Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #265

#EARTHDAY2021

An excerpt from Letters from a Better Me is at the bottom of this piece. Happy Earth Day everybody!

I’m grateful for the many AWE-INSPIRING gifts from the EARTH! I’m actually overwhelmed with gratitude. I feel waterfalls welling up in my eyes as I think of all the valuable lessons I’ve got from living on this AMAZING planet. I’ve experienced the oneness of the energy that is in everyone and everything. I’ve experienced the purest forms of love, joy, passion, compassion, wisdom, and AWE when I allow myself to embrace moments in nature—the AWE! When I think about abundance, I don’t know anything more abundant than the Earth. I’m also not surprised that when I tap into the Earth’s wisdom I am at peace—Love, abundance, and peace. This is why nature is one of my quickest ways back to the energy of love, abundance, and peace, and one of the places I embrace when I want to extend and amplify my energy of love, abundance, and peace.

There are so many lessons I’ve absorbed from nature and our natural resources. I’ve had some of my greatest moments of AWE staring at mountain, ocean, and forest views. I’ve gained strength from the life of trees. Persevering through rough and steep terrains helped me to power through those brutal emotional and traumatic terrains. Watching the way water moves in a river showed me the power of going with the flow. The reminder that life keeps moving with the rise and fall of the sun and the moon lets me know that their is always movement and within the movement a consistency I can trust.

I’m so grateful for all the nourishment the Earth provides for my body, mind, and soul. Today, I celebrate the Earth’s wisdom, strength, perseverance, resilience, and beauty. Thank you for providing us all with a home to live.

Today, I commit to honoring the AWE-INSPIRING gifts the Earth offers. As a way to honor this amazing planet, I’m committed to contributing to raising the energy vibration to help her heal and strengthen. I commit to living in the energy of love, abundance, and peace and feeding it back into the planet throughout the day.

How this looks: I will intentionally do things today to get my energy up to the state of AWE. Then when I’m in that state of AWE, I will commit to feeding that energy back into the planet through a loving act of kindness. This act could be things like:

  • Picking up trash that others have left behind
  • Talking to the trees, plants, and flowers from that state of AWE
  • Sending prayers for the energy to heal the Earth
  • Consciously lessening my carbon footprint
  • Thanking the trees for providing me with oxygen to breathe
  • Drink from paper straws and out of washable cups
  • Support companies who are working to preserve our environment
  • Stay in the energy of love, abundance, and peace and spread joy from there

Those are just a few things I can do to honor this most amazing gift of getting the opportunity to live on this planet. What will you do today?

There are 100 more days left to go on this incredible journey. Thank you to all of those who’ve been on it with me. This has one big AMAZING adventure.

With Love, Abundance, and Peace,

©Rachael Wolff 2021

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

Excerpt from Letters from a Better Me in honor of #Earthday2021

EMBRACING NATURE AS A TOOL

Finding our own lessons from nature acts as a centering tool. It helps us get out of the human box that we sometimes create for ourselves. When we look at nature and how it works, it can help clear our vision and get out of our resistance to the changing tide. We are meant to change, grow, and expand. Our journey is meant to be transformational.

Nature is a great place to gain perspective, even if that means going right outside our door and planting our feet on the Earth. Take the time to feel the energy of the Earth come up through your toes. Use your senses and really feel the energy, smell the air, and hear whatever noises she brings you in that moment. Imagine yourself as a tree with your roots extending through the Earth and stretching through each grain of dirt and sand. Nature is a reminder that we are all connected energy. When we connect through love we create; when we connect through fear we destroy. 

Think about a raging river. We can see how the water moves despite anything in its way. If it can’t get through one way it will find another way, but it keeps flowing. Then, at times, it will come to place where it runs slowly and peacefully before picking up speed again. It’s just like life; we will hit bumps and certain doors will be closed so we can’t get through, but it means we find another way. It may not be the path we thought would be best, but that’s just our thinking. If a door is closed, there is always another way. Life will keep flowing and, if we don’t resist it, we know we are going exactly where we are meant to be. There will be times where the water is peaceful and other times where we have to move with gusts of energy. 

To live empowered is a daily practice, and we need all the tools we can get to keep us in a loving and empowered place. We are offered fear daily, but we don’t have to accept it. Remember to connect with nature. When nature brings tornados, hurricanes, fires, floods, and tsunamis, we learn about love, compassion, empathy, change, re-building, community, priorities, and the value of life itself. Nature teaches this too shall pass and that we have no idea what tomorrow will bring. If that is not a good reason to live today, I don’t know what is. Our judgments of good and bad are us looking at a straw-holed size of the big picture. We have no idea why things happen the way they do. What we can do is keep learning, growing, and expanding. 

When we start respecting nature and the lessons she has to offer, we begin transforming our beliefs, thoughts, and actions to take better care of her. We start being more conscious of how we can help sustain her beauty. We start standing up for survival in our own ways. Just another way we transform the world by becoming empowered.—Copyright ©Rachael Wolff 2020, Letters from a Better Me, Published by Mango Publishing

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Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #264

I’m grateful for the gifts I receive from sharing my authentic voice with others. I spent years trying to live other people’s visions of happy lives. I would get so excited watching other people live their authentic lives that I thought I needed to do what they did and do it in the exact way that they did it, but then I realized something wasn’t lining up inside me. I had yet to figure out my authentic voice in the way I lived, in the way I wrote, in the way I took care of myself, and in the way I processed the hard stuff. I kept trying to force myself to be different than the inner wisdom inside of me, my soul, was calling me to be.

