Loud noises can be really hard on certain two legged and four leggeds.
This Fourth of July can be a little gentler with the use of some powerful calming agents and emotional support!
I'd love to share some solid ideas on using your natural toolkit to help out your beloved four legged, baby, veteran, older person, or anyone sensitive to loud noises:
Clean out your diffuser with a paper towel and 30-60 mins before you plan to leave or before firework noise begins, begin diffusing calming oils in the area where your sensitive family member or pet will be spending time.
Maximize benefits by pairing Lavender oil up with one of these:
-restful blend (serenity),
-comforting blend (console),
-grounding blend (balance),
-reassuring blend (peace).
Apply serenity and balance oils both sequentially or blended, to your own pulse points and stay with the pet to calm and soothe, or apply directly on your family member. Remember, this combination is very effective at giving solace, reducing feelings of anxiousness and panic, and can normalize irregularities they may be feeling by applying directly over the heart and breathing in deeply.
With pets, if you hold them and have oils on your body or clothing, you act as a natural diffuser for them.
Place a few drops of any of these oils (above) onto your pet's favorite bed, blanket or toy to comfort during stressful times.
An oral supplement of copaiba can offer powerful neurological support, deliver antioxidants, and help relieve anxious feelings for pets or humans.
If your dog's diet does not yet have probiotics, you may consider bringing this in with omega-3... the use of probiotics has been found to lessen anxiety in dogs and reduce levels of cortisol.
You might get add a calming essential oil to your car's litter box, whether at home or traveling.
And we cannot emphasize this enough: Keep pets indoors and be sure they have plenty of fresh clean water.
(Pet oils and nutrition wisdom gleaned from SpOil Your Pet, by Frezzo DVM and Jeremias MSc)
Be safe, and have a wonderful Fourth of July, my friends!
May I be happy.
May I be healthy.
May I be free of suffering.
May I be free of mental anxiety.
May I live in peace.
May my life be blessed with ease.
May you be happy.
May you be healthy.
May you be free of suffering.
May you be free of mental anxiety.
May you live in peace.
May your life be blessed with ease.
May WE be happy.
May WE be healthy.
May WE be free of suffering.
May WE be free of mental anxiety.
May WE live in peace.
May OUR lives be blessed with ease.
✨ My friends, please choose a person you wish to bring love to and repeat.
Now please think of a group of people somewhere in the planet. Repeat.
This prayer was originally transcribed from Danielle LaPorte's videos. Not sure of its origin but want to pass it along freely to help end suffering.
To open the heart and feel loving, oils for support of this Loving prayer include Rose. Geranium. Align. Marjoram. Forgive. Pink Pepper. Bergamot Mint. Be well and loving, my friends.
Gratitude needs us just every bit as much as we need her?
Like the moon shines the light of the sun - what if... "Thank You," unspoken, feels the tear of being left out, for too many days, parched and without water?
What if gratitude, along with her beautiful sister, "Generosity of Spirit," needs our own voices to expand them into existence?
They say... we are made of stardust.
They say, we are in an expanding Universe.
I take that to mean,
that anything is possible.
but only, when we are working with eye contact, intention, and presence that meets the gaze of another levelly.
In presence. with open heart.
When we step into that place in response to another,
the energy passing between could spark a match or, just maybe, set a nebula in motion.
You just never know, my friend, unless we take a breath and open our heart, risk using that very breath to make eye contact and allow two universes to meet up in the simple presence of "Thank You."
My beautiful friends, the soul is calling me to share with you some creations I've been cooking up.
We can't be the only ones with severe allergies right now!
In our home, gluten has been wreaking havoc and creating massive inflammation... to the point that one yellow pollen curtain dropping out of a massive pine tree over our back lawn caused my kiddo two full days of not feeling well, and not able to breathe.
BIG wake up call for this mama.
Realizing the attention we have been giving to inflammation since C V D hit, our approaches for this type of inflammation can be the same as what we had to use in our home this week.
