For most people, finding the motivation to start a new goal or project is easy. Keeping with it is usually where the problem lies. For instance, take starting an exercise program, which is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions. Simply visiting a gym the first few weeks of January shows how easy it is to begin. However, by the middle of February, the crowds have thinned and you no longer have to wait in line for the treadmill.
NingXia Nitro™ — NingXia Nitro is perfect for those days when you feel you don’t have enough energy to exercise or keep focused on your goals.
Deep Relief™ — This product is great for post-workout use on tired or sore muscles. It can also be used before your workout.
Life 5™— Daily use of Life 5 can keep you feeling your best. Research continues to show that a properly working digestive tract is an important factor in achieving optimal health.
BLM™—Packed with collagen and MSM, BLM supports healthy bones, joints, and muscles and is an ideal way to encourage fluid movement.*
Peppermint Essential Oil —If you’re feeling run-down, simply rub a few drops of Peppermint in your hands, cup your hands over your mouth and nose, and inhale the invigorating aroma to awaken the mind and senses.
Believe™ Essential Oil Blend —Write down your goal and place it where you will see it each day. Then, per Mary Young’s recommendation, place 1–3 drops of Believe on your head to encourage feelings of belief and faith that you can accomplish your goal.
To publicly declare your motivation, please comment on this blog with your current goal or resolution. We will randomly choose three lucky individuals to receive an essential oil of your choice (up to $70 wholesale value)!
—Ryan Seely, YL Associate Product Manager
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
The advent of the New Year is traditionally a time to evaluate where you’ve been, where you are, and where you want to be. Goal setting is a powerful process for envisioning what you’d like to accomplish and motivating yourself to make that vision a reality.
- Specific—Goals should answer specific questions of who, what, where, when, and why.
- Measurable—Goals should be quantifiable so you can track your progress.
- Attainable—You should be able to evaluate whether your goals are realistic.
- Relevant—Goals should be relevant to your life at this time.
- Time Related—Goals should have a deadline to keep you on track and focused.
For example, instead of “I want to get in better shape,” try a specific, SMART goal, such as “I want to exercise after work, five days a week, for the next three months.”
Whatever your goals are, you can use Young Living essential oils to help you define your goals, remove emotional blockages, and solidify your resolve to achieve them.
Define Your Goals
When setting your goals, there are several essential oils that can help you gain vision and clarity about what you’d like to achieve, including:
Awaken™—Inspires awareness of limitless potential
Believe™—Encourages feelings of strength and faith
Brain Power™—Clarifies thought and focus
Clarity™—Promotes a clear mind
Common Sense™—Enhances decision making
Dream Catcher™—Boosts the ability to realize your desires
Envision™—Renews faith in the future
Grounding™—Clarifies; provides balance and enhanced spirituality
Highest Potential™—Inspires self-confidence and purpose in life
Inspiration™—Enhances spirituality and meditation
Into the Future™—Empowers you to leave the past behind and confidently move forward
Motivation™—Helps overcome fear and procrastination
Oola Balance™—Enhances a positive outlook
Present Time™—Provides focus on the here and now
The following essential oils may help remove stumbling blocks, enabling you to set and achieve your goals.
Acceptance™—Encourages feelings of self-worth; helps overcome denial and procrastination
Forgiveness™—Enables you to forgive yourself and others
Harmony™— Provides harmonic balance to the body
Humility™—Fosters deeper spiritual and emotional awareness
Inner Child™—Helps you connect with your authentic self and find emotional balance
Release™—Encourages you to let go of anger and frustration
SARA™—Helps soothe deep emotional wounds and traumatic memories
Surrender™—Enables you to cast off inhibitions
Transformation™—Helps replace negative beliefs
Trauma Life™—Aids in the release of emotional trauma
White Angelica™—Promotes feelings of protection and security
Once you’re clear about your goals and plan of action, you can utilize the following essential oils to help you achieve success.
