A Mom’s Tale: Reflections from the Heart

This past Saturday was my daughter’s first high school Homecoming dance. I don’t know if it is because of our recent experience of running from the gun, recognizing how fast time flies, and/or feeling for people like the Guttenbergs and Gabby Petito’s family (and so many families like them) who never get to see their little girls again, but I’ve been feeling super sentimental through this entire experience.

If you know my writings, you know that my journey is about figuring out how to live life from a loving place. It is at the heart of everything I do. Yet as a mom, I’m not above the struggle of the re-surfacing of old wounds and projecting those on my kids. My kids are my drive for living life from a loving place, and they are the ones who help me see the importance of staying on this path. I’m so incredibly grateful to be a mom and to have the opportunity keep doing better for them and myself as I grow right along side of them on this journey. As I’ve written and spoken about ample times, the moment I found the definition of love and truly saw it as the definition was the beginning of a series of life-altering changes in thought, belief, and behavior patterns that keep on offering me the most amazing gifts and blessings.

The definition (in different versions) is posted multiple places in my room as a reminder (that I’m don’t always remember to follow) to project love. Following this definition has changed all my relationships for the better and has given me the strength and courage to remove myself from relationships that didn’t have this definition at the core. Having this reminder helps me be accountable and responsible for my thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors whether I’m operating from a place of love or a place of fear. These two versions of Corinthians 13.4-13.7 are just different enough to make sure I don’t rationalize my thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors to confuse love with fear. Even if I can’t see it in the moment, I have the opportunity to hold myself accountable when I CAN come back in a loving way:

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”

1 Corinthians 13.4-13.7, NIV Study Bible (1985)

“Love is patient, love is kind; Love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; It is not irritable or resentful; It does not rejoice in Wrongdoing, But rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, Hopes all things, endures all things.”

First Corinthians 13.4-13.7, Harper Collins Study Bible (2006)

I just can’t help but be grateful for my kids, because without them, I would have never known that love could be more than what I had allowed myself to experience up until that point.

At this moment, I feel nothing but love in my heart and it is the most wonderful feeling—pure AWE. My hope is that I will be able to carry this feeling with me as I know I will need it in my next moment where I will have to choose to respond to my kids from love or react out of fear.

With Love and Gratitude,

Rachael Wolff, Author of Letters from a Better Me

About this post:

This piece started as a Facebook post on my personal page. I didn’t see what I wrote coming, but as I wrote I felt this need to keep sharing. There is a lot going on in the world right now and sometimes, I need the reminder project love in my daily life. I thought maybe others might too. For anyone who needs it, I hope this helps. Thank you for reading. If you want to see more FromALovingPlace.com, you can explore the page and/or subscribe with your email here:

In Case You Missed It: Here’s What’s been Going on

In case you missed what’s been going on, here’s what I’ve been doing…

Guest Facilitator on the Heart Wisdom Panel—Fabulous Females (Sept. 1, 2021)

365-Day Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace

On FromALovingPlace.com, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn I’ve spent the last 365 days focusing my energy on daily aligning with love, abundance, and peace. It has been an amazing journey, and the shifts in my life have been incredibly rewarding along the way. If you would like to see where the journey takes you, you can search “Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace” on home page—Click here for category search. You can also find them all on Twitter, Facebook.com/LettersfromabetterMe, or LinkedIn.


This is my on-going project of contributing to Love on social media. The Facebook page now has over 9.6K followers and growing daily. I love being a part of spreading love on social media.

YouTube Channel

I have some videos available here (click to go to channel) and will keep posting when I feel inspired. You can also search “Letters from a Better Me” on YouTube. Here is one of the videos I created:

Beyond Talking Points Interview (July 12, 2021)

Polly Campbell, Simply Said Podcast Interview Episode 113 (May 18, 2021)

Nita Sweeney Author Interview (April 2021)


Heart Wisdom for Challenging Times (March 2021)

Postcards from the Universe with Melisa Caprio (Dec 2020)

Here are a couple of listening options:

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With Love and Gratitude,

Rachael Wolff

Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #365

I’m grateful for the people who are traveling on this journey with me. Wow, 365 days of writing, creating, focusing, and expressing my energy on aligning with love, abundance, and peace. Thank you to all the people who have joined me on this journey for a moment or for the whole ride. I’ve loved hearing from readers throughout this journey. I feel honored to have traveled this journey with you. If you have invested ANY time here, this is your journey too. The journey of aligning with love, abundance, and peace on a daily basis is one I’m happy to share with my fellow travelers. Now that it is complete, feel free to explore whatever day pulls you in and in any order you choose. Now it’s your journey to do with what you please.

