For approximately the first four decades of her life, Hope handled discontent in the manner most people consider “normal.” Specifically, she taught herself early on that blaming and condemning what she didn’t like was the way to preserve her innocence and fulfill her desires.
Hope made her personality, her body, other people, places, things, and circumstances responsible for her unhappy feelings. She perceived herself to be trapped in a world where she didn’t belong.
Her roles as a mother to three children, wife, and business partner constantly triggered unhappy feelings. Hope no longer felt like the joyful, carefree person she once knew herself to be. Instead, she was overwhelmed with confusion, desperation, and many different flavors of depression and sickness.
In 2009, it occurred to Hope that “there must be a better way”, and from that point onward, her mind was directed toward finding that way. Inspired to share her discoveries with others, she made a website called The Way to The Way.
In the summer of 2014, after five years of research, writing, crying, praying, practicing yoga, meditating, and experimenting with many different healing methods Hope had a significant breakthrough. Instantly, the underlying cause of feeling unhappy was revealed, along with understanding how to resolve what causes unhappy feelings to express themselves.
Hope finally understood what Jesus meant when he said, “You have dominion over the world,” and she was eager to apply that understanding to her worldly perceptions.
Over time, Hope’s painful triggers arose in their full intensity; as an opportunity to be resolved through the application of her new understanding. For every resolved trigger, she could feel her childlike sense of wonder and joy returning, while watching the miracle of her relationships begin to heal and blossom.
In 2018, when the Kilauea lava flow wiped out her family home, gardens, and business facility – all of which were uninsured – Hope realized that she had attained the quality of happiness that could not be shaken by worldly circumstances.
To this day, Hope continues to use any sense of unhappiness for healing its cause; which is what brings Hope the highest sense of happiness on her journey. The world reciprocates this happiness with a reflection of kindness, gentleness, and gratitude.