Natural Health – Love is in the Air – Diffusing Essential Oils

Even if you don’t have a romantic life going on, you can still enjoy Valentines Day.

If you haven’t seen Cupid in years there are certainly other forms of love to celebrate!

I read somewhere recently that Valentines Day can make more unhappy people than happy. Maybe it is because most folks have a tendency to idealize love? Who knows????

No sense of jumping into the head and trying to figure it out .. let’s stay in the heart and enjoy the day!

Love is so powerful. Did you see the Grammy’s? The Beatles song “All You Need is Love” won two Grammys!

On YouTube you can join the million and a half viewers who have already watched the Beatles sing this song. I watched it and cried – I’m such a sucker.

But hey! Let me get to the point here!

Love is in the Air is about diffusing essential oils and creating a loving environment. In my opinion, love is one of the greatest healing forces.

Those of us who “love” our oils (many of you reading this! especially us Young Living folk) know that “love” is what our oils are all about!

These divine aspects of nature directly from the plant kingdom exude such incredible healing powers that can uplift, heal, balance, clean, shift, cure, and love.

When you diffuse essential oils, you:

–Oxygenate your environment
–Gets rid of bad viruses, bacteria, fungus, molds
–Clears out stale air
–Elevate your mood
–Clear your thinking
–Help you breathe better
–Help you relax

and much more.

Your Heart Chakra & Your Health – Love, Trust & Standing Up Straight

How’s your posture?

Do you sit or stand up straight, shoulders thrown back and head lifted up high?

Or are you blaming all those hours at your desk, in front of a computer for your poor posture and slumped over shoulders?

Chances are that poor computer is just a scapegoat.

How come?

Because of your fourth chakra, Anahata, and what this energy center governs.

This is your heart chakra and, of course, relates to all things heart-based.

Think your heart, your lungs, your chest and shoulders.

Think also of unconditional love for yourself and others, selflessness without martyrdom, openness, social awareness, peace, forgiveness, trust, kindness and acceptance.

This is no light-weight chakra.

This is also the chakra that I believe is most under attack in our age of technological advances, most vulnerable to stunted growth in ourselves, in our children and grandchildren and most likely one that you are currently out of balance in.

Physically, you can manifest imbalances here as slumped shoulders or poor posture, breathing problems, cardiac problems, high blood pressure, asthma, arthritis of the arms and clogged or slow moving lymph, i.e. sluggishness.

You can also act out as overly selfish or its opposite- the martyr- in relationships.  Overwhelming sadness or depression can overcome you or you can become arrogant and insensitive to the needs of others.

All aspects of the heart and its broad range of emotions are governed by the heart chakra.

So how do we integrate such a wide degree of variation into one chakra?

How do we reconcile our emotions as being a result of an energy imbalance or blockage in our heart chakra and not from somewhere else?

How do we know?  And when we know, what can we do about it?

Let me say, without apology since I include myself in this assessment, if you spend any amount of time hunched over your desk or pounding away on a computer keyboard, then your heart chakra is out of balance.

How are you sitting right now, reading this?

I can’t see you, but I can guess that you just sat up a little straighter.

“See,” you tell me, “I am sitting up straight.  You don’t know what you’re talking about.”

Okay, so now you’re sitting up straight.  Does it feel natural, or forced?

Can you easily sit like that without feeling any strain in your lower back or in your neck?

If you can say yes, you are part of the very few that can.

But if not, then you know that there is some work that needs to be done with this particular chakra.

As much as you may enjoy your job, the time spent at a computer has increased dramatically over the last decade and will, in my opinion, continue to increase.

We are incredibly connected to each other.  We’ve got computers, cell phones, instant messaging, skype, social media and the list goes on.

You don’t really need to leave the safety and security of your home any more.

You can order food or groceries online and have them delivered to your doorstep.

Ditto with books, movies, appliances and laundry.  Every shred of information you need is at your fingertips.  You never need to talk to another living soul, if you don’t want to.

How do you think that affects our interpersonal skills?

A ha!  Now we get to the “heart” of the heart chakra!

Computers allow us to be faceless, emotionless and relatively safe.  You are at the ultimate level of protection and never need to let anyone know anything that you don’t want them to know.

This is against our nature as humans.

We were made for social interaction, for loving one another, for acceptance, for forgiveness and for trust.

We were not created to sit alone in a room all day staring at an emotionless machine.

This is all done at a great detriment to our health.

With our shoulders slumped over, even in public, we are giving ourselves protection against the outside world.

What we unknowingly do is also constrict and restrict ourselves.  First with our breathing, with the mechanics of our bodies and then with our emotions, with our ability to trust and share.

Our hearts are made to be open and expand.  That is the best way for our blood to pump freely throughout our bodies.

Our lungs are made to be open and expand.  That is the best way for our blood to send nutrients to every cell of our bodies.

So what do we do?

How are we able to open up our heart chakra?  To re-balance our need for love and interaction?  To be able to stand up a little taller?

