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 #191

I’m grateful to the mountains for connecting me with the AWE. I consider the feeling of AWE that of the most pure joy that takes our breaths away. We are fully engaged with the present moment to the point of authentic BEING. In this space we are fully aligned with love, abundance, and peace. Mountains are one of those things that can get me to the state of AWE every time I take the time to appreciate them. Every time I take a mountain trip, I feel completely centered and refreshed from that time enjoying the present moment. The best thing is that there are tons of amazing photos and videos of mountain landscapes at the touch of my fingers. I have them on my walls. I have them tattooed on my soul. When I’m deep in the muck, and can’t muster up the strength to use tools I know that will get me out, I can simply scroll through these beautiful landscapes and be in the AWE.

Today, I commit to aligning with love, abundance, and peace by being in AWE over mountain views. One of the things I’ve been enjoying doing is sending prayers out when I’m in the state of AWE. I feel like I’m in my most connected energy when I’m there, so why not share as much as I possibly can. Looking at mountains is so much fun for me, because not only am I aligning with love, abundance, and peace, I’m manifesting more of this beauty in my life. We get back what we put out there. Finding the things that create AWE in our lives is what we need to create more good in the world.

I know I have to make sure I’m on my own priority list, so that I can connect with the AWE. When I do that, I feel like I’m making a better space to connect to others, myself, and God. I know that if I connect to others from a place of fear, lack, and separation, I will be creating more of that in the world. My goal always is to align the best I can with love, abundance, and peace. This means I need to do the work. That is why I write these daily blogs. This is why I keep finding more and more to be grateful for. This is why it’s so important for me to feel AWE. I’m so grateful I’ve discovered mountains being one of the fastest ways for me to get there. How did you get yourself there?

With Love, Abundance, and Peace,

©Rachael Wolff 2021

Author of Letters from a Better Me

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Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #83

I’m grateful for the AWE moments. AWE moments are those moments that truly MAKE you take a deep conscious breath because whatever it is you are looking at or experiencing takes you to a place of the most authentic joy. It can be from a moment shared with loved ones, nature, animals, friends, strangers, roller coasters, pictures, books, etc. It’s not something giving you this feeling, it’s you truly being at one with the moment and appreciating it that gives you the feeling. You don’t even have to leave your room to feel the AWE. It could be how an author describes something. It can be nature pictures you find online. You could have an AWE moment from watching home videos or a movie. An AWE moment can come from acts of kindness either that we participate in or watch. The beauty of AWE is that it is a place of oneness. When we are in a place of AWE, we are aligned with love, abundance, and peace. We are aligned with the exact moment we are in to experience the miracle of the moment. I’m so grateful for the AWE moments.

Today, I commit being in AWE. Like I said, we don’t have to go anywhere to feel AWE, so even if I have no plan of leaving my house, I can still get there. I can be in AWE from looking at nature photography, watching Ted Talks, seeing beautiful art, reading a meaningful book, or a fiction book with elaborate worlds. I can watch a movie, and the loving exchange between characters can bring me to tears of AWE.

Then, just walking out the door, I can look up at the sky and often will feel AWE when I watch cloud formations, see wildlife, or notice the colors of sunrise or sunset. AWE comes to me when I’m sitting in Zoom meetings and talking about AWE or listening to someone else talk about AWE, which is what recently happened and inspired me to write this piece. There is no excuse for me not have some AWE moments daily! It’s a choice whether to do something that I know will bring me authentic joy or not to. If I’m not willing to commit to being in AWE, I’m moving too fast and missing the gifts that are in front of me. If I do that often enough, I align with fear, lack, and separation instead of love, abundance, and peace. At the moment, I choose to stay in a loving place, because it feels better here. Even my sadness feels better when it’s not aligned with stories of fear, lack, and separation. So, today, I commit to being in AWE, and I will do it again tomorrow.

