Mind over Matter

In a blink of an eye; we have become home school teachers, engulfed in disparaging news-feeds and isolated with social distancing.  We have essential employees who are keeping life moving but fearful for their lives and their loved ones lives and so many others without employment fearful on how the bills are going to get paid let alone put food on the table. This has caused emotions to run ragged, stress levels on overdrive and our mind in the gutter.

Wayne Dyer is one of the most influential people in my personal growth. He said "You can not always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside." 

Now, we are in a situation we have little control over. This does not mean-we can not change our minds about the current situation-because we totally can. But it's up to us. We have two choices. We can choose to live in fear and despair or we can choose to have faith and seek opportunity. 

Earl Nightingale said "Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality". Your subconscious mind has immense power in controlling your life experiences. Your subconscious mind believes everything it is told. 

Deepok Chopra said we have 60,000 thoughts per day and MOST of them are repetitive and often negative or self sabotaging. These negative thoughts may be old beliefs, things you were told as a child, etc...They have been stored in your subconscious. 

Now more than ever, we need to focus on our mindset to get through this challenging time. The best part? We can literally change our mind and therefore our life's experiences. 

3 Tips to Create a Positive Mindset:

1. Affirmations- These are a powerful way to install positive messages into your subconscious. Difficult roads lead to beautiful destinations. So if you notice a negative thought that keeps arising; notice the thought and re-frame it into a positive statement. If you are having a thought like: I lost my job and have no money to pay the bills. Choose an affirmation such as these: I am open and receptive to all the wealth life offers me. Money comes to me in expected and unexpected ways. I embrace new avenues of income. Now a key to affirmations is you MUST feel the feeling-you can not feel broke while saying "Money comes to me..." because your subconscious is NOT going to believe you. Also you must repeat them over and over, every day. I say mine every morning and I try to say them before bed.
2. Choose environmental influences carefully-Your subconscious mind is absorbing information constantly and forming beliefs based on that information. I never watched so much news until this pandemic began-but I had to make a conscious decision what I was going to listen or read to get the updates I need and then fill the rest with the best. Don't get sucked into the negativity and choose to seek out positive information to read, watch and listen too. I love audible and podcasts for this reason. Decide where and when you will get your news updates and then move on. Listen to music that moves you, read or listen to audio books that inspire you. Talk with friends who lift you up and not drag you down. Over time you will have more positive, encouraging messages are being absorbed in your mind. 
3. Meditation-Quiet space in meditation can sooth the soul, decrease stress and even can help sleep. There is so much research on the benefits of a consistent meditation practice-this should be something you implement on the daily even if you only have 15 minutes. There was even a study done (2012 brain, behavior and immunity study) where 40 adults between the ages of 55 and 85 showed that a two-month mindfulness meditation program was linked with reduced loneliness. " If you have never meditated-there are many guided meditations on YouTube. 

Upcoming Virtual Classes
April is just around the corner and I have some great Facebook Classes coming your way-Be on the lookout for these! Not on Facebook? No Problem-Contact Me and let me know which classes you are interested in and I will send you a textable class! 

Essential Oil Picks:
Citrus Oils are perfect choices to jump-start your morning! Try adding oils like Lemon, Grapefruit, and Orange to your diffuser right when you wake up. These aromas are refreshing and can create an uplifting environment. To make the aroma even more invigorating and energizing, add a couple of drops of Peppermint.

Valor® essential oil is one of the most popular Young Living blends and has an empowering aroma that is used to inspire confidence, bravery, and strength. Valor’s powerful scent combines Black Spruce, Blue Tansy, Geranium, Camphor Wood, and Frankincense essential oils.Diffuse in the morning to jump-start a busy day with an uplifting, affirming scent. Refresh yourself emotionally by directly inhaling or massaging onto your neck, chest, hands, or wrists. Valor also creates a grounding environment, so incorporate it into your yoga and meditation practices, either through topical or aromatic use. 