As I live this daily journey of aligning with love, abundance, and peace, I’m having so many amazing eye-opening moments. One of them is realizing the gift of my amazing authentic voice. Each of us has our own way of tapping into the Universal wisdom. We each interpret that wisdom through our own perspectives of truth (beliefs) and life experiences. We can all taint the messages of our soul by aligning with the energy of fear, lack, and separation. Each of our journeys has beautiful gifts to share with others, and I’ve finally learned to be grateful for the gifts my authentic voice offers to the world. Nobody can speak our truth better than us. My internal garden imagery shines bright in my mind as I think of my and others authentic voices. These are the gardens that we plant with our thoughts, beliefs, feelings, stories, and energy. For those of you are unfamiliar with my garden reference, it’s scattered throughout the last 264 days.

Today, I commit to honoring the gifts that come with sharing my authentic voice with others. Since I found my authentic voice, I found more people who resonate with it. When someone else can feel the energy through my voice, I feel the power of living my truth. Even if I’m working through life’s challenges, I feel confident in what I spread because I know it’s coming from a loving place. I’m conscious of what I put out to the world, because I know that I’m responsible for the energy I’m putting out there. I share with others how I talk to myself. What you read here are the things that I say to help move me through this life in the best way possible.

If what I say resonates with someone else, I’ve given them a seed to do with what they want in their own gardens. If what I say doesn’t resonate, a person can throw out the seed or put in their pocket just in case they want to plant it later. The gifts I receive are from producing the seeds that are a mix of all the seeds I’ve planted along the way. My gifts are the vision of my beautiful garden and the physical reality that is a direct result of honoring my authentic voice. My gift is seeing the energy of love, abundance, and peace spread to anybody who chooses to interact with me or my work.

I’m not more or less than anyone else on this planet. I choose to do my best to pass on my gifts from a loving place, but that is apart of my journey sharing my authentic voice. Some will choose to live much differently than I do, that’s not mine to judge. If someone is brought to me, I know I have a gift to give them and they have a gift to give me. It’s my choice in how I choose to see it. I could choose from a thousand different stories in my head to how I want to interpret my experiences, me sharing my authentic voice with you is showing you how I internally process events, situations, and exchanges that I’m presented with. If something I say helps someone live a little better, think a little clearer, or gets them to stop a broken record playing in their heads, that’s a tremendous gift to me because it raises the vibration of the planet.

If my words can help break someone’s connection to the energy of fear, lack, and separation for the time that I’m speaking with them, they are reading my work, or they are listening to me in a video, I’ve helped to raise the vibration of the planet for however long that person stays in the energy of love, abundance, and peace. It could be a minute or days, it doesn’t matter. Either one is a gift to me. Each time a person smiles because of something I do sharing my authentic voice, it’s a gift to me. I love the gifts that have come to me from aligning with my authentic voice.

With Love, Abundance, and Peace,

©Rachael Wolff 2021

Author of Letters from a Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World — Click the cover to dive into my journey of letting my voice shine through. Get the tools you need to do it too!

Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #263

I’m grateful for the gifts that come from listening to other people’s perspectives. If I can listen openly, I’m listening from the energy of love, abundance, and peace. If I’m making judgments, being rude, condemning the person, name-calling, insisting on my own way, etc., I’m listening (if you can call it that) from the energy of fear, lack, and separation. I’m not responsible for where someone else’s energy is—only where mine is. When I can listen from the energy of love, abundance, and peace, I can receive the gift the person is there to offer me, whether it be in-person, reading, audio, watching on TV, etc. If their energy is aligned with fear, lack, and separation it doesn’t mean they aren’t offering me gifts. I just have to be willing to see through the story to receive them, but I can only do that if I listen. I’ve got so many amazing life tools from listening to other people’s perspectives, my life wouldn’t be where it is today without the influence of many other perspectives.

I’m grateful for perspectives that show me how I want to live and ones that show me how I don’t want to live. In over 30+ years of reading personal and spiritual growth, along with my academic background, I’ve read and heard many different perspectives. We each have different ways of doing things. There are different kinds of therapies for mental health, spiritual belief systems for spiritual wellness, financial advice for financial health, professional training for professional development, exercise and eating programs for eating health, etc. If there is one thing I’ve learned, it’s that there is no ONE right way to live our best lives. Listening and asking questions helps me to limit the story I’m creating in my own mind, learn more about the actual person, and figure out where their perspective came from. I find this experience to be such a gift even if they are showing me that they are lost in the energy of fear, lack, and separation, because it ignites my compassion instead of my separation.

Today, I commit to honoring the gifts of other people’s perspectives by listening wholeheartedly. When I’m open to hear other people’s perspectives, I listen to where they are holding their energy. Are they coming from the energy of love, abundance, and peace or fear, lack, and separation? If I remember to put my energy here, I find that I’m less likely to negatively judge them, which puts me in the energy of fear, lack, and separation. I won’t see the gifts from that energy space.

