I’m grateful for the journey of expanding the mind. I don’t just love being on this journey myself, I love that there are so many others on this journey too. I love the wisdom that is circulating and causing people to grow and expand together. A long time ago, I remember hearing about a very low percentage of people who continue to read and educate themselves after they finish school. That was the moment I committed to myself that I would continue to put energy into expanding my mind on a regular basis. I became very conscious of where I was investing my energy. Reading helps me to keep my mind open to expanding, but experiencing is what truly expands my mind to align with the energy of love, abundance, and peace over fear, lack, and separation.
I can have a whole lot of knowledge through reading and seeing, but the expansion comes when I apply the knowledge into my daily life. Here’s an example, someone can memorize verses and or pages from books they feel are full of Great wisdom, but if they don’t apply the words to the experiences that are presented to them, they aren’t fully expanding their minds. They are still living in their own internal prisons. The words might be the key to releasing them, but only if they choose to take action and turn the key.
Being that I love studying people, I’m loaded with different places to look to expand my mind. I found mind-blowing ways to expand my mind in 2020. If it weren’t for 2020, I’m not sure I would be writing this series. I keep seeing ways I can expand my mind beyond the years of study I’ve already vested. I LOVE that! 2020 has brought pivot to the forefront of experience. I know I have read a lot about people surviving traumatic times, but to actually remember and apply what I’ve read—that’s a different ball game. My creative brain has never been more intact than it has since I figured out where I didn’t want my mind to be when it came to everything going on in the world. I had to see myself taking a nose dive into the abyss of feeling victimized by circumstances to see that I had the tools to get myself out of that space, I just had to apply the wisdom.
The dangers in not expanding the mind is that I could keep believing thoughts and ideas that are PROVEN to be untrue. I could continue to believe ideas that keep me locked in my own private prison in my mind. I choose not to live there now. I used to and it was painful. I’ve learned to EXPERIENCE life with an open mind. An open mind is the only thing I need to go on this journey. With an open mind, I can see when I’m blocking myself or setting myself free. Aligning my energy with love, abundance, and peace over fear, lack, and separation helps me to expand my mind through my experiences with AMAZING results. I still struggle, but those struggles have purpose.
I also love that this journey is not a lonely one. With an open mind, I find plenty of people to help me expand my mind. I trust anyone who is presented to me on my path is meant to be there until they are not. I don’t fret about people showing up or not showing up, because whoever is there has a gift to offer. Sometimes what a person is offering is a gift for me to see myself more clearly, and that gift is NOT always wrapped in a pretty package. The key for me is to STAY OPEN to expand my mind. Each experience I have offers me great wisdom. Wisdom doesn’t always come pain free, so part of expanding means feeling my way through the experience without trying to block, numb, run, hide, or deny what is stirring inside of me.
Today, I commit to investing time into expanding my mind. Reading, watching, hearing, experiencing, and applying with an open mind are the tools I will use to expand my mind today. When I do this, I have to be conscious of the lens I’m absorbing through. Am I absorbing what is in front of me aligned with the energy of love, abundance, and peace or the energy of fear, lack, and separation? Whatever energy I’m absorbing information through will dictate how I experience and apply the wisdom I’m receiving. I can only ever experience life through the lens I’m CHOOSING to see it through.
If I’m stuck in the energy of fear, lack, and separation, how I absorb, experience, and expand will be a brutally painful journey. If I’m embracing the energy of love, abundance, and peace, how I absorb, experience, and expand will be a freeing and empowering journey. There might still be pain, but finding purpose in the pain expands the mind in the most beautiful ways. That is how I want to serve humanity. I want to take everything I’ve gained from experiencing the pain and turn it into light.
If you are new to my writings, please be clear in NO WAY do I ever suggest NOT feeling through our authentic feelings. I’m not suggesting fake it until we make it. I’m about working on what is at the core of HOW we experience our lives. Through many years of observation and applying things that have and have not worked for me as a trauma survivor, I’ve figured out what DOES work for me right now. By staying open, I find new and sometimes different ways that help me now that are different from what has helped me before. That is all a part of the journey. I don’t judge what once served me as right or wrong, it was what I needed to believe at the time. Sometimes I needed to figure out certain ways of believing, seeing, and absorbing life made me feel more pain than I needed to. Experiencing everything exactly as I did and do is what helps me expand, and that is what I share with you. I share my journey of creating my own internal garden. I plant seeds and sometimes have to weed seeds out, but each seed offers me ways to expand. I trust my journey. If you are here with me, trust your journey. Whatever resonates with you in this moment, you will take with you as a seed for your garden. You get to decide what you want to do with the seed. Enjoy the journey and keep expanding your mind!
With Love, Abundance, and Peace,
©Rachael Wolff 2021
Author of Letters from a Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World — Click image for more information