As the day comes to an end, create a space that will invite feelings of calmness. Lavender is one of our favorite oils to use as part of a bedtime routine because it has balancing properties that calm the mind and body. Try adding it to your diffuser or applying it to the bottoms of your feet. Another great floral combination is Ylang Ylang and Blue Tansy. Better yet, diffuse Peace & Calming which contains both of these oils! This sweet blend of floral and citrus oils is one that will surely help you unwind after a long day.

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She shouted from the rooftops "Move away FEAR, I have a life to create"

She shouted from the rooftops "Move away FEAR, I have a life to create"
As modern society is filled with daily life pressures and endless to do lists, the stress adds up. Topple that with chaos from headlines created to instill fear and we have a recipe for mental anguish teetering disaster.   
I am NOT saying we should not be educated, but rather take what we need and leave what we don't. We DO need to have the discernment to determine what in fact resonates with our inner knowing and what does not. 
As humans, we have 60,000 thoughts per day and have no deficit of creating our own internal fears that can prevent us from living our best lives. We don't need any more help in the fear creating department. 
We were meant to ENJOY this life and we have no room for distractions including fear to get in our way. I don't want to be just a dreamer and a sideline watcher…I want to be the achiever and manifester in my life while guiding others to do the same.
As a busy mom, wife, full time nurse, caregiver and a girl with far away dreams (who just happens to be in her mid forties), I knew in my over-scheduled life I had to regain some peace and clarity. After a discussion with friends on the importance of living the dream life I craved and finding my true purpose in life, I dug into some inner work through meditation and journaling. 
I pulled myself out of the future daydream state and focused on the present, then asked myself these questions and encourage you to do the same:
What excites me?
What do I LOVE doing?
What reoccurring thoughts do I have?
What passion is inside of me awaiting to flourish?
What am I craving?
What do I need?
When you do this exercise, pick a quiet uninterrupted space-and journal whatever comes up-if it doesn't make sense now, it may later. 
Almost immediately I craved and needed to find some inner peace. I remembered the peace and serenity I enjoyed among nature as a child. Growing I found calm in ALL things natures from playing in the woods, swimming in creeks to rescuing stray animals.  There was a grounding and peace I had found among nature and looking back I often enjoyed time alone in the woods. 
I love spending time with my family, from making to planning subtle surprises to epic memories. It excites me to see my kids laugh and flourish and to hear my Dad play the piano and to watch my husband in his "create" state. 
I know in my heart, I was meant to help others who feel stuck in life to truly love the life they live, I don't have it figured all out yet, but I trust the process and starting at home. The reality is we all get to write the next chapter of our book because WE are the author. 
Now I do realize that no two people share the same purpose and that some people seem to know their purpose and rock it out while others are wondering if they even have one. If the latter is you, you do my friend-we sometimes have to take a deep breath and focus on what is right in front of us, the present. 
Finding the purpose in the present is often overlooked but it is the starting point no matter your past, if you know your life purpose or not; living in your present purpose can be the gatekeeper to lessons we learn along the way. 
What if finding the purpose in your present was as simple as the foods/nutrition you ate (and fed your family) to the products you choose to bring into your home to what you put on your skin. What if you chose to enjoy every moment, scheduled that self-care time in to include meditation or exercise or date night. We all want the best for our families, for them to stay happy and healthy and to have a purpose driven life. 
For me, the smell of pure lavender essential oil took me back to that calm place that I forgot existed. As I continued to explore and use the oils, I found the ability to incorporate essential oil infused products into (the whole families) lives to support a more natural, holistic lifestyle supporting mind, body and spirit.
I choose to find my purpose in the present. I love living up in the rolling hills of central New York, watching sunrises, raising chickens and kids,  and continue to build our homestead enjoying fresh fruit, berries and tending to their gardens in the summer and carry nature inside during the winter diffusing my favorite essential oils.
It’s truly a blessed life.
Step over fear and find purpose in your present. 

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I'm curious, how are you living your purpose in the present?

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