I’m grateful for how perspectives change, shift, and expand. The best thing I ever did for myself and my mental health is to understand that my thoughts, beliefs, and ideas are just perspectives. They are my perspectives and seeing them as perspectives gives me space to see and listen to other people’s perspectives with an open mind. I am open to see if my perspectives are serving the highest good or if they are keeping me prisoner to chaos and drama. If I get too involved in my story, I just want to be right. Insisting on being right isn’t love, so if I want to be living from a loving place, I have to question perspectives that go against what love is. This is why I love how perspectives change, shift, and expand, because there is always a different way to perceive something. If the way I’m choosing to perceive what is going on isn’t serving me, I don’t HAVE to look at it the way I’m choosing to. If something isn’t serving me, it’s not serving the highest good for others, because LOVE always serves the highest good, and what isn’t LOVE doesn’t serve me.
Confusing love with other things doesn’t serve me either, which is why I have the definition of love posted multiple places around me. If you’ve been following this blog or this series, I talk about the definition a lot, because having that definition at the core helps me decide when I’m thinking, acting, writing, and speaking from a loving place and when I’m not. Reading so many books truly helps me keep my mind open to all kinds of perspectives. I’m amazed in the interesting ways others see and live in the world. Other people’s experiences help me to gain clarity on what it is I want for my own life. I don’t have to agree, like, or want something for my life, and I still can connect with someone in the energy of love, abundance, and peace. Some of these actually help me to really expand my perspectives in ways I never thought about before.
Today, I commit to appreciating changing, shifting, and expanding perspectives. I’m so grateful to get the opportunity to explore different perspectives. I’ve watched so many of my perspectives change, shift and expand over the last four decades. When things are going well, I’ve learned to read a lot books. These are the times where I feel REALLY open to be inspired. Then there are those times that are a lot more challenging. I’ve noticed some things to help me there too.
I can still CHOOSE to be moody, grumpy, edgy, etc. Those times give me the opportunity to look within and see what isn’t working in my thinking and believing. I know when I’m tired; I don’t always make the best choices in my perspectives. I can get defensive quickly. If I add hungry to that, watch out. Hunger feeds my story. Knowing these things keeps me open to tips on how to make sure I get enough sleep and eat regularly. When I’m feeling hormonal, which I have learned to spot, I know that is another time I’m going to be more apt for my perspectives to lean towards a story that provides a little more chaos, so I really do my best to repeat, “How is this story serving me?” That question is a reminder that I’m choosing perspectives that are keeping me in the energy of fear, lack, and separation. I have found that physical movement like stretching, dancing, cardio exercise, and other physical excursion can definitely help me re-align my perspectives. When I do that, I’m open to change, shift, and expand in a way that is serving the highest good. The movement is LITERALLY moving around blocked energy, and give me space to take my focus away from my story.
BREATHING is a really powerful tool and so under appreciated. Simply paying attention to my breath helps ground me in what I’m feeling, which helps separate painful feelings from the energy of fear, lack, and separation. When I can do this, I simply look at the feeling and imagine that feeling is being embraced by angel wings (which is for me means love), then I breathe through it. Once I see and hold the feeling with clarity, I can release it. I know if it worked by watching how my perspectives shift.
Today, I’m definitely celebrating my ability to appreciate this, because it changed my life. It continues to change my life daily!
With Love, Abundance, and Peace,
©Rachael Wolff 2021
Author of Letters from a Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World -Find a list of on-line book retailers by clicking the title. It’s available in audio, ebook, and paperback.