Friends, I write this today in all my humanity. The feelings popping up around goals, achievements, holiday expectations and plans, the wild busy-ness of our western lives. The elation we feel when we have learned an important lesson, achieved a goal, or had a big breakthrough can sometimes be met with a period of low feelings afterward.
Today is a great example…after the huge effort a holiday can be, the letdown can make us feel unsure and not know where to turn.
Often, we feel best when we are working on a project or vigorously pursuing a goal. AND there is nothing at all wrong with spending a day, a week, or even a month simply existing and not having a plan. Just be. It won't be long before we will embark upon the next voyage of growth and discovery. This time can feel like our next step is unclear, and cause us to feel disconnected, even as a mild depression. In simply being, and going through the motions of everyday life, we reconnect with our priorities in a very organic, unforced way.
This mindful, transitional pause can take many forms. For some, it can be a period of reflection that helps us understand how our life has unfolded. Just because we are not headed swiftly to a final destination doesn't mean we should assume that we have lost our drive. The stage between journeys can become a wonderful period of relaxation that prepares us for the path that will soon be revealed!
Finding tools to help us breathe, sit back, and feel contentment during our resting periods can be important in flipping the script and allowing nurturing within. Some simple essential oil recipes that can help with finding contentment include:
Inspiring Blend (Passion) – Diffuse a few drops or apply to pulse points, to transition any agitation or lack of control into knowing that the present moment is all that matters.
Geranium – Rub a drop over your heart to indulge in a few things you appreciate about yourself right here and now.
Roman Chamomile (or Serenity blend) – Diffuse a couple of drops or drip into a cup of Epsom salts and then disperse in the bath to soak up what you love right now.
Enjoy the emotional benefits of these oils! I wish all the healthiest holidays to you. All your celebration of what is Light in the world and your life, all your acknowledgements of where you have traveled through space and time over the last 365 days, all of the growth you and your beautiful heart have made happen.
If you are yearning for some resetting, some gentle restorative detoxing after this wild holiday action, we have some great events coming for you to choose from. As always, know that our schedule is posted on www.midtownessentialoils.com/events if you aren’t on social media, and you can reach out to me directly with any questions.
Much love, and many thanks for all you Are.
Blessings, Lynell, Tom and A-Pax