Daily Aligning with Love, Abundance, and Peace #206

I’m grateful for the love I feel when I treat my body respectfully. This one took me a lot of time to figure out. I went through years of abusing my body with poor choices. I still neglect her from time to time. When I’m showing her the love and respect that she deserves, I feel a love that permeates into everything I say, do, and think. If you have been keeping up with the daily posts, you saw the last two days were about exercise and walking (click for links) for the benefits of how doing them makes me feel. These last two days is what led me here today. As I started treating my body better, I starting feeling the love for my body more clearly. I started noticing all the things my body can do. Treating my body with respect made me want to show it even more love by what I was eating and drinking. This isn’t a forced feeling like a diet. It’s a love feeling. I’m taking care of something that I love.This was just the reminder I needed to make me want to make sure that I’m showing my body respect DAILY!

Today, I commit to respecting my body. As I finished the last sentence, I picked up my water bottle. Drinking water is showing my body respect. My body needs water. When I don’t give her enough water, I’m neglecting her. As I’m writing this post so many thoughts are flowing into my head of things I can do to show my body respect today. Here are some in no particular order:

  • Stretching
  • Walking
  • Core Strengthening exercises
  • Eating healthy
  • Drinking water
  • Dancing
  • Tapping (EFT)—to work through stress
  • Meditating
  • Epsom Salt bath
  • Massage
  • Heating or icepack when needed
  • Supplements
  • Smoothies with added ginger root, cinnamon, and honey
  • Movement breaks throughout the day
  • Not doing things that have a negative effects on my organs/health
  • Chakra work
  • Plenty of sleep

These are just initial thoughts of things I can do. It doesn’t mean I will do them all. I just know the more respect I show my body, the better I feel. The better I feel, the better I treat myself. The better I treat myself, the better I treat others. The better I treat others, the faster the world changes in a positive direction… these are patterns of thoughts and behaviors I can get behind! These are the things that keep me aligned with the energy of love, abundance, and peace.

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 for more information, formats, and purchasing options)

Friday Feel-Good Book Series: Books that Gave Me Seeds to Thrive

New Series Starts September 20, 2019

Hello Friends, Followers, and Visitors:

I’m starting a new series! I decided Fridays was a good day to tell you about the books that gave me seeds to thrive. Each Friday, I will tell you about a book I’ve read on my journey and why I would recommend it. The books will not be in any particular order. Just know that every Friday, until I feel like I’m done, I will share one of my treasures with you. It will be your choice if you decide you want to plant one of these seeds in your garden. I encourage comments, insights, and sharing the books that helped you. You never know what book I will feel energetically pulled to read next. I tend to have a good two to three books going at a time. Just remember the name of my site, comments should come from a loving place, or they won’t be posted. If there is a quote from a book that inspires you to live better, you can share it along with the author name, book title, and the page number the quote is from.

Why am I Doing This?

I’m often asked about the books I read. For those who don’t know me, I’m an avid reader of ways to make life better. I started my love of reading about this over thirty years ago. Here are a few of my favorite topics: self-help, spirituality, personal transformation, mindfulness, meditation, yoga, healthy living, brain studies, human development, sociology, psychology, religion, and cultural anthropology. Reading all these books has helped me see the person I want to be, ways (not one way) to get there, and be open to see what could be holding me back. They helped me discover my strengths and weaknesses, along with what I was ready for and what I wasn’t. I also have read about plenty of ways I don’t want to live. 

In every book I’ve read, I’ve discovered there are no new concepts, just different ways of presenting them. If the writer is viewing a concept through a place of fear, I look at how that affects their view of interpretation. If a writer is seeing a concept through a place of love, I look to see how I’m connecting to their beliefs about the topic before I consider their perspective of truth. No matter what, I know and understand that every writer is speaking from his or her own place of truth. I understand that just because they believe a certain way of doing things is the right way, it’s up to me to decide what is the best way for me. In the end, only I can decide the perspectives of truth that I will form my reality around. No one can force us to have a belief that serves or doesn’t serve us living our best lives. We have to be open to see how our own beliefs are affecting our reality and make a choice on whether or not to keep our energy believing what we do. 

I believe I can learn from EVERYTHING I read. If I feel an energetic pull to read something, I know there was a reason I was meant to read it. I look for the lessons. There hasn’t been a book in the categories I listed above that I got nothing from. There are some that I put down, because when the energetic force stopped pulling me to read it, I knew I got what I needed. Being a reader of this kind of material, it’s good to trust the journey. We don’t know where it’s leading us. 

When I read A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson at fourteen, I had no idea the journey I was about to go on. I’ve read the book at least four times now and I find something new and different that resonates EVERY time. My fourteen-year-old self wasn’t ready for a lot of what I was reading, but it gave me seeds. I could see I wanted to live from a loving place. I just would have to go through a lot of life experiences before the material would truly sink in. 

I picked up The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle three times throughout a period of five or six years before I was ready to grasp his voice. I would make it through a couple of chapters, then put it down. I actually ended up reading A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle first. I did the Oprah course she had on it. After doing that, when I picked up The Power of Now again, I got it and loved it! I read it right when I needed to and right when it was important for a big step in my journey. 

The point is, when we are invested in this type of material, TRUST THE JOURNEY! Don’t beat yourself up about what you should read, or what you should do. You are ready when you’re ready. If you feel pulled to read something, GET THE BOOK! If you’re reading and all the sudden you stop—It’s okay! You read what you needed to for now, or you would have felt pulled to read more. Don’t get rid of the book! Sometimes you will find that it’s years before you’re ready, but it’s good to have so that when you are ready for it, you can open it and just start reading.  I can’t even begin to tell you how many times this has happened to me. 

I hope you are excited to get on board! The fun will begin soon. See you back here Friday!

With Love and Gratitude, 

Rachael Wolff ©2019