Harmony

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Harmony- Young Living

🌈 FUN FACTS 🌈

Harmony is one of the six powerful oils in the Young Living Feelings Kit- specifically formulated to establish spiritual and emotional harmony within us, this blend of SEVENTEEN oils includes some of the most precious and highest frequency oils on planet earth! Documented uses for Harmony oil are: Abundance, abuse, agitation, anger, apathy, argumentative, balance, blocks, chakras, clearing, confusion, day-dreaming, deodorant,  disappointment, electrical problems in the body, fear, grief/sorrow, guilt, harmony in systems, emotional heart, jealousy, being in the moment, fear, protection, resentment, restlessness, shock, stress, tension and well being.

🌈 WHAT IT DOES 🌈

We must be in harmony with our Creator, others, and the world around us before we truly feel we can overcome our negative emotions. When we have harmony in our lives, many other things will come to balance or fruition. This oil blend promotes emotional healing, which often leads to physical healing by bringing a harmonic balance to the chakras, or energy centers of the body. When we allow ourselves to relax, or feel safe and secure, energy flows more freely and efficiently through the entire body, reducing stress and creating a general feeling of well-being

🌈 WHAT’S IN IT 🌈

  • LAVENDER– oils of relaxation, traditionally known to balance the body and work wherever there is a need
  • SANDALWOOD – like frankincense- high in sesquiterpenes, which increases the amount of oxygen to the pineal (gland in the brain known as the third eye that produces hormones, notably melatonin) and pituitary gland (gland in the brain that secretes hormones in to the blood) This oxygenation improves ones attitude, alleviates depression and assists in removing negative programming from the cells of the body.
  • YLANG YLANG– Helps balance male/ female energies, allowing one to focus thoughts and move closer to spiritual attunement. Brings back feelings of self- love, joy, confidence and peace
  • FRANKINCENSE– high in sesquiterpenes which oxygenate the pineal and pituitary glands, improving ones attitude and outlook. One of the ingredients for the holy incense of the Bible, frankincense was used anciently to enhance one’s communication with the creator
  • ORANGE– brings peace and happiness to the mind and body, and joy to the heart. Provides emotional support to help one overcome depression
  • ANGELICA– helps one release and let go of negative feelings
  • GERANIUM– helps with hormonal balance, liver and kidney functions and discharge of toxins from the body
  • HYSSOP– used by Moses for the Lord’s Passover in Egypt, Hyssop is referred to over and over in the Bible as an oil of cleansing- stimulated meditation and promotes centering
  • SPRUCE grounds the body, creating the balance and opening necessary to receive and to give. It also helps one release emotional blocks.
  • SAGE LAVENDER– helps harmonize and balance the emotions and reduce stress-related conditions
  • ROSEWOOD– soothing to the skin and appeasing to the mind, relaxing to the body- it creates a feeling of peace and gentleness
  • LEMON stimulating and energizing, it’s fragrance is also purifying and invigorating, lifting the spirits
  • JASMINE  uplifting to the emotions, it produces a feeling of confidence, energy, euphoria and optimism
  • ROMAN CHAMOMILE– helps reduce irritability and minimize nervousness in children, especially hyperactive children. Calming
  • BERGAMOT– soothing to the endocrine system and to the hormones, it uplifts and calms the emotions, helps relieve anxiety, stress and tension
  • PALMAROSA– strengthens one’s feeling of security, helps reduce stress and tension and promotes recovery from nervous exhaustion. It uplifts the emotions and refreshes the mind, helping to clarify thoughts. Inhaling Palmarosa also has a normalizing effect on the Thyroid
  • ROSE– highest frequency of  all the oils, rose helps enhance the frequency of every cell, bringing balance and harmony to the body

