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ESSENTIAL OILS FOR A NEW YEAR

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New Year’s Resolutions, do you make them or not?  I suspect we all make some mental resolutions, whether we call them that or not.  But making a mental resolution usually doesn’t produce results.  No matter what your goals for 2018, I encourage you to do some things to make it more likely you’ll achieve them.

  1. Write down your goals. A dream without a plan is just a wish. Fail to plan, plan to fail.   We’ve all heard these quotes/proverbs, and they are ubiquitous on the web at this time of year. But they are true.  People who write down their goals are 80% more likely to achieve them.
  2. Make them specific and measurable. Don’t just say I’m going to exercise more.  Say, I will exercise 3 days a week on Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 4:00 p.m. for 30 minutes each time.  Then, WRITE IT ON YOUR CALENDAR as a non-negotiable.
  3. Share your goals with someone. We all need to be held accountable.  If we never tell anyone our goals, then we can easily make excuses when we don’t work on them or don’t achieve them.  If you can share them with one or two specific people who will be your accountability partners, that’s even better.
  4. Stay positive. Negative self-talk will defeat you.  There is power in words, so keep your words positive.  Say, “I will achieve this goal,” not “I don’t know if I can do it, but I’ll try.”  Doesn’t that bring to mind another saying. . . “Do. Or do not. There is no try.”  (Yoda)
  5. Choose #onelittleword – Once you have written down your 2018 goals, see if you can find commonality. And then choose One Little Word.  Use one little word as a way to encapsulate all your goals and keep them in the forefront of your mind.
  6. OIL UP! Essential oils definitely affect your mood, emotions, energy, and overall wellness.  Use them as tools to help you accomplish your goals.  Did you know Young Living has a number of blends to assist you in accomplishing your goals and achieving your dreams?

Here are 11 Young Living essential oil blends to help promote your energy and support your endeavors.  Which one(s) will you choose? Use these oils in your diffuser or rub a drop on your hands and then inhale.

BELIEVE contains Idaho Blue Spruce, Idaho Balsam Fir, Frankincense, and other essential oils that may encourage feelings of strength and faith when used aromatically. Use this oil as you make positive self-affirming statements.

MOTIVATION BLEND -The powerful scent of Motivation (Roman chamomile, Black spruce, Ylang ylang, Lavender may promote feelings of action and accomplishment when diffused. Use this oil on those days when you are having trouble getting started.

BUILD YOUR DREAM – Combining essential oils chosen by D. Gary Young for their connections to our history, Build Your Dream™ empowers and clarifies to help you find the way to achieve your dreams when used aromatically. Use this oil when you are brainstorming!

AWAKEN is a blend of five other blends. Expertly formulated to help you become aware of limitless potential when used aromatically, Awaken is the first step toward making positive life changes. Use this oil to help you overcome feelings of discouragement and keep you on track.

ENVISION contains scents that stimulate feelings of creativity and resourcefulness, encouraging renewed faith in the future and the strength necessary to achieve your dreams. Diffuse this essential blend while working on your VISION board.

HIGHEST POTENTIAL harnesses the uplifting and inspiring power of Blue Cypress and other pure essential oil scents. Apply this oil as a perfume or diffuse it daily in your office to help you accomplish all you desire for the day.

INSPIRATION is a blend of pure essential oils that were traditionally used by native people of Arabia, India, and North America for enhancing spirituality and meditation.  Apply this oil during quiet times of prayer, meditation, or relaxation.

MAGNIFY YOUR PURPOSE The aroma of our Magnify Your Purpose™ essential oil blend stimulates creativity, desire, focus, and motivation, encouraging you to seize initiative when used aromatically. Choose this oil when brainstorming, meeting with colleagues, or starting a new project!

INTO THE FUTURE  is an inspirational blend of essential oils that creates an invigorating aromatic companion as you look toward your life’s goals and dreams.

FULFILL YOUR DESTINY Sweet, fresh, and spicy, Young Living’s Fulfill Your Destiny™ blend encompasses the complex and beautiful journey that leads to achieving your goals and highest potential. With nine carefully selected essential oils—Tangerine, Frankincense, Nutmeg, Cassia, Cardamom, Clary Sage, Black Pepper, Idaho Blue Spruce, and Neroli—this proprietary blend will help you create an atmosphere of focus and clarity no matter where your path to fulfilling your destiny takes you.

BRAIN POWER is a blend of essential oils high in sesquiterpenes—like Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood, Blue Cypress, and Frankincense—to promote a sense of clarity and focus when used aromatically.

Whatever your New Year’s goals and dreams, take some time out to create some steps to make those dreams come true.

