Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #328

I’m grateful I KNOW who is responsible and accountable for my inner life. I am responsible and accountable for my inner life. I love knowing that I can choose to allow a thought and/or belief processes to continue or do the work to change them if they are not working for me. I love that I don’t need anyone or anything to change outside of me to live the inner life I’m committed to live. Knowing this sends tingles right through me. When I get my energy aligned with love, abundance, and peace, things around me change to align with how I’m living my inner life. It’s amazing how this works. I feel so free.

Today, I commit to consciously BEING responsible and accountable for my inner life. I say consciously because I want to be aware of my choices that are creating the inner life that I have now and the life I working on through the actions I take daily. Being conscious in my thoughts helps me to see what is working for aligning with love, abundance, and peace, and what is contributing to fear, lack, and separation. If I’m conscious, I can make choices quickly to move me in the direction that feels right for me. It also allows me to see when my thoughts, words, and actions aren’t aligned with love, abundance, and peace. When I take responsibility and hold myself accountable, I align myself with the energy to shift in a healthier direction.

Consciously BEING responsible and accountable isn’t about action. It’s about the feeling of acceptance for the choices I’m making and what energy they are aligning with, then being present enough to see the blessings and consequences those choices. It’s not about beating myself up, it’s about embracing the experiences I’m presented with loving arms.

With Love, Abundance, and Peace,

©Rachael Wolff 2021

Author of Letters from a Better Me

Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #327

I’m grateful that I KNOW joy. The feeling of authentic joy is one of the best feelings. Joy happens when my energy is aligned with love, abundance, and peace in the present moment. If I am completely aligned, I AM JOY in that moment. I AM one with everything. This feeling may only last one moment or a string of consecutive moments, but knowing it when it happens is a magic moment. I find this to be the best time to create a vision for myself and send good energy out to others. Taking action from this space leads to healthy wholehearted decision-making.

Today, I commit to BEING in my JOY! All it takes for me to BE in my joy is to sit in appreciation for the present moment I’m in. It’s not complicated. As a human I sometimes make BEING in my joy more complicated than it is. KEEP IT SIMPLE is a motto that is very fitting for moments like these. Just looking at the picture of this flower brings me joy. I never have to go far for joy. Anytime my thoughts are aligned with love, abundance, and peace and I’m present, I can be in my joy. The key is appreciating it!

If you are doing this with me, don’t make this complicated, just allow yourself to be in your joy—even if it just last one simple and beautiful moment. Appreciate it!

With Love, Abundance, and Peace,

©Rachael Wolff

Author of Letters from a Better Me

Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #326

I’m grateful I know how to enjoy time alone. I actually love being alone. I love time to read, write, think, walk, exercise, move, organize, adventure, create, and just BE. I love paying attention to the thoughts going through my head and figuring out if they are serving me or not. I’ve helped transform some of my most destructive stories into productive ones in my times alone. I love the sound of taking deep cleansing breaths and releasing them with no distractions.

However, I didn’t enjoy being alone when I didn’t like my company. When I started loving myself is when the time alone became sacred. I had to get rid of all that horrible self-talk before I could enjoy being a healthy companion to myself. One of the things I would tell myself is, “I can only attract back what I project out. If I don’t show myself love and respect, I won’t attract people who want to reflect it back to me.” As I’ve written about before, it was a a psychology professor that opened my eyes to see I was simply attracting mirrors of how I treated myself.

Today, I commit to enjoying my time alone. Just writing the sentence, my mind goes to reading, lounging in the pool, organizing, and meditating. Even dancing to my favorite 90’s alternative popped into my head. I feel joy just thinking about how I’m going to spend this dedicated time.

I love to start my dedicated time alone with myself in the mirror to make sure my self-talk is matching what I want to be creating out in the world. I listen for if I’m being kind, loving, and respectful or critical, judgmental, and self-defeating. I have very few days there anymore, but I like to make sure I don’t need to tweak any messages I’m fueling myself with. I like to go into alone time in the best possible head space.