The messages, comments, texts, and phone calls have inspired me in so many ways. I love all the excitement I’m hearing over living in the energy of love, abundance, and peace. I FEEL your energy permeating through me. With our lights together, we brighten the world. Though this particular journey is ending, I will be continuing to do what I do on all my social media platforms. I hope you will continue to join me on your preferred platform (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and here). Don’t forget to follow me via email so that you can stay up to date with what’s next:

Today, I commit to expressing gratitude to the people who are on this journey with me. I’m not only expressing gratitude for the people who have been on this journey of aligning daily with love, abundance, and peace, I want to show my gratitude for all the people who supported me on this journey whether they read what I wrote or not. I’m grateful for having people who show up to support me in so many different ways. I know the journeys I take can feel “out there” to some, but that’s because these are not meant to be their journeys—at least not right now. If it resonates, it is. I’m grateful I have people who honor and respect me for whatever journey I choose to go on. Having people who I know accept me for who I am is a true blessing. This past year has brought me some of the most amazing relationships, because the healthier I get, the healthier my relationships are.

A special thank you to the never-ending support of my family, friends, and partner in love along with all my amazing and thoughtful followers of FromALovingPlace.com. I also want to thank anybody who chooses love, abundance, and peace over fear, lack, and separation as much as possible, I appreciate your contribution to the light in the world. I’m even grateful for the people who show me what aligning with fear, lack, and separation makes possible, because it’s a great reminder for me of the importance of staying on the path of love, abundance, and peace.

With SO MUCH Love, Abundance, and Peace,

©Rachael Wolff 2021, Author of Letters from a Better Me

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Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #364

I’m grateful for this journey. I find myself saying this a lot no matter what journey I’m talking about. I have referred to creative, intellectual, financial, social, occupational, physical, spiritual, emotional, environmental, and parental journeys. Each journey offers so many gifts and learning experiences. My 365-day journey of daily aligning with love, abundance, and peace is coming to a close and once again, I’m grateful for this journey. I’ve been amazed at where this journey has taken me day to day. I love how much more aware I’ve become of when I’m aligning with the energy of love, abundance, and peace or fear, lack, and separation. I’m able to stop mid-thought and take a new direction. It really is AMAZING! I no longer have to get stuck in any thought cycle because I have tools to get out of any unwanted spin. It doesn’t mean I won’t forget to use my tools from time to time, I definitely do. The blessing is that I don’t stay in the spin as long.

My inner world is so much healthier since I started making the daily effort to align with love, abundance, and peace. I’m so grateful for this amazing journey.

Today, I commit to enjoying the journey. What better can anyone do for themselves than to enjoy the journey? Enjoying the journey is CHOOSING to align with the energy of love, abundance, and peace over fear, lack, and separation as often as possible. It’s not about denying where I am at any particular moment, but it is about embracing it all. I grow from my pains and my pleasures. Each one becomes a blessing in it’s own way, because each experience brings opportunities to grow.

Enjoying the journey is about being present to experience as much as possible. I can only ever do the best I can in the moment. Some moments the best I can do is sit and zone out. Other times, the best I can do is help a person process a difficult situation. Then there are the times when I get to experience the AWE. Whatever the moment brings me, that’s my reality in the moment to do what feels right. Why not embrace it all? What does denying any part of what is do for me? NOTHING! I love growing and expanding on my journey, so I will continue this journey of living from a loving place one moment at a time.

Moments like the one below are an amazing reminder to stay present. If I didn’t to walk up to see this, I would have missed it. From the parking lot, all I could see was a pathway, a large area of grass and a view of the ocean. I had to walk up to the edge in order to see this amazing view. Then from there, I spotted a wonderful path. I walked all the way down passed that lighthouse and loved every second of it. I didn’t let anything else happening in the outside world get to me, I just enjoyed the journey.

