How many times have you been told to remain optimistic? It’s a common platitude – just hope for the best and good things will happen! It’s well-meaning, but when you are in the depths of despair, it can seem a little hokey.
When you’re at your lowest, being told to remain optimistic can seem like a pipe dream. It’s hard to remember even being happy, let alone hoping for happiness.
Optimism is something that seems completely out of reach, and no message from friends or family can help pull you out of it.
But there are divine messengers with a message too, and they see more than you could imagine. Our angels communicate with us subtly, just enough to nudge us in the right direction.
After all, free will wouldn’t be free if someone handed us an instruction manual.
If you are at your lowest point and your soul is crying out for help, you may receive a message in the Angel number 51.
Every time you check the clock, it may be 51 minutes past the hour. You may see 51 in bills or at a cash register, and at first, it may seem like a funny coincidence.
But there are no funny coincidences. This is a clear-cut message from your angels telling you to remain optimistic.
And though the message has divine origins, it’s not much easier to process than the same message from your friends, is it?
We are a species programmed for survival, not happiness. Nothing about our brains is wired to make us content.
In fact, our minds are constantly on the lookout for predators and dangers even though the chances of us being jumped by a lion are slim to none.
But what makes our brains unique is an ability to recognize sources of stress and be aware of our unhappiness.
By maintaining awareness, we can work on countering negativity, creating positive energy and, yes, staying optimistic.
So what is optimism? Optimism for our ancestors meant hoping that the water source you used last season is still available.
It means telling stories to children hoping that they will tell the same stories to their children. Optimism is a lifeline that is so easy to explain, but can be so difficult to hold onto.
Optimism is hope. Optimism is the light in the dark telling you when you are at your lowest, completely beat down by the weight of the world that you have in you a divine spark.
At your core, you are a special creature with untapped potential and a huge opportunity to do something with your life.
And being special can seem like a responsibility. Why should you have to do anything with your life? What do you owe the world? What has the world ever given you?
Beyond basic decency, you owe the world nothing. If you go through your life and don’t hurt anyone, then you’re already on the good side of history. But it’s not about what you owe the world – what do you owe yourself?
When you are at your darkest day, you owe it to yourself to be able to dig deep and find something, anything to hold onto.
This hope and optimism doesn’t have to be a huge thing. You can hope to see someone you care about. You can hope to see a certain movie that hasn’t come out yet.
Heck, you can hope to see a sunrise better than the one you saw this morning.
Hope is all about taking that first step. It is about letting go of bad habits and negativity and taking that first chance to sit up and try again.
No one moves from their lowest point to their highest in a day. Progress is made in tiny steps, and your angels have faith in your ability to move forward. But what is most important is that you have faith in yourself.
Angel number 51 meaning
The number 51 is especially powerful because of its 1. In numerology, the number 5 symbolizes self-truth, and self-truth isn’t always pretty. But it is harnessed with 1, which represents ambition and new beginnings.
What you achieve is entirely up to you. You can change the world and you can change yourself. It all starts with a single step and a reminder that you owe it to yourself to keep looking for a better way.
Simply put, this number is a powerful reminder that you can always start over. There’s no shame in hitting rock bottom because you are a divinely inspired being with incredible potential.
As long as you find your spark of hope and nurture it, there is no limit to what you can achieve.
Channeling your angels’ message
When you are at a low point, it can be difficult to see out and process how you got there. When every day is difficult and there is no end in sight, then what does it matter how you got there?
But part of changing your life is recognizing the decisions and steps you made to get there.
This doesn’t mean beating yourself up over your past actions. No one can undo the past. What you can do however is protect yourself in the future by having an honest discussion with yourself about what you would have done differently.
Then, once you’ve illuminated your situation, do things differently. Small things at first. Even the smallest change can make a big difference in your life.
Change what time you wake up. If you exercise in the evenings, go in the morning and see how different the world looks. If there is a negative person in your life, talk to that person less.
Everything always seems starker on paper, so write down what you want to change and keep that list with you.
Scrap the stuff you cannot change, but always focus on the goal. Optimism means having a goal in mind, even if it’s a small one.
Small rituals like self-care can help restore your sense of purpose. Take a long shower and really care for your body while you’re in there. Get a haircut if you’re ready for a change. Even the smallest change can prompt a big result.
As you start to emerge from your shell, you may keep seeing the number 51 everywhere you go. This is a refresher from your angels – a reminder that you’re on the right path. Your angels are telling you to keep doing what you’re doing.