I’m grateful I KNOW acceptance. Acceptance for me is in the exhale. When I’m in fear of the unknown future or holding onto the story of something from my past (even if the past was two minutes ago), I hold my breath. When I consciously exhale, I’m releasing all of it to what is in this moment and I feel peace…at least for the moment. Sometimes it takes more work to get me into the energy of acceptance, but when I’m there, I’m calm. Accepting what is empowers me to do something about my circumstances, but putting my focus on what should have, could have, and would have keeps me trapped in the vicious cycle of a toxic story. KNOWING acceptance can keep me from wasting my energy on what isn’t. It also helps me when I start spinning the stories to take that breath and ask myself why I’m aligning with the energy of fear, lack, and separation. Any time I’m not accepting what is, I’m living in lack. I much prefer to live in abundance.
There is a bigger picture that I can’t see, I choose to have faith in the bigger picture. That means everything that is happening is serving a greater purpose. I choose to believe that things are happening for me, not to me. I’m not a victim of my circumstances. Everything I’ve been through has the potential to help others and myself live a lives aligned with love, abundance, and peace more than fear, lack, and separation. Knowing that my experiences help me be a more compassionate, loving, accepting, and empathetic person to someone else’s situation makes each challenge worth it. I KNOW acceptance, and I choose to do the work to get me there whenever I notice my story is creating chaos aligned with fear, lack, and separation.
I do get lost in my story from time to time which pulls my energy from a productive place. I’ve had those moments where I don’t understand the timing, financial circumstances, and aligning of events and people. What saves me from getting stuck in the toxic story sucking the energy out of me is that KNOWING that everything is as it is supposed to be. I’m EXACTLY where I’m supposed to be in this moment and every moment otherwise I would be somewhere else. If I can get myself there, it’s easier for me to see that is true for everyone else too. We are all experiencing our journeys the way we are meant to experience them. It’s up to each one of us to decide how we want to live the journey we’ve been given. When I get to this place, I’m truly living in the energy of acceptance, and in that acceptance I can see exactly where my choices are in this moment. I’m smiling from ear to ear just BEING with the energy that this belief (perspective of truth) creates within me.
Today, I commit to BEING in acceptance. Everything is exactly as it is meant to be in this moment. This doesn’t mean that things can and/or won’t change in the next moment—They will. That is life. I trap myself with stories keeping me in the past or getting me to fear the future. Those stories aren’t what is. Those stories are me not BEING in acceptance. When I accept the past, and make choices in the present moment towards a goal of how I want to live my life internally. I move through the moments aligned with the energy of love, abundance, and peace. Part of living in that energy is BEING in acceptance of what is and KNOWING what is CAN and WILL change. BEING in acceptance takes daily practice. Accepting that I’m not being in acceptance is a part of the practice. I have to see when I’m not BEING in the energy of acceptance in order to move into the energy. Being in acceptance is about noticing how I’m choosing to move through the moments of my day:
- Am I creating stories with should, would, or could in them?
- Am I choosing to be an active participant in the moments I’m given?
- Am I allowing myself to be exactly where I am without judgement?
- How am I reacting or responding to the circumstances that are unfolding in front of me?
- Am I judging myself or others making up stories of should have, would have, and/or could have?
- Am I engaging in stories in my head or with others that align me with the energy of fear, lack, and separation keeping me from living in acceptance?
Those are just a few questions that popped into my head. Another part of Being in acceptance is seeing clearly what acceptance is. Today, I will be acknowledging throughout the day what acceptance means to me. Here’s what I have so far:
- Acceptance is realizing when I choose to lie down to be walked on.
- Acceptance is seeing when a person isn’t capable of being responsible and/or accountable for their actions and changing my actions accordingly to do what is healthiest for me.
- Acceptance is seeing when there is a miscommunication, not creating a story around it, and asking questions for clarity.
- Acceptances is having compassion for myself when I made choices that didn’t feel safe, good, productive, etc.
- Acceptance is about being okay with exactly where I am in this moment.
- Acceptance is understanding whatever happened, happened and it is apart of my journey.
- Acceptance is being okay with change.
With Love, Abundance, and Peace,
©Rachael Wolff 2021
Author of Letters from a Better Me