When this stuff gets so scary, you want to have the tools on hand to get it into the bloodstream and take the peak off immediately!
Also for any breathing issues, we must try Aromatically, to open the airways. We always talk about Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint to mimick the effects of an allergy medicine - well, we got creative also! Frankincense helps greatly, as does lemongrass, for inflammation. I figure, our breathing tissues get fired up and crabby just like any overabused tissues.
So we went for it.
And we had to commit to repeating and maximizing the effects, but it worked! He was 70% back on Saturday, and 100% yesterday.
**I want to ask you to please reach out if there's anything I can do to help you and your family on YOUR wellness journey. Even just in offering emotional support! This time can be so tough, when our loved ones are suffering and we are holding it all together.
Also, I've got my table set up if you ever need to call in a treatment. The cellular support we have available through these therapeutic oils is unparalleled.
I'll invite you to check out our upcoming events on my website, http://www.lynellgarfield.com/upcoming-workshops.html, reach out if you see something that appeals... let's be sure to get you in!
-Please note that our gatherings will be taking in a backyard hue again shortly! I am SO excited for this!
Take great care of YOU, and I am sending all the best rainy day blessings to You and Yours.
Through this waning crescent moon, the time is ripe for surrender. Surrender to the Divine, to the highest self, to the eternal wellspring of beauty and wisdom within. ✨
This week is about floating. About dreaming the new dream. Seeding the intentions of a new way to live.
I don't usually send multiple emails in a week, but I do not want to miss reaching you. In time. To save a sacred spot. To create a dent in the regular fabric as sacred time. Together.
As we move closer to the fire, to that fleshy beauty that is the home to our spirit, that daring and wounded little one within, let me ask.
Do You Crave Stability?
Do You Crave Being Seen?
Do You Dream of Being Held?
Are You Craving a Sacred Vessel to lose yourself within, letting the false pretense and judgements fall away?
Does your Inner Child get Angry, Furious, Weepy, Scared… when You do not tend to her on the regular?
Have you participated in circles, in process, in community… that ends and then you go back to the same old way it always was?
Do You Crave More than a Sacred One Night Stand?
Yes. You. Are. Now. Here: If You answered Yes to ANY of these prompts,
You belong in Conscious Community with us.
I created the Conscious New Moon program built around the Sacred Basket of Constancy.
We Grow with Regular energetic exchanges in sync with the moon’s energy:
The waning moon allows us to find gratitude. surrender. forgiveness. And receiving, of those intentions we sealed earlier in the cycle.
Three sacred months together?
Yes. Cycles of Three are transformative and impactful.
This time can be a tremendous spiritual wellness reset, as your habits are created and reinvigorated, your rituals are honed and your voice grows stronger.
It's okay to Float. Find your voice, even if it shakes. Take the step here to join us. Today. If funds are a limiting force, there are options. Do not sit this out because of a potential obstacle. You are bigger than that.
What Lights Your Fire?
Most people don't know that I am a Children's Author and had my first book published and sent to Washington D.C. as the book representing the great state of Nevada in 2014! That for me, was a true Passion Project. Here's an article my talented running buddy Corrine Casanova wrote on it. Enjoy! -LG
Peppermint - one of those oils with a whole lot of benefits.
When digested, it promotes healthy respiratory function and clear breathing. When diffused, it can boost energy and alleviate anxious feelings. When used topically, it can stimulate circulation and relieve head tension and muscle fatigue OR cool your jets when you need that relief fast. I particularly love it when I am feeling too much tension from sitting indoors when all my people are outside having fun. Or feeling "computer shoulders" and it's creeping up the back of my neck to cause problems.
This leaping season of spring, give the gift of peppermint by making these yummy chocolate brownies. They’ll curb your sweet cravings, boost protein, and give you all the added benefits of Peppermint oil.
