Greeting the New Year With Hope!

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The three most important words that most of us have heard from our early experiences in church or school were faith, hope and love. Isn’t it interesting that faith and love are in the present tense and can be felt and experienced by others, as well as yourself, in the moment.


Webster defines faith as “a strong belief or trust in someone or something;” and love as “a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend.”‎


Hope, however, does not typically generate as strong an emotional response as either of these words because it does not create an emotional experience today. It is a feeling or a mindful wish for tomorrow or some point in the future. That point in the future is most likely a goal or vision we have set for an outcome that we desire.


So what is hope?


Wikipedia says that hope is: “an optimistic attitude of mind based on an expectation of positive outcomes related to events and circumstances.” Hope, therefore, is the internal wish or, as some would say, a prayer for something to occur.


We, as a country, hope for peace and the end of wars. We, as a family, hope for unconditional love and support. We, as individuals, are always hoping for a better life filled with the qualities of health, joy, and prosperity.

In a physical world that is filled with crime, poverty, war, and disease, it is easy to get caught up in the fear of what we see and to lose hope for a better world.  Let us never underestimate the power of hope. Hope gives us the ability to endure hardships while working toward a positive outcome. When we have hope, we can experience all the difficulties that life has thrown in our way, and we can climb out of the depths of despair to achieve our goals and to realize our dreams.


As we look forward to a successful and pleasant 2015, it is important that we continue to remember that our hopes and dreams are the inspirational fuel that ignites our passion to create a physical world that reflects our eternal connection with Universal Love.  When we have hope, we persist in focusing on the light even in the darkness, and anything is possible.  In the words of Samuel Smiles, “Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us”.


May this year be your best year ever!



Love and Light,





Sandra Brossman is the author of The Power of Oneness, Live the Life You Choose and the featured presenter in Live the Life You Choose DVD.  To learn more about how you can align your life with spiritual truth, order the book or DVD box set at

Self-Evaluation of Seven Basic Beliefs Underlying Your Perceptions of Life – Part 7 of 7: Trust in the Universe

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Welcome to Part 7, the last of a 7 part series in which you are invited to become aware of the Basic Beliefs Underlying Your Perceptions of Life!  Even more importantly, you are offered the opportunity to transform your self-limiting beliefs of separation and fear into self-empowering beliefs of oneness and unconditional love.


Our basic beliefs are the fundamental concepts we have formed about ourselves and the world around us, based on the mental input we have received throughout our lives. They are the underlying thought forms deep within our psyche that support all our views of life.  Our basic beliefs have a profound impact on the quality of our lives because they are the core of our personal values governing absolutely every perception we choose.


Many of our basic beliefs generate self-limiting thoughts because they are framed within our childhood perspectives, rooted in societal training, and do not reflect our whole self.


This week I invite you to become aware of your beliefs about your TRUST IN THE UNIVERSE.  Trusting in the universe is extremely essential in our spiritual evolution because it is our faith in the unknown that bridges our physical, third dimensional world of separation and the spiritual world of oneness.


Most of us are experiencing extremely challenging times in our lives right now.  We are experiencing turmoil in exactly the areas which, in the past, seemed to have provided us the most stability.  Many areas of our lives are feeling threatened, such as:  job security, personal relationships, positions of power, financial stability, and physical and mental health to name a few.  There seems to be a relentless hunger deep within us that cannot be satiated by the usual physical gratifications of food, money, power, sex, and fame.  It feels as though the very foundation of our security is vanishing!


If we are looking for our outer, material world to provide us with security and validation, we are most likely feeling disoriented, skeptical, and downright frightened about the radical changes we are feeling and seeing everywhere. While we may believe that the universe is taking things away from us, in truth, the universe is helping us to heal by removing the things in our lives that we have artificially depended on for our security.  As a result, we are compelled to look within our hearts and to trust in something greater than our material world to find our source of inspiration and regeneration. In essence, our egos are being dissolved to open the pathway to the realization of who we truly are on a soul level.


