Dreams and passion are more powerful than facts and reality.
HAPPY HUMP DAY!
Have you found your passion this week yet?
Passion can be cultivated and turned-on as well as off.
And this cultivation happens best at the level of the moment and the gesture, not the five-year plan.
But action is required, especially spontaneous action.
The equation is: ready, fire, aim.
Start with the impulses to express yourself and act on your passions.
Then build from there.
Identify little moments of choice that lead you either toward or away from aliveness.
Dan and I posted some ways which we are practicing mindfulness, eating clean, moving one’s body, getting out into nature, laughing, detoxing from technology, practicing acts of kindness, and listening to relaxing music, connecting with a friend, sleeping in, reading a good book, self-reflection exercises, decluttering, and drinking more water.
While not directly healing us in any concrete way, essential oils are another thing that can help us relax, rest, and find spiritual connection.
Additionally, essential oils stimulate our sense of smell.
Here’s what John Hopkins Medicine says about essential oils:
Aromatherapy is the practice of using essential oils for therapeutic benefit.
When inhaled, the scent molecules in essential oils travel from the olfactory nerves directly to the brain and especially impact the amygdala, the emotional center of the brain.
When the scent goes to our emotional center of the brain, it can then help us feel relaxed, ease our pain, and reduce anxiety.
As Dan and I have been sharing and continuing the book from last week, Ten-Minute Relaxation, For Mind and Body by Jennie Harding, until the end.
Whenever you are feeling under pressure, ten minutes is all you need to relax totally, using tools that are always with you; your senses.
This book is packed full of wonderfully simple ideas and exercises for using sight, taste, smell, hearing, and touch and that vital sixth sense of intuition to rebalance your energies and bring you back into harmony with the natural world around you.
Identify your favorite sensory relaxation solutions and combat that stress!
Per Dan and my experience this is another component in keeping ourselves healthy, meditation.
By using your five senses, you can learn to relax in just ten minutes.
CHAPTER 3; INTUITION/SIX SENSE
SENSORY CREATIVITY/ CREATIVE SMELL-
Floral essential oils some of the most expensive.
It takes approximately one hundred blossoms to give one drop of pure rose essential oil.
Orange blossom flowers and jasmine flowers are also needed in huge numbers and the amount of essential oil produced is tiny.
Yet, these exquisitely complex aromas are some of the finest and most beautiful available.
They are complete perfumes in themselves; rubbed onto the skin.
They release many different layers of fragrance; sweet, soft, citrusy, musky, rich, and honey like.
We quickly run out of words to describe them.
As Dan and I start a new year; we will be posting daily 365 morning meditations for joyful days all year long.
The book is SUNRISE GRATITUDE by Emily Silva.
IN SHADE, IVY CREEPS its way up the trunk of an olive tree.
It clings tightly to the tree, spinning its way around the trunk.
The tree does not hinder the growth of the ivy, it just stands tall, offering shade while staying rooted in its own growth.
If you are offering support to someone, stay rooted in your own growth.
Take time to replenish, yourself and care for your own needs.
Then you can be the supportive person you want to be.
PHRASE TO REMEMBER; Health is Wealth.
We stand by this and continue to do daily; walk, meditation, and Qigong.
Until Thursday, be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you,
say what you have got to say and say it hot.