Welcome 2023 From a Loving Place

I’m welcoming 2023 from a loving place, which to me means a place of compassion, kindness, empathy, vulnerability, authenticity, honesty, integrity, peace, faith, and abundance. My goal for this year is to focus on what I can do and where I can BE today. It’s all about nurturing and maintaining the garden of my soul, so that I can provide the healthiest seeds possible to others.

One of the things I noticed about spending a year of focusing my energy on Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace is that it was VERY easy to slip into the energy of lack. One of the blessings that came with my experience was the awareness that I wanted to be somewhere I wasn’t more often than not. The stories spinning in my head were about not being where I wanted to be in my career, even though I knew deep down I’m EXACTLY where I’m meant to be for a VERY important reason. Yet, the stories kept coming up because of how things were manifesting in my life. I wasn’t fully appreciating all the many blessings that came from being exactly where I am, which included the many people who show up to support my children and I on a regular basis.

When I say fully appreciate, I mean that I would be grateful, but underneath the gratitude, there was a layer of guilt for what I wasn’t able to give, what I wasn’t able to provide, and what I wasn’t able to do without help and support from others. Looking from the outside in, it reminded me of the parable of the drowning man. Here’s a brief summary if you haven’t heard it:

A man is stranded on a roof because of rising flood water. The man prays for God to rescue him. First, a person comes on a rowboat and offers help. The man refuses, because he believes God is going to come rescue him. Then a man in a motorboat comes by and offers to take him off the roof, but the man refuses because he has faith that God will save him. Finally, a helicopter appears and the man is once again offered assistance, and the man refuses to go, because of his faith that God is going to show up. He ended up drowning and getting the chance to ask God why he ALLOWED him to drown by not rescuing him. God replied, “I sent a rowboat, a motorboat, and a helicopter, what more did you expect?”

I am given what I need to be exactly where I’m supposed to be and show up how I’m meant to show up for myself and others. I’m provided with tremendous blessings that allow me the space to show up for a lot of people including myself.

But… what happens when I’m succumbing to the energy of lack is that I stop showing up for myself. I forget that to be able to help others from the best energy possible, I have to put the oxygen mask on myself first. I have to be able to project the energy I want to give. Otherwise, I’m just going to be serving from a place of lack, which feeds energy that tells me I’m not worthy of what I’m trying to give someone else. It’s a vicious cycle, and those of us who know and understand energy are not immune to falling into these dark energy vortexes.

We are human and NO human is going to manifest a garden that doesn’t grow weeds. The great news is that if I nurture and care for my garden on a regular basis, I get much better at spotting the weeds before they cause too much damage. We also get to see what doesn’t work in our gardens even if the plant is beautiful. That’s part of the reason I started the Seeds of Wisdom Series. I love being able to have conversations with others about seeds they’ve planted in their own gardens. I ended 2022 with an episode called, “The End of Seeking with Special Guest Julie Hoyle.” While I was reading the book where she talks about this seed—Clarity appeared. I was stuck in a seeking energy that came from the energy of lack.

This is why I love the journey I’m on. I’ve been seeking for a long time. It’s provided beautiful colors and growth in my garden, but it just came to a point where the seeking became an invasive species that was starting to bleed into areas of my garden that those particular flowers didn’t belong. The seeking has a place, but what I’m realizing is I need to allow myself to be in a place where I’m absorbing the nutrients from what I’ve learned. Too much seeking becomes an obstacle when we don’t allow ourselves to BE present to where we authentically are.

I trust messages from the Universe and when I get the message to stop seeking from three different people who are not connected at all, and two of them even use the same metaphor, which is powerful sign in my life—I LISTEN! It’s time for me to use what I got and appreciate being where I am.

If you want to come on this journey with me, I will be posting regularly. I don’t know how often yet or what the series will be called, but it will come—it always does in Divine timing.

I will also be continuing the Seeds of Wisdom Series on Wednesdays that you will be able to watch on YouTube, Facebook, or Spotify or listen to on your favorite podcast platform. It’s a new year, but more importantly it’s a new day. Let’s allow ourselves the space to live in it.

If you want to take a look at the any of the 365 days of Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace, you can find them here:

With Love and Gratitude,

Rachael Wolff, author of Letters from a Better Me and host of the From A Loving Place with Author Rachael Wolff Podcast.

Here’s what’s coming up next on Seeds of Wisdom

3 responses to “Welcome 2023 From a Loving Place”

  1. Hi Rachael!

    What a lovely message this is. Thank you for the reminder!

    Out of curiosity, which book of Julie’s are you speaking of in this post?

    And thank you for sharing the story of the drowning man. I needed that reminder as we come into the New Year.

    I hope you are well! 💕

    Raquel

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