The following is a Self-Evaluation of Your Beliefs About Your Trust in the Universe.  As you scan through the questions, simply ask yourself, “Do I relate to the statements of separation, or do I relate to the statements of oneness?  The perceptions of separation correspond with fear and lock us into self-defeating behaviors, while the perceptions of oneness resonate with our spiritual truth of unconditional, universal love and open us to our greater potential. 


It is best to trust your immediate, spontaneous responses to these questions.  When we analyze ourselves and deliberate over the answers, we run the risk of falling into the trap of self-judgment rather than pure awareness.


Remember, this evaluation is not an exercise in self-criticism, nor does it involve judgment of others.  It is merely a tool to shed the light of self-awareness on the foundation of beliefs upon which we base our view points of life.




Do I believe that I am supported by a higher spiritual reality that transcends the realm of our physical world?


Separation:  Feeling that we are all separate from each other and from our outer existence;  viewing one’s human potential as being limited to the physical plane of existence; believing that what is apparent to one’s physical eyes is all there is to reality; believing something can only be real if proven by logical concepts.


Oneness:  Believing in a personal, spiritual connection with a divine field of universal love and light beyond our human, physical existence; trusting that the universe is unconditionally supportive.


Which statements do I most relate to – separation or oneness?


Where does this belief originate?  (i.e. parents, family culture, religion)


Is this my own personal truth now that I am an adult?




The following are affirmations to transform your perceptions of separation and fear into affirmations of oneness and unconditional love:


Feeling of Separation: There is no reality beyond this physical world.

Affirmation of Oneness:  I am open to perceiving universal truth.


Feeling of Separation:  I am afraid to trust and let go.

Affirmation of Oneness:  As I trust and let go, I open myself to receiving love and universal guidance through my intuition.


Feeling of Separation:  I feel lonely.

Affirmation of Oneness:  I am open to experiencing a connection with a higher spiritual reality.


Feeling of Separation:  I can’t depend on anybody.

Affirmation of Oneness:  I open myself to the benevolent abundance and support of the universe.


Feeling of Separation:  How can I believe in something I cannot perceive with my five senses?

Affirmation of Oneness:  I am open to expanding my perceptions.



Every single belief that you have stored into your brain is the result of constant repetition that has come from yourself – as well as from others.  YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR BELIEFS THROUGH THE PROCESS OF AFFIRMATIONS.  It does not matter whether you initially believe your affirmations.  Affirmations are a mental stretch moving toward spiritual truth.  With enough repetition, you will come to believe your affirmations of oneness.


Trusting in the universe means we choose to remember that, on a soul level, we are all connected with each other, and all that is, through a higher spiritual life force that is governing the universe through the energy of universal love. We each have access to the infinite potential and universal wisdom that is inherent within this field of creation.


While we cannot perceive this spiritual world with our five senses, we can all access it  through our intuition.  Our intuition is our spiritual GPS that is constantly guiding us to choose thoughts and beliefs that are aligned with spiritual truth.  It comes through to us with gut level feelings, flashes of imagination, dreams, and feelings of expansion and lightness.


As we TRUST THE UNIVERSE to provide us with this spiritual guidance, we discover that our authentic “security” is and always has been our direct soul connection with the love of Spirit.  Through this remembrance, we become empowered to work together to move beyond our present physical world of separation as we harmoniously work together to create a new reality of love, peace, health, joy, and abundance for everyone.


What a wonderful time to be here on our dear planet Earth!


I pray that you have enjoyed expanding your belief systems as much as I have enjoyed sharing the healing process with you. I encourage you to continue to consistently practice transforming your feelings of fear into affirmations of love. Aligning your basic beliefs with the truth of spirit is the basis for all healing.


Remember, no matter how confusing and murky this transformation process may feel, the loving guidance of the Universe is unconditionally available to us every moment of every day.  Our path to Oneness is already there for us – we need only open our hearts and minds to seeing it.


Love and Light




A portion of this message is an excerpt from the book, The Power of Oneness, Live the Life You Choose.  To learn more about how you can align your life with spiritual truth, order the book at