I am the gate. Those who come in through me will be saved. They will come and go freely and will find good pastures. The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.
My daily affirmation this week has gone something like this, "I am expanding in abundance, success and love as I inspire others to do the same." My experiment with affirmations has been fascinating to me . As I am mindful of what my purpose is, I also am more present in the moment, not distracted by the deadlines ahead and the big goals I have set for the longer term.. making the journey much more enjoyable. This morning my amazing God woke me up with a reminder that it is not on my own strength that I journey, He is there. It is not my mission, He invited me. He does not intend for me to be weighed down, he wants me to be free and experience abundance of life. Now, please do not misunderstand - I do not think this means easy, wealthy, care-free. There is a difference. Many times we get our words confused, abundance and success does not always appear as we expect. Perhaps it will be just the opposite. That's what it is - abundance of life and all it brings and the ability and awareness to experience the glory in it all. It seemed this morning to come out of the blue, reminding me that I am part of a love story between humans and our Creator.
To really get ahold of all of that, we may have some work to do. Much of the work we have is an inner work. While it may be very simple shifts in the way we think, this is often the toughest work to do. We are all leaders in some capacity. On a daily basis we are faced at minimum with tasks of self leadership. Most people I talk to aren't very kind to themselves in this role. How do you greet yourself in the morning? Studies show that our self talk matters. The power of the subconscious is incredible, we ought not ignore it just because we don't often understand it.
I read an article by Jim Rohn, about leadership that I want to share with you. In doing so, I also introduce you to a fun resource for life and leadership - bonus! I believe it hits on the very basics of our character and integrity as leaders. Leadership of self, in our homes, friendships, workplaces - private and public leadership, same thing. To experience abundance, success and love, we need to be open to it. We all have barriers from time to time that need to be removed. Let's be mindful, let's be our best, let's give it all and experience a daily expanding abundance, success and love!
7 Personality Traits of a Great LeaderThe qualities of skillful leadership
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