“If your life's work can be accomplished in your lifetime, you're not thinking big enough.” - Wes Jackson
When asked why he does what he does, one of the chef's on the Netflix original, Chef's Table" said that someone once told him that "If your life's work can be accomplished in your lifetime, you're not thinking big enough". I don't normally gravitate toward cooking shows - actually, I don't cook - like, ever. I had heard that this show was amazing from several friends who I trust, so.... Wow. If you want to see what inspiration and passion looks like, I recommend sitting down at the "Chef's Table".
I have seen passion defined as “the energy that comes from bringing more of YOU into what you do.” Tony Robbins defines passion as "the genesis of genius."
What difference does passion make?
When we are in line with where our passions lie, we are more competent, confident, not to mention committed. Working in the area of your passion does not remove all the stressors, it doesn't guarantee any sense of ease by any means. In fact, you may find that living out of a place of passion is much more challenging. We also may find that the degree of challenge we face is in proportion to the reward. This may only be true when we are being stretched in a place we are meant to be.
This past week my experience with living outside of passion was a testimony to the health consequences. I found myself anxious, sad, and feeling tense. My body responded to all of that with stomach upset, head ache, chest tightness and high blood pressure. Time to get serious about change!
🌱Energizes you and fuels your success
🌱Strengthens your confidence
🌱Reduces stress and improves health
Too many people are living life how they have been told makes sense. Living out of responsibility and obligation, working jobs they dread, having only their days off to look forward to. That stress can, at best, can lead to unhappy, irritable people and, at worst, serious physical and mental health repercussions.
Living life how you are meant to - doing what you are "wired" for leads to feelings of fulfillent, contentment, purpose. It makes a HUGE difference!
So, What are you passionate about?
What make you come alive?
What could you stay up late into the night doing or talking about?
🗝Where can you make a difference that you feel is significant?
Think about this, get clarity. Then move in the direction of the life you are designed for.
I get it. You can't just jump out of the nightmare of a job that you are in and into bliss. There is transition time. Every day...move in the direction of the life you are designed for. Be all about it! Don't drift, don't delay. It's scary. It's hard. IT IS WORTH IT! IT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO.
Hopefully you feel inspired to keep shining in the area of your passion - to celebrate that , to share it! Hopefully you feel inspired to move out into genius!
Inspire is a word that comes from the Latin word that means to inflame or to blow in to. When you inspire something, it is as if you are blowing air over a low flame to make it grow. In the midst of moving toward where I need to be, using an essential oil to ignite inspiration is just that, fanning the flame of inspiration and passion into what it is your are about right now.
There is a blend of spice and herb essential oils that may help you breath inspiration into life! To be in touch with your passion...to tap into your bravery! doTERRA Passion blend, may be just what you need to find the bravery you need to try something new, as well as discover renewed joy for the current blessings in your life.
This blend contains Fractionated Coconut Oil, Cardamom Seed, Cinnamon Bark, Ginger Rhizome, Clove Bud, Sandalwood Wood, Jasmine Flower, Vanilla Bean, Damiana Leaf.
Diffuse in the morning to start the day feeling energized and enthusiastic.
Apply to pulse points and heart throughout the day to feel inspired and passionate.
Diffuse at work to spark creativity, clarity, and wonder.
Ignites feelings of excitement, passion, and joy
Counteracts negative feelings of boredom and disinterest
I would love to hear what you are passionate about, what is that your are wired for...what are you doing with that. Comment below!
Keep dreaming big! Keep moving in the direction of your dreams! I can do it. You can do it!
CLICK HERE if you want to know more about how essential oils can support you as you bravely live the life you were 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