For the third time this week, Standing in the parking lot last night, I found myself in a conversation with a friend about the intersection between our vision for our life and limiting beliefs. This friend is smart, funny, talented, beautiful, kind.... or we wouldn't be such good friends, right! There is nothing real that holds her back, only beliefs that keep her (and so many of us) from really just going for it! We start, and the hold back, then stop, then start again.... Ever been there? Can it really be done? Can I make a living doing what I love? Can I really make a difference in ...maybe it's education, wellness, art, adoption, child care, foreign missions, politics.... Whatever it is for you, my question is - WHY NOT YOU? Why not me? Why not us? Really -
My recent vision screening was grueling. I have done a lot of hard work in the realm of limiting beliefs. I struggle with the belief that truthfully, I am probably not going to make it all the way to where I want to go. I am probably only going to work hard and just almost get there.... Really?! Why? ...because once I being to walk forward, I learn quickly that the rest of seeing is tormentingly difficult. . . and there it is - I am the only one who can choose to keep going, keep seeing, keep learning... or revert back to the comfort zone.
Maybe we just need new lenses?
Sometimes we just need a kick in the right direction? For me that happens when a challenge is issued or I have some sort of real accountability. It's easy to settle back into what is familiar and comfortable. For some, that is just fine - they are happy there, no regrets. For others, maybe that's you - new lenses every once in a while are what you need. To be reminded that it may get uncomfortable and the path may lead to having to do things that scare you - but what you envision for your life is just on the other side of those challenges.
We all want to actually be what we believe we can be. The limitations - the limiting beliefs -are obstacles that are common to everyone, it's not just you. It's hard, but You got this! It is so worth it!
Annie Dillard shares this more succinctly and a bit more poetically... Love this. Let's not go back to what is familiar, let's adjust to the challenge. Take it all in. Take it all on. Let's live out our lives, making the world a better place and loving it!!
“I chanced on a wonderful book by Marius von Senden, called Space and Sight. . . . For the newly sighted, vision is pure sensation unencumbered by meaning: "The girl went through the experience that we all go through and forget, the moment we are born. She saw, but it did not mean anything but a lot of different kinds of brightness." . . . In general the newly sighted see the world as a dazzle of color-patches. They are pleased by the sensation of color, and learn quickly to name the colors, but the rest of seeing is tormentingly difficult. . . . The mental effort involved . . . proves overwhelming for many patients. It oppresses them to realize, if they ever do at all, the tremendous size of the world, which they had previously conceived of as something touchingly manageable. . . . A disheartening number of them refuse to use their new vision, continuing to go over objects with their tongues, and lapsing into apathy and despair. . . . On the other hand, many newly sighted people speak well of the world, and teach us how dull is our own vision.”
Which are you going to be? Share your vision, share your struggles, embrace the mental effort, the overwhelming colors, the tormentingly difficult work of seeing - and live life abundantly!
TO PROMOTE FAITH, NOT FEAR:
Blend 4 drops sandalwood, 2 drops coriander, 1 drop ginger, and 1 drop wild orange with 2 tablespoons of fractionated coconut oil in a glass roller bottle.
Application: Wear as a fragrance or inhale from the bottle as needed. (roll on wrists or behind ears and base of the skull)
Affirmation: I am full of faith. Faith in my God and His plan for my life. Faith in my future. Faith that I am on a journey meant for me. I am positive and full of energy that radiates from me and positively affects others, as I experience the abundant life that I am created for.
Wellness Advocate, BSN,RN
Top Three Essential Oils You Need: 99 Ways To Use Lavender, Lemon And Peppermint
There are so many amazing essential oils out there, but knowing which ones to start
with can be confusing! If this sounds familiar, then you’ve come to the right place. I’m going to introduce you to the three most popular essential oils from doTERRA that I always recommend; the Beginners Trio Kit of lavender, lemon and peppermint. I’m also going to share with you how to use them andhow to reap some fabulous benefits for you and your family. Remember that these are powerful oils and shouldn’t be applied without a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil. You can also use sweet almond oil or even olive oil. You can read more about using essential oils safely here.
Lavandula (common name lavender) is part of the mint family, Lamiaceae. Lavender flowers are usually purple, a colour associated with the crown chakra, for higher purpose and spiritual connectivity. This symbolism is so appropriate as lavender is often used for healing and. doTERRA source their lavender essential oil from Bulgaria where the sunny, dry Black Sea climate coupled with dry, well drained, sandy soils are ideal for this aromatic plant.
With a distinct aroma and countless applications, lavender essential oil has been used for centuries topically, internally and aromatically. Known for its sweet-floral aroma and calming properties, the major constituents of lavender oil include linalool and linalyl acetate. The versatile nature of this lovely oil make it a doTERRA favourite, and a must-have to keep on hand at all times.
33 Lavender Oil Uses And Benefits:
As my go-to Swiss Army knife essential oil, lavender is always in my holiday first-aid kit (read more here). Here’s a list of how to use lavender and some of the benefits:
Fun fact: it takes around 16 kilos of lavender flowers to produce just one 15ml bottle of lavender essential oil! If you’d like to learn more about the benefits and uses of lavender essential oil you can watch this video:
Have you tried any of these suggestions? What is your favourite way to use lavender?
doTERRA sources lemon essential oil from citrus orchards in Sicily, Italy. Through Co-Impact Sourcing®, doTERRA has provided a business opportunity for families who have grown lemon and bergamot for generations continue their family tradition of running an orchard. Clean, fresh, citrusy lemon essential oil is one of the most popular and versatile oils, with variety of uses and benefits, not just in the kitchen. The high limonene content makes it a powerful antioxidant and a cleansing agent so its deodorising and purifying properties are often used in cleaning and preservative products and diffusers. Lemon may also aid in digestion and support healthy respiratory function when taken internally.
33 Lemon Oil Uses And Benefits:
Fun fact: In one year, a single lemon tree has the potential to produce around 250kgs of lemons, and it typically takes around 45 lemons to fill a 15mL essential oil bottle. If you’d like to learn more about the benefits and uses of lemon essential oil you can watch this video:
Did you know about all the skincare applications for lemon essential oil? What are your favourite ways to use this lovely citrus oil in your home?
The peppermint plant is a versatile perennial herb that has been cherished since ancient times and is now used by cosmetic, culinary, and health industries around the world. It’s well known for its ability to help digestive health, promote healthy respiratory function, and provide flavour enhancement too. No wonder it’s one of doTERRA’s best-selling essential oils.
The main chemical component of peppermint is menthol which gives it the fresh and minty scent. It also makes it energising and invigorating, and is very cooling to the skin, and can be used topically to relieve feelings of tension.
33 Peppermint Oil Uses And Benefits:
Fun fact: Peppermint’s scientific name is Mentha piperita. In ancient Greek Mythology, Minthe (also known as Mentha), a nymph, was transformed by Queen Persephone into a sweet-smelling mint.
Have you ever used peppermint as a breathing aid? Or in recipes? How do you like to use it?
Post by: Tanya Maidment