Gathering™—Keeps you on the path to higher achievement
Gratitude™—Supports emotional and spiritual progress
Joy™—Brings happiness to the heart
Live with Passion™—Fosters optimism and enthusiasm
Magnify Your Purpose™—Stimulates creativity and motivation
Oola Grow™—Helps you move forward
Sacred Mountain™—Promotes feelings of strength and empowerment
Valor®—Promotes feelings of strength, courage, and protection
As always, we would love to hear from you! Leave a comment on this blog post to share how you use Young Living essential oils to help set and achieve goals.
—Heidi Jeanfreau, YL International and Portfolio Brand Manager
If you missed this year’s International Grand Convention, you missed out on the unveiling of some exciting products! Among these products was the convention oil blend that has been reformulated for a more optimized effect: Believe™.
The new Believe blend has been updated to add a special touch of Young Living exclusivity and efficacy by adding oils that are grown, harvested, and distilled on Young Living farms. Because of the cultivation, experience, and care of our Seed to Seal® process practiced on these farms, the purity of these oils remains unaltered.
Also with the new formula, Gary Young wanted to include the benefits of Idaho blue spruce and Ecuadorian ylang ylang (one of the convention Exotic Oils, but we’ll touch on that in another blog). With the addition of these two oils and with the current Idaho balsam fir found in the blend, the reformulated Believe now has three oils that are harvested on the Young Living farms in Idaho and Ecuador.
Created to help you overcome occasional feelings of despair and move to a higher level of awareness, Believe also contains frankincense essential oil to encourage feelings of strength and faith. With the other complementary oils that round out this blend—bergamot, coriander, and geranium—this combination of oils may help assist you as you look to unlock your true, unlimited potential.*
You may use Believe in many ways. Whether you diffuse a little before a big date or rub some behind your ears to get you through a job interview, Believe will get you in the right frame of mind to believe in yourself.
Take this time to share what you are looking forward to most when using the newly reformulated Believe. Three lucky commenters will be randomly selected to receive a bottle of this inspiring blend!
—Marco Colindres III, Product Marketing Manager
*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Convention may have ended, but the excitement has not! Highlighting the celebration were convention-only offerings, new product launches, and invaluable training and information. If you were unable to attend, fear not—we’ll discuss the newly launched products in greater detail in the coming week’s blog posts. I’ll start with a brief overview of the products Gary introduced during general session:
Essential Oils Sampler Pack—Sharing essential oils has just become simpler with Young Living’s sampler packs. With your choice of Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Thieves®, and Peace & Calming® at your fingertips, these 10-count sample packets will send any prospect off with a memorable impression of Young Living and the benefits of 100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils.
NingXia Nitro—NingXia Nitro™ combines 100% pure essential oils with naturally powerful ingredients to lift mental clarity and focus while also providing a surge of energy when needed.*
Slique Bars—Slique™ Bars are safe, innovative weight-management tools that utilize a powerful, new approach to hunger management. This delicious medley of exotic fruits, nuts, and science helps introduce feelings of satiation sooner and longer, creating the perfect nutritious snack.*
Believe Essential Oil Blend—Believe™ essential oil blend has a pleasing aroma that is both grounding and invigorating. Reformulated to now contain Idaho blue spruce essential oil, Believe may assist you to reach your true, unlimited potential.
Thieves AromaBright Toothpaste—AromaBright’s formula provides a fortress of support for healthy gums, strong teeth, and a confident smile. It is the optimal choice for health-minded consumers.
There were also some convention-only products available. Most notable was the Exotic Oils collection.
Exotic Oils Collection—The Exotic Oils collection is a grouping of unique essential oils from around the world. Included in the collection were Micromeria (Micromeria fruticosa), Plectranthus Oregano (Plectranthus amboinicus), Yuzu (Citrus junos), Xiang Mao (Cymbopogon citratus), Hong Kuai (Chamaecyparis formosensis), Amazonian Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata equitoriana), Biblical Sweet Myrrh (Commiphora erythraea)
It’s safe to say that convention is a must-attend event. Make plans now to attend next year’s bigger and better convention. In the meantime, be sure to try the newly launched products!
