I’m grateful I have the tools to get out of my own way. The thing about being self-aware and taking personal responsibility for what is mine is that I’m empowered to do something about it when I don’t like what is happening. Over the last one hundred and ninety-one days, you’ve got a glimpse into many of the tools I use regularly to get out of my own way. I’m so incredibly grateful that I’ve discovered all these tools on my journey, because just like many others, I’m going to have days where I don’t feel like getting out of bed.
I have days when the pressures of single parenting two teens bring me to tears. I’m also getting to the age when my hormones are starting to play games with my thoughts and my body. Yes, two hormonal teens and a hormonal mom in one household can be extra fun, but I surround myself with people who encourage me to use the tools I have. I do the work to stay aligned with love, abundance, and peace even when part of me wants to stay in my own chaos. Just because I decided to go on this journey, I am not guaranteed no challenging things will come up. I learn from my own shadows and the shadows of others. I learn from my losses, disappointments, and attachments. The lessons aren’t always pretty. Having the tools to get out of my own way helps me so that I don’t fall into the abyss of depression, anxiety, loneliness, and the feeling of being completely overwhelmed. One of my tools is to feel through the pain to the other side, and sometimes I have to allow myself to be in it.
Today, I commit to using the tools I have to get out of my own way. I’m the ONLY person who can get myself out of an emotional or mental state that I’m in. If I need outside help, I’m the one who needs to make the call and ask for it. If I need to invest money in living a healthier life, I have let go of some of the things that aren’t healthy so that I can. If I need to practice stretching, yoga, meditation, prayer, BEING, mindfulness, etc. than that is on me. I have to keep myself open to learning by reading and watching videos that will assist me on my journey.
One of the beautiful tools I have is intuition. The healthier I am, the more clear my intuition is. I’ve been really enjoying watching that tool strengthen over the years. I’ve been attracting amazing friends to my life that have been helping me develop that part of me. It’s pretty amazing. Just like EVERYTHING else, it takes practice. We can have a millions of tools but never choose to use them. Today, I’m committing to use the tools I have, how about you?
With Love, Abundance, and Peace,
©Rachael Wolff 2021
Author of Letters from a Better Me
Here’s what is coming next…
I will be one of the featured authors on the Heart Wisdom Panel on Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 presented by Mango Publishing. If you would like to attend, email firstname.lastname@example.org