With Love, Abundance, and Peace,

©Rachael Wolff 2021

Author of Letters from a Better Me

Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #325

I’m grateful I KNOW peace. Peace, just like love and abundance, is only available to experience in the present moment. Right here and right now I’m experiencing peace as I write these words. My focus is with my fingers gliding across the keyboard; my breath is even and steady; my mind is clear; my chest feels expansive; and there is nowhere else I want to be except for right here in this moment. In this moment, I KNOW peace. I can only create peace around me if I live peace within me. I can only project what I carry around inside me. When I live in internal chaos, I project, create, and attract chaos. In this moment, I choose to BE peace.

Today, I commit to BE in the KNOWING of peace. I love the feeling of peace. When I’m out of the present moment, I sometimes forget how easy it is to get back to peace. I’m not talking about sustaining the energy, just BEING in the KNOWING of peace in the next moment I’m given. I sometimes graze over how many peaceful moments I have in a day. Why put energy into moments I don’t feel peaceful? I want to BE in the KNOWING of peace, because whatever I focus on expands. The simply act of clearing the mind is knowing what it means to BE at peace. BEING in the KNOWING of peace doesn’t have to be anymore complicated than being present for a few deep breaths in and out. The more I practice BEING peace, the more peace I will be able to project out to the world.

With Love, Abundance, and Peace,

©Rachael Wolff 2021

Author of Letters from a Better Me

Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #324

I’m grateful that I KNOW abundance. Of the three areas I’ve been working on, abundance is the one I still have the most work to do in. I KNOW abundance emotionally, spirituality, creatively, environmentally, intellectually, and socially. When it comes to financially and occupationally, I still have some work to do. Since I began this journey, I’ve become more aware of when I’m living in the energy of lack. The only reason I can do this is because I KNOW abundance. I had to first see lack in each of the wellness areas before I could know abundance. Living in gratitude is living in abundance. That desperate energy that I don’t have enough in this moment, that’s lack. I’ve experienced both lack and abundance in all areas of my wellness. That is what it took for me to know abundance.

Coming to the realization that I’m in the energy of lack or abundance in the different areas of my wellness was a revelation to me. As much as I believe in the energy of abundance, I have a lot of old beliefs about lack still attaching to my thoughts, feelings, and actions. At this point most of my manifestations around the energy of lack have to do with my career and money. As I’m in a place of in-betweens, I tend to see my lack energy surface. This wasn’t always the case. When I was younger, I experienced abundance in my career, I just didn’t have the experience to KNOW that at the time. My knowing of love wasn’t there yet, so I sabotaged my career. Everything happened the way it was supposed to so I have no regrets, I just look at it from a place of awareness.

Knowing abundance helps me get back on track when I feel myself sliding into the energy of lack, and be grateful for those areas I feel like I’m in complete abundance. I’m so grateful to be on this journey right now because I’ve really opened my eyes to see what my strengths and my challenges are. This is all just a piece of the puzzle.

Today, I commit to BE in the KNOWING of abundance. I’m excited for today! It’s been awhile since I took the time to BE in the KNOWING of abundance, and right now is Divine timing. I felt myself getting anxious about what comes next for me after these 365 days are over. I slipped out of the present moment, which means I slipped out of abundance. Abundance can only be experienced in the present moment. If I’m fearing paying bills, schedules, and making enough to support myself and my two kids, I’m not being present. I’m not experiencing what this moment is meant to show me, which means I’m attached to lack instead of abundance.

To BE in the KNOWING of abundance, I will use writing, meditation, and my latest vision board.

  1. To get myself in the energy of abundance, I will start by writing out my gratitude list in all nine areas of wellness: Emotional, spiritual, social, financial, physical, environmental, intellectual, occupational, and creative.
  2. Sit in a meditation with music that stimulates the feeling of abundance for me.
  3. Read all my messages on my board starting with, “My financial wealth comes from doing what I love” then lists all the things that I love that are career oriented.
  4. Sit quietly and go into BEING in the KNOWING of abundance. Just like yesterday’s post, if I’m not feeling complete peace, I’m not in the BEING, and will work through what I need to in order to get back there.

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

Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #323

I’m grateful I KNOW love. I wasn’t always able to say this. I used to have a VERY warped definition of love, which is why I’ve written a lot about the importance of defining love since I started From A Loving Place in 2016. Defining love was the biggest awakening moment of my journey. The core of everything I want to project in this world is from love. I’m not perfect at it, but I do the work to align with energy of love. The sum of the three—love, abundance, and peace is ONE love. That love is the purest form of love that exists. Knowing love is the greatest gift of being alive.