If I remain in the energy of love, abundance, and peace while listening, I’m open to hear what I’m supposed to get from the conversation. I also am able to receive intuitive hits that guide me to ask questions, offer assistance, hear Universal messages of love, and/or in toxic cases know when to walk away. Today, my focus is going to be on listening to what others have to say and thanking God for any gifts I receive. This will be fun because I have a lot of reading to do today from four different books. I’m sure there will be a lot of gifts there. I’m also going to enjoy listening to the perspectives of friends, family, and neighbors.

With Love, Abundance, and Peace,

©Rachael Wolff 2021

Author of Letters from a Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World — Click cover to learn more!

Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #262

I’m grateful for the gifts that come from being me. I am uniquely me. I was born to be the exact person that I am. I was born with the wisdom of the Universe living inside of me just like everyone else. I see the world through my own perspectives of truth, which makes the way I share my stories uniquely mine. I take in the world through the lens of my own personal stories, and project out to the world through that same lens. I can change and grow out of lenses that no longer work for me, and I can clean and refurbish as needed by changing my stories. Understanding stories are based on how we align with love, abundance, and peace or fear, lack, and separation has guided me to live my life the way that I do. My unique way of living and being offers many gifts, both for myself and others. Others don’t have to accept me, how I live, what I say, the things I do as gifts, that is their journey. I can only live the perspectives of truth that feel right to me, and I see my life experiences as gifts.

I want you to take a close look at this picture. This dog has three legs. He was running on the beach and playing fetch with his owner. His tail was wagging endlessly as he enjoyed living in the moment. I was so moved by this dog’s unique and beautiful way of doing things. It reminded me that each life, no matter how many trials and tribulations offers tremendous gifts if we are willing to see them — I AM! I could have chosen many different stories to tell about this dog and his circumstances, but I CHOOSE to see the love and the joy. I choose to let this dogs joy permeate through me. I received a gift from just watching the dog be who he is. I might not have noticed the dog the way I did if he looked and acted like the other dogs. This experience took me inward and tapped into Universal messages of love and authentic joy.

Each time I’m willing look at what I’m carrying inside me, I receive a gift. I accept the gift when I receive it from a place of love, abundance, and peace. However I show up in someone else’s life offers them a gift to look within themselves. Seeing the world through this lens helps me to see opportunities where before I might have felt victimized, trapped, or lost in the chaos from the energy of fear, lack, and separation.

I think about what it took for me to see how much I self-abused. I remember asking God, “Why does this keep happening to me? Are you punishing me? Do you not think I’m worthy of love? Am I really that bad of a person that I deserve this kind of treatment?” I was pretty thick-headed at the time to see how I was treating myself. It took me many years to see that how I was being treated was a reflection of how I treated myself. I would stay, because the messages I was getting matched what the unhealed parts of me that were repeating on loop internally. I covered my pain with positivity, so I missed how messed up the deeper messages were. I didn’t see the layers of shame, guilt, rage, and hate bubbling under the surface. I was given gifts to show me the answers I asked. That is what got me out of my own way and opened the door for me to take charge of my life. I took responsibility for living the definition of love in my life. Now, I get ample opportunities to give and receive love. I’m treated with love and respect, because I have very clear boundaries and communication skills to let people know what is acceptable and unacceptable for me. I’m so grateful that I’m finally at a place where I love and accept myself exactly as I am, because now I get to enjoy being me, which makes it much easier to give from a loving place.

Today, I commit to honoring the gifts that come from being me. I was born into a soul already full of Universal wisdom. When I allow my authentic self to shine, the wisdom my soul projects out and reflects back in the people around me. The beauty is when two people share their authentic selves, we tap into Universal wisdom together. You know those moments where you have conversations that give you goosebumps, chills, or a warming sensation? I LOVE THOSE. I see those energy exchanges as some of the most wonderful gifts.

When I chose to see and honor the gifts that came from simply being me, I got to truly live in awareness and abundance of all the AMAZING gifts we each offer each other. Gifts are seeds. We can only ever plant and nurture seeds in our own gardens. I see the importance of looking carefully at what I want living in my garden. I can transmute a seed of hate with love by aligning my energy with love, abundance, and peace. I can give others roses or weeds as a gift that they will choose to do with what they want. I try to give more of what offers beauty and wisdom, but I’m not going to say I don’t still have unhealed parts of me that offer some weeds. If I discover that is what I passed, I let the people I passed it to know.

The way I see it is we offer a person a gift the second they choose to judge us and/or we choose to judge them, however we are judging each other. Our judgments (interpretations) of others show us where we are, not where the person we are judging is. Are we judging through a lens of love, abundance, and peace or fear, lack, and separation? Universal wisdom comes from the energy of love, abundance, and peace. If that is not what I’m projecting out in my thoughts of others, I’m not in that energy. I can feel the difference inside of me, which developed after I stopped self-abusing and started seeing the gifts that came from being me. When I operate from that energy is when I feel like I have the most to offer.