🌈 IDEAS FOR USE – TOPICAL/AROMATIC 🌈

  • Apply several drops (2-4) on ears, throat, spine, wrists, neck, thymus or feet
  • Apply to chakras/vitaflex points
  • Directly inhale, or
  • Diffuse.
  • Apply to the 7 energy centers of the body- Basically imagine a line going up your body from your pubis to the top of your head– there are 7 centers that move up that line!
    • Tailbone
    • 2 inches below belly button
    • 2 inches above belly button
    • Over the heart
    • Throat (or back of neck)
    • Center of forehead
    • Crown of head
  • Diffuse or inhale while journaling- affirmations and questions to consider: “My heart is open to give and receive love” or “I can express myself completely”. Try to keep your mind open and take note of any thoughts which arise. Why did they show up? What do they mean?
  • Diffuse Inhale to keep the balance when the kids aren’t getting along
  • Diffuse/ Inhale at family gatherings or holiday family events when tensions can run high
  • Diffuse/ Inhale during emotionally exhausting times such as the loss of a loved one, to help keep your balance
  • Diffuse/ Inhale at the end of an emotionally charged day to find your center again

🌈COMPANION OILS 🌈

  • Feelings Kit
  • Inner Child
  • Present Time
  • Valor
  • Forgiveness

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Hyssop

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Hyssop- Young Living

🌺 FUN FACTS 🌺

The perennial plant hyssop is native to the Mediterranean region and was considered a holy plant in biblical times.

The name, Hyssop,  actually means “holy herb.” It was used in rituals, teas, wound healing, and baths. David refers to hyssop in Psalm 51 as part of his repentant lament:

Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

During the time of the Romans, this herb was used against the plague, as a disinfectant and for treatment of minor infections. In some parts of the world, it had a spiritual function, and was believed to purify and “forgive sins.”1 Christianity held hyssop in high regard — the herb was cited as a symbol of baptism and reconciliation.2 In other religions, it is associated with purification. This is largely due to the miasma theory, the belief that scent chased away illness. Although that  isn’t exactly the mechanism of action, the idea was there and the application was effective.

When steam-distilled, the plant produces a very potent essential oil

🌺  WHAT IT DOES 🌺 

Hyssop has been used since ancient times for nearly every ailment under the sun, from spiritual and emotional cleansing to boozing immunity and restoring health to patients. It helps to regulate menstrual flow, blood pressure and perspiration, as well as opening the airways, healing the skin and boosting immunity. Emotionally, hyssop has been said to clear the mind, alleviate nervous tension and generally overcome fatigue. This energy-inciting quality is one reason it has been administered to patients as it helps them overcome lethargy from being sick. Sometimes the best remedy is to get a patient moving again.

Hyssop has been studied intensively for it’s powerful properties, namely the way it interacts with viral cells and “disarms them,” The Bible also refers to hyssop and other plants as “bitter herbs” which were used to stimulate digestion and calm the digestive tract. Adding a few drops to a carrier oil can do wonders to promote relaxed muscles in any part of the body.

Emotionally and spiritually, Hyssop has long been used as a cleansing and purifying oil. The ancient Hebrews used it to chase away evil spirits. Hyssop was the plant the Lord commanded that the Israelites use to paint the lamb’s blood over their doorposts to ward off the Angel of Death in Egypt. See Exodus

  • Cardiovascular system
  • Respiratory System
  • Nervous System
  • Immune System
  • Skin
  • Digestive System
  • Urinary/ renal System
  • Brain/ Emotions

🌺   IDEAS FOR USE- TOPICAL/ AROMATIC 🌺 

Apply over throat for relief

Apply over lungs to open airways

Apply over kidneys for support

Apply topically, diffuse and inhale  for immune support as needed

Apply to the bottoms of the feet for immune support at bedtime

Apply to the feet for comfort and maintain proper inflammatory levels

Diffuse or inhale to stimulate alertness/ focus

Apply topically to joints to support pain-free movement and mobility

Apply topically to bruises to encourage healing

Apply topically to cuts, wounds, open skin to encourage healing and a healthy microbial level

Add a few drops to a compress and apply over the forehead to maintain a healthy body temperature

Use on insect bites

Apply to skin as needed to promote healing or relief

Apply over the abdomen to encourage healthy digestion and stimulate the digestive tract

