Sunday, August 20, 2017

My New Norm Utilizing AromaTherapy


Greetings & Salutations!!  I’m so glad you joined me again.  I pray my writings help you on your path.

Today I wish to talk about how in just the short time I’ve been using Essential Oils, Meditating & incorporating Yoga, they have turned my life around.

If you read my blog on July 22, 2017 you might be able to see some of my stress due to the situation at work.  There’s also an energy that has come into our office that does not blend well.  This, of course, is its own kind of stress.

We can also add to this something in our personal life.  The company my husband works for may or may not be in some financial difficulties.  In other words, he may wake up one morning & find himself out of a job.

During this time of turmoil, I’m continuing my research.  I’m reading Andre Butje


on how to start using Essential Oils in my everyday life.  I’m watching Iyanla Vanzant videos
on how to be a better me.  And a lot of the tweets & posts coming across my feeds are reminding me to live in the present.  
I happen to believe in the adage that when the student is ready, the teacher will appear.  Somewhere in all this research surfaced a technique that intrigued me.  Theta wave meditation.
You’ve probably heard that our brain works on different wave lengths, depending on what we’re doing.  For instance, when we’re in an alert state as if we were in a classroom, working a problem, etc., then our brain is in Beta waves.  Alpha is when we’re relaxed, Delta is sleeping & Theta is more daydreaming.
I don’t want to get all technical, so I’ll keep it simple.  Theta waves have a frequency between 5 & 8 cycles.  This is a slower cycle & leaves the brain open to reprograming. 
The challenge comes in when one attempts to meditate & achieve Theta waves.  It takes a lot of practice to slow to that frequency.  Or, I’m reading, you could listen to Theta wave meditation music.    I don’t know how to be sure that’s what I’m listening to due to my lack of knowledge in the field, but I can tell you of my experience.
I first heard about Iyanla Vanzant through Hay House, Inc.  Her video series on how to be a better me caught my attention.  I watched them, all 4, straight through.  She hit on some excellent points.  Her exercise of “I am-ness” fits perfect with my new idea of Theta wave meditation.
Also during this time in my Essential Oil research I was finding blends for focus, serenity, meditation among others. 
My plan is simple.  After inhaling the meditation blend, I am meditating in simple yoga poses to Theta wave music.  I will do this for 90 days.  I am doing this at least once a day.  I do not put a time on the meditation.  As long as the energy is flowing I’m riding the wave.  I use Ms Vanzant’s “I am-ness” exercise as my guide. 
In just the short time I’ve been practicing this new technique I’ve noticed a difference in my own thinking.  I’ve noticed my own energy is changing.  I’m learning how to act, not react.  Let it go & live in the moment.  I’m happier & more relaxed. 
My hope is that my brain will be accustomed to hearing the music & the meditation aroma & transition to Theta wave easier.  When it does that, then I will be able to spend more time in the reprogramming.  I would also be able to get to that state in times of urgency. 
In the meantime, I am grateful this knowledge is coming my way.  It is assisting me in my personal growth.  God has a plan & this is a time of change so His plan can move forward.
So, now, instead of stomping my foot & yelling how the world is unfair, I’m learning to appreciate the goodness that surrounds me.  The fairness that lives in me & the peace that is me.
I thank you for joining me, my friends.  Til next we meet, Be Blessed.
LB


Sunday, August 6, 2017

Enlightenment

Greetings & salutations dear friends!  Your presence brings joy to my soul.  I pray my writings bring some value to our time together.

This week I would like to talk about the light & the darkness.  You may find yourself wondering what in the world light & darkness have to do with any of my blogs. All my entries are Essential Oils, Yoga & Meditation

Let me explain.  On my journey I have joined different Forums relating to Yoga, Meditation & Essential Oils.  Today I received an email from one of them, advising of a new posting.  I read the summary of it & decided I wished to provide my viewpoint. When I arrived at the original post I saw someone had left a message.

My immediate impression of the response was how much darkness surrounded it.  There was some truth, but with so much darkness a person could miss it.  I felt sad for both the Seeker of enlightenment & the darkness. 

I read the words of the Seeker & I did see the struggle to leave the darkness.  It is a delicate subject & the Seeker was attempting to come from a place of love.  The Seeker has lived with certain notions, notions the darkness has promoted since the dawn of time.  These notions have become the “truth”.  The Seeker has now ventured out & is finding that the “known” truth is not always truth.

This is my own journey as well.  Stepping into Yoga, Meditation & yes, even Essential Oils I have found my own mind opening.  I am learning how much in the darkness I have been living.  And when my journey out of it started, the darkness tried to pull me back.  It still does to this day. 

I know now, looking back, I brought the darkness with me in many situations.  Now that I am turning to & living more in the light I see where I where I can bring more of the same to other Seekers.  I believe we have a duty to shine the light into the darkness.

I believe that as Seekers of Enlightenment we will, inevitably, be finding the light*.  And once found, will turn to shine it for others on the path.  We will learn to see the light breaking through the new Adventurer & we will respond with Light.  * or - “…inevitably, find the Light…”

But until we learn to leave the darkness behind, we will discourage brave, new Seekers.  The darkness will attempt to beat you back.

My words for you today are to stay strong in your quest for Enlightenment.  Be bold when looking at the darkness.  Know that the darkness is frightened, it knows it will not survive true Enlightenment & needs your own fear to continue.  Be assured that as long you move towards Enlightenment you will triumph.

In your journey to Enlightenment you will learn to come from a place of love.  You will learn how to ask in light & reply in light.  You will find you have the opportunity to help another toward the light.

Shine your light, my friends.  Light is not for hiding under a basket, but for lighting the way.  We may not be able to see very far with the light, but the light can be seen from very far away.  So hold your own Light high & chase out the darkness.  Every light counts.

Til next we meet, Be Blessed

LB

https://www.lbelitearomas.com/

@LadyBonser







“Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.”  - Albert Schweitzer