I’m grateful I have the opportunity to give and receive gifts by simply being me. Each day I’m alive I have ample opportunities to offer gifts just by doing whatever it is I choose to do. I get to make choices in how I want to pass on the gifts. I used to pass on my gifts unconsciously, which means I was left making a lot of amends. Now, I still make amends, but the amends becomes a part of the gift as soon as I spot how I aligned with fear, lack, and separation in my actions or reactions. I also get the opportunity to share from the place that I’ve gotten really comfortable, which is in the energy of love, abundance, and peace. I love the gifts that I offer myself and others from this place just by projecting how I’m living inside.

How we see ourselves is the amount of light we have to offer the world. The more we accept and embrace our own journeys, the more we see our purpose. It’s not in all our outer accomplishments and stuff, it’s about what we have to give the core of who we are. That’s the place where we can tap into the purest wisdom there is. The only time I’m able to truly appreciate and see the wisdom clearly is when I’m in the energy of love, abundance, and peace. All it takes is to love and respect myself as I do anyone else and I’m instantly thinking, feeling, speaking, and doing from the healthiest part of my being.

With Love, Abundance, and Peace,

©Rachael Wolff 2021

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 #261

I’m grateful for the gift of vision. With physical vision, I can see and connect things I see with the energy that is flowing inside of me. With emotional vision, I can become of aware of how my emotions are affecting my energy field. With intuitive vision, I can spot where I feel right beings and where I don’t feel right being in any given moment. The more I’m aligned with love, abundance, and peace, the clearer my vision is to live according to my highest and greatest good for myself and the people my choices affect.

There are many other ways we can CHOOSE to see or interpret seeing. These are just the three that I’m connecting to in this moment. I’ve seen the most danger of falling into the energy of fear, lack, and separation by NOT paying attention to these three forms of vision. I’ve also received the most beautiful gift from paying attention.

When I ignore my physical vision, I miss ample paths back to the energy of love, abundance, and peace. If my head is in the past or future, I miss the present moment which is the only place that authentic love, abundance, and peace live. Avoiding what I physically see has put me in physical danger more times than I care to count. The car accidents I’ve been in both happened when I was not physically present to my surroundings. I’ve put myself in dangerous environments. I’ve missed physical signs of toxic people, and I’ve missed seeing dangerous animals in the woods, which could have landed me in the hospital or worse if I wasn’t with someone else who spotted them.

When I avoid my emotional vision, I let feelings fester and feed the energy of fear, lack, and separation. This has caused me to blame others for my feelings and take out my feelings on the people around me because I don’t want to look at them myself. I’ve disempowered myself for making others be responsible for my feelings. I’ve turned feelings into an excuse to self-abuse. I’ve kept myself in toxic situations by trying to numb my feelings. The list goes on and on. When I’m not willing to look at and see my own feelings I’m not safe to myself or others. I’m not operating for the highest good for anyone.

When I deny or confuse my intuitive vision, I go against what is in the best interest of serving the highest and greatest good for myself and others. Denying can mean, I heard the inner warning sirens about something not being a healthy situation for me to enter into, and I go anyway. I’ve never served my or others highest goods by being in those situations, but I never take the situation for granted. It’s a big reminder for me to trust my intuitive vision. The other thing that brings me trouble is when I confuse my energy being aligned with fear, lack, and separation with intuitive vision. This is when I tend to go down toxic trails like feeding the toxic energy of conspiracy theories and cult ideologies. I also will find myself standing for what I’m against, which is putting me in the energy of fear, lack, and separation.

I’m so grateful that I’ve connected how much these three different forms of vision have affected my life. Now, I take time to truly appreciate what I can physically see in the present moment. I love the opportunities my emotional vision gives me to FULLY appreciate the feelings of joy, happiness, passion, etc. I also love the opportunities my emotional vision give me to spot, heal, grow, and/or acknowledge the feelings that aren’t so pleasant like shame, grief, fear, sadness, loneliness, desperation, anger, rage, etc. These feelings are trying to tell me something. When I use myself emotional vision, I’m in the position to serve myself and others in the best possible way, because I can see what is mine and what is not. My intuitive vision is aligned with the energy of love, abundance, and peace, which means the visions are going to align myself with what I stand for, not against. I’ve seen so many well-intentioned people get confused here, which has helped me see my own slips. My intuitive vision also brings me great clarity in the present moment to take my next step. I feel so blessed for using these amazing forms of vision to live a truly empowered life.

Today, I commit to using my physical, emotional, and intuitive vision wisely. The ONLY way to do this is through staying present and taking time to BE. This is where the AWE happens. When I can align myself with the energy of love, abundance, and peace which only happens in the present moment, I see CLEARLY. When I’m lost in confusion and chaos, I’m aligned with the energy of fear, lack, and separation, because I’m worried about the future or fueling a story of my unhealed past.

Today, my plan is to walk through my day with my focus on where my physical, emotional, an intuitive vision is taking me in any given moment. At the end of the day, I will write down what I saw and see what has been revealed. I can guarantee some AWE moments if I stay aligned with the energy of love, abundance, and peace throughout the day. Yesterday, I felt it when I watched a cardinal and a blue jay fly up to a new bird feeder I put in my yard. I felt it the other day at the beach when I looked up to see a cloud that looked like angel wings. I felt it in a moment when I felt an overwhelming amount of love during a connection between loved ones. I also felt it while talking to a friend and getting the chills when we were discussing an idea for a future endeavor. It’s always so interesting to see where it all leads, but as long as I stay aligned with the energy of love, abundance, and peace, I know I’m serving the highest good for everyone involved.

