I’m grateful for audiobooks. Yesterday, I talked about immersing ourselves in the energy of love, abundance, and peace through playlists. I have one of mine going right now as I write today’s piece. Today, I want to talk about how grateful I am for audiobooks. As much as I love reading, there are times when I can’t sit down and read. There are other times when the message is so important for me to get that I have the audiobook going while I read the physical copy. If a book has practices, I will tend to have both the audiobook and a physical copy. I see it as investing in the energy I want to stay aligned with. There are many books I will listen to on repeat if I’m being challenged by something it’s pertaining to. When I had the AHA-moment that my rescuer/savior complex was codependency, I listened to books on codependency in a loop. In those books, I learned about shame, so then I started downloading books about healing and releasing my shame so that I could break free from toxic patterns in my life.
I’ve talked about repetition on day #68. When we want to change patterns in our lives repetition in listening, seeing, writing, and applying help to increase our chances of new patterns of interpreting, thinking, and believing to take. This works for better or worse. So if we allow ourselves to be consumed by agendas, words, and people who spread fear, lack, and separation on repeat, you will start new and darker patterns of interpreting, thinking, believing, and acting.
If I don’t like the way I’m seeing the world, it’s nobody else’s job BUT mine to change it. I don’t expect anyone to be different than who they are. What I do for myself by filling up on audiobooks that inspire the best of my human nature is align my energy with love, abundance, and peace, so that I’m a better communicator, have healthy boundaries, and trust my intuition when it tells me who and who not to let into my energy field. If we are aligned in this way, our rise doesn’t take someone else down, we show others our light and they can choose to come or stay where they are. That is their journey to figure out. I just keep filling myself with the wisdom, inspiration, hope, and awareness that I want to align with on my journey.
Today, I commit to listening to an audiobook that contributes to the energy of love, abundance, and peace. One of the things I talk about in all my work is awareness. We have to be aware of what we are allowing in and projecting out. That is why I spend the whole first part of my book talking about taking the blinders off. If we are not self-aware, we can be led down some very dark paths. I’ve been there and done that! I’ve had to hold myself accountable and responsible where I ALLOWED the dark energy of fear, lack, and separation to consume me to the point where I hurt others by my choices to align my energy there.
I get asked a lot about the books I read and/or listen to. In the backgrounds of these images are just some of my audiobooks. There are a few fiction in there, but mostly books to help me learn about people, which contributes to my compassion, and books to help me align with the energy of love, abundance, and peace. I love listening while I’m cleaning, doing laundry, washing dishes, playing games on my phone, driving, and/or walking. It helps me to keep my brain from the hamster wheel of thoughts that DON’T benefit me in anyway. Especially the thoughts that keep me in fear of the future for anyone I love, the country, the world, and the environment.
The only choices in my thinking that really matter are the ones that help me to decide how I want to live now to contribute to the life I want to create. If I do that right, it benefits all my relationships, my country, the world, and the environment. That is why it is SO important for me to make conscious decisions about where I’m directing my energy. This is why it is SO important for me to AWARE of the information I’m allowing to penetrate through my ears and into my mind. Here are some questions I ask myself when picking out audiobooks:
- Is what I’m listening to helping me to love myself and see myself in a clearer light?
- Is what I’m listening to helping me be more loving and compassionate towards others?
- Is what I’m listening to contributing to me feeling more love, abundance, and peace OR more fear, lack, and separation?
- Is what I’m listening to contributing to me wanting to make positive changes in my life or feel frozen, helpless, depleted, hopeless, and uninspired?
- Does what I”m listening to inspire me to be a better human, not just to the people I agree with but the ones I’m struggling to understand?
- Does what I’m listening to contribute to an us against them mindset or a unified mindset?
- Does what I’m listening to contribute to my understanding of those who think differently than I do or my condemnation of people who think differently than I do?
- Does what I’m listening to open me up to understanding new perspectives of thought that contribute to my learning?
- Does what I’m listening to align with the energy I want to contribute to the world?
REMEMBER, Hate doesn’t manifest love, and love doesn’t manifest hate!
Where does your energy go while you are listening?
Whatever that answer is is what YOU are projecting out to the world. YOU are responsible and accountable for that energy. How do you want to make your energy better, stronger, and more of a positive force in this world? Pay attention to what energy you are feeding by what you choose to listen to.
With Love, Abundance, and Peace,
©Rachael Wolff 2020
Author of Letters from a Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World
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