Carve Out Some Peace

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After reading Henri Nouwen’s, Spiritual Direction,  I was reminded how I needed to have a quiet space in my house where I can pray and make a spiritual impact to my life and that of my family’s. I typically do have quiet, meditation time, but I was doing it at the dining room table where it can be extremely peaceful first thing in the morning, and be rudely interrupted by a number of intruders later.

When my oldest children were little, I taught them not to officially come out of their rooms until 8 A.M., so we could all have focused quiet-time in the morning. When our younger two were little, that was much more difficult, as by that time I was also helping take care of my mother- in- law in our home. I remember feeling like the only place I could have peace was in the bathroom and that was only if no one was calling the dreaded name, “mom”!!

So at the time, I purchased a small bamboo top bistro table and chairs and put it in my bedroom to re-focus my mind in the morning. It was my “secret place,” as not secret as it was! Since we moved into our new home 4 years ago, I did not have a purposed place until yesterday! I bought a cute little set of reclaimed furniture at a tag sale over the weekend, with this very respite in mind. I lit some unscented candles in my room which is already permeated with the Lavender and Roman Chamomile essential oils I use, and the Thyme, Peppermint, Cypress and Eucalyptus my husband uses in our bedtime repertoire!

Peace! Tranquility! Hidden in the corner of the bedroom, tucked behind a large plant that blocks the view of the doorway. A blank canvas to begin my prayer and meditation time. A ,”look at the hand,” to the world and the interruptions that clamor for my peace! My intentionality at carving out peace in my life.  It’s all part of holistic health- carve out some for yourself! We would love to hear about it:-)

 

It’s a Buzz!!

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Here is an all-natural alternative to chemical, cover-up-the-smell candles that we discussed yesterday! Made from mountainroseherbs.com

“Enjoy this classic beeswax pillar candle made with 100% pure Oregon Beeswax and lacking all the harmful impurities typically found in commercial paraffin based candles. Short and stout, these are the longest burning beeswax candles we offer. They are heavy, well balanced and they emit a magnificently rich beeswax fragrance into the air as they heat up during prolonged burning. Measures 3″ high and 3 1/2″ wide and has a 60 hour burn time.”

Now aside from beeswax candles, I have to admit I have not ventured farther! But I am excited to explore this new territory and share it with you as I do!! I have had the beeswax tapers and besides the warm-honey fragrance, which is amazing; I just love the look of the all natural candle!!

So hope this sets you looking for more natural, less toxic varieties of candles to fill your home with. They are more expensive, but if they are adding to your health, not hindering it, you will save money and migraines in the process!!

Blessings!