Let me tell you, friends. Essential oils have done some pretty phenomenal things in my life. But it’s sort of intimidating and personal to talk about it.
The facts that are not terribly hard to tell and maybe only a little hard to believe: I didn’t have to replace the allergy meds when I ran out of them; I feel really comfortable with my son using the spray bottle to clean our windows; My house smells nice for the first time in 10 years since I gave up synthetic fragrances a decade ago; I have something to reach for if my head hurts or if I burn myself; My inflammation markers are low; We have a solid handle on everyday wellness and the yuckies that we might pick up at many kid-friendly places don’t like to hang with us anymore; We sleep better than we have in 3 years.
The big stuff though… what has changed my life, is how these oils have helped me climb out of a deep pit. It’s a pretty intense story. It’s hard to tell. It’s hard to believe. Sure, I wouldn’t be getting anywhere on this life’s journey without a lot of faith, perseverance, the right timing, a lot of encouraging voices, and the grace of God; but the grease that keeps the machine moving forward? That’s what these oils are. It was a pretty rough patch there. (check out my older blog posts for some insight). Self-care? None. Self-confidence? Non-existent. Anxiety? All-time high. And did I have a clue? Nope. I was driving along doing the best I could, all the while gnawing at myself that I wasn’t enough. (Spoiler alert. I’m enough. I still need to tell myself this many times per day, but I’m getting there!)
In my circle, I was late to the oils game. I mean I had used them, and many friends had been using them and had shared oils as gifts throughout the years but nothing had clicked for me and I didn’t know what I was doing with them. It was intimidating. I didn’t have the resources to know what to do with them. Then a friend mentioned she was having a no-pressure class about oils, and my interest was piqued. I was ready to get my hands on some information and ready to make some changes.
I started to gobble up information and I found the details about emotional support and emotional release to be fascinating. They gave me hope. I had been going to therapy, and that was helping but it was a slow, hard climb and it was really easy for me to get in my own way and stall the process. The thing with talk therapy is that it is really really wonderful for working through current-day problems, but is more challenging to release old trapped things, as they are buried deeper and have more barriers to being brought out and said aloud to someone. The science of essential oils is astounding. I learned that essential oils work at the cellular level and with the limbic system to make a significant impact with respect to bad patterns, emotional blockages, and cellular memory.
I learned about the other numerous blends that Gary Young had developed aimed at emotional support and I had real true hope; and, as soon as I got my hands on them, I had real true results.
Through an iTovi Scan I found Sacred Mountain. And in my research I discovered the Feelings Kit, Sacred Frankincense, SARA. I owe an immense amount of gratitude to these blends from the beginning of my journey with oils.
The journey continues, and I have found more and more blends that have been kind to me. I have been able to release of some significant baggage from the past. I have gotten a handle on some bad thought patterns. My outlook and self-confidence has grown. I have tools for almost any situation where I might be getting off track emotionally. My faith has grown. We have had the opportunity to heal as a family from the challenges we faced during the lowest points of my disease.
All I can say is Thank the Lord for oils.
1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,[a]
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
I'm Lisa Yau