Knowing love is the beginning. Being love, being in the knowing of love, and simply BEING is what some people call heaven on Earth. When I get caught up in the doing, I can forget to BE. Being is where I FEEL everything. Being is where the state of AWE is. I don’t get to experience the AWE until I stop and appreciate. It’s in those beautiful moments then time stops and an overwhelming feeling of pure love moves through me. The longer I sit in my breath and just allow myself to embrace the feeling of love, the more it expands.

The love is so powerful that it projects out in the most beautiful ways. When I experience love from the place of KNOWING and BEING, I have the most to offer the people around me. Any BUT attached to love is not love at all, that BUT is an alignment with fear, lack, and separation. In the KNOWING, there are no BUTS.

I remember confusing love when I was in a verbally and emotionally abusive relationship. My confusion with love didn’t start there. Just like it does for most people, it started in my childhood. Childhood is where we begin learning from the place of blame, shame, and guilt. This is where many children start mixing up what is love and what is fear. The messages we take inward and our self-talk becomes filled with a mixed message of what love really is. For me, I became aligned with the energy of fear, lack, and separation and thought it was love. This became a path of self-destruction.

I’m not blaming anyone for this, because there are very few, if any, cultures that don’t use fear, guilt, and/or shame as a parenting, learning, and guiding tool—It’s embedded. Becoming aware of my own messages that pull me away from the energy of love, abundance, and peace is the key to not letting the fear, lack, and separation reign control over my life. Being in a toxic relationship helped me to see how my own alignment with the energy of fear, lack, and separation manifested itself into a toxic relationship. When I embraced the KNOWING of love, I stopped lending myself to relationships that didn’t embody love. I was no longer attracting those relationships because I knew what it looked like to love myself and from there, I didn’t take in someone else’s alignment with fear, lack, and separation as my own.

Like everyone else I know, I’ve been caught using these methods from time to time. I’ve been in situations where I used fear, guilt, and/or shame unintentionally. It can be challenging to not react from that place, when that place is familiar. The best I can do for myself and others is recognize when I’m coming from a place of love, and when I’m coming from a place of fear. That way when I find a more loving perspective, I can go back and let the people I know what I’ve discovered about my reaction. NONE of us are perfect and when I judge others for not being perfect, that is once again my own alignment with fear, lack, and separation. It does however come with lots of opportunities to become aware of how I’ve strayed from the energy of love, abundance, and peace and how to shift beliefs, thoughts, feelings, and actions according to my KNOWING of what love is.

Today, I commit to BE in the KNOWING of love. BEING in the knowing is much different than just knowing. I can know love as I write this piece and as I move throughout my day. BEING requires me to stop the doing and just BE in the moment where I experience the KNOWING of love. I like to begin in the relationships where there is no confusing fear and love. For me, that’s nature. Everyone is going to have their own places to begin, but I like to begin with non-human relationships, since in human relationships my alignment with fear, lack, and separation can unconsciously slip in. Next, I focus on BEING in the KNOWING of the love for myself, because I KNOW the amount of love I project out is based on the amount of love I’m able to KNOW within. BEING in this love emanates out to everything the energy reaches. If I don’t feel the absolute AWE of BEING in this love, it’s because the energy of fear, lack, and separation has snuck in and that will leak out into all my relationships including my spiritual ones.

I can’t change anyone else. I can change myself. I can change the energy I align with moment to moment. Each moment offers a new opportunity to do things differently. There is no need for regret, that is the place where fear wants me to live. If I take something away from the times I chose fear over love, lack over abundance, and separation over peace, I’m better for it. I’ve grown from the experiences. Those experiences give me the gift of compassion and empathy for what others are experiencing. They also help me determine the energy I want to consciously surround my life in. BEING in the KNOWING of love helps me see things, people, and my relationships clearly.

It’s in the BEING that I’ve decided to let some relationships fade out of my life and others flourish. In the state of BEING, I know my worth and respect my time. I don’t have to judge where someone else is, I just have pay attention to where I am and what I need to do to stay aligned with the energy of love, abundance, and peace. Anyone who leaves my life, I send off with a blessing and trust that if they come back into my life it’s because our energies are aligning.

