Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #304

I’m grateful for the symbolic meanings of the tufted titmouse.Tap, tap, tap, it’s time. My little friend let’s me know that today is the day I share the experiences I’ve had with this adorable creature. Recently, my partner put a bird feeder outside of my window. When I got it, I was hoping to attract the cardinals, blue jays, and red-winged blackbirds. We put out a protected bird feeder for the little birds too, but I had no idea what I was in store for. In yesterday’s post, I mentioned a couple of birds that will actual tap on my window to get me to pay attention, this one is one of those birds.

This is the one that tapped on my window right before I wrote this piece.

One day, I sat watching the feeder and this little grey bird shows up with the cutest little tuft that I have ever seen. I’m fascinated! At the time, I had already started writing my symbolic meanings segment of the series. So, of course I looked up this adorable bird. The first thing I discovered is that it was a tufted titmouse. Then, I looked up the symbolic meaning and this is what I read: 

The Tufted Titmouse is a message that you may think that your contributions or abilities are mere, ‘gifts’ but they are impactful and empowering to so many that you may not yet be aware of. You spread hope and indemnify spiritual illnesses. Sometimes without even trying. You make a difference. 

Quornesha S. Lemon (website source in name)

I LOVE that.  My heart sang and I felt aligned with the highest good in that moment, which is one of the indications when I know a message is meant for me. As if the visit from this little messenger wasn’t enough, now he/she shows up and knocks on my window if I’m not paying attention. I pay close attention to what I’m doing and thinking when I hear that knock now. The little tufted titmouse reminds me that I’m doing what I’m meant to do and loving every second of it.

What I had forgotten about is that I’ve seen this bird before. I was telling my friend the story about my little visitor and she reminded me that we saw them when we went on our writing trip in the summer of 2020. I start looking through the pictures, and sure enough, I see the tufted titmouse. What is interesting is that it wasn’t long after the trip that I started writing the Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace series. It was being in the energy of love, abundance, and peace up there that made me want to commit to doing the work so that I could feel it daily without having to get away to connect and align. It was 2020, I knew I needed all the help I could get. Seeing the symbolic meanings not only helped me to connect to even more to what I’m doing right now, but finding that second piece out helped me connect more to the journey that brought me to where I am right now. The whole idea brings me so much peace—tears are welling up in my eyes.

In the mountains of North Carolina 2020

Today, I commit to embracing the symbolic meanings of the tufted titmouse. I’m blessed to have the reminder knocking at my window. I take those kind of signs to heart. Living from a loving place is my calling. I love finding knew and creative ways to align my energy with love, abundance, and peace daily as you can see if you’ve been following along. The tufted titmouse is my reminder to stay the course.

I’m here doing what I do for a reason. My journey has not been an easy one, but every experience has helped me to be able to connect with the people who are drawn to my work and/or me as a person. I show up, just like the this little tufted titmouse did for me this morning. Today, I will continue to make sure I keep showing up! If you are here reading this piece, you are reading this for a reason, but only you can know what that reason is. Go within, consider this the tufted titmouse knocking at your window. We are all making a difference in this world. Every choice we make is helping the world to align with the energy of love, abundance, and peace or fear, lack, and separation. The questions I ask myself are:

  • What are my gifts I can offer the world?
  • How do I keep my gifts aligned with the energy of love, abundance, and peace?
  • What is my daily work to stay aligned with the change I want to create today?
  • What energy am I projecting in this moment? How do I amplify the love and embrace the fear to be able to move through it?
  • How am I empowering myself today?
Outside my window

With Love, Abundance, and Peace,

©Rachael Wolff 2021

Author of Letters from a Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World — Click title to learn more

Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #263

I’m grateful for the gifts that come from listening to other people’s perspectives. If I can listen openly, I’m listening from the energy of love, abundance, and peace. If I’m making judgments, being rude, condemning the person, name-calling, insisting on my own way, etc., I’m listening (if you can call it that) from the energy of fear, lack, and separation. I’m not responsible for where someone else’s energy is—only where mine is. When I can listen from the energy of love, abundance, and peace, I can receive the gift the person is there to offer me, whether it be in-person, reading, audio, watching on TV, etc. If their energy is aligned with fear, lack, and separation it doesn’t mean they aren’t offering me gifts. I just have to be willing to see through the story to receive them, but I can only do that if I listen. I’ve got so many amazing life tools from listening to other people’s perspectives, my life wouldn’t be where it is today without the influence of many other perspectives.