Add a drop to your facial moisturizer to reduce fine lines and wrinkles

Apply over the abdomen to maintain a comfortable menstrual cycle

🌺   CONSTITUENTS 🌺

  • Ketones: camphor
  • Monoterpenes : alpha pinene, beta-pinene, l-limonene, myrcene
  • Sesquiterpenes: beta-caryophyllene
  • Phenols: eugenol
  • Alcohols: linalol, geraniol
  • Esters
  • Oxides: 1,8 cineol

🌺   FOUND IN 🌺

  • Egyptian Gold
  • Exodus II
  • GLF
  • Harmony
  • ImmuPower
  • Relieve It
  • White Angelica

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Sacred Mountain

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Sacred Mountain- Young Living

🏔 FUN FACTS  🏔

Sacred Mountain was especially crafted by D. Gary Young to help create feelings of protection, empowerment and grounding. This blend of Ylang Ylang and conifer oils that evokes the sense of sanctity found in nature and promotes feelings of strength when diffused.

The three conifer oils used in this blend have historically been used by the North American Indians to symbolically represent an umbrella of protection over the earth. Its also symbolic of bringing energy in from the universe. At night the animals lie under these trees fro protection, recharging and rejuvenation.

🏔 WHAT IT DOES 🏔

Sacred Mountain helps to ground you, empower you to find your strength, and protects you in that critical moment. Sacred Mountain is made from big, strong trees which have all the qualities you are searching for in this stressful moment. Spruce, Balsam Fir, and Cedarwood are in Sacred Mountain, plus it has Ylang Ylang. This unique blend helps you to find the peace and calm that is often felt in the great outdoors.

This blend has an extremely high emotional/spiritiual frequency of 176 MHz

🏔 WHAT’S IN IT  🏔

SPRUCE –  Spruce helps ground the body, allowing one to release emotional blocks thus restoring a sense of balance. Some have said Spruce contains the frequency of prosperity.

YLANG YLANG balances male and female energies so one can move towards a place of balance, enabling cleared thinking, focused thoughts which brings a sense of confidence and peace

IDAHO BALSAM FIR– an extremely high frequency oil, it has a strong, empowering and grounding aroma. It stimulated the mind while allowing the body to relax, effective for soothing tired or overworked muscles, ligaments, tendons joints and helps to reduce stress levels

CEDARWOOD – has an earthy aroma that gives you a sense of security. It is calming, purifying and grounding and helps to open the pineal gland –  a small pea-shaped gland in the brain that produces and regulates hormones, particularly melatonin a serotonin-derived hormone which modulates sleep patterns in both circadian and seasonal cycles.

🏔 IDEAS FOR USE – TOPICAL AROMATIC 🏔

It’s not so much about HOW to use emotional oils but WHEN. Here are some suggestions:

  • If you feel stuck, afraid to move forward because of fear of failure.
  • You have to stand in front of a crowd, give a presentation, teach, go on film, hold an interview and you need a confidence boost/ feeling of empowerment
  • Overwhelming social situations- some of us are introverts and don’t do well in crowds. Other times we are adverse to certain personalities in the crowd that can not be avoided.
  • Loss of a loved one/ overcoming grief
  • Controlling your emotions- grounding yourself. You can’t always control how you feel, but you CAN control how you act on those feelings
  • Dealing with conflict or argument- help to set your nerves and secure your resolve
  • Self-care- being intentional to make time for YOU especially as a wipfe and a mother
  • Leadership- when you are stepping forward to lead a team or teach others with confidence and assurance
  • Empowerment- when you need a boost of encouragement and confidence for a vulnerable task
  • Asserting Yourself- when you need to stand firm in your resolve or make someone else back down, and standing your ground isn’t your strong suit
  • Confronting overbearing personalities- not allowing yourself to be backed into a corner by an overbearing or intimidating personality
  • Self-advocacy- when you need to speak up for yourself
  • Diffuse during work hours
  • Wear as perfume
  • Deep inhale or apply topically before tackling intimidating tasks
  • Apply to solar Plexus, crown of head , back of neck

🏔 COMPANION OILS 🏔

Valor

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Envision

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Envision – Young Living

🤩 FUN FACTS  🤩

Envision is an essential oil blend with aromas that create a space to renew focus and stimulate feelings of intuition, creativity, and resourcefulness needed to help achieve goals and dreams. The aroma may help encourage feelings of renewed faith in the future and the strength necessary to achieve your dreams.

