Friends, I need to come out and say it.
"Busy" is not a badge of honor.
"Stressed" is not a healthy way to live.
Oh, your boss might think so. Your pals might use these words as they bristle with pride, and they well might feel pride in saying it.
I have learned the hard way, these things can create self sabotage. Adrenal exhaustion, ulcers, tendons that can no longer perform the task of holding bones in alignment - I've been there. Not fun, and there is no pride in this.
Bruce Lipton (The Biology of Belief) speaks about cells responding to stress as if they have been poisoned. We now find that the effects of trauma and stress can be passed along epigenetically to our children!
It's time to unravel this belief system, and find more healthy pathways. Before the mind negatively affects the body in ways we can't un-do.
In meditation this morning, I saw a need to energize myself with breathwork and oils that naturally uplift and energize. 🔥My diffuser is popping this morning with an energizing blend of three oils: Rosemary, grapefruit, and lime.
These oils are expansive and also incredibly supportive emotionally:
Rosemary: Knowledge & transition. 🌙 Rosemary brings expansion to the mind, helping us receive new information and experiences. We are invited to feel confident and trust in a higher power than ourselves.
Grapefruit: Honoring the body. This oil teaches us true respect and appreciation for our physical body. ✨ This oil helps us realize that only love can fill the emotional needs we have. In this, we can find balance through gently acknowledging and filling our cup of self-love.
Lime: Zest for life. When we have been weighed down by discouragement or grief, lime can elevate us above the mire. 🌱Encourages courage and cheer in the heart, and cleanses the heart from apathy and resignation.
(Emotions & Essential Oils, 7th Ed., 2018)
Friend, whatever you are carrying, you are not alone. Your thoughts become things if not herded like the crazy monkeys they can be. By changing our emotions, we can shift our thoughts. Tame those silly beasts, and please, reach out if I can help. 🙏🏽
Today. I breathe. Deeply and contentedly. Fully and with intention.
Yesterday, I forgot to ask others for help. I was filled with so many “to-do’s” that I lost track of the “to BE.” I may have lost sight of the gifts of others, and so I lost the gift of community. For a moment. For a breath. I see what gifts my friends and family are, and I am in such gratitude!
Today I breathe in the blessings of all that is, of abundance of breath and possibilities. I know that I am to be the link to some solution for children of the earth. That by my letting go of tension and relaxing into all that is, I AM my highest good. I AM problem solver, I AM dreamer, I AM connector, I AM giving and receiving. My breathwork completes these circuits.
Do YOU ever feel like you just can’t get the cobwebs cleared out during the day?
If so, maybe a five minute energizer would help! Grab an oil that you love, that brings in oxygen: peppermint, frankincense, rosemary, breathe, sandalwood.
Apply it to your pulse points, tip your head back and breathe deeply for three long, slow breaths.
Sit with your feet planted squarely on the floor, head reaching to the heavens, shoulders low, hands gently on your lap.
Breathe consciously, filling first the lower belly, in and up all the way through your core so your collarbones rise. As you breathe out, empty first your upper chest and lungs and feel collarbones sink, then belly last, squeezing every bit of air out of your belly firmly. Repeat for a count of ten breaths, then return to normal breathing. Rest into this place.
Slow your breathing so each in breath extends out to 7-8 seconds, longer if possible… then breathe out completely and gently for the same count.
Feel yourself expanding as you sit with your inner eye trained to the stars, the connections we all share filling you with light, with hope, maybe with a subtle inspiration… and spend five minutes in this space and time. Feel your energy rising to meet this “new” you. Step into this energy and stand face to face with your brilliance!
In this time of waxing crescent moon, this is a great time to simplify and get life into “ship shape” – I feel an urgency to be focused and move boldly into the invitations of the universe!
Can YOU feel it?
I energize myself with breathwork and using oils that naturally create a sense of uplift and energy. My diffuser is popping this morning with an energizing blend of three oils: Rosemary, grapefruit, and lime.