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

Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #357

I’m grateful for my divergent ways of processing my experiences. When I was growing up, I thought that I was stupid because of the way I processed information. I could see possibilities everywhere. There was very rarely just one right answer. This made standardized testing very challenging for me. I’m so grateful that what was once treated like a deficiency is now one of my greatest assets. When it comes to questioning my own thoughts, it’s given me ample possibilities to choose from. I can look at which options cause me pain and which ones don’t. As a multiple trauma victim, I’ve been given plenty of excuses, justifications, rationalizations, and medical diagnoses that could have kept me a victim for a lifetime. My divergent way of processing took me down a different path, which has led me to re-wiring my brain in so many amazing ways. The most awesome part is that new brain research, modalities, and techniques for trauma therapy support the ancient wisdom.

What I’ve discovered is that I can talk myself into or out of anything convincingly. I can be my own best friend or my own worst enemy based on what thoughts I’m letting circulate over and over and the emotions that go along with them. The blessing of processing experiences divergently is that I don’t get tied to any one way of looking at a circumstance. I’ve found this to be a tremendous gift. The part that can sometimes get a little tricky is making decisions. I pray a lot in the decision making processes. Some answers will come with giant BLINKING signs that guide me down a specific path. Others, I trust that the right solution will come when I need it. If I don’t need the answer, it won’t present itself. That’s usually my sign to take my time and have faith that more information is coming to help me make a decision.

Now, if a situation calls for a convergent decision maker, I trust that one will show up to assist, and they do or I will get one of those clear BLINKING signs that light up inside me. I used to beat myself up over the way I processed my experiences. I would even beat myself up if I was processing something in a way that would be less painful for me because of what other people who were victimized felt about it. It was like I literally found away to be in pain no matter what! I’m so grateful that I realized that I don’t have to do that. I’m not here to tell people that my way is the only way that is right, it’s not. I read about so many amazing ways people process their experiences. It’s not about what is overall right or wrong. We each get to make choices on how we want to think, believe, be, react, respond, and live. I believe we are each here to play a unique role. I guess that is why I have so much faith that only the people who are meant to read or hear what I write and/or say will. If my messages don’t align in some way with a person’s journey, there will always be a reason for them not to get the seeds I offer.

When I get a seed from someone else, it goes into my divergent thinking processing kit as a possibility. It doesn’t mean I will plant the seed, but it means I can consider it as a possibility to remind me that I have choices. That is a GIANT gift. Anytime, I have another option of thinking to consider, I realize that I don’t have to be trapped in any one way of thinking.

Today, I commit to embracing my divergent ways of processing my experiences. I feel completely blessed that I don’t ever have to be stuck in a way of processing things that causes me longterm inner chaos. I can choose peaceful processing options or fear-based processing options with every story I tell myself. What I realized is that I can complicate thing as much or as little as I choose based on how much I play any repeating thought in my head. I’m the one who hits play, stop, rewind, fast forward, or pause. I have replayed some of the most painful messages in my head for decades. Then ONE day, I commit to playing a different message—ONE DAY! This is where the power of letter writing really started to take hold of the way I HELPED myself get out of any thinking that wasn’t serving me.

Now, here’s the catch—I had to first be willing to see how I was processing things currently and why that way was causing me more harm than good. So, when I first was getting started in this process, I would write a letter and let it ALL come out and it would get REALLY UGLY sometimes, but I needed to see what my darkest corners were experiencing in order to find a healthier way. I remember thinking things like, “You would be doing everyone a favor if you just weren’t here anymore.” I didn’t mean in a place, I meant in this life. I also would kill addicts I cared about a million times in my head by watching them die in some accident and then I would imagine what it would be like to pick up the pieces after. The people are all still living today, but I created complete chaos by future fear-based thinking that kept killing them in my mind over and over, talk about painful!