I’m grateful for perspectives that show me how I want to live and ones that show me how I don’t want to live. In over 30+ years of reading personal and spiritual growth, along with my academic background, I’ve read and heard many different perspectives. We each have different ways of doing things. There are different kinds of therapies for mental health, spiritual belief systems for spiritual wellness, financial advice for financial health, professional training for professional development, exercise and eating programs for eating health, etc. If there is one thing I’ve learned, it’s that there is no ONE right way to live our best lives. Listening and asking questions helps me to limit the story I’m creating in my own mind, learn more about the actual person, and figure out where their perspective came from. I find this experience to be such a gift even if they are showing me that they are lost in the energy of fear, lack, and separation, because it ignites my compassion instead of my separation.

Today, I commit to honoring the gifts of other people’s perspectives by listening wholeheartedly. When I’m open to hear other people’s perspectives, I listen to where they are holding their energy. Are they coming from the energy of love, abundance, and peace or fear, lack, and separation? If I remember to put my energy here, I find that I’m less likely to negatively judge them, which puts me in the energy of fear, lack, and separation. I won’t see the gifts from that energy space.

If I remain in the energy of love, abundance, and peace while listening, I’m open to hear what I’m supposed to get from the conversation. I also am able to receive intuitive hits that guide me to ask questions, offer assistance, hear Universal messages of love, and/or in toxic cases know when to walk away. Today, my focus is going to be on listening to what others have to say and thanking God for any gifts I receive. This will be fun because I have a lot of reading to do today from four different books. I’m sure there will be a lot of gifts there. I’m also going to enjoy listening to the perspectives of friends, family, and neighbors.

With Love, Abundance, and Peace,

©Rachael Wolff 2021

Author of Letters from a Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World — Click cover to learn more!

Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #262

I’m grateful for the gifts that come from being me. I am uniquely me. I was born to be the exact person that I am. I was born with the wisdom of the Universe living inside of me just like everyone else. I see the world through my own perspectives of truth, which makes the way I share my stories uniquely mine. I take in the world through the lens of my own personal stories, and project out to the world through that same lens. I can change and grow out of lenses that no longer work for me, and I can clean and refurbish as needed by changing my stories. Understanding stories are based on how we align with love, abundance, and peace or fear, lack, and separation has guided me to live my life the way that I do. My unique way of living and being offers many gifts, both for myself and others. Others don’t have to accept me, how I live, what I say, the things I do as gifts, that is their journey. I can only live the perspectives of truth that feel right to me, and I see my life experiences as gifts.

I want you to take a close look at this picture. This dog has three legs. He was running on the beach and playing fetch with his owner. His tail was wagging endlessly as he enjoyed living in the moment. I was so moved by this dog’s unique and beautiful way of doing things. It reminded me that each life, no matter how many trials and tribulations offers tremendous gifts if we are willing to see them — I AM! I could have chosen many different stories to tell about this dog and his circumstances, but I CHOOSE to see the love and the joy. I choose to let this dogs joy permeate through me. I received a gift from just watching the dog be who he is. I might not have noticed the dog the way I did if he looked and acted like the other dogs. This experience took me inward and tapped into Universal messages of love and authentic joy.

Each time I’m willing look at what I’m carrying inside me, I receive a gift. I accept the gift when I receive it from a place of love, abundance, and peace. However I show up in someone else’s life offers them a gift to look within themselves. Seeing the world through this lens helps me to see opportunities where before I might have felt victimized, trapped, or lost in the chaos from the energy of fear, lack, and separation.