The heart chakra calls for gentleness.

Allow yourself to breathe a little bit deeper and a little bit stronger.  Explore how your lungs feel with more air.  Embrace any constrictions and just allow them to float through you and then past you.

Whenever you can remember, stand up a little taller.  Throw your shoulders back and keep your head lifted high.  Allow your heart to lead you forward.

Allow your heart to speak to you for when you need quiet and solitude and for those moments when you need the company of a friend or two.

Allow yourself to be vulnerable first to those you trust and then widen that circle.

Listen to your body.  Find out what it needs.

Your heart will always stay true to you, so trust, breathe and love unabashedly.

And then you’ll find it easier and easier to stand up a little taller.

Powerful Indoor Plants That Are Known to Bring You Good Health, Love and Good Luck – Top 10 Plants

Powerful indoor plants that are known to bring you good health, love and good luck

It’s well-known that having plants in your home is as good for your health as your happiness.

Here we compiled a list of 10 plants and 2 herbs that are known to bring you good health, love and good luck.

1. The Feng Shui Money Tree

One of the most popular of plants in feng shui practices, The Money Tree is known for increasing and locking in, or securing, luck and prosperity for those who possess it. This ‘locking in’ is aptly symbolized by the braided trunk of the tree. What’s more is that this tree, under the right humid conditions, will both flower and produce edible nuts.

So even though it will never actually grow money, it certainly is a tree that keeps on giving.

2. Draecena, or, Lucky Bamboo

Now this is a plant with some history! Lucky bamboo has been used for over 5, 000 years in traditional feng shui practices. It is said to “bring a very peaceful and wise energy into your home.

It also teaches the ultimate wisdom: how to be flexible and hollow (open) on the inside, so that the spirit can freely flow and heal your being.

For all of those reasons and more, lucky bamboo is extremely popular in Western culture now, too. Offices and homes alike are adorned with the plant said to bring us health, love, and of course, luck. Aside from the promise of prosperity, this plant offers a vibrant green accent to any space.

3. Spathiphyllum, or, The Peace Lily

This deep green plant with gorgeous bright white blooms helps humans prosper by significantly improving their indoor air quality, helping to prevent asthma, headaches, chronic illness, cancers and more.

The Peace Lily does all that simply by being there in your home.

They remind us to let go of the stress that can build up in our day when the pressures of jobs and family mount. Peace lilies are great for offices to create a sense of calm during a hectic day or in bedrooms to provide a sense of tranquility and restful sleep. As a gift, peace lilies are a sign of good will.

4. Morning glory

Morning glories in the garden are said to bring peace and happiness and its seeds under your pillow encourage restful sleep free of nightmares.

These pretty summer flowers open their prolific bell-shaped blooms in the early morning before the summer’s midday heat, so it’s not surprisingly they have earned their reputation for helping to brighten your day.

5. Jade plant

The jade plant (crassula ovata) is another popular good luck charm in Asia thought to activate financial energies. This beautiful succulent has vibrant green leaves symbolic of growth and renewal, closely resembling jade coins, symbolic of wealth and prosperity.

Jade is a traditional gift for businesses and many business owners place a jade plant near the entrance, or in a southeast location to bring prosperity and success.

6. Lotus

Lilies paired with lotus flowers bring luck and purity to a garden. Just be mindful that to maintain positive energy, you must remove wilted or spent flowers and trim any dead or dying parts from the plant.

7. Jasmine

Jasmine attracts love and money into your home, and encourages prophetic dreams! Jasmine oil is known for being one of the most powerful aphrodisiacs, so this is a fantastic plant for single babes or anyone wanting to keep the romance alive!

Jasmine flowers are often worn by high priestesses. Incredibly, jasmine flowers open at night, which, to my mind, makes them even cooler.

8. Lemon tree

As well as being bright and happy, lemons are a fantastic thing to have around the house!

They symbolise purification and friendship, and it’s said that if you wear diluted lemon oil during the full moon, it will help you attune with its energies.

9. Miniature roses

Roses are said to have the highest vibration of all living things.

They attract love, healing and luck, offer protection and healing, and help with divination of all kinds.

The colour of your rose has a meaning, too. White: Purifying and healing, positive energy. White with red details: Devotion and passion. Peach: Peace, spirituality and friendship. Pink: Romantic love, sweetness, fun and play.

10. Orchids

They represent love: they attract love, soothe the soul, and deepen friendships. The ancient Greeks associated orchids with fertility and virility, which makes them a great gift for new parents!
In this list I would love to add two herbs as well.

11. Rosemary

Rosemary increases your brain power, can help you get a good night’s rest, and keep you youthful (well, so they say)!

This herb attracts love and encourages lust, has properties of protection and purification, helps with healing, and can even be used in exorcisms.

12. Sage

Sage is well-known for its qualities of protection. It also represents immortality, longevity, wisdom and the granting of wishes.