Putting my expectations on others has always been one of those areas I need to check myself. I don’t do this by denying how I feel. I completely acknowledge how I feel, because when I don’t, it has a way of coming out sideways and creating more pain for myself and others. I just had to watch myself do this the other day, but now because I’ve been practicing this for so long, I could look at my thinking as if I was an outside observing. I said, I’m feeling hurt, confused, unimportant, and dismissed. Then I took a deep breath, and decided to start looking at different ways I could think about the situation. Just considering other ways to process the experience helped lesson the pain I was feeling. I noticed one by one the feelings started going away and I started feeling more and more peace, love, and compassion. I started putting my energy back into abundance by looking at:

  • What do I have in this moment?
  • What makes me feel safe in this moment?
  • What offers me peace in this moment?
  • Where can I find compassion in this moment?
  • How do I show love in this moment?
  • How do I receive love in this moment? SHOW IT to myself!
  • How do I show myself love right here and now?

Just opening myself up to processing my thoughts and emotions helps me to appreciate my divergent ways.

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 #356

I’m grateful for the process. I used to dread the future, but now I love watching how it all unfolds. I’ve learned to follow my inner callings and trust that there is a reason I am where I am at every moment, even when I find myself binge watching a show. There is something I get from watching the relationships playing out in front of me. If I wasn’t meant to watch what I did, I wouldn’t have seen it. Just like if I am meant to read a book, I will. If I’m not meant to read it, I won’t. If something or someone is meant to be a part of my path, I will experience whatever life presents to me—even if at the time I don’t understand why. Living in the process is about being engaged in the journey instead of focused on the destination.

There are so many amazing discoveries and insights that are revealed. What I’ve realized is that we are not powerless on this road. We are making choices all along the way that create the opportunities that are ahead and it all depends on where our energy is aligned to how these opportunities will reveal themselves.

I used to believe the lessons had to cause me great pain in order for me to absorb them, but then I discovered that wasn’t true. It depended on if my energy was aligned with love, abundance, and peace or fear, lack, and separation. When I began paying close attention to the process, I saw how amazing it is to choose differently in a moment and watch how things changed. When I’m aligned with the energy of love, abundance, the process reflects the energy.

Seeing all this didn’t happen overnight and it doesn’t mean that I don’t lose myself from time to time in the energy of fear, lack, and separation. It just happens less and for shorter periods of time when it does. The one thing that used to trip me up is the labels. When I gave myself a label or someone else gave me a label, I would often try to live up to what my or what I thought society defined the label as. When that happened, my process became about how to make others happy out of fear, lack, and separation. I started becoming aware of the process, the the tools to make things better started presenting themselves to me along the way. I’m grateful for seeing both my healthy and unhealthy processes, because only when I understand how the process works, do I know what to do to make them better.

Today, I commit to engaging in the process. All it takes to engage in the process is to consciously watch where I am and what I am doing throughout the day. Awareness is my survival tool. If I watch my process and I don’t like the results I’m getting, I can make different choices and observe the difference in the way I feel, think, and act. I can also observe the differences of how people reflect back to me what I put out. If I want to change what is reflected back to me, I have to change what I’m thinking and doing, my feelings change with whatever energy I’m aligning to either love, abundance, and peace or fear, lack, and separation.

When I find joy in the process, I become a beacon of joy. I lead joy to me. When I find misery in the process, I become a beacon of misery. I lead misery to me. Hmmmm…which will I choose? When I engage and stay aware, I give myself the access to choose differently in a moment. If I’m not engaged, I can easily put energy where I don’t want it to go. I really try to avoid doing that.Throughout the day, I’m going to be the observer of the process step by step, choice by choice.

  • Where are my thoughts, beliefs, and actions taking me in this moment?
  • What am I creating in this moment?
  • How is my energy aligning with what I want reflected back to me?
  • Who is in my life and what are they mirroring back to me right now?
  • Is there anything I want to do differently in the next moment?

Sometimes what we need to see in the process is scary, ugly, informative, beautiful, magical, etc. Just because we experience something that is challenging doesn’t mean that experience isn’t for our highest good. I’ve experienced and seen some very scary things in my life, but what is amazing now is that I’m seeing how they were all a part of the creative process of my journey. I look back in AWE of how some of these pieces are coming together now. I’m finding more and more gifts each step of the way.

