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You Don’t Have to be a Dancer to Dance

I am not a Dancer!Dance

 

I don’t have rhythm!

 

Hello, I am critically Caucasian!

These are just a couple of reasons I hear when I invite people to attend and AromaDance or Mindful Movement Class.

I get it and I was guilty of it as well. I was introduced to AromaDance in September of 2014 by a friend. I was skeptical, was an athlete not a dancer. Over the years my tune has changed.

The more I dance the more in tune I am with myself physically, mentally, and emotionally. There are sometimes I have to put on music loud with strong heavy beats and dance out deep heavy emotions. Other times it is The Greatest Showman Soundtrack or other musicals. I have come to appreciate what my body can do as I pretend to be a ballerina to beautiful instrumental music. As I connect with my body through movement and the music it can even be a spiritual experience.

Our bodies are meant to move

“In less than two generations, physical activity has dropped by 20% in the U.K. and 32% in the U.S. In China, the drop is 45% in less than one generation. Vehicles, machines and technology now do our moving for us. What we do in our leisure time doesn’t come close to making up for what we’ve lost” – designedtomove.org

Studies have shown that movement affects every aspect of our physical and emotional health. It helps regulate on hormones and metabolism, supports circulation & respiration,  aids in digestion, immunity and detoxification of the body. Movement that you enjoy improves your mood.

“Dance is more than the exploring of different ways to make a shape or learning a series of steps to music; it is a way of moving that uses the body as an instrument of expression and communication. – http://www.camarilloacademy.com/2011/09/why-dance/

The benefits of dancing are innumerable. Here are a few of the reasons I think EVERYONE should dance.

  1. It allows self expression. There is no right or wrong way to do it.
  2. Provides a physical and emotional release.
  3. Improves Strength, Flexibility, and Endurance
  4. Improves your connection to your body which improves self-confidence and self-esteem.
  5. Improves mental functioning
  6. Improves balance and spatial awareness
  7. It’s fun!!!!

Don’t over think it

You don’t have to go to a club, just turn on your favorite song and start moving your body. You know your own physical limitations. You can dance sitting down, just move your hands and feet to the music. The more you do it the stronger your body will get.

You don’t have to have rhythm, you are not being judged. This is just about taking care of yourself. But you can be brave and invite your friends, your spouse, children, and/or grandchildren to join you.

Sway

About a year ago my husband and I attended Royalty and Romance from 3 Key Elements where we learned about swaying. This has aligned our marriage better than anything else we do. We end each day with swaying with each other.

You Don’t Have to be a Dancer to Dance

Just put on some music and move!

doTERRA Cedarwood
Essential Oils, Health

Cedarwood

There’s nothing quite like Cedarwood to help you unwind at the end of the day. Did you know that Cedarwood essential oil was considered by the Sumerians to stem from the Tree of Life?

Cedarwood encourages tranquility, peace, and stillness. Plus, it keeps the pests away.

Did you know that many people use Cedar oil for skin due to its purifying abilities?

Cedarwood oil includes the main sesquiterpene constituents cedrene, and thujopsene, which help improve the appearance of skin. It helps your inside as well as your outside, promoting healthy-looking skin.

You can easily incorporate Cedarwood oil into your daily facial routine by simply adding one to two drops of Cedarwood oil to your facial toner or moisturizer for added clarifying properties. The cleansing properties of Cedarwood oil can also help improve the appearance of skin imperfections. Cedarwood also has properties that help soothe the mind and body. The warm, woody scent can create a calm, relaxing environment when used aromatically or topically. Diffusing Cedarwood oil in your home, office, or workspace can help promote feelings of confidence, self-esteem, and evoke feelings of wellness.

 

  • Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
  • Add a drop on a cotton ball and place in your closet to keep moths at bay.
  • Before exercising, massage one to two drops into your chest to maintain vitality throughout your workout.
  • Add one to two drops to your facial toner or moisturizer to promote healthy-looking skin.

 

Essential Oils, Health

A Healer in Every Home

When I was first introduced to Essential Oils I laughed and said, “I am not a Hippy. I don’t believe in that kind of stuff.” It was not until I was recovering from a knee surgery that I final agreed to try Deep Blue because the stuff from my doctor was not relieving the symptoms I was experiencing. I was amazing at how quickly I got relief. I started using more and more of the doTerra products and learning the science behind them.

I had been using them in my home for a few years when Ronai Brumett shared her experience with me and asked way I was not a doTerra Wellness Advocate and getting my oils at better then wholesale. That is what brought me to this point.

I wanted to help other discover what I had, which is that with a book and a box of doTerra Essential Oils I could support my families physical and emotional well-being.

Holistic Health Practitioner, Laura Jacobs’ motto is “A Healer in Every Home”. Her motto has resonated with me for years, but I have not known how to share that message. So, I became a Certified Essential Oil Coach, I thought it would become easier for me to support others in understanding how to use Essential Oils to support their well-being.

My goals is share doTerra and the benefits of Essential Oils with as many people as possible through sampling, wellness consultations, and classes. I want to empower families like Ronai did for me. I want there to be a Healer in every home!

I have an amazing team of doTerra Wellness Advocates that also love to teach and support others. We are excited to help others as Ronai says, use doTerra daily. Check out her DO YOU DOTERRA DAILY? posts.

doTerra has an amazing Empowered Life Series to support continuing education. One of my favorites is Empowered Life Series: Mood and Emotional Health, because I truly believe that our emotional health effects our physical health.

Become a Healer in Your Home

Request doTerra Essential Oils sample by sending me an email with the subject line: doTerra Daily Request to beyond.possibilities.ut@gmail.com.

