It's feeling like Summertime is here! 🌱🔥
Are you grappling with... what to do with
Kiddos, how to manage uncertain
summer travel plans, visiting relatives
during this pandemic, and promoting
your own self care amidst all the things?
Creativity. ✨Bringing clarity to the chaos. As a moving, intentional meditation, this will be my focus in these coming months. Ohhh there has been plenty of this thing we feel as chaos. We all feel varying levels of this, as we try to wrap our brains around, "what is a new normal?" - these are stressors. Frustrations. Unanswerable ponderings... So, how do we get to turn it around? Maybe it's easier than we thought. Let it go.💧
Life is like a river, right?
Take a moment in the shallows. Just a few steps in.
Turn over the rocks. Look for signs of life.
Be present. Feel the cool swirling around your ankles.
Deep breaths. Maybe wet the back of your neck. Feel the prickly sensations, right here and now.
Ahhh. The life you will find, right there around your feet, will astound you. Yes, even you.
More surprises, more cooling, more here and now, present and actively participating in your life. THIS is what it's about.
It might seem like an oasis, this cool spot in the desert of your own thoughts, and it is. Available to you at any time. Drop into its magic.
I am grateful for you in my life. More than you know.
And I continue to curate information to make life in this skin suit more healthful. More palatable. More easeful. More intentional. More fun, even.
Have you checked into our upcoming classes? These are some of the tools to use, and ways you can rise above some of the strife.
I want to invite you to lean in, as much as you want, to help your amazingness be more prominent in your daily life. What does that look like for you?
Our health, is up to us. As much as we'd love to believe that it's up to someone else. Someone else has the reins and all the answers. If you'd like to step in to empowered health, reduce your dependency on non-natural substances, reduce your stressors, and find balance, I invite you to click this link, right here:
Our upcoming classes include varied topics. Something here will support you in meaningful ways: brain support, business growth, family wellness, strengths and oils, men's health, smart business opportunities...
Perhaps like you, I am remaking the ways I show up in the world. Your feedback is not only welcomed, but needed by me! I'd love to bring more of what YOU love in support of your unfurling health-filled living.
So - what is that for YOU?
Oils and wellness walks along the river?💧
Additional wellness services, ala consultations and accountability?🔥
Hands on healing, ala Reiki and AromaTouch or focused relief with Symphony of the Cells?🌱
Drop me a note. My focus right now is using my Creativity to transform Chaos to Calm. Let me know what is needed by YOU in your transformation.
And as always, sending light through love and healing blessings,
Does this sound familiar as to what you’ve needed these last days?
I have felt low, in mind, emotion, saddest grief and confusion. There are some swirling energies that have our mental states in a little “fuzziness.” Today, I am starting to recognize and come out of this, but yesterday was almost not manageable for me. In working with the energy guides that I work with, this is been likened to having our old operating system stop working... requiring us to stop, maybe upgrade, reflect, reboot, just unplug ourselves for a while. Go within. Reflect. Restore. This is absolutely going through humanity right now, as we all experience the shifting of our planetary energy. Be gentle on yourself, and know you are not alone.
Here is a blend that I formulated to help with this:
Renew, restore, replenish: add these into your diffuser and take just five minutes, to breathe deeply and enjoy the benefits of these gifts.
Question for today: focus on what is ready to be dismissed from my life? (thoughts, relationships, activities)
Activity: Sit with the diffuser running, and after you have restored for at least five minutes, taking deep breaths, allowing your lungs to inhale freshness and exhale what is no longer serving.
Mantra: Repeat this to yourself, as you breathe deeply: I am now refreshed and ready for life.
Next level: Hand on heart, repeat: I forgive you. I love you.
Because it's true. Sometimes we are the hardest on ourselves. Through weird times, especially. So, let it be known: You are forgiven. You are loved. And you are made of stardust. Find what it is that YOU need, and ask for it.
If you need someone to hold space while you expand your voice and make that request, I am here. You can do it.
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You, as a Self Leader
Hello my wonderful friends,
I wanted to reach out, because I feel this is the best way I can help in a time like this.
✨ How are You? ✨
…I know, we ask that a lot.
