How to practice gratitude…

DAY 2

TIME FOR GRATITUDE

Today we pull over and take some time to be grateful for what we have.

GRATITUDE is good medicine and is always time well spent.

It helps to relieve stress and build positive energy, and it gives us great perspective on life.

When was the last time you did this?

Are you hardwired to be grateful, or is it something you have to remind yourself about?

Practicing GRATITUDE is healthy. It paints a worldview of optimism and hope.

People who practice this are consistently HAPPIER.

What tends to happen with people who are depressed and stuck is a phenomenon called STACKING.

This is when something bad happens to us and we take that isolated event and attach it to a series of other “bad” events and create a pessimistic narrative.

Let’s say you stub your toe and drop your phone. People who stack go to a place where “this always happens to me; I have such bad luck; I remember when I tripped in college and was embarrassed” and on and on.

A bill could come in and remind you of all your financial woes, or something as trivial as your favourite team losing could trigger the narrative of how you married the wrong person.

It doesn’t make sense, but it’s what we do. It’s a downward spiral that drags us into “my life sucks” narrative that doesn’t serve us. It makes us less fun to be around.

Gratitude is a wonderful antidote for this tendency. So today you will practice this.

Grab a piece of paper or pick up your phone and simply start making a list of all the things you’re grateful for. It could be your kids, your cat, your accomplishments, a tasty lunch you had recently, or the clouds in the sky. Just keep writing ✍️.

Spend at least 10 minutes doing this and don’t stop. Even if it sounds stupid write it down. It may take a second to recall some of these. That’s totally cool. The act of recalling them delivers a powerful therapeutic and spiritual value.

Once you’ve finished with your list, stop and ask yourself how you feel. How did you feel before you started, and how did you feel afterwards? Any difference? Take note of it.

As you go through your day, keep your list with you. Take a look at it a few times and do a quick read through. Stop on any item that grabs your attention and let that gratitude fill your heart. Sit with the feeling of gratitude towards whatever the given item is. Back in its sunshine, and let it fill you.

At the end of the day go back and recall how you felt in the morning and how you feel on the other side. Any difference? Chances are, it’ll be subtle but definitely there. If you like what this is doing, keep your list with you tomorrow and add to it. In fact, see about adding things as they come up for you, make this list a growing scroll of things you’re grateful for. The more you do it, the better it will serve you. Over time this practice will radically transform your life and change your mood towards all things. It takes away friction and allows us to live in a healthier, timeless space.

Tomorrow I will talk to you about nature.

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The importance of Living a life that MATTERS.

 

I wanted to share this with you all.

The three lines which resonate with me are ~

»What will matter is not your success, but your SIGNIFICANCE

»What will matter is not what you learned, but what you TAUGHT.

»What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, courage or sacrifice that ENRICHED, EMPOWERED OR ENCOURAGED others to emulate your example.

»What will matter is not your competence, but your CHARACTER.

Remember that living a life that matters doesn’t happen by accident, it happens by choice.

Julie 💖

Chakra Essential Oil chart.

We have received multiple requests to publish a Chakra – Essential Oil Chart Enjoy!

CHAKRA

COLOURS

ESSENTIAL OILS

7 Crown Chakra

Violet

Frankincense, Rosewood, Jasmine, Rose, Neroli

 6 Third Eye Chakra

Indigo

Rosemary, Juniper, Lemon, Pine, Helichrysum, Thyme, Clary Sage

5 Throat Chakra

Blue

Blue Chamomile, Myrrh, Cypress, Basil, Hyssop, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sandalwood

4 Heart Chakra

Green

Geranium, Rose, Bergamot,Ylang Ylang, Mandarin, Jasmine, Lavender

3 Solar Plexus Chakra

Yellow

Juniper, Cedarwood, Black Pepper, Hyssop, Marjoram, Cardamom,  Lemon, Grapefruit, Vetiver

2 Sacral Chakra

Orange

Jasmine, Rose, Sandalwood, Ginger, Clary Sage, Fennel, Cardamom

1 Root Chakra

Red

Myrrh, Patchouli, Vetiver, Rosewood, Thyme,  Frankincense, Ylang Ylang

I hope this chart has been useful for you.

Tomorrow I want to briefly touch on Essential Oils and Crystal Power….here’s a little taster below.

“Essential oils combined with crystal power are the perfect thing to help you to anchor and embody Divine energy in the present moment. They help to raise your vibration, steady your frequency and tune into your deep desire to bring clarity to the whatever shows up in your reality.”

Please feel free to leave any comments.

Namaste

Julie 🙏💖

Spiritual Awakening Rituals and Essential Oils…

Essential oils, just like aromatic herbs and other ingredients, have been part of spiritual awakening practices all throughout history.

Many religions and cultures use various essential oils in their rituals, ceremonies or healing modalities. Diffusing them aromatically or using them on different applications can bring out mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual benefits.

Essential oils can help an individual come to terms with oneself and the Universal Mind.

Cedarwood is used for spiritual grounding and purification. It’s also one of the essential oils used for spiritual awakening. It cleanses your space, heals the present, and purifies the spirit.

