Don’t we all long to be more joy filled people. As I told my oldest daughter, joy is a fruit of the spirit, so we don’t have to try and create it on our own. We do however, have to create routines, thought and intention practices to make the space for joy to thrive.
Yup, essential oils are great for this.
They help to recapture that amygdala hijack, they stimulate the release of memory from the hippocampus and help create new learning pathways there as well. They stimulate the pleasure center of the brain making it easier to concentrate on positive emotions.
Joy decreases worry, anxiety, anger, frustration, irritability, sadness, and fear, WOW need I say more! It’s clear to me that more joy equals a better life. Remember I’m not saying JOY is the same as happiness. Biblically speaking joy can be found even in suffering, happiness can’t. Happiness is based on circumstance, joy is regardless of circumstance. I know that is probably hard to wrap your mind around unless you have experienced it. But I can tell you from personal experience the peace and joy that come from looking beyond the current circumstance to the larger picture of who the author of my story really is and how he cares for me, is worth its weight in gold. Yes, I have suffered, had physical trauma, had bad things happen, but I can still have joy. It is worth seeking!!
The oils have made it easier to focus my thoughts, remove emotional blocks, find freedom from past pain, and seek the joy that only comes from my creator while using the plants and medicines He created. JOY is worth seeking!
Try these oils and blends while you seek joy in your life: Orange, Bergamot, Citrus Fresh, Grapefruit, Gratitude, Abundance, Envision, Believe, Joy, Present Time, the list could go on and on.
I could share my own story about how essential oils, especially the blend JOY has helped our family, but this story so closely resembles our and is worth sharing.
“I wanted to share a quick testimony of just one of the ways oils have enhanced our lives. E had been having trouble in school showing signs of attention problems, anxiety, focus issues, overly sensitive, confidence issues etc etc. It had been progressively getting worse over the last 2 or 3 years and I was starting to grow very concerned. I didn't want to take her to the dr and have them tell me she had A. D. D. or to put her on anxiety meds or have them diagnose her as a certain thing or another. I HATE LABELS. I think they only further hurt a child who is already fighting an uphill battle.
So after getting my Young Living Starter Kit I went into investigation mode. I came up with a daily regimen of the following.
Brain power: temples, forehead, and thumbs and big toes. Yes I know that sounds weird but those are points connected to the brain. This stuff is AMAZING for focus. ( this is not in the kit you have to order separate but worth it's weight in gold.)
Valor: spine and inside of wrists for confidence and it also seems to calm her. It gives a feeling of security (in the Premium Starter Kit)
Joy: right over her heart. For anxiety.
Stress Away: she likes it right near her throat. Says it takes away the lump in the throat feeling. (in the Premium Starter Kit)
Peppermint. I wake her up with it every morning. And put a little on her tummy to help with the nervous tummy aches she was getting. (in the Premium Starter Kit)
It has been a week now and she is a completely a different child. Attention, focus, emotional stability, confidence I could go on. I feel like I have my little girl back and I'm so thankful. Seriously we are speechless with the results.
The best part is today I didn't have time this morning to do her oils before I left. I had to be at church early. When she got to church she told me she did her oils all on her own and she even gave daddy some stress away because she thought he could use some. I almost cried. This is a child who would forget everything, cry at the drop of a hat and would lose her head if it wasn't attached to her and here she was holding down the fort..... LIKE A BOSS. This is one happy momma and a customer for life."
This Momma decided to take matters into her own hands, and before trying anything else reached for God-inspired medicine. Pure, safe, natural little drops from Heaven! Our story mirrors hers so much. I went from a girl who said she was just stupid to one who is filled with hope, determination, and striving for joy each day.
My personal joy journey is too long to share in a post, but those on our team know I'm an open book of sharing. Oils have truly changed our lives in so many ways and this passion to share is based out of a true gratitude.