Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #127

I’m grateful for playlists. If we want to truly align with love, abundance, and peace, we need to immerse our senses in the energy. One of the ways I love doing this is by using playlists on my phone. I have playlist for meditation, frequencies, abundance, love, peace, laughter, joy, and celebration. I have a “Happy” playlist that is filled with all the songs that inspire joyful feelings inside of me. I have playlists with high energy music to dance or workout to when I just need to boost my energy through physical movement. I love listening to my meditations at night to sooth my mind before bed. I’m so grateful for the amazing invention of creating playlists! It’s a lot easier than the mixed tapes I made as a child.

Today, I commit to using my playlists to help align with love, abundance, and peace. This is a practice I highly recommend to EVERYONE!! Making playlists for those times when we are struggling to align is like a instant dose of medicine. I have playlists for different things, that way if I’m in the energy of fear, lack, and separation, I have a remedy for it. I will be talking about another one of my remedies tomorrow.

I find when I have empowering messages coming in through music, meditation, and frequency, the stories in my head align with the energy of love, abundance, and peace. The playlists make it harder for my mind to get away from me. It’s our stories that create our peace or our chaos. No matter what is going on, there are ALWAYS many different ways we can choose to create a story around the situation. What we are feeding into us MATTERS!! If we are constantly listening to things that strengthen our energy of fear, lack, and separation, guess what we create more of? YOU GOT IT!!

Another great thing you can add to your playlists are podcasts on subjects that inspire you. Where do you want to put your focus? You can find podcasts to help you stay in energy that you want to make stronger. Here’s a link to a podcast I just did on Postcards to the Universe with Melisa Caprio:

https://www.postcardstotheuniverse.com/podcast/episode/4c0134bf/a-conversation-with-author-of-letters-from-a-better-me-rachael-wolff

Tomorrow, I will dive deeper into another way I align through listening. Make sure if you haven’t already, scroll down and follow the blog to get your daily dose of love, abundance, and peace.

With Love, Abundance, and Peace,

©Rachael Wolff 2020

Author of Letters from a Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World

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Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #126

I’m grateful for video calls. Video calling made the world so much smaller. Now it doesn’t matter where someone lives and how far a part we are. We can spend time together. There is something comforting about seeing people’s faces, seeing their smiles, and even being present to body language. It hasn’t just helped the world on a personal level either. It’s helped with telehealth, professional atmospheres, panels, conferences, therapy, and so much more. We’ve opened so many wonderful doors with this new way of connecting with each other. I loved getting the opportunity to get to speak at a virtual conference where the tables were open for group or individual conversations. I love that people from across the world can attend, so we are no longer limited by travel. Since I have boyfriend who travels for work, we can stay connected no matter where he is. Video calls are a true gift to help keep us close.

Today, I commit to setting up video call with people who inspire me. Now, I do have a couple standing video calls. I participate in the heart wisdom panel on Wednesdays, which is a place I love going to connect with like-minded people. I’m honored that I will be facilitating next week’s panel for a redo with Fred Guttenberg and Sherry Richert-Belul, since we had some technical difficulties last time. I also meet with other authors, friends, and family on a regular basis.

Today, I’m going to make the time to set-up some video calls to connect with more of the people that I feel joy being around. I want to be around more people who emanate the energy of love, abundance, and peace. This will be fun!

With Love, Abundance, and Peace,

©Rachael Wolff 2020

Author of Letters from a Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World

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Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #125

I’m grateful for 12-step programs. Did you know there are 12-step programs for a variety of people experiencing different challenges? The steps are all virtually the same, and the order of them does matter. Part of working 12-step programs is doing the work, along with showing up for meetings and volunteering. All elements of these programs help participants get out of their own way. The first time I walked into a meeting, I was 14-years old. I have done the 12-steps through multiple programs a handful of times. Each time helps me go a little deeper, especially when I would do them from a different angle. I remember saying, the 12-steps should be offered to everyone, because it really does give amazing tools to how to live our best lives and STOP focusing on the things we can’t control. Part of the the reason the Serenity Prayer is used in most meetings.

