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Brought down by cough and cold symptoms? There’s an oil for that.
Feeling irritable and crampy once a month? There’s an oil for that.
Finding parts of your life particularly stressful? There’s an oil for that.
Kids always fighting with each other? There’s an oil for that.
Allergies getting in the way of accomplishing your goals? There’s an oil for that.
Feeling weighed down by chronic illness? There’s an oil for that.
What are you dealing with? Are you feeling like you just don’t have all the resources you need to live your best life? You’re right, you don’t.
Yes, you need to drink plenty of water, eat a good diet, and exercise regularly. But do you? And what’s a good diet these days anyway? Balanced or minus gluten and dairy? Vegan? Low fat, low carb, low flavour? Who really knows for sure? Or is it different for you than for me?
How’s that water drinking going? Are you getting half your body weight in ounces? (If you weigh 150 lbs, you should be drinking 75 oz/day.) Or so I’ve heard. Or just 2 litres – who really knows? Is it hard to get enough water daily? There’s an oil for that.
This is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure disease. That’s not what oils are for. They are tools to support your good bodily function. Would you try to race a triathlon if you hadn’t been drinking water for a month? That’s what living life without oils can be like. Your body is assaulted with toxins every day, from our environment, from the foods we eat, from the stress we live under. Oils help our systems rid the toxins and function optimally.
Contact me to find out what oils can do with your specific issue. Hint: the ones you need are probably in the starter kit, which, if you sign up and order one this week – there’s a bonus gift worth $50. Even more value! Yep, it costs $200, but if it changes your life, what’s that worth?
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I’ve been transforming myself lately. Two years ago, if I had some time to myself, the TV typically came on. I liked a few primetime shows as well as a lifestyle show that has segments about décor and cooking which I’ve learned a lot from as I feed my family and design our new spaces. But watching TV was no longer life-giving – it was a way to check out.
I don’t think there were any big issues that I was checking out from. I was just living life in a comfort zone. But I also wasn’t growing and it took some serious navel-gazing to realize I wasn’t happy in my comfort zone – just comfortable. I wasn’t doing any of the things that give me real joy – like writing.
Getting to the point of realizing that I was accepting too little for my life was a journey begun because of some frank discussions with my kids. They were the ones that pointed out that I was underwhelming as an example of how to live. They were kind in how they said it, but they definitely said it. I appreciate their candor. I feel a little - in the past year or so - like I’m following their example. Which is ok. Maybe that’s what’s supposed to happen as they find their place in the world and reach for more and better things than we did. The point is that as I watch them, I’m not sitting back and feeling like its too late for me. I want to grow and change still. I don’t want to decide at almost 50 that its all downhill from here. I’m still good with some uphill climbing. Because when I get to each small peak, the view and the joy of accomplishment will be so worth it. I’ve already seen some of the benefits and although the journey can be difficult, my eye will remain on the prize.
So how have I been transforming? I’m learning different ways to pray and implementing those ideas. I’m writing this blog. I’m goal setting. I’m getting real exercise multiple times per week and pushing myself to do more than I feel capable. I’m reading books about learning methods and entrepreneurship and spiritual disciplines.
What is the prize? A better me for you. Doing the legwork of building who I am so that I’m a better citizen, a better Christ follower and a better friend to those who need it. Because when I hear and see others learning from my example that is the peak I seek. I’ll still fail. But I will fail because I try, not because I fail to try.
I have suffered from seasonal allergies for most of the past 30 years. I did have a period in the early 2000s where I did not experience symptoms but that was due to a medication I was taking for an unrelated condition that somehow blocked the symptoms. However, when I stopped taking the meds, the allergies came back much worse than before. From 2011 to 2015, my allergies were so bad I frequently ended up in bed because the only way to reduce the symptoms was to sleep it off (no OTC allergy medication helped). I also sneezed at least 20 times every day all year and had full on cold symptoms for 2-3 days every 3 months or so. My immunoglobins in my blood were off the charts so my doctor sent me to an allergist. The allergist told me shots were my only hope. I was leary about that but it also required travelling 40 mins each way 3 times a week to begin and I just couldn’t see managing that with a full time job and kids (and a husband that worked out of town). Shortly after this I agreed to host an essential oil class taught by my friend. I was skeptical, but felt like I should support her and at least learn about oils since she was so sure about them and she gave me every reason to trust her judgement on the subject.
Predictably, I had cold symptoms the night of the class. She had each of us put a drop of peppermint on our thumb and put it to the roof of our mouths. My nose and sinuses were instantly cleared. That was enough for me to at least try these oils. I purchased a kit and started putting a drop or two of the oil blend they called Thieves on every day because of the stories I’d heard about immune support and I knew I needed help with that. This class occurred in late fall. The following spring, I was extremely surprised when my usual allergy symptoms didn’t appear. I had been fairly consistent with using Thieves but it took another year of no symptoms before I completely connected the two. About halfway through that year, I also began drinking Ningxa Red, a wolfberry blend juice known for antioxidant properties and immune support. This product is fantastic for supporting your overall health and I wouldn’t live without Thieves or Ningxa now. Contact me directly to find out more about these products or go to my events page to find an essential oil class.
What bothers me about my story is how we tend to live with issues that affect our ability to thrive because the medical system often only knows how to mask or treat the symptoms instead of supporting the body’s systems that are not functioning correctly. Finding products that support the system instead of the symptom has allowed me to thrive. What health issue would you like better answers for?
I spent last weekend overseeing the ‘prayer room’ at a youth conference. I’ve done this once before and this time was very different from the last. But each time, I feel like I was more blessed than those who came in for prayer.
It is an odd thing in our busy lives to devote a weekend to prayer. I approach it with a hesitancy mostly because I’m afraid I won’t be equipped for the prayers that are required of me. But each time I hear someone’s story, I’m so moved to stand in the gap for them and I can’t believe I would have ever considered not being there.
What I’ve learned about youth this weekend is that they don’t feel like they are doing enough or being enough for God. Which is heartbreaking. What pressure they feel! The God I serve loves each and everyone of them exactly where they are at, but somehow what they hear is – do more. It seems our busy world is sending the wrong message. I pray for them to do less and be still more – but even that feels like a requirement to them – something else to fit into their busy schedule.
I also learned that youth aren’t the only people I can pray with. I had just as many adults come in for prayer as youth. It is such a privilege to pray for their weighty concerns. And sometimes I really don’t have the words, but that’s ok too. Standing in the gap isn’t only about talking.
Which is the other thing I learned. I had someone come in and while I believed it was my duty to approach him and ask if he wanted me to pray with him, something inside of me said no, that’s not what he needs. So we began talking and I told him about the youth that had visited the day before. And I believe that impacted him more than any prayer I could have offered. So for him, standing in the gap meant telling him a story.
I love that. Because I love to tell stories. I hope this story has enriched your life today. Take some time to pray for someone or the youth I mentioned. And if you’re willing to tell me your story that needs prayer – I’ll be sure to stand in the gap for you as well.
“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” James 5:16