🤩 WHAT IT DOES 🤩

This oil is effective for dealing with various problems relating to emotional balance. It was specifically designed to expel negative emotions, elevate the mind, balance, empower and propel one forward to achieve their desired goals

🤩 WHAT’S IN IT 🤩

  • BLACK SPRUCE—traditionally believed to possess the frequency of prosperity. Grounds the body and creates balance necessary to receive and to give. It also helps dilate the bronchial tract to help improve oxygen exchange
  • GERANIUM—aroma may help promote an environment that opens and elevates the mind. Geranium helps with hormonal balance, liver and kidney functions and helps the body detox
  • ORANGE—has an energizing, elevating, and uplifting aroma- it brings peace and happiness to the mind and body, and joy to the heart
  • LAVENDER—has been used for centuries for its calming, relaxing, and peaceful aroma. It helps balance the body and works wherever there is a need. Known as the oils of relaxation, it also helps one to focus the mind and gather scattered thoughts
  • SAGE—Many cultures consider this herb sacred, and it’s been used for centuries. Sage helps promote healthy hormone balance. Sage is also said to improve mood and memory, to harmonize the emotions and help reduce stress-related conditions
  • ROSE—has an aroma that may help create a balanced, harmonious environment. The wonderful aroma may help elevate the mind and feelings of joy. Rose has the highest frequency of any oil on planet earth, and it helps elevate the mind and emotions to that higher realm.

🤩 IDEAS FOR USE – TOPICAL/ AROMATIC 🤩

  • apply to vitals points
  • apply to wrists or temples
  • wear as perfume
  • diffuse for a balancing environment, during times of planning and goal setting
  • add a few drops to the bath for a relaxing soak
  • add a few drops to a massage oil for a grounding aromatic massage
  • diffuse during meditation, prayer or scripture study

🤩 CONSTITUENTS 🤩

  • citronella
  • geraniol
  • nerol,
  • monoterpenes
  • ketones
  • linalol
  • camphene
  • alpha-pinene
  • beta-pinene
  • d-limonene

🤩 COMPANION PRODUCTS 🤩

Acceptance

Clarity

Into the Future

Magnify Your Purpose

Motivation

Valor

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Impulse to Soar

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I love this picture of the hubs, circa 2008. We were invited to sit by the runway and watch him practice carrier landings. It was awesome!!!

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But one thing I didn’t grasp until now was this idea- aviation is in his veins. Once he had circled the clouds like a bird, spanned the mountains & oceans from above, and lived beyond his wildest dreams, how could he ever walk the earth without soaring overhead in his mind?
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As an earthbound misfit myself, I truly did not grasp why his eyes were always on the sky. Now I understand. It’s not just his eyes, it is his heart. Once you’ve experienced life from a different viewpoint, it’s impossible to not see things from a new perspective.
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As a military family, we have lived a wildly adventurous life. We’ve been blessed to enjoy just a touch of the of this marvelous world- its beauty, its cultures, its people. How can we now be content with sitting still? How can we confine our lives to the parameters of mediocrity and feel fulfilled? Once you have learned to fly, how can you be content to creep?
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Friends, we were made for more than just existing. We were put on this earth to connect with God- through His creation, through His people, and through our own increase. How can we expand our understanding by staying in one place, if we do the same things, if we live our life by the same repeated patterns?

The truth is, we can not be everything we were made to be by staying comfortable. Flying isn’t always comfortable. The jet breaks. There are emergencies. The fight is hard and the struggles are real. But that doesn’t mean you stay grounded.