Today’s post is dedicated to Allen Klein. Thank you for dedicating so much of your life to helping individuals align with joy! His upcoming book is the Awe Factor: How a Little Bit of Wonder Can Make a Big Difference in Your Life.

With Love, Abundance, and Peace,

©Rachael Wolff 2020

Author of Letters from a Better Me

Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #28

One of the ways we can align our energy is visiting memories that bring us pure joy. Being able to get ourselves to a place of complete gratitude for being able to visit certain places might be exactly what we need to shift our energy away from any energy of fear, lack, and separation. This DOESN’T mean getting into the energy of wishing you were in that place right now. When we do that, we are saying that we aren’t appreciating being where we are. That works against us. I know, the business of aligning our energy can get tricky. If you think you want to be somewhere that you’re not, pay attention to what your body does. Nope, that tight energy is one of the signs we aren’t aligned with love, abundance, and peace. What we want to do is tap into those feelings of looking out to the mountains, sea, fields, flowers, forest, etc. Wherever you have felt that feeling of AWE just from being where your feet were. Now, if you are there, go into the place of gratitude and notice how expansive that feels. Notice the feeling of pure joy. Try to remain there for three conscious breaths. I’m often brought to tears in the best of ways. Tears are my body’s reaction to feeling a feeling fully.

Today’s challenge is to make sure we have a list of local places we can go where we can feel that pure joy. It may take some exploration, but whatever it takes, DO IT! It’s funny, it took me YEARS to figure out that my area had a bunch of different nature preserves that were filled with oak hammocks and beautiful scenery. Many of the pictures you see in my posts are from local areas around my house. The one below is where I walk daily in my neighborhood. EVERY day I walk I see a bird, flower, cloud, tree, decoration, or something that brings me to a place of joy. It’s funny, I’ve been walking my neighborhood for a long time, and I thought I’ve always been observant. I started doing these daily challenges, and all the sudden I feel like I’m seeing so much more. IT is AMAZING!!! When we create space for joy, more joy appears. I love the way that works.

With Love, Gratitude, and Peace,

©Rachael Wolff 2020

Author of Letters from a Better Me available in audiobook, audio CD, ebook, and paperback. Learn more here.

Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #10

Today, I’m focusing my gratitude on flowers in all their glory. For me, taking pictures of flowers reminds me to stop and pay attention. They provide us with such beautiful gifts. I love walking around my neighborhood and seeing all the variations. When the wind hits the right place, I smell the gardenia and the jasmine permeate the air. If you want to join me, take a few minutes to really stop, appreciate, and smell the flowers you love. What are your favorites? Do you have any around you? Go visit them if you can. If you don’t, find pictures and imagine smelling them. When the mind focuses, it can bring a smell from a memory right to you. Use the flowers to REALLY embrace the feeling of gratitude, because in this moment the flowers are enough to bring you into the energy of abundance. 

When we slow down and pay attention to the flowers, we give ourselves the opportunity to be fully engaged in the moment. We don’t even need to see flowers in person to feel the AWE. We can look at pictures online and notice details of these AMAZING creations.

Right now, I’m thinking about gardenia. Instantly, the beautiful scent fills my head, and I not only smell it, but absorb the last memory of me smelling it. I’m back to the AWE…a moment of pure joy , peace, and gratitude all at once—true abundance. It’s the most beautiful feeling. When you recognize the things that bring you to a feeling of AWE, it’s easier to move out of a moment of fear, lack, and separation and back into love, abundance, and gratitude.

Want to learn more about this journey? You can go to day 1 here.

With Love, Gratitude, and Peace, 

©Rachael Wolff 2020

 

If you want to dive into a deeper journey, check out Letters from a Better Me here!

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90-Day A Better Me Series: Day 67 -Celebrating What Doesn’t Work

90-Day A Better Me Series

Part III: Living the Journey

Making the Now Count: Rebuilding our Lives

Day 67: Celebrating What Doesn’t Work

“Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.”

