Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #246

I’m grateful for what does show up. In a nutshell, that is abundance. My energy is focused on the blessings of my day. I’m grateful for everything from the quarters I find in pockets to the many blessings of my amazing relationships. I’m grateful for the people who read my words. I’m grateful for the words I read. I’m grateful for the money I do have. I’m grateful for the opportunities I get to grow into the best version of myself. When I get out of bed, I get to breathe and live. A simple breath can bring me AWE by focusing on the magnitude of what that means.

It is so easy to get lost in the world of lack. That is the energy of “not enough”. Some of the wealthiest and poorest people are stuck in this energy. Here’s the cool thing, some of the poorest and richest people live in the energy of abundance, which is living in gratitude for what does show up. The difference is where a person’s energy is aligning the majority of the time: fear, lack, and separation OR love, abundance, and peace.

I’ve learned that my life flows A LOT better when I’m aligned with love, abundance, and peace. The Divine guidance, Divine connections, and Divine financial abundance show up as needed based on what I’m projecting out to receive back. I learned a long time ago, I can’t fake the energy of abundance, I’m in it or I’m not. I’ve also learned that the shift from lack to abundance can take a matter of seconds if I really focus my energy on being grateful for what does show up. I love how this has worked in my life again and again.

Today, I commit to focusing on what DOES show up in my life. YES, I’m going to spend the day making sure I’m aligned with the energy of what gives me the best outcome, which is love, abundance, and peace. The quickest way I know to move me into this energy is to focus on the things that do show up in my life.

For anyone joining me today, please note, this does not mean we don’t honor our feelings wherever they are. When doing this kind of work, it’s important to name and pay attention to our feelings because they are there trying to show us something. We don’t want to miss that. This is not fake it until we make it. Today is about authentically focusing our energy on what does show up and watching where focusing on that energy takes us throughout the day.

I like to begin from the beginning of the day:

  • Oxygen showed up to supply me with a way to breathe.
  • My heart and blood are working and they are working great, YAY!
  • My limbs all have circulation and are ready to move!
  • My dog shows up with love and cuddles.
  • The warm water shows up to give me a wonderful cleaning.
  • My senses show up so I can feel the water, smell the soaps, hear my audiobook, and taste the water in the shower.
  • Blueberry coffee shows up to make my soul smile as my senses delight.
  • My children wake-up to start a new day.
  • My eyes work, which mean I can read and write to my heart’s content.
  • Divine guidance shows up to give me my assignments for the day.
  • I get to celebrate the love ones I do get to see and talk to today.
  • The money I need to survive is available to me today.
  • I have a safe and loving environment to live in.
  • I see so many wonderful birds to enjoy.
  • I love seeing the beautiful clouds.
  • I doing what I love with my writing and creating.
  • All the people who I’m meant to help today are crossing my path.

The goal is simply acknowledging what does show up for me as often as I can remember. I hold the feeling of gratitude for what shows up in my life moment to moment. Sometimes I get to the amazing feeling of pure AWE that brings me to tears. If challenging feelings come up, I focus my energy on the specific feelings and what messages the feelings are trying to tell me. I might then ask for Divine guidance to help me move through the feelings. As long as I don’t do any numbing activities, I will usually find my guidance in a book, a conversation, or a Divine guided experience that reveals a step to moving through the feelings. By doing this, I contribute to the feeling of AWE by watching what shows up even in the throws of painful feelings. I’ve moved myself through some pretty hard times this way. Avoiding the feelings is contributing to the energy of fear, lack, and separation. Even when I’m in that energy, I’ve learned not to do anything that adds to it if I can stay aware enough in the moment.

I know this practice helps me align with the energy of love, abundance, and peace in a very beautiful way. The more days I can keep the practice going, the more abundance I feel. I’ve had so amazing things happen to me after an extended period of doing this. The key is to stay aware of where my energy is going and see how it expands out to the people around me the more aligned I am. I love being able to spread love so effortlessly. That’s what happens the more aligned we are. This is the begin of BEING the change. Sometimes it’s not about the doing, we have to get to the place where we are authentically BEING so that we can contribute to the world from a loving place.

With Love, Abundance, and Peace,

©Rachael Wolff 2021

Author of Letters from a Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World (click on the book cover to learn more)

Love or Fear: The Straw-Hole Experiment

Over a decade ago, my friend Sarah gave me this image of us having a straw-holed vision of what is going on. A few years later, I took that image a step further and used it to create a visual example in a group project about the power of where we put our focus.  I’ve used this example in my 90-Day A Better Me Series and now I want to bring it to you. 