I’m given opportunities to experience things with every passing day. It’s my choice what I want to do with the time I’m given. It’s my choice how I want to process the experiences that I’m meant to experience. If I experienced something, I was meant to experience it, because that is what happened. All I have to do is figure out how I want to process what happened to best serve my journey.

  • How do I want to look at it?
  • How does it serve me to look at things the way I’m choosing to in this moment?
  • How does how I’m choosing to look at things make my life better?
  • How do I process the pain in my life from a loving place?

These are just some of the questions I ask myself to help me embrace and enjoy my journey. If you’ve been on this journey with me at any point over these last 364 days, I hope that you are noticing what just subtle changes in perspective make possible in your life. Of all the the journeys I’ve taken, understanding the power of perspective is the one that has changed my life in the most INCREDIBLE ways. The better I get at seeing that I’m choosing a perspective that is causing me suffering, the faster I’m able to turn it around find my way out of the fear, lack, and separation and move into the love, abundance, and peace.

With Love, Abundance, and Peace,

©Rachael Wolff 2021, Author of Letters from a Better Me

Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #363

I’m grateful for my inner garden. I’ve spent a long time weeding, nurturing the soil, planting seeds, and taking care of those seeds as they grow into a beautiful landscape for my life. My garden is a reflection of how my thoughts, beliefs, actions, responses, reactions, and inactions play into the reality I create daily in my inner world. When I’m not taking care of myself, the weeds start taking over, and I start unconsciously planting seeds people are giving me that I don’t want in my garden. When I’m taking care of myself, I know exactly what seeds I’ve planted, where they are growing, and I figure out what I need to do to help them become healthy trees, flowers, and plants. There is a picture on my wall that I look to when I need the reminder to take care of my garden. It’s that reminder to ask myself what do I need to do to nurture a healthy inner life NOW.

On day 363 of my 365 day journey of daily aligning with love, abundance, and peace, I’m feeling so blessed at how beautiful my garden has become over the last year. I knew this would be a transformative process, but what I didn’t know was how much I still needed to weed out. Some seeds weren’t weeds, they just didn’t fit in my garden. That doesn’t mean they won’t those won’t thrive in someone else’s garden, they are just not meant for mine now. I love what this journey has opened my eyes to. I’ve found so many new ways to nurture my garden.

I’ve also discovered how to love and appreciate other people’s gardens without feeling like I need to make mine the way their gardens are. I can see beauty in what makes our gardens different and appreciate different ways of looking at things. I don’t have to hate or be in fear of what is different. I just simply have to trust that if I’m aligned with the energy of love, abundance, and peace, I will attract it back to me. If I’m aligned with the energy of fear, lack, and separation, I will attract it back to me. My garden is a reflection of what I’ve projected and attracted out and back into my life. I don’t have to fester or beat myself up over the weeds, I just have to take the steps to pull them out and nurture the soil to make sure that they don’t grow back. Self-abuse only fuels toxic soil and growth.

I love my garden. I love that I know to check for weeds regularly to manage the health of my garden. Life is amazing when I allow myself to align with the energy I actually want to be creating from, but it takes daily maintenance, and if I want the results, I have to be willing to invest my time into the the nurturing and maintaining of the garden I create.

Today, I commit to nurturing my inner garden. How I treat my inner world will reflect back to me in my outer world. There is no faking this. I can’t cut corners and pretend I’m nurturing my garden when I’m not. The proof is in the health of my garden. Aligning with the energy of love, abundance, and peace gives me all the nourishing tools I need to allow my garden to flourish. Aligning with the energy of fear, lack, and separation allows weeds to grow and over time the soil can get poisoned. If I let it go for too long without nurturing it with the right amount of love, abundance, and peace, the flowers, trees, and plants I love may die. It’s my job to keep that from happening.

  • Do I like the way my inner garden looks?
  • How do I want to live my life? From a loving place
  • Are my thought, beliefs, and actions aligning with how I want to live?
  • What do I need to do to nurture the way I want to live right now?
  • Are there any weeds growing that I need to pull out?
  • Is there any plant life that isn’t working in my garden?
  • Am I investing enough time in my garden to create the garden of my dreams?

