also infringe on the Law of Free Will. No matter how well intended our hopes may be, just as we manifest situations that mirror our wounds and distortions, others do the same. To hope that these painful situations will not occur is an attempt to rob others of the lessons they have chosen to experience for their own learning.

Aspirations have no value on the Ascension path. With all due respect to Albert, clearing limitations so that you manifest a better future is the only tomorrow worth pursuing.

Image: Abandon hope all who enter here by VirtualWolf on Flickr.