WHAT YOU NEED TO CONDUCT EXPERIMENT

Whether you use a metal straw or plastic straw, your hand to make a straw-sized hole, or the zoom feature on your phone, use what you have in front of you. The power of this experiment comes from doing it. 

DIRECTIONS

I want you to take out whatever you’re using and look at the two images below. Start off as close as you can on the image of your choice then slowly pull back.

ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS

  • Which image did you find yourself focusing on from the closer positioning?
  • What word was the center of your focus?
  • How much could you see around where you put your focus?
  • How much did you have to zoom in to see each and every word in the image?
  • Could you see the other image at all when your focus was on reading the words?
  • Could you focus on both images at the same time?

PULLING BACK TO GAIN PERSPECTIVE

  • How much more could you see?
  • Where was your focus?
  • Which words are you continuing to focus on?
  • Could you focus on both images at the same time?
  • Which image pulls your focus in?
  • How much could you see around where you put your focus?

IN CONCLUSION

No matter what we are looking at in our lives, we only have a very small view of the big picture. If we are focused on love/ hope it’s harder to focus on fear/ lack and vice versa.

The best we can do for ourselves and the world around us is try to pull our straw back from whatever we are focusing on to see a slightly bigger picture, then move the straw around to gain perspective on what we haven’t looked at and/or don’t understand. 

Once we gain the perspective, we can put so much more wisdom into where we choose to put our attention. 

We will never have a full picture view on anything in life. We can simply create perspectives of truth from whatever we are focusing our attention on.  Those perspectives will be based in love or fear, never both at the same time. Whichever we choose will create the straw-holed view of our focus, which we will be how we view our reality.

With Love and Gratitude, 

Rachael Wolff ©2020

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Who You Are is What Matters!

Too many of us put the focus on what we are not. This can create the horrible thought process of not being enough. We are enough being exactly who we are. When we stop focusing on lack, we become abundant. It all begins with the messages we are telling ourselves. Who we are is exactly who we are supposed to be. If we get caught up in what we are lacking and who we aren’t, our mind starts creating a very chaotic environment. This isn’t who we are. Our addictions are who we aren’t. If we loved and accepted ourselves, there would be no reason to numb our thoughts. If you want a better life, you are the only one who can give it to you. Our reality is created between our ears. Who are you? Go deep. Anytime you hear yourself defining yourself by what your not, look at it. See where that has gotten you. Did it bring happiness or stress? As Byron Katie says, “Who would you be without the thought?” It’s your choice whether you choose to change it or not. When we try to be anyone other than who we are, we suffer, the world suffers. We project out whatever we feel inside. We give to the world out of a place of love or lack. Be you! Love you! When we do this, the world gets the best of who we are.

#BeYou

With Love and Gratitude,

Rachael Wolff

Today is My Focus for 2018

On the first day of 2018, I decided I wasn’t going to focus on resolutions. Instead, I tore off the back of last year’s desk calendar. I pulled out my old Oprah Magazines, Louise Hay calendars, and Maya Angelou quotes and got to work making myself an inspirational collage. I figured by looking for positive and inspiring words, sayings, and quotes I would get my head where I wanted it to be.

Thinking of life in terms of a year was too overwhelming to me. I’m focused on taking life one day at a time and using my inspiration board as the daily inspiration to keep me moving in the direction of becoming the best version of myself. I have no idea where my road is taking me. I used to be so focused on planning it all out, but nothing I spent so much time planning has come to be. My life looks much different than I could have ever imagined, and I have so much to be grateful for on a daily basis. Yet, if I chose to look at my life through different goggles, I could easily focus on what I don’t have. Seeing my life through those dark glasses doesn’t help me. I have days, I choose to wallow, but I’ve learned that is my choice and I can change my mind at any second of the day. I don’t have to be stuck in any one way of thinking.

After reading dozens of books on staying present, I realized that it is a really good idea. I can’t change the past, but I can find the lessons in everything I’ve experienced. I can forgive myself and others for the hard stuff. I can find the blessings in all the perceived good and bad I’ve experienced. Doing this helps me not be a prisoner of my past and a victim of my present and future.

As for the future, I’m going to face whatever hardships come my way head-on and count my many blessings. The Divine Source of love will take care of the rest. I know I’m here to serve humanity through eyes of love. I know opportunities and challenges will be brought to my life to help me grow and serve. That’s all I need to know. The rest will unfold however it needs to, why waste my time worrying about how that looks? Today, I choose to look at life with an open heart and mind. I’m just going to enjoy the journey and live life to the best of my ability.

Thanks for reading.

With Love and Gratitude,

Rachael Wolff ©2018

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