With Love, Abundance, and Peace,

©Rachael Wolff 2021, Author of Letters from a Better Me

Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #362

I’m grateful for the inner wisdom that shows up when I need it. THANK YOU, UNIVERSE! I love leading a guided life. When I allow myself to tap into my inner wisdom, I have complete faith in how things are unfolding in my life. Sometimes, I feel like I get the wisdom in the nick of time, LOL. The thing is, when I’m open to hear it, the wisdom is there. I just have let go of fear.

I believe that the inner wisdom comes when I’m one with the Divine. I slow myself down enough to be in the space of I AM, which is the oneness with all that is and isn’t. When I’m nurturing this inner wisdom, I feel peace in it. I don’t feel like I’m in any kind of chaotic decision making. It truly is a beautiful feeling. I remember feeling that when I knew I was meant to write this 365-day series and not spread my energy in a bunch of different places like I had originally planned. Something inside of me told me to give my whole heart to this. It’s funny because there have been some moments of fear where I thought I was supposed to be putting my attention somewhere else, but I felt this guiding hand kept bringing me back. I could FEEL inside that I was doing EXACTLY what I was supposed to be doing. Everything would work out exactly how it’s supposed to in perfect timing.

I have so much proof in my life experiences that following this inner wisdom leads me down amazing paths. I even had an experience recently in the airport after my original flight was canceled. Before going to the airport, I felt something inside of me telling me to pack a few of my books. I knew I would be giving one to someone I would meet at the airport. I asked God for a clear sign of who I was supposed to give my book to. My connecting flight was delayed. I was sitting across from two flight attendants (one male and one female), I joined into their conversation. We were having a wonderful conversation and at one point the male flight attendant went off. I felt that inner wisdom kick in and I knew the book was for her. She was so grateful. She wasn’t even supposed to be on the flight that night. I went on to have a wonderful conversation with both flight attendants once the male flight attendant came back. A message kept playing inside my mind throughout the entire experience, everything is happening exactly the way it’s supposed to.

I have so many incredible stories of being led by these inner messages. Just like messages in my head can create chaos, when I’m tapping into my inner wisdom, the messages create inner peace. It’s funny because I know I’m in it when I feel this need to exhale, and it feels like the most peaceful breath that I can possibly take.

Today, I commit to tapping into my inner wisdom. The more I’ve aligned myself with the energy of love, abundance, and peace on a regular basis, the easier it has been for me to tap in. Every day that I write, I’m tapping in. I don’t write because I know this is what others need to hear, I know it’s what I need to hear. I also know that I’m not alone. Whoever reads what I write and feels that tap into their own inner wisdom is who my writing is meant for.

As much as I get from writing these pieces, I’m feeling the need to tap a little deeper. There are some things swirling inside me that I’m seeking clarity on. I know the answer is within, I just have to release my future thinking and allow the wisdom of what is to reveal itself. One way I know to open myself up is through doing a writing meditation. I always start with a question I’m seeking clarity on. Then, I just listen to meditation music and allow my fingers to feel guided over the keys. I’ve written about this in different ways over the series because I use this technique quite often. It ALWAYS brings me a sense of peace after doing it and my inner wisdom always shows up.

With Love, Abundance, and Peace,

©Rachael Wolff 2021, Author of Letters from a Better Me (click to learn more)

Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #361

I’m grateful to be able to celebrate other people’s lives and accomplishments. I get so many opportunities to be in a state of joy by celebrating others. I’m grateful that the people who have graced my life. I’m grateful when people share their joys, successes, and loves with me. I don’t care if I’m looking at a plate of food someone loves, family photos, celebrations, achievements, or majestic nature scenes, I feel honored to get to share in other people’s lives.

If I get to a place where I’m not enjoying celebrating others, I know that is about me, not them. That is an opportunity for me to look at where I’m feeding the energy of fear, lack, and separation. I’m grateful for those moments too. They reveal an opportunity to grow and see where my thoughts, beliefs, actions, and inactions aren’t lining up with the life I actually want to be living. I know I’m in line again when I feel authentic joy celebrating someone else.

Today, I commit to celebrating other people’s lives and accomplishments. Tears are already beginning to well-up in my eyes as I think about how many people’s lives and accomplishments have touched my life. From the birthdays of loved ones to the successes of my fellow authors, along with every joyful exchange in-between, thank you for sharing.