Bonus! Kids (even the big ones) love them, and you don't need any added sugar for this minty splash with the chocolate!
Healthy Peppermint Black Bean Brownies
Peppermint black bean brownies are a delicious and nutritious twist to a traditional chocolate brownie. You might be nervous about baking with black beans, but don't be—they have a very mild flavor and are extremely rich, creamy, and full of protein. Peppermint boosts the flavor of your brownie with a nice twist on this rich classic!
How to do it:
NEW MOON CIRCLE & WELLNESS COACHING
The gates are now open.
YOU are invited.
NEW MOONS are all about new beginnings and fresh starts... and exponentially more powerful due to the fresh new burst of Spring!
Today, I Invite YOU to give your Sacred YES.
Yes to Blending Wellness and Spiritual growth.
Yes to exploring your full potential while enjoying community energy in circle with custom wellness guidance.
As we are straddling in balance between light and dark right now during Equinox season, it will take a big burst of energy to move fully into the light. Can you feel the tug this week? It's been potent and maybe too powerful to sleep easily...like it has for me!
Our leap together into the active, exciting season of Light is similar to the energy a seed requires to break through its hull. There is a big burst and then, hopefully smooth sailing. Let's move through this burst together! I Invite you to Step into our Conscious Community to feel connected and supported during these times!
Registration closes soon for this living New Moon Circle + Personal Wellness workshop starting this coming moon circle on April 11. Drop-in for just the circle OR join us for three months of offerings & focus on your healthy habits in personal sessions. If you sign up by this coming Monday, 4/5/21 as a Master or Curious Basket Weaver, you will get the bonus new moon magic box in the mail!
Yay! Learn more about this unique living workshop HERE.
All Ready? Grab your seat in circle HERE.
You will receive a zoom link via email when we receive your registration.
What a time we are living through!
I find myself really needing to check my responses to things happening in daily life, and asking if I am reacting... or responding. I realize we are all carrying such baggage from things that happened in our past, maybe unresolved, even unforgiven. Part of our human condition, for sure, yielding reactions that may be overly strong, instead of appropriate responses.
Are these externally-directed responses to internal emotions? Maybe yes. Maybe no. Meditation helps, yes. Our new moon circle was soothing for these fires I feel within, this last Saturday. The Shadow work helps so much, soothing our inner child and learning more about what is needed there.
So when I worked on my family yesterday, preparing for vaccine repeat and helping soothe a sore throat with a protocol from my Symphony of the Cells book... I couldn't help but feeling such appreciation for the essence of thyme. The oil is similar to oregano, but somehow so much more soothing to me right now. My sequence of oils placed oregano and thyme right next to each other in the lineup, and while oregano felt harsh and almost obtrusive, thyme had a sweet, flexible scent and feel.
Dipping into the Essential Emotions book, I was comforted with what I learned about thyme oil being the oil of releasing and forgiving. That this oil is one of the most powerful cleansers of the emotional body and helpful in releasing trapped feelings that have been long buried. While thyme can bring out unresolved negativity, clearing stagnant feelings, it can be helpful in treating toxic emotions. Transformation of rage, anger, and resentment can empty the soul of negativity and open our hearts.
This appeals so much to me, I now understand why it was drawing me in on a subconscious level, into awareness. It is my goal to find those places where my heart is closed, and soothe them so I may receive and give love more. I am no therapist, but I do know in my cells that emotional bondage is not where I want to live.
It turns out, Thyme has been used by the ancient Greeks to fight against infectious illnesses. This oil has also historically showed tonic effects on the nerves and stomach. This has been helpful for respiratory challenges and imbalances in the throat, and has been described as helping to relieve depressive thoughts and aid in concentration.
Louise Hay was one of the first authors I read who describes our mind-body connection, and the need to delve beneath the surface of any injury. She shares that healing the underpinnings of imbalanced physical states, those emotional or mental connections, we may bring light and a condition for healing. I so appreciate this insight and affirmation it provides, and the ability to share her insights with my own experience.