I haven’t been to any 12-step program in years, but working the steps and the community of support helped me through some of my darkest times. They taught me how to create my own community of support based on my needs to keep going deeper. ALANON was the program I was a part of most recently it’s a program for friends and family of alcoholics. Getting me through the darkest days is an UNDERSTATEMENT. I was a shell when I walked through those doors. I felt empty, lost, and completely out of control. There is NO mistake God led me through those doors and carried me through the first year.

Some people who walk into 12-programs will stay there for life. The community and the work become a part of their self-care practices. For programs dealing with addiction, many have found it is the only thing that works after multiple attempts at doing things differently. As much as I’ve studied addiction, I’m not an addict. There is still a lot I don’t understand no matter how much I read, so my belief is if it works, you keep doing it. When I find self-care tools that work to help to keep me out of my stories drowned in the energies of fear, lack, and separation, I do the work. When I work a self-care program, I serve others in the best way possible too. How someone else chooses to do this is not my business, but if it works, I’m HAPPY for them.

The first meetings I ever attended were Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). I was young, experimenting with drinking, hanging out with older boys, and on a dangerous path. My mom was told to get me into treatment early before I got out of control, so that’s what she did, I was 14. I spent months there and part of the program was going to meetings and doing 12-step work. Early on, I was getting tools and experiences that many adults don’t have, even at my age now which is 44. I would have to go through many life lessons, but having all those seeds has definitely helped me survive and thrive through very dark and traumatic experiences. I honestly believe that learning to process my feelings in a healthy manner, from all the groups we had to do, helped me not to go down the path of addiction. Plus, I learned A LOT from the experiences of others, I definitely didn’t want to travel that path.

Now, one warning I have to any parent reading this and considering this for your child, especially a female. Women’s only meetings are important. One thing I didn’t understand at that time is just because people are in AA, doesn’t mean they don’t have mental health issues. There can still be predators looking for vulnerable individuals. This can happen anywhere, just because a person is in AA doesn’t mean they are safe. There are sick and healthy people everywhere we go. Unhealed trauma, which can be what takes a person down the addiction path can be ugly, men and women can process the loss of power VERY differently. Just stay aware, and make sure your child knows not to put people in AA on pedestals. Nobody belongs on pedestals. We are all human and we both have the dark and light within us, and which one we feed is the one that will create our reality and how we treat others.

When I was sixteen, I started attending Co-Dependents Anonymous (CODA) meetings. I got some good seeds there, but I didn’t stay long enough to dive deeper. There were areas of co-dependency that I would learn the hard way much later, like me being a rescuer…I had no idea that was co-dependency. My “savior complex” would be one of my biggest obstacles to overcome, and an author by the name of Melody Beattie would be the one who showed me how to plant the seeds I needed and weed out old behavior patterns that kept me a prisoner of my own co-dependency.

I’m always amazed to hear about more 12-step programs. I love that so many people have access to these groups, ESPECIALLY now with so many people feeling isolated and stuck in their own stories. These groups are not just for addicts, as I mentioned, they are communities of people who are looking be, do, and live better. I know if I end up in a room, it’s because it’s where I’m supposed to be to get what I need.

If you are wondering why I don’t attend now, it’s because my need for community and self-care has changed, but all the tools I got from the programs I attended come with me every step of the way. I find myself using the tools I learned often.

Today, I commit to working my self-care program! Now, the biggest thing that 12-step programs taught me is, “It works, if you work it.” We have to work our programs in order to maintain any changes we introduce to our lives. If we want to align with the energy of love, abundance, and peace, we have to do the work daily! I’m just like anyone else, when I stop doing the work, I slip. I can easily fall back into old thought and behavior patterns if I don’t commit to doing the work to keep me out of the stories in my head that keep me prisoner. I personally needed 12-step programs for a long time because I struggled to keep myself accountable to do the work on my own. Those programs are what gave me my self-care work ethic. They helped to keep me on my own priority list. I don’t think I would be where I am right now without all the tools I got from those communities and the steps. I have things people said to me burnt in my brain in the best of ways as messages I have to myself on repeat, and that is over 12 years since I heard them.

