Hey friends! Did you know I am what I would consider a very private person!? Because of that reason I find it hard to share lots of seasons in my life. Starting this blog has made me realize I need to get out of my comfort zone if I want to help others. So today I want to sit down with you (get on your comfy sweats and make a cup of tea) and get real. Let’s talk about something that is not fun to talk about…when we get sucked into the dark side. Let me tell you how I found myself there, how I listened to my body, and how I pulled myself out.
Just over 2 years ago my husband and I decided to build a new home. Let me give you the short version so we are not here all night. If the process of trying to build a new home is not stressful enough, we had something happen that I didn’t even know was a thing. Our contractor took a LOT (like over $100k) from our bank and decided he was going to stop talking to us. On top of him taking our money, he decided to do minimal work on our property, and he didn’t pay any of the sub-contractors for the work they had done. This all fell back on Jeff and I. Not only were we out all the money he took from the bank, but we had 2 sub-contractors we had to pay out of pocket an additional $20k+. 2 years later, more tens of thousands of dollars later, and a new contractor, we are finally starting over (without getting any of our money back).
As you can imagine those 2 years of my life were hell. Not knowing if we were going to be able to pay all the bills while paying 2 mortgages and lawyer fees is such an unsettling feeling. I found myself completely drained each day, and it got harder and harder to put a smile on my face. Before I knew it, I just didn’t feel like doing anything or talking to anyone. I am so lucky that God has given me the ability to know when something is wrong with my body/mind. I could feel it! It is an out of body experience. Like you don’t know what to do to fix the issue, and you cannot see a light at the end of the tunnel.
However, I would consider myself lucky because I had several somebody’s to make me get up and move. Even though I just wanted to hide at home and do nothing, I had others that depended on me. With dogs, cats, and cattle you have to get up to care for them. I think they helped me keep from diving too deep into a place I shouldn’t have been. On top of this, I noticed I didn’t enjoy things I used to anymore (like teaching essential oil classes). This is when it hit me that something was wrong, and I knew I needed to work on myself (I hate asking for help so I was determined to figure it out on my own).
I remember the day like yesterday. I drove about 35 minutes to a friend’s house to help teach an essential oils class. Something I have done numerous times before and I always look forward to it. Helping people find ways to change their lives is something that should always be enjoyable. That day I was just not excited. I pulled up to her house and felt horrible because I knew I was not showing up as my best self. I grabbed my Balance oil and applied it to help me get grounded in hopes it could pull me out of my funk before I started teaching.
Once I got inside and faked some smiles and hellos, I met my sister-in-law and asked her to scan me with her iTOVi (this is before I had my own). This scanner reads different frequencies in your body, similar to a lie detector test, and comes back with a list of essential oils that your body is saying it needs. You guys, this was priceless to me! I cannot remember everything I scanned for but I saw the emotion oils right away…Console and Balance along with Cheer. I wanted that scanner more than anything that day (I got one a few months later once I saved up some money). It KNEW somehow it just knew what my body needed.
I had the Balance of course cause I put some on before the class, but my Console and Cheer were at home. Two oils that I never really used that often, so they were not on me at that time. That was the last time I left home without them! Once I got home, I grabbed them both along with my Balance and I practically bathed in them. Then the next day I used them and the next day and the day after that and I was hooked. I couldn’t believe how much I felt more like myself again. Over the years, I have had some amazing experiences with oils, but it never gets old when you use them and they work!!! It opened my eyes all over again as to why I fell in love with them to begin with.
These 3 little oils changed everything. I even started applying them to Jeff at times when I could tell he was having a hard time. Along with our house situation, we also lost both Jeff’s parents this year, and that will mess with your emotions. Apply apply apply! That is what we did. Do you want to know why I scanned for these oils and why they help with hard times? Let me break it down for you.
All 3 of these oils are specific blends created for emotional support. Console is known as the Comforting Blend. Doesn’t that tell you how perfect this oil was for me while I was in such a dark place!? Everyone needs some comfort when going through hard seasons, and this oil was a game-changer for sure. DoTERRA describes this blend as promoting feelings of comfort, putting you on a hopeful path of emotional healing, and that is exactly how I felt. Add some Balance oil in for the grounding effect it has on emotions, and I was on the right path. I always love using Balance to help me feel calm and relaxed, so this was the perfect combination with Console.
Now, what about that Cheer oil the scanner told me about. How was I supposed to go from such a dark place to feeling cheerful and happy? This is exactly why I used all 3 oils together. Sometimes one is just not going to cut it, and you might need something a little stronger ;). While the Console and Balance helped calm my emotions and bring me back to what I would consider as homeostasis, I still needed something to lift me up. Well, what does that better than Cheer! Known as the Uplifting blend, it was perfect for taking me to that next step. I would describe it as sunshine in a bottle, and doTERRA says it can counteract negative emotions and provide a boost of happiness and positivity when you are feeling down. And that is exactly what it did!
I am not sure where I would be today without my oils. Maybe I would have given up and stopped fighting for my dreams. Maybe I would have let that contractor take more than just money from me. Maybe I would have had to go to a doctor to help dig me out. Whatever the case, I am so thankful that God has put these oils in my life. I am determined more than ever now. I am rebuilding more than just a house, and I do not want to look back. It brings me great comfort, knowing I have something I can always reach for when I am feeling emotionally off. I am also thankful that I have my iTOVi scanner, so I don’t have to over-think things on what I might be needing. Just a short scan and in minutes I can have my oils on and be ready to go.
Have you ever felt like you were alone and not able to get control of your situation? Have you ever tried reaching for something natural and giving it a try? I am here for you if you need a friend to talk to or if you are ready to get started on your oil/wellness journey. I wish you health and happiness for years and years to come! Thanks for reading, friend!
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