And most of the time, we fire something back like, "fine."
Too raw or busy to think about it.
I am asking because I truly care;
about your physical health, your emotional and mental wellbeing, your spiritual health and of course, the ripples and how that all feels.
This is a tough time. We as a family, have had our sharp
downs and ups too. 🌙
And the longer we carry on in this great paradox,
the more clear it is that it's going to take a village.
Years of schooling did nothing for me in helping to develop my sense of stewardship of our community, or humanity. It was when I practiced consistently with a shaman, that I was opened to the deep inner work and
developing the habits that lead to transformation.
I wish to share these gifts with you. I lead you to empower wellness, using habit changes with healthy patterns and products, so belief systems
may be malleable. Our sense of self can become transformational
once we develop a better sense of the world within.
As I truly love guiding and empowering, I have planned some great community events for your blossoming May. I'd love to help you weather these times the easiest and in the best ways YOU can BE.
Please hop on over to my FB page, the Wellness Scientist, or to our website midtownessentialoils.com and check these out:
I've devoted my last years to teaching people ways to become a self leader ... to activate agency over their life, grow their habits and understanding of healthy-care, and not be relying on someone or something to save them.
What we are seeing play out right now is how people are responding to the invitation to step more into being the leader in their life ... or reverting back to old thinking and old systems (more the tendency when we are stressed).
A great part of my work is teaching how to take such epic care of your body & home so that you are strong, especially in times like this.
The demand for doTERRA has ramped up in the last few weeks as more people are looking at where they can take a higher level of personal + family healthcare. This is the invitation of self leadership.
I would love to connect with you for a Wellness Consultation. If this would help fill your cup to overflow with self-care, please
Reach Out. This can be a 30 minute 1:1 session and can really help
solve some of those niggling issues that you just haven't
quite gotten to the bottom of yet.
Is it time to think about learning how to get your oils and monthly supplements for free? Let's connect and dream a new dream together! A couple of options co-exist for this dream, and I'd love to share with you.
Please know, right now, you are Appreciated.
You are Enough.
You are Supported.
And now, especially Now, You are on my HeartMind.
Dear friend, I am sending you lightness today.
I don't know about you, but my routine has grown inconsistent and my whole mental state just a little wonky. I feel a great swinging - from the state of our old habits and patterns, to a heightened sense of expectation: an excitement that we get to do it better, different, more intentionally and creative.
Our paradox is in the shift: how do we get present and be mindful and vigilant of what we are being asked to do right now, AND create play and lightness in our lives... at the very same time?
We have a choice.
Today I want to support you in leaning into the light. Even now. Even at this very moment, and I don't mean in a non-tangible way. With every cell in my being, I believe this is the only way forward as light beings.
We get to choose to focus on where we can show up... and do what we can to support our community and those we love. ✨We get to use our gifts and natural talents, to show up in a way that serves all. While we are physical distanced, we do not need to feel emotionally and mentally disconnected. Let us find creative ways to stay in touch and together! 🙏🏽
Here are some things that we are doing to stay connected right now, you might like to try some of these too:
💧Lean on the oils and aromatic medicines you already have at home! Strengthen your immunity by utilizing powerful tools. Use this time to do research online or reach out to friends to explore resilience naturally.
✨Create meaningful conversations with your family at home. Create more pathways for growth together; use play, games, adventure to facilitate talks.
💧Diffuse oils that boost your own sense of calm and expansiveness.
✨Send texts to your friends, family, co-workers, let others know you are thinking of them.
🌱Plant a garden and boost it by harvesting any finished compost you have created over the last year with food scraps.
✨Throw mini impromptu dance parties. We really love Abba in the kitchen, while diffusing citrus oils and elevating our family time!
💧Check on your neighbors, be the answer to someone's prayers, as that person helping and supporting with running errands or sharing abundance.
🌱Increase your intake of organic fruits and vegetables during this time.
✨Take only what you need from the stores.
💧Set up your daily routine to upp self-care: moving your body, finding stillness, detoxing your body and home, supporting your biorhythms and getting eight hours of sleep each night to boost your natural immunity.
You CAN be the light and hope that people need right now.
