When goal setting it’s very easy to skip over the reflection side of things but reflection is a super-important piece of the puzzle because it allows us to re-align, tune in and ponder on our truth. So before we zoom ahead to setting heart-centered goals and manifesting for the future, it’s imperative to begin by looking behind us.
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I’ve been using essential oils since I was a little girl. Then, about 6 years ago, I was introduced to dōTERRA essential oils... and I fell head over heels in love. We use these powerful and potent gifts from the earth multiple times, in multiple ways, every single day in our home. That’s why my hubby and I joined forces with one of my besties, Tara Bliss, to create Path To Freedom — a first-of-its-kind toolkit to help you experience the benefits of these botanical beauties, and create the oily lifestyle of your dreams.
When I feel my heart closing down after a fight with my lover, I stop for a moment and say to myself ‘Open Wide’.
When someone cuts me off at the traffic lights, honks his horn and gives me the finger out the window, and my immediate reaction is to flip him the bird right back, I stop, soften and open wide.
If you want a plant to grow, you have to water it. You have to tend to it, pull out any weeds that you’ve allowed to grow, nourish the soil, give it the right amount of sunlight, protect it from the harsh winds, and give it love and energy every single day. Otherwise it will die. Similarly, if you want to master the piano or learn how to speak French, the more time and energy you invest into practice, the better you will get. Both these principles apply for your relationships too. The more love, time and energy you invest in them, and the more consistent your efforts, the more your relationships will grow, open wider and go deeper.
My journey inward began in 2010, when I hit rock bottom, ended up in hospital, and had my health taken away from me. All areas of my life felt completely crazy and out of control, and as a result, a tiny seed was planted in my mind which my inner Mean Girl watered daily… and that seed was, ‘I am broken and I need fixing’.
I loved everything Greece had to offer — the history, food, art, culture, people, landscape, sunrises and sunsets... It was magical! I’ve had a picture of Santorini pinned to my vision board for ages now, and let me tell you: the ‘IRL’ version did not disappoint! Everywhere I looked, I had to stop myself from whipping out my phone to take yet another scenic photo because it was just so breathtaking.
Today I want to share with you what we have done to make things work. Like everything, this is a work in progress and we are always editing and adapting to what feels good in our bones at that time. I think it’s important that when either of you feel icky, you pivot — and pivot fast.
As the year slowly comes to a close, it’s the perfect time to stop, reflect, celebrate and get crystal clear on what you want to manifest for the year to come. That way, you can shimmy into the fresh new year with clarity, drive, and laser focus.
I am pretty sure I would be shocked if I added up all the hours I have spent over the past few years pfaffing about with my calendar and procrastinating because I didn’t have the right systems in place. Imagine what I could have done with that time!