Darkness: Poetry Series

Darkness

I slip and slowly start to fall

into the bottomless pit

I reach for your hand, but you just stand there and 

watch me...

laughing, laughing all the way until all I see is your face at 

the top of this sea of black.

My heart wishes you were still with me

but my brain fights back, pushing

the tears down my face.

The tears fall as I fall, 

into the never ending

black

abyss

beneath me.

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Essential Oils for Beginners

With more than 30 years of experience in using essential oils, herbs, and natural remedies, I am so so glad that I have found an essential oil company that I can trust! I want to make sure I give my family the best there is, and holy moly am I grateful for dōTERRA! Why else do my cute little family and I use doTERRA Essential Oils?

  • Help address issues and root causes

  • Made of natural compounds found in plants that enhance physical and emotional health

  • Safe benefits without side effects

  • Less time at doctor, fewer copays

  • Pennies per use

Today I want to share all about Essential Oils for Beginners! You’ll feel ready to tackle the world when you’re finished with this one!

So what are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are extracted from different parts of the plant and are 50 to 70 times more powerful than herbs.

Essential oils are extracted from different parts of the plant and are 50 to 70 times more powerful than herbs.

doTERRA’s essential are sourced from their indigenous lands around the world, where they are highest in therapeutic properties. They actually contain a higher level of therapeutic constituents. ⠀⠀
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When you choose doTERRA, you are choosing essential oils gently and carefully distilled from plants that have been patiently harvested at the perfect moment by experienced growers from around the world for ideal extract composition and efficacy! Let’s talk a little bit about how we can use doTERRA’s oils.

How do I use Essential Oils?

There are three main ways you can use doTERRA’s essential oils, and I use all three methods of application!

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And that’s it! It’s really that simple! Sometimes we overcomplicate things in our heads, and turn them into some big crazy thing, right? There is plenty more to learn about essential oils, but as a beginner, the basics are the perfect place to start!

So… now it’s time for you to begin your own journey and become the healer in your home! To enhance your physical, mental, and emotional health, address 80 percent of your health priorities and truly experience new levels of wholeness. There are so many possibilities available to you by using doTERRA solutions. Living healthy really can be simple.

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Essential Oils for your Purse

What better way to celebrate Mercury going Direct, than with Essential Oils for your Purse?!

Yes, you can totally leave the house without all 333 bottles of oil. Promise.

Yes, you can totally leave the house without all 333 bottles of oil. Promise.

Let me tell you, as a mama, this was so tough for me in the beginning… honing in on a few key oils to take with me on the go. BUT after years of testing, you can rest assured that I am going to drop some major knowledge today, and share the best oils to keep in your purse!

Frankincense Touch: Combined with Fractionated Coconut Oil, Frankincense Touch is the must-have oil blend to have on hand to soothe skin and provide a calming, balancing effect on emotions throughout the day. This roller is also wonderful for if you find yourself with a headache, or fighting off feelings of anxiousness.

Lavender Touch: Keep Lavender Touch on hand to calm a restless child, to lessen the effects of minor skin irritations, or to help reduce the appearance of skin imperfections. doTERRA Lavender Touch can be applied to the temples, back of the neck, bottoms of feet, or pulse points to experience its calming, grounding effects. Added bonus, you can totally use this like a roll-on perfume!

Correct-X: This is a multi-purpose, natural ointment that helps soothe skin and enhance the natural process of skin returning to a healthy state after being distressed. Frankincense, Helichrysum, Melaleuca, Cedarwood, and Lavender—essential oils known to help assist in soothing skin irritations—are used in dōTERRA Correct-X. I keep this on hand just in case someone gets a boo-boo.

Whisper: My go-to natural Perfume. With an aroma as soft and warm as its name, Whisper creates a uniquely personal fragrance by combining each individual’s chemistry with a diverse blend of essential oils. Be forewarned… people are extremely nice to you when you wear Whisper!

On Guard Hand Sanitizer: On Guard Sanitizing Mist purifies hands by eliminating bacteria and other germs on the skin. This is key. Germs are everywhere, and it is so important for us to support our immune systems! Until we live in a “hand-shake-free” society… we are going to need On Guard Hand Sanitizer.

There you have it dear! Short, sweet, and will fit even in your smallest bag!

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Juniper Berry

Extracted from the berries of a coniferous tree, Juniper Berry essential oil is recognized for its versatile uses and benefits. The scent of Juniper Berry oil is woody, spicy, and clean. When used for its aroma, Juniper Berry essential oil has a calming and grounding effect and can also be diffused to help cleanse and purify the air. Juniper Berry oil can be used internally as a powerful cleansing and detoxifying agent and to support urinary tract and healthy kidney function. Applied topically, Juniper Berry essential oil acts as a natural skin toner and reduces the appearance of skin blemishes.

The common juniper, Juniperus communis, is an evergreen conifer tree that can grow up to 10 meters high and can live for as long as 200 years. The tree’s bark is grey-brown while the twigs of the tree are reddish brown. The leaves of the common juniper are needle-like with prickly points and are green in color. The tree also produces male and female flowers. The male flowers are small and yellow and grow near the tip of the twigs whereas the female flowers are green and eventually evolve into the purple fruit of the tree. The fruit is a berry-like cone that is fleshy and aromatic. doTERRA Juniper Berry essential oil is extracted from the berry of the common juniper plant.