As we all know, misery LOVES company. This is why when I’m in an internal struggle, I want to pick up on the struggles of others or criticize their joys. If I’m not in internal chaos, I have no need to take others down. When I’m in a healthy mindset, I can sit and celebrate others in away that brings me to a state of AWE. Sometimes celebrating others is what I need to show me where I am. How I’m celebrating or criticizing others is my mirror to what is going on inside of me. That’s why it brings me great joy when the simple thought of thinking of other people’s lives and accomplishments is so overwhelming to my system (in the best of ways). I love knowing that I’m contributing to the energy of love and joy in the world by celebrating someone else.

If I find myself feeling pulled down by what is going on in the world around me, I often go to celebrating others to lift me back up. I LOVE where my mind goes when I start focusing in on how awesome it is to be invited to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of others. I even love seeing people’s plates of food, whether they are celebrating making it themselves or are excited about getting it at a restaurant. If I’m living in the energy of love, abundance, and peace, than other people living in that energy will expand that within me. It doesn’t matter if the other person or I are in that joy for a brief moment or an extended period of time, when I celebrate with them, I’m a part of the collective energy of love, abundance, and peace in that moment—and it FEELS AMAZING!!

To all the people who have honored me with a space in your lives, thank you!

This piece is dedicated to my sister, Rebecca. Happy Birthday!!! Thank you for being the beacon of strength, courage, love, compassion, empathy, and quirkiness that you are. I love you with all my heart.

With Love, Abundance, and Peace,

©Rachael Wolff 2021, Author of Letters from a Better Me

Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #360

I’m grateful for my light and my darkness. It’s easy to love the light, but to love my darkness took a lot of time. For a long time, I would try to deny my darkness. I would shove it down with toxic positivity. Unless someone was sensitive to energy, they wouldn’t know something was off. Some just might get an uneasy feeling that something didn’t add up. What I realized over time is that denying my darkness was LOADED with feelings of shame. Those feelings of shame kept me prisoner in ways that took me decades to figure out. I had NO IDEA that it was out of SHAME that I would serve people and try to gain my self-worth. This had BRUTAL consequences for me. I see my darkness now as a clear sign that I’m holding onto something that isn’t serving me. I love my darkness for that. I love that when I pay attention to the thoughts, stories, and messages that align themselves with the energy of fear, lack, and separation, I get a huge opportunity to heal and grow. I’ve learned to embrace my darkness with my light without denying, suppressing, or avoiding looking at where the darkness wants to take me within myself.

I began paying close attention to how much and how easy it is for people to lose their humanity unconsciously. Paying attention to it out in the world opened me up to see it in myself. I was shocked at the judgments that I was making unconsciously as I looked onto my fellow humans. Then, I began to realize how much shows, movies, social media, news, advertising, groups, religions, organizations, politics, communities, and more supported me feeling separate from my fellow human. No wonder it was so easy to unconsciously slip into my own darkness and stay in it for extended periods of time. While I was in this energy, I felt drained ALL THE TIME! I remember if I would get out of the energy even just for one night out with a friend how different I would feel. It really was amazing how easy it was to move in and out of the energy unconsciously.

What if I chose to consciously look at my light (alignment with love, abundance, and peace) and darkness (alignment with fear, lack, and separation) without judgment? That’s when my darkness became a gift to me. My darkness now brings me to a level of awareness that I wasn’t able to achieve when I was just trying to ignore, suppress, or push it away. Now, I allow myself the space to sit in my darkness and let it show me what it needs in order absorb into the light. Usually what it needs is a level of healing and compassion from myself. When my darkness feels separate from my light, I project chaos. When my darkness feels embraced by my light, I feel peace. I’m made with both darkness and light inside of me, one can benefit the other as long as I’m willing to consciously look at why they are there, what they have to teach me, and how to let them serve each other. Looking at my light and darkness like this helps me not to take things out on the innocent bystanders around me and not contribute to the collective energy of fear, lack, and separation in the world.