—Ryan Seely, YL Product Marketing Manager
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.
Sometimes, even in the midst of a mistake, discovering takes place. This was illustrated to me on a day when I decided to explore the properties and benefits of Young Living’s Awaken™ essential oil blend. After opening a bottle, I poured some oil into a 1-ml container. Unfortunately, an unsteady hand sent half of the bottle spilling out over the table. Thinking quickly, I applied the spilled oil to the back of my neck, hairline, wrist pulses, soles of my feet, and temples. By the end of the day, I looked back and noticed I had accomplished a lot more than usual, procrastinated far less, and in general could sustain work with greater ease allowing me to accomplish long-awaited projects.
The next day I applied Awaken, this time 1–2 drops on same areas, and applied Believe™ on my heart chakra and third eye. Believe is a beautiful blend of Idaho balsam fir, rosewood, and frankincense. As a blend, Believe helps release the unlimited potential we all possess. A few minutes after applying both essential oil blends, my prayer was simple: “I am a vessel of God’s light. May every action, every thought, every feeling, every belief, every moment be filled with the light of God and may all that I am and do today be of value to all of life.” This set the direction for my day and recognized the importance of hope and belief in the unlimited potential that lies within.
On the third day I applied Awaken and Believe and diffused Citrus Fresh™ to introduce a fresh and clean scent into my office. Citrus Fresh contains orange, tangerine, lemon, mandarin, grapefruit, and spearmint. While each has multiple properties, together they help with anxiety while stimulating the right side of the brain to amplify creativity. Between diffusing Citrus Fresh and applying Awaken and Believe, enlightenment becomes as simple as ABC to experience the amazing wonders of our creative potentials each day.
Enlightenment can occur every moment—and with the addition of precious essential oils we seem to be able to go far beyond what we thought was possible. The impossible now appears achievable with just a bit more effort! May your days be filled with wonder and as you apply one drop of nature’s gifts; allow the highest thoughts of gratitude to fill your soul and every cell of your being. Now spend the rest of the day rejoicing!
Since 1999 I have been using Young Living essential oils with my students, private bodywork clients, friends, family, and of course for myself. In all of my experience I can’t think of an essential oil blend that’s had a more profound impact on me than Believe™. It’s the perfect balance of Idaho balsam fir essential oil (Abies grandis), rosewood essential oil (Aniba rosaeodora), and frankincense essential oil (Boswellia carteri). Gary Young must have been truly inspired when he created this blend, which I refer to as “sunshine in a bottle.”
I have found success using this blend for communication or throat chakra issues. The throat chakra is the energy center for expressing our emotions, speaking truth, and the ability to grieve. I personally use Believe neat (undiluted) on the back of the neck and throat area before I make important phone calls or have business meetings. Most recently I have needed to make specific requests and set boundaries with people and I have found that Believe helps me be concise and clear while still maintaining kindness and compassion in my communications with others.
In my book, Aroma Yoga®: A Guide for Using Essential Oils in Your Yoga Practice, I recommend Believe as a throat chakra oil. When we have a strong belief in ourselves and are in touch with our purpose, it’s easier to be clearer in our communications with others. In my experience using Believe, I feel that this essential oil blend gives me an extra boost of confidence, while also helping ground and strengthen me energetically.
Try using Believe in the morning before going to work or holding an important meeting. I recommend putting a drop on your throat and a little on the outer ridges of your ears as well. As I said before, Believe is an excellent oil for improving our communication skills. Excellent communication includes our ability to listen, not only to others, but also to our inner wisdom.
Just as I began writing this blog, I received a call from a woman who attended one of my Aroma Yoga classes in Florida. She fell in love with Believe, purchased her own bottle, and ran out in just one month. She told me that without Believe she felt like something important for well-being was missing in her life.
If you haven’t experienced Believe yet, I hope you will take the opportunity to try it for yourself soon—there is definitely something incredible about it.
Here’s to the belief that we can all have peace, love, abundance, and excellent health in 2011!
Happy New Year!