Lately transitions of all kind have been on my mind. From dramatic climate changes, to the massive expansion of access in global communications, change is occurring at a rapid pace. So rapid, that sometimes it feels overwhelming to “catch up” or stay tuned in. Bringing it back from “out there”and pulling the reins into your inner circle can be very helpful to re-group.
One thing that I have found useful in managing the swirling and twirling of mind-boggling options is to actually slow down, do less and be more one-pointed. The first fear is that you are going to miss something exponentially urgent, not fit in, or drop the ball. When in fact, what I am finding is quite the opposite. What is fundamentally important is rising to the top, like fine cream. Taking the space to actually “sift” has been shown to be noteworthy with positive effects. Weeding junk e-mails, clearing out household clutter, donating what no longer represents personal style, organizing files, spring cleaning…all of these seemingly mundane tasks actually can renew individual perspective and give increased inspiration for future goals.
Change is sometimes scary. Fear of the unknown, insecurity, doubt, all seem like standard characters in the play of change. We can reflect confidently on history and see growth spurts, major achievements and advancements in agriculture, business, education, etc. go through enormous transitions(many very uncomfortable) before the pleasing end result. Evolution is crucial to survival. And in today’s time, being flexible and finding innovative strategies to not only cope, but thrive, when life throws you a curve ball is more imperative than ever.
“Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.” ~C. S. Lewis.
When you find you need a little extra support during life’s inevitable changes…
Smooth Transitions Daily Lotion-Original Essential Oil Recipe (2 % dilution):
2 oz. of all natural, organic cream or lotion base
Grapefruit(Citrus paradisi)- 7 drops
Black Spruce(Picea mariana)- 5 drops
Bergamot(Citrus bergamia)- 5 drops
Black Pepper(Piper nigrum)- 2 drops
Laurel Leaf(Laurus nobilis)- 2 drops
Combine the above ingredients well. Store in a dark, airtight jar. Apply a nickel size amount over the chest area daily, in the morning. Avoid direct sunlight on the application area for 12 hours after. For adult use.
To growth, and being open to the infinite possibilities that surround us.
Until next time…