-Garth Brooks

I’m not going to lie— This step takes some work! Celebrating what doesn’t work is a testament of our faith. It is us realizing that we don’t know what is best, and that is a VERY hard pill for many of us to swallow. I’ve talked about this multiple times in the series. If we were meant to be anywhere then where we are right at this moment, we would be there. There is something to learn from the moment we are in—

No matter what that moment looks like. As soon as we open ourselves up to learn instead of wishing things were different—We grow! Wishing things were different just keeps us stuck in the hamster wheel. We won’t get anywhere! So, if we are praying for things to change, a more productive prayer would be:

Please show me what I need to learn from the moment I’m in. Help me  move past whatever is blocking me.

There maybe a much better plan for us than we could imagine, but if we don’t learn what is necessary to get us there, we will just stay in the hamster repeating the lesson over and over. We may leave one relationship and move into the next, but the same patterns show up. We may leave one job for the next and the same patterns keep repeating themselves. We think our prayers are being answered for getting us out of one toxic situation only to find ourselves in another one. Where our thoughts and prayers go matter to the energy we are putting out into the Universe. We can’t escape or pretend to be somewhere we are not, energy is energy. It’s not judging us, it just is. So, even in the moments we are not getting what we want, we need to find away to celebrate.

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

-Dalai Lama

If we have faith in a Creator who is the encapsulation of love, why would we think what we were going through isn’t a necessary step to help us achieve love’s full embrace? Why would we think a Being who represents love is punishing us? The only one punishing us is ourselves and maybe other humans are trying to, but they can’t break our soul. They can’t destroy the love within us, no matter what hate they may throw at us. Our love is ours. Only we can lock it up in the dark and make it our prisoner.

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My perspective of truth is that I’m being led to be able to love to my full capability. Everything I experience is a stepping-stone to build my love for myself, for Source, for loved ones, for strangers, for the environment, for animals, for the planet, and for the Universe. Each lesson I get, I can choose to learn from or repeat. My kids are definitely able to show me the ones I need to repeat. I also get to see where I’ve healed and how I’m breaking generations of unhealthy patterns. Little steps, that’s all there ever is. So I’ve learned to surrender, sometimes with tight fists at first, but eventually, I remember—I’m loved more than I can humanly imagine. Everything is happening exactly the way it needs to for each person to learn what he or she are meant to learn in this life.  We have to become aware, accept, and then we get to take action. That is where we celebrate!!

How do we celebrate what doesn’t work, the big NO, the drama, the chaos, the illness, the pain, and the struggle?