I think about what it took for me to see how much I self-abused. I remember asking God, “Why does this keep happening to me? Are you punishing me? Do you not think I’m worthy of love? Am I really that bad of a person that I deserve this kind of treatment?” I was pretty thick-headed at the time to see how I was treating myself. It took me many years to see that how I was being treated was a reflection of how I treated myself. I would stay, because the messages I was getting matched what the unhealed parts of me that were repeating on loop internally. I covered my pain with positivity, so I missed how messed up the deeper messages were. I didn’t see the layers of shame, guilt, rage, and hate bubbling under the surface. I was given gifts to show me the answers I asked. That is what got me out of my own way and opened the door for me to take charge of my life. I took responsibility for living the definition of love in my life. Now, I get ample opportunities to give and receive love. I’m treated with love and respect, because I have very clear boundaries and communication skills to let people know what is acceptable and unacceptable for me. I’m so grateful that I’m finally at a place where I love and accept myself exactly as I am, because now I get to enjoy being me, which makes it much easier to give from a loving place.

Today, I commit to honoring the gifts that come from being me. I was born into a soul already full of Universal wisdom. When I allow my authentic self to shine, the wisdom my soul projects out and reflects back in the people around me. The beauty is when two people share their authentic selves, we tap into Universal wisdom together. You know those moments where you have conversations that give you goosebumps, chills, or a warming sensation? I LOVE THOSE. I see those energy exchanges as some of the most wonderful gifts.

When I chose to see and honor the gifts that came from simply being me, I got to truly live in awareness and abundance of all the AMAZING gifts we each offer each other. Gifts are seeds. We can only ever plant and nurture seeds in our own gardens. I see the importance of looking carefully at what I want living in my garden. I can transmute a seed of hate with love by aligning my energy with love, abundance, and peace. I can give others roses or weeds as a gift that they will choose to do with what they want. I try to give more of what offers beauty and wisdom, but I’m not going to say I don’t still have unhealed parts of me that offer some weeds. If I discover that is what I passed, I let the people I passed it to know.

The way I see it is we offer a person a gift the second they choose to judge us and/or we choose to judge them, however we are judging each other. Our judgments (interpretations) of others show us where we are, not where the person we are judging is. Are we judging through a lens of love, abundance, and peace or fear, lack, and separation? Universal wisdom comes from the energy of love, abundance, and peace. If that is not what I’m projecting out in my thoughts of others, I’m not in that energy. I can feel the difference inside of me, which developed after I stopped self-abusing and started seeing the gifts that came from being me. When I operate from that energy is when I feel like I have the most to offer.

I’m grateful I have the opportunity to give and receive gifts by simply being me. Each day I’m alive I have ample opportunities to offer gifts just by doing whatever it is I choose to do. I get to make choices in how I want to pass on the gifts. I used to pass on my gifts unconsciously, which means I was left making a lot of amends. Now, I still make amends, but the amends becomes a part of the gift as soon as I spot how I aligned with fear, lack, and separation in my actions or reactions. I also get the opportunity to share from the place that I’ve gotten really comfortable, which is in the energy of love, abundance, and peace. I love the gifts that I offer myself and others from this place just by projecting how I’m living inside.

How we see ourselves is the amount of light we have to offer the world. The more we accept and embrace our own journeys, the more we see our purpose. It’s not in all our outer accomplishments and stuff, it’s about what we have to give the core of who we are. That’s the place where we can tap into the purest wisdom there is. The only time I’m able to truly appreciate and see the wisdom clearly is when I’m in the energy of love, abundance, and peace. All it takes is to love and respect myself as I do anyone else and I’m instantly thinking, feeling, speaking, and doing from the healthiest part of my being.

With Love, Abundance, and Peace,

©Rachael Wolff 2021

Author of Letters from a Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World

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Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #258

I’m grateful for the gift of time. I’m grateful for the continuation of present moments that most of us refer to as time. I’m grateful for the amazing gifts that come with the opportunities to grow from moment to moment. I’m grateful for the time I’m given to surround myself with people I love. I’m grateful for the many things I get to do with my time here. I’m grateful for time I get to relax and not get caught up in the doing. I’m grateful that each day I get to wake up knowing that today is a gift that I can do whatever I want with—free will (yesterday’s topic if you missed it). I truly believe in the perspective of Divine timing and that belief offers me so many incredible gifts in how I choose to view time and space. With time there are endless opportunities to grow and expand.