There are a few classes I'm leading in the next few days and would love to have you join us! Take what you need from these events, and share them... Be the answer to someone's prayers.
Immunity Support, Wellbeing Naturally. This Sunday, 4pm PST: online. https://zoom.us/j/239133690 = link. We will discuss the entire wellness pyramid to reflect on health for our whole system. Resilience. Immunity. Respiratory support. Nervous system support. Emotional and Mental wellbeing.
Ok I have oils, Now What do I Do? This Monday, 6pm PST: online. https://zoom.us/j/786330178 = link. This Build your understanding of this elegant healthy care tool, how to get the most effects for your family's health, and get the best value consistently.
Emotions and Wellness, Intricately linked! This Tuesday, 10:00am PST: online. https://zoom.us/j/698436966 = link. This class will foster wellbeing from the inside out. We will share some quiet intention setting as a community, have guided meditation, talk over some self care routines and tools intended to uplevel emotional health and support ourselves in this trying time.
Choose to see the good, my friends. Choose to go to where you feel the way you want to feel. If I can help you find this level of support, please reach out and reply to this note. I am available for wellness consultations online, free of charge. Let's find the right time for you to receive information. At this time, I’m focusing on serving and supporting our community here at home. And always, I am holding our community in light and healing energies.
Sent with Love,
In these uncertain and volatile times, it can be so easy to focus on the external sources of chaos, stress, pain and suffering. News from all over the world, adding to our feelings of overwhelm and helplessness.
And yet… are ANY times not uncertain?
There is a crescendo happening, my tribe. A crescendo that is greatly impacting our sensitives. Our young. Our middle aged. Our aging. A tidal wave of perceived crisis and confusion. Our sensibilities are being muddied by this tidal wave as post after post, crashes over our bow.
We have been swept up into this frenzy, fed by social media and instant news from around the world, all the time, at all hours. People are vibrating higher and more shrilly than ever before: could it be the 5G? the internet and wifii signals everywhere? The collective consciousness? GMO foods? Nonstop device attention?
All. Of. It. Hits Us. Our nervous system, limbic system. Locking us into constant adrenaline/ flight or fight.
How do we counter this? I’m not suggesting we put our heads in the sand. Bypassing anything. Just consider the fact that we are electric beings. Magnetic. Energetic. And we are all connected. This makes it crucial to get our own emotional systems in order, tend our own garden, before reacting/responding to the outside world. So we may find balance before we take in the storms of the outer world.
What can be done?
Focus inward, within the home. How can we best refill our wellspring and boost our family's immunity naturally?
We need to tend our own wellness. Our own emotional and physical state, before we can truly help anyone else. I look to the wellness pyramid for clues: eat well. Yes Gladys, 12 servings of veggies and fruits each day. Sleep well and manage our stress responses. Get plenty of exercise, which can help us shed the skin of stress also, and clean our systems out. Detox our home and body. It all adds up!
I encourage you to look into natural solutions. Find protection without causing secondary problems. Much of this can be soothed naturally:
The oils in our OnGuard blend have been around since the Black Plague. They can help us remain resilient, if we use them in tandem with your other wellness steps.
Melissa, or lemon balm, has been found effective in disrupting the life cycle of viruses.
Our Oregano and Melaleuca, when used together, have been shown to be effective at slicing the cells of bacteria and virus open, killing the organisms.
Beauty is still here.
Love abounds and is overflowing.
Inspiration is full circle and is all around us.
Nature renews and is a source of divinity when we can spend our breaths
in its presence.
In this time of clarity and confusion, our inner muddy waters need to be stilled in order to settle and clear.
I personally love a good mantra, a repeated phrase, used with my oils, to drill in and bring intention to my life-out loud. I make sticky notes with my focus phrase on them, and post them in my car, on the fridge, and on my bathroom mirror. I take three deep breaths with my head tilted back, deeply inhaling the aromas from my hands. Then, either sitting quietly, with a candle, or looking into the mirror and making eye contact with my own self.
Quietly, or out loud, I repeat three times:
“I now adopt the belief that all things work together for my good.”