When we find what works, it’s important to keep doing the work. We can’t expect things to change if we don’t change the way we do things. We can’t control anything outside us. What we do have control over is how we treat ourselves, how we serve others, and how we tell our own stories. It’s up to us to get the help and tools we need to get out of our own way.

With Love, Abundance, and Peace,

©Rachael Wolff 2020

Author of Letters from a Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman transforms the World

Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #124

I’m grateful for what being a parent teaches me. Before I had kids, I was 100% invested in my career. I was in one dysfunctional relationship after another. I wasn’t ready to see the inner workings of me, I wanted to be better, but not by working from the inside-out (never worked). I made a conscious decision to start a family at the end of my 20’s. I knew I wanted to be there for my kids. I wanted to be the best mom I could be. I went to classes, conferences, and workshops. I started volunteering at my son’s pre-school because I loved how the teacher got him to behave in the classroom. I became an assistant, and then a teacher at the pre-school. I could work, but still be with my son and my daughter. Having them helped me to really open my eyes to how to be the example to them. I knew I was not the do as I say, not as I do type of parent.

One of the first big realizations was that my relationships with others matter! In a romantic relationship, I’m showing my daughter the importance of respecting herself and being respected by her partner. If two people don’t respect each other, it’s not a healthy relationship. The question I would ask myself was, what would I want her to do if she was in this situation? For my son, I was showing him the same thing, but my question was what am I showing him about how to treat women and what is and isn’t acceptable? They both would have to also learn the consequences of what happens when a romantic relationship isn’t respectful. When I left the toxic relationship I was in, I moved in with my mom and stepdad, because I wanted to show them what a respectful relationship looked like. They got to see healthy friendships and the importance of them too.

As time has passed, I’ve learned A LOT. I now have two teenagers. I see where being the example for them has served them well. I also see where I’ve not done as great in other areas. I’ve acknowledged that feeling responsible for these two lives has filled me at times, and depleted me in others. I’ve noticed I can live in the energy of love, abundance, and peace in most areas of my life, but then with parenting challenges I can get lost in fear, lack, and separation. I see where I’m strong and where I have more work to do.

As they are just a few short years from being adults, I’m starting to see how their own unique paths are unfolding for them. I keep reminding myself of how my life looked in order for me to get where I am today.This is not a job for the weak. Knowing my kids are going to have to face some extreme challenges and those challenges will be what helps them become their best selves can be downright PAINFUL. I know I’m not the perfect parent, because that doesn’t exist. I do know that God made no mistake in putting me as their mom. So I can simply be the best that I can be, and hope that will guide them to do the same.

I’m noticing my conversations with them shifting more and more towards being accountable and responsible for what we put out there and watching the stories we are buying into. I let them know when I catch myself in a story that isn’t benefiting me. They know that when I don’t get enough sleep, my mood is affected, so I may be a little shorter with them, especially when pushed. I apologize when I make mistakes, and I work to improve when something I’m doing isn’t working in their best interests.

I still have to be the example of the things I find important. My daughter was talking about how she’s never seen me drunk, which was important to me because I didn’t want her to ever think that you had to be drunk to have fun. Both my son and daughter know about me being raped as a teenager, because I want their eyes to be open and not get themselves in dangerous situations, while also helping to protect their friends. I want them to understand the exact meaning of no means NO. They also know about many of the ways I struggled as a teen. I sometimes will use my story to help them understand their friends’ situations.

I couldn’t parent the way I wanted to if I didn’t first release the shame of my past. I’m so grateful that I’ve been blessed with the role of being a mom, because I get so many opportunities to learn and grow while also getting to experience what is like to TRULY love two humans with everything I have. I get to put my definition of love into practice on a daily basis, and I know when I’m slipping into the energy of fear, lack, and separation, and I hold myself accountable and responsible for that.