Check out a class in person or online.

Host a class in the Salt Lake County area and earn free products. Email me with the subject line: Host doTerra Class to beyond.possibilities.ut@gmail.com.

 

 

I AM - The Wizard of Oz
Self-Discovery

I AM – The Wizard of OZ

When I was growing up I thought I was crazy when I heard the voice in my head. It was not until I started my journey of self discovery by taking personal development courses around 2006 that I learned differently. Each courses seemed to referred to it differently; “the sub-conscience”, “It”, “I AM” or some other name. The one that has resonated with me is I AM.

There are many time in my life I have felt that I AM – The Wizard of OZ, a con or fraud. There is the I AM I perceive, the I AM I hear in my head, the I AM I am currently being, the I AM I want to be, and the I AM others perceive no to be.

So many times I felt a lone in this battle with I AM. Once I learned about it and started recognizing it for what it was, I started practicing I AM Affirmation. Life started shifting to the I AM I want to be, but I still felt like it was a fraud. How could it be that with more understanding there also came more frustration and confusion? It is all about perception. Some of the problem is our perception of self is often is over critical.

Take a look at it this way through the imagery created by Analytic Lessons from Behind the Curtain, The Wizard of Oz — Perception vs Reality

The theme of MGM’s adaptation is persistently evident. From a young girl’s perceptions of a black and white life in rural Kansas, springs a technicolored world of gold and emeralds. Dorothy’s adventures in the Land of Oz are full of symbols and metaphor as she follows the yellow brick road in her quest to return home.

Along the way, the stranded Dorothy meets powerless munchkins, a brainless scarecrow, a heartless woodsman, and a cowardly lion in her quest to find an all-powerful wizard. At least those are the perceptions.

By the end of the tale, the wizard is proven a con, the lion brave, and the scarecrow merely in need of a diploma. The genius of the wizard proves to be his deep understanding that perceptions and realities are often quite different.

In the final scenes, once again perception is questioned. When Dorothy fails to return with the wizard over the rainbow, her initial misery is alleviated when the good witch reveals that Dorothy’s ruby slippers have always given her the power to return whenever she wanted. A few clicks of the heal and our young heroine returns to Kansas to learn it was all just a dream… so fitting.”

Wizard of Oz Man Behind the Curtain - I don't own this image it is sourced from https://i.ytimg.com/vi/-RQxD4Ff7dY/maxresdefault.jpg

What we see is our Reality, is actually our perception of our reality. It is often easier to see where we lack that where we are thriving. We judge our worse against someone else best not knowing their struggles or even seeing the complete picture.

The reality for me is I hit a bump in the road, the I AM I hear in my head often takes back over. I start listen to the voice I had heard growing up. That of not being wanted, not being worthy and on and on and on.  I stopped taking care of myself, I stopped the practices I had learn to create the life I wanted. I became the man behind the curtain. Pretending everything was still okay, while I was abusing myself physically and emotionally.

Each time I would return to the practices that where in love, light, possibility, and creation I was happy and once again making progress toward who I want to become. But each time a trial hit, I would start traditional counseling, which would help for a while, but then the fall seemed to be harder to overcome.

Therefore there is the I AM I perceive, the I AM I hear in my head, the I AM I am currently being, the I AM I want to be, and the I AM others perceive me to be. So therefore, I AM the Wizard of Oz or the man behind the curtain. I am in a constant battle with who I AM. I choose to continue to learn, discover, and become the I AM I desire to be.

I have had many resources that have assisted me in my discovery of the I AM. I know that it is a continual process of learning, discovery, and growth. I also think that understanding our own I AM this may be one of the greatest understanding we can seek in this life.

I have discovered that prayer, mediation, affirmations, and energy work are key to me healing and self-discovery. But I know that each of us needs to find our own path to health, healing, and self-discovery. I am grateful for my journey and the different friends, classes, and books that have taught me along the way.

Today and hopefully everyday moving forward I will choose to do the work, continue to discover, grow and declare, “I AM growth, wisdom, love, light, and joy. I AM the possibility of all that has been, is, and is to come.”

Our mind and bodies are incredibly powerful, and we each have our own journey to self discovery and knowledge. My you find that path that best supports you in discovering your I AM!

Resources:

Here are some of the YouTube Videos and Audiobooks that I refer to often to support my learning. As well as the resources I used for this post.

Analytic Lessons from Behind the Curtain

I am that, I am Wayne Dyer NO ADS DURING MEDITATION 🙏 👇 BOOKS from Dr Wayne Dyer in DESCRIPTION

Louise L Hay - You Can Heal Your Life (Audiobook)

Emotion Code by Dr. Bradley Nelson.
doTerra Adaptiv System
Essential Oils

Adaptiv System

I was so excited to learn about all the new products at convention this year. The Adaptiv System has become one of my favorite. It is a toolbox to help the body and mind stay balanced during life’s stressful moments.

The doTERRA® Adaptiv System is an effective answer to reducing tension and helping to empower and encourage when adapting to difficult situations or acclimating to new surroundings. Adaptiv capsules combine clinically studied botanicals with a blend of essential oils to help manage the effects of stress and anxious feelings*. As the perfect complement to the Adaptiv capsules, the essential oil Calming Blend is the answer during life's most demanding moments. Diffuse or roll on to promote feelings of calm confidence. Use the Adaptiv Capsules and its companion essential oil blend to help create a sense of balance and adapt to every situation.

Here is some of the science behind it: 
doTerra Adaptiv System