A NEW OIL

DoTERRA have released a new oil: Spikenard. It is like no other Spikenard on the market. It is the perfect example of the degree to which doTERRA research and explore the therapeutic properties of an essential oil.  Every other Spikenard on the market has approximately 90% of the same main chemical component. DoTERRA’s …not even close.  It has 170 chemical compounds and 97% of them each make up less than 1%. So? Well it means the chemistry is complex.  Complex generally means therapeutically it has a LOT of power and can also enhance the properties of other oils it is used with. It has all the chemistry needed to maximise benefit from any other oil…

Cool…

This isn’t really a post about oils though, it’s about a journey into gratitude. Emotionally, energetically, Spikenard is the Oil of Gratitude. And it STINKS!

For all it’s amazing therapeutic potential I just can’t find too many people who like the smell. It helps my friend sleep, but keeps her hubby on the other side of the bed at night! It has amazing benefits to aging skin, for stress, indigestion…but holy catfish batman it really smells! (Apparently in Roman times it was a favourite perfume – like seriously – eww!)

A NEW JOURNEY

So why am I on a journey to Gratitude? Well, we are all on a journey to better ourselves (one hopes) and this is my next step. To genuinely and profounding see all things with love, grace and gratitude. I have been chatting to my 6yo daughter about how we choose our thoughts. We choose our attitude. We choose how we react and how we feel. How can we feel positive and loving if we don’t create a practice of seeing the positives. Gratitude is about changing the direction of our attention. It is not about ignoring the bad, but acknowledging the good and making that the most powerful part of who we are.

So I have been practicing daily, focussed, written gratitude this month and wouldn’t you know it – I actually don’t mind the smell of Spikenard any more!

Our truth is love and I pray that we all remember who we truly are. If you need some Spikenard to help you along the way – let’s just say you’ve been warned about the smell!

A quick video about this journey you might like to share:

https://web.facebook.com/genwell.au/videos/620599301480199/

GRATITUDE – TODAY

Grateful for this day, this breath, this life…this pain, this process, this learning…

Grateful for this abundance, this fear that I may conquer, this dark that I may choose the light…

Grateful for this surrender, growth, struggle, alignment…

this inner strength, higher self, soul flame within…

Grateful for these reflections of me in every pool of the eyes of another…

to see…reflect…acknowledge…

Grateful for those who show me my truth of who I truly am by pushing the boundaries that I must choose to set…

Grateful for those with whom I resonate…and those who challenge me to unconditional love, self-forgiveness and divine connection..

Grateful I AM…THAT, I AM..