Cedarwood removes blockages from your energetic body and aura. It purifies you emotionally by detoxifying negative energies, thoughts, worries, anxieties and fears. You’ll feel a refreshing cleanse inside and out as you meditate using this essential oil. With grounding and purification, you’ll be ready to discover your Higher Self.

Use Cedarwood oil in your prayer and meditation rituals to bring calmness and peace.

Blending with Other Essential Oils: Cedarwood blends well with Bergamot, Clary Sage, Cypress, Frankincense, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Neroli, Orange, Petitgrain, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Vetiver and Ylang Ylang.

Rosemary is a highly revered essential oil for enlightenment. It has been mentioned in European history for its purification and healing powers. This essential oil has a stimulating, invigorating and refreshing aroma that will uplift you. Its aromatic profile is fresh, sweet, herbaceous and slightly medicinal.

Rosemary is used for cleansing, consecration and peacefulness in sacred rituals. It releases psychic and spiritual blocks during purification ceremonies. It also provides good luck, protection, and psychic development.

For health purposes, Rosemary supports cognitive functions and brain health. Rosemary oil also supports circulation and relieves exhaustion.

Blending with Other Essential Oils: Rosemary blends well with Basil, Frankincense, Sage, Thyme, Citronella, Chamomile, Lemongrass, Lavender, Peppermint and Eucalyptus.

Ylang Ylang is the perfect essential oil whenever you need to express gratitude to Mother Earth and the Universe as a whole. The essential oil comes from the flowers of the Ylang-Ylang tree, which is known as the “Perfume Tree.” Its scent is intoxicating and exquisite, making it a highly precious oil sought-after by many perfumists and essential oil enthusiasts. Its aromatic profile is fresh, floral, sweet, slightly fruity, fragrant yet delicate.

The emotional benefits of Ylang Ylang oil include relieving stress, worries, anxieties, frigidity, hypertension, palpitations and depression. It is also used to help balance the sacral and solar plexus chakras.

Peppermint is another essential oil used for cleansing and purification. It has an intense scent that can also be highly pleasant to the senses. It is also one of the most concentrated essential oils out there. Diluting it with an air purifier or oil diffuser would give out a fresh, minty and uplifting scent. Peppermint oil stimulates the senses, enhances alertness, and improves stamina. Diffusing or spraying it over your meditation space will clear out impurities and negative vibrations.

Blending with Other Essential Oils: Peppermint blends well with Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Grapefruit, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Oregano, Rosemary and Tea Tree.

Lavender oil is commonly known for its calming, soothing and relaxing properties. In practices for spiritual awakening, it facilitates deeper states of meditation. Highly spiritual individuals use it to cleanse and soothe the soul and prepare it for spiritual work. It also balances and stabilises the physical, etheric and astral bodies. Use Lavender essential oil to bring your higher and lower chakras into harmony with each other so that the Divine can freely flow within your being.

Blending with Other Essential Oils: Lavender blends well with Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Clove, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Grapefruit, Juniper, Lemon, Lemongrass, Mandarin, Marjoram, Patchouli, Peppermint, Rose, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Thyme and Vetiver.

Patchouli is known for its earthy aroma and spiritually grounding properties. It has many versatile uses in skincare treatments, emotional balancing, sensual romantic blends, meditation, and spiritual awakening. It’s also an aromatic base that acts as a fixative in perfumery applications. You’ll find its aroma to be rich, earthy and woody with hidden fruity notes.

Patchouli has emotional benefits such as calming and grounding. This essential oil is also used in blends for prayer and meditation. Its commonly diffused to relieve stress and fatigue.

Did you know that unlike other essential oils that diminish and oxidize over time, Patchouli oil actually improves with age, just like wine? It’s a great investment to have Patchouli oil in your home collection.

Blending with Other Essential Oils: Patchouli blends well with Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Cypress, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Myrrh and Sandalwood.

 

This is a 3-day Spiritual Ritual you can do at home or while on a retreat. It involves grounding, cleansing and purifying, gratitude and enlightenment. You can also do it within a day, as long as you allot one hour between each step.

Day 1 Grounding: Diffuse 2 – 3 drops of Patchouli Essential Oil and say a prayer for grounding oneself.

Day 2 Cleansing and Purifying: Add 1 drop of Lavender essential oil, 1 drop of Cedarwood essential oil, and 2 drops Peppermint oil to an oil burner. Diffuse this blend and ask God, your angels, spirit guides, higher self and Divine Light beings to cut the cords that have been tying you down to negativity or lower energies. Feel yourself being released from all negativity, karma, and lower frequencies.

Day 2 Gratitude: Mix 1 drop of Ylang-Ylang oil with a carrier oil and rub it with your palms. Inhale the scent by cupping your nose with your hands. Hold your hands together and say a prayer of gratitude for everything that the Universe has blessed you with.

Day 3 Enlightenment: Mix a few drops of Rosemary essential oil with sea salt and filtered water in a spray bottle. Spritz your space with this enriching aroma to pave the way for new beginnings and a strengthened being. Spray this blend to any part of the house that you need to boost with enriching energy.