If you are reading this post, it’s a part of your process. If you think a friend of yours should read this post and they don’t, it’s because it’s not a part of their process. The experiences we are meant to have on our journeys will happen. That’s part of the reason I don’t feel tied to who reads what I write and who doesn’t. I know whoever is meant to read it will, and whoever isn’t won’t. It’s just that simple. I don’t know what others will have to go through to get to a place where they feel aligned with love, abundance, and peace. Some will CHOOSE to stay in the energy of fear, lack, and separation, but that is their choice, their process to be accountable and responsible for.

The only person’s process I’m accountable and responsible for is my own. It’s my job to create the life that is best for me. My focus is on serving the highest good and my process reveals to me how I can do that step by step.

With Love, Abundance, and Peace,

©Rachael Wolff 2021, Author of Letters from a Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World available in audiobook, ebook, and paperback (click title to learn more)

Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #355

I’m grateful for the opportunity to expand my capacity to love. Moment to moment, I can choose to be in this space. I’m overwhelmed when I think about the fact there is always more room to love, especially after I became conscious of what love was and wasn’t. When I’m fully aligned with the energy of love, abundance, and peace, my capacity to love and be loved has NO limits. The more I recognize the love within myself, the more I open up to love and to be loved by others. My heart feels full just typing these words.

Living from a loving place is a journey I’ve been on since 2016. It’s not always pretty, but it’s all about being the love in the world that I want to see more of. Living from love or fear is a choice I make with every breath—unconscious or conscious.

Today, I commit to taking action to expand my capacity to love. When I love myself wholeheartedly, I have a brighter light to shine out to the world. Being self-critical and not facing the unhealed past can limit my ability to give and receive authentic love. The unhealed parts can taint love with fear. I have to do the work in order to expand my capacity to love, and a part of that is showing myself the love and respect that I deserve.

I make actions choices to show myself love while also making choices to give and receive love to and from others. The beauty of taking action to show myself love means that I don’t put expectations on others to do what I’m not willing to do for myself. Loving myself in action creates natural boundaries, almost like a light force field around me. Having this helps me take those steps to give and receive authentic love in action. It also helps me to stay out of the old stories that creep up, which are aligned with the energy of fear, lack, and separation.

Taking action to expand my capacity to love is not about an expectation to receive something back for what I do. If my actions are fully aligned with love, I will attract love back to me, but that doesn’t mean it will come from where I think it will. I will know if I’m aligned with the energy of love, abundance, and peace by the stories that are playing in my head about myself and others.

When I’m at the height of feeling the energy of love, abundance, and peace inside me (what I recognize as the state of AWE), I send loving energy out to people I love, trees, animals, etc. It’s my way of giving unconditional love to the world. I see it as putting out the energy I want to see more of in the world.

With Love, Abundance, and Peace,

©Rachael Wolff 2021, Author of Letters from a Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World available in audiobook, ebook, and paperback (click title to learn more)

Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #354

I’m grateful for the opportunity to develop new ideas. I get so many ideas on a daily basis. I love sitting in my stillness and letting ideas percolate to see which ones I want to invest my energy in. I write them down and watch the ideas take form. Then, I take action to bring those ideas to life. Developing ideas is a magical process, because when things feel right, everything flows.

I remember the moment my book came into my head. I was walking a labyrinth in Sedona, Arizona. I had struggled with the thought of writing a book about women’s empowerment because what was selling wasn’t in the same energy as what I write. I can only write in my authentic voice, which calls on aligning with the energy of love, abundance, and peace to get out of our own ways and solve problems. As I walked the labyrinth, I watched the ideas start to come together in my mind. Then, like a burst I saw it. I still remember my excitement as I shared my ideas with my agent and she encouraged me to go for it.

I think about how I’ve watched my ideas of butterflies representing transformation, internal gardens representing the mind, and puzzle pieces representing the journey of life growing from material for speaking engagements to enough to fill books. If you’ve been following my blog, you’ve read multiple pieces using symbolism as a back drop to help navigate all life’s twists and turns.

