I’m grateful I stopped blaming others for how I choose to interpret their words and actions. How I interpret other people is up to me. Whatever way I choose to interpret someone else is energy I have to carry. If I choose to hate someone for their words and/or actions, I have to carry the energy of fear, lack, and separation that comes with that hate. If I choose to forgive, have compassion, or feel empathy, I carry the energy love, abundance, and peace no matter what that person chooses to do. When I blame others, I align myself with the energy of fear, lack, and separation. Being that I want to align myself with that energy as little as possible, not blaming is an easy choice. When someone does something I don’t like and don’t agree with, I question my perspectives on that person until I can find a place where I can align with the energy of love, abundance, and peace. Sometimes it can be more challenging than others, but to me it worth the work not having to carry around a toxic person’s energy.
Today, I take responsibility for how I interpret others. Are my thoughts of others getting in my way of aligning with love, abundance, and peace? That is the question I ask myself when I’m getting pulled into the chaos of someone else’s story. I can make positive changes in the world without hating a person who has wronged others. All that hate does is taint my energy. Why would I want someone who has wronged others to have that power of me? How I interpret someone else is less about them and more about the energy I’m putting into the story I make up about them in my head. If it’s in my head, it affects my energy. I’m responsible and accountable for the energy I carry. If I want to live in the energy of love, abundance, and peace I have to do the work to keep my energy there.
Blaming someone else is something I can catch myself in fairly quickly. I feel it all over my body when I take in the energy of blame. It is one of the fastest ways to get caught up in the revenge cycle which is FULL of the energy of fear, lack, and separation to the point where it ignites a wildfire inside of me. I know that is not a healthy or productive pattern of thoughts, choices, or actions. That path is NOT going to lead me where I want to go. I do NOT want to create more of that energy out in the world.
What I do want is to align with and spread the energy of love, abundance, and peace. What I do want is for people to feel heard and respected. What I do want is to be able to disagree while staying in the energy of love. What I do want is amplify the amount of love, abundance, and peace in the world to reduce inner and outer violence. What I do want is to be the example of being responsible and accountable for the energy I exude. What I do want is for people to realize that living in the energy of fear, lack, and separation or love, abundance, and peace is a choice that is ours and ours alone. Nothing anyone else does can take away our choice to live in the energy we choose in this moment.
Please, pay attention to where your thoughts and beliefs take you. Are those thoughts creating inner violence? Are you projecting out and amplifying that violence by what and how you choose to distribute your energy? Why are you choosing to let someone else’s poor choices align you with the same energy that the perpetrator of that violence is stuck in? Energy is energy. What we carry is what we project. Today, I take responsibility for how I interpret others.
With Love, Abundance, and Peace,
©Rachael Wolff 2021
Author of Letters from a Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World (Click title for book purchasing options and to learn more)