This essential oil did not use to spark joy in me. I hated the aroma, but would sometimes pair it with a citrus oil in the diffuser.
It had an influence over my children though, made them dance together, be playful and full of joy. Yes, it had that kind of effect.
But it sat in the cupboard for a long time. I found other oils to use instead. Forgot all about it. Until today.
I woke up with this immediate hope that maybe today would be the day, but it wasn’t. It felt the same, heavy, cloudy...another day where I needed to pep talk myself out of bed.
I’ve been down the depression road before. I’ve been on meds previously. I recognize it better now, but am not always capable of moving out of it.
I do what I know to do, pray, cry, cuddle up to hubby, talk to a good friend. Those can get me through a moment, but when life is heavy those moments feel like a mountain I can’t climb or a warm bed I can’t climb out of.
Seasonal blues + lyme symptoms + miscarriage grief + things I can’t identify weigh differently from day to day.
So good friend, @sheilanorene suggested Joy today. I opened a new bottle, took a whiff and I was immediately drawn to it. What!? How?! I’ve highly disliked it for years. So, I applied directly over my heart.
If you are convinced by #konmarie that things like clothes ✨spark joy✨then a little bottle labeled Joy surely must. It was designed to create a joyful, happy experience. All the plants oils + their happy constituents mingling together in the bottle waiting for the cap to be removed to jump out into the air and do what they do best. That’s science and we benefit from God’s healing plants.
All in all, I made it through half the day so far. Gary came home from work early. I had a full two hour nap. Used my HappyLight sun lamp. Did all the things I know to do for today. Tomorrow I might need something different or tomorrow might hold healing.
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