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Some circles preach contentment, but I’ve found that discomfort breeds creativity. Only those who are sufficiently dissatisfied with their current situation will seek to change it. Perhaps it’s a toxic relationship, or a job, or a habit you need to break. Perhaps its a positive change you need to embrace to be a better you. Everyone is going somewhere, this is a law of the universe. You are either moving forward or sliding backward- but nobody stays in one place. So what are you waiting for? Perhaps it’s time to spread your wings and fly! #perspectivechangeseverything

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A Blade of Grass

 

Grass BladeUnless a man can duplicate a blade of grass, he can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge

~ Thomas Edison

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My sons and I spent Valentine’s Day dissecting a worm. Because nothing says love like worm guts, right?

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What we discovered was so much more than dirt-filled intestines. We were dazzled by the incredible complexity of creation! Worms do not have a heart, yet they have an elaborate cardiovascular system. They don’t have a brain, yet their nerve relay system is sensitive, responsive and powerful. They don’t have a stomach, but they till our soil and bring life to the earth through their digestive system. What we didn’t expect was to discover that even the lowliest of life forms was an intricate masterpiece of ingenuity and design!

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What does this have to do with grass? I love this quote because Thomas Edison recognized what so many of us fail to see. The commonplace, the everyday, the uninspiring… if we look closely, if we reallly take the time to observe, study and ponder them- they are not common at all!

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When we walk barefoot through lush green grass, we are blissfully unaware of the intricate, living mechanisms underfoot. For starters, grass is THE major food source for life all over the earth! The sugars locked in the polysaccharides of the cell wall make grass one of the most significant sources of renewable energy in the world.

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It’s roots search the darkness for water and nutrients. Its leaves harness the energy from sunlight and converts sunshine into food. Its tenacity is astounding- grass can grow through concrete walls. Its perseverance is why homeowners love to grow it (but hate to mow it) Not only that, in 2018 certain strains of grass have been shown effective in destroying cancer cells…

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In fact, many (Many, MANY) plants have been shown to contain anti-cancer properties. The cutting edge of medicine has only BEGUN to discover the secret life of plants, their mind blowing complexity, their chemical constituency, their life-giving properties. Plants are the most sophisticated chemical factories on planet earth!

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Oh we can send a man to the moon. We can circumnavigate the globe in a fraction of a second through technology. Nuclear power, jet engines, satellites, computers, particle colliders… science is advancing at such an exponential rate that it seems nothing is impossible for man to achieve. Except for a blade of grass. Hell, man can’t even duplicate the amino acids necessary to build ONE SINGLE CELL of a blade of grass, let alone the entire plant!

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So remember, the next time you lay in a field of green on a warm summer’s day- all we reeeeally know is that we truly know nothing at all!

#amazingcreation #fingerprintsofgod

Discover Your Purpose

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If this isn’t what life’s journey is about, I don’t know what is.🤷🏻‍♀️

Nobody could have ever told me that I would be a stay-at-home military wife, homeschooling two boys. I wouldn’t have listened. 🙇🏻‍♀️

If someone had predicted that I would move 12 times in 15 years (twice overseas and twice into an RV) I would have laughed them out of the room! Not this girl! I had goals and aspirations- none of which was to stay at home wiping little noses, teaching abc’s and hanging broken picture frames in government-issued housing! 🙅🏻‍♀️

But God had different plans- and those plans come with twists and turns, mountains and huge valleys, trials and triumphs.🎢

If I’d had my dream career, I would have never spent four glorious years in Japan. 🇯🇵

I would never have discovered that simple living suits me far better than the palatial home of my dreams. 🚐

I would never have understood the richness of community, the depth of gratitude towards our service members, the appreciation of foreign cultures, the passion for travel… ✈️

Had I not married a Marine, I might never have loved as generously, lost as deeply, prayed as fervently as a military wife is known to do. 🙏🏻

If I’d had my dream career, I would have been too busy to savor the precious and fleeting moments of my children’s youth. If I’d had life my way, I would have missed so much of what really matters in life.
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Through all this time, through all the hardships and sacrifice, through all the dreams and ambitions that have fallen by the wayside- I have not found myself.  Thank God- I have found who I was meant to be. And it’s something far better than anything I could have imagined.