In this blog, I wanted to share with you a little about my brief journey so far with dōTERRA, this amazing company, tribe, community and the experience I am loving in the world of Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils.
Today I was thinking about how grateful I am to have discovered dōTERRA. Being grateful is something that I like to do often. I think it keeps my mind in a positive space and I like to concentrate on all the amazing things, people and beings I have in my life. I don’t think it was by coincidence that I discovered this plant magic and that the oils are now an integral part of my daily routine. I feel gratitude to the person that introduced me to the oils and the set of circumstances that led to that introduction. I am a great believer in the fact that things don’t happen randomly, but rather that everything happens for a reason. As my teacher used to say “not even a blade of grass grows without a reason”.
Part of my love affair with the oils comes from the love affair I have always had with all things natural, and the strong influence Ayurvedic Medicine has had in my life after living in India for three years during my Yoga training immersion. Ayurveda, (The Science of Life) is the sister science to Yoga, and is the five thousand year old ancient Indian way of healing the body and mind through plant based medicine. I have used Ayurvedic medicine as my primary form of healthcare for many years now, and I have naturally steered away from synthetic, chemically laden pharmaceutical drugs, as my preference has always been strongly drawn toward plant based alternatives. One of the reasons I love Ayurveda is because its philosophy is about the prevention of disease rather than the curing of a disease once you have it, so ultimately each individual takes complete responsibility for their healthcare and wellbeing.
I am a huge advocate of plants and the myriad of ways they can help our bodies, after all, an essential oil is a plants defence mechanism against environmental threats, weather and disease, and when we use an essential oil on ourselves, that is what is happening within us.
When I go through different physical, mental or emotional hardships, I like to throw different tools at the issue to help realign myself back to a place of balance, stability and harmony. This means that alongside Yoga (which is a huge part of my day) Meditation, essential oils, acupuncture, massage and therapy are just some of the other ways I stay grounded, centred and connected.
What are some of the things that help keep you grounded?
For me, sharing the oils with others has become a huge joy and a purpose which forms part of my life goal; to help people. I help people find ways to ease stress and tension through pose, meditation and breathing and I also help them find a more balanced way to be healthier in their lives. For me, the oils are a magical way to do this. Not only can they be used to help all of your systems thrive; respiratory, circulatory and digestive, but they can also help shift moods, balance emotions, increase energy, decrease stress and tension levels, create relaxation or help with daily ailments like headaches, insomnia, backache or respiratory difficulties to name just a few.
Throughout history, plants have always been nature’s powerful healers, and I love the idea of moving back to nature as a way to take care of ourselves. I feel we have moved so far away from her and all she has to offer and there is a disconnect that we must fight to reconnect to. I love the thought of reaching for a bottle of plant magic before trying a traditional drug from the medicine cabinet, after all, not so long ago that is precisely what we were doing, reaching for herbal remedies. We have become so accustomed and addicted to reaching for prescription drugs, it’s so wonderful to be able to reacquaint ourselves with natural solutions to our everyday ailments.