BEING in the KNOWING of love is a VERY peaceful place. If I don’t feel peaceful, I’m not there. I will often write a question out as a prayer for assistance, “What is keeping me from BEING in the Knowing of love?” The answer reveals itself as long as I stay open to receive it. If I’m feeling a little blocked, I ask a question like, “Can you please be crystal clear in your response, so that I don’t miss what I need to see to move through my blocks?”

If you’ve been reading along, you may notice that a word I mention in one post becomes a topic in the next or a subject is built on for the next few days or weeks. All of this goes together and without understanding one area, I couldn’t see the full value of the other. My perspectives are forever expanding and building on each other. The one thing I never change is that love is at the core of EVERYTHING that I want both inside and outside. I am my life partner and it’s my job to show myself the love, respect, loyalty, and compassion that I deserve. If I don’t show myself that love, how will I recognize that love outside of me? We only ever can know a feeling that we already have experienced inside of us. I’m the best place to start when it comes to not confusing love with fear. That way what I’m projecting out is clear, so what I attract back will be a reflection of that love. If that isn’t a good reason to BE in the KNOWING of love, I don’t know what is! The better I KNOW love and can experiencing the BEING of it, the more love I have to offer the world around me. I ask myself, “How amazing would it be to know that I’m projecting pure love out to the world?” I love BEING in that moment of thought. Tears gather in the corners of my eyes. I feel complete peace and AWE.

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

Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #322

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):

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

Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #321

I’m grateful that I can find the light in any situation. Now, I want to be clear that this in no way means I suppress my feelings when they are dark or that I avoid or numb feelings when something tragic or traumatic happens. I FEEL everything! I just don’t stay in the energy that creates more dark within me and around me. I’ve realized that I’ve become the observer of my stories when I’m working through challenging feelings. I still feel them, I just allow them to move out of me without attaching to a story that is keeping me there. I find the light. Gaining the tools to do this has changed so much for me. I got so many opportunities to practice my tools in 2020. I’m so grateful that I have figured out that if I choose to see the light, it doesn’t mean that anyone else has to see it.

I’m going to choose to find the light in any situation because that is part of MY journey. If people choose not to see it, that is part of their journey. I’m only responsible and accountable for the energy I put out into the world. I’m not here to try to force anyone to believe what I do. I’m here to share what I believe and if it resonates, I trust that what you are reading is a part of your journey. That is an example of how the light works.

I love when I’m struggling with something and a particular person pops in my brain to call. I call and they are available to talk or to see me. Then when we are together, I get what I need to move me out of my own darkness—That’s the light at work. When I am lost in a story spinning in my head and a bird comes up and knocks on the window—That’s the light at work. When I wanted to go on a six-week road trip with my kids and the ways to do it appeared—That’s the light at work. When I prayed for God’s wisdom and was provided with the clearest signs leading me in the right direction even though I didn’t understand the timing at all—That’s the light at work. All the darkness that I’ve experienced in my life has only ever made my light shine brighter.

Today, I commit to finding the light in any circumstance I’m faced with. I’ve survived and thrived after experiencing humanity’s darkness on multiple occasions. I choose not to spin stories that make contributing to the darkness of humanity okay. I choose to allow myself to feel everything and then hold it with love. That love is the light. Love is ALWAYS at the core of the light. Part of me finding the light in any circumstance is projecting a powerful love for myself because I know how painful it is to stay in the darkness of fear for extended periods of time.

Self-care is a HUGE part of finding the light. Like I said before, I’m only accountable and responsible for the energy I put out in the world. If I want to contribute to light in the world, I have to take action and contribute to the light within me. That is how I brighten my torch to shine out to the world.

Finding the light has become a natural part of what I do. I have specific friends I talk to when I’m not seeing it or if I want to make my light shine brighter. I obviously do a lot of writing. When I’m really struggling, I write a letter to God. I’m always amazed in what comes out in those letters. Many times those hidden feelings keeping me stuck are revealed there. Once I’ve released the feeling, I allow it to move through me. I feel much lighter after I complete that process (pun intended). I also practice deep breathing and visualize a light in my mind’s eye spreading through me. Just doing this stops any stories that aren’t serving me and gives me a chance to replace them with ones that do.

