Are You a Peace Seeker?

What are you doing today to increase the peace in your heart and mind?

Are you aware that angry, resentful, jealous, violent thoughts reinforce an illusion that has been in place on the planet for generations?

What will you do every day to shift that, to break the mold, to free yourself (and through your efforts help to free future generations) from the matrix of fear (which is the root of anger, lack, jealousy, etc). What are you waiting for?

#actnow #letmorelovein

ESSENTIAL OILS to support inner peace, increase motivation, and boost mental clarity:

– Combine one drop of Peppermint and one drop of Lemon oil in a diffuser.
– Combine one drop of Rosemary, one drop of Basil, two drops of Frankincense, and three drops of Wild Orange in a diffuser.

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What’s Your Fear Factor?

Fear. I know it well. I think I have several Masters degrees in it. It comes and goes. Sometimes it lingers longer than I’d like, but it is always a temporary visitor.

Over the years I’ve noticed that my thoughts about things such as moving to a new place, money, changing jobs, walking on the edge of a cliff (literally), speaking up, or starting or ending a relationship have triggered fear. Those moments and situations were never fun, but they certainly taught me a lot about living.

On a recent flight to New York I was lost in my book reading when the plane experienced turbulence. The woman next to me gasped, and clutched the arm rest. I turned to her and smiled, and we both laughed. Spell broken – for a moment. As I turned back to my book, my mind started feeding me all sorts of fear-inducing, plane crash scenarios. I sat there amazed at what my imagination was churning out. As I noticed that amazement, I realized that my fear had been replaced by amusement. Good catch!

Here are some words that came to me after a meditation on fear last month:

“When you take a leap into the well of fear, you may notice that things do not feel very good there. When you retreat into that darkness, things may seem overwhelming and impossible. You may become ‘paralyzed’ and find that you are moving AWAY from your dreams instead of INTO them.

What price do you pay when fear takes hold? Notice what happens on the physical level – perhaps constriction of muscle, a tightness in your chest, shallow breathing, or cold sweat.

When you are lost in fear, what emotions creep in? Where do your thoughts go? Contrast that to the physical, mental, and emotional repercussions when you are happy, and full of excitement.

When you can identify your fears and embrace them with love and compassion, then you will find that the time you spend visiting them DECREASES and the time you spend in excitement, joyful curiosity, wonder, and PURE LOVE INCREASES.

Which would you prefer?”

ESSENTIAL OIL recommendations for helping to deal with fearful/anxious feelings:

– Bergamot
– Ylang Ylang
– Vetiver

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Speak Up, We Can’t Hear You!

Are you feeling a call to take a stand for what you believe in, to speak out, to be a more vocal and action-oriented participant in what I call the ‘Evolution Revolution’? Are you ready to RISE UP?

Holy crap! I know I am! And I thankfully don’t have to know what form that showing up and rising up will take – ever.

Perhaps we can BE aware that in every moment we have an opportunity to do good, to lend a hand, to smile, to listen, to be still, be silent, speak up, speak out, sit down, or stand up.

Perhaps we can take a moment or more each day to listen to what is being asked of us. What is that true voice inviting you to do? Who is it inviting you to BE now, and now, and now, and now?

These are exciting times! BE involved. BE open to letting your clearest, kindest, most powerful self take you to great heights – or maybe to the depths that will show you more of what you are made of. Ah! Maybe…

Dag Hammarsrjold Quotes - Never, for the sake of peace and quiet,deny your own

Clarity Is Freedom

Each day I hear myself state things that I want. Chocolate. A nap. Less traffic on the freeway. Politicians who are truly focused on helping their constituents lead happier and healthier lives. The list is endless! Some things I may manifest, some things I may not.

My goal is to understand that my mind is going to chatter about it’s dreams and desires, and to know that I can pursues those dream and desires – somehow – if it feels right, or safe, or worth the invest to do so.

As my clarity grows I see that Rumi’s quote below is ever truer for me. What I am seeking is clarity, and in that clarity lies freedom from confusion, stress, and suffering.

Rumi - What you seek is seeking you

What Are You Running Toward?

I’m a big fan of running. Mornings are my favorite time of day to hit the road. The near-stillness of the hour or so before other humans get fully involved in the outside world, the rhythmic motion of feet hitting pavement, the invigorating awareness of my quickening breath and increasing heart rate, and the drawing of my attention to my quieting mind make for a perfectly divine combination.

Yesterday, as I settled into my first mile, I was conscious of my body making decisions that seemed to override anything that my ego may have wanted to do. I observed my body choosing the route I ran, adjusting it’s pace to accommodate a hill, pushing itself harder, or slowing itself down. When my body signaled that it was ready to carry me home, gentle and direct words appeared in my head.

“Notice what you are running toward.”

“Notice that your destination is here, now.”

“Notice that Intelligence collaborates with you in endless ways.”

