Quotes That Make My Soul Sing #30

“When you blame and criticize others, you are avoiding some truth about yourself.”

Deepak Chopra

When I’m emotionally triggered, I have to be VERY careful around this truth. I have to remind myself that what I project out comes back. I’m only responsible and accountable for the the energy I’m putting out there. If I realize I’ve been blaming, I take the time to stop and look inward, but I don’t self-blame. I just notice where my energy is off in the situation and do what I can to fix the problem. It might mean I have to go back to people I was blaming and criticizing with and say I realize that I was triggered, but here is the truth of it… I remind myself that if I’m in a healthy space in my mind, I don’t get defensive. I look for healthy solutions instead of using gossip, criticism, and blame to make someone else feel smaller. I don’t have to make someone else at fault to be proactive and make healthier choices for myself, my family, and/or my community. I can’t help others move into a healthier energy if I’m not there myself.

I’ve found having safe people to process my feelings with is ESSENTIAL for my well-being. These are people who let me work through what I’m feeling and transition into healthy reflection. When I do this, I don’t hold the resentment inside my body and allow it to spew out on others. In one conversation, I can go from enraged to seeing opportunities for growth. I LOVE THAT!

I hope you’ve enjoyed these last 30 days of quotes. I know it has been a wonderful experience for me. I’ve even found some great ones to add to my next book, which I’m almost done writing. Three more chapters to go! I will keep you posted and share some sneak peaks along the way. I will tell you this much, I’ve LOVE writing this book.

Wishing you all a happy and healthy holiday season. If you are looking for support from a loving place, I hope you will take the time to explore my blog, which I’ve been writing just shy of six years now. If you are a woman looking for support, I have a whole book written just for you and it’s available in audiobook, CD, Ebook, and/or paperback at most major online book retailers. Letters from a Better Me is filled with exercises and wisdom that came from my 30+ years of self exploration that have helped me along the way.

With Love and Gratitude,

Rachael Wolff, Author of Letters from a Better Me

Quotes That Make My Soul Sing #29

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”

Jim Rohn

That is exactly right.Since I am the example of how I want others to treat me, how I’m treating my body is one examples I’m showing them. If I abuse my body with toxins, I’m attracting outside toxins to me. If I abuse my body by not taking proper care of it with healthy food, exercise, sleep, and water, I’m showing others I don’t value the very vessel that carries me through this life. I’m projecting out that I don’t show myself the love and respect that I deserve, so you don’t have to either. When I take good care of my body, I’m always amazed how much better I feel all around. I love the quality of the people I attract around me from this place.

With Love and Gratitude,

Rachael Wolff, Author of Letters from a Better Me

Quotes That Make My Soul Sing #28

“The most important choice you make is what you choose to make important.”

-Michael Neill

YES! YES! YES! Where I put my energy is what I’ve made my priority. I know that if my energy is in a healthy place, life is better; my relationships are better; and my circumstances feel better. I’ve found that when I slip from paying attention to where I’m putting my energy, my priorities get all jumbled up and my stress levels start to overcome me. I needed this reminder!

With Love and Gratitude,

Rachael Wolff, Author of Letters from a Better Me

Quotes That Make My Soul Sing #27

“Every happy home has a foundation of love and a framework of support.”

Wes Fesler

As I read these words, I feel a deep exhale coming from my core. I am so blessed for all the experiences that brought me to this place both within and around me. I’m reminded that I create an inner home, and that has the same needs as anything I want to support and nurture around me. I know that I have to do the daily work to keep up with both.

With Love and Gratitude,

Rachael Wolff, Author of Letters from a Better Me

Quotes That Make My Soul Sing #26

“Remember that sometimes NOT getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.”

Dalai Lama

I love reminding myself of this when I feel like things aren’t going my way. I trust that everything is happening in a way that is aligned with the energy I’m putting out there. So if I’m aligned with love, abundance, and peace, I know that what is being created is to serve my highest good. I’ve also discovered that even when something is created out of the energy of fear, lack, and separation, I can still choose to serve my highest good as soon as I shift my energy back to love, abundance, and peace. The journey just tends to be a more challenging process. A great reminder to choose where I put my energy wisely.

With Love and Gratitude,

Rachael Wolff, Author of Letters from a Bette Me

Quotes That Make My Soul Sing #25

“The thankful heart opens our eyes to a multitude of blessings that continually surround us.”

James E. Faust

I definitely feel this one in my soul. Living in gratitude is an amazing gift we give to ourselves and all the people around us. My interactions with others are so much healthier when I look at them through eyes of gratitude. I don’t carry weight from my past when I look back in gratitude, because even the most painful experiences brought me beautiful blessings. I wouldn’t be writing the way I do now if it wasn’t for everything I have experienced. It is such an amazing gift to know that I can CHOOSE to be thankful no matter what is happening.

Wishing all who are reading this today: a day full of love, gratitude, and many blessings.

With Love and Gratitude,

Rachael Wolff, Author of Letters from a Better Me

Quotes That Make My Soul Sing #24

“If we really love ourselves, everything in our life works.”

Louise Hay

What I discovered is self-love projects out and comes back to me. This doesn’t mean that I don’t face challenging times and have moments where I feel defeated, but it does mean that I have an inner knowing that it’s all going to work out and I don’t use shame and self-abuse as a weapon of mass destruction against myself. When I don’t do that, I make better choices for myself. In the end, when I’m not working against myself, I know everything will work out.

With Love and Gratitude,

Rachael Wolff, Author of Letters from a Better Me

Quotes That Make My Soul Sing #23

“When someone is speaking to us, we take their words and filter them through our personal beliefs.”

Susyn Reeve, Heart Healing

Paying attention to how I’m receiving someone else’s words in accordance to my own personal beliefs has opened my heart up in so many different ways. I ask more questions when I feel my own beliefs coming in. I have a genuine interest in understanding where people are coming from. I know, I’m not capable of seeing the whole picture, but my awareness helps me listen with compassion and empathy for other people’s experiences. It also shows me where I have emotional triggers that I need to work through. So many gifts in simply understanding my own filters.

With Love and Gratitude,

Rachael Wolff, Author of Letters from a Better Me

Quotes That Make My Soul Sing #22

“Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.”

Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I never knew how much holding onto resentment affected my inner peace until I started diving into my inner work. As long as I held onto my resentments towards myself or others, I projected chaos. When I started doing forgiveness work by writing letters, burning them, and then handing them over to God, I felt free. This didn’t mean that I didn’t shut plenty of doors, I did. I just no longer shut the door to my heart because of other people’s choices. I also stopped beating myself up over my own learning experiences. It is just as important to forgive myself as it is for me to forgive others if I want to maintain my peace.

With Love and Gratitude,

Rachael Wolff, Author of Letters from a Better Me

Quotes That Make My Soul Sing #21

“Be ACCOUNTABLE for your own joy. Nobody is RESPONSIBLE for YOUR joy, but YOU!”

Holly M.R. Dickinson

What a beautiful daily reminder from author Holly. I know this, yet I still can use the reminder. My joy is mine. When I commit to living in it, ALL my interactions with others are healthier because my boundaries represent my highest good, and I give from a place of love.

One of the ways I commit to my joy is to make sure I’m following pages that do to, which is why I love both of Holly’s Facebook pages: https://www.facebook.com/joyfulnavigations (which is where I found this quote) and https://www.facebook.com/positivequoteswithauthorholly

With Love and Gratitude,

Rachael Wolff, Author of Letters from a Better Me