Even writing this blog series, I sit in front of my excel spreadsheet and am amazed at how what started as a lists of topics turned into a series of puzzle pieces that all fit together in a way that makes the whole puzzle make sense, at least to me.

Today, I commit to writing down my developing ideas. Writing down my ideas is like planting the seed. I have to first put them down in the right environment in order for them to grow. Writing down my ideas puts me consciously in the energy of creation, and that’s where I love to be.

I love what happens to my energy as I’m writing down my developing ideas. There’s a beautiful excitement that comes with the process of seeing the possibilities of turning these ideas into reality. I feel AWE just thinking about it. It’s time to get started! I feel some percolating as I type these words.

With Love, Abundance, and Peace,

©Rachael Wolff 2021, Author of Letters from a Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World available in audiobook, ebook, and paperback (click title to learn more)

Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #353

I’m grateful for the opportunity to make a different choice. These words feel so freeing to write. I CAN MAKE A DIFFERENT CHOICE. I tell myself this when my mind starts to spin with thoughts aligned with fear, lack, and separation. I love that I don’t have to beat myself up over the choices I’ve made in my past, I can just choose differently now. The option to make a different choice is ALWAYS right there. I can change my mind, set new boundaries, or take a different road. Life became a whole new adventure when I got out of my own way and made a different choice.

Today, I commit to considering my choices. I used to complicate this process by making myself prisoner of my choices. I held myself hostage by my past decisions and what I feared in the upcoming future. I’m in the process of detaching from outcome and just making the step that I believe is best in the moment. By slowing down to consider my choices, I can see if I’m aligning with energy of love, abundance, and peace or fear, lack, and separation. If I choose to take a few steps aligned with fear, I can choose at any point to take the next step towards love. I don’t have to stay moving in any direction that I don’t want to be heading. I can change direction in this moment. Here’s my simple and fun method I’m using today:

  1. What action steps could I take in this moment to serve my highest good right now?
  2. Which step feels most aligned with the energy of love, abundance, and peace?
  3. DO IT!
  4. Repeat steps 1-3

With Love, Abundance, and Peace,

©Rachael Wolff 2021, Author of Letters from a Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World available in audiobook, ebook, and paperback (click title to learn more)

Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #352

I’m grateful for the opportunity to travel. I love traveling. It’s not always about traveling far, I just love exploring new and different places. I’ve grown up doing summer traveling since I can remember. Up until 2020, I took my kids on family road trips to see family and friends along with having all kinds of different experiences. Somehow, even if I don’t have any clue how a trip will financially come together, a way presents itself. I love how that happens.

This year, I’m exploring a new area. Once I get back home to my computer, I will be posting more pictures from the trip. I love appreciating what every place I go has to offer. I get so excited by the wildlife and natural views. One of the things I love about traveling is it helps me get out of the busy doing in my every day environment. Traveling helps me focus more on the experiences instead of the daily chores. There is something about traveling that helps me tap into my soul’s calling.

I’ve learned to trust the travels that present themselves and the ones that don’t work out. I know I’m always exactly where I’m supposed to be. Though I do have to admit, I don’t think I ever imagined myself being where I am at this moment. I love how the Universe works!

Today, I commit to enjoying my travels. Whether I walk amongst the deer, along the beach, or go for a drive to enjoy the scenic views, I commit to taking it all in. Life manifests beauty all around me, it’s my job to pay attention to it.

When I enjoy my far away travels, I find that I want to do more in my own backyard when I go home. I will catch more sunsets at the beach, walk the neighborhood more often, look at the trees that line the streets, and visit places with beautiful natural scenery. I feel so blessed that I get the opportunity to travel even if it’s taking just a few steps into my backyard and enjoying the ducks, birds, squirrels, bunnies, water, flowers, and trees. Each step I’m blessed to take is a gift. I’m going to make sure I appreciate it.

With Love, Abundance, and Peace,

©Rachael Wolff 2021, Author of Letters from a Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World available in audiobook, ebook, and paperback (click title to learn more)