As soon as I choose to see the light in the dark corners, I redirect my power to what I want.Gabby Bernstein
Have you ever binge watched a series and noticed that there are episodes that are somewhat uneventful but totally necessary to move the story along? I feel like that is how 2019 was for me. It was a great year, don’t get me wrong, but it felt more like a filler year that was preparing me for the next episode in my life. I could almost feel a low rubble underneath the surface. It felt like something was coming, something big? Awesome? Maybe both? I just couldn’t put my finger on it. And as the decade was coming to a close, I felt called to explore that more, so, as I always do, I went back to my oils.
I wanted to implement Melissa oil, the oil of LIGHT, into my daily practice just to see what happened. Who couldn’t use a little more light in their life- more clarification, more inspiration, more positivity, more trusting your intuition? I did this last year with Blue Tansy, the oil of INSPIRED ACTION, and was encouraged by how that oil helped guide me to take action on some things that I most likely would not have done on my own.
Essential Oils, just like us, are vibrational beings. They offer an energy that is positive and healing. Each oil has its own vibration and that allows us to use different oils for different reasons. In my case this month, I wanted to start the New Year in a positive LIGHT (no pun intended). So, since I always reach for my oils for help, I chose the one oil that would help me do just that. If you weren’t aware, essential oils not only have physical properties, they also have emotional ones. Over the years, the emotional benefits of essential oils have become my favorite way to use them.
For the past 21 days, I added Melissa to my daily routine. I also said some affirmations with each application. I applied the oil to my wrists, behind my ears, and over my heart, on my big toe, a couple of times a day. This took nothing more than 30 seconds and gave me a great excuse to take a deep breath and get present.
Here is a little about Melissa…
Melissa oil awakens the soul to truth and light. It reminds individuals of who they truly are and why they came to this earth/ Melissa invites one to release everything and anything that holds them back from reaching their fullest potential. Melissa's enthusiasm is contagious. Through the intense light and vibration this oil has to offer, individuals may feel they cannot help but let go of feelings of darkness, despair, and other low vibrations that are holding them down. It teaches the joy of living.
Here is what I learned…
- I need more focus on JOY in my life. I am, for the most part, a very positive person. I have so much to be grateful for and I have a lot of fun, but there are times when I focus on the nitty gritty (momXiety) which then manifests more nitty gritty (momXiety).
- Being true to myself is harder than I thought. I generally consider someone else before I consider myself. This means that when I get asked what I want, I don’t always know the answer. Melissa brought to LIGHT that I need to be clearer with what I want.
- My time is valuable. I have worked hard to get to where I am and that should be valued. I have (had, moving forward) the healer’s curse and just want to give-give-give without asking for much in return.
- To everything there is a purpose. I’ve always innately known this, which has helped me get through some tough times, and it became even more clear to me that everything is connected and working for the highest good.
I’ve found that using essential oils to help me work through the ISH keeps me focused on the task at hand, if you will. Taking 21 days to focus on something, I’ve found, is the best way to create a habit. I look at it like this, taking time to create new neuropathways, so that I can be my best self, is the best use of 30 seconds one can do in a day. If you do not have a daily essential oil practice, I invite you to dust off your bottles (or get your hands on some) and start integrating them into your daily routine. Who knows? Maybe something awesome will happen
In good health,