“Remember that you are more than your body.”

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ESSENTIAL OILS to support your mindful exercise routine:

– Motivate Encouraging Blend from doTerra
– Balance Grounding Blend from doTerra
– Peppermint

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C. Joybell C. Quotes - Go in the direction

I’m Special / I’m Not Special

In August of 1990, at a personal development workshop known as The Forum, a facilitator stood on stage and spoke steadily into the microphone. “None of you are unique,” he told us. “None of you are special.”

Whaaaat?

Fast forward to last Wednesday. I was in post-meditation mode, thinking about what came to me during my time of quiet reflection, and peacefully pruning the tomato vines when that strong, truthful, inner voice that we all meet at some point said, “For many years you wanted to be special. Now you know you aren’t. That is freedom. Now get to work, and do the things that are special to you. Watch what grows from that place, without an addiction to being recognized, congratulated, or rewarded. Then you’ll know even more profoundly what it means to be free – and how wonderfully special you are, as you are.”

ESSENTIAL OIL recommendations to support non-attachment:
– Frankincense
– Arborvitae
– Cedarwood

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Why Wait Until Friday?

It’s Friday again, which seems to be a cause for celebration for many people. And why not? Their weekday routine is ending, and maybe there will be some excitement, or something different to look forward to as the weekend kicks in.

“I’m really looking forward to Friday!”
“Can’t wait until Friday!”
“Thank God it’s Friday!”

What if we applied that same enthusiasm to Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and even Saturday and Sunday?

Imagine saving all of your excitement, all of your positive thoughts, all of your enthusiasm for one day of the week. What if you were to spread that joy around, to give as much value to the other days, to hold Tuesday in as much esteem as you do Friday? What is the difference, really, between those days?

Reclaim the EVERYDAY joy that can be found wherever you are. Whenever you choose to acknowledge it, joy shows up. It’s that easy. Seek and you shall find. Look for ways to make every day a special day. What are you waiting for?

Pema Chodron Quotes - Rejoicing in ordinary

ESSENTIAL OIL TIP:

To make every day a joyful day try these two oils from doterra:

Elevation Joyful Blend is an invigorating combination of essential oils that blends euphoric scents to elevate your mood, promote feelings of confidence, and increase your energy. It’s the perfect combination of Lavandin, Lavender, Melissa, Ylang Ylang, and Osmanthus with Tangerine, Amyris, Clary Sage, Hawaiian Sandalwood Ho Wood, and Lemon Myrtle.

Balance Grounding Blend is a relaxing and uplifting mix Spruce, Ho Wood, Frankincense, Blue Tansy, and Blue Chamomile with Fractionated Coconut Oil that promotes tranquility and relaxation. Spruce was used by Native Americans for health and spiritual reasons and is still used today to bring harmony to the mind and body. Ho Wood, Blue Tansy, and Blue Chamomile can ease anxious feelings, while Frankincense provides a grounding, balancing effect on emotions.

Balance and Elevation

What Are You For?

Yesterday, which was Independence Day in the US, I woke with the thought, “What are you for?”

While pondering that question it occurred to me that there is much chatter on Twitter and Facebook, in newspapers, on TV news, and in other media about resisting, protesting, or being against something. My next thought was, “What would happen inside of us, in our communities, and around the world if we were to focus more on being for something, instead of against it? “I stand for equal rights.” “I believe in my freedom and rally for myself.” Is that too naive, idealistic, or unrealistic these days? Are those ideals already part of the mission of the marches we’ve seen recently? Yes, when people rally together, and express their anger, doubts, worries, and fears, it certainly can attract headlines, and lead to change. Sometimes, shouting it out makes a difference.

I looked on-line for an example of a movement that embodies the ideals above, and came across this:

THE WOMEN’S MARCH MISSION
The mission of the Women’s March is to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change. The Women’s March is a women-led movement providing intersectional education on a diverse range of issues and create entry points for new grassroots activists & organizers to engage in their local communities through trainings, outreach programs and events. Women’s March is committed to dismantling systems of oppression through nonviolent resistance and building inclusive structures guided by self-determination, dignity and respect.

Here is a headline from the New York Times about the Women’s March, which took place on Jan.21, 2017: Women’s March Highlights as Huge Crowds Protest Trump: ‘We’re Not Going Away’ (Full story here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/21/us/womens-march.html

That search led to this:
Mother Teresa - Peace rally

Which led to this:
Gandhi - Be the change

So what the heck is my point here? For me, “What are you for?” is a chance to re-align with things that allow peace, kindness, generosity, and compassion to flow through me unimpeded.

What are you for?

ESSENTIAL OIL tip for the day:

Combine a drop of Peppermint and Wild Orange oils in your hands. Rub your hands together, then bring your hands toward your nose without touching your eyes, and take a gentle breath in. A little shot of support for mental clarity, and calming.