With Love, Abundance, and Peace,

©Rachael Wolff 2021

Author of Letters from a Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World — Click the book cover to discover the journey of A Better Me.

Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #260

I’m grateful for the gift of clarity. I love the moments when I just KNOW without any shadow of a doubt that I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be. I love when I hear a message that rings true because my body physically reacts with tingles and/or chills. I love when I feel fully aligned with love, abundance, and peace, because in that moment everything makes sense.

When I was stuck in my own prison blocked by the energy of fear, lack, and separation—NOTHING EVER MADE SENSE. That was a part of the chaos that kept me spinning on the endless hamster wheel of toxic thoughts. I was victim of my life. I couldn’t see a clear reason to wake-up in the morning. That way of living feels like a lifetime ago, but I can still remember how painful it was to live in that state of endless confusion 24/7.

The beauty of this amazing journey that I’m on now is that the clarity reaches deeper and deeper levels. I keep meeting people, reading books, and connecting to all the messages I receive with more and more clarity. The more time I spend in the energy of love, abundance, and peace, the clearer I see. The clearer I see, the more love I have to offer the world. It’s just that simple. That’s what makes doing the work on this journey WORTH it. I feel so incredibly blessed to have found this amazing path.

Today, I commit to honoring the gift of clarity. Honestly, it makes me want to dance. The thought of honoring clarity makes me feel like celebrating with movement. There is something about getting the blood flowing and feeling completely at one with every part of myself. That feels like it’s the best way for me to honor such an AWE-inspiring gift.

I sit here writing these words in such a grounded place of gratitude. I was willing to give-up my life over my lack of clarity as a teenage trauma survivor. The way I used to act back then came from the place of fear, lack, and separation, so life just kept spinning me around until I didn’t want to stand anymore. Now, when I get curious about a why or how something works, it’s not because I’m in a place of lack. I know the answer is already inside me. I know I have to move through my own blocks to see it. This is how I embrace my questions with energy of love, abundance, and peace.

If something isn’t working in my life, I know it’s because I’m going to discover something important in the not working. If someone was cruel to me or someone I love, I know that it’s practice for me to stay in the energy of love, abundance, and peace. I’m not always going to do it, but I find my way back to the energy faster and faster. Just to clarify, staying in the energy of love, abundance, and peace does NOT mean accepting unacceptable behavior. That is not showing love for myself. I’m not acting in the energy of love, abundance, and peace if I’m not showing myself the love and respect that I deserve. I can put up healthy boundaries and/or walk away from a loving place. I used to think that staying in the energy of love, abundance, and peace meant that I didn’t make waves. Oh no!!! If I need to make waves to show myself and the people I love support, I will do it. I just won’t do it by attacking someone else by going down to an unhealthy persons level. If I do that, my energy is exactly where their’s is. I like to rise above with love.

I look at the life of Jesus as an example of how this is possible. I also look at people like Martin Luther King, Jr., Mother Teresa, Byron Katie, and Eckhart Tolle, just to name a few. My clarity helped me see that nobody else’s behavior gives me an excuse to feed the energy of fear, lack, and separation. I CHOOSE to go there. I CHOOSE to do that. If I can choose to do that, I can choose to stay in the energy of love, abundance, and peace too. I just need a little more practice and keep my energy focused on others who are choosing that too.

If I want clarity, I don’t go to people or places that are feeding the energy of fear, lack, and separation. That’s how I stay in confusion and chaos. When I want clarity, I go to friends, thought leaders, and places that are fueled with the energy of love, abundance, and peace. I promise you, if I go to a friend who is going to jump in the ditch with me, feed me alcohol, dive into the sweets, and/or indulge in shop therapy, I’m not in the place of seeking clarity. I’m seeking escape. That is not the friend’s fault. I chose that friend because I wanted escape.

I’m not going to go running to stories that are fueling my anger, rage, and victimhood if I want clarity, because I’m choosing them because I want to stay in the energy of fear, lack, and separation. I won’t be able to see clearly from a place of blood-boiling rage or feeling like I can’t do anything to feel better because of what has been done to me. When I stay in the energy of love, abundance, and peace, there is away through even the toughest of feelings, but I have to want to be there first. If I don’t, I won’t see solutions from that place.

Clarity isn’t about avoiding, suppressing, or running from our feelings either. When we feel through our feelings without the story, feelings have the potential to bring us so much clarity. We have to be willing to fully see them to be able to achieve clarity. It can be painful, ugly, and eye draining. If we don’t feel through them, those feelings get shoved down into our bodies and keep coming up as emotional triggers when they are felt again. This is food for toxic relationships and energy vampires.

The clearer we get, the more we respond and the less we react to unhealthy things or people we encounter. When our energy is aligned with love, abundance, and peace, we put this beautiful energetic forcefield around ourselves. It doesn’t protect us from hard stuff happening, but it protects us from that hard stuff affecting us on deeper level. It keeps us from taking someone’s toxic energy on as our own.