Today, I commit to embracing both my light and my darkness. Anytime I’m in the energy of fear, lack, and separation, I’m in my darkness. The question is whether I’m consciously there or unconsciously there. If I can question my thinkings, observe how the energy feels in my body, and be open to what it is there to show me, I’m consciously there. If I’m just judging, shaming, gossiping, blaming, raging, hating, etc., I’m in my darkness unconsciously. Sometimes, I realize after the fact that I was in my darkness and can look at consciously to see where, why, and how my energy slipped into my darkness unknowingly. I don’t beat myself up for doing it, I just use the information to choose better next time. I’ve learned so much about myself from both the conscious and unconscious trips into my own darkness. Seeing and embracing my own darkness helps me find compassion for other people who get stuck and/or lost in theirs.

Now, let me be clear because I know some people may get confused here. I DO NOT support denying someone else’s darkness and putting myself and/or others in harm’s way. I’m responsible and accountable for my own energy, actions, inactions, thoughts, and beliefs. I’m responsible and accountable for following my intuition and spotting red flags. If I’m stuck in my own darkness, I am open to join someone else in theirs because our energies are aligned. For me, aligning with my light and embracing my darkness consciously keeps me out of harm’s way. When I am conscious and claim responsibility for my own darkness, I don’t unconsciously join someone else in theirs.

I don’t stay in a room when my body tells me it’s not safe. I don’t surround myself with toxic energy of others. I trust the people I’m attracting and repelling, because I know I’m either aligned or not aligned with their energy in that moment. If I see I’m being attracted to someone else’s darkness, it’s a sign for me to look at my own. If someone else wants to stay unconscious to their own darkness, that is their painful journey. I know that if and when they are ready to see it, they will. I’m not judging them, I’m just going to keep living in the way that serves my highest good. For me, that means embracing both my light and my darkness and doing it consciously.

With Love, Abundance, and Peace,

©Rachael Wolff, Author of Letters from a Better Me

Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #359

I’m grateful for everything that has led me to be here now. I’ve been living an incredible journey, not just for the last 358 days that I’ve been writing this series, but my whole life. I have survived many interesting twists and turns. I’ve struggled through some very dark times, but I am who I am in this moment because of having been through it all. I can give what I give because of my experiences. I can have empathy and compassion for other humans because of the choices I’ve made to heal any wounds that surface along the way. I’ve gained the wisdom to embrace my light and my dark and love all of me. I know longer feel the need to deny any part of my experience as not serving my highest good. I’m taking no experience in my life for granted. I’m grateful for everything that got me here and allows me to live this life of mine—one precious moment at a time. I’ve stopped feeding the “Why me” story and I’m investing in the “for me” story instead. It’s MY CHOICE and that is so FREEING!

Today, I commit to appreciating the experiences that brought me to this moment. I’m sitting here writing these words and thinking about how over the last 358 days I’ve been able to come up with topics, ideas, tools, memories, and enlightening experiences to help me align daily with the energy of love, abundance, and peace. Many of my experiences were NOT pretty and/or easy, but they are all mine and they served me in so many beautiful ways. I love that my experiences have helped me to understand people on a deeper level and fed my passion to learn more. I’m a better human and mom, because I’ve healed from my past traumas and can openly share my experiences without it causing more emotional wounds to open up and splatter on innocent bystanders. I know how dangerous it is to project open wounds out. Being grateful for the experiences and making them work for me is A LOT less painful of a road.

Today is about being in gratitude for where my road has taken me.

  • I look at the way my mind is processing what comes in and I’m so incredibly grateful that I can now clearly spot when I’m telling myself a painful story.
  • I can quickly go to tapping into what I’m actually feeling without the story and allow the feelings to work through me to open me up to better possibilities.
  • I’m practicing sharing my feelings without blame, but in the acknowledgment that if I don’t, I’m doing myself and any relationship I’m in a disservice.
  • I’ve discovered that I don’t have to attach to anyone’s story that is trying to get me to align with the energy of fear, lack, and separation.
  • I can speak clearly and affectively about what feels right and what doesn’t for my life.
  • I can stand up for myself when I feel my boundaries have been pushed.
  • I can change thoughts and beliefs that are no longer serving me.
  • I have tools to support my wellness.
  • I use self-care regimens that work!
  • I know how to have a healthy intimate relationship with a man.
  • I know how to help others without ignoring my own self-care.
  • I trust that whoever shows up and whoever doesn’t is exactly how it is supposed to be in this moment.
  • I trust that if I’m the one available, I’m the one who is supposed to be there for someone else.
  • I am fully responsible and accountable for the energy I put out into the world.
  • I have healthy and productive self-talk (this was a HUGE one for me)
  • I can question my own thinking and come up with solutions that are aligned with the energy of love, abundance, and peace.