One of the things that keeps me from seeing the light is consuming myself with other people’s stories. I used to invest ALL my time and energy in what everyone else was doing, which was me just avoiding taking responsibility for my own stuff. I didn’t want to look inward, so I focused outward. I lived in complete lack. That is a very dark place because nothing I had was ever enough and I only thought I would be happy if something outside of me changed. When I started looking inward and turning to abundance instead of lack, all this love showed up in my life. Everything that wasn’t energized with love fell out of my life. It really was amazing. Realizing that I’m the only one responsible and accountable for my energy got me excited to WANT to find the light in every situation.

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

Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #320

I’m grateful that a way always shows up. I’ve been on this journey for many years and what I’ve found to be true is that a way ALWAYS shows up. I’ve have been through hard times financially, emotionally, spiritually, physically, creatively, environmentally, occupationally, socially, and intellectually. No matter what I’ve gone through a way shows up to cope, process, and persevere through the challenges. I can have a hard day where I feel completely overwhelmed in one or more of these areas, but that motto “This too shall pass” is true. I eventually will move out of that place and into a healthier and more proactive mindset.

The healthier my mindset gets, the faster a way shows up. I love watching how all of this unfolds even through the challenging times.

Today, I commit to allowing a way to present itself. When I want to hold on tight to a story of fear, lack, and separation, I’m telling the Universe that this is where I’m comfortable, so the way will show up aligned with that energy. Long story short—CHAOS and DRAMA. When I see that I’m going through a challenging time and stay open to see the stories playing out in my head, I can allow myself to shift out of the stories that aren’t serving me and move into ones that leave me open to align with the energy of love, abundance, and peace even if I’m feeling scared, anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed. This is how I allow a way to present itself.

I imagine the energy of love, abundance, and peace is like angel wings wrapping my fears in a big giant hug. This image helps me to exhale, because we hold our breath when we are stressed. When I do this, I feel like I’m consciously allowing a way out of the struggle to present itself.

Now, when great things are happening in my life, I slow myself down to remember that I’m allowing the path to open up in front of me. The best comparison I have is me writing this blog. I started writing it because I was finding myself aligning with the energy of fear, lack, and separation more and more often. As I wrote, I started allowing ways to present themselves to me and that is where the magic started to unfold. I’m amazed in how much has presented itself since I’ve started on this journey 320 days ago.

Right now, I have a lot of different things going on and so my focus is on moving out of the fear and allowing the magic to be revealed. A way ALWAYS shows up, and I know that this time is no different.

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

Daily aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #319

I’m grateful for understanding the power of words. I love paying attention to the way words affect me. I love asking others about how specific words affect them. Just recently I encountered a person who had very strong feelings and perspectives about the word, control. I found their perspectives very interesting, and it made me look at how the word affected me. Then I decided that allow felt like a better word for what I was using control for. I’m not in control of my feelings. I allow them to be what they are and find healthy ways to manage them. I don’t control my stories. I allow myself to create new ones. I love discovering how I can use words to help me stay aligned with the energy of love, abundance, and peace.

When I listen to successful people, I pay close attention to their words. When I listen to someone who self-sabotages, I pay attention to their words. When I feel fully aligned with love, abundance, and peace, I pay attention to the words I’m thinking and speaking. When I’m aligned with fear, lack, and separation, I pay VERY close attention to what words are being repeated in my internal stories and what I’m venting to others. The beautiful thing is when I shift the words I think, speak, listen to and/or read, I watch myself shift into different energy. I love when I allow myself to move into the energy I want to be aligning with.

Today, I commit to paying attention to how the words I use affect me. There are a few ways I can do this:

  1. I pay attention to the stories playing my head and write them down. What words am I using? Do the words align my energy with love or fear, abundance or lack, peace or separation? What words could I add or change to help me align with love, abundance, and peace?
  2. I pay attention to how thinking, hearing, reading, or speaking words feels in my body. Do I feel a tightening or an expansiveness when I’m processing specific words? I like to test how my body reacts with words that I KNOW make me feel amazing and ones that I KNOW make me feel awful. Doing that gives me a baseline to test out other words. I also like to do muscle testing. If you don’t know about muscle testing, that is a very interesting tool to research.
  3. I pay attention to how I’m venting to others and how I’m reacting to other people’s venting. This one gets REALLY interesting. I’ve found some of my most interesting trigger words with this one. I’m amazing how many words I’ve stopped using once I started paying attention to how the words were affecting me.

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 more information