Breathe in peace as you say this, and see golden peace flowing over your body. As you do this, deepen your breaths so you continue opening to this idea and softening into your rhythmic flow of breath, of beauty, of your own soul’s essence.
Three minutes a day, working on breath.
That’s all it takes, to change your DNA forever.
This is my wish for you.
My friend, take deep breaths and great care today. I will be staging some workshops for making your own hand sanitizer, using a recipe from the CDC over the next weeks. This can be a Super effective way to naturally be protective of our system. And support life by not lowering our immunity.
Be well, and please share by sending to a friend who might also benefit. And for all you DO and ARE… thank you!
Does this seem unusual to you? Sort of like, someone leaning into spirituality and letting that inform what they do next about healthy living, and how to give others permission to do the same?
It doesn't need to be this unusual. For example, the first time we saw this dragon, out on a family run, it occurred to me that WE too, are a pack of dragons. And while the dragon seemed like a little whimsey, it goes far deeper for us. It is a symbol of bending and folding and leaning in.
As a tribe of dreamers, of health enthusiasts, critical thinkers, of barefoot gardeners and die hard nature lovers, we make decisions and focus in on what will this do for the planet? What will this mean for our health? How does this impact our community? What is the happiness quotient, in the long run? What do night dreams tell us, of our day dreams? And how do we fold them all together?
My Vedic charts say I am a "Doctor of 100 medicines," and while I totally identify with this reading, it does not look traditional in the western world.
No, we natural healers do not get big kickbacks from big Pharma, like medical doctors in this country. When I hear about medical healers being critical of what I do, I have to laugh. Because they DO get those dollars, and wow does that feel short of what is needed.
And, the more decisions I see made in this time, the more proud I am of this fact that I do NOT march with them. I am a biophiliac. an organic gardener. I am an environmental toxicologist. a subversive. I am a hydrologist. a reader of your waters. I am a children's author. a pot stirrer. I am a die hard wellness scientist. a natural health advocate. I am committed to the Universal golden rule and natural law. a spiritual speaker and seeker.
What does that mean?
It means I have studied.
It means I have and continue to consciously tap in, to the thread that is greater than all of us.
It means I do trust my instinct, and my experience integrating worlds.
It means that I am passionate and I will stand for you, for your children, in ways that might surprise you.
It means that I am healing, it is why I do what I do, and in honor, I will share healing skills and tools with others.
It means I will empower you, if you will let me.
It means I will hold sacred space for you.
For your process,
for your voice quivering and finding,
for your rage meeting and moving,
for your truth uncovering and identifying,
for your wings unfurling,
for your soul's delight.
I will honor those who have gone before.
I continue to remember those who have chosen to leave the planet, who were not ready to adjust to this, time of times.
I sit in silence and bring presence to the whole of what IS.
The brokenness. The beauty. The clarity. The trust.
The fact that there is an infinite galaxy of possibilities, just beyond our periphery. The trust.
And until our wings unfurl and we unleash our last breath, we may NOT know that these are here and possible. The trust.
Planet Earth, we have so much good and so do you. Earth Dwellers, do not believe all that is before you, all that is spoken, all that is limited and human. Lift your eyes to the stars, and remember, deep down and way back in our evolution, that we are each made of stardust. You. Me.
Sit with that.
There is so much beyond what we know. Our job is to find our trust. To do our best. To find a good place to fix our gaze, despite the brokenness. To be present with what beauty we do have.
Here and now.
Use the tools.
Did you forget?
...Then you must
Find a teacher.
A path finder.
A way shower.
A light bearer.
Do what needs to be done. And always, fix your eyes to the stars. This comes with love.
Finding hope is not usually considered a stretch, but oooh how important it is now. Speaking to hope, speaking to counter dread, doomsday, and cynicism.
Speaking to beauty. And inviting others to do same.
Feel the feelings. Do not shut them down, Feel them, get them out of you, break dishes and coconuts if you need to.
And then get back to work.
This is the real work.
Louise Hay taught that the physical body talks to us, shows us our inner selves and what it is that needs to be healed. That there is an infinite wisdom there, if we can tap into it.
So your tight IT bands, your painful sacrum, that shoulder injury, your knee "issue". What is that really speaking to?
