Finding the gift

shock-image-lionNeed an oil to help with shock?
(Election shock for me today).

Last night, once I found out Trump won the election, I struggled to sleep. Honestly it really shook me to the core and made me question everything… again. I had just found balance after my last loss of faith. (See my previous post Surrendargh!)
Bloody hell. My faith in human common sense has been shattered this morning I questioned why even bother to do the work I do?
I wanted to go and drown myself in self-pity and chocolate. My knee jerk reaction to feeling lost and powerless is to punish myself and chocolate does a great job of that. Sucking me into a spiral that can last weeks and is then followed up with an extra toping of self loathing because of all the extra weight I put on.
But something has shifted in me in the last few weeks and as much as my brain wanted the escape, my body and soul didn’t. “It’s ok” they whispered to me. “This is a part of what you’re here in New York rather than in your home town Melbourne.”

So as I sat with it and processed, I kept being reminded about what I teach.  Everything is driven by love. Love is focused on and cares about the outcome, not the way we get there.
The Universe, God, or what ever you call a higher power, will use what ever is the most effective experience regardless if it’s perceived as a positive or negative.  Everything in the world is in perfect balance, all the time. There is drought on one side of the world and floods on the other. War one part and peace in other. Extreme poverty and extreme wealth.
It’s just that our brains are not able to see both sides of the experience at the same time. We process our experiences in the world by labelling them as either good or bad. But every experience is both a positive for you and a negative for you at exactly the same moment. For example: it’s a benefit for me that I’m exercising, lifting weights, but its a negative because I’m tearing my muscles to grow them, I’m causing trauma in the body.

We thrive when we are in homeostasis. This means being balanced in all areas of our lives. Here is a great tip to help clear the trauma and balance out emotions and guilt: Focus on seeing the benefit in negative experience and the negative in positive experiences. Then we bring ourself into harmony and that will set us free. (Till the next thing happens lol)

the-gift-imageEssential oils to the rescue!

My favourite essential oil for shock and mental/emotional balance is Young Living’s The Gift. It is truly one of my most loved oils. It has a very rich spicy fragrance and is as blend of sacred frankincense, myrrh, jasmine, black spruce, vetiver and cassia. I can’t get enough of this oil.
It’s very powerful for helping you to see the gift in experiences.
This blend is grounding, and opens communication between the heart and the crown chakra.

I love to apply it behind my ears on my crown or over my heart (or really a little bit on all of these points) and then cup my hands over my face a take deep inhalations.

Other great oils for balance are:

Single oils:

  • Vetiver
  • Valerian
  • Canadian Red Cedar
  • Cedarwood
  • Cypress
  • Lavender
  • German or Roman Chamomile
  • Blue Cypress
  • Blue Spruce
  • Frankincense
  • Rose 

Young Living Blends:

  • Harmony,
  • Stress Away
  • Gathering
  • Valor & Valor II
  • Peace and Calming
  • Grounding
  • Clarity


1-2 drops of your chosen oils over the heart, behind ears, or soles of feet
Cup hands over face and take 10 deep inhalations
Diffuse 8-10 drops in a diffuser

Keeping You Well Oiled,

Catherine B