I have been thinking a lot lately about Fear. As a people, we have experienced huge fear over this last bit of time. Fear causes contraction, the opposite of expansion...as we have planted the seeds of our move into Aquarius, we are called to expand! So if things are feeling incongruent or inconsistent to you lately, this could be why.
The Heroes Journey is something Joseph Campbell wrote about as inevitable in our soul's evolution. This journey is the foundation of so many epic movies and legendary tales: the story line involves a hero who goes on an adventure, is victorious in a decisive crisis, and comes home changed or transformed. This journey is presented in our everyday lives, but how many of us recognize it as such?
In it lies the answer of how to step out of fear, find our truth, and move forward in the decisive action! If we look to this model, then we see the antidote for fear is Courage. Like Joan of Arc, who was incredibly afraid, but also recognized her soul's journey, and her life's mission: "I was made for this, and I have no choice." Courage (coming from Coeur-age, or open heartedness) can bring us into the truest and most authentic version of ourselves. And this allows us to move out of fear and into our highest self. Our soul's mission. Our own personal dharma.
As a Scorpio, firstborn daughter of a master mariner, member of the Rainbow Tribe, children's author, researched Scientist and Shaman's apprentice...I have been through some deep, dark shadow work. My own healing has been lifelong and always comes through in waves. We talk about the path of ascension looking like a spiral ladder, as we rise with our work and realizations, we see the same issues, but from a slightly different point of view. I have gone to the ends of the earth to study with masters and gurus, at ashram and monastery, trail and beach, narrowly avoiding natural disaster and finding the gems hidden within. What I realized is our ability to take our own journey right here, where we are, with what we are being offered. It is never too late to begin or to take the next step.
What I have uncovered in the intersection between my scientific research and my spiritual/wellness path... is that personal wellness and global health goes hand in hand. Surely, this can look like the Hero's Journey as we are in the spiral and going through it. When we are able to process when we feel safe, whole, held, nourished, and loved, then we can digest what needs to be inspired, adventured, uncovered, discovered, thus overflowing our own cup and living in a state of decision making to protect our planet and serve the higher good. I have found the new moon to be ripe with opportunity for shadow work, and as we get quiet, we are able to glean the jewels from our own depths. Our own darkness. Shadow. Over the last few years, my practice with the new moon cycles has been growing and strengthening. To this end, I have found much joy in creating a rich basket of community and safe nurturing inner work space for others.
I am so excited to let you know that in this coming moon cycle, I'll be opening up spots in a New Moon Magic program I am curating! This will be a consistent, nurturing way for you to join our circle and find support for your own creative personal process for a period of the 3 moons of winter! This will be a guided new moon circle as an online gathering with ritual, ceremony, journal prompts, guided journey and other tools for inner exploration. You will be prompted a week ahead of time with any tools you may need or supplies I have for you. The growth possibilities are truly endless with this richly supported program. Knowing how feelings of community and connectedness can prompt daring steps of karmic growth and dharmic mission, this program grows common-unity. To support this, our schedule will also include a 1:1 session with me halfway through each month, to help support your personal intentions and help you to bring them into fruition in the most rich and connected, nourished way.
Align yourself to the stars to remember what you are made of.
Ground yourself deeply to the center of the earth.
Find your footing.
Take some deep breaths.
See with your third eye, the vantage point of angels and eagles.
We are here to support you.
Our connections are many and strong. Our basket of community is complex and rich in its texture, culture, elements, jewel toned hues. Reach out if it has been too quiet of late and you need reminding. I am here.
I see you. I celebrate you. Keep going. You are doing great.
Keep up your self care. Overflow your own cup. Call those who remind you of your gifts and love who you truly are. This New Moon Magic circle will launch on January 13, with the first new moon cycle of 2021. You are wholeheartedly invited, please reply to this note if you want to know more and claim your seat!