I used to have P.T.S.D. flashbacks on a pretty regular basis. Then as I aligned more with the energy that I wanted to be living in, they became less and less. It was only when I was going against myself in a situation where I felt uncomfortable that a flashback would return. I haven’t had a flashback in a number of years now, but that episode was a reminder that when I stay aligned with the energy of love, abundance, and peace, I will get CLEAR signs in how to keep my energy safe. Clarity is a beautiful and healing gift when it is fully embraced.

With Love, Abundance, and Peace,

©Rachael Wolff 2021

Author of Letters from a Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World — Click the book cover to get your path to clarity today.

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Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #259

I’m grateful for the gifts of awakening moments. Life is full of awakening moments. I see them as the moments I tap into the core wisdom of the Universe. These moments shoot me right into the state of AWE, I get tingles, and sometimes chills, which is my indicator that I’m in a place of oneness with all that is. I feel so much authentic joy in those moments that I can ride on that energy for long stretches of time. The more I keep to this daily work of staying aligned with the energy of love, abundance, and peace, the more awakening moments I have. I didn’t know someone could feel this state of AWE so often. I’m feeling more and more confident about where I am in the moment since I started writing these 258 days ago. I feel my light energy getting stronger and stronger. I’m responding more and reacting less as the days go on. I’m seeing so far beyond my own perspectives of truth now, which is such an AMAZING gift.

I realize the less I’m attach to my stories, the more open I am to tap into these amazing Universal truths. What I absolutely love about this AWE-inspiring gift of awakening is even when I react to a moment with a story that causes me to align with the energy of fear, lack, and separation, there is a much shorter road back to re-aligning with the energy of love, abundance, and peace. When I give myself some space to BE, I can see a clear path to healing my past attachments to the story. I know that any alignment I have with fear, lack, and separation I have is attached to a story I’ve been telling myself from my past. Each time I see the attachment that in itself is an awakening moment for me. I actually get excited now when I get a chance to look at the stories I’m still holding onto. If I can see them, I can heal them, which mean I can break the pattern of them creating chaos in my life.

For my followers and the people who have been reading along with me, you already know about my awakening moment with the definition of love. That one shifted my life in the MOST miraculous ways. Without that one, I wouldn’t be here now. So much of my journey of living from a loving place goes back to that very moment of awakening. I’m overwhelmed with gratitude for the multitude of awakening moments I’ve had on this journey. I look forward to many more.

Today, I commit to honoring the gifts of awakening moments. I do this by leaving myself open for awakening moments to happen. The state of AWE is when I know I’m open to receive with my whole heart. Maybe that is why my Divine communications felt so strongly about focusing several days around the gifts that bring me to AWE easily. If you missed it previously, I talked about this on day #248. Since I don’t believe in accidents, I’m going to once again trust where I’m being led. I will let you know more as more is revealed.

Some of the other tools I use to stay open to awakening moments are:

  • A gratitude list — As long as I’m authentically aligned with the energy of love, abundance, and peace while I’m writing it, this works. If I’m not, I’m writing it from a place of lack to get somewhere else, and that never works well for me. Like I’ve said many times, we can’t trick or fake where our energy is. It’s either there or it’s not.
  • Allowing Divine guidance lead me to a book — I use this tool a lot. I’ve been reading so many books lately, and each one has brought me to a state of AWE during the reading. I love when I feel the need to shout out, YES, YES, YES. That’s usually when I hit a Universal message that I feel in my soul. To be led to a book, I ask the Divine for guidance on something that is holding me back or what I need to help me stay aligned with love, abundance, and peace. I will feel drawn, nudged, and sometimes flat out pushed to read a book. Sometimes the book is literally put in my hand. I just love how the Universe works this way.
  • Appreciating nature — When I’m fully present in nature to the point where I can be in the state of AWE from what I’m seeing and feeling, I open right up for the gifts of awakening moments. When I can tap into the wisdom of nature, I feel truly connected.
  • Free-Writing — I set my timer for 15-30 minutes and I just write whatever comes to me. Sometimes a session goes longer, but some of the most profound things come from these sessions. I’ve had a lot of awakening moments doing this. Here is a writing session I did back in 1998 (click year for the link). I had a lot more experiences to go through before I would really get what I was writing about, but I remember being in total AWE when I found this so many years later. I hadn’t thought about it in years. I found it after my dad had passed away. I had given him a copy right after I wrote it back in 1998. He passed in 2011. It was like receiving a gift from him beyond the grave. He was always a big supporter of my writing.

When we want to reach our best physical selves, we have to be be open to finding ways to get the results we are looking for. The more we understand about how our bodies and brains work, the more potential we have to get our bodies to where we want them to go, but until we USE the tools and keep up with the daily work by using our acquired knowledge regularly, the process doesn’t work. We stay in the energy of fear (this is usually tied to past story attachments), lack (wanting what we don’t have), and separation (separate from the wisdom by not using it). The same is true with any journey we take in this life, whether it’s career, personal health, and/or spiritual development. We have to figure out what our own personal tools are to get us there, then USE them. The knowledge is out there for the taking, and there are many different paths we can take. We just have to trust what is being revealed to us and stay aligned with the energy that will serve our highest good, which is love, abundance, and peace.

