I’m grateful for choices. When I discovered just how many choices I have, I became free. I used to feel limited by my choices because of what was happening around me. I remember feeling trapped, imprisoned, victimized, and everything else that goes with fear-based thinking. I labeled myself by what happened to me. I let other people label me by my circumstances and worst of all I would believe what they thought about the label they gave me. I still slip into that from time to time when I start telling myself stories of why I am the way I am because I’m a single mom. I have to continue to make choices to shift my perspectives to not be victimized by my own story telling. Becoming aware of the stories playing in my head and realizing that I could make choices to change the story—Changed my WORLD!
Now, I see endless choices. Sometimes it can be overwhelming, but that is where my faith comes in. I trust that whatever I choose in the moment is for a reason. That choice can be anything from helping me open my eyes to a hard truth to revealing a moment of AWE. Both moments hold equal value because both are a part of my journey.
Just thinking about choices made me think about some of the choice revelations I’ve written about in this series (Click subjects to see the posts):
- The choice to not take things personally
- Choosing love, abundance, and peace
- The choice of how I view the world
- How my perspectives are my choice
- The choice to live an empowered life
- My choice to step away from chaos
- The choice to choose my story
Really, everything I write about is about choices I’m making to align with love, abundance, and peace daily.
Today, I commit to considering my choices. I can choose to sit in my stories aligned with love, abundance, and peace or my stories aligned with fear, lack, and separation. I make this choice moment to moment. With every moment I’m blessed to live, I get this choice. The more aware I am of my stories, the more I allow myself to make choices to keep them going or stop them and shift them into a better or worse light. It is ALWAYS my choice. How AMAZING is that? Nobody and nothing have to change around me for me to choose to live in the energy of love, abundance, and peace or fear, lack, and separation. This is the beauty of free will.
Considering my choices helps me to realize just how many choices I actually have. When I consider my choices, I can see that reward and/or consequences. I can also figure out where my energy is aligned with my choice. If I’m spinning a story that causes me pain, I’m making choices from the energy of fear, lack, and separation. If I feel light and expansive, I’m making choices from the energy of love, abundance, and peace. Even when I’m making hard choices, if they are aligned with love, abundance, and peace, I will feel like there is a weight taken off of me. I love how my body works with me to help me see where I actually am inside.
So much incredible power comes from just considering my choices consciously. I’m so grateful to have experienced this to KNOW what freedom truly feels like. I am responsible and accountable for my choices.
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 to learn more