Don't let these things go unchecked. And have them become a hardening.
Find your fluid flow.
Your voice in the wilderness.
Your one thing that is stretching, limbering up, getting those old joints moving again. Dig into Ms. Hay's book, "Heal your body, heal your life" and find some meaning behind them.
Dig in and go deep. Then sit with it, the pain, the reason, the suffering.
Find tools for limbic support, spiritual comfort, and blessed shift. And Yes. I can help. I hold Women's Circles on the corners of the year. And I give Wellness Consultations to yield fruit in this process. If you have interest in either, please reach out.
And then find tools for stretching those ligaments and muscles. Warm them, give them circulation, move them. Again, natural plant remedies from the source allows healing that is deeper and greater. Healing is much easier when we have uncovered what it is that causes the pain. Intentionally warming, bringing awareness, forgiving, and treating. I love empowering those healings with AromaTouch, with Symphony of the Cells, and with consultation.
And the two, emotional and physical, are supported by the spiritual. One can lead the other in receiving messages. And both can be buoyed up by the inner work. Let hope be the salve.
Let the work be the work. Do not allow passivity to rob you of your voice. Do not allow resignation to be the two ton bag you carry on your back. It is not yours to carry. Lay it down and give it a good burial. It does not need to continue on with you.
How, you ask?
Get a good journal and write it out. cry it out. run ten miles, punch pillows, anything that moves you, and get it out. of. you.
These are not called the Time of Times, for nothing. We are being called upon to uncover, to unfurl, to empower, to step fully into our highest Being. Not highest Doing, but highest BEING.
Your Soul will Thank You.
And you will find peace.
And a way out of pain.
I urge you, do not wait another day.
Pull the thorn out, and let the healing begin.
I AM here when you are ready.
This week, we draw down into the darkness, into our own darkness, to remember and call forth the light returning. It is the halfway point between the Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. It can be a very long winter. Feel like there is such a long path ahead. Especially now. Hope is so important. When our motivation can be low, it requires that we dip in deep to intrinsic Inspiration. Bringing up hope and resonance for response, rather than reaction, to this darkness.
There is an urgency here, as I feel the ancient pulls of celebration of pregnant ewes in the old world. The warmth of hearth fires against the strain of cold outside. I seek my answers in chilly soils this day, sinking my seeds into the straw and dung. Blessing the hands that plant, the heart that nurtures, and our property that hungers. I carry flower petals with me, to bring more beauty medicine into my day- a balance of masculine and feminine as the balance point. As in between winter and spring, this day is fruition in the joining of divine male and female, as in the sheep, made complete with swelling buds and milk.
Not for me, but as I tend the fertile soils and burn a red candle, may my heart be gladdened by the fertility dance in the garden, and celebrate the fecundity, the beauty, and the true presence of all that is growing, pulsing, budding and good. All that is REAL. Family. Friends. Community. Planet. May I be present enough to stay present. To bring myself back when the squirrels running their races and storing treasures off-shore have distracted me. Back to what is real. Back to what is needed of me, at this time. Back to the solid need for balance. And Breath. And Bone.
Friend, I send you a wish for balance in this, time of times. May our collective buds burst forth with abundant flowers and kindness yielding rich harvest steeped in our highest intentions. May we each support one another in our own highest good. May we find our voices to have the tool in asking for what we need. And from that overflow, sharing with another.
P.S. If your gypsy heart longs for more community, more information, more healing arts, more self-care, please look to our website. There are very cool things coming up, and we have listed these on the website as events; for more information, please check in to our FB page, or www.midtownessentialoils.com and find what it is you might love to heal through, radically enjoy, and even help co-create!
Come out and play in February! Some offerings:
-Family Healthy Care: Feb 3, 7 pm (Midtown EO Training Center)
-Business Building Class: Feb 3, 5 pm (on Zoom, Virtual, see class post for link)
-AromaTouch Technique Certification: Feb 22, 10-4 pm (must pre-register through MidtownEssentialOils.com)
-Healing Arts, Balancing Hormones and Creating Mosaic! March 1, 11-4 pm (must pre-register through Copper Cat Studios)
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