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How to Create Affirmations that Apply to You

Jun 30, 2016 by

affirmationsI’ve started this new thing called “Miracle Mornings” – google it. I think it might be changing my life. Anyway, as part of that, every morning I do 10 minutes of affirmations. I had to really work on this before I got started because so many affirmations seem so cheesy to me and repeating them over and over to myself seemed even cheesier. If you are interested in affirmations, I think I found a great way of pinpointing what kind of affirmations to create for yourself…. I’ll give you two examples from today…
Today I had a couple downer thoughts. I decided focusing on the downer thought was exactly how to create an affirmation.
Downer thought #1: I can’t get the people that were supposed to help move my project forward to return my calls or do any work. It always comes down to me doing all the work! What if this isn’t really meant to be? Why can’t anyone get engaged for real? (this was not about my oil biz by the way)
REDO that thought to Affirmation #1: The energy I am giving is good and right. The seeds are planted and growth is happening even when I can’t see it. My perseverance is paying off. Help is on the way. I am joyful today as I face each obstacle, old and new. I am grateful for this journey of service.
Downer thought #2: I don’t feel comfortable in anything in my closet. I really needed those clothes. But did I really NEED them? Now I need to justify to myself that I needed them. We need new screens on our windows more than I need clothes. We were JUST paying off the credit card and here I go and spend more. But I NEEDED them! If I could get my butt in gear and lose 30 lbs, then I could not spend money and get my 10 year old box of clothes out of the attic that are two sizes smaller. Ugh me!
REDO that thought to Affirmation #2: I lift myself up. My shoulders are back and down and I lift my head high. I cherish this body God gave me and respect the season I am in. I am grateful for this body all day long. I have everything I need to feel comfortable today. Money flows into my life exactly when it is needed. I shed the guilt. I shed all hangups about money. I have everything I need and what I need next is on the way.
Consistently training our minds to get out of the gunk is so important. Focus on the positive my friends. It’s so hard, but so necessary to reset our focus all day long. Writing your affirmations down in a journal you can peek at throughout the day is helpful (I’m doing bullet journaling and loving it!).
What’s one of your favorite affirmations?


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Essential oils for yoga

Mar 26, 2015 by

The first time I was ever tried essential oils was through a yogi friend. It was eucalyptus and the scent really took me to a new place as I inhaled and focused on the smell and forgot about what was wandering around in my mind. I love pairing essential oils with my yoga practice. Using essential oils in yoga can take your experience to a whole new level and give you a much richer experience, whether you are going for an energizing session or a restorative, calming session. Some people have a hard time calming their mind, even in yoga. When using essential oils during your yoga practice, depending on the oil you use, many different things can happen. Check out some of my recommendations:

To use: dab on pressure points (wrists, behind ears, base of skull, bottoms of feet) or diffuse into the air during your practice.

For an energizing practice:

Wild Orange: Energizing and uplifting. The oil of abundance. Dab on wrists right before your practice or diffuse.

Respiratory Blend, Peppermint or Cardamom: Helps you focus on breathing by opening your airways and providing respiratory support. Dab on chest or diffuse.

For a restorative, calming practice:

Calming Blend: softens the heart and promotes relaxation. Dab over heart and on pressure points or diffuse.

Cedarwood: Quiets the mind and promotes relaxation. Dab over heart and on pressure points or diffuse.

In addition:

Lemon: add a few drops to your water (in glass, not plastic) to promote a natural detox. And it tastes great!

Protective Blend: make a spritz of a few drops of Protective Blend in a small glass spray bottle and spritz down your mat just before or just after a session for added immune support and to chase away threats.

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