I feel like I can keep going, but the point is without EVERYTHING that happened to me, I would have done specific things differently. I love that I’ve read every book and gone to every seminar, class, and workshop that I have. I’m so happy I met all the people in AL-ANON that I did and was able to work through the 12-steps, which got me comfortable going inside for answers. I’m grateful I got to try so many different kinds of mental, emotional, and physical therapies to help me get out of my own way. I’m grateful I was able to go back to school to gain even more understanding of why humans do what they do. Everything on my path led me to this moment. In this moment, I feel fully aligned with the energy of love, abundance, and peace. I feel amazing!

With Love, Abundance, and Peace,

©Rachael Wolff 2021, Author of Letters from a Better Me

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Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #358

I’m grateful that things change when I change. I’ve come to realize that blaming, shaming, rationalizing, and justifying, whether it’s to myself or others, only keeps me in the energy of fear, lack, and separation. Things change when I change, for better or for worse. Taking full responsibility and accountability for the energy I’m projecting out to the world is an ever enlightening experience. Layers and layers of weight have been taken off my back by simply making different choices that change my reality.

I used to give my power to change away to the point where I felt empty inside. I couldn’t see beyond the painful stories I kept playing like a broken record. I remember thinking time and time again, “Why should I have to be the one to change?” The answer, because I’m the only person I’m responsible and accountable for changing. If I’m living a reality that I don’t want, I have to change my thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors that keep me aligned with the energy attracting the chaos back to me. This was not an easy truth for me to face. At times, it still isn’t, but in the end I’m grateful I know if I want things to change, I have to change.

Wholeheartedly embracing this has helped me establish and maintain the healthiest boundaries, self-care regimens, and relationships I’ve ever had. If you’ve been reading along with me on this journey, you’ve seen many of my layers of discovery along the way. Life keeps bringing me what I need to change and grow in wonderful ways. It also shows me where I’m holding onto old thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors that are no longer serving me. If my energy is aligned with fear, lack, and separation, I’m not serving myself, humanity, or this planet. If my energy is aligned with love, abundance, and peace, my thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors are serving the highest good for myself, humanity, and this planet. I’m the only one who is responsible and accountable for changing things in my life. Don’t think I’m saying this and not needing the reminder myself, I write it because the more I write, think, and believe this way, the easier it is for me to remember it when a challenging situation comes up where I have to use the wisdom to make necessary changes.

Today, I commit to flowing with change. Being scared of change doesn’t serve me. When I flow with change, I am open to doing things differently to get different results. Just writing this piece got my creativity sparked on how to improve different areas of my life. Every time this happens, I think of other areas I’ve improved and how I went about making changes. I know that I have to change thoughts, beliefs, habits, words, actions, and responses in order to create the shift within myself, so I have to consciously think about how I do want to see things in order to determine what’s NOT aligning with that vision. Healthy change is good for my well-being, so why not allow it to flow? Here’s what I’m going to do today to go with the flow of change for my highest good:

  • Find audiobooks that align with my vision for whatever area of wellness (i.e.creative, emotional, physical, spiritual, intellectual, environmental, social, financial, and occupational) I’m looking to practice healthier patterns in.
  • Pick one area of wellness to do more intensive work in at a time, though it will benefit multiple areas of wellness. Trying to do it all at once has never worked well for me. Today, my focus is on my financial well-being.
  • Make a healthy simple change in each of the 9 areas of wellness (It can be as simple as consciously changing a thought about something, deep breathing, putting a dollar in a jar, etc.)
  • Stay aware of the messages playing in my head and how those messages are serving me.

The point of this is to help me stay open to the flow of change and welcome in new ideas that will serve my life in healthier ways. My unhealthy thinking in any area of my wellness keeps me from serving myself and others to the best of my ability. I’m choosing to consciously guide changes in my life to flow in the direction of love, abundance, and peace and I LOVE THE DIFFERENCE IT’S MAKING IN MY LIFE!

With Love, Abundance, and Peace,

©Rachael Wolff 2021, Author of Letters from a Better Me