9 Ways to Celebrate What Doesn’t Work

  1. Have a dance party! Make a playlist of music that gets your heart pumping. Know that no matter what the challenge is, it is leading you where you are supposed to be. Honor the love in your heart. If you are grieving, know that you are grieving because of your capability to love. If a partner left you, or you needed to leave them, dance because it wasn’t the right relationship for you to experience your best love story. Celebrate the cancer, illness, or disability because with it you have an amazing tool to teach others love and compassion while learning how to embrace the love within you on your journey through the pain.
  2. Go do something you love. Have that amazing dinner, explore somewhere new, visit with friends, take that walk, ride, or run; drive to the beach, mountains, or desert. We will be covering this more in the days to come.
  3. Get down on your knees and pray. Stand-up, with your hands in the air, and pray. Lie down in your bed and pray. Just pray in gratitude to learn from the lesson in front of you, and be grateful for the love that lies behind it.
  4. Write out a gratitude list for everything that the “not getting” is teaching you. Write about how grateful you are for the mistakes, the lessons, the failures, and the challenges because they are giving you opportunities to learn about perspective. We make the choice how we want to view anything in our lives. We don’t have to be victims of anything that we don’t choose to. Gratitude is a perspective that says, I’m bigger than anything that happens to me. I’m the love inside me and for that I will celebrate and be grateful.
  5. Create a spot in your life for peace. It can be the bathroom, a closet, a room, a bench, a tree, a chair, etc. Wherever it is, make this your spot to go to when you need to feel peace when you thought you knew what was best for your life and it didn’t work out the way you thought it would. This is the place that reminds you that even your trials are part of the master plan. This is the place where you embrace the love within you to feel at peace with what is happening around you.
  6. Find a plant, tree, flower, and/or animal that makes you feel AWE. Celebrate the simplistic AWE of life, of creation. You are here! You are alive! That is something to celebrate. If you aren’t where you want to be, make sure you are taking a step on your path in the direction you actually want to be going. Celebrate the AWE inside of you.
  7. Create something beautiful! I personally love word collages (click here to see more) and writing, but this can also include things like gardening, painting, drawing, photography, knitting, stenciling, needlepoint, etc. Just be creative and use your energy to create something beautiful. IMG_3371
  8. Hug someone you love. Not just a few second hug. Hug them for a whole minute. Feel the life of someone you love in your arms. Listen to her/his heartbeat and yours.  Take deep breaths and match your breathing with hers/his. We can celebrate what doesn’t work by embracing what does—LOVE!
  9. Play and laugh! Bring out the childlike energy within yourself and find a way to play and be joyful in the moment. If you have an animal play with her/him. My kids and I play the try not to laugh or smile game while watching funny videos on YouTube. Appreciate the moment you are in. Laughing yoga is a fun way to release tension and play. Just play! What doesn’t work matters a lot less when we appreciate what does.

Be real with yourself. If you are feeling like the victim of something that is happening to you, be there with the feelings. Then, look at different ways you can choose to look at the situation. When you are ready to open yourself up to the possibilities of seeing things differently— Celebrate that! Don’t beat yourself up for your bad mood or dark feelings, just know that is where you are in the moment and when you are ready to move out of that moment, you have choices. That in itself is a reason to celebrate. I love seeing the world through the eyes of perspective because I’m never trapped. I can ALWAYS choose to see things differently. I can be the person who is grateful for the rain or who dreads it, the choice is mine and it’s yours too.

 

With Love and Gratitude,

 

Rachael Wolff ©2019

Don’t forget to read today’s companion piece: 90-Day A Better Me Letters Series: Day 67 – Celebrating What Hasn’t Worked in My Life

 

 

Seeing the Miracles

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Have you ever had a thought or idea and the very next second, hour, day, or week it re-emerges through another person’s mouth? Have you ever had someone tell you about a book, then hear it’s name multiple times? Have you read that book and knew that it was exactly what you needed to hear? Have you ever been inspired to take action and it leads to great opportunities? I love when that happens. I know I am on the right track, my prayers are being answered, and I AM exactly where I’m supposed to be. As many times as it has happened to me, I still feel the complete awe in the moment. Lately, it has been happening a lot.

Most mornings, I take a walk to get my day started. One day, I was listening to an Oprah and Deepak Chopra meditation as I walked around the lake. My mind was wandering into all these creative places. Next thing I knew, Deepak said the exact words that were just in my head. It happened again and again. I took the sign seriously,  I knew things were moving exactly the way that they were supposed to. A couple weeks later, I was inspired to start writing again.

Since I started this blog, two weeks ago, I kept getting more signs that I am moving in the right direction. I will have just written or posted, then I will read a message on the very thing I posted about, or someone will talk to me about something I just wrote. The Universe keeps opening up and expanding. I give give credit to operating out of a loving place instead of fear.

Nature is my way of knowing where my head is focused. If I can spot the beauty, I know my head is good. If I ignore it, my day is in trouble. Those are the days I’m operating in autopilot, fear, and/or anxiety. When I know I’m there, it is essential that I get outside, look out a window, or go to nature pictures on my computer. Miracles will never be seen in autopilot. Don’t forget to look up at the clouds and be in awe. Awe is where miracles are seen. When I do this, my signs are clear, my heart is open, and I am ready for a great day.

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