Thinking about time, I really am amazed at how my life has unfolded. I feel blessed for all the connected moments I’ve gotten to share with others. I’ve had an incredible journey so far. It hasn’t always been pretty as I’ve shared before, but there is not a moment that wasn’t a part of getting me to where I am today. Each moment offers opportunities for me to make choice after choice to lead me in the same or a new direction. When I really think about the gift of time, it truly makes me grateful for my experience to start a new day.

Today, I commit to honoring the gift of time. I opened my eyes with a healthy body and mind today. My energy feels aligned with love, abundance, and peace as I take one moment and one breath at time. I will honor the time I’m given today by breathing in the gifts that time is offering me today, and appreciating all the time I’ve been given to heal what no longer works in my life. Everyday offers me a new opportunity heal, grow, connect, rest, work, play, and on and on. I also have time to invest in what is important to me in this moment. That can be self-care, career aspirations, training, family relations, etc. Time is only my enemy if I make it my enemy. I choose consciously to make time my ally. This is how I’m honoring the gift of time that I’ve been given today.

When I remember that the time I get to live is a gift, I see the importance of asking myself the question: What do I want to do with it? I’ve also learned to be less judgmental when a make choices consciously and unconsciously. Negative judgments of myself keep me aligned with the energy of fear, lack, and separation. I have no interest in feeding that energy. I simply take accountability and responsibility for my choices without the self-abuse attached to it. By being aware of my choices, I empower myself to choose differently next time and the next time happens in the next moment.

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 you like what I write on FromALovingPlace.com, you will LOVE the contents of this book. It takes you on a journey step by step to do the inner work to align with your best self.

Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #256

I’m grateful for the gift of presence. In this moment I’m at one with my fingers, my thoughts, my energy, and my Divine connection. I feel at one with all that is. I feel complete. I have everything I need in this moment, from the air I breathe to the dog sleeping next to me. I can feel the energy of love, abundance, and peace, working through every fiber of my being. I’m not separate from you and you are not separate from me in this moment. We are connected beyond time and space. You are reading these words and I’m writing these words in the moment we are meant to be which is now. How beautiful is that? What an amazing gift.

Over the next several days, I’m going to focus on connecting to being in the state of AWE by focusing on the many gifts that come from aligning my energy with love, abundance, and peace. I encourage anyone reading to embrace your AWE and live fully in the the gratitude of the gifts you are presented with daily.

Today, I commit to honoring the gift of presence. When I sit back and think about this AWE-inspiring gift I feel nothing but overwhelming amounts of gratitude. How else would I catch the image of the firefly in the sunset if it weren’t for presence? How else would I be able to laugh and enjoy my children if it weren’t for presence? How else would I have engaged in loving moments with my partner if it weren’t for presence? Each moment appreciated happened in the present moment. I can’t live abundantly without being present, because when I’m not present, I’m living in lack of what hasn’t happened or already has, I’m not right here in this moment knowing that I have absolutely everything I need to live from a loving place.

Tears are welling up in my eyes with the love flowing out of my fingers. I love the sensations of the keyboard as my fingers play them like a piano. This is my music. As I look around my room, I notice how I’ve surrounded myself with beautiful messages of inspiration at every turn of my head. I’m reminded once again that I’ve created this safe space protected by love, light, hope, beauty, peace, wisdom, and abundance. On each wall there is a pathway back to the energy of love, abundance, and peace. I didn’t even notice that until this very moment—SEE the gift of presence! As I raise my eyes from my page I see the words, “The meaning of life is to live it.” Living happens in the present moment. The gifts just keep coming and the love within me keeps expanding. Now in the state of complete AWE. Through my thoughts and prayers, I spread this energy out to the people in the world who need it . I sit in my breath and use it as an offering. This is the energy I want to see more of in the world, which is why I choose RIGHT now to give it wholeheartedly. This is me honoring the many gifts that come from living in the present moment. This is me living my happily ever now.

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 start reading or listening today. If you want to see where your blocks are to living in your happily ever now, you will get the tools you need within these pages. Do you have to identify as a woman to read this? No! The letters are aimed at women, but you can write your own letters and the book will have the same effect. This book is about opening ourselves up to representing what we stand for from a loving place. Just like daily aligning, it takes daily work. We have to be willing to see ourselves clearly if we want to operate as our best selves out in the world.