A Perfect Fit

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 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”   Jeremiah 29:11

The Lord is taking me on another new adventure.  This blog is an adventure in itself.  I think it has helped me more than anyone else.  I said from the beginning that the size of my audience doesn’t matter.  If I am writing, I am accomplishing the task God has set before me.  Writing about God’s word has helped me to grow in ways I can’t even describe to you.  And now God is teaching me about the healing power of the essential oils He created.  I’m learning about plants and oils and healing and prayer.  God is awesome in the way He brings things into our lives at the perfect time, with the perfect people. . . but I’m getting ahead of myself.

Two years ago, I began feeling like it was time to retire from full-time teaching.  I love teaching, but the demand of the schedule was starting to weigh heavily.  I felt like I didn’t have time to live my life because I always had so much to do for school.  Anyone who has ever taught, or had any kind of demanding job for that matter, knows the struggle it can be to try to balance home life and work life.  But with kids out of the home and five grandchildren nearby, I began praying about what would be next in my life and seeking God’s timetable and direction.

This year it was time.  My final year as a full-time teacher concluded in June.  My official retirement will come October 1, but I won’t be opening my own classroom this fall; I will be filling in wherever there is a need.  September 30 will be my last day.  I’m sure the feelings will be bittersweet; however, God is opening a variety of doors, and one has taken the front seat for the time being—Young Living Essential Oils.

I have been seeking specific leading from God for the last year about what to do when I finish teaching.  I really need something to continue to supplement the household income.  I have looked into a lot of things related to teaching, but I really didn’t want to trade full-time teaching for part-time teaching.  I have also looked into online teaching from home and signed up with a website that allows you to set your own price and hours, but I didn’t get any solid leads.  It seemed to be a closed door.

I also considered being “nanny” as well as “Nana” to two of my grandsons, and I may still do that.  But I would really rather do that part-time and for free. I’d rather not be paid for caring for my own grandchildren.

In the meantime, I have also been personally exploring diet and new recipes to learn more about healthy eating.  My husband and I have always tried to plan wisely, but we are continuing to learn about unsafe and toxic ingredients in foods we had considered “natural and safe.”  For Christmas, I received The Daniel Plan by Rick Warren—a really great book on food, faith, finances, friends, and fitness.  I was learning new things about foods I had never even heard of. . .and let’s be honest. . . some foods I had heard about from my husband (and resident chef) but had been unwilling to try.  I made a commitment to eat whatever my husband cooked—even if it meant trying new things I didn’t think I’d like.  And life continued along, until. . .

One day a friend invited me to learn about, and perhaps purchase, essential oils.  What are essential oils?  They are the aromatic, volatile liquids of plants, which are generally extracted through steam distillation.  They are highly concentrated, which makes them more potent than dried herbs, due to the distillation process.[1]  I had never heard of essential oils, but I did some research and discovered that essential oils have been used by people for hundreds, even thousands of years, to promote health and natural healing.

I continued to research essential oils in general and the company Young Living specifically because I wanted to be sure I was spending money wisely.  But I was attracted to the oils designed to relieve pain and promote sleep.  Finally, I attended a class at my friend’s house to learn more specifically how Young Living oils work to promote healing and health.  I was pretty close to jumping on board, but attending the class confirmed my decision to move forward, and I purchased Young Living’s Premium Starter Kit.

That decision was a good one!  By using essential oils, I have eliminated over-the-counter pain relievers from my daily intake and have been getting solid nights of sleep.  Using these oils was a natural progression from other things I had been learning about eating healthy foods and watching for harmful ingredients on packaging.  All of it is about staying healthy naturally, which is what God designed our bodies to do.

But God wasn’t finished.  Not only did He bring these essential oils into my life for the benefit of my own family.  He also opened a door for me to establish an at-home business.  At first, I was surprised because of all the subjects available for study in school, science was the one that never “clicked” with me.  I guess God decided it is time for me to learn science.  J Seriously, though, God is so awesome!  As He led me to into this new business, I realized that it has all the characteristics I was looking for as a way to supplement income.  I can do much of the work from home, I don’t have to adhere to a regular work schedule, I’m able to interact with people socially, and I’m available to my children and grandchildren, and yet it still allows an outlet for my teaching ability.  I’m teaching people about essential oils!  And if you haven’t noticed it yet, I’m writing about oils as well.  And best of all, as I talk about the oils that God created for our use, I have an opportunity to talk to people about God, the one who created them!

Praise God! His creativity in His plan for my life overwhelms me.  I could never have thought of this myself. God has designed a job that creatively uses all my gifts, but in ways I could never have imagined.  It is exactly what I asked for when I prayed—something that would utilize the variety of talents with which He has blessed me.

When we pray for God’s direction, He leads us in paths He has designed for us, and they are a perfect fit.  I am so excited to see where God takes me on this new journey with Young Living Essential Oils.  Every day I am learning new things. Every day with God is a new adventure.

Until next time,

CKWidmayer

[1] “Yesterday’s Wisdom, Tomorrow’s Destiny.” Essential Oils: Pocket Reference. 5th ed. USA: Life Science Pub., 2011. 1. Print.

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