A New Story

Take a breath and release what is causing your mind to suffer. Tell yourself a new story. We consciously or unconsciously tell ourselves stories that cause us to suffer or celebrate, to live in lack or abundance, to love or fear, and to embrace peace or separation within our own minds. It doesn’t matter what stories other people are telling themselves, we are only ever responsible and accountable for our own stories. What do you want yours to be for this moment?

When we keep the question in the present moment, we get the opportunity to make the unconscious—conscious. We allow ourselves to see the stories we are telling ourselves in this moment, and we give ourselves the freedom to change any part of the story that is not serving our highest good—If that is what we CHOOSE to do.

Circumstances don’t have to change in order for us to change our story. Here’s an example, my car window fell off it’s track or broke in some way. I told myself a story that was causing me to suffer. Then I stopped, took a breath, and told myself a new story that helped me to exhale with a feeling of peace and abundance. My window is still broken. I still have to figure out how to get it fixed, but I’m no longer suffering in my story of it.

I love that I was able to see the story I was telling myself and how I could let the story spin out of control if I let it go unnoticed. I love knowing I don’t have to tell myself ANY story that is causing me to suffer if I don’t want to. That FEELS like a beautiful miracle to me since I once believed that I had NO CHOICE. I felt doomed to live a life of suffering. I love that I was wrong!

With Love and Gratitude,

©Rachael Wolff 2021, Author of Letters from a Better Me available in audiobook, ebook, and paperback — Click title to learn more

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

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

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

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

Facebook.com/FromALovingPlace

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

YouTube Channel

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

Beyond Talking Points Interview (July 12, 2021)

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

Nita Sweeney Author Interview (April 2021)

https://nitasweeney.com/2021/04/author-interview-rachael-wolff/

Heart Wisdom for Challenging Times (March 2021)

Postcards from the Universe with Melisa Caprio (Dec 2020)

Here are a couple of listening options:

See More here: https://fromalovingplace.com/2020/05/11/the-ongoing-journey-of-letters-from-a-better-me/

If you want to make sure to stay in the loop…Follow Along:

With Love and Gratitude,

Rachael Wolff

Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #365

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

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

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

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

With SO MUCH Love, Abundance, and Peace,

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

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Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #362

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

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

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

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

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

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

With Love, Abundance, and Peace,

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

Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #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 #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 #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)

Beyond Talking point author Interview with Rachael Wolff

Bridgitte Jackson-Buckley, owner of Little Visioneers bookstore, asked me to be her special guest on her Beyond Talking Points video podcast series. I was so grateful for the opportunity to have this important conversation about forgiveness and so much more.

Beyond Talking Points: Forgiveness and Affirmative Letter Writing with Author Rachael Wolff

You can also find the interview at: https://www.littlevisioneers.com/podcast

We had such a beautiful conversation! I hope you enjoy!

With Love and Gratitude,

Rachael Wolff, Author of Letters from a Better Me available in audiobook, ebook, and paperback