Awakening moments don’t come from the energy of fear, lack, and separation. The connections we make from that energy will only ever hold us back. The more we practice using the tools that keep us in that energy, the further down into the darkness we go. Soon we forget our humanity and take the accumulation of that energy out on our fellow humans, animals, and environment. We keep creating more of what we don’t want when we live in that energy. We bury the wisdom of the Universe under all the stacks of rubble. If you are relating heavily with this place and feel like the prisoner of your life, ASK for the guidance and stay open to what is shown to you. It may not feel natural or normal, because for you living in the chaos is what feels natural and normal, but if you want to break the patterns that are holding you back, you have to be willing to do things differently, think differently, and contribute your energy differently. Once you do, the awakening moments will happen more and more. Trust the journey. I’m not sure who I wrote this last bit for, but if you feel like it’s you, it is. That’s how amazing this journey is. I know without any doubt in my mind that whoever this is meant for it will reach.

With Love, Abundance, and Peace,

©Rachael Wolff 2021

Author of Letters from a Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World — Click the book cover to learn more. If my words resonate with you, and you feel like you are getting in your own way, this could be the book for you. If it is, you will feel the nudge to get it. Trust it! I could be one tiny message that the book has that will change the trajectory of your life. Just like the note above, I know whoever is meant to read this book will.

Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #258

I’m grateful for the gift of time. I’m grateful for the continuation of present moments that most of us refer to as time. I’m grateful for the amazing gifts that come with the opportunities to grow from moment to moment. I’m grateful for the time I’m given to surround myself with people I love. I’m grateful for the many things I get to do with my time here. I’m grateful for time I get to relax and not get caught up in the doing. I’m grateful that each day I get to wake up knowing that today is a gift that I can do whatever I want with—free will (yesterday’s topic if you missed it). I truly believe in the perspective of Divine timing and that belief offers me so many incredible gifts in how I choose to view time and space. With time there are endless opportunities to grow and expand.

Thinking about time, I really am amazed at how my life has unfolded. I feel blessed for all the connected moments I’ve gotten to share with others. I’ve had an incredible journey so far. It hasn’t always been pretty as I’ve shared before, but there is not a moment that wasn’t a part of getting me to where I am today. Each moment offers opportunities for me to make choice after choice to lead me in the same or a new direction. When I really think about the gift of time, it truly makes me grateful for my experience to start a new day.

Today, I commit to honoring the gift of time. I opened my eyes with a healthy body and mind today. My energy feels aligned with love, abundance, and peace as I take one moment and one breath at time. I will honor the time I’m given today by breathing in the gifts that time is offering me today, and appreciating all the time I’ve been given to heal what no longer works in my life. Everyday offers me a new opportunity heal, grow, connect, rest, work, play, and on and on. I also have time to invest in what is important to me in this moment. That can be self-care, career aspirations, training, family relations, etc. Time is only my enemy if I make it my enemy. I choose consciously to make time my ally. This is how I’m honoring the gift of time that I’ve been given today.

When I remember that the time I get to live is a gift, I see the importance of asking myself the question: What do I want to do with it? I’ve also learned to be less judgmental when a make choices consciously and unconsciously. Negative judgments of myself keep me aligned with the energy of fear, lack, and separation. I have no interest in feeding that energy. I simply take accountability and responsibility for my choices without the self-abuse attached to it. By being aware of my choices, I empower myself to choose differently next time and the next time happens in the next moment.

With Love, Abundance, and Peace,

©Rachael Wolff 2021

Author of Letters from a Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World—Click the book cover to learn more. If you like what I write on FromALovingPlace.com, you will LOVE the contents of this book. It takes you on a journey step by step to do the inner work to align with your best self.

Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #257

I’m grateful for the gift of free will. Free will tells me I don’t have to live in accordance to anyone else’s rules for my life. This doesn’t mean there won’t be rewards or consequences for how I CHOOSE to live, but it means that I’m accountable and responsible to change what doesn’t work and to celebrate and expand on what does. The gift of free will saved me from a life of victimhood and misery. For that, I’m nothing but absolutely grateful.

Taking my power back was a direct result of embracing the gift of free will and living on my terms. I had to stop doing the things that kept me prisoner by setting myself free. No one else was keeping me there but my own thoughts, beliefs, actions, and reactions. I reacted to the world instead of living consciously in the energy I was choosing to project out to the world. My mother used to say, “I can’t make you do anything.” Little did I know she was giving me a gift to see my power of free will. I am responsible and accountable for everything that I put into the world. That feels so empowering to me!! That means I can choose different ways to be, to think, and to do that will align with what I want to see more of in the world. It all starts with me embracing this AWE-inspiring gift.

I’m never trapped in someone else’s belief systems, only mine. That is why it’s not important to me if people agree or disagree with the way I choose to live, that is their free will. Whatever is true for them is what they base their reality around. If they like the reality they live in, they have the choice to stay there. If they don’t like the reality they are creating for themselves, they can choose another way. It doesn’t have to be the way I choose, that is the beauty of free will. Each of us gets to choose. We choose in each thought, feeling, belief (perspective), action, reaction, and response we give our energy to. My free will is how I can choose to live from a loving place despite every circumstance, trauma, or setback I’ve faced. There are plenty of people who choose to live in their pain, that is their free will. I had that choice too. I keep getting the opportunity to go back to that pain, but I choose not to by allowing myself to live in the way that feels best to me.