Today, I commit to aligning with love, abundance, and peace in my parenting. I know I’m a better parent when I’m fully aligned. I know I listen better and maintain my peace when I move out of fear of the future and the feeling of lack from any reality for them that I’m disappointed in. When I get to the space of realization that everything that has happened and will happen exactly the way it’s supposed to, I trust that my job is to be the best example I can be. When I can resist comparing our paths to others, I allow all of us to be who we are and create abundance around our paths together.

Part of being the best parent I can be, my self-awareness, self-care, and self-worth are essential because that is the only way that I can stay conscious and make conscious choices that are in the best interests of all of us.

With Love, Abundance, and Peace,

©Rachael Wolff 2020

Author of Letters from a Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Transforms the World

Catch me on on 12/2/20 at 4PM EDT OMTimes Radio being interviewed by Melisa Caprio on her show Postcards to the Universe: Creating the Life You Crave. If you miss it, you will be able to catch it on one of your favorite places to listen to podcasts.

Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #123

I’m grateful for my education on narcissistic abuse. I never thought my experience going through and then learning about narcissistic abuse would be so important. I never realized how many people have unhealed trauma from abuse that they have normalized, which unfortunately allows them to excuse abusers and even become a part of their gaslighting of others. What I realized is that it is not just important to spot narcissist abuse, but to educate myself on it. That way I can spot warning signs, victims, and perpetrators. I can clearly see how they are using tactics to abuse, manipulate, and attempt to control others and myself.

I’ve seen the effects of narcissistic abuse in families, romantic relationships, careers, politics, religious leaders, CEOs, etc. Narcissistic abusers can be anywhere and everywhere. This is why it is SO important to be educated and heal the parts of us that were once exposed to their abusive ways. I’ve written a lot about narcissistic abuse on this blog.

Here’s what I find fascinating about narcissistic abuse, it has been a hot topic for years now. We can read article after article, but when it is right in front of us, and someone is trying to manipulate us, it can be much harder to see. It really does take being vigilant and staying aligned with love, abundance, and peace in order not to be used, manipulated, or abused by a narcissist.

One of the most important protections I’ve learned in my ten years of exploration is the importance of staying away from negatively attacking or blaming others. We become prey to narcissists when we buy into conspiracy theories, blaming, and shaming others. I learned how important it is to fully think out what people put out there. I think about whether a person has a negative agenda or needs me not to trust something in order for me to believe them. Once I started reading about narcissistic abuse, I realized how similar their tactics are. It was a little scary seeing someone else write the exact same words as someone had used on me—MULTIPLE times an in MULTIPLE different ways.

I actually just finished reading a memoir that was full of similar situations. I have friends who have mothers, fathers, and bosses who are narcissists. They experience the same things. One of the reasons I wrote, Letters from a Better Me was to help people spot how we let ourselves be manipulated by outside sources if we aren’t aligning our own energy. If we self-abuse, we are are prey for narcissistic abusers. This is one of the reasons I dedicated myself to the work I do now. I not only didn’t want to be a victim again, but I wanted to help others heal so that they weren’t used, abused, or manipulated by any form of abuser, but I also know I can’t do the work for them to heal. I can only bring awareness and accessibility to a different way of living.

The energy of fear, lack, and separation is an open door for abusers to walk through. Whether we are treating ourselves or others from a place of fear, lack, and separation isn’t important to them. If they know we are there, which they do, we are prey. My education on narcissist abuse helps me to stay alert and aware, while making conscious choices to empower myself to serve humanity and myself from a loving place.

Today, I commit to keep educating myself on narcissistic abuse tactics. Being aware of abuse tactics isn’t always easy. I’m not going to say that watching people get used and manipulated enough to dehumanize others isn’t heartbreaking. I’ve shed many tears and prayed endlessly. For me, I know who the abuser is. I know that they are who they are. Part of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is that they are not capable of taking personal responsibility. They are always the victim. Everyone is against them, and they will turn on anyone they feel has betrayed them in an instant. No facts required. Often, they believe their own lies, which is why they can be so convincing to others. I know this about them, so I don’t have any expectations for them to change or be any different from who they are. I pray for them, I know they are here for a reason, because I do believe in God contracts. I believe they are humanities eye-openers and teachers for how we are treating ourselves and others. We can see how far our fears will take us when we align with the energy of their abusive ways. They also help to strengthen leaders who come from a compassionate and loving place. I learned so much from the narcissistic abuser in my life. I’m grateful for the many lessons I was taught to take better care of myself and my energy. One of the BIGGEST lessons I learned was about seeing, spotting, and healing my self-abusive ways. That is what completely shut the door the that person’s power over my life.

