Present Time™ essential oil blend

Present Time™ essential oil blend

topical aromatic

“Dwell in stillness and to observe without reacting and without judging.” Jon Kabat-Zinn

Concentrating on the past or worrying about the future can be counterproductive.  Present Time essential oil blend has an empowering scent that heightens the feeling of “being in the moment”.

Present time II microcompliant

Present time is a blend of just 3 oils:

  • Neroli (Citrus aurantium)
  • Spruce (Picea mariana)
  • Ylang ylang (Cananga odorata)

Mindfulness Meditation (noun) : A mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.

Mindfulness meditation is stopping the glorification of busy.  Stop looking at your cell phone when you are eating breakfast.  Stop multitasking. What do you see? What do you hear? What are the tastes, smells, textures around you?  There is no judgement, there is no right or wrong.

present-time

Mindfulness meditation has Buddhist roots, but has  entered the American mainstream in part due to the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn and his book  “Wherever you go there you are”.  Google “Mindfulness Meditation” for a wealth of information that is beyond the scope of this blog.

To allow ourselves to be truly in touch with where we already are, no matter where that is, we have got to pause in our experience long enough to let the present moment sink in; long enough to actually feel the present moment, to see it in its fullness, to hold it in awareness and thereby come to know and understand it better.
Jon Kabat-Zinn, Wherever You Go, There You Are

How to use: For aromatic or topical use.  Diffuse, inhale, or add to bath water.  Apply to crown of head, back of neck, behind ears or inside wrists.  Possible skin sensitivity.

  1. When diffused, Present Time™ helps you focus on the here and now, so you can get beyond the past and move forward.
  2. Rub a few drops of Present Time over the back of the neck. Leave the past and come into the present moment. Feel the power you have. Focus on the here and now; enjoy the new you.
  3. Put Present time on the back of neck and behind your ears and go for a walk.  Focus on your steps, the sounds of leaves crunching beneath your feet.  Focus on the shapes of the leaves and the smells around you.
  4. Diffuse Present time while meditating.  Sit in the lotus position and just focus on the here and now.  There is no past, there is no future, there is no right or wrong.  Do a “body scan” – focus on your feet to the top of your head.  Body part by body part.  Do not try to change it or control it.  There is just this moment.
  5.  Visit this page for 6 quick mindfulness exercises by Alfred James.  Diffuse or inhale Present Time to bring you to the moment.

What have you done today to be in the present moment?

present-time

OK, Tell me how to get started

or

Click HERE to order today!

*Disclaimer: I provide my personal opinion and experiences with essential oils, and I am not endorsed by the Young Living Corporation. None of what I talk about on this site has been evaluated by the FDA, nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I am not a registered physician and I encourage you to discuss your health concerns with your own doctor. I simply share resources and tools based on my own personal experiences.

Gratitude™ essential oil blend

Gratitude™ essential oil blend

topical aromatic

 

Foster a grateful attitude and embrace the blessings in your life. The uplifting aroma of Gratitude™ invites a feeling of emotional and spiritual progress.

When we focus on things that we are grateful for there is less room for the things that stress us.

gratitude

I had an opportunity to visit the Corrie ten Boom house in Haarlem, Netherlands and will never forget a story I heard about thankfulness.  When Corrie and her sister were in a Concentration camp, Corrie Ten Boom prayed to God and thanked him for the fleas and lice that plagued the camp.  And as we wonder why on earth anyone would be thankful for fleas, we learn that because of the fleas the guards stayed out of their barracks and allowed them the freedom to practice their bible studies.  How inspirational to be thankful in the face of so much adversity!   For more about Corrie Ten Boom, read her book “The Hiding Place”.

gratitude compliant micro

How to use: For aromatic or topical use.  Diffuse, inhale, or add to bath water.  Apply to crown of head, back of neck, behind ears or inside wrists.  Possible skin sensitivity.

Here are some ways to practice gratitude:

  1. Gratitude Journal: Spending five minutes writing down 3-5 things that you are grateful for each day will help shift your focus from what may not be working well to the many positive things in your life. This exercise can shift energy away from negative thoughts and call to mind positive experiences. Diffuse or topically apply Gratitude to enhance feelings of strength and increase your sense of gratitude.
  2. When meditating, ask yourself 3 questions: What have I received from______?  What have I given to______? What troubles and difficulty have I caused?  This method of self-reflection is called Naikan.
  3. Diffuse while reciting prayers of gratitude.
  4. Tell someone you appreciate them.  We often get so busy that we forget to tell others how important they are to us.  This exercise can foster an atmosphere of thankfulness.
  5. Add a drop of Gratitude to thank you notes!
  6. Diffuse while practicing mindfulness.  Mindfulness is stopping the glorification of busy.  Don’t look at your smartphone while eating.  Instead focus on the food you are putting in your mouth.  The temperature of the food, the texture, the tastes. When you go for a walk notice the clouds, the smells, the shapes of the leaves on the trees.
  7. Vow not to complain, criticize or gossip for a day.
  8. Avoid comparing yourself to other people.  This is only an exercise in frustration.  There will always be someone richer, more successful, or  more attractive.  Comparison truly is the thief of joy.
  9. Don’t avoid the negative.  Being grateful does not mean shying away from bad things that happen to you.  It means that when you think of a bad time, use that experience to learn and to see how far you’ve come.  It is all a part of your journey.

What  you are thankful for today?

 

OK, Tell me how to get started

or

Click HERE to order today!

*Disclaimer: I provide my personal opinion and experiences with essential oils, and I am not endorsed by the Young Living Corporation. None of what I talk about on this site has been evaluated by the FDA, nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I am not a registered physician and I encourage you to discuss your health concerns with your own doctor. I simply share resources and tools based on my own personal experiences.