Leap After Leap in the Dark

In a new year, it is really important to step back and take inventory to see what you have to show for the 12 months you have just lived through. I relate to Agnes De Mille, especially the last year, I have been saying things like,” I am throwing everything at the wall and I am seeing what sticks.” I have been stepping out on a limb, leaping in the dark and walking by….faith.

I have really, courageously, put myself out there. I have written a book about failure and how to recover from it, and that was not with out some repercussions. I not only thought it was the right thing to do, but I thought it was what I must, absolutely do, in an effort to progress with my wholeness and help others with theirs. But because that brings with it a certain vulnerability, I have wrestled with uncertainty as to if I went about it the right way.

I have spoken at church services and events when I have been asked to, knowing that this is the direction I must ultimately blaze, and then wishing I would have said things a different way or didn’t say a particular thing.

I have come up with classes, taken them to different venues and hoped people would sign up. Many times they did. Sometimes they didn’t. I started a new forum and winced when I would walk into the room, hoping I was never the only one who showed up- I never was.

I stepped down from a few roles while picking up new ones. Seizing the opportunity with confidence in one hand and complete unbelief that I am the person speaking or the musician who was asked to play or the employee who now does intakes with patients.

It was a year of great relational tribulation piercing the very tenderest places of my heart. And it was the year that I was convinced there was no stopping now or no sitting down when there was only one way to get to the other side of my,’ living just under my potential,’ that I have put up with for far too long in my life.

I have fiercely loved when I would have rather, easily, been apathetic and I have seen the fruit that is born when you keep loving and keep forgiving.

It was a year of joy, tears, wrestling with myself and God, surrender, struggle, surrender again and fruition.

A year of leaping in the dark, getting bruised and leaping again. My mouth is quieter. My ears listen better. My feeble knees are getting stronger and my thigh muscles are becoming more defined. And, despite the dark, I am seeing more acutely and have made friends with, not completely knowing.

Thank you for reading. Blessings to you today and in your new year.

What Are You Listening To?

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My mom used to say; “turn down that rock music…your going to be deaf by the time your 30! Well, 30 seemed a really far way off back then, so I didn’t heed her wisdom. Guess what, now that I am pushing 50 I do struggle with hearing people speak.

What are the things that “pull” you, that you know really aren’t the best things you could be doing with your time, money or energy? Don’t blow it off! Slow down and pay attention to those little pricks you get in your conscience. Are you listening to news everyday that is giving you anxiety? Are you drawn to unhealthy life styles? Drinking too much alcohol or over eating? Maybe you avoid people and keep your self busy when you know you should be making some emotional connections with healthy relationships, but you are too afraid.

It is the beginning of a new year! It is the beginning of a new week! I am right here with you growing into the person I was created to be and I want to encourage you on your journey as well!! We all struggle with something. What has your ear that you know is detrimental? Like I said in/honestaromas.com/2016/12/28/the-journey-with-vigor/ last week,  we have to be able to sort out these things to have happy, healthy lives. You may not have the will power to over come struggles in your life, but there are people who can help you and God is invested in your success! It doesn’t make it easy, I know, but it is possible!

As far as aromatherapy can help in this process, Black Pepper (Piper nigrum) comes to mind! It helps reduce fear and motivate change, it reduces stagnation, and reduces fatigue, depression and low energy. It is also full of wonderful natural components that reduce inflammation, remove mucus, provide pain relief and so much more! We have several bottles in stock. Consider having a party or class and making some healing concoctions with this multi-functional  oil!

We are right here with you and we want to hear from you today!

Happy New Year!

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We are so thankful for all our followers, readers, clients, and customers. Thank you for making Honest Aromas what it is! We look forward excitedly to the new year.

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Happy New Year!