My education helps me to not accept unacceptable behavior in my own life. It helps me not get sucked into being manipulated on social media and in personal relationships. We can’t change anyone but ourselves. We can’t change anyone else’s thoughts, beliefs, or behaviors. People make choices for themselves. That’s free will. If people want to change, they will. If they don’t want to change, they won’t. Change isn’t easy, but education can help to make change feel more possible. When we put our education into practice, we empower ourselves to live the lives we WANT to be living. For me, that is why it’s important to keep educating myself on narcissistic abuse tactics, because it helps me wisely invest in my own self care and change things I need to change. I’m not going to stop the narcissistic abusers of the world, but I will make sure my energy is aligned with love, abundance, and peace so that I don’t contribute to their power.

With Love, Abundance, and Peace,

©Rachael Wolff 2020

Author of Letters from a Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World

Catch me on on 12/2/20 at 4PM EDT OMTimes Radio being interviewed by Melisa Caprio on her show Postcards to the Universe: Creating the Life You Crave.

Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #122

I’m grateful I’m open to spot red flags. This statement hasn’t always been true. I once was horrible at this, but that is what taught me to stay open to spot them now.There are still days when I’m unable to spot them. We can’t accurately spot red flags if we are aligned with fear, lack, and separation. The better I get at spotting fear agendas, the clearer I see. Now, I truly appreciate it when I’m open to spot the red flags flying, even if I’m the one swinging them. Here’s the thing that some people don’t get, if we are aligning with the energy of fear, lack, and separation, we project energy that fuels that energy, we need to spot our own warning signs. When I discovered my own power to shift my energy, I became truly grateful to see those flags, because seeing them helps me to move out of the energy so much faster and then spot them in others, so that I’m not manipulated by fear agendas. That’s one of the ways I stay aligned with love, abundance, and peace.

Today, I commit to being open to see RED flags. One of the clearest red flags I learned to spot was in “ALL” thinking. When someone categorizes groups in “ALL” categories, like white, black, immigrants, Christians, Catholics, Jews, Muslims, men, women, LBGQT+, Republicans, Democrats… When people are speaking against a group and using categories of “ALL”, such as all Republicans or all Democrats are evil. HELLO, GIANT RED FLAG. When people make comments like, “All immigrants are criminals”, “All Muslims are terrorists”, “All men are sexist”, “All white men are racist”, “All media is evil”… RED FLAGS!!! When people look at others like this, their blinders are up and they have dehumanized the people they are judging. They are also being swayed by the energy of fear, lack, and separation, which is an important red flag to spot. When we do it, it’s a red flag that we don’t have clear eyes. People want us thinking in “ALL” categories have an agenda tied to fear, lack, and separation. When we spot it, we can DIG DEEPER. My mission is ALWAYS to find the humanity in the people someone else wants me to judge negatively.

If we want to align with love, abundance, and peace, we have to be willing to spot red flags that come from people and groups influenced by the energy of fear, lack, and separation—that includes US. I know the second I’m not willing to look at my own red flags, I will not be able to spot them around me, because my vision will be skewed and I can be easily manipulated by fear agendas. We can’t ignore it when people show us who they are. We can’t ignore it when we ourselves are lost in the energy of fear, lack, and separation. We will attract whatever energy we are aligned with.

When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.

Maya Angelou

With Love, Abundance, and Peace,

©Rachael Wolff 2020

Author of Letters from a Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World

Catch me on on 12/2/20 at 4PM EDT OMTimes Radio being interviewed by Melisa Caprio on her show Postcards to the Universe: Creating the Life You Crave.

Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #121

I’m grateful for art. I remember the first time I went to the Salvador Dali Museum. I was mesmerized by the detail and vision of his non-traditional eye. My grandfather loved painting, I remember staring into the eyes of all the people he painted. He had a way of capturing the depth of the soul. I could never figure out how he did it. I also remember exactly where I was sitting on a friend’s couch when I picked up a book of Ansel Adam photography. I often wonder if it was his work that first got me to feel the AWE in nature. The way he could capture a landscape inspired me to want to see them for myself.

I spent a couple years volunteering and then teaching a pre-school class. Watching young souls explore color, texture, and shapes was such a gift to see. Watercolors were my favorite. There are so many different forms of art and each one has it’s own gifts. There is a freedom that comes with exploring different art forms. Appreciating art opens me up in ways that make living better, because when art touches the soul, it awakens my spirit to shine. Appreciating art also takes me out of any chaos I may be letting consume my mind. I’m so grateful I have art to create, appreciate, and enjoy.

Today, I commit to appreciating art. This is the time of year I love creating and exploring art. When I’m looking at gifts for the holidays, I’m in full appreciation mode. I’m committed to enjoying the process of appreciating art in all it’s forms from words to pictures and everything in-between. I feel a surge of joy just thinking about it. My fingers are itching to look up pieces that will make my heart sing. Instantly thoughts of sculptures, landscapes, and colors start filling my mind. I don’t know about anyone else, but I know my mind can use a break from the daily routine and all the outside noise. Art is a way I can find joy no matter what is happening around me. It’s a way I can instantly connect with the energy of love, abundance, and peace. It also is a way I can see where I’m connecting with inner pain. It can give me space to allow my tears to flow and release something that was stuck within. I love when art moves me to tears. That’s when I know I’m fully present and open to be truly moved.

With Love, Abundance, and Peace,

©Rachael Wolff 2020

Author of Letters from a Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World

Catch me on on 12/2/20 at 4PM EDT OMTimes Radio being interviewed by Melisa Caprio on her show Postcards to the Universe: Creating the Life You Crave.

Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #120

I’m grateful for comedy. Laughter IS the best medicine. If I want to stay aligned with love, abundance, and peace…laughter is an essential ingredient. One of my favorite things to watch is stand-up comedy. I not only love to laugh, but I love to hear laughter too. It’s an instant joy rush. Whether it’s live or on TV, I appreciate anything that can make me laugh out loud.

I remember a time in my life when I would go weeks without laughter. Everything felt so heavy and I felt like I was sinking into a dark abyss. It’s painful! My body physically hurts when I’m not getting enough laughter. Finding things that make me laugh is a part of my self-care. I love that laughter is at our fingertips now with technology. We just simply have to type funny videos on YouTube and we will have tons of laugh medicine. I’m definitely grateful for that!

Today, I commit to watching and/or listening to comedy. Have you made yourself a comedy playlist? When I’m having a hard time, I like knowing how to get myself out of it. A comedy playlist on Spotify, YouTube, Netflix, or Amazon is a helpful tool to keep energy flow where we want it. This journey is meant to be enjoyed. Today, I’m going to laugh as much and as loud as I can.

With Love, Abundance, and Peace,

©Rachael Wolff 2020

Author of Letters from a Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World

Daily Aligning with Love, abundance, and Peace #119

I’m grateful for vision boards. There are all kinds of names for these. The name isn’t as important as how what we are doing with it and how it resonates inside us. I have some sort of vision board on every wall of my room. They each represent something a little different, but each one is there to help give me a visual focus to make sure I’m aligning myself with the energy I want to project, dreams, goals, and images that bring me to a place of peace. If you’ve been following my blog, read my book, or been to one of my seminars, you might imagine that there is a lot of nature on my walls, and you would be right. As I look around, I see how my whole space has become one giant vision board. Each piece hanging in my space serves purpose and meaning. I’ve been writing a lot about vision boards lately because I’ve really been noticing how much they have helped me throughout the years. It all started when I made my first God Can.