Fill your home with the refreshing scents of Juniper Berry and Bergamot essential oils with this incredible diffuser blend. For an optimal aroma, diffuse three drops of Juniper Berry and four drops of Bergamot for a light, fresh scent. Juniper Berry oil is ideal for diffusing due to its calming and grounding effects and its ability to cleanse the air. Bergamot is one of the best essential oil pairings for Juniper Berry, and will enhance the benefits of this aromatic fusion by providing a calming and uplifting effect. Together, this blend will enhance positive feelings and create a calming atmosphere.

Your body is constantly working. Even when it is considered resting, the organs and functions of your body are continually in motion, working hard to provide for your needs. Show your body some love and give it an extra boost of support by taking Juniper Berry oil internally. Taken internally, Juniper Berry essential oil will help support healthy kidney and urinary tract function. Natural cleanses are popular for a good reason. They help to remove toxic chemicals from body cells, support natural functions of the body, and promote overall well-being. If you are trying a natural cleanse, add one to two drops of Juniper Berry essential oil to water or citrus drinks as a part of your natural cleansing regimen. Juniper Berry oil is excellent for cleanses due to its natural ability to cleanse and detoxify as well as support healthy kidney and urinary tract function.

Primary Benefits

  • Supports healthy kidney and urinary tract function

  • Acts as a natural skin toner

  • Acts as a natural cleansing and detoxifying agent

  • Has a calming, grounding effect

There is no knowing what kinds of twists and turns may occur while traveling. For a positive traveling experience, always pack Juniper Berry essential oil in your getaway pack. Juniper Berry oil has a myriad of uses and benefits that can help ease emotional and physical problems that may arise when traveling.

Ode to the Piano: Poetry Series

Ode to the Piano

What is it about pianos

That make them so romantic?

Is it the mixture of black and white keys

that are so visually pleasing to the eye?

Is it the melodic tunes that are created

When pairing those keys together

Or the emotional carthage that comes

From the deeper and darker notes?

What is it?

Is it the way that candlelight falls on those keys

When composers of old worked late into the night?

Is it the twinge that comes when the piano needs tuned?

Or is it simply the mystery of it all?

The songs that have yet to be written...

The melodies still unmade

And the keys untouched?

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Full Super Moon: Libra

Today we have a FULL SUPER MOON in Libra! AND it’s the Spring Equinox! Can you say High Vibes?!

“Clarity of vision is the key to achieving your objectives.”
― Tom Steyer

Yes! This is the energy that you have been waiting on dear! You're going to experience the clarity that you've been longing for. Make sure that you take some time for self care, as you will be filling your brain with tons of ideas! AND be mindful that next month we will also have another Full Moon in Libra, so whatever you're working on right now, you'll be able to take on again!

With the full moon, comes full moon fun right?

Full Super Moon in Libra must haves for me:⠀

And here is an essential oil blend you can add to your diffuser or make a roller bottle/spray to enjoy the energy this moon offers you! Enjoy!

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I can’t wait to hear how you like this Full Moon blend and I hope you have a beautiful time in the shining moonlight!

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Spring Equinox: Spells & Magic Series

What a beautiful day it is, to welcome Spring, new Life, and new blessings into our hearts and homes! The Spring Equinox, Ostara, and Easter are a beautiful time of new life and rebirth!

Alive

Sunlight stroked her cheek, 
letting her know that morning had come
Stretch 
Breathe deeply
This is how it feels to be alive

Everything is waking back up, stretching, and stepping into the light again. Dare I say, our souls are waking up a bit more too!

Pull out some crystals, get cozy with your diffuser, and let this awakening aroma permeate your living space. Evoking a freshness, a sense of joy and excitement, and inspiring you to take action on your latest muse… I know you will love this blend.

Pull out some crystals, get cozy with your diffuser, and let this awakening aroma permeate your living space. Evoking a freshness, a sense of joy and excitement, and inspiring you to take action on your latest muse… I know you will love this blend.

This is the perfect time to start anew, and follow your inspiration. Have you had any inklings toward trying something, but you just haven’t had the courage to step into that yet? The time is now my dear. You are going to feel so clear about what your path and direction is, with the Spring Equinox and with the Full Super Moon in Libra today. Take the time to write out your dreams, and shine light on the ones you haven’t brought to fruition just yet. You will know where to go from here.

The incredible thing about the Equinox and the Full Super Moon in Libra today, is that it is going to call in so much balance between the exterior world we live in, and the world within us. Balance between this helps us to call even more alignment into our life, and breathe in a state of peace, joy, and contentment.

I wanted to share some of the magickal elements I am bringing into today, and this new season of life.

Crystals I’m using

  • Malachite

  • Peridot

  • Moonstone

  • Rose Quartz

  • Citrine

Essential Oils I’m using

What is Spring Awakening in you darling?

What is Spring Awakening in you darling?

Journal Prompts I’m using

  • What feels like it’s awakening in me right now?

  • What do I feel called to take action on?

  • What can I celebrate, that I have already brought to light and fruition this year?

  • What am I excited about right now?

Rituals

  • Super Full Moon in Libra celebration & blend

  • Crystal Charging under the Sun

  • Crystal Charging under the Moon

  • Essential Oil Blend Making

  • Flower pressing

  • Outdoor Gratitude Meditation

  • Natural Egg Coloring

I hope that this inspires you to fill your energetic cup up, even more, and take action on the things that are calling to you! Happy Ostara!

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Spilled Ink: Poetry Series

Spilled Ink

Bumblebees and butterflies

Stirring in my body

I buzz and flutter with

Hopes and dreams


My mind is clear

My heart is gentle

Inner knowing is so peaceful

So quiet

So true


My gift is my word

My word is my heart

Poured out onto the page...


the spilled ink of my soul.

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