Today, I commit to honoring the gift of free will. I CHOOSE, those words put me in a state of AWE. I honor the gift of free will by consciously choosing where I put my energy and how I tell my stories to myself and others. I’m only prisoner of my mind if I choose to tell myself stories that keep me there. I did for a long time. I was miserable for a long time. I can still feel through the hard stuff. I actually use my feelings as beacons to show me where I am. With every passing day, I go deeper into looking at the choices I make that are serving me and the ones that are not. I keep reminding myself of the gift of free will to do things differently, to think differently, to feel differently, and to BE (meant as the state of BEING if you’ve missed previous posts) differently. Here are some of the questions that help me dive into what I’m choosing for myself on a daily basis:

  • How do I choose to live in this moment?
  • How do I choose to think about what I see?
  • How do I choose to respond to life’s curveballs?
  • How do I choose to view my past?
  • How do I choose to view my life?
  • Are my beliefs serving my highest good?
  • Are my thoughts serving my highest good?
  • Are my actions serving my highest good?
  • Am I allowing my feelings to show me where I am?

How I answer these questions allows my feelings to show me where I really am. If I feel empowered by my answers, I know I’m honoring my gift of free will to serve my highest good. If I have other feelings come up, it’s my job to look at those feelings and honor them by seeing why I’m feeling victim of someone or something outside of myself. My feelings give me so much guidance, I just have to trust them enough to allow myself to feel through them to see what is unhealed within me, because that is a feeding ground for the energy of fear, lack, and separation.

I can’t heal my attachments to the energy of fear, lack, and separation if I’m not open to see them fully and clearly. When I need help doing this, I ask for it. It is my free will that gives me the opportunity to see that I’m making choices to be where I am for better or for worse. Whatever I believe is true, I make true in the way I let the beliefs guide me in each moment. If I don’t like the reality I’m creating, only I have the free will over my life to do something about it.

With Love, Abundance, and Peace,

©Rachael Wolff 2021

Author of Letters from a Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World —If you are looking for tools to help you on this journey, you will find an abundance of them among these pages. You can choose to listen or read right now or wait for your physical copy to arrive. One of the many blessing of free will. Click the book cover to start your inward journey to a better me.

Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #256

I’m grateful for the gift of presence. In this moment I’m at one with my fingers, my thoughts, my energy, and my Divine connection. I feel at one with all that is. I feel complete. I have everything I need in this moment, from the air I breathe to the dog sleeping next to me. I can feel the energy of love, abundance, and peace, working through every fiber of my being. I’m not separate from you and you are not separate from me in this moment. We are connected beyond time and space. You are reading these words and I’m writing these words in the moment we are meant to be which is now. How beautiful is that? What an amazing gift.

Over the next several days, I’m going to focus on connecting to being in the state of AWE by focusing on the many gifts that come from aligning my energy with love, abundance, and peace. I encourage anyone reading to embrace your AWE and live fully in the the gratitude of the gifts you are presented with daily.

Today, I commit to honoring the gift of presence. When I sit back and think about this AWE-inspiring gift I feel nothing but overwhelming amounts of gratitude. How else would I catch the image of the firefly in the sunset if it weren’t for presence? How else would I be able to laugh and enjoy my children if it weren’t for presence? How else would I have engaged in loving moments with my partner if it weren’t for presence? Each moment appreciated happened in the present moment. I can’t live abundantly without being present, because when I’m not present, I’m living in lack of what hasn’t happened or already has, I’m not right here in this moment knowing that I have absolutely everything I need to live from a loving place.

Tears are welling up in my eyes with the love flowing out of my fingers. I love the sensations of the keyboard as my fingers play them like a piano. This is my music. As I look around my room, I notice how I’ve surrounded myself with beautiful messages of inspiration at every turn of my head. I’m reminded once again that I’ve created this safe space protected by love, light, hope, beauty, peace, wisdom, and abundance. On each wall there is a pathway back to the energy of love, abundance, and peace. I didn’t even notice that until this very moment—SEE the gift of presence! As I raise my eyes from my page I see the words, “The meaning of life is to live it.” Living happens in the present moment. The gifts just keep coming and the love within me keeps expanding. Now in the state of complete AWE. Through my thoughts and prayers, I spread this energy out to the people in the world who need it . I sit in my breath and use it as an offering. This is the energy I want to see more of in the world, which is why I choose RIGHT now to give it wholeheartedly. This is me honoring the many gifts that come from living in the present moment. This is me living my happily ever now.

With Love, Abundance, and Peace,

©Rachael Wolff 2021

Author of Letters from a Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World —Click the book cover to start reading or listening today. If you want to see where your blocks are to living in your happily ever now, you will get the tools you need within these pages. Do you have to identify as a woman to read this? No! The letters are aimed at women, but you can write your own letters and the book will have the same effect. This book is about opening ourselves up to representing what we stand for from a loving place. Just like daily aligning, it takes daily work. We have to be willing to see ourselves clearly if we want to operate as our best selves out in the world.