When I was a teenager and angry at God, people would tell me to put my troubles in a God Box. I did, and then I was raped from someone in a community that I trusted as safe. It was one of my few safe spaces at the time, and I learned a very hard lesson. It wasn’t until I was in my 30’s and was re-building my relationship with new perspectives of God that I came up with the God Can, because what I can’t do, God can. I cut out words, images, an phrases that represented how I want to live inside (on the inner can), and what I wanted to create outside of me (on the outside of the can). Instead of putting things in the can that I felt held me back, I put things in there that would contribute towards me living the life represented in and on the can.

I’m so grateful for all the creative ways to do these too! Our vision boards, however we interpret them, help us to guide the stories that are playing in our own heads. They remind us what is important to us and can help us to keep our eyes on the best that is inside of us while dreaming about what that version of us is capable of creating. I ABSOLUTELY love vision boards and the impact they have had on my life!

Today, I commit to working on a new vision board. I’ve created many vision boards, boxes, jars, decorations, and other creative pieces for myself and others. They are my favorite gifts to give, because people get a glimpse of how I see the person I’m giving it to. Right now, I’ve been getting a lot of aha-moments about career aspirations. I just recently had an eye-opener that I wasn’t fully aligned with how I was going about my career. For me, that makes it a perfect time to make a vision board to represent things like:

  • How do I want to serve?
  • How do I bring the energy of love, abundance, and peace to companies and people that I serve?
  • How many people do I want to help?
  • Is there a community of people I feel inspired to serve?
  • What are my best attributes?
  • How do I work smart?
  • What am I passionate about?
  • How do I see my financial success?
  • How can I help others more with my financial success?
  • What kind of company/institution do I want to work for and/or have a contract with?
  • What benefits are important to my family and I?

I see vision boards, no matter what they look like as being the puzzle pieces that are important to place in order to complete our puzzles to make the best lives for ourselves.

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With Love, Abundance, and Peace,

©Rachael Wolff 2020

Author of Letters from a Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World

Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #118

I’m grateful for family. Family has taught me so much. I haven’t had the easiest family life, but I’ve grown so much from each experience I had. Without the family I have, I wouldn’t be me exactly as I am now. The person I am has so much love and compassion to share with the world. It’s not just because of the love, it’s because of the trauma too. I learned how to be strong, resilient, and brave. I got to see the importance of healthy boundaries. I learned about both toxic and loving relationships. I learned to break patterns of abuse, addiction, and self-sabotage. I also learned the power of love, respect, and trust. I’m grateful for my family.

I’m also grateful for the family I’ve made by bonds of love. I’m blessed to have a handful of friendships that have lasted between 3 and 4 decades. These relationships have stood the test of time, hormones, drama, chaos, and REALLY growing up together. Then I have ones that are bonds of spirit. These are the ones that when I met them, I already knew them. I’m overwhelmed with love in my heart for the amazing family God has brought into my life.

Today, I commit to appreciating family by blood and by choice. I know holidays can be tough on families. Today, I will remember to align with the energy of love, abundance, and peace. If a family member comes at me with the energy of fear, lack, and separation, I will remind myself they are coming at me from that place because they are in that place. It doesn’t mean that I have to be there. I can think, believe, act, and react from the energy of love, abundance, and peace no matter what comes at me. That’s MY CHOICE!

We don’t ever have to fight to be right, we can share our perspectives and allow others to have theirs. We can pray that God protects us with the energy of love, abundance, and peace to help us stay aligned. If we feel resistance from certain people, trust the space! Imagine two magnets, if the energy is aligned the magnets will connect If energy doesn’t align, the magnets resist each other. If I feel a resistance, I don’t force it to be what it’s not. I see the resistance as God’s protective circle around me.

Just remember, we can’t change anyone but ourselves, and we don’t know what is best for someone else’s journey, because it’s not ours. I choose to appreciate the lessons and the blessings that my family offers whether they are blood or by choice. As long as I stay aligned with love, abundance, and peace, I know I will get the most out of our time together.

With Love, Abundance, and Peace,

©Rachael Wolff 2020

Author of Letters from a Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World