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
Do you know that smell can trigger memories and bring the memories back? You have experienced familiar smells, like your grandma’s bread baking or freshly cut grass. When you first smelled these kinds of aromas, your brain created new associations from the smell and the experience. It automatically attaches the positive or negative emotion you are feeling at the time of the smell. So, in the future when you experience the smell again, you also experience the positive or negative emotion associated with that smell. Aromatherapy—the use of aromatic plants for wellness—acts in a similar way. An aromatic plant oil is breathed in and can trigger the sense of an emotion. Emotions such sadness, grief, or anger can be released and replaced with positive emotions such as joy, comfort, peace, and calmness.
Now for some practical uses of Young Living’s therapeutic-grade essential oils. Here are a few simple steps you can use with Release™ and Joy™ oil blends to rid yourself of unwanted emotions and replace them with desirable ones:
- Place a few drops of Release over the liver and hold it as you feel heat release and emotions calm.
- Add a few drops of Joy to your bath water to uplift your mood before you start the day.
- Diffuse Release for a time then Joy throughout the house to move stale air.
- When negative emotions try to creep back, apply Release to the heart.
- Put Joy on the crown of the head to invigorate, enhance, and create positive emotions.
In the morning, when you pop out of bed, start the day right by grabbing Joy essential oil blend to empower you to take on the challenges of the day. In your first waking moments, prepare your body for the day both emotionally and spirituality. The right combination of oils can really help your day go smoothly. At night use Release to clear and let go of any negative experiences you had during the day, then sleep well until you start another morning with Joy.
Peace be with you,
Kaye Lynne Murphy, LMT
Kaye Lynne Murphy, LMT, is a licensed massage therapist specializing in Raindrop Therapy and emotional release on people of all ages. She is the author of “The 15-minute Feelings Release” CD, a self-help emotional release program following Young Living’s Feelings Kit, and a 30-min. Raindrop Therapy DVD. Her practice includes helping adults and children better themselves by using Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ essential oils. She uses only Young Living products in her practice. You can register for her free e-NewsLetter at www.kayelynne.com
Let go of those negative emotions once and for all and replace that space with positive light and energy. A very effective way to release negative emotions is with the essential oils found in Young Living’s Feelings® collection. Here are a few ways to easily work these oils into your daily routine. It’s surprisingly easy and a lot of fun!
Put Release over the liver then focus on any negative stress, tragedy, or bad memories. Bring your awareness to the liver area, connect with your inner self, and let go of the emotions. Feel how free it is to let go of unwanted emotions!
With the Feelings collection you will begin to peel back the layers of unwanted emotions. Express gratitude to yourself for releasing and letting go. Experience how good it feels to be free of negative emotions that you may have carried for years. Let yourself feel joy, the wonderful space you have created and the new power within! Focus on the new inner power!
Peace be with you,
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Pregnancy can be a fun and exciting time for mom as she brings a child into the world. It may cause different feelings to surface and emotions to change. These changes may start right away, and are experienced differently by each person. I would like to share with you some of the changes that you might face, and how they may be eased with the help of Young Living’s Feelings™ Kit.
Tension and Stress
Tension and stress are emotional concerns that may run through your mind. You may experience feelings like “Am I ready for this?” or “Will the baby be all right?” Apply Harmony™ oil to the sides of the body. It will help you relax and let go of stress, tension, and fear. Then you can process your emotions easier, and learn to enjoy pregnancy.
Because of the changes during pregnancy, you may often feel drained. This can cause emotional energy blocks in the body, and leave you feeling worn out. Apply Young Living’s essential oil of Valor® to your shoulders. It may help you have more strength and courage to process and let go of the emotional blocks, thus improving your energy level.
Fear is a normal emotion you may experience during pregnancy. It may leave you feeling afraid about the baby’s development and the labor and delivery process. You may think, “What if something goes wrong?” Apply Release™ oil to your head. It may help you release the emotion of fear, and bring you into an attitude where you are able to let go of that negative emotion.
It is well known that pregnancy changes the hormones in a woman’s body. The hormonal changes can be stressful at times. It may affect different areas of the body, such as the liver, stomach, and kidneys. It may result in the discharge of toxins though the body. All of this may hold you back from balancing your emotions. Apply Present Time to the back of the neck. It may help bring you into the here and now and balance the emotions you may be experiencing. It can also ground the body and release emotional blocks.
Frustration and Nervousness
At times the pregnant mommy may feel frustrated and nervous. This can be caused by the physiological changes from pregnancy or the many emotions you may be feeling. If you are feeling frustrated and nervous, maybe the first step is to use Inner Child™ oil. Put Inner Child under the nose. This essential oil may help ease your mind. It may provide what is needed to stimulate your memory to reconnect with your inner self. This can help you find emotional stability and bring joy to your heart, mind, and body.
Ups and Downs
Sometimes during pregnancy you may experience hard times with cycles of ups and downs. It might be difficult for you to calm down. From all the physical and emotional changes you are going though, you might also be fighting some sadness and feeling down. Apply Forgiveness™ oil to the heart. You may feel a shift in the body or a feeling of lightness. Draw in Forgiveness and let it improve the attitude and help with a sense of grounding and well being.
These quick, simple, and easy steps may help bring changes to help relieve the pregnant mommy. They can help you cope with the nine months of pregnancy and better handle some of